Annual and regular events


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.

    Sky Show Fireworks

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

      Anzac Day

      A programme of public events that mark Anzac Day commemorations.

        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.

          Spring Festival

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


          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.

              Southeast Asian Night Market

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

                Japan Festival of Wellington

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

                Seniors' Week

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

                  Summer City

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

                  A Very Welly Christmas

                  Christmas in the capital.