Annual and regular events

A band playing for a big audience at the Botanic Garden Soundshell stage at night.

Summer events

Stay tuned for a flavoursome line up of summer events:

Check out our Summer City programme and the calendar below for more upcoming 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 ki Pōneke

            Matariki ki Pōneke is a Māori cultural celebration in Wellington which marks the start of the Māori ...


            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.

                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...

                  Summer on the waterfront

                  Wellington's waterfront offers a mix of outdoor movies, live music and fun during the summer season.

                  A Very Welly Christmas

                  Saturday 28 November & Sunday 29 November 2020.