Browns Bay holds several free community events and ‘shop local’ promotions each year to involve and thank the  community for their loyalty to our local businesses, as well as and attracting visitors from further afield. Our signature event is the annual Browns Bay Christmas Parade which attracts up to 10,000 visitors. We also love having outdoor movies on the beach reserve in a perfect summertime setting, and Father’s Day Boys Toys (first Sunday in September) is becoming a very popular recurring family event.


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Summer Spectacular

Browns Bay beach reserve is a beautiful summer destination! Bring your friends and whanau along to our free family festival for a fun day at the seaside. Family entertainment between 10am and 3pm including: giant inflatable obstacle course games Heart of the Bays ToyVan bouncy castles beach activities face painting kids' pony rides (10am-2pm. Gold [...]

Arts & Crafts Twilight Market

Browse a fabulous range of quality products by local artisan makers while you're in town. Great gift ideas with a difference. And there'll be live music on stage and face painting for the kids. It's all happening outdoors in Phoenix Plaza, Clyde Rd - right beside Penguino Ice Cream Cafe, Starbucks and The Stoned Cow [...]

Movies at the Beach

EVENT UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO HIGH WINDS Bring your family and friends, picnic, picnic blanket, bottle of bubbles and cooler of beers down to the Browns Bay Beach Reserve on Beach Front Lane for free movies. Take in two absolute favourites under the stars. First up for the kids at 5pm [...]


Dog Day Out

Browns Bay is at the top of the list of dog-friendly destinations on the North Shore. Our sandy beach is a paradise for pooches. Furry friends can visit some of our great cafes, and there's no shortage of doggy drink bowls and friendly folks around the town centre who are keen to pat your pooch [...]