What's on in Nelson

Library knitters

Thursday 15th December 2016-Thursday 14th December 2017
Library Knitters, creating peggy squares blankets and garments for Nelson Plunket babies

Nelson Libraries BookChat at Elma Turner Library

Tuesday 10th January-Tuesday 12th December 2017
BookChat: a place where we get together to talk about books. Elma Turner Library second ...

STEMWriters at Nelson Libraries

Tuesday 10th January-Tuesday 12th December 2017
STEMWriters - a local writers group - ask at the Library for more information.

Richmond Library: Good Crafternoon!

Wednesday 11th January-Wednesday 13th December 2017
Bring your craft project to Richmond Library and work on it with other crafters.

Nelson Libraries BookChat at Stoke

Wednesday 18th January-Wednesday 20th December 2017
BookChat: a place where we get together to talk about books. 5.30 pm third Wednesday ...

Motueka Library: Babbling Books Book Group

Thursday 2nd February-Friday 3rd November 2017
Babbling Books is Motueka Library's monthly book group.

Motueka Library: Tiny Tots

Friday 3rd February-Friday 15th December 2017
Tiny Tots at Motueka Library.

Richmond Library: Mystery Ink

Thursday 9th February-Thursday 30th November 2017
Richmond Library's book group for teens.

Sing Your Lungs Out

Monday 13th February-Monday 27th November 2017
Fun singing group for people living with chronic lung disease.

Richmond Library: Tiny Tots

Tuesday 14th February-Tuesday 12th December 2017
A hands on session using songs, stories, rhymes and movement for children aged two years ...

Richmond Library: Tasman Talks Titles Book Group

Wednesday 15th February-Wednesday 15th November 2017
Richmond Library's adult Book Group - Tasman Talks Titles.

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.

Richmond Library: Alzheimers and Dementia Information Sessions

Wednesday 22nd February-Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Get answers to your questions about Alzheimers and dementia at our monthly information sessions.

Nellie Knitters

Monday 1st May-Thursday 14th December 2017
Library Knitters, creating garments for Nelson Plunket babies and other Nelson groups.


Friday 2nd June-Sunday 3rd September 2017
Exploring portraiture and gender in The Suter collection Behold exposes the coded visual language used ...

Contra Dance

Saturday 10th June-Saturday 9th December 2017
The monthly family oriented dance. A contra dance is an American style barndance or ceilidh. ...

Motueka Library: Craft and Yarn

Wednesday 14th June-Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Bring your craft project along to the library and work on it while meeting new ...

Nelson Farmers Market

Wednesday 28th June 2017-Wednesday 27th June 2018
Nelsons Fresh Wednesday Farmers Market - Local producers and marketeers come to town bringing you ...

JPs in the library

Saturday 8th July-Saturday 30th December 2017
There are two Justices of the Peace in the Elma Turner Library on Saturdays from ...

Beginners Yoga

Monday 31st July-Monday 4th September 2017
Beginners Yoga courses are designed for anyone to come along to learn yoga in a ...

Family History Month at Elma Turner Library Nelson

Monday 31st July-Thursday 31st August 2017
Family History Month at Elma Turner Library. nelsonpubliclibraries.co.nz 03 546 8100 library@ncc.govt.nz

Richmond Library: Queen St Richmond

Tuesday 1st-Thursday 31st August 2017
Share your original photos of Richmond's Queen St.

Prodigy Teen Yoga

Tuesday 1st August-Tuesday 19th September 2017
Prodigy Teen Yoga ॐA 8 week course specifically designed to help teenagers unlock their potential ...

Hatha Foundation Course ॐ

Tuesday 1st August-Tuesday 5th September 2017
Hatha Foundation Course. Come and unwind at the end of the day with this delicious ...

Motueka Library: Share Your Memories

Tuesday 1st-Thursday 31st August 2017
Share your memories about Motueka Library.

Nelson Library Adult computer classes

Thursday 3rd August-Thursday 28th September 2017
Elma Turner Library holds classes for adults each Thursday in school term time

ART@203 - New Works by Tom Downing

Monday 7th-Saturday 26th August 2017
An exhibition of landscape paintings by Tom Downing.

Motueka Library: Free Computer Classes

Tuesday 8th August-Tuesday 26th September 2017
Free computer classes at Motueka Library.

Photographic Exhibition

Tuesday 8th-Saturday 26th August 2017
Selected Photographic works by the Nelson Camera Club.

Inner Reflections

Tuesday 8th-Saturday 26th August 2017
A multi media show by Donna-Marie

Stoke Library Adult computer classes

Thursday 10th August-Thursday 21st September 2017
Free weekly courses in term time

Richmond Library: Further Steps in Family History

Thursday 10th-Thursday 24th August 2017
A beyond the basics course, for anyone who has attended an Introduction to Family History ...

Motueka Library: Garden Gurus Group

Monday 14th August-Monday 11th December 2017
Join the Garden Gurus in talking and learning about gardens and plants.

Bye Bye Birdie

Thursday 17th-Sunday 20th August 2017
Nayland College presents one of Broadway’s biggest hit musicals Bye Bye Birdie! A loving send-up ...

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 ...

Live Music Double Banger

Friday 18th-Sunday 20th August 2017
R18Two great shows for the price of none!At The friendliest bar on the planet Liquid ...

Richmond Library: Family History Month - Caring for Your Photos

Saturday 19th August 2017
Learn how to look after your photographs, postcards and photo albums.

Shady dealings & daylight robberies - art thefts revealed

Saturday 19th August 2017
A unique chance to glean an insight into the world of lost and looted art, ...

Cruise Control at The Nelson Suburban Club

Saturday 19th August 2017
Be entertained and dance the night away to the beat and groove of Cruise Control, ...

Boogie Train

Saturday 19th August 2017
Boogie Train bring a blues explosion to the Inn.

Pearl Creek Plant Releasing Working Bee

Saturday 19th August 2017
We will be releasing plants, weeding and collecting plant protectors.

Flower Crown Making Workshop

Saturday 19th August 2017
Learn how to create a stunning full flower crown with select blooms and foliage. Learn ...

Gone But Not Forgotten

Sunday 20th August 2017
Nelson Male Voice Choir's 2nd concert programme in 2017, with music from composers whose musical ...

Indoor Winter Market

Sunday 20th August 2017
Whatever the weather, it will be cosy and warm in the Tahunanui Community Centre where ...

Fashion Parade, Silent Auction ++ For Nelson Ark

Sunday 20th August 2017
Fundraiser for Nelson Ark


Sunday 20th August 2017

Mindfulness Introductory Course

Monday 21st August-Monday 25th September 2017
Learn how to deal with stress, how to improve your sleep and how to feel ...

For the Love of Family

Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Art, craft and family

Youth-Meet the General Election Candidates

Wednesday 23rd August 2017
This is a great opportunity for young voters-or future voters to meet the Nelson Candidates ...


Thursday 24th-Saturday 26th August 2017
Nelson Academy of Dance's proudly presents Cinderella the Ballet. The ultimate rags to riches fairy ...

Motueka Library: Winter Poetry Night

Thursday 24th August 2017
Join us in celebrating posetry with recitals by special guests Barry Hayes and Peter Payne.

ECO Conference

Friday 25th-Monday 28th August 2017
This year the theme of the ECO conference is: Environmental Responsibilities and Democracy for the ...

Plunket Cafe

Friday 25th August 2017
Pop on in for a casual cuppa and chat with Mandy from Plunket.

Ceol River at The Boathouse

Friday 25th August 2017
Ceol River are a three piece band performing upbeat Acoustic and Celtic folk rock songs ...

National Poetry Day with Nelson Libraries

Friday 25th August 2017
An open mic poetry session to celebrate National Poetry Day 2017.

Richmond Library: Family History Month - Children's Craft Session

Saturday 26th August 2017
Help us build an exciting 3D model construction of Queen Street.

The Death of OPTIMUS GRYME : Nelson

Saturday 26th-Sunday 27th August 2017


Saturday 26th August 2017
FEZ are back at The Vic!

An Deise

Sunday 27th August 2017
Irish musicians; Paddy Tutty fiddle, bodhran Derek Morrissey, button accordian, and Caoimhin O Fearghaíl, guitar, ...

Daffodil Rally for Cancer

Sunday 27th August 2017
Car Rally for everyone & Public inspection at end. All proceeds to Cancer society

Parents to be/babes in arms play group at Ecomoon

Tuesday 29th August 2017
Come along and meet other parents/parents to be, make friends, connect and relax.let the kids ...

Motueka Library: A Pioneering Family

Wednesday 30th August 2017
We invite you to a lively and informative presentation by David Kemp on the Roils ...

Richmond Library: Historic NZ Newspapers

Thursday 31st August 2017
Find out about papers Past and learn how to use it to find out information ...

Harp Meditation

Thursday 31st August 2017
Spoken words and live harp music woven together into a blissful and rejuvenating meditation.

Does Nelson Need a Community Arts Centre?

Thursday 31st August 2017
Public Meeting to discuss the need and desires of the community for an accessible communal ...

Wave Rave Beach Party

Friday 1st September 2017
Beach Party Time!!! Surf the Waves, Get you Hula on and Limbo the night away ...

Aiming to Misbehave

Friday 1st September 2017
Nelson's newest comedy improv troupe are performing livr at the Prince Albert on Nile Street.

Flora Knight & Sean Donald Album Release

Friday 1st September 2017
The first stop in Flora and Sean's album release tour, a night not to be ...

Appleby School Country fair

Saturday 2nd September 2017
The infamous BIG country Fair at our small Country School! A fantastic Fun Day out ...

Cruise Control Band at Club Waimea

Saturday 2nd September 2017
Be entertained and dance the night away to the beat and groove of Cruise Control, ...

The Hard-Core Troubadours

Saturday 2nd September 2017
The Hard Core Troubadours play country/rock and folk with a healthy dose of blues thrown ...

The Hard Core Troubadours @ Fairfield House, Nelson

Saturday 2nd September 2017
The Hard Core Troubadours play country/rock and folk with a healthy dose of blues thrown ...

Naked Harmony Workshop

Saturday 2nd September 2017
Learn and sing Women's 4-part a cappella harmony with one of NZ's top a cappella ...

Boogie Train Live @ The Vic

Saturday 2nd September 2017
Boogie Train playing Live @ The Vic

JOHNNY CASH Tribute night

Saturday 2nd September 2017
Don’t miss Stevie K present an amazing show based around the life and songs of ...

Spring Fashion Fling

Saturday 2nd September 2017
The 6th annual Nelson College for Girls fundraiser - Spring Fashion Fling

Mamma Mia! Nelson

Sunday 3rd-Sunday 10th September 2017
Nelson Musical Theatre proudly presents Mamma Mia! – the Global Smash Hit Musical based on ...

Mosaic World Choir as part of the Live Music series - Nelson Library

Sunday 3rd September 2017
Nelson's World music choir singing a capella

Mamma Mia!

Sunday 3rd-Saturday 23rd September 2017
Nelson Musical Theatre proudly presents Mamma Mia! – the Global Smash Hit Musical based on ...

Nelson's Inaugural Sausage Fest

Sunday 3rd September 2017
Viva La Vaca has partnered up with the Craft Beer Depot to bring you Nelson's ...

Mapua Makers Market

Sunday 3rd September 2017
A contemporary craft market.

Nelson Institute Talk: Speaker Andy Frost on Karearea: a 'cool' spearhead species for NZ Conservation

Sunday 3rd September 2017
Andy Frost, chair of Marlborough Falcon Conservation Trust on rehabilitation and breeding of NZ falcon, ...

Hira School Valley to View Walk*Bike*Fair

Sunday 3rd September 2017
Hira School's Valley to View Family Fun Day is a unique opportunity to enjoy Happy ...

Bicycle Maintenance with Sport Tasman

Monday 4th September 2017
Adult Learners Week 2017 4 – 10 September

Writing Workshop with Belinda Mellor

Tuesday 5th September 2017
Adult Learners Week 2017 4 – 10 September

Michael Houstoun and Bella Hristova

Wednesday 6th September 2017
Beethoven’s ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano form a transcendent, transformative monument of the duo ...

Raw Chef Demo

Wednesday 6th September 2017
AGEING BACKWARDS - Foods to include in your diet to smooth your wrinkles & make ...

Mahjong demonstration with the Nelson Mahjong Club

Wednesday 6th September 2017
Adult Learners Week 2017 4 – 10 September

Powers of Attorney and Wills with Nelson Bays Community Law

Wednesday 6th September 2017
Adult Learners Week 2017 4 – 10 September

Richmond Library: Nelson’s Suffragists – Women Who Wanted the Vote

Thursday 7th September 2017
Nelson Provincial Museum’s Jessie Bray-Sharpin is back at Richmond Library with a talk about Nelson’s ...

Free Online Learning with Nelson Public Libraries

Thursday 7th September 2017
Adult Learners Week 2017 4 – 10 September

Knitting Demonstration with the Nelson Knitters

Thursday 7th September 2017
Adult Learners Week 2017 4 – 10 September

Slow Yoga with Vikki Wilkinson

Thursday 7th September 2017
Adult Learners Week 2017 4 – 10 September

Book Binding with Rosie-Anne Pinney

Thursday 7th September 2017
Adult Learners Week 2017 4 – 10 September

70s vs 80s Dance Party FREE ENTRY

Friday 8th September 2017
Spinning all vinyl all night, get ready to get down!!!

Made in Bahia at The Boathouse

Friday 8th September 2017
Bring your dancing shoes and your hips and party with Brazilian band Made in Bahia ...

Celebration Event and Prize Giving with special guests.

Friday 8th September 2017
Adult Learners Week 2017 4 – 10 September

Ukulele Orchestra with Nelson Public Libraries

Friday 8th September 2017
Adult Learners Week 2017 4 – 10 September

The Dun Run

Saturday 9th September 2017
Trailrun . . . rugged but runnable. Approximately 25km.

Cruise Control Band at The Mapua Sprig and Fern

Saturday 9th September 2017
Be entertained and dance the night away to the beat and groove of Cruise Control, ...

Elsewhere Presents THE UPBEATS

Saturday 9th-Sunday 10th September 2017
Elsewhere is proud to bring the undisputed kings ofNZ Drum n Bass THE UPBEATS to ...

Titans of Tunes

Saturday 9th September 2017
The first regional all-ages original music competition, three judges, several categories, one prize.

Slow Yoga with Vikki Wilkinson

Saturday 9th September 2017
Adult Learners Week 2017 4 – 10 September

Understanding Dementia with Heather Lackner

Saturday 9th September 2017
Adult Learners Week 2017 4 – 10 September

Motueka Rudolf Steiner Spring Fair

Sunday 10th September 2017
Join our festival to celebrate Spring with us. Fun for everyone with great entertainment, fresh ...

Journey Within Day Retreat

Sunday 10th September 2017
.Guided by live harp music, exercises and visualizations, we journey into our selves and bring ...

Author Talk – Kate De Goldi

Sunday 10th September 2017
Adult Learners Week 2017 4 – 10 September

BOOGIE TRAIN! Spring Fling

Friday 15th September 2017
The best blues band in the country return to the playhouse stage

Dangerous Liaisons

Saturday 16th September 2017
Join the New Zealand String Quartet on their 30th anniversary tour for a concert filled ...

Tommy Emmanuel

Wednesday 20th September 2017
Twice Grammy nominated virtuoso guitarist Tommy Emmanuel comes to Nelson for the first time. Book ...

The Modern Maori Quartet and Annie Crummer

Wednesday 20th September 2017
Take 4 good looking, hip swaying, suave Maori guys crooning a mix of modern day: ...

Sharon O'Neill & Friends - Home Again

Friday 22nd-Saturday 23rd September 2017
Sharon O’Neill in her hometown of Nelson, giving fans a special opportunity, with 2 up ...

Elvis Returns with Che Orton and Paul Madsen’s SuperStar Show

Friday 22nd September 2017
The King is back!!! In the form of Che Norton, judged Australasia's best elvis impersonator. ...

Tasman Makos v Southland

Sunday 24th September 2017
The Tasman Makos play the Southland Stags in the 2017 Mitre 10 Cup.

Wills Gully

Sunday 24th September 2017
Come explore your local parks and walkways. Join us for a guided walk up Jimmy ...

Cherry Blossom Festival 2017

Sunday 24th September 2017
Nelson Miyazu Sister City Association is proud to present the 2017 Cherry Blossom Festival.

Cawthron SciTec Expo

Tuesday 26th-Thursday 28th September 2017
Cawthron SciTec Expo is the Nelson/ Tasman region showcase for school students to demonstrate their ...

Operatunity Presents: Fabulous 50s

Friday 29th September 2017
Relive the fun when vocals met harmonies as we celebrate the greatest hits of the ...

Nelson Home & Garden Show 2017

Friday 29th September-Sunday 1st October 2017
Home improvement ideas, variety & expert advice all under the one roof.

A Rocky Horror Sing Along Night

Friday 29th September 2017
he campest cult classic of all time is coming to Nelson, and YOU are the ...

Blast's Family Day Out 2017

Saturday 30th September-Sunday 1st October 2017
Blasts family day out -a fun filled day out for the whole family 20 Bouncy ...

The First Taste

Saturday 30th September 2017
Enjoy a delicious range of food from around the globe and check out the fresh ...

Cruise Control live at The Playhouse

Saturday 30th September 2017
Local lads play good old fashioned rock and roll to get you up on the ...

Avid Opera pt. 2 as part of the Live Music series - Nelson Library

Sunday 1st October 2017
Avid Opera will charm us again with operatic arias

The Little Mermaid Jr

Sunday 1st-Saturday 7th October 2017
Disney’s musical tale of the Andersen classic comes to life on the stage. Nelson Youth ...

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 ...

Imani Winds

Wednesday 4th October 2017
The season concludes with fun, fire and flair. Imani Winds uses collaboration, outreach, and new ...

2017 New Zealand Artistic Gymnastics Championships

Wednesday 4th-Sunday 8th October 2017
Nelson will play host to the 2017 New Zealand Artistic Gymnastics Championships, at the recently ...

Tasman Makos v Auckland

Sunday 8th October 2017
The Tasman Makos play the Auckland Blues in the 2017 Mitre 10 Cup.

That Bloody Woman

Wednesday 11th-Thursday 12th October 2017
Radical, riotous and bursting with wit, this bold musical experience about one of NZ’s greatest ...

The Orchid and The Crow (Australia)

Wednesday 11th-Thursday 12th October 2017
A life affirming musical comedy about family, faith and survival.

Sunny Ray and the Magnificent Moon (Australia)

Wednesday 11th-Thursday 12th October 2017
Imagine what it’s like to stay up all night! One night Sunny Ray breaks all ...

Julia Deans and SJD - The Saddest Songs in the Universe

Thursday 12th October 2017
Singer-songwriters Julia Deans and Sean James Donnelly invite you to come and wallow in a ...

Mel Parsons & Liz Stringer (AUS)

Thursday 12th October 2017
Both performers have distinctive voices, a story-telling bent and a dry humour that will have ...


Thursday 12th October 2017
Pic's Granary Gigs: Home to an exciting line-up of local and visiting musicians playing FREE, ...

If There’s Not Dancing at the Revolution, I’m Not Coming

Friday 13th-Saturday 14th October 2017
This is a work to wake us up a little.This is a party.This is a ...

Otto & Astrid - Eurosmash, Die Roten Punkte (Germany)

Friday 13th October 2017
Dysfunctional siblings Otto & Astrid are back with their latest show Eurosmash!, one of the ...

Tijuana Cartel (Australia)

Friday 13th October 2017
Tijuana Cartel: an East meets West wonderland for those seeking sensory overload, euphoria, fat beats ...

Kokako's Song

Friday 13th October 2017
With beautifully handcrafted life-sized puppets and original live music, Kokako’s Song is a little show ...

Nicola Galloway - My Homegrown Kitchen

Friday 13th October 2017
Award-winning chef, photographer and writer Nicola Galloway has amassed an army of followers eager for ...

Aquatic Centre Super Hero Day Rave

Friday 13th October 2017
2 Super Holiday sessions of Waves, Inflatables, Games, Prizes and so much more at the ...

Sunrise Walk For Wellbeing

Saturday 14th October 2017
Join us and help destigmatise depression and promote mental wellbeing.

Lolo Lovina (Australia)

Saturday 14th October 2017
Lolo Lovina ('Red Beer') is an intoxicating brew infused with unza, swing and Balkan Gypsy ...

Play On

Saturday 14th October 2017
A musical imagining of Shakespeare’s great soliloquies. “If music be the food of love, play ...

Big Daddy Wilson & Band (USA & Europe)

Saturday 14th October 2017
Take a Cadillac ride through the Southern States and you’ll hear a thousand flavours of ...

Toby Morris - The Day The Costumes Stuck

Saturday 14th October 2017
Toby Morris is a comic artist, illustrator and designer, one-half of RNZ news duo Toby ...

Adam Dudding - Fatherhood and Literary Life

Saturday 14th October 2017
Journalist Adam Dudding’s father Robin was a leading literary light of his time, but he ...

Steve Braunias - A Glutton Confesses

Saturday 14th October 2017
Leading journalist Steve Braunias has delighted readers for decades with his gorgeous yet searing prose. ...

Nelson Civic Choir performs Sir Karl Jenkins' Cantata Memoria

Sunday 15th October 2017
Nelson Civic Choir performs the 1st NZ performance of a new work by Sir Karl ...

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 ...

Declan O'Rourke & Vishtèn (Ireland & Canada)

Sunday 15th October 2017
A mélange of traditional Irish and Canadian music styles from both sides of the Atlantic.

Thinking Brunch 1: Is Nelson Still An Arts Capital?

Sunday 15th October 2017
Our region has long been known as an artistic hotspot, but when visitors come, what ...

Catherine Chidgey - Found Prose

Sunday 15th October 2017
It’s official: Catherine Chidgey’s The Wish Child is the best novel in New Zealand this ...

Anthony Byrt - Travels Through Contemporary Art

Sunday 15th October 2017
Writer and Ockham Non-Fiction book finalist Anthony Byrt has made his career in that most ...

Maungatapu [World Premiere]

Monday 16th-Tuesday 17th October 2017
Murder, mayhem, love, loyalty, betrayal, honour, comradeship, justice, injustice and Nelson… this story has it ...


Monday 16th October 2017
PechaKucha returns for its tenth year at the Festival, with a diverse range of presentations ...

The Creamery

Tuesday 17th-Wednesday 18th October 2017
Enter the sumptuous world of cheese-making where artisans compete to win your favour and create ...

An Awfully Big Adventure

Tuesday 17th October 2017
Brace yourselves for a clever play that will transport you to World War One, a ...

Couch Stories

Tuesday 17th October 2017
Couch Stories are true stories, told the old fashioned way – no pictures, no notes. ...

Ernest Rutherford: Everyone Can Science!

Wednesday 18th-Thursday 19th October 2017
Long dead moustachioed scientific giant Ernest Rutherford claws his way off the hundred-dollar bill to ...

The Ballad of Backbone Joe (Australia)

Wednesday 18th October 2017
A hilariously daft and gruesome tale of a murder, set in a small country town, ...


Thursday 19th October 2017
“I'm starting to think about genetics, what's passed on. What isn't. I'm thinking of my ...

Hudson & Halls Live!

Thursday 19th-Friday 20th October 2017
And we’re live! The oven’s caught fire, David is drinking and Peter has bad news.

The Māori Sidesteps

Friday 20th October 2017
Get ready for a night of hilarity as The Māori Sidesteps turn some of your ...

Guy Buttery (South Africa)

Friday 20th October 2017
Award-winning, internationally recognised guitarist and something of a South African national treasure, Guy Buttery enjoys ...

PSS PSS (Switzerland)

Saturday 21st-Sunday 22nd October 2017
An extraordinary physical performance blending contemporary clowning with theatre and circus.

White Man Behind a Desk: Live

Saturday 21st-Sunday 22nd October 2017
Robbie Nicol - the kiwi John Oliver - is leaving the safety of his Facebook ...

Thomas Oliver & Band

Saturday 21st October 2017
Thomas Oliver and his band create a live show that will take you with them ...

Festival in Development - Birds of a Feather

Saturday 21st October 2017
A reading of Elisabeth Easther's new play 'Birds of a Feather', about Perrine Moncreiff, a ...

Emily Writes - Rants in the Dark

Saturday 21st October 2017
Wellington mother, writer and The Spinoff Parents editor Emily Writes has struck a chord with ...

Colin Hogg - The High Road

Saturday 21st October 2017
Finding the cannabis laws in NZ too draconian, writer and columnist Colin Hogg embarked on ...

Rebekah White & Dave Hansford - Writing Science

Saturday 21st October 2017
How can we tell vital science stories in a world overrun with distractions?

Erin Donohue - When Everything Is Wrong

Saturday 21st October 2017
Novelist and anorexia survivor Erin Donohue has lived a lifetime in her 22 years.

Salut Printemps!

Sunday 22nd October 2017
New Zealand’s premier professional choir, Voices New Zealand, welcomes spring with SALUT PRINTEMPS

Laughton Kora & Friends

Sunday 22nd October 2017
A night of electronic funk that will tantalise the ears and give you the overwhelming ...

Thinking Brunch 2: Being a Woman in the Age of Trump

Sunday 22nd October 2017
Last year, Donald Trump won the most powerful office in the world and has been ...

Elisabeth Easther - Bird Words

Sunday 22nd October 2017
It’s been a year full of wings for acclaimed actress and playwright Elisabeth Easther.

Marcus Thomas - Our Hidden World

Sunday 22nd October 2017
Caver Marcus Thomas and photographer Neil Silverwood laboured over Caves for years, producing a book ...


Monday 23rd October 2017
Enjoy this floral and heritage fete with the Gardens of Isel Park in full bloom.


Monday 23rd October 2017
An exciting mixture of urban beats, mechanical movement, AV and sound technology from the people ...

Tusiata Avia & Selina Tusitala Marsh - Pacific Voices

Monday 23rd October 2017
Tusiata Avia and Selina Tusitala Marsh create sonorous prose and poetry that weave together the ...

Alan Carter - Marlborough Man

Monday 23rd October 2017
The Marlborough Sounds are paradise – unless you’re hiding from a ruthless man with a ...

The Sound of Music

Tuesday 24th-Wednesday 25th October 2017
One of the world’s best-loved musicals, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, will tour New Zealand this ...

Stage One

Tuesday 24th-Friday 27th October 2017
Stage One is a designated student stage on the 1903 site at the top of ...

Community Recreation Expo

Saturday 28th October 2017
Come and see what your community has on offer. Sports, hobbies, social groups, food onsite

Casino Evening Charity Fundraiser

Saturday 28th October 2017
Come and try your luck at our fundraising Casino Evening. Blackjack . Roulette . Crown ...

Isla Grant

Sunday 29th October 2017
Scotland’s legendary singer/songwriter Isla Grant returns to New Zealand with exciting new songs – plus ...

Dia de los Muertos

Sunday 29th October 2017
Based on the Mexican festival 'Day of the Dead' with culture, food, and entertainment. Mariachi, ...

New Zealand Cider Festival

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

Celebration Brass - 160th Birthday Concert

Saturday 4th November 2017
Nelson City Brass 160th Birthday Gala Concert

The Nelson Half

Sunday 5th November 2017
A distance to suit everyone Half Marathon, 10km, 5km & 2.5km Fun Run & Walk.

Nelson Ark Village Fayre

Sunday 5th November 2017
Fun filled day with lots to do, see and hear. Dogs especially welcome

Goya Ensemble as part of the Live Music Series at Nelson Public Library

Sunday 5th November 2017
Music for classical guitar and strings

Garden Art Expo

Saturday 11th-Sunday 12th November 2017
Showcasing outdoor art in garden setting. All pieces by Top of the South craftspeople.

Yoga & Mindfulness Weekend Retreat

Friday 17th-Sunday 19th November 2017
Relax, Refresh, ReviveYoga/Mindfulness Retreat - A Weekend of Wellness

Abel Tasman Cycle Challenge

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


Saturday 18th November 2017
Empire Dance Company is excited to bring a collaboration of cutting edge choreography, technique, talent ...

2017 NZHRA National Hot Rod Show

Saturday 18th-Sunday 19th November 2017
New Zealand's best Hot Rod's and Street Machine's on display to the public.

Tahunanui Community Centre Art Exhibition

Saturday 18th-Sunday 19th November 2017
Our Art Group's first ever exhibition. Come and see what we have been up to!

Nelson Sports Awards

Saturday 25th November 2017
You're invited to an evening of a celebration of sport, recognising sportspeople in the Nelson ...

Nelson A&P Show 2017

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

Taylor's Cars Strongman Challenge 2017

Saturday 25th-Sunday 26th November 2017
New Zealand's Strongest Women & South-Island's Strongest Man 2017 Bring the family to witness athletes ...

Rotary Motorhome Show 2017

Saturday 25th-Sunday 26th November 2017
Do you live for the open road, the joy of exploring the unknown travelling with ...

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Sunday 26th November-Saturday 2nd December 2017
Nelson Youth Theatre Company is delighted to present one of the most enduring shows of ...

Operatunity Presents: Merry Little Christmas

Monday 27th November 2017
Music conjures up both the Magic and the Madness of the Christmas season as we ...

Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival

Tuesday 28th November 2017-Saturday 27th January 2018
Annual Christmas tree festival

Among the Roses

Sunday 3rd December 2017
Come along to sip, snack, relax and enjoy the beautiful roses, food and music at ...

La Vida string quartet as part of the Live Music series - Nelson Public Library

Sunday 3rd December 2017
A vibrant, stylish string quartet based in Nelson.

Livestock 2017

Sunday 3rd December 2017
Livestock is an action packed afternoon of live original music set in the family friendly ...

Mapua Makers Christmas Market

Sunday 3rd December 2017
A contemporary craft market.

Family Picnic Event

Wednesday 6th December 2017
Spend time with your family, relax and have fun!

Saturday Night Fever

Saturday 9th-Sunday 10th December 2017
Packed with over twenty legendary hits from the Bee Gees Saturday Night Fever is a ...

Carols by Candlelight at Washbourn Gardens

Sunday 17th December 2017
The serene Washbourn Gardens hosts Richmond's Carols by Candlelight - an evening of Christmas song ...

Carols by Candlelight at Washbourn Gardens

Sunday 17th December 2017
The serene Washbourn Gardens hosts Richmond's Carols by Candlelight - an evening of Christmas song ...

Richmond Market Day

Friday 29th December 2017
Biggest market in the top of the south.

Nelson Summer Shakespeare

Thursday 11th-Saturday 20th January 2018
Nelson Summer Shakespeare will return with another outdoor production, details to be announced soon.

Tahuna Summer Sounds

Friday 12th-Friday 19th January 2018
Live music returns to Tahunanui Beach with the finest local bands and musicians performing.

Motueka country Music Festival

Friday 12th-Sunday 14th January 2018
Country Music Festival Guest ArtistsWalk ups for anyoneFREE ENTRY

Teddy Bears' Picnic

Sunday 14th January 2018
The Teddy Bears are getting excited! They have checked their calendars and marked themselves as ...

Pokororo Arts & Craft Fair

Sunday 14th January 2018
Pokororo fair has been going for 43 years

Evolve Festival

Friday 26th-Sunday 28th January 2018
Workshops, Exhibitors & Music to transform the wellbeing of individuals, the community & the earth. ...

Sarau Festival

Sunday 28th January 2018
This is a late afternoon festival to celebrate the fabulous Moutere Valley and its peopleSee ...

Nelson Wine & Food Festival

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

Nelson Opera in the Park

Saturday 24th February 2018
Save the date! Nelson Opera in the Park will be back next February. Details will ...

Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon & 10km 2018

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

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, ...

MarchFest 2018

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

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 ...

Light Nelson

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