Wellington Pasifika Festival

The 2021 Pasifika Festival is on Saturday 23 January. The festival attracts over 15,000 people each year and is a standout event in the Wellington regional and national calendar.

Saturday 23 January 2021

  • 12noon – 6pm
  • Odlins Plaza, Wellington Waterfront

Take a tour of the Pasifika Island and sample the sounds and flavours special to each culture.

The festival highlights our tight-knit Pacific communities, our arts and culture, and user-friendly city parks and environments. It is an opportunity for all Pacific people to celebrate and share their knowledge, values and beliefs and supports the vision that Wellington is a vibrant, creative capital.


Your MCs for the day are James Nokise, Brook Rusco and Fame Teu.

12 noon – Blessing

12.15pm – Tiwhanawhana

12.25pm – Akatokamanava Organisation of Wellington Inc

12.35pm – Kiribati St Joseph Community

12.45pm – Makatu'unga He 'Ofa Tonga Community

12.55pm – Porirua Samoan Methodist Youth

1.05pm – Wellington Solomon Islands Community

1.15pm – Atuhau Tupuhake Niue Culture Group

1.25pm – Fiji Bloom

1.35pm – Vanuatu Wellington Community

1.45pm – Mafutaga Tagata Matutua Senior Exercise Group

1.55pm – Tawa Methodist Youth Fellowship

2.05pm – Tautua Dance

2:15pm – Whitireia Rarotonga Dance Group

2.25pm – Pacific Cuisine Cook Off

2.45pm – The Company NZ

3.05pm – Jamie and the Numbers

3.35pm – Ex-Nihilo Gospel Band 

4.05pm – KaSEki

4.45pm – Ben Makisi

5.15pm – Israel Starr and Brownhill

6.00pm – Festival Ends