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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.
With the support of WCC, the African Community Council Wellington celebrates African unity. Go to africancommunity.org.nz
The City Arts team presents: Artsplash, Wellington's annual primary and intermediate school arts festival.
Bees make up a critical part of Wellington’s ecosystem. We’re doing our part in Te Whanganui-a-Tara to protect these vital pollinators.
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 e-bike tours.
Gardens Magic is back in January with our iconic Concert Series, Light Display, and a Kids Garden Trail.
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
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.
Local Food Week is an annual autumn festivity that celebrates Wellington's local food producers and food system.
With the support of WCC, the Asian Events Trust brings you an annual celebration of Chinese New Year in Wellington. Go to lunarnewyearfestival.co.nz
Supported by WCC, Māori Language Week is an effort to raise awareness of te reo Māori in New Zealand.
Celebrate with spectacular, free, whānau-friendly, live, and digital, experiences on the Waterfront.
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
Join us for a free, fun evening of great music to bring in the New Year.
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
Experience vibrant performances, and connect with friends and whānau at a day out with our tight-knit Pacific communities
The Community Services Team presents a series of community-led events for seniors in spring every year.
Let’s shake off winter and celebrate spring.
The Summer Sampler will return to the Wellington Waterfront in 2024.
The City Arts and Events Team presents: Te Rā o Waitangi. Join us for a celebration of Aotearoa’s national day.
Two days of Christmas activities, performances, and fun, to celebrate the festive season.
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