9 Upcoming & Unmissable Festivals To Get Excited About In Wellington

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9 Upcoming & Unmissable Festivals To Get Excited About In Wellington

From foodie adventures, to drink festivals, and dancing to electronic music, Wellington has an array of epic upcoming events that you can get excited about. Therefore, we’re calling all the dedicated foodies, beer drinkers, music lovers and more, to attend 9 of the greatest upcoming and unmissable festivals in Wellington this year ahead.

1. Cupa Duba

On March 27 and 28, you can experience New Zealand’s most creative and diverse street music festival. Normally, it attracts over 100,000 people to Cuba Street for a colourful weekend of fun, experience innovation and culture and jamming to iconic tunes. This event is totally family-friendly and is free of charge.

📍 Cuba Street, Wellington 

2. Beers At The Basin 2021

Wellington Festivals Beers At The Basin
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This exciting festival is still planned to go ahead on December 11. Picture this: your best festival gear, paired with cold craft beers and wines, mingling on the lawn embankment, while jamming to live music in the summer sunshine. Certainly, there’ll be plenty of delicious street grub to satisfy the hunger while you’re on the beer. Get tickets via the Event Brite website. Indeed, one of the most unmissable upcoming festivals in Wellington.

📍 Basin reserve, Wellington, New Zealand

3. Homegrown 2022

One of the most unmissable Kiwi music festivals is returning to Wellington on March 19. With an array of diverse music genres, from rock, pop, electronic, and more…there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Imagine yourself, drinking a cold one, while the sun is splitting the rocks, as you hop from stage-to-stage along the picturesque waterfront. The summer vibe you need!

📍 Wellington Waterfront, Wellington, New Zealand

4. Wellington Fried Chicken Festival 2022

Wellington Fried Chicken Festival 2022
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On February 25 and 26, chicken lovers can rejoice at this epic festival coming to Wellington. You’ll be treated to the best fried chicken from participating Wellington eateries, along with plenty of food trucks, local craft beers, ciders and wine, and of course, live music. Indeed, it’s the ultimate foodie fest that you can’t miss this summer. Purchase your tickets via the Event Finda website.

📍 Frank Kitts Park, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

5. Synthony No.3

Synthony Wellington
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Back by popular demand, this unique music festival will return on January 22. This sell-out festival involves a mix of performances by an Orchestra, DJs, singers and live performers. They mash up the biggest electronic dance tracks on the planet, from Calvin Harris, to Disclosure and more…to bring you a magnificent concert experience. Indeed, one of the most unmissable festivals to attend in Wellington soon.


📍 TSB Arena, 4 Queens Wharf, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

6. Semi Permanent Festival 2022

Wellington’s creative community will love this unique creativity and design festival coming to the capital from April 6 to April 8. This festival caters to a range of interests such as design, business, film, art, photography, to name a few. There will be lots of opportunities to connect with likeminded individuals, as well as learn from keynote speakers, participate in workshops, and obtain new ideas from an excellent panel of guests, and much more.

📍 The Opera House, 113/111 Manners Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

7. Wellington Wine, Food & Craft Beer Festival 2022

On February 12, grab your mates and get yourselves outdoors to embrace this delightful festival for one day only. You’ll be treated to the best local cuisine, paired with lush wines and beers, fantastic music, and everything imaginable to make a festival successful. Cocktail lovers can slurp on cocktails made by the legendary Ray Letoa too.

📍 Waitangi Park, Herd Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

8. Brewtown 2022

Some of New Zealand’s award-winning breweries are inviting beer lovers to spend Saturday, April 30, doing what they love best. Indeed, this festival will provide you with world-class beers, scrumptious grub, and plenty of live music to keep you entertained. Another major appeal is that eager beer beavers will have the opportunity to talk to experts and beer makers.

📍 27 Blenheim StreetUpper Hutt, Wellington, 5018New Zealand

9. Go Green Expo 2022

Go Green Expo Wellington
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Touring around New Zealand, you’ll get a chance to attend this free sustainable lifestyle event on November 5 and 6. Health enthusiasts will love its dedication to eco-friendly healthy lifestyles, the best food and drink for sustainability, health and wellness information, pet and house hold products, supplements, and much more. Grab your free ticket now via the Go Green Expo website.

📍 TSB Bank Arena, 4 Queens Wharf, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

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