Newtown Festival Fair Day

1 March 2010

Newtown's fourteenth annual street fair takes place this Sunday (7 March) when Riddiford and its side streets will transform into a barrage of colour, food, craft and song.

The festival, which starts at 9.30am, will feature five main stages, 300 stalls, a place for buskers to showcase their talents and a huge variety of international food.

Stages will be filled with music and cultural performance with entertainment from the likes of Good Laika, Cuban trio Los Villanos and local Wellington legends, Newtown Rock Steady.

The fair is the highlight of the annual 10-day Newtown Festival, which features a variety of activities, such as the Carrara Park jazz picnic, a Newtown art trail, an exhibition of work by local artists and a series of artist-run workshops at the Newtown Community Centre.

There will be road closures on the day so take a bus if you can. See the road closure information below for more details.

For more information, check out the Newtown Festival website.

Road Closure Information

Roads will be closed to traffic between 6.00am and 8.00pm in Newtown this Sunday 7 March for the annual street fair:

  • Riddiford Street - Mein Street to a point between Donald McLean Street and Gordon Street
  • Rintoul Street - Riddiford Street to Colombo Street
  • Constable Street - Riddiford Street to Daniell Street
  • All of Emmett Street and Green Street
  • Wilson Street - about 80 metres east of Riddiford Street
  • Newtown Avenue - about 80 metres east of Riddiford Street
  • Normanby Street - about 80 metres east of Riddiford Street
  • Donald McLean Street - about three metres east of Riddiford Street.

No parking on the above and some surrounding streets from 6.00am to 8.00pm. A one-way system for bus services and vehicles will operate on Mein, Daniell and Owen streets.