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Things to do

What's on in Wellington

Your monthly guide to the hottest events in Wellington. Check out what's on the calendar of good times this March.

New Zealand Opera: The Mikado


This stunning production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic masterpiece transports us to modern-day Japan, where Harajuku fashion, mobile phones and Hello Kitty rule. 

Jim Beam Homegrown


Kiwi music's biggest party will take over the beautiful Wellington Waterfront with 48 New Zealand music acts spread over six independent stages.

Rotary Martinborough Fair 2017

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Held in the picturesque Martinborough Square, this iconic fair is reportedly the largest in Australasia with over 480 stalls selling artwork, crafts, clothing, food and other quality products.

Newtown Festival Street Fair Day

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The heart of Newtown is transformed: 100 performances on 12 stages, and over 400 stalls and thousands of people pack the streets. 

Wine & Food and Craft Beer Festival

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Tastes from local restaurants, wineries, craft breweries and beverages in an atmosphere that reflects summer – outdoors in the sun, accompanied by live music, fun and friends.


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Wellington’s vibrant street festival revering the creative spirit of Cuba Street and the Wellington community.

Wellington Phoenix vs Newcastle Jets

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Get behind the Phoenix as they host the Newcastle Jets in Wellington for round 24 of the Hyundai A-League.

All Whites vs Fiji

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Get ready for a White Out! The All Whites are just a few shots away from glory and need the whole nation to get behind them on their Road to Russia.

Bonnie Raitt Dig in Deep Tour NZ 2017


After selling out much of her North American tour to date, Bonnie Raitt is looking forward to returning down-under with special guest Jackie Bristow

Cindy Sherman


American Cindy Sherman, one of the world's most influential contemporary artists, will showcase her renowned portraits in Wellington for the first time this summer. Sherman plays mulitple roles of model, stylist and photographer which see her cast in a range of personas. Well worth a visit!

Bug Lab

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Check out Te Papa's blockbuster exhibition this summer and see some of our planet’s smallest geniuses sharing some of their biggest secrets. Perfect for keeping the kids occupied these holidays. 

Discover all the other great events taking place in the capital in March.

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