Summer and Autumn Events in Wellington

In Wellington, there's always a live performance on offer. The city is home to major national arts companies, including the Royal New Zealand Ballet and the NZ Symphony Orchestra and a vibrant theatre scene.

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Wine and Food Festival

February 12th 2022

Local wineries and breweries, delicious food vendors, live music, and lawn games, all in the heart of Wellington city.

Wine and Food Festival website

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Aotearoa NZ Festival of the Arts

February 21st - March 20th 2022

The New Zealand Festival is Aotearoa’s leading celebration of cutting-edge culture. For three weeks, once every two years, the Festival transforms Wellington into a thriving, enlivening festival city, abuzz with the best arts and artists from around the world.

New Zealand Festival website

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ICC Women's Cricket World Cup

March 13th - 30th 2022

Come and support the White Ferns as they compete in the world’s largest women’s cricket tournament - the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup. Seven of the World Cup matches will be held in Wellington’s historic Basin reserve, including the much-anticipated Trans-Tasman showdown and the gripping semi-final.

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Jim Beam Homegrown

March 19th 2022

End your summer on a high note with Wellington’s epic festival of homegrown Kiwi music. Spread across multiple stages in a stunning central waterfront location, Jim Beam Homegrown features something for every taste with from rock to reggae, dub ‘n’ roots, pop, hip hop, and electronic. 

Jim Beam Homegrown website

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March 26th - 27th 2022

CubaDupa is New Zealand’s largest free-access performance festival. It is a festival of, and on the street. It celebrates the vibrancy and creative spirit of Wellington against the backdrop of the Cuba Street precinct. Combining artists from local, national and global stages our focus is about enriching the community with artistic excellence.

CubaDupa website

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Beers at the basin

April 9th 2022

(Might be a stretch, but there is wine!) featuring local breweries, wineries, food trucks and music at Wellington’s iconic Basin Reserve.

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