Fair day 2017!

  • When: 5th Mar 9:30am
  • Where: Riddiford St, Newtown, Wellington

Street Fair Sunday 5th March – enjoy the diversity and life of Newtown.

The focal point of Newtown’s Festival extravaganza is the Newtown Festival Street Fair from 9:30am on Sunday 5th March 2017.

Stay tuned for information on the Fair Day programme and the performers who will entertain you.

If you’d like a stall at the Fair Day, see our stall bookings pages.

And find out about Road Closures in Newtown on Fair Day.

Reclaim the streets and experience Newtown !

Enjoy the smorgasbord of 12 music stages, fairground fun, street sports, stalls and international food on the menu in Wellington’s festive suburb.

Newtown is a community where everyday you can sample at any time a wide range of the world’s best ethnic foods, shop in the eclectic mix of local shops, or simply enjoy a great coffee in one of Newtown’s cafes, restaurants or bars.

On Fair Day. the streets of Newtown are closed to vehicles, and turned into a community party – the perfect opportunity for local groups, businesses & performers to showcase themselves to the public & for us all to celebrate Newtown.

At this, the 21st Newtown Festival Street Fair, many of the local restaurants will be serving delicious food outside, supplied fresh from their kitchens.

Newtown’s shops and local businesses will be joined by over 420 other stall holders & community groups selling an enormous range of goods, reflecting the diversity of the people who come together for this event. Stall sites fill both sides of the main street & into the adjoining side streets.

This is a performance based street fair with live music, colourful costumes and dance.  All day entertainment is provided by community groups, local musicians and bands both from Wellington and further afield, demonstrating a great depth of talent.  And there is a street sports zone for the young (or young-at-heart) to try out a range of energetic activities, from parkour to street ball.