Sat 18 Feb | Waitangi Park | Free
Bowlzilla will be the stage for some of the top skateboarders from here and around the world as they vie for top honours carving up the bowl. Bowlzilla.net.
Sat 28 – 29 Jan | Frank Kitts Park
Enjoy a day of New Zealand's finest craft gins at Gindulgence along Wellington’s waterfront.
5.30pm, Thurs 2, 9, 16, 23 Feb | Odlins Plaza, Wellington Waterfront
Learn how to Salsa in the setting sun on the waterfront with CUBA*FUSION.
Fat Boy Slim
Fri 3 Feb | Anderson Park
The iconic DJ will play an outdoor summer event at Anderson Park. Fatboyslimtour.
Whānau Film Night
6pm–9pm, Sun 5 Feb | Waitangi Park | Free
Pack a picnic dinner and join us for an evening of outdoor cinema. A series of short Māori and Pacific films by Mana Moana followed by our feature film, 'Whina'. wellington.govt.nz/waitangi
Te Rā o Waitangi
12 noon–6pm, Mon 6 Feb | Waitangi Park | Free
Bring your friends and whānau and enjoy an award-winning line-up of Māori performers, food and culture. wellington.govt.nz/waitangi
Wellington Pasifika Festival
12 noon–6pm, Sat 11 Feb | Waitangi Park | Free
Take a tour of the Pasifika Islands and sample the sounds and flavours special to each culture. Celebrate our tight-knit Pacific communities, arts and culture. wellington.govt.nz/pasifika
Dragon Boat Harbour Fun Day
Saturday 11 Feb | Whairepo Lagoon | Frank Kitts Park
A fun race day to give competitors and the public a taste of what’s to come in the March festival. Wellington Dragon Boat Festival
Wellington Round the Bays 2023
Sun 19 Feb | Waitangi Park
Wellington Round the Bays is the largest mass participation event in the lower North Island. It's open to everyone, with options for all the family. wellingtonroundthebays.co.nz
The Performance Arcade 2023
Weds 22 – Sun 26 Feb | Wellington Waterfront and City | Free
The Performance Arcade is an annual exhibition and festival programme of events located on Wellington Waterfront. theperformancearcade.com
17 February - 11 March
Dive into a kaleidoscope of awesome with the 2023 New Zealand Fringe Festival returning to the city this summer.
Be a part of the Birthplace of Brilliance as Fringe takes over Pōneke for 23 days of ground-breaking art this Summer. Fringe.co.nz.
U R Here
Fri 25 Feb 4-6pm, Sat 26 & Sun 27 Feb 3pm - 6pm
Martin Luckie Park, Lavaud Street, Berhampore
Barbarian Productions bring their radical theatre magic to the great outdoors, transforming a little-known park into an open-world adventure full of weirdness and wonder. Are you ready to play? Barbarian.co.nz
BLACKCAPS v England Test
Fri 24–Tues 28 Feb | Cello Basin Reserve
Following an away series in June, the BLACKCAPS will be looking to draw on home support to take the final match of the series.
Community Christmas Events
There’s also a number of community events on for those who may not have somewhere to go for a Christmas meal this year – all are welcome, and volunteers and donations appreciated too.
- Te Pokapū Hapori: https://ycentral.nz/tepokapuhapori/
- Stillwaters House on Willis St: https://www.facebook.com/stillwaterswgtn/
- St Peters on Willis: https://www.stpetersonwillis.org.nz/calendar/events
Don’t forget, Metlink is also offering free travel to all passengers travelling on bus and train services on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
Some of Council’s facilities and services have reduced opening hours during holiday periods. Check our holiday hours page, or for more information you can contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year on 04 499 4444.