newtown festivalThe never-ending summer stream of Wellington suburban carnivals and fairs continues on its merry way with the start of the ten day Newtown Festival tomorrow (Fri 4 Mar).

The big day is Sunday’s Fair Day, when Riddiford Street will be closed to traffic, allowing a plethora of stalls, entertainers and general mayhem to hit the street. With four stages of live and DJ entertainment going on, you’ll be hard pressed to not find some music you can have a wee dance to.

The other big event, the following weekend, is the 20th Gay and Lesbian Fair, which takes place at the Newtown School on Sat 12th March.

Before, between and during these two events are a heap of other activities: Art Exhibitions, the Carrara Park Picnic and Jazz Day (5 Mar), a library story-telling session from the Toi Whakaari drama students (9 Mar), and, always good fun – an open poetry night (10 Mar).

As well as all the rest – check the excellent wotzon programme for more things to do and see.