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Explore the many events and festivals that Wellington City Council produces and supports to make our city the vibrant cultural capital of New Zealand.
We are looking for talent for our annual A Very Welly Christmas 2 day event on 27 and 28 November 2021.
Whether you perform on the streets, as a group on the stage, are a food mobile vendor or maybe just have something cool to share with the crowd or want to get involved in some way we want to hear from you! Anything considered especially if you can add that festive flair.
Apply for A Very Welly Christmas
Applications close 8 October 2021.
Please note vendors need to follow the Wellington Region event packaging guidelines
The City Arts and Events Team presents a yearly programme of public events to mark Anzac Day commemorations.
With the support of WCC, the African Community Council Wellington celebrates African unity. Go to africancommunity.org.nz
The City Arts and Events Team presents: Artsplash, Wellington's annual primary and intermediate school arts festival.
With the support of WCC, the Asian Events Trust brings you an annual celebration of Chinese New Year in Wellington. Go to chinesenewyear.co.nz
With the support of WCC and a WellingtonNZ partnered major event, a two-day festival celebrating the vibrancy and creative spirit of Cuba Street. Go to cubadupa.co.nz
The City Arts and Events team, with support from CATNZ, presents Wellington's Indian and South East Asian communities' most vibrant cultural celebration.
The City Arts and Events Team presents: Gardens Magic. Our iconic free concert series returns to fill your summer nights with the sounds of Aotearoa’s best and brightest.
A WellingtonNZ partnered major event, Homegrown is the biggest party in the Kiwi music calendar. Go to homegrown.net.nz
With the support of WCC, this two-day festival showcases the talent and diversity of the South Coast every February. Go to islandbayfestival.org.nz
Experience the flavours, sights and sounds of Japan under one roof.
The City Arts and Events Team presents: Kids' Magic in the Dell. Pack a picnic, grab the gang and head to the hills for fun at the Dell!
Supported by WCC, Māori Language Week is an effort to raise awareness of te reo Māori in New Zealand.
Nau mai, haere mai – celebrate Matariki with a stunning series of live and digital events.
With the support of WCC, Newtown Festival brings you a fabulous world of food, music and crafts with 15 stages and 450 stalls. Go to newtownfestival.org.nz
The City Arts and Events Team presents: New Years Eve in the capital!
With the support of WCC, New Zealand Festival of the Arts transforms Wellington into a buzzing culture zone. Go to festival.nz
With the support of WCC and WellingtonNZ, The New Zealand Fringe Festival is Aotearoa’s largest open-access arts festival for cutting edge events. Go to fringe.co.nz
The City Arts and Events Team presents: The Wellington Pasifika Festival, a standout event in both the Wellington regional, and the national calendar.
The City Arts and Events Team presents: ReCut, A free, dynamic, outdoor arts events around the city to showcase Wellington as Aotearoa New Zealand’s Capital of Culture.
The Community Services Team presents a series of community-led events for seniors in spring every year.
The City Arts and Events Team presents: The Spring Festival.
The City Arts and Events Team presents: Te Rā o Waitangi. Join us for a celebration of Aotearoa’s national day.
The City Arts and Events Team presents: A Very Welly Xmas. Join us for two days of festive fun on Lambton Quay.
The City Arts and Events Team presents: Welly Weekend
With support from WCC and a WellingtonNZ Strategic Partner major event, WOW brings together the world’s most incredible works of wearable art in a spectacular show. Go to worldofwearableart.com