Lunar New Year Festival – 1-12 Feb
There’ll be a diverse range of cultural performances, workshops, culinary experiences, and arts and crafts found around the city to celebrate the Year of the Water Tiger.
Whānau Film Night – Sat 5 Feb
Waitangi Park, free entry, 6-9pm
Pack a picnic dinner and join us at Waitangi Park for an evening of outdoor cinema. Enjoy an hour of Māori/indigenous animated short films curated by Wairoa Film Festival, followed by the feature film Footrot Flats (1986), with soundtrack by Sir Dave Dobbyn.
Te Rā o Waitangi – Sun 6 Feb
Waitangi Park, free entry, noon-6pm
Bring your friends and whānau, and enjoy an award-winning line-up of Māori performers, kai and culture.
Wine and Food Festival – Saturday 12 Feb
The festival brings together the best of local cuisines, matched with local wineries and breweries that reflect the best of summer – sun, outdoors, fine wine, delicious food, great music and fun with friends.
Island Bay Festival – 12-20 Feb
An action packed festival of activities and events including the Blessing of the Boats, a Day in the Park with music and market stalls, the South Coast Arts Trail, and a Cheese Festival.
Performance Arcade – 17-27 Feb
The Performance Arcade is a beloved free, award-winning summer festival of live art, music and performance that delights art enthusiasts, passers-by and visitors to Te Whanganui-a-Tara every year.
Imagining Decolonisation – 18-20 Feb
Toi Pōneke Arts Centre and Wharewaka Function Centre
This 3-day Wānanga will be a think-tank, a call to action, and a step ‘in process’ towards decolonisation in Aotearoa.
Round the Bays – Sun 20 Feb
Frank Kitts Park “Round the Bays” to Kilbirnie Park
Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays is an iconic Wellington event that encourages physical activity and options for everyone.
Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts – 21 Feb – 20 Mar
Join the celebration of creativity and enjoy a wide range of free and ticketed events and immersive experiences, including music, opera, theatre, dance, visual arts, and literature.
Pipes in the Park – Sat 26 Feb
Wellington's very own Highland Games! Pipe Band competition, Solo Piping, Highland dancing, Irish Dancing, Clans, Castles (of the bouncy kind) and Craft Markets.
Parking Day – Fri 4 March
Wellington Sculpture Trust is pleased to announce PARK(ing) Day 2022. Inner-city car parks get taken over and transformed by the creative community for the day.
Capital Enduro – 5-6 March
The Capital Enduro is a new mountain biking competition across three world class peaks in Wellington. The event will showcase just how epic Wellington trails are for mountain bike racing, and gives local riders a chance to hit the big leagues too.
Wellington Dragon Boat festival – 5-6 March
Racing from 9am each day, free to watch. Join us on the Wellington Waterfront for a weekend of Dragon-Boat racing with some fierce competition.
BOWLZILLA – Sat 5 March
BOWLZILLA celebrates its 7th anniversary in the capital with the country’s biggest skating festival coming to the Waitangi Park bowl to crown the nation’s top skaters.
ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup – 13-30 March
Cello Basin Reserve
Watch home favourite WHITE FERNS; world class South Africans; defending champions England and the star-studded Australian line-up compete for world cup glory. tickets.cricketworldcup.com
Ōtari Seminar Series – 15-29 March
A series of talks about the environment, conservation, weeds and history of Ōtari-Wilton’s Bush.
Jim Beam Homegrown – Sat 19 March
The biggest celebration of Kiwi music returns to the Wellington waterfront with a huge line-up of artists bringing together fans from all over the country.
CubaDupa – 26-27 March
Cuba Street Precinct
The two-day celebration of Cuba Street, Wellington's best-loved and best-known street, and Aotearoa's most creative and diverse festival returns in March.
SIX60 Saturdays – Sat 26 Mar
Kiwi icons Six60 are bringing their Saturdays tour to the capital.
As per Ministry of Health guidelines to keep our communities safe, most events will require vaccine passes for entry. Check out the event websites for requirements, any costs and more information.