Wellington Pride Festival I Tū whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara
8 March @ 8:00 am - 24 March @ 5:00 pm
Every year Tū Whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara celebrates the LGBTIQ+ community with two weeks full of a diverse range of events, performances and activities organised by groups within the community.
The timing of our 2019 festival coincides with the ILGA World Conference 18-22 March 2019 held at the Michael Fowler Centre. We look forward to welcoming our extended Wellington queer whanau and members of the LGBTIQ+ community from all around Aotearoa and the World.
The Wellington Pride Festival is organised by a group of elected volunteers from our LGBTIQ+ community, Out Wellington Inc, who are committed to creating an inclusive festival with and for our diverse queer whanau. Please support our community and Festival by donating via give-a-little.
Dates for our key annual events below, including the return of Wellington International Pride Parade organised by WIPP.
Wellington Pride Festival Fri 8th March – Sun 24th March | Various venues around Wellington.
Applications for events to be included in out 2019 Festival close Weds 30th January! Download and complete the Wellington Pride Festival, Tū whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara Agreement on our website and also register your interest.
PRIDE picnic Sat 9th March | 11am – 2pm | Sound Shell, Botanical Gardens
A free event for queer and allied families. Bring a picnic and enjoy a relaxed day in the iconic Botanical Gardens.
PRIDE hīkoi Sat 16th March | 10am – 10.30am | Meet at Waitangi Park to walk to Civic Square
A youth and young at heart hīkoi along the waterfront to Civic Square to open Out in the Park. Celebrate pride with our diverse community. Accessible route. All ages from bubs to seniors welcome.
Out in the Park Sat 16th March |10.30am – 4pm | Civic Square & Jack Ilott Green
Wellington’s Queer Fair since 1986 – Celebrate diversity and take pride in our queer community. Stalls, activities, food and free all-day entertainment with talented local performers: drag kings, queens and in-between, musicians, singers, dancers, and comedians.
Sat 16th March | 6pm | Tennyson St to Kent Tce to Courtenay Plc to Taranaki St to Mac’s Brewery
“A chance for our city to show off our celebration of inclusion and diversity and for the Rainbow community to be loud and proud of who we are.” Go to wipp.nz for more information or to get involved.
Sat 16th March | 8pm – 12am | Mac’s Brewbar, Taranaki St Wharf
Wellington’s GAG Drag Collective (the team that bought you Laila McQueen) are proud to be hosting the Out in the Park 2019 After Party starring “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” Season 9 and All Stars S3 contestant Aja! Get your tickets today!
Wellington Pride Youth Ball Sat 23rd March | TBC