Annual events

A Very Welly Christmas

Christmas in the capital just got a whole lot bigger and better - and you're all invited to a weeken...

    Anzac Day 2016

    A programme of public events mark this year’s Anzac Day commemorations in 2016 – 100 years since the...


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


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

        Māori Language Week 2016

        Māori Language Week has been celebrated in New Zealand since 1975, in an effort to raise awareness o...


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

          New Year's Eve

          Welcome 2017 with a night of toe-tapping music and fireworks.

            Pasifika Festival

            The Wellington Pasifika Festival attracts over 15,000 people each year. It's a standout event in bot...

              Seniors Week

              Older residents can enjoy some great events happening around the capital for Seniors Week – plus discounts with your SuperGold Card.

                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 ...

                    Summer City

                    The Summer City festival is ready to hit Wellington with a flavoursome line up for its 38th year.

                      Waitangi Day

                      Information about the Council's annual Waitangi Day celebrations.

                        World of WearableArt

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