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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.
Te Matatini is a significant cultural festival and the pinnacle event for Māori performing arts. Held every two years, it is one of the most highly anticipated events for performers, their whānau and the mass of passionate kapa haka fans throughout the world. The festival prides itself on being whānau friendly, smoke, and alcohol-free event.
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.
Created just for children and young people, the National Arts Festival will see national and international artists flock to Wellington to entertain, delight and inspire your young ones. This year's programme is bursting with colour and action - from acrobatics, to 3D shadow puppets, comedy, dance and story-telling, there's something for every tamariki (child).
This April school holidays bring the family for three days of madness and mayhem at the #Wellygeddon Armageddon Expo. Meet TV and Movie stars from Shadow hunters, Angel, X-men, Smallville, Lucifer, Twin Peaks, Supernatural and more, including Smallville star Tom Welling. The event also hosts a number of animation voice actors and international comic creators.