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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March 2021

Filming – 7am to 8pm, Tuesday 2 March

Rain day 3 March 2021

Road closure:

  • Holland Street (off Taranaki Street)

Contact Alex Britton 027 560 7427

Newtown Festival Street Fair – 5am to 9pm, 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

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

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

Road closure:

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

Contact Vicki

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

Lane closure:

  • Kilbirnie Crescent, Evans Bay Parade, State Highway 1


CubaDupa – Midnight Friday 26 March to 3am Monday 29 March

Road closures:

  • Cuba Street (between Arthur St/Karo Drive and Wakefield Street leaving SH1 open at Vivian Street)
  • Manners Street (between Taranaki Street and Victoria Street)
  • Marion Street (Lower end between Ghuznee Street and Swan Lane)
  • Dixon Street (between Victoria Street and Taranaki Street)
  • Eva Street (All)
  • Garrett Street (All)
  • Ghuznee Street (between Victoria and Taranaki Street)
  • Egmont Street (between Ghuznee Street and Dixon – Restricted Access)
  • Leeds Street (from Ghuznee Street)
  • Inglewood Place (between Taranaki Street and Dixon Street)
  • Abel Smith Street (between Victoria Street and Taranaki Street)
  • Wigan Street (western section off Abel Smith St)
  • Kensington Street (All)
  • Kelvin Grove (All)
  • Swan Lane (All)
  • Furness Lane (All)
  • Lukes Lane (All)
  • Victoria Street (Slip Lane)

Pedestrian management:

  • Lane Closure on Vivian Street on Saturday 27 March 7pm to Sunday 28th March 5am

Keely McCann email

Peachy Keen Festival – 8am to 6pm, Wednesday 31 March

Road closures 31 March - 6 April 2021:

  • Slip Lane Buckle Street (Buckle Street to Kent Terrace)

Festival is on Saturday 3rd April 2021

Contact Ryan Holland


Pride Parade – 7am to 8pm, Saturday 10 April

Road closures:

  • Tennyson Street (Tory St to Cambridge Tce)

Rolling lane Closure Parade starts approx. 5.00pm:

  • Tennyson St to Cambridge Tce, to Courtenay Place to Taranaki St down onto Taranaki St Wharf.

Contact Craig Watson

Tour of NZ Cycle – 7am to 12pm, Saturday 17 April

Lane closure only:

  • Molesworth Street (Bowen Street to Kate Sheppard)


Massey University Parade – 1pm, Tuesday 20 April

Rolling Lane Closure:

  • Lambton Quay (outside Parliament) along Lambton quay to Willis Street, mercer Street to Civic Square.

Contact Jane Whyte
Phone 021 807 695

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


Postal address: PO Box 2199
Wellington 6140