Annual and regular events

Anzac Day

A programme of public events that mark Anzac Day commemorations.

    Artsplash

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

      Diwali

      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

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

            ReCut

            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.

                Wellington Sky Show - Matariki ki Poneke 2019

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

                  Spring Festival

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

                  Summer City

                  Stay tuned for a flavoursome line up when Summer City 2020 festival hits Wellington for its 41st yea...

                  A Very Welly Christmas

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