What's on in Nelson

Nelson Heritage Festival 2018

Monday 9th-Sunday 29th April 2018

Nelson Fringe Festival 2018

Saturday 28th April-Sunday 6th May 2018


Thursday 26th October 2017-Thursday 26th April 2018
Isel Twilight Market every Thursday evening at Isel park. 4.30pm till dark.

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. ...

Nelson Beer Week - NBW

Saturday 17th-Sunday 25th March 2018
24 fun and educational beer-related events are taking place across Nelson-Tasman during Nelson Beer Week ...

National Geographic 50 Greatest Photographs

Saturday 17th March-Sunday 27th May 2018
50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic exhibition showcases many of the most compelling imagery published ...

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 USA, ...

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 ...

Easter Treasure Hunt

Saturday 31st March-Tuesday 3rd April 2018
Come to Founders over Easter Weekend for a great family day out. Hunt for treasure, ...

Wairua Warrior 2018

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


Sunday 8th April 2018
This is a 10km fun run/walk from Victory Community Centre to Saxton Field on smooth ...

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

Nelson Fringe Festival 2018 - amazing, exciting, terrifying...

Friday 27th April-Sunday 6th May 2018
The Nelson Fringe Festival is the Top of the South’s quirkiest and only fringe festival!

Rescue Helicopter & Emergency Services Open Day

Sunday 29th April 2018
This is a fun filled family day not to be missed!!Come and meet your air ...

Bob Dylan's Birthday Open Mic with Monty Bevins

Thursday 24th May 2018
Golden Bay Live Poets Open Mic Celebrating Bob Dylan with Monty Bevins

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

Sarau Festival

Sunday 27th January 2019
A fantastic festival with live music, great food, wine and other delicious drinks, held in ...