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.

            Matariki ki Pōneke

            Matariki ki Pōneke is a Māori cultural celebration in Wellington that marks the start of the Māori New Year.


            Free, dynamic, outdoor arts events around the city to showcase Wellington as Aotearoa New Zealand’s Capital of Culture.

              Seniors' Week

              This series of community-led events for seniors is held in spring every year.

                Spring Festival

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

                  Summer City

                  The Summer City festival is held in Wellington every year and is full of free concerts and cultural events.

                  A Very Welly Christmas

                  Two days of festive fun on Lambton Quay.