Street event road closures

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

This page is regularly updated as new events and road closures are approved.

If you have any questions, contact:


Saturday 28 October

Event: Spring into Tawa

Road closure: 5am to 5pm

  • Main Road (between Lyndhurst Road intersection and Surrey Street roundabout)
  • Main Road bus stops #3956 and #3916 moved to Oxford Street
  • Disabled parking available behind Pink Pineapple
  • No parking within the road closure site
  • Parking restrictions will apply around the event

Contact: Miranda,


Sunday 5 November 

Event: Shelly Bay Seal Sprint

Road closure (to be approved): 7am to 6pm, Massey Road (northern entrance of Shelly Bay Defence Base to north end of Scorching Bay)

Contact: Jody Seabright,

Saturday 11 November

Event: Brooklyn Community Festival 

Road closure (to be approved): 10am to 10.30pm, Harrison Street (10–14 to the end)

Rain day: Saturday 18 November

Contact: Scottie Reeve,

Saturday 18 November

Event: Polish Christmas Market

Road closure (to be approved): 6.00am to 11.30pm, Rhodes Street (between Riddiford Street and Ferguson Street)
Arney Street (All of Arney Street)

Rain day: Sunday 19 November 6.00am to 11.30pm

Saturday 25 November

Event: Beers at the Basin

Road closure: 6am Tuesday 21 November to 5pm Tuesday 28 November

  • Slip Lane (between Buckle Street and Ellice Street)

Contact: Damien – Arada Promotions,


Sunday 3 December 

Event: Kilbirnie Christmas Parade

Road closures (to be approved): 6am to 12 noon

  • Bay Road (between Rongotai Road and Coutts Street)
  • Mahora Street (South of entrance to Pak'nSave carpark)
  • Rolling parade (Mahora Street, Rongotai Road, Bay Road, Coutts Street)

Contact: Susie Jones,

Wednesday 20 December 2023 - Sunday 29 January 2024

Event: Domestic T20 Cricket at the Basin

Road closure (to be approved): 8am to 9pm

Slip Lane Buckle Street and Ellice Street.

  • Wednesday 20 December 2023 to Sunday 24 December 2023 8am to 9pm
  • Friday 12 January 2024 to Monday 15th January 2024 8.00am to 9pm
  • Sunday 21 January 2024 to Monday 22 January 2024 8am to 9pm
  • Wednesday 25 January 2024 to Thursday 26 January 2024 8am to 9.00pm
  • Friday 27 January 2024 to Sunday 29 January 2024 8am to 9.00pm

Contact: Ryan Holiday 021 971 224

February 2024

Sunday 11 February

Event: Island Bay Festival

Road closure: 6am - 6pm

  • Reef Street between The Esplanade and The Parade.
  • The Esplanade between Derwent Street and Brighton Street.
  • Avon Street Festival parade, rolling closures 10.30 - 11.15am. Set up Avon Street then into Reef Street.

Contact: Mike Jones Island Bay Enhancement Trust,

March 2024

Sunday 17 March

Event: Alexander Road Sealed Hill Climb

Road closure (to be approved): 7am to 6pm, Alexandra Road (Constable Street to Lookout Road)

Contact: Jody Seabright,

Contact us

If you have any questions, contact the Street Activities team.

Street Activities
Wellington City Council

Phone: 04 499 4444


Postal address: PO Box 2199
Wellington 6140