1. Pride Youth Ball
SATURDAY 11 MARCH | 6PM | SHED 6
Wellington Pride Festival presents the 2023 Youth Ball – a safe event celebrating diversity in queer identities, put on by 2023 board members and amazing volunteers. The theme is 'ICONIQUE – past, present and future' – inspired by Wellington Pride Festival’s overall theme 'Ka Mua Ka Muri'. Ka Mua, Ka Muri speaks to looking at the past, to understand the present, and inform the future.
Wellington rangatahi are undeniably iconic and unique, so show up as your ICONIQUE self! Get creative and celebrate your identity in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Wear something that represents your ICONIQUE self. Be unapologetically you. The ball will feature amazing Drag performers, a low stimulation space, goodie bags, spot prizes, delicious vegan food and so much more!
Book your spot on Ticketmaster.
2. Pride on wheels
FRIDAY 10 MARCH | 6.30PM | KILBIRNIE RECREATION CENTRE
Get down to Kilbirne Recreation Centre for a night of DJs, lights, costumes and skates!
Celebrate your pride and our fab rainbow community by being a mess on wheels! Skate rentals will be available and a dance area for non-skaters too! Please note this is an age 16+ event only. Make sure you bring a water bottle!
Get your ticket on EventFinda.
3. Rainbow Youth Night
SATURDAY 11 MARCH | 5PM-8PM | KARORI LIBRARY
Join us at Karori Library for an only-slightly-more-than-usual rainbow-themed Youth Night!
The library will be open after-hours for rainbow and takatāpui youth (and friends) to socialise, have fun, and chat to a librarian about your favourite queer literature. There will be pizza, gaming, movies, crafts, and quiet spaces to chill out.
Youth Nights are totally free (pizza included) but you do need to be 14+ in order to come, so please come prepared to show your student ID. Once you’re in, our spaces are yours! Nau mai rā tātou katoa - everybody is welcome. No booking required.