What's on in Nelson

Nelson Heritage Festival 2018

Monday 9th-Sunday 22nd April 2018

Nelson Opera in the Park

Saturday 24th February 2018
Nelson Opera in the Park returns to Saxton with an awesome line-up, including the NZSO, ...

Air Cadets Recruiting Day

Sunday 25th February-Monday 26th March 2018
For 13-15 year olds. Cadets gain increased self-confidence, an extensive skill set and lifelong friends. ...

Bridge Valley Family Fun Day!

Sunday 25th February 2018
Come and join us at Bridge Valley for a fun family day out! With activities ...

Big Bang for Fair Trade Nelson Tasman 2018

Saturday 3rd March 2018
Join the FREE regional celebration of drumming to support Fair Trade Nelson Tasman. Trafalgar Street ...

Buller Festival 2018

Saturday 3rd-Sunday 4th March 2018
Whitewater kayaking and rafting festival held in Murchison on the Buller and Matakitaki Rivers.

NZ Antique & Classic Boatshow

Saturday 3rd-Sunday 4th March 2018
Hardy clinkers, classic yachts, veteran jetboats and meticulous replica steam-boats in a weekend of Glorious ...

Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon - Nelson

Sunday 4th March 2018
Want to have heaps of fun with your friends and get a Champions Medal in ...

Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon & 10km 2018

Saturday 10th March 2018
Half Marathon and 10km starting and finishing at the renowned Kaiteriteri Beachfront.

Knapps Lawyers Boulder Bank Walk

Sunday 11th March 2018
Walk the Boulder Bank. We provide a bus from Wakefield Quay, visit the baches and ...

Nelson Beer Week

Saturday 17th-Sunday 25th March 2018
Nelson Beer Week is a showcase of Nelson & NZ craft beers at events embracing ...

The Boathouse Benefit Concert

Sunday 18th March 2018
The Boathouse Benefit Concert

MarchFest 2018

Saturday 24th March 2018
MarchFest is a unique craft beer and music festival, held in New Zealand’s sunniest city ...

Nelson's Model Railway Exhibition

Saturday 24th-Sunday 25th March 2018
This is a biennial exhibition hosting layouts from Invercargill to Nelson covering railways of America, ...

Sport Tasman Muddy Buddy Adventure Run 2018

Sunday 25th March 2018
The Sport Tasman Muddy Buddy is on again at Tasman School on Sunday March 25th ...

Banana Boat New Zealand Ocean Swim Series – Interislander The Big Tahuna

Saturday 31st March 2018
An ocean swim event for all ages and abilities - a 3km swim around Fifeshire ...

Wairua Warrior 2018

Saturday 7th April 2018
The Wairua Warrior is an Obstacle Course Race over a 6km or 12km course.

Nelson Heritage Festival 2018

Monday 9th-Sunday 29th April 2018
A festival of exciting heritage events and activities celebrating Nelson's unique stories of people and ...

The IF: IDEAS Festival for Youth

Friday 13th April 2018
The IDEAS Festival event for Y11+ students (age 16-24)

TOITŪ - Regional Biodiversity Festival

Sunday 15th April 2018
A one day street festival in Nelson CBD focused on biodiversity & resilience, sharing knowledge ...

Wakefield Apple Fair

Sunday 15th April 2018
Bring your apple harvest (or use our free fruit). Watch the apples being crushed/ pressed ...

Founders ANZAC Fair

Sunday 22nd April 2018
Round up the troops for a day full of family fun at Founders ANZAC Fair ...


Wednesday 25th April 2018
ANZAC events 2018

Light Nelson

Friday 6th-Tuesday 10th July 2018
Light Nelson is an irresistible mix: a garden walk in the clear dark night of ...

2018 Nelson Arts Festival Masked Parade & Carnivale

Friday 26th October 2018
The Nelson Arts Festival presents the iconic Masked Parade & Carnivale! The theme for 2018's ...

PAK'nSAVE Richmond Santa Parade

Sunday 25th November 2018
A fun-filled event for all! Come and join in the festive fun at the PAK'nSAVE ...

Nelson Summer Kite Festival

Sunday 20th January 2019
Nelson Summer Kite Festival Jan 20 2019 Neale Park Nelson