The Pasifika Festival is a Pacific Islands-themed festival held annually in Western Springs, Auckland City, New Zealand. Celebrated since 1993, it is the largest festival of its type in the world and attracts over 200,000 visitors every year.
The event is owned and hosted by Auckland Council.
The festival presents a wide variety of cultural experiences, including traditional cuisine and performances from Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Tahiti, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Tangata Whenua (New Zealand Maori).
In 2016, it moved back to Western Springs.
- Tapaleao, Vaimoana (8 March 2008). "Thousands attend Pasifika". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 1 November 2011.
- Pasifika Festival 2014 website | http://pasifika.aucklandnz.com/pasifika
- "Fruit fly war: Pasifika festival forced to move". The New Zealand Herald. 25 February 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
- Pasifika to go back to Western Springs | https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/manukau-courier/70368809/pasifika-to-go-back-to-western-springs