2023 Aotearoa PRIDE Festival Season

Your 2023 Aotearoa PRIDE Festival Season

North Island   (9 Festivals; 2 Parades)                                              


2023 dates


Auckland Pride Festival Inc (APFI)

Wed, 01FEB – Sun, 26FEB


Ending HIV Big Gay Out

Sun, 12FEB

Coyle Park, Auckland

*Rainbow Pride Auckland (RPA);

Rainbow Parade (ONLY)

Sat, 18FEB

Ponsonby, Auckland

China Pride NZ

TBA incorporated with APFI


Indian Origin Pride NZ (IOPNZ)

TBA incorporated with
Auckland and WLG Pride Festivals

Auckland / Wellington

Hamilton Pride

APR2023, week TBA


Tauranga Moana Pride

Sun, 05MAR – Sat, 11MAR
Strand Picnic Sat, 11MAR


OUTfest Taranaki

Mon, 27MAR – Sun, 02APR

New Plymouth

Pride Taranaki

– TBA –

New Plymouth

Pride Whanganui

Sat, 04MAR – – Sat, 11MAR


Paekakariki Pride

(annually Labour Weekend)

Fri, 20OCT to Mon, 23OCT

Paekakariki, Kapiti Coast

North of Wellington

Wellington Pride Festival

Sat, 04MAR – Sat, 18MAR

Out in the Park – Sat, 18MAR


*Wellington International Pride Parade (WIPP)

Sat, 11MAR


*Please note Auckland and Wellington as major centres have a separate body which organise and run their festival and parade.  


South Island   (5 Festivals)                                             


2023 dates


Nelson Pride

APR2023, week TBA


North Canterbury Pride (Rangiora)

Sun, 12MAR

Victoria Park, Rangiora

Christchurch Pride

Fri, 10MAR – Sun, 19MAR


Winter Pride

Fri, 25AUG to Sun, 03SEP


Dunedin Pride

Wed, 01MAR – Fri, 31MAR

Dunedin / Ōtepoti

** Festivals have been listed in geographical order North to South

Please check and confirm the various Aotearoa Pride Festivals

websites and socials for postponements and cancellations


This list has kindly been formulated and provided by Rainbow Directory.

Working in harmony with safely taking a holiday at home in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Highlighting the exciting opportunity to explore our incredible country and aligning your travel around our network of the many Pride Festivals in our major centres and regions.


So, go, enjoy and plan your getaway to coincide with one of our many Pride Festivals across NZ!


Do something new,New Zealand!


For amendments and additions please email info@rainbowdirectory.co.nz