What's on in Nelson

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.

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.

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 Fringe Festival

Saturday 29th April-Sunday 7th May 2017
Nelson's more-than-a-week long Fringe Festival is on!

Nelson Fringe Festival: Workshops

Sunday 30th April-Sunday 7th May 2017
Nelson Fringe Festival's totally awesome performing arts workshops.

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 ...

Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Charity Golf Tournament

Friday 26th May 2017
Summit Real Estate brings you the first Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Charity Golf Tournament! Beat ...

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 ...

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 ...

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-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 ...