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.

A blue conch shell will red illustrations.

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.



2017 Pasifika Festival programme (273KB PDF)

Pasifika Festival programme

12 noon–6pm Monday 23 January
Waitangi Park

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.

Time Event
12 noon Laughing Samoans
Opening Blessing 
Welcome speech, Mayor Justin Lester 
12.20pm Rarotonga Enua 
12.30pm  Atuhau Tupuhake a Niue 
12.40pm  Karori Saint Teresa Tongan Community 
12.50pm  Wellington Fijian Cultural Trust 
1pm  Kiribati St Joseph Community 
1.10pm  Samoan Wesley Junior Youth 
1.20pm Wellington Solomon Islands Community
1.30pm Le Moana
1.40pm Pacific Cuisine Cook-Off
2pm Mafutaga Tagata Matutua
2.10pm Mauke Enua Cultural Group
2.20pm Makatu'unga He'ofa Tongan Community
2.30pm Womens Church Fellowship
2.40pm Vakaviti Group
2.50pm Rameka Tamaki
3pm Isitolo Alesana
3.10pm Happy Hour Band
3.20pm Mahalia Simpson
3.30pm A Girl Named Mo
3.40pm MAAKA
4.10pm Nofo Lameko
5.15pm Vince Harder
5.50pm LIT Dance
6pm Finish

Pasifika film programme

Jump aboard the Wellington Pasifika Festival film bus and check out the latest ‘How to’ videos from The Coconet. If you want to #keepitcoco, these films have got you covered.

A special thanks to our event sponsor Mai FM.