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CubaDupa Street Festival

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CubaDupa Street Festival
From Saturday, March 27, 2021 to Sunday, March 28, 2021 March 27, 2021 March 28, 2021 InterContinental Wellington

CubaDupa: Wellington's Most Colourful Street Festival

Every March, just as summer is hitting its stride, all of Wellington comes out to celebrate the city’s most vibrant and most creative, best-loved and best-dressed part of town.  

The celebration takes the form of an epic street festival that takes over the length of Cuba Street, plus nearby parks and laneways. Restaurants, shops, bars and cafés all get amongst the festivities as art, music, performance and magic takes over the streets and footpaths. Cars are out, and dancing feet are in. Festival goers are encouraged to dress up - wear a costume, paint your face or put on your most colourful outfit and channel your own inner CubaDupa spirit. 

At the heart of the music at CubaDupa 2021 is an excitingly ambitious project called Cubasonic, a mass musical interruption by New Zealand’s leading composer John Psathas. This ten-minute-long musical happening will be presented on both days of the festival and involves over 300 musicians lining the street, twelve conductors above the crowd, a custom-made overhead sound system. 

Psathas will be joined by ensembles including Orchestra Wellington, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Royal New Zealand Air Force Band, The Nudge, Boat and nearly 100 Batucada drummers.

Cuba Street is also home to some of Wellington's favourite eateries so it follows that CubaDupa would serve up some pretty good kai. For culinary disruptions that satisfy any appetite, the Moore Wilson’s Street Feast returns to CubaDupa, with over 100 food stalls and a diverse range of local vendors and culinary experiences.

Learn more at WellingtonNZ
Credit / Copy / Images: WellingtonNZ and CubaDupa

And do you want to take your event experience to a whole new level?

Capital of Culture Package

Experience and Enhance your event, with inclusions and benefits that will be the perfect curtain raiser for your time in Wellington. 

Gain access to a $30-credit included in your accommodation package, giving you the freedom to spend however you would like.

Make your experience even more memorable - whether you choose to enjoy our signature High Tea before your event or dine in our trendy Two Grey Bar & Brasserie. As if that was not enough, you can start your evening with a complimentary drink in The Lobby Lounge served by our knowledgeable team.

Take your experience to the next level if you are coming to this cosmopolitan city for that Live Concert you love, for that famous Gastronomic Festival or to be enriched by Music, the Ballet or the Opera (check our Calendar of Events for a regular update of everything that Wellington has on offer).

Package Inclusions:

  • A complimentary drink served in the The Lobby Lounge
  • $30 Credit to spend and enhance your experience
  • Available 7 days a week, with no minimum length of stay
  • Book with Confidence: flexibility if your plans need to change and no deposits required

With our package you can enjoy competitive rates with the ease of the complete luxury accommodation experience. 

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As the world adjusts to new travel norms and expectations, we’re enhancing the experience for you by redefining cleanliness and supporting wellbeing throughout your stay.

Find out about IHG® Clean Promise here.

Terms and conditions apply. High Tea and InterContinental Spa need to be booked separately and are only bookable over the weekends. Bookings at Two Grey Bar & Brasserie and The Lobby Lounge are recommended. 

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