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The timing of the 2019 festival coincides with the ILGA World Conference 18-22 March 2019 held at the Michael Fowler Centre. They look forward to welcoming our extended Wellington queer whanau and members of the LGBTQIA+ community from all around Aotearoa and the World.

The Wellington Pride Festival is organised by a group of elected volunteers from our LGBTQIA+ community, Out Wellington Inc, who are committed to creating an inclusive festival with and for our diverse queer whanau. Please support our community and Festival by donating via give-a-little.

Out Wellington Inc are now accepting expressions of interest for Festival Events. Dates for their key annual events below, including the return of Wellington International Pride Parade organised by WIPP.

PRIDE picnic

  • Sat 9th March | 11am - 2pm | Sound Shell, Botanical Gardens
  • A free event for queer and allied families. Bring a picnic and enjoy a relaxed day in the iconic Botanical Gardens.

PRIDE hīkoi

  • Sat 16th March | 10am - 10.30am | Meet at Waitangi Park to walk to Civic Square
  • A youth and young at heart hīkoi along the waterfront to Civic Square to open Out in the Park. Celebrate pride with our diverse community. Accessible route. All ages from bubs to seniors welcome.

Out in the Park

  • Sat 16th March | 10.30am – 4pm | Civic Square
  • Wellington’s Queer Fair since 1986 – Celebrate diversity and take pride in our queer community. Stalls, activities, food and free all-day entertainment with talented local performers: drag kings, queens and in-between, musicians, singers, dancers, and comedians.

Wellington International Pride Parade

  • Sat 16th March | 6pm | Tennyson St to Kent Tce to Courtenay Plc to Taranaki St to Mac's Brewery
  • “A chance for our city to show off our celebration of inclusion and diversity and for the Rainbow community to be loud and proud of who we are." 

Out in the Park AFTER PARTY (R18)

  • Sat 16th March | 8pm - 12am | Mac's Brewbar, Taranaki St Wharf
  • Wellington's GAG Drag Collective (the team that bought you Laila McQueen) are proud to be hosting the Out in the Park 2019 After Party starring "Ru Paul's Drag Race" Season 9 and All Stars S3 contestant Aja! Get your tickets today! 

Wellington Pride Youth Ball

  • Sat 23rd March | TBC