Street event road closures

Sometimes we close roads and restrict parking in order to host events around the city.

Find out more about road closures and parking restrictions to help you plan your journeys around Wellington.

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January 2021 

NZ Cycle Race – Midnight to 7pm, Sunday 17 January

Roads closed:

  • Lambton Quay (Whitmore Street to Brandon Street)
  • Ballance Street (Lambton Street to Stout Street)
  • Waring Taylor Street (Lambton Quay to Maginnity Street)
  • Stout Street (Lambton Quay to Ballance Street)
  • Johnson Street (Lambton Quay to Featherston Street)
  • Brandon Street (Lambton Quay to Featherston Street)
  • Woodward Street (pedestrian access only)
  • Farmers Lane (pedestrian access only)

Contact Jorge Sandoval email: jorgesandovalnz@gmail.com

Sky Show Fireworks – 9:30pm, Sunday 24 January

Rain day Monday 25 January

Only Pedestrian Management measures for Oriental Parade and Alexandra Road/Lookout areas

Contact Toby.acheson@wcc.govt.nz

T20 vs Otago – 7:30am to 8:30pm, Sunday 24 January

Road closed:

  • Slip Lane (Buckle Street to Kent Terrace)

Contact: Ryan Holland   021 971 224
ryan@cricketwellington.co.nz

T20 vs Canterbury – 7:30am to 8:30pm, Monday 25 January

Road closed:

  • Slip Lane (Buckle Street to Kent Terrace)

Contact: Ryan Holland   021 971 224
ryan@cricketwellington.co.nz

T20 vs Central Districts – 7:30am to 8:30pm, Sunday 31 January

Road closed:

  • Slip Lane (Buckle Street to Kent Terrace)

Contact: Ryan Holland   021 971 224
ryan@cricketwellington.co.nz

Capital City Triathlon – 6am to 12pm, Sunday 31 January

Road closed:

  • Massey Road (between Scorching Bay and Northern entrance to Shelly Bay)

Contact Vicki vn.maguire@gmail.com

February 2021

T20 Elimination Final – 7:30am to 8:30pm, Thursday 11 February

Road closed:

  • Slip Lane (Buckle Street to Kent Terrace)

Contact: Ryan Holland   021 971 224
ryan@cricketwellington.co.nz

T20 Final (if required) – 7:30am to 8:30pm, Saturday 13 February

Road closed:

  • Slip Lane (Buckle Street to Kent Terrace)

Contact: Ryan Holland   021 971 224
ryan@cricketwellington.co.nz

Island Bay Parade – 2pm start, Sunday 14 February

Lane Closure

  • Avon Street (between Clyde Street and The Parade) Parade Assembly only – no through traffic resident access only finish at Shorland Park

Contact Barrie Hutton 027 602 3869

Day in the Bay Festival – 6am to 6pm, Sunday 14 February

Road Closure

  • Reef Street (between Esplanade and the parade)
  • The Esplanade (between Derwent Street and Brighton Street)
  • The parade (Reef Street to Derwent Street)

Contact Barrie Hutton 027 602 3869

Chinese New Year Festival – 9am to 2pm, Sunday 14 February

Road Closure

  • Tennyson Street (between Tory Street and Cambridge Street)

Rolling Road Closure starts 2.00 pm for Parade

  • Tennyson Street to Cambridge Terrace, Courtenay Place to Taranaki Street down Taranaki Street onto Taranaki Wharfs

Contact Stephanie Tims 027452 6393

St Anthony's Bazaar – 10am to 4pm, Saturday 20 February

Road closure

  • Ludlam Street (Ferry Street to Falkirk Avenue)

Contact Emma Blades emmablades@hotmail.com

Wellington Round the Bays – 6:30am to 1pm, Sunday 21 February

Road Closures:

  • Customhouse Quay (Southbound lanes, from Whitmore to Jervois Quay) from 6.30am and 11.00am
  • Jervois Quay (South bound lanes from Customhouse Quay to Cable Street) from 6.30am and 11.00am
  • Cable Street (between Jervois Quay and Oriental Parade – with exception of the right hand lane which will be open from Chaffers Street to Kent Terrace) from 7.00am to 11.00am
  • Oriental Parade (all of Oriental Parade) from 7.15am to 11.00am
  • Evans Bay Parade (between Oriental Parade and Cobham Drive) from 7.15am to 12noon
  • Evans Bay Parade (between Cobham Drive and Kilbirnie Crescent) from 7.15am to 1.00pm
  • Wellington Road (one way east between Crawford Road and Ruahine Street) from 7.15am to 12.00pm
  • Shelly Bay Road (all of Shelly Bay Road) from 7.30am to 12noon
  • Massey Road (between Shelly Bay Road and approximately Point Gordon) from 7.30am to 12noon

Contact: John Grieves email events@sportwellington.org.nz 

Traffic Management Fulton Hogan

March 2021

Newtown Festival Street Fair – 9am to 5pm, Sunday 7 March

Road closures:

  • Hall Street (between Riddiford Street and Hall Avenue)
  • Riddiford Street (between Mein Street and Rhodes Street)
  • Rintoul Street (between Riddiford Street and Millward Street)
  • The Rintoul Street closure (between Riddiford Street and Colombo Street) begins on Saturday 6 March 2021 at 6pm and runs till 11.30pm)
  • The Colombo Street closure begins on Saturday 6 March 2021 at 7am and extends to 11.30pm Sunday 7 March 2021
  • Emmett Street (All)
  • Green Street (All)
  • Wilson Street (East of Riddiford Street up to & including number 15)
  • Constable Street (between Riddiford Street and Daniell Street)
  • Newtown Avenue (east of Riddiford Street up to & including number 21)
  • Normanby Street (east of Riddiford Street up to & including number 14)
  • Donald McLean Street (east of Riddiford Street up to & including number 31)
  • Donald Mclean Laneway (at 5 McDonald Mclean) closure of all the laneway begins on Saturday 6 March 2021 at 7am extends to 11.30pm Sunday 7 March 2021
  • Ferguson Street (south of Donald Mclean Street up to & including number 15)
  • Arney Street (all of Arney Street)
  • Gordon Street (all of Gordon Street)
  • Gordon Place (all of Gordon Place)
  • The Gordon Place closure from 3 to the end of Gordon Place begins on Saturday 6 March 2021 at 7am extends to 11.30pm Sunday 7 March 2021
  • Florence Street (all of Florence Street)

Proposed Temporary One Way Traffic 5.00am to 9.00pm

  • Daniell Street – from constable Street to Mein Street becomes One Way North (as the Festival bypass towards the city)
  • Owen street – from Mein Street to Constable Street become One Way South (as the Festival Bypass from the city)

Contact Martin Hanley 123martinh@gmail.com

Traffic Management will be advised

Alexandra Road sealed hill climb – 7am to 6pm, Sunday 14 March

Road closure:

  • Alexandra Road (from Constable Street to Lookout Road)

Contact Jody Seabridge wcc@seabrightmotorsport.co.nz

Capital City Triathlon – 6am to 12pm, Sunday 21 March

Road closure:

  • Massey Road (between Scorching Bay and Northern entrance to Shelly Bay)

Contact Vicki vn.maguire@gmail.com

Weetbix Kids Tryathlon – 6am to 1pm, Sunday 21 March

Lane closure:

  • Kilbirnie Crescent, Evans Bay Parade, State Highway 1

Contact julia@smcevents.co.nz

Weekly Wellington Night Market  

Recurring Wellington Night Market – 2.00 pm to 11.30 pm

Saturday’s only - 7 November 2020 to Saturday 2 May 2020

Road closures

  • Manners Street (between Taranaki Street and Cuba Street)
  • Cuba Street (between Manners Street to Wakefield Street)

Public transport has 24/7 access

More information

Street Activities
Wellington City Council

Phone: 04 499 4444

Email: streetactivities@wcc.govt.nz

Postal address: PO Box 2199
Wellington 6140