Sun shines as crowds soak up two days of CubaDupa
The sun shone and forecast rain mostly stayed away as thousands of people flocked to the second day of Wellington's CubaDupa festival on Sunday.
Characters such as Prince, Captain Jack Sparrow and Princess Leia popped up among the wild and colourful Cuba St crowds, who were fuelled by plenty of food and entertained by a host of acts and activities.
Jayne Foster, from Brooklyn, said it was the first time she and husband Glynn had been to the festival with their two children – 7-year-old Isla and 4-year-old Emerson – and it did not disappoint.
"There's such a great variety of food and really great things for the kids to do.
"It's a great family day."
Blowing bubbles appeared a favourite for Isla, and she and Emerson also enjoyed the Wellington Chocolate Factory virtual reality experience, sampling a dumpling from Rams Restaurant, and getting new hairstyles.
Hannah Fraser, who organises and plays with the children's Aro Jam Music Academy, said she enjoyed meeting many of the incredible artists at the event.
Her group tried to do "something different", and she particularly liked playing on the balcony above Hunters and Collectors.
"I really like being up high. When people look up, they tend to get in this different zone."
Bands were due to play at the festival's various stages until 5pm, with after-parties to continue late into the night.
On Saturday, a few spots of rain were not enough to stop thousands of people dancing, singing and mingling throughout the afternoon and evening, and then partying into the night.
Some of the Saturday festival-goers were covered in colour, after coming directly from the Holi Wellington Colour Festival at Frank Kitts Park.