Out in the (car)Park meets CubaDupa on Sunday, 29 March!

Wellington’s annual queer* Fair will go ahead as part of the CubaDupa Festival, on 29 March 2015.

We are thrilled to be working with the CubaDupa Festival, and being at such a central site – the carpark on the corner of Ghuznee and Leeds Streets – we can bring some queer flair to the heart of the Festival.

We’re calling this new incarnation ‘Out in the (car)Park’ as a cheeky nod to its location!

And we also start the Sunday programme with our much-anticipated Parade!

Join us in celebrating our diversity in a fun, friendly, and welcoming festival!

We’re pulling together a great day out in the sun for everyone. If you want to join a fun and friendly bunch of volunteers to help plan Out in the Park, get in touch now.

And a huge thanks to our awesome sponsors and all the volunteers who help make the Fair happen each year!

History of the Fair

Out in the Park is Wellington‘s famous queer fair. It’s an annual event that has been running since 1986.

The Fair wanted moved to Waitangi Park in 2015, but the wind didn't let that happen. As a short-term solution we teamed up with CubaDupa and will be at carpark on the corner of Ghuznee and Leeds Streets.
Out in the Park features normally more than 60 stalls selling anything from clothing to jewelry to crafts to books to toys to electronics, and everything inbetween. You can also pick up a bite to eat with scrumptious food available, delicious drinks, and much more.

It's famous for its free entertainment, with talented local singers, drag queens and kings, comedians, and circus performers on stage for your enjoyment.

Historically the Gay and Lesbian Fair was set up to raise awareness about homosexuality and to build support for Homosexual Law Reform, which was then before the New Zealand Parliament. Today we support all communities to come together and celebrate our diversity being visible in a fun, friendly, and open manner – it’s still important.

Want to get involved?