Every year Tū Whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara celebrates the LGBTTQIA+ 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 LGBTQIA+ community from all around Aotearoa and the World.
The Wellington Pride Festival is organised by a group of elected volunteers from our LGBTTQIA+ community, Out Wellington Inc, who are committed to creating an inclusive festival with and for our diverse queer whanau.
Out Wellington Inc are now accepting expressions of interest for Festival Events. Dates for our key annual events below, including the return of Wellington International Pride Parade organised by WIPP.
PRIDE Festival Launch
TBC Fri 8th March
Sat 9th March | 11am – 2pm
Sound Shell, Botanical Gardens
A free event for queer and allied families. Bring a picnic and enjoy a relaxed entertainment line-up of local performers in the iconic Botanic Gardens.
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
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.
Wellington International Pride Parade
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.
Out in the Park AFTER PARTY (R18)
Sat 16th March
Final shout out for bids to the rights of the Official Out in the Park After Party!
Wellington Pride Youth Ball
Sat 23rd March | TBC