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There's nothing like an outdoor festival with great food, sweet tunes and refreshing beverages to make it feel like a proper summer. Wellington's summer festival line-up has something for everyone.
A celebration of books, writers and Wellington with a line-up of international guests alongside Aotearoa’s top literary talent, plus musicians, activists, artists and comedians. Don’t miss the famous fastpaced LitCrawl Wellington held on Saturday night with performances, talks and readings in venues ranging from vintage clothes stores to record shops and bars.
Pack a picnic dinner and get along to the Soundshell at the Wellington Botanic Garden to enjoy gigs by local music legends and upcomers, and frolic in the magical lighting installations in the surrounding gardens.
Grab a picnic, put on your dancing shoes and head to the Aotea Lagoon rose garden for Porirua City’s ever-popular Summer Concert Series. Bring a picnic or enjoy dinner and a coffee from one of the food trucks onsite, then sit back and be entertained by the likes of The Beat Girls, Shaun Preston, The Shenanigans and Mojo Band.
Experience the sights, sounds and flavours of the wider Pacific right here in Wellington. There will be delicious food to buy, free family-friendly activities, and performances by traditional and contemporary Pacific artists.
Round off your Wellington summer of festivals with the queen of all festivals - CupaDupa. CubaDupa transforms Wellington's most iconic street and nearby laneways into an immersive interactive playground of music, dance, circus, theatre and art. Local restaurants and bars open open out onto the street, as lovers of Wellington come out to celebrate the unique creative spirit of the capital of cool.