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  27 May

Event: Vosseler Shield harrier interclub running event, 8am–4pm

Road closure: Alexander Road (north of SPCA entrance to the south of Lookout Road)



From Friday 2 June

Event: Wilson Street Pop-Up

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

  • Riddiford Street to 5 Wilson Street

Contact: Martin Handley,

Sunday 25 June

Event: Gazley Volkswagen Wellington Marathon, 6am to 1pm

Road closures (to be approved):

  • Seaward lane closures: 2 lanes – Westpac Stadium traffic lights, south along Waterloo Quay, Customhouse Quay, Jervois Quay to start of Cable Street. Two lanes will be closed between 6am to 10am, reducing to one lane until 1pm. This is for the outward section of all races, using two of the three lanes on Jervois Quay, when it will gradually funnel down to one lane at Cable street. (Residents, business owners, Te Papa visitors and market goers will have controlled access)
  • Seaward lane closures Waterloo Quay from Westpac Stadium traffic lights south along Waterloo Quay to intersection with Whitmore Street. Lane closure would be in place between 6am to 1pm.
  • Cable Street to Oriental Parade 6am to 10am.
  • Oriental Parade to Evans Bay Parade (between Cable Street and Cobham Drive) full road closure would be in place between 6am to 12 noon.
  • Landward lane for normal westbound traffic would be open from approximaately 6am to 11am. (Residents and business owners will have controlled access)
  • Shelly Bay Road between Miramar Avenue and Scorching Bay 7am to 11.30am. (Residents and business owners will have controlled access)
  • Road closure ends north of Scorching Bay so public can access, playground and car parking are unaffected. Marshals will help residents access Herd Street from 7.30am to 11.30am.
  • Controlled waterfront access from Herd Street through Chaffers Marina, Frank Kitts, Queens Wharf to Bluebridge Ferry Terminal between 9am to 1pm. Traffic Management will manage any variations required. (This is for the return journey only)

Contact: Michael Jacques, 0275 244 821


Friday 14 to Sunday 16 July

Event: Newtown Festival Side Street Showcase – celebrate Matariki

Road closures: 9am Friday to 8.30pm Sunday

  • Emmett Street
  • Wilson Street from in front of number 5 (not including driveway) to Riddiford Street including the off-street public carpark
  • Newtown Avenue from in front of number 15 to in front of number 23 Newtown Avenue
  • Donald Mclean Laneway at 5 Donald Mclean Street
  • Gordon Place

Contact: Martin Hanley,


Saturday 28 October

Event: Spring into Tawa

Road closure (to be approved): 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,


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 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,

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


Postal address: PO Box 2199
Wellington 6140