WELLINGTON’S MOST CREATIVE AND DIVERSE FREE ARTS FESTIVAL

Pōneke came alive with a festival of colour, art, music, theatre, dance, food, and thousands of artists—all at CubaDupa this year.

As a fitting ode to the end of summer, CubaDupa was all about ‘Finding Your Wild’ as familiar city streets transformed into a vibrant concrete jungle. Every corner of the site was brimming with artistic wonder: a world of art and culture lurking right here in Pōneke, just beneath the surface.

Check out some photos from this year’s festival here.

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Katharina Thoma

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What weekend is CubaDupa?
Dates for 2025 are yet to be confirmed. Make sure you’re signed up to our newsletter to be the first to know about 2025 dates. The last CubaDupa was 23-24 March 2024.

Where is CubaDupa?
CubaDupa is held on Cuba Street and across its neighbouring streets, within Wellington CBD.

What are the festival times?
Saturday – 12pm to 12am
Sunday – 12pm to 6pm

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THE LATEST CUBADUPA NEWS

Smiling people in a crowd on Cuba Street, in the sunshine.

PŌNEKE EMBRACES ITS WILD SIDE AT CUBADUPA 2024: WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS

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Whaea tō Taniwha! Ki te ahurei a CubaDupa! CubaDupa 2024 found the Wild of the capital, and brought the concrete jungle to life! CubaDupa embraced the creative capital of Aotearoa…

CUBADUPA ANNOUNCES ITS FULL LINE-UP RELEASE FOR 2024: INCLUDING AWARD-WINNING ARTISTS, THE FRESH CHOICE STREET FEAST AND INNOVATIVE CULTURAL SPACES

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Whaea tō Taniwha! Ki te ahurei a CubaDupa! Today CubaDupa announces its full programme for 2024. The best free arts festival in Aotearoa is returning again on March 23rd &…

The 2024 Artist Spotlight: WHO SHOT SCOTT

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We had the privilege of chatting with Auckland-based alternative artist Zaidoon Nasir, the man behind WHO SHOT SCOTT, an incredibly talented performer playing at this year’s CubaDupa…    How would…

KIA ORA TO OUR AMAZING PARTNERS

Like us, our partners love Pōneke. CubaDupa remains a free event thanks to their generous support.

Ambassade de France Aro Digital Asia NZ Foundation Australian High Commission KAMS (Centre Stage Korea Creative NZ E TŪ WHĀNAU Four Winds Fresh Choice Gilmours Go Media Havana Coffee KPMG Kuehne+Nagel Ministry for Ethnic Communities NZ Music NZME Radioactive FM Resene Silk Six Barrel Soda Phantom Billstickers Te Māngai Pāho The Lion Foundation The Morgan Foundation Wellington City Council Wellington International Airport Werk Ambassade de France Aro Digital Asia NZ Foundation Australian High Commission KAMS (Centre Stage Korea Creative NZ E TŪ WHĀNAU Four Winds Fresh Choice Gilmours Go Media Havana Coffee KPMG Kuehne+Nagel Ministry for Ethnic Communities NZ Music NZME Radioactive FM Resene Silk Six Barrel Soda Phantom Billstickers Te Māngai Pāho The Lion Foundation The Morgan Foundation Wellington City Council Wellington International Airport Werk
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