Eat Drink Play, Wellington’s newest festival is a celebration of our city’s vibrancy and a great excuse to go out, socialise and enjoy good food, drinks and lively entertainment.

Covid has shown us all just how much we love socialising, being with our friends, families, meeting new people and hospitality, music and entertainment are the beating heart of the city, our social playground.

Get ready to expect the unexpected from Wellington’s chefs, bartenders, baristas, hoteliers, musicians, entertainers and performers, wine makers, craft brewers, artists and bakers who are creating an amazing selection of Eat, Drink, Stay and Play offers ready to dial up the buzz this May.

And everyone’s invited!

Hospitality New Zealand with support from WellingtonNZ launched the festival in 2021. Following the inaugural success, the festival is going ahead this year because with the Omicron outbreak unfolding we know it’s even more important than ever to have good things to look forward to as we plan our return to being a truly vibrant city.