Latest News and Announcements

April 10th!

Wellington International Pride Parade will be back, bigger, brighter and better in 2021! The world’s coolest little capital will once again come alive with a huge celebration of Pride, Love, Inclusivity and Diversity. There will be Dykes on Bikes. There will be drag queens. There will be floats from community groups, charities, our Forces and corporates; all coming together to show off the glitz, glamour and guts of our community. 1000s of spectators will line the streets to witness the dazzling display of diversity.

Thank You

Wow, what a day! Thanks to everyone who came along and made YOUR parade the loud, bright, inclusive, diverse, proud community event that it was. We couldn't have done it without the support of our sponsors, supporters, dedicated Board, volunteers, entertainers, the 1800 marchers, and the crowds of spectators that came along to party with us. Thank you. Let's do it all again, bigger and even better in 2020! #wipp2019 #ThankYou

The WIPP whānau is expanding! Welcome on board Coca-Cola Amatil

We're 'Pump'ed to have you on board as sponsor of the Coca-Cola Amatil Pride TV. All the action from the buildup, entertainment, official opening and the parade will be broadcast 📣 LIVE to the big screen at Odlin's Plaza on the waterfront from 4.00pm. Coca-Cola Amatil NZ is a proud NZ company that employs more than 1000 highly engaged people throughout the country. They have a portfolio consisting of 270+ beverage options including iconic Kiwi brands L&P and Pump. The most important part of their business is their people and they work hard to ensure that their values reflect the people who come to work for them and those wanting to be a part of their business. #wipp #CocaColaAmatil #PrideTV #sponsorship

Te Auaha NZ Institute of Creativity

ANNOUNCEMENT 🔊: We're thrilled to be partnering 🤝 with Te Auaha NZ Institute of Creativity for the Wellington International Pride Parade 2019. As part of our pre-parade entertainment, their dancers will showcase a collaboration of Maori, Cook Islands and Samoan dance with a splash of musical theatre on the Main Stage. Greer Perenara will also be joining the performance with a rousing rendition of “I know where I’ve been”. Find our more at #wipp2019 #TeAuaha

Rainbow Crossing

Inspired by The Beatles' Abbey Road album cover, and brought to life on Wellington's famous rainbow 🌈 crossing, here is the promo video 📽 we promised you... Follow the crowd down to Courtenay Place on Saturday 16 March for the Wellington International Pride Parade 2019. And you're welcome... #wipp2019 #allyouneedislove 📹🎬: Horacio Ramírez


Wellington International Pride Parade 2019 was a huge success, thanks to the nearly 20,000 people who came together in a demonstration of Pride in the world’s most livable city. The WIPP Board has already committed to delivering a parade, bigger, brighter and better in 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣0️⃣. We want your feedback to help us make that happen. Please take a couple of minutes to complete this survey by Friday, 26 July. Just click on the link below. Many thanks, and we can't wait to welcome you back to our streets in 2020! Nga mihi, The WIPP Board

Rainbow NZ Charitable Trust

Wellington International Pride parade last weekend was a triumph of diversity, inclusivity and FUN! The Trust was proud to support the event and provide funding including the main stage entertainment featuring the Orchestra Wellington world premiere performance of PRIDE FANFARE, commissioned by renowned kiwi LGBT I+ composer Gareth Farr. It was reported as a cacophony of percussion, outrageous costumes and riotous celebration. We congratulate the organisers for embracing the entire LGBTI+ community including our corporate friends, and heroic service men & women from NZ Defence Force and the New Zealand Police who proudly marched in uniform. Wellington has re-set the bar on inclusive celebration, and inspiring leadership that Auckland and now many more regional PRIDE organisations can aspire to. Well done Wellie!


The Royal New Zealand Ballet will proudly take part in the Wellington International Pride Parade 2019 with a special street performance as part of our pre-parade entertainment on the Express Magazine Main Stage. Inspired by Scottish folk music 🎶, Nae Regrets tells the story of a traveller on the road who discovers a new community. Don’t miss this upbeat, contemporary work when dancers from the RNZB take an excerpt of this ballet off the stage and on to the street. #wipp2019 #rnzb

Wellington Airport

Just when you thought the coolest little capital couldn't get any cooler, Wellington International Airport goes and paints a giant rainbow at the end of the runway 🛬🏳️‍🌈. What a fantastic way to welcome all our visitors for Wellington's big Pride month of March. Thanks, WLG 👍 #wipp2019 #WLG #AirNZ #CoolestLittleCapital 📷: Fraser Shaw

RadioActive88 FM Advert

Check out the new radio 📻 ad our sponsor and supporter​ has produced, starring our very own creative director Amanduh La​ and Wellington City Councillor Nicola Young​. Keep an ear👂 out for it playing on RadioActive at 88.6FM or online at very soon! #wipp2019 #radioactive

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Paint The Town Rainbow

ATTENTION❗: Shops, bars, restaurants and offices along Wellington's Golden Mile... Get into the spirit of Pride 🏳️‍🌈 and celebrate the capital's rainbow community by decorating your frontage as part of our "Paint the Town Rainbow" 👨‍🎨🌈window dressing competition. There are some fantastic prizes to be won, provided by our supporters Armstrong Prestige Wellington and Garage Project. For details and to enter, go to our website

New Zealand Fringe

Wellington International Pride Parade is proud to be a feature show in the 2019 New Zealand Fringe Festival's diverse programme of events. For a full rundown of what's on, including a performance by PussyRiot, the Russian feminist protest punk rock group, check out the Fringe website. #wipp2019 #fringe


Putting the ‘b’ in Subtle - we welcome Felicity Frockaccino back to her home of Wellington to host our main-stage programme for 2019! Felicity is an ex-Wellington, now well-known Sydney Drag powerhouse in her 13th year of combining her love of lip-syncing, synthetic hair, sequins and heels 👠 to create original storylines and comedic lip-sync shows. Direct from sell-out seasons across Australia, international media, television 📺 & all over the internet; Felicity shows no signs of slowing down. Lock in March 16 on your calendars 📆now to be part of the fabulosity!! #wipp2019 #felicityfrock

Roving Reporter

I hope you're thirsty, because the fabulous Kola Gin​ is going to be serving up her effervescence as a roving reporter 🎤 for the 2019 parade! Big, Bold, Bubbly and Beautiful, this Queen has at least 20 years' Drag experience under her weave. Born in small-town Hawke's Bay, educated in the Waikato and now living in Auckland, her ability to juggle a full time day job, host cabarets and travel around the country performing is stronger than a free-pour. Kola has always considered Wellington a cocktail 🍹of creativity and one of the country’s most amazing holiday destinations; “Wellington is mind boggling in so many ways! It has given birth to some of New Zealand's most amazing Queens, Kings and Burlesque performers.“ #wipp2019 #kolagin

New Zealand Fringe

We're super excited to announce a collaboration with Gareth Farr and Orchestra Wellington. Gareth is recognised as one of NZ's most important composers 🎼, since having four commissioned works performed at the 1994 International Festival of the Arts 🎭. With progressive programmes, accessible pricing, and a focus on community outreach, Orchestra Wellington is now recognised as one of the most exciting and progressive orchestras 🎶 in the world. Gareth has written a fanfare for the 2019 Wellington International Pride Parade, that will bring our theme of FIRE | AHI 🔥 to life and be performed by Orchestra Wellington. Come along to hear the world 🌍 premier on our Main Stage as part of the pre-parade entertainment. #wipp2019 #garethfarr #orchestrawellington #worldpremier


Spankie Jackzon​ is back for WIPP 2019! Spankie is an international showgirl 💃 and host who started her career right here in fabulous Wellington. Moving to Melbourne she found her stardom🌟. Now back in Aotearoa, Spankie has performed at numerous events and functions, most recently producing and hosting Christmas At Caccia Birch for Palmerston North City Council. A lady with electric⚡personality, sharp tongue and sky high legs, Spankie will have you feeling sexy in no time. "I am beyond thrilled to be back in Welly Town for WIPP. Let's tear it up, show some love and pride and let our fire burn!!"🔥, says Spankie. You can catch Spankie as one of our official roving reporters 🎤. Say Hi, she might spank, but she won't bite. #wipp2019 #spankiejackzon