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: streetactivities@wcc.govt.nz

December 2022

From Saturday 3 December

Event: Wilson Street Pop-Up

Road closures: 1st and 3rd weekend of month December 2022 to June 2023, 6pm Friday to 8pm Sunday

  • Riddiford Street to 5 Wilson Street

Contact: Martin Handley, 123martinh@gmail.com

Sunday 11 December

Event: Khandallah Fair

Road closure: 6am–4pm

  • Ganges Road (Agra Crescent to Dekka Street number 1 to number 19)

Contact: Nigel Sercombe, nsercombe0017@gmail.com

Friday 23 to Saturday 24 December

Event: Domestic cricket at the Basin

Road closure: Slip Lane (between Buckle Street and Ellice Street), 8am–9pm.


January 2023

Friday 6 January

Event: Domestic cricket at the Basin

Road closure: Slip Lane (between Buckle Street and Ellice Street), 8am–9pm on:

  • Friday 6 January
  • Saturday 7 January
  • Friday 13 January
  • Saturday 14 January
  • Sunday 22 January
  • Monday 23 January

Saturday 14 January

Event: Miramar Peninsula Cycle 2023

Road closures: 7am–4pm

  • Miramar Peninsula (North of Scorching Bay beach to Miramar Cutting) Stage 4 approximately 12.30pm
  • Rolling lane closure when cyclists are racing (from Park Road Miramar Central School Park Road, turn right onto Rex Street, turn left onto Para Street, turn right onto Awa road – Start Hill climb, turn sharp left onto Karaka Bay Road around Miramar Peninsula, turn left onto Miramar Avenue, turn left onto park Road.

Contact: jorgesandovalnz@gmail.com

Sunday 15 January

Event: Wellington Cycle Classic 2023

Road closures: 6am–4pm

  • Lambton Quay (Whitmore Street to Willis Street)
  • Willis Street (Mercer Street to Hunter Street including
  • Lambton Quay/Willeston Street intersection)
  • Ballance Street (Lambton Quay to Stout Street)
  • Stout Street (Balance Street to Lambton Quay)
  • Waring Taylor Street (Maginnity Street to Lambton Quay)
  • Johnston Street (Featherston Street to Lambton Quay)
  • Brandon Street (Featherston Street to Lambton Quay)
  • Panama Street (Featherston Street to Lambton Quay)
  • Featherston Street (Panama Street to Hunter Street)
  • Willeston Street (Victoria Street to Lambton Quay)

Contact: Jorge Sandoval, jorgesandovalnz@gmail.com

Friday 27 to Sunday 29 January

Event: Newtown Avenue Block Fest

Road closure: Newtown Avenue (from 15 to 23 Newtown Avenue), 6pm Friday to 8pm Sunday.

Contact: Martin Handley, 123martinh@gmail.com


February 2023

Sunday 5 February

Event: Domestic cricket at the Basin

Road closure: Slip Lane (between Buckle Street and Ellice Street), 8am–9pm on:

  • Sunday 5 February
  • Monday 6 February
  • Wednesday 8 February (elementary final)
  • Thursday 9 February (elementary final)
  • Friday 10 February (final)
  • Saturday 11 February (final)

Friday 10 to Sunday 12 February

Event: Newtown Avenue Block Fest

Road closure: Newtown Avenue (from 15 to 23 Newtown Avenue), 6pm Friday to 8pm Sunday.

Contact: Martin Handley, 123martinh@gmail.com

Sunday 12 February

Event: Island Bay Festival and Parade

Road closure: from 6am to 6pm:

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

Rolling lane closure: from 10.30am to 11.15am Avon Street (The Parade then into Reef Street)

Contact: Mike Jones, mikedsjones@gmail.com

Sunday 19 February

Event: Round the Bays

Road closures: from 6.30am to 12 noon

  • Cable Street (between Jervois Quay and Oriental Parade – except for the right-hand lane which will be open from Chafers Street to Kent Terrace) from 7am to 11am
    The right hand land is to remain open allowing traffic from Chaffers New World to turn right into Kent Terrace
  • Oriental Parade (all of Oriental Parade) from 7.15am to 11am
  • Evans Bay Parade (between Cobham Drive and Kilbirnie Crescent) from 7.15am to 12 noon
  • Wellington Road (one way east between Crawford Road and Ruahine Street) from 7.15am to 12 noon
  • Shelly Bay Road (all of Shelly Bay Road) from 7.30am to 12 noon
  • Massey Road (between Shelly Road and Scorching Bay toilets) from 7.30am to 12 noon
  • All arterial roads joining Evans Bay Parade closed from 7.15am to 12 noon
  • Hataitai (Taurima Street and Goa Street): No entry into Hataitai from 7.15am to 11.30am. Traffic can exit from Hataitai Kilbirnie Crescent/Hamilton Road/Wellington Road intersection to Evans Bay Parade/Cobham Drive
  • Wellington Road intersection road closure from 7.15am to 12.30pm (northbound) and from 7.15am to 11.30am (southbound)

Contact: Patrick Pierce, patrickp@nukuora.org.nz

Monday 20 February

Event: England Test Cricket

Road closure: Slip Lane (between Buckle and Ellice Street), 20 February–2 March

Contact: Ryan Holland, ryan@cricketwellington.co.nz


March 2023

Saturday 4 March

Event: Newtown Festival – Side Street Showcase
Back up alternative to the full Newtown Festival

Road closure: from 9am to 10pm:

  • Emmett Street (all of Emmett Street)
  • Wilson Street (from number 5 not including their driveway including off street public carpark)
    Note: During this Wilson Street closure the open segment of this block of Wilson Street to Daniell Street becomes two-way as it is on Newtown Festival Day.
  • Newtown Avenue (from number 15 to number 23 inclusive)
  • Donald Mclean Laneway (at Donald McLean Street)
  • Gordon Place (from number 7 to North end of Gordon Place)

Contact: Martin Hanley, 123martinh@gmail.com

Sunday 5 March

Event: Newtown Festival 2023

Road closures: 5am to 9pm, postponement date Sunday 2 April

  • Riddiford Street (between Riddiford Street and Rhodes Street)
  • Rintoul Street (between Riddiford Street and Millward Street) Note: the segment of this Rintoul Street closure from Colombo Street and Riddiford Street begins on Saturday 4 March 2023 at 6.00pm to 11.30pm.
  • Colombo Street (from the west side of Manley Terrace to Rintoul Street) Note: the segment of Colombo Street closure from in front of number 9 Colombo to Rintoul Street begins on Saturday 4 March 2023 at 7.00am and extends to 11.30pm Sunday 5 March 2023
  • Manley Terrace (all of Manley Terrace)
  • Constable Street (between Riddiford Street and Daniell Street)
  • Hall Street (between Riddiford Street and Hall Avenue)
  • Emmett Street (all of Emmett Street)
  • Green Street (all Green Street)
  • Wilson Street (from in front of number 21 to Riddiford Street including the off-street public carpark) Note: during this Wilson Street closure the open segment of this block of Wilson Street to Daniell St becomes two-way and this Wilson Street closure extends to 11.30pm Sunday 5 March 2023
  • Newtown Avenue (all of Newtown Avenue) Note: the closure in front of 17 and 19 Newtown Avenue where the stage set-up happens begins on Saturday 4 March 2023 at 11am and extends to 11.30pm Sunday 5 March
  • Normanby Street (from in front of number 14 to Riddiford Street)
  • Donald McLean Street Street (all of Donald Mclean Street) Note: the closure of the Donald McLean laneway at 5 Donald McLean Street begins on Saturday 4 March 2023 at 11am and extends to 11.30pm su8nday 5 March 2023
  • Ferguson Street (from in front of number 15 to Donald Mclean Street)
  • Gordon Street (all of Gordon Street)
  • Gordon Place (all of Gordon Place) Note: the Gordon Place closure from in front of number 7 to the end of Gordon Place begins on Saturday 4 March 2023 at 11am and extends to 11.30pm Sunday 5 March 2023
  • Florence Street (all of Florence Street)
  • Arney Street (all of Arney Street)

Proposed temporary one-way traffic and bus route during the Newtown Festival closure:

  • Owen Street – from Mein Street to constable street becomes one Way South (as festival bypass from the city
  • Daniell Street – from Constable st to Mein Street become one way North (as festival bypass towards the city.

Contact: Martin Hanley, 123martinh@gmail.com

Saturday 11 March

Event: Pride Parade Saturday

Road closure:

  • 12 noon to 7pm, Tennyson Street (Tory Street to Cambridge Street)
  • Rolling lane closure for Parade starts 6pm - Tennyson Street, to Cambridge Street to Courtenay Place, to Taranaki Street, onto Taranaki Street Wharf.

Contact: amanduh_la@hotmail.com

Monday 13 March

Event: Sri Lanka Test Cricket

Road closure: Slip Lane (between Buckle and Ellice Street), 13-22 March

Contact: Ryan Holland, ryan@cricketwellington.co.nz

Saturday 19 March

Event: Alexandra Hill Climb

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

Contact: jody@seabrightmotorsport.co.nz

Friday 24 March

Event: Cuba Dupa

Road closures:

11.59pm, Friday 24 March to 3am, Monday 27 March:

  • Cuba Street (between Arthur Street/Karo Drive and Wakefield Street)
  • Manners Street (between Taranaki Street and Victoria Street)
  • Marion Street (Lower End, between Ghuznee and Swan Lane)
  • Dixon Street (between Taranaki Street and Victoria Street)
  • Eva Street (off Dixon Street)
  • Garrett Street (off Cuba Street)
  • Ghuznee Street (between Taranaki Street and Victoria Street)
  • Egmont Street (between Ghuznee Street and Dixon Street – restricted access)
  • Leeds Street (off Ghuznee Street)
  • Inglewood Place (between Taranaki Street and Dixon Street)
  • Abel Smith Street (between Taranaki Street and Victoria Street)
  • Wigan Street (western section off Abel Smith Street)
  • Kensington Street
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Swan Lane
  • Furness Lane
  • Lukes Lane
  • Victoria Street Slip Lane

7pm, Saturday 25 March 2023 to 5am, Sunday 26 March 2023:

  • Lane closure on Vivian Street to allow for safe passage of pedestrians to cross Vivian Street at key event times.

Contact: site@cubadupa.co.nz

Friday 31 March to Sunday 2 April

Event: Newtown Avenue Block Fest

Road closure: Newtown Avenue (from 15 to 23 Newtown Avenue), 6pm Friday to 8pm Sunday.

Contact: Martin Handley, 123martinh@gmail.com

Contact us

If you have any questions about busking or street performance, contact the Street Activities Team using the details below.

Street Activities
Wellington City Council

Phone: 04 499 4444

Email: streetactivities@wcc.govt.nz

Postal address: PO Box 2199
Wellington 6140