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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.
Find out about the events that commemorate Anzac Day on 25 April.
The Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts is the nation's largest celebration of contemporary arts and culture experiences. Go to festival.nz
The City Events team presents: Artsplash, Wellington's biennial primary and intermediate school arts festival.
Te Rā o Ngā Tamariki – Children's Day, is a special day for celebrating children, held on the first Sunday of March each year.
Four free whānau friendly events, in four different parts of the city.
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.
Discover our compact city’s stories with one of our upcoming group bike tours.
This iconic Wellington summer event paints the gardens with original lighting, activities for the kids, and the sounds of our capital’s musicians.
A celebration of local kai, community, and the ways they connect to make our city flourish.
Jim Beam Homegrown is New Zealand’s biggest festival of local music taking over Wellington Waterfront. 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
Brought to you by the Wellington Japan Festival Trust with support from WCC and the Embassy of Japan, experience the flavours, sights and sounds of Japan.
An annual festival to celebrate Wellington’s local food scene and the community that flourishes when we grow, cook and eat together.
Every year, Wellington City Council celebrates Te Wiki o te Reo Māori with a variety of exciting national and local kaupapa or events.
Celebrate with spectacular free, whānau-friendly, 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
Wellington City Council invites you to a free, fun evening of great music to bring in the New Year.
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
Play your way every day this summer with our series of playful community events. These free, family-friendly events will be popping up across Pōneke. Spread the word, share the joy of play, and join the Pārekareka movement.
The Connected Communities Team presents a series of community-led events for seniors in spring every year.
Walk, bike, explore! Join us for this late summer event when we’ll turn the Miramar peninsula coastal road into a family friendly playground, free from traffic.
Let’s shake off winter and celebrate spring.
The Summer Sampler will return to the Wellington Waterfront in 2024.
Celebrate Te Rā o Waitangi at Waitangi Park with music, performances, stalls, and kai.
Experience the sights, sounds, and flavours of the Pacific.
WOW Show is a world-renowned wearable art experience, where an annual design competition culminates in a spectacular show combining theatre, art, fashion, music and performance. Go to worldofwearableart.com