Newtown Festival is a family friendly event with a great focus on ensuring that the little ones have an awesome time. This year we have tons of fun activities and entertainment, as well as some youth acts performing on the stages. Even better, they are all FREE! All rides at the festival will be free thanks to our sponsors. These can be found at either end of the festival as detailed below.
There are street performers, circus artists, youth bands, dancers & choirs, floorball, parkour, bikes, practice tracks, and more!
The Filipino Village (In St Anne’s – off Emmett Street) have created a really fun area where there are FREE children’s carnival rides and activities until 3pm.
The Wellington Entertainment group have an area on Arney Street where you can take a family photo in their Photo-booth, or verse your family and friends in some cool games such as the 60 second slam. Come along and play!
If you are stuck for what to do, you can check out the full Children’s Programme here and download it to your phone or laptop to print out for the big day. Otherwise keep scrolling and read the programme below!
See you and the kids this Sunday.
Tangata Whenua Stage
11:45 – 12:15 WAI
10:00 – 10:20 Move It Danceworks
10:40 – 10:50 JDK Crew
12:35 – 12:55 Newtown Tuesday
10:30 – 11:00 The Bandits
12:00 – 12:45 The Megalodons
1:00 – 1:45 Fun and Funner
Gordon Pl Stage
11:00 – 11:45 Coolkidsplayhard
From 5:15pm Tarrant Dancers Traffic Angels
All day Big Girls
9:30 – 17:00 Tangata Whenua Stage
10:00 – 17:00 Colombo St Stage
10:00 – 16:30 Community Stage
10:30 – 16:30 Buskers Pitch
10:00 – 16:30 Girls Rock Stage
10:00 – 16:45 The Circus Hub Stage
10:00 – 17:00 South Stage
Donald McLean Street
12:00 – 14:00 / Traditional Capoeira Angola Roda
CANCELLED Fire and Emergency Burning Kitchen
All Day / WAA HINE Skate
All Day / Street Sports & Games
10:00 – 10:30 / Folk Stories from Poland
11:00 – 11:30
14:00 – 14:30
15:00 – 15:30
All Day / Wishbone Balance Bike Track
All Day / Bouncy Castle, Merry-Go-Round and Ferris Wheel
All Day / Irish storytelling and other activities
All Day / Wellington Entertainment Group
Newtown Community & Cultural Centre
10:00 – 16:00 / Time Out!
Newtown Hall / 71 Daniell Street
12:00 – 22:00 / The Chill Zone
All Day / Newtown School Grassy Area
Salvation Army / 4 Normanby St
All Day / Salvation Army Chill Space