DAY 1 – 30th December 2019


2:30pm – 4:30pm  |  Sweet As: afternoon brews and grooves

Heyday Brewery

264 Cuba St, Te Aro

Music: DJs

Start Summer Hop off right with a great local brew from the team at Heyday while you pick up your registration packs,  meet up with all the local swing dancers and have your first boogie for the festival.



7:00pm – late  | The Brew Ball & DJ battle

The Third Eye Tuatara Temple of Taste

30 Arthur Street, Te Aro 

Running for the second time, join us the epic DJ battle which will see the best DJs New Zealand has to offer battle it out to be named the ultimate winner. With great prizes up for grabs and sweet swingin’ tunes, the first official dance for the Summer Hop will be sure to get you up and dancing all night.

DAY 2 – 31st December 2019


2:00pm – 4:00pm  |  Sweet As Round 2: afternoon brews and grooves

Whistling Sisters

100 Taranaki Street, Te Aro

Music: DJs

Join us for another afternoon of beer tasting and dancing at another of Wellington’s great local establishments.


88:30pm – 12am | The Summer Ball

Aro Valley Community Centre

48 Aro Street, Aro Valley

Music: The Mint Juleps!

Special guest: To be announced!

We’ll be popping bubbles with incredible live music to welcome in the New Year so put on your glad rags and dance your way into 2020 with style. Doors open at 8.30pm, band starts at 9pm. A night of great dancing, music, special performances and sparklers!

11:00am – 3:00am | Late night

Secret Ballroom – location to be disclosed!

Music: Dan Yeablsey trio

The most anticipated event of the festival, you don’t want to miss this epic party with amazing music from the Dan Yeabsley Trio! Join the walking bus to the late night venue where the dancing will continue into the early hours of the morning.


Day 3 – 1st January 2020

31:00pm – 3:00pm |Sweet As Round 3: afternoon brews and grooves

Whistling Sisters

100 Taranaki Street, Te Aro

Music: DJs

Dust off those cobwebs and join us for some good food, maybe a cheeky brew and some smooth mellow tones to start the year off right. 


23:00pm to 4:30pm | Summer Hop wind-down

Oriental Bay/Wellington CBD 

Join us at Oriental Bay for an afternoon relaxing and ice cream at the beach. We will keep the music playing all afternoon so you can keep dancing!



6:00pm to 9:00pm | The Beach Ball

Southern Cross Bar and Restaurant

39 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro

Music: Ol’ King Cole

Join us for the final dance of Summer Hop with the amazing Ol’ King Cole. They will be sure to get those feet dancing to end of the first day of 2020.