Annual and regular events

Anzac Day

A programme of public events that mark Anzac Day commemorations.


    Artsplash is Wellington's annual primary and intermediate school arts festival.


      Diwali is Wellington's local Indian and South East Asian communities' most vibrant cultural celebration.

        Japan Festival of Wellington

        Experience the flavours, sights and sounds of Japan under one roof.

          Māori Language Week

          Māori Language Week is an effort to raise awareness of the language, and get New Zealanders to embrace te reo Māori and use it more.


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


            A stunning series of free, dynamic, outdoor arts events taking place around the city to showcase Wellington as Aotearoa New Zealand’s Capital of Culture.

              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

                The Sky Show illuminates the sky over Wellington harbour in a beautiful fireworks display as part of Matariki ki Pōneke 2018.

                  Southeast Asian Night Market

                  The Southeast Asian Night Market is a biennial event that brings together delicious food, colourful crafts and non-stop entertainment.

                    Spring Festival

                    The annual Spring Festival is based at Wellington Botanic Garden amongst the tulip display.

                    Summer City

                    The Summer City festival is ready to hit Wellington with a flavoursome line up for its 39th year.

                    A Very Welly Christmas

                    We're celebrating Christmas in the capital with 2 days of festive fun on Lambton Quay.