Events and Festivals

Studying in Wellington will mean you will be absolutely spoiled for festivals and events. Here you can get a flavour of some of the festivals and events you can look forward to when you begin your studies. 


Coastella is an annual boutique music festival featuring a host of new and established artists. You can see anything from jungle-rock-blues to slow-burning soul. Coastella takes place in Paraparaumu on Wellingtons Kapiti Coast.


This is a free, family-friendly event. CubaDupa is a celebration of food, music and community offering a mix of D.J's, dance, children's activities, workshops and food. 

NZ Fringe Festival

This is New Zealand's oldest and largest Fringe Festival and has over 1,000 artists from New Zealand and around the world performing a number of Wellingtons best venues. A number of Fringe Festival events take place in our Te Auaha campus too.

Jim Beam Homegrown

Homegrown is a music festival which showcases the best artists from New Zealand. This takes place in Wellington's centrally-located Waitangi Park. 

Wellington Jazz Festival

The yearly Wellington Jazz Festival offers over 100 gigs over a five day period. There is a mix of New Zealand and international artists who play in venues throughout the city. 

Wellington On a Plate

During WOAP Wellington's chef get creative producing spectacular menus, competitions and events. This takes place over the entire month of August each year. 


Wellington has become the home of craft beer over the last number of years and Beervana is the perfect showcase of this. Beervana features 100's of craft beers, great food and great entertainment.

World of WearableArt

WoW is an internationally renowned annual design competition. Here you will see mind-blowing designs from creative designers from around the globe.  


The LitCrawl is made up of a Saturday Night Lit Crawl which is followed by a multi-day festival of literary events taking place all over the city. Lit Crawl features both New Zealand and international writes and events are very reasonably priced too.



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