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.

The festival highlights our tight-knit Pacific communities, our arts and culture, 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. Check out the line-up below or download the programme.

Wellington Pasifika Festival 2020

Date: Saturday 18 January 2020
Time: Midday-6pm
Venue: Odlins Plaza, Wellington Waterfront

Wellington Pasifika Festival 2020 programme (2.5MB PDF)


12 noon – 

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

12.15pm – Akatokamanava Organisation of Wellington Incorporated

12.25pm – St Teresa Tongan Youth Choir

12.35pm – Kiribati St Joseph Community

12.45pm – Wainuiomata Samoan Methodist Church Youth Group

12.55pm – Tamaiti o le Laumua

1.05pm – Niue Culture Group

1.15pm – Porirua Methodist Church 

1.25pm – Wellington Solomon Islands Community

1.35pm – Makatu’unga He’ofa Wellington Tongan Community

1.45pm – Tawa Methodist Church 

1.55pm – Awerangi Thompson

2.05pm – Pacific Cuisine Cook Off Competition

2.25pm – Tautua Dance (Cook Islands)

2.35pm – Mafutaga Tagata Matutua Exercise Group

2.45pm – Tautua Dance (Samoa)

2.55pm – Le Moana

3.00pm – Wayne Laai

3.15pm – Youngsolwara Poneke Vogue

3.25pm – Kupega Affect

3.35pm – The Company NZ

3.45pm – Arialan

4.15pm – Annie Crummer

4.55pm – Ex Nihilo Gospel Band

5.35pm – Mercy Band featuring Starr

6.00pm – Festival Ends