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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.
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.
Bees make up a critical part of Wellington’s ecosystem. We’re trying to do our part in Te Whanganui-a-Tara to protect these vital pollinators.
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.
Gardens Magic is taking a break in 2022. Instead, we are bringing you the Gardens Trail.
A self-guided daytime tour – featuring an enchanted Gardens Gallery of art and sonic installations. Running for three weeks from 11 January.
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.
Kids' Magic in the Dell is taking a break in 2022. Instead, we are bringing you the Gardens Trail.
Local Food Week is an annual fall festivity that celebrates Wellington's local food producers.
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.
Come and enjoy all that Wellington has to offer this festive season.
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
We’ve made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s celebrations due to COVID-19 uncertainty. Look towards the city at midnight as we light up the sky to welcome in 2022.
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.
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