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Fun events for the whole family

Wellington's calendar of good times is full of events that are fun for kids and adults alike. Check out a few of our top picks for events for the young, and young at heart.

Wellington Phoenix 2018/2019 Season

With nine Australian A-League teams against the Wellington side, the team are going to fight for the yellow and black and against everything the rest of the A-League will throw at them. Stand up with the Nix this summer, and with great deals on family tickets, you won’t miss any of the action.

Titahi Bay Beach Festival

The whole family can spend a fun day out at Titahi Bay’s natural community centre, the beach. From activities for the kids to local entertainment, all will be catered for. Bring your togs, bring a picnic or enjoy a wide range of food and activities on and around the bay.

Chinese New Year

Celebrate the rich and vibrant Chinese culture with a variety of events including an enthralling East by West performing arts show, a spectacular fireworks display, a festival market offering food, crafts, and entertainment, and a crowd favourite – the Chinese New Year street parade.

Day In The Bay

This cool free, action packed event attracts a huge crowd from all over Wellington who come to enjoy the hospitality of the South Coast. Enjoy a community parade and variety show, the legendary Ribble Street Races, and live performances by local musicians.

SKYCITY Breakers vs Illawarra Hawks

The first Australian National Basketball League (NBL) game in Wellington since 2004, the energy for this event is sure to result in the hottest basketball action. With slam dunks, steals, blocks and buzzer beater shots, it will be two hours of action-packed entertainment!

Newtown Festival

One of Wellington’s most exciting, diverse, and vibrant communities throws its annual street party, with all day free entertainment for all ages: parades, street performers, outdoor circus acts, street sports and games. Enjoy some great tunes from emerging and established Wellington performers on one of the 14 stages at the festival.

Check out some of Wellington’s other family-friendly events and activities.