Events in Wellington throughout the year
Rugby Sevens (January)
The rugby Sevens is the city's largest annual sporting event and one of the biggest in New Zealand. There is an accompanying music festival and spectators add to the fun atmosphere by turning up in fancy dress costumes.
Fringe Festival (February - March)
The Fringe features more than 700 events all across the city. It has everything from cabaret to puppetry and many shows are free. It has been named one of the ten best February festivals in the word by National Geographic magazine.
New Zealand International Comedy Festival (April - May)
The comedy festival attracts top international stars and adds a little amusement to the city for four weeks from late April to late May. There are prices to suit every pocket and even some free shows.
Jazz Festival (June)
The Jazz Festival offers more than 100 gigs in just 5 days and attracts both top international artists and emerging local talent.