Annual events

Anzac Day

A week-long programme of public events will mark this year’s Anzac Day commemorations, beginning Sat...


    Artsplash is a young people’s arts festival that brings together primary and intermediate schools th...

      Sevens Wellington

      The Sevens tournament takes place at Wellington's Westpac Stadium each February.


        Diwali - also known as the 'Festival of Lights' - is Wellington's local Indian and South East Asian ...


          Matariki is a Māori cultural celebration in New Zealand which marks the start of the Māori New Year.

          Pasifika Festival

          The Wellington Pasifika Festival attracts over 10,000 people each year. It's a standout event in bot...

            Santa Parade

            Santa Claus comes to Wellington every year and parades through the streets.

              Sky Show Fireworks

              Every year, Wellington's Sky Show illuminates the sky over Wellington harbour in a beautiful firewor...

                Southeast Asian Night Market

                The Southeast Asian Night Market is a biennial event that brings together delicious food, colourful ...

                  Spring Festival

                  The annual Spring Festival is held between September and October and is based at Wellington Botanic ...

                  Waitangi Day

                  Celebrate Te Rā o Waitangi at Waitangi Park with music, kai, plenty of stalls and kapa haka.

                    Summer City

                    Summer City kicks off at New Year in Wellington every year and lasts for about 3 months.

                      Wellington Wellbeing Week

                      Each year the Mental Health Foundation promotes one of ‘The Five Ways to Wellbeing’ during Mental He...

                        World of WearableArt

                        The World of WearableArt show combines fashion and art with dance, music and lighting.