What's on in Nelson

Nelson Wine and Food Festival

Sunday 18th February 2018

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.

Da Vinci Robots & Machines

Saturday 15th April-Sunday 13th August 2017
Interactive exhibition featuring models based on Da Vinci's drawings of robots and machines.

Isel Night Market

Thursday 4th May-Thursday 26th October 2017
The Isel Night Market is on every Thursday from 4.30pm-8.00pm and is located in the ...

Ceol Aneas Traditional Irish Music Sessions at The Free House

Friday 2nd-Sunday 4th June 2017
Come along to the The Free House and hear fabulous traditional irish music with Ceol ...

Ceol Aneas Traditional Irish Music Sessions at East Street Cafe & Bar

Friday 2nd-Sunday 4th June 2017
Come along to the East St Cafe and hear fabulous traditional irish music with Ceol ...

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 ...

Ceili Dance: Ceol Aneas Irish Music Festival 2017

Saturday 3rd June 2017
Come and dance the night away to rousing Irish music and a caller to lead ...

Ceol Aneas Irish Festival Showcase Concert 2017

Sunday 4th June 2017
This year’s guests represent a veritable power house of international Irish music talent, the strongest ...

Nelson Harness Racing Club - Winter Cup Festival

Friday 9th-Sunday 11th June 2017
Although racing is a very important part of the weekend, it's not just about the ...

6HR Midwinter Breakout

Sunday 18th June 2017
Join the hundreds of riders who take part in Nelson's biggest bike race every year. ...

Nelson Midwinter Night Market

Friday 30th June 2017
The MidWinter Night Market Fri 30th June 4.30-8pm In support of the Jonah Project, with ...

Les Miserables

Thursday 6th-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-Friday 27th 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 27th October 2017
The Nelson Arts Festival presents the iconic Masked Parade & Carnivale! This year's theme is ...

New Zealand Cider Festival

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

Abel Tasman Cycle Challenge

Saturday 18th November 2017
Nelson Tasman’s Cycle Challenge. Views of Mountain Ranges, Rivers, Streams, National Parks, Tidal Estuaries and ...

Nelson A&P Show 2017

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

Nelson Wine & Food Festival

Sunday 18th February 2018
NWFF in Brightwater! Lock in the date, bring friends & family to the annual NELSON ...