By Chelsea Cain
We’re already in to the second month of 2016!! I’m not sure about you but I don’t really want this year to fly by too fast. So, one way to slow things down is to fill your spare time with activities and fun things to do. And that’s exactly what we’ve found for you. Enjoy roaming and feel free to add your thoughts below. Maybe you know of some events that should have been included?
- Wellington Wine and Food + Craft Beer Festival – Best of local cuisine, wine beer and live music
Spaced over three sessions in February, the Wellington Wine and Food Festival showcases the best of the regions cuisine from local restaurants, and food trucks which of course, can only be paired with the best of our local wine and beer. Accompanied by the summer sun and music, you’re bound to enjoy the atmosphere by the waterfront while sharing a meal and a drink with friends and family.
2. Aphrodite’s Delight – Celebrating love at space
This one is for the sweethearts out there. This Valentines day, you and your other half could be enjoying a very special planetary show about the famous romances of the Greek mythology, followed by a telescope viewing. After that, it’s time to enjoy the Space Place galleries and some delicious treats along with a bottle of wine for two.
Spending Valentine’s day under the stars sounds like a perfect idea for a pre or post dinner date.
With the sun setting on the waterfront could you think of a better way to learn salsa? Salsa at Sunset is the ideal fun night for all, even for those who just want to watch. Get out there and enjoy this free, fun follow me class. Afterwards, there are restaurants all about so you can feed your appetite after working up a sweat.
4. The Biggest Little Circus – Action packed circus of three
The Biggest Little Circus is back in town! The Biggest Little Circus will be performing on the grass outside St John’s Bar on Wellington’s beautiful waterfront. Enjoy this action-packed, death defying trio while sitting comfortably on a bean bag and enjoying a drink, or you can sit right up close where the action is in the family area!
Historic Jackson Street may look different than what you’re used to on the 2oth. This year will mark 25 years running for the Rotary fair and seeing as this is Petone Rotary’s principal fundraising event, all those treats you buy as you walk along have never tasted sweeter. Asides from the usual fantastic shops, cafes, restaurants and bars dotted along the way, you’ll also find a lovely array of craft and food stalls, music and entertainment along with fair rides for all ages. Donating has never been more fun!
Watch as the traditional Celtic Massed Pipes and Drums, Military Bands and Highland dancers perform side-by-side with the best cultural and military performers the world has to offer. Be there as they march their way towards Wellington’s Westpac Stadium where they will perform with a cast of over 1200 and a full-scale replica of Edinburgh castle.
6. Te Ra o Waitangi – Waitangi Day
Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa – Let us keep close together, not far apart.
Let us come together this Waitangi day to enjoy some delicious kai (food), spectacular kapa haka (Maori performing arts), and many other exciting activities to commemorate the signing of the Treaty in 1840. Don’t celebrate the day alone, come down to Waitangi park and celebrate with your fellow Kiwi’s.
In the two days prior to Waitangi Day on the 6th, Nga Taonga Sound and Vision will be screening a film of how the Treaty was viewed by Maori in 1977. It’s a great opportunity to brush up on your knowledge of our Nation’s history before the coming event.
So, this month when you’re complaining about nothing to do, take a proper look around Wellington, and you might just realise that there’s more going on then meets the eye.
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