MĀ & The Fly Hunnies, an artist-run collective based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, performing on stage at the Newtown Festival in 2023.

Newtown Festival

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For one day in March, the city fringe suburb of Newtown transforms into a colourful party for all ages. With live performances across 16 stages, over 400 stalls, delicious food, and more, it’s a fun-filled free day out.

The 2024 Newtown Festival is the event’s 30th anniversary. The programme features an array of local talent from Wellington and beyond. Expect everything from music to dance, DJ sets, circus, cultural performances, and more.

Alongside the stages, you’ll find activities, arts and craft stalls, shops, and an array of food to fuel your day. Local cafés and restaurants pop up on the streets, and food trucks from across the region congregate around the festival.

Newtown Festival is free entry.