The never-ending summer stream of Wellington suburban carnivals and fairs continues on its merry way with the start of the ten day Newtown Festival tomorrow (Fri 4 Mar).
The big day is Sunday's Fair Day
, when Riddiford Street will be closed to traffic, allowing a plethora of stalls, entertainers and general mayhem to hit the street. With four stages of live and DJ entertainment going on
, you'll be hard pressed to not find some music you can have a wee dance to.
The other big event, the following weekend, is the 20th Gay and Lesbian Fair
, which takes place at the Newtown School on Sat 12th March.
Before, between and during these two events are a heap of other activities: Art Exhibitions
, the Carrara Park Picnic and Jazz Day
(5 Mar), a library story-telling session from the Toi Whakaari drama students
(9 Mar), and, always good fun - an open poetry night
As well as all the rest - check the excellent wotzon programme
for more things to do and see.