Wellington Pasifika Festival

The Wellington Pasifika Festival attracts over 15,000 people each year and is a standout event in the Wellington regional and national calendar.

Performers on the pasifika festival stage, in front of a crowd of onlookers.

We are excited to announce Wellington Pasifika Festival is going ahead in 2023 with a new date and venue.

Wellington Pasifika Festival

Āhea | When 12 noon to 6pm, Saturday 11 February 2023
Ki hea | Where Waitangi Park, Wellington waterfront
Te utu | Cost Free

Experience the sights, sounds, and flavours of the Pacific at Wellington Pasifika Festival.

This free festival celebrates our unique Pacific communities, our arts, our whānau, and our cultural landscape. 

Enjoy traditional and contemporary music, performances, delicious food, and activities including traditional crafts, demonstrations, and shared experiences.

There will be group performances, food and craft stalls, a Pasifika Cuisine Cook-off competition, basketball activities with the Wellington Saints, and you can win prizes with the Mai Street Team’s Freethrows for Freebies – plus Fame and Randy will be in attendance as your MC’s on the day.


12 noon – Opening/blessing
12.15pm – Tiwhanawhana
12.25pm – Akatokomanava Organisation of Wellington Inc.
12.35pm – Kiribati St Joseph Community
12.45pm – Mafutaga Tagata Matutua Senior Exercise Group
12.55pm – St Teresa Tongan Youth, Karori
1.05pm – Porirua Samoan Methodist Church Youth
1.15pm – Wellington Solomon Islands Community
1.25pm – Atuhau Tupuhake Niue Culture Group
1.35pm – Tausala Pasefika
1.45pm – Makatu'unga He 'Ofa Community
1.55pm – Tokelau Hutt Valley Sports & Culture Association
2.05pm – Pacific Cuisine Cook Off
2:30pm – Aruru O Te Pau 
2.40pm – Tautua Dance
3.05pm – Mo Etc.
3.35pm – Wayno
4.05pm – A.R.T
4.35pm – Ex Nihilo Gospel Band
5.05pm – KaSeki
5.35pm – Ben Makisi
6.00pm – Closing blessing

Gather your friends and family to be transported to the Pacific Islands for the day!