Wellington Pasifika Festival

The Wellington Pasifika Festival attracts over 15,000 people each year. It's a standout event in both the Wellington regional, and the national calendar.

Poster for the event.

The festival highlights our tight-knit Pacific communities, our arts, cultural and political landscape and user-friendly city parks and environments. It is an opportunity for all Pacific people to celebrate and share their knowledge, values and beliefs and supports the vision that Wellington is a vibrant, creative capital.

Experience the sights, sounds and flavours of the wider Pacific right here in Wellington. There will be delicious food to buy, free family-friendly activities, and performances by traditional and contemporary Pacific artists.

Watch out for events happening on the St Johns lawn including tivaevae (a form of artistic quilting), hula classes, and a Pacific storyteller.

Hop on board the Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision bus at Pasifika and enjoy screenings of short films from past Siapo Cinema: Oceania Film Festivals.



2019 Pasifika Festival programme (131KB PDF)



2019 Pasifika Film Bus programme (105KB PDF)

Pasifika Festival 2019

12 noon–6pm
Saturday 19 January 2019
Odlins Plaza 

 Free entry


12 noon – 

  • Blessing by Pastor Varani Komaisavai
  • Welcome speech by Minister for Pacific Peoples Hon Aupito Tofae Su’a William Sio

12.15pm – Mauke Enua

12.25pm – St Teresa Tongan Youth Choir

12.35pm – Kiribati St Joseph Community

12.45pm – Wellington Solomon Islands Community

12.55pm – Wainuiomata Samoan Methodist Church Youth Group

1.05pm – Niue Wellington Youth

1.10pm – Porirua Methodist Church

1.20pm – Makatu’unga He’ofa Wellington Tongan Community

1.30pm – Tokelau

1.40pm – Vakaviti Group 

1.50pm – Tupelega Talavou

2pm – Mafutaga Su’ifefiloi

2.10pm – Pacific Cuisine Cook Off

2.25pm – Mafutaga Tagata Matutua Exercise Group

2.35pm – Youngsolwara Poneke

2.45pm – Tyrun

2.55pm – KOA

3.10pm – Tautua Dance

3.25pm – Arasi Band

3.50pm – Punialava’a

4.30pm – Mojo Juju

5.15pm – Bella Kalolo