What's on in Nelson

2018 Nelson Arts Festival

Thursday 11th-Friday 26th October 2018

Ngā Hau Ngākau (Breath of Mine)

Saturday 4th August-Sunday 21st October 2018
Weaving together painting, carving, and sound Ngā Hau Ngākau explores the collective creation of narratives.

Open Day for the Nelson Ark

Saturday 6th October 2018
A great fun and educational day out for your and your four legged furry friends!Gold ...

Nelson Parent and Child Expo 2018

Saturday 20th October 2018
From Pregnancy and Birth, Baby to Child, Parenting, Services, Supports - we have you covered! ...

Balloons on the Beach - Lift Off Kaiteriteri

Sunday 21st October 2018
We're excited to bring you Lift Off Abel Tasman, an action-packed weekend of fun & ...

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 ...

Dia de los Muertos Nelson

Sunday 28th October 2018
A family fun day based on the Mexican festival 'Day of the Dead' with culture, ...

The NZ Cider Festival

Saturday 3rd November 2018
Celebrate all things Cider at the 3rd annual NZ Cider Festival located in sunny Nelson. ...

The Nelson Half

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

Garden Art Expo

Saturday 10th-Sunday 11th November 2018
Showcasing outdoor art in garden setting. All pieces by Top of the South craftspeople.

Stoke School Market & Truck Show

Saturday 10th November 2018
Bring your friends and family to the Stoke School PTA fundraiser Truck Show, and also ...

Brooklyn School Book & Country Fair

Saturday 10th November 2018
Book & Country fair

Vintage Car Club National Veteran Rally

Friday 16th-Friday 23rd November 2018
Veteran cars over 100 years old from around NZ will gather in Richmond, Nelson for ...

ASB Nelson Sports Awards

Saturday 24th November 2018
The Nelson Sports Awards is one of the signature events of the year recognising outstanding ...

Higgins Heritage Park Steam Museum & Craft Fair

Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Higgins Heritage Park Steam Museum & Fair Day

Nelson Classic and Vintage Motorcycle Show

Saturday 5th-Sunday 6th January 2019
Annual eye catching display of club qualifying classic and vintage motorcycles all over 25 years ...

Tahuna Summer Sounds

Friday 11th-Friday 18th January 2019
Live music returns to Tahuna beach this summer with a series of evening twilight concerts ...

Nelson Summer Kite Festival

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

Pipes in the Park 2019

Sunday 27th January 2019
A celtic/Scottish music extravaganza for all ages! Bagpipes, drums, dancing, singing and much more!

Luminate Festival 2019

Thursday 31st January-Wednesday 6th February 2019
Luminate is a vibrant summer festival of cutting-edge live & electronic music, visual & performing ...

Nelson Wine & Food Festival

Sunday 17th February 2019
We have listened & by public demand NWFF remains in Brightwater! Lock in the date, ...

MarchFest 2019

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

Wakefield Apple Fair 2019

Sunday 14th April 2019
Celebrate the apple harvest. Freshly pressed apple juice, apple displays, live entertainment, children's activities, burgers, ...

Nelson Fringe Festival

Friday 26th April-Sunday 5th May 2019
The festival is a nine day celebration of fringy theatre awesomeness - with workshops during ...


Saturday 25th May 2019
Run, Walk or Cycle our event on the Great Taste Trail in NelsonTasman. K2M provides, ...