annual events

Wellington Rugby 7’s Tournament – perhaps the biggest fancy dress party in the world

Wellington’s Calendar of Annual Events

has a calendar of annual events and festivals good enough to rival any capital in the world. Some events have long-standing iconic status while others are brand new and exciting. We advise you contact us before arriving for an up-to-date summary of what’s on in the capital so you make the most of your stay.

If you’re into street parties, stand-up comedians and like checking out what’s new on the music front, you’re in luck, Wellington has them covered. The annual food, film and fringe festivals bring the city alive. Similarly, the Christmas Santa Parade is a must-do for both children and adults alike. For the past few years, Wellington has hosted one of the worlds classic rugby 7’s tournament. It’s a special event as as everyone dresses up in fancy dress and parties hard. If you are interested in fashion come to Wellington in September and marvel at the spectacular World of Wearable Arts show.

Timing of Annual Events

Although most of the ‘action’ takes place during the Summer (December – March) you will also find plenty going on the rest of the year. You never know, the chances of visiting Wellington whilst one or more of these events are on is pretty high.

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