What's on in Nelson

Twilight Golf

Wednesday 18th October 2017-Wednesday 21st March 2018
Twilight Golf at Greenacres Golf Club, The Best Island golf course

AnD this iS My piCTure

Friday 20th October 2017-Wednesday 31st October 2018
ACN present a cool children's temporary public art project. Children's artworks have been reproduced in ...

ISEL TWILIGHT MARKET

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

Yoga On The Beach 8am Saturday and Sunday & 7.30 Wednesday

Saturday 4th November 2017-Sunday 8th April 2018
Yoga on the Beach is a great way to start your day, this is a ...

Sally Burton: Pale History

Thursday 9th November 2017-Sunday 11th March 2018
Nelson artist Sally Burton presents a poignant installation that examines the complex history of the ...

Motueka Library: 1000 Books Before School

Wednesday 22nd November 2017-Thursday 22nd November 2018
Join 1000 Books Before School at Motueka Library and create a "we read aloud to ...

Willow Bank Heritage Village

Sunday 3rd December 2017-Sunday 6th May 2018
Fundraiser for Willow Bank:Victorian Cafe1950s Burger Bar1970s Milkshake Bar

The Cornish Connection

Monday 18th December 2017-Sunday 11th March 2018
The Cornish Connection examines the creative links between Cornwall and New Zealand.

Fire & Earth, Body & Bone

Monday 18th December 2017-Sunday 11th March 2018
Fire & Earth, Body & Bone: Contemporary Ceramics from the Top of the South, an ...

Jazz on the Village Green

Sunday 7th January-Sunday 18th March 2018
Relax on the Village Green and enjoy summer jazz.

Nelson Libraries BookChat at Elma Turner Library

Tuesday 9th January-Tuesday 11th December 2018
BookChat: a place where we get together to talk about books. Elma Turner Library second ...

Library Knitters

Thursday 11th January-Thursday 20th December 2018
The Nelson Public Libraries Library Knitters meet every week to knit or crochet garments for ...

Yin & Yang Yoga Course- 11 wks (Tuesdays)

Tuesday 16th January-Tuesday 27th March 2018
An 11 week Yin & Yang Yoga Course. Balance your energies with this combination of ...

Nelson Libraries BookChat at Stoke

Wednesday 17th January-Wednesday 19th December 2018
BookChat: a place where we get together to talk about books. 5.30 pm third Wednesday ...

Richmond Library: Tasman Talks Titles Book Group

Wednesday 17th January-Wednesday 21st November 2018
Richmond Library's adult Book Group - Tasman Talks Titles.

Richmond Library: Good Crafternoon!

Wednesday 17th January-Tuesday 18th December 2018
Bring your craft project to Richmond Library and work on it with other crafters.

Justices of the Peace

Saturday 20th January-Saturday 29th December 2018
Justice of the Peace services available.

STEMWriters at Nelson Libraries

Tuesday 23rd January-Tuesday 11th December 2018
STEMWriters - a local writers group - ask at the Library for more information.

Sending Love Project

Thursday 1st-Wednesday 28th February 2018
Jester House is delighted to share our story of Sending Love to be held during ...

Motueka Library: Babbling Books Book Group

Thursday 1st February-Thursday 1st November 2018
Babbling Books - a chance to enjoy an informal discussion about what you are reading.

Motueka Library: Craft and Yarn

Wednesday 7th February-Wednesday 12th December 2018
Bring your craft project along to the library and work on it while meeting new ...

Motueka Library: Tiny Tots

Friday 9th February-Friday 14th December 2018
Join us for Tiny Tots at Motueka Library.

Sliding Doors

Friday 9th February-Friday 9th March 2018
Improv comedy by Nelson's own People's Republic of Improv. Twice monthly shows to make you ...

Community Chat

Monday 12th February-Monday 31st December 2018
Community Chat is a time for people who are learning English to come together with ...

Motueka Library: Garden Gurus

Monday 12th February-Monday 10th December 2018
Join the Garden Gurus in talking and learning about gardens and plants.

Small Time and Story Time at the library

Monday 12th February-Friday 21st December 2018
Join us for songs, singing and of course bubbles!

ART@203 - "Growth" by Francie Heathfield

Monday 12th February-Saturday 3rd March 2018
An exhibition of paintings by Francie Heathfield.

Richmond Library: Tiny Tots

Tuesday 13th February-Tuesday 11th December 2018
A hands on session using songs, stories, rhymes and movement for children aged two years ...

Adventures in Improv! - classes

Tuesday 13th February-Tuesday 10th April 2018
Tuesday night improv classes for anyone keen to learn about the art or wanting more ...

CoderDojo - Free Kids Computer Coding Club

Wednesday 14th February-Wednesday 4th April 2018
Free kids coding club running at NMIT, Nelson on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8pm. ...

Casa Del Vino 3D Art Competition

Wednesday 14th February-Friday 23rd March 2018
CALLING ALL SCULPTORS!!! Win $3,000 with your wine-themed sculpture! Open to artists living in the ...

Richmond Library: Mystery Ink

Thursday 15th February-Thursday 13th December 2018
Richmond Library's book group for teens.

Introduction to Family History Research

Tuesday 20th February-Tuesday 6th March 2018
A short course led by Judith Fitchett for anyone who is starting to build a ...

Nelson Farmers Market

Wednesday 21st February-Wednesday 26th December 2018
Nelsons Fresh Wednesday Farmers Market - Local producers and marketeers come to town bringing you ...

Young Adult Reading Club

Wednesday 21st February-Wednesday 19th December 2018
If you are aged 13-18 and love reading then this is the group for you.

Ruby Coast Arts Trail - Open Studios

Saturday 24th-Sunday 25th February 2018
Weekend arts event.

TUi MAMAKi

Sunday 25th February 2018
TUi MAMAKi is a vocal explorer, performer, composer/arranger,

Family Bike Fun in Motueka

Sunday 25th February 2018
Come and celebrate cycling and enjoy family fun activities; explore Motueka cycle paths, cycle challenges, ...

Live Music Series - Hot Club Nelson

Sunday 25th February 2018
Jazz standards from the American songbook

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. ...

Broadway Unplugged

Sunday 25th February 2018
9 local singers perform their favourite musical theatre songs, with the backing of a pianist.

Motueka Skatepark Tour

Sunday 25th February 2018
Skatepark Tour returns to Motueka after being cancelled due to bad weather. It showcases the ...

Carmen Underwater

Sunday 25th February 2018
Carmen Underwater is now touring Down Under through New Zealand (January to March) and Australia ...

Tai Chi for Seniors

Monday 26th February 2018
Join us to have a go at tai chi, a wonderful, calm and restorative exercise, ...

Appalacian Tap/Clogging beginner course 2018

Tuesday 27th February 2018
6 week Appalacian Tap/clogging begginer course

The Michael Jackson HIStory Show

Tuesday 27th February 2018
Showtime Australia presents this spectacular music tribute and full-scale stage production honouring the one and ...

The Big Bike Film Night 'Feature Series' - THE MOMENT

Tuesday 27th February 2018
"The Moment" is a feature length documentary about the birth of freeride mountain biking, presented ...

Heritage Walk through Miyazu Gardens for Seniors

Wednesday 28th February 2018
Join us for a guided walk through the stunning Japanese-inspired Miyazu Gardens. Part of our ...

Raw Food Demonstration at Nelson Farmers Market

Wednesday 28th February 2018
Raw Food Demonstration focusing on Sweet Raw Treat

Cultural Awareness - Understanding Local Iwi Settlement

Thursday 1st March 2018
A free information session for those wanting to understand their community better, particularly regarding iwi ...

Richmond Library: Critical Point Book Launch

Thursday 1st March 2018
Join us for the launch of local author Geoffrey Waring’s book Critical Point.

Food Truck Fridays

Friday 2nd March 2018
Nelson Food People present - Food Truck Fridays!

Guided edible walk for Seniors along Orphanage Stream

Friday 2nd March 2018
Join us to find out more about the edible trees along Orphanage Stream in Stoke. ...

Changing Threads Contemporary New Zealand Fibre Art Awards 2018. Presented by Arts Council Nelson.

Friday 2nd-Saturday 24th March 2018
Showcase of contemporary fibre & textile art by artist throughout New Zealand.

Musical Theatre – A History in Song

Friday 2nd-Saturday 3rd March 2018
Enjoy two wonderful evenings of Musical Theatre highlights from the composing debut of Cole Porter ...

Cheshire Grimm, Lodestone & Zorn

Friday 2nd March 2018
Cheshire Grimm, Lodestone & Zorn @ Paradox, Nelson$10 - Doors at 8pm

Nelson Squash Club Open Tournament

Friday 2nd-Saturday 3rd March 2018
Joins us at Nelson Squash Club for the first competitive tournament of the season.

Motueka Library: Learn About Lynda.com – Drop-in Sessions

Friday 2nd-Tuesday 27th March 2018
Drop in to Motueka Library and find out how to use Lynda.com – an online ...

Richmond Library: Learn About Lynda.com – Drop-in Sessions

Friday 2nd-Monday 26th March 2018
Drop in to Richmond Library and find out how to use Lynda.com – an online ...

The Monty Boys Do Cabaret

Friday 2nd March 2018
tthe evening will be one of relaxed cabaret, a variety of songs from popular musicals ...

Unique Flavours of Tango - Japanese Dinner Event

Saturday 3rd March 2018
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS NOW SOLD OUTJoin us to experience a celebration of traditional Japanese ...

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 ...

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 ...

MEDEA

Saturday 3rd March 2018
PREVIEW OF MEDEA. The actor's personal story of motherhood woven together with the ancient Greek ...

French Cooking Class

Saturday 3rd March 2018
First of a series of workshops about specialties from the south of France.

Breath Project

Saturday 3rd March 2018
Breath is an art, science and technology project to tell the story of the temperature ...

Children's Day

Sunday 4th March 2018
Children's Day returns to Tasman with a feast of interative games and activities for the ...

Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon - Nelson

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

Nelson Institute talk. What's in a Name?

Sunday 4th March 2018
Heather Holmes will talk about her light-hearted novel, 'What's in a Name?'. Written a a ...

Healing Through Breathing Workshop #1

Sunday 4th March 2018
French GP Marie has been offering breathing workshops for 15 years and incorporates Yoga, Pranayama, ...

Parabola West

Sunday 4th March 2018
Purity of Weakness, EP, showcases blend of ethereal soundscapes, well-crafted songwriting. concert will bring the ...

Tai Chi for Seniors

Monday 5th March 2018
Join us to have a go at tai chi, a wonderful, calm and restorative exercise, ...

Damin's Quiz/Auction Night

Tuesday 6th March 2018
Come down and join us to help raise funds for 6 year old Damin to ...

Walk in The Gardens of the World

Thursday 8th March 2018
Join us for a walk through these beautiful gardens in Hope - part of our ...

Mindfulness Introductory Course

Thursday 8th March-Thursday 12th April 2018
Learn how to deal with stress, to improve your sleep and to feel well and ...

Have a Go at Bowls

Friday 9th March 2018
Join us to have a go at bowls at Tahunanui Bowling Club. Part of our ...

Clifton Terrace School: Tea by the Sea

Friday 9th March 2018
Al fresco dining and live entertainment by the seashore and under the setting sun. A ...

Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon & 10km 2018

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

SUMMER TANGO in the QUEENS GARDENS

Saturday 10th March 2018
Come and watch some of the best Tango dancers in Australia and NZ dancing up ...

Contra Dance

Saturday 10th March-Saturday 10th November 2018
The monthly family oriented dance. A contra dance is an American style barndance or ceilidh. ...

Brass in the Park

Saturday 10th March 2018
C Grade National Champions Nelson City Brass present a free evening of light entertainment at ...

NT Musical Theatre Competitions 2018

Saturday 10th March 2018
Time to put your best foot forward!Nelson Theatrix is proud to launch the first ever ...

Knapps Lawyers Boulder Bank Walk

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

Family Fun Day Centre of NZ

Sunday 11th March 2018
Outdoor family fun in the park

Tai Chi for Seniors

Monday 12th March 2018
Join us to have a go at tai chi, a wonderful, calm and restorative exercise, ...

Tots & Toys Isel Park

Tuesday 13th March 2018
Tot's and Toddler time at Isel Park

Heritage Walk in Queen's Gardens for Seniors

Wednesday 14th March 2018
Join us for a guided walk through the beautiful Queen's Gardens in Nelson. Part of ...

Have a Go at Bowls

Friday 16th March 2018
Come along to a taster session of bowls as part of our Summer Series for ...

Motueka Library: Pickles, Relishes, Chutneys and Jam

Friday 16th March 2018
Join us for tastings and tips on creating preserves from fresh flavoursome ingredients.

Fairfield House Pop Up Wedding

Saturday 17th March 2018
I Do Nelson offers affordable yet stylish all-inclusive pop up weddings. You get a celebrant, ...

Relay For Life

Saturday 17th March 2018
Relay for Life is happening again thanks to our major sponsor G.J.Gardner Homes.

Cheryl Grice plays Mainly Spanish

Saturday 17th March 2018
Cheryl plays Classical Guitar

Gypsy Pickers on St Patricks Day

Saturday 17th March 2018
The Gypsy Pickers' high energy, feel good music will kick up the singing and dancing ...

Greg Johnson at The Playhouse

Saturday 17th March 2018
California-based Kiwi singer-songwriter Greg Johnson with Ben King (Goldenhorse, Grand Rapids) for a special night ...

Race Unity Day

Sunday 18th March 2018
Come & celebrate the diverse community that is Nelson today. Enjoy the food & watch ...

The Boathouse Benefit Concert

Sunday 18th March 2018
The Boathouse Benefit Concert

Tai Chi for Seniors

Monday 19th March 2018
Join us to have a go at tai chi, a wonderful, calm and restorative exercise, ...

The Full Monty The Broadway Musical

Thursday 22nd-Saturday 31st March 2018
The faithful stage adaptation of The 1997 film of “The Full Monty”stormed the box office ...

Gourmet Sailing Charity Cruise

Thursday 22nd March 2018
Come and join our Charity Cruise! On the 22nd of March Gourmet Sailing is hosting ...

Edible Walk for Seniors along the Railway Reserve

Friday 23rd March 2018
Join us for a guided walk along part of the Railway Reserve through Stoke. Part ...

Motueka Library: Author Talk - Heather Holmes

Friday 23rd March 2018
Come to Motueka Library and hear Nelson author Heather Holmes talk about her recently published ...

MarchFest 2018

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

Hollie Smith

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

Jöel Fafard

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

Sonic Delusion

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

The Miltones

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

Mel Parsons

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

Weird Together

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

The Immigrants

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, ...

Summer Fair

Saturday 24th March 2018
Family friendly entertainment, pony rides, sausage sizzle, garage sale, stalls, coffee cart, home baking.

Autumn Fair 2018 - Motueka Steiner School

Sunday 25th March 2018
Family fun day! Celebrate autumn with us at our Lower Moutere farm: Giant water slide, ...

Men in Accord as part of the Live Music Series

Sunday 25th March 2018
Men in Accord sing barber shop in 4 part harmony

Healing Through Breathing Workshop #2

Sunday 25th March 2018
French GP Marie has been offering breathing workshops for 15 years and incorporates Yoga, Pranayama, ...

Tai Chi for Seniors

Monday 26th March 2018
Join us to have a go at tai chi, a wonderful, calm and restorative exercise, ...

4 Part Harmony Singing Open Evening

Tuesday 27th March 2018
Learn the art of 4 Part Harmony Singing with Men in Accord. Open Evening, Tues ...

Sing-a-long in the Park

Wednesday 28th March 2018
Come along for a fun-filled sing-a-long for older people. All welcome! Organised by Age Concern ...

Motueka Library: Building a Healthy Gut

Thursday 29th March 2018
Learn about building a healthy gut with Sarah La Touche, a registered nutritionist.

Have a Go at Bowls

Friday 30th March 2018
Come along to a taster session of bowls as part of our Summer Series for ...

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 ...

Mapua Easter Fair

Sunday 1st April 2018
Mapua Easter Fair a great day out catering for all ages.

Food Truck Fridays

Friday 6th April 2018
Nelson Food People present - Food Truck Fridays!

Positive Ageing Expo

Friday 6th April 2018
The Positive Ageing Expo is the chance for you to come and get the information ...

Aesop’s Falables & Holy Moses!

Saturday 7th April 2018
Nelson Youth Theatre Company presents a double-bill with Aesop’s Falables – a fun filled show ...

Saint Paul’s Catholic School Harvest Gala

Saturday 7th April 2018
Come along and support our schools major fundraiser for the year.

Wairua Warrior 2018

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

Motueka Kai Fest

Sunday 8th April 2018
A free community festival to celebrate the kai or food that is produced in the ...

The Phantom of the Opera

Sunday 8th-Saturday 21st April 2018
The winner of seven Tony Awards, The Phantom of the Opera has been seen by ...

Motueka Sunday Art Market

Sunday 8th April 2018
A bustling and enthusiastic start to your Sunday. Motueka Sunday Market is becoming an Art ...

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 IDEAS Festival Primary

Wednesday 11th April 2018
Bringing the Eureka moment to Primary Students.The interactive festival of ideas for Y5-6 students (ages ...

IDEAS Festival: Community Event

Thursday 12th April 2018
Opportunity to hear selected presenters from the amazing IDEAS Festival.

The IDEAS Festival Intermediate

Thursday 12th April 2018
Bringing the Eureka moment to Intermediate Students.The interactive festival of ideas for Y7-8 students (ages ...

200 Hr Teacher Training (Studio Evolve)

Friday 13th-Sunday 29th April 2018
200 Hr Teacher Training (Studio Evolve)Yoga Asanas (postures),Meditation, Pranayama, Anatomy for Yoga,Yoga history, Philosophy, Voice ...

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 ...

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr

Sunday 15th-Friday 20th April 2018
Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice in her madcap adventures with updated songs ...

First sphere weekend meditation course

Friday 20th-Sunday 22nd April 2018
Looking for more peace, joy and freedom? Come learn some powerful ascension meditation techniques from ...

Weekend Meditation Course

Friday 20th-Sunday 22nd April 2018
The Ishayas from the Bright Path teach ascension meditation techniques which you can use throughout ...

Nelson Walk for Life 2018

Saturday 21st April 2018
Walk for Life is a celebration of life from conception to natural death. It is ...

Founders ANZAC Fair

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

Zulu Love

Thursday 26th-Friday 27th April 2018
Some of Soweto’s top musicians are returning. Nelsonians will remember them as the incredible vocalists ...

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!

The Nelson Jazz Quartet as part of the Live Music Series

Sunday 29th April 2018
Jazz standards from Ballads to swing

Rural Mail as part of NZ Music Month

Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Rural Mail are a music group dedicated to New Zealand ballads and folklore.

Datastical 1 Year Party at Trafalgar Park

Wednesday 9th May 2018
Datastical 1 Year Party at Trafalgar Park

Moscow Ballet La Classique presents The Nutcracker

Saturday 12th May 2018
Moscow Ballet la Classique returns to New Zealand to present the jewel of classical ballet, ...

Bryce Wastney as part of the Live Music Series

Sunday 27th May 2018
Singer/songwriter and accomplished guitarist

Heath Franklin’s Chopper – Bogan Jesus

Tuesday 29th May 2018
There is a new ‘mo-ssiah’ for a new age and he’s holier than Oscar Pistorius’ ...

Heath Franklin's Chopper - Bogan Jesus

Tuesday 29th May 2018
Star of 7 Days, Heath Franklin's Chopper brings his new show Bogan Jesus to New ...

Founders Book Fair

Saturday 2nd-Sunday 10th June 2018
The annual Founders Book Fair starts Queens Birthday weekend. A huge variety of second-hand books, ...

The Naked Truth

Wednesday 13th-Saturday 16th June 2018
Tailor-made for women, The Naked Truth is the next unmissable Comedy Play from Dave Simpson, ...

Anna Maitland as part of the Live Music Series

Sunday 24th June 2018
Anna is an accomplished flautist who plays a diverse range of music from Classical to ...

Light Nelson

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

Art Expo Nelson

Friday 31st August-Sunday 2nd September 2018
A 3-day art extravaganza featuring local and national artists, all art is for sale.

Sunrise Walk For Wellbeing

Saturday 6th October 2018
Sunrise Walk For Wellbeing

The Cat In The Hat By Dr Seuss

Saturday 6th October 2018
Everyone’s favourite cat comes to mischievous life in this theatrical adaptation of the Dr Seuss ...

2018 Nelson Arts Festival

Thursday 11th-Friday 26th October 2018
The Nelson Arts Festival welcomes in spring with a programme jam packed with fabulous events. ...

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 ...

Richmond Market Day

Friday 28th December 2018
Shopping, fun, and entertainment for all the family at the biggest market in the top ...

Nelson Summer Kite Festival

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