What's on in Nelson

Nelson Beer Week

Saturday 18th-Sunday 26th March 2017

Heritage Week 2017

Tuesday 18th-Sunday 23rd April 2017

The Nelson Market

Saturday 30th April 2016-Saturday 29th April 2017
The Nelson Market is famous for the fantastic array of local produce, food and crafts ...

100 Years of Motoring

Thursday 16th February-Sunday 31st December 2017
A unique exhibition showcasing 100 Years of Motoring in an eclectic collection of 120 classic ...

Face to Face with the World's Best

Thursday 16th February-Thursday 30th November 2017
Visit the National WOW Museum’s must-see exhibition of the 2016 international competition wearable art winners.

Changing Threads – Contemporary Fibre Arts Awards 2017

Saturday 4th-Saturday 25th March 2017
Showcasing Contemporary New Zealand Fibre & Textile Arts

Nelson Beer Week

Saturday 18th-Sunday 26th March 2017
Nelson Beer Week is showcase of Nelson and NZ craft beers at events embracing local ...

Stimela, 'The Gumboot' Musical

Friday 24th March-Saturday 1st April 2017
a celebration of song and dance, an international phenomenon that has swept across the globe ...

MarchFest 2017

Saturday 25th March 2017
MarchFest is a unique craft beer and music festival, held in New Zealand’s sunniest city, ...

Wairua Warrior

Saturday 25th March 2017
The Wairua Warrior is an obstacle course race to challenge your strength, endurance and mental ...

The Wedding Show @Melrose

Sunday 26th March 2017
Experience a beautiful day at Melrose and meet our hand-picked, local vendors – ready to ...


Sunday 9th April 2017
This is a 10km fun run/walk from Victory Community Centre to Saxton Field on smooth ...


Sunday 9th-Saturday 15th April 2017
The timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie is back, giving a new generation the chance ...

Cawthron Open Day 2017

Sunday 9th April 2017
You’re invited to Cawthron Institute’s Open Day 2017. Find out what happens behind the scenes ...

Mapua Easter Fair

Monday 17th April 2017
The fair is a great family day out.

Heritage Week 2017

Tuesday 18th-Sunday 23rd April 2017
Celebrating Nelson's heritage around the theme "Welcome Home". Lots of low cost and free events ...

The Home Makers

Tuesday 18th-Sunday 23rd April 2017
Tape Art create a temporary mural on the windows inside of Elma Turner Library.

Huts, Hearths and Homemakers

Wednesday 19th-Friday 21st April 2017
Huts, Hearths and Homemakers a tour of Nelson provincial museum for Heritage Week 2017

Kaiteriteri 6 Hour Mountainbike presented by Port Nelson

Saturday 22nd April 2017
6 Hours of fun riding through the Kaiteriteri Mountainbike Park.Enter solo, or in relay-style teams ...

Jaws Enduro @ Kaiteriteri Mountainbike Park

Sunday 23rd April 2017
3 timed descending stages held on intermediate to advanced tracks, culminating in a full length ...

Dave Dobbyn - A Slice Of Heaven: 40 Years Of Hits

Wednesday 26th April 2017
Bonafide Kiwi legend Dave Dobbyn is celebrating 40 years as a songwriter and performer with ...

Nelson Festival of Golf Tournament

Monday 1st-Friday 5th May 2017
Mixed golf tournament run over 4 days out of 5 days with rest day on ...

Moscow Ballet “La Classique” – Swan Lake

Tuesday 2nd-Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Moscow Ballet “La Classique” makes a triumphant return presenting their spectacular performance of Swan Lake, ...

Dr Hook starring Dennis Locorriere

Thursday 18th May 2017
The legendary Dr Hook are coming to Nelson starring original lead singer Dennis Locorriere. Their ...

Queen – It’s a Kinda Magic

Sunday 28th May 2017
Queen – It’s a Kinda Magic recreates Queen’s 1986 World Tour concert, featuring over 20 ...

Ceol Aneas Traditional Irish Music Festival 2017

Friday 2nd-Monday 5th June 2017
Mighty ‘craic’ with music and laughter will fill the air with the annual Ceol Aneas ...

Les Miserables

Wednesday 5th-Saturday 15th July 2017
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells a story of broken dreams ...

Rhys Darby - Mystic Time Bird

Monday 7th August 2017
In Mystic Time Bird Rhys turns to the world of ancient mysticism to find answers ...

Art Expo Nelson 2017

Friday 18th-Sunday 20th August 2017
Art Expo Nelson 2017 is a three-day show promoting artworks from more than 100 Nelson/Tasman ...

South Island Masters Games 2017

Wednesday 4th-Sunday 8th October 2017
Experience the camaraderie of the South Island Masters Games - coming back to Nelson this ...

2017 Nelson Arts Festival

Wednesday 11th-Monday 23rd October 2017
The Nelson Arts Festival welcomes in spring with a programme jam packed with fabulous events. ...

Abel Tasman Coastal Classic 2017

Saturday 14th October 2017
The Sea. The Sky. The Sand. The Run. New Zealand's premier trail run.

Nelson Parent and Child Expo 2017

Sunday 15th October 2017
Pregnancy, birth, parent and child related businesses, charity's, childcare services, and MORE! From birth to ...

2017 Nelson Arts Festival Masked Parade & Carnivale

Friday 20th October 2017
The Nelson Arts Festival presents the iconic Masked Parade & Carnivale!

New Zealand Cider Festival

Saturday 4th November 2017
Celebrate the diversity of Cider in NZ at the 2nd New Zealand Cider Festival! Sample ...

Nelson A&P Show 2017

Saturday 25th-Sunday 26th November 2017
Nelson A & P Show, 124 years