What's on in Nelson

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 ...

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

Dancing for a Cause

Saturday 26th May 2018
Eight local personalities will be partnered with a trained ballroom dancer and performing a ballroom ...

Ceol Aneas Irish Festival 2018

Friday 1st-Monday 4th June 2018
Mighty ‘craic’ with music and laughter will fill the air with the annual Ceol Aneas ...

Nelson Harness Racing Club - Winter Cup Festival

Friday 8th-Sunday 10th June 2018
Although racing is a very important part of the weekend, it's not just about the ...

Cancer Society Annual Charity Ball

Friday 22nd June 2018
This years’ charity ball will be held at the Trafalgar Centre

Midwinter Breakout

Sunday 24th June 2018
Family friendly 6 hr Mountainbike Event @Rabbit Island An easy course that all can ride.This ...

Light Nelson

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

Sleeping Beauty

Thursday 23rd-Saturday 25th August 2018
Set to the beautiful music of Tchaikovsky, join the dancers as they take us on ...

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 ...

The Nelson Half

Sunday 4th November 2018
A distance to suit everyone Half Marathon, 10km, 5km & 2.5km Fun Run & Walk.


Friday 16th-Thursday 22nd November 2018
Veteran cars over 100 years old from around NZ will gather in Nelson for a ...

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

MarchFest 2019

Saturday 9th March 2019
MarchFest is a unique craft beer and music festival, held in New Zealand’s sunniest city ...