What's on in Nelson

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Community Chat

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

Small Time and Story Time at the library

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

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.

Nightingale Knitters

Monday 5th March-Monday 17th December 2018
Come along for a cup of tea or coffee and some good company.

Contra Dance

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

(Un)conditional II

Saturday 17th March-Sunday 27th May 2018
This exhibition is a partnership between The Suter and The Physics Room, Christchurch.

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 ...

The Nelson Market

Saturday 14th April-Saturday 29th December 2018
For nearly 40 years The Nelson Market has been a vibrant showcase of the best ...

ART@203 - "The 100 Foot Journey" by Nicole Russell

Monday 7th-Saturday 26th May 2018
An exhibition of beautiful little oil paintings by Nicole Russell, with an opening from 5:30 ...

More is More - Art Exhibition

Monday 7th-Sunday 27th May 2018
Seventeen NSAS artists come together in a group exhibition "More is More" at the McKee ...

The 100-Foot Journey, Art Exhibition

Monday 7th-Saturday 26th May 2018
PAINT FAST – PAINT SMALL – PAINT DAILY! Exhibition by Nicole Russell featuring oil paintings ...

Flash Fiction Writing Competition at the library

Monday 7th-Monday 21st May 2018
The nights are getting darker and the weather colder, but you wouldn’t know it at ...

After School Drama Classes

Tuesday 8th May-Tuesday 3rd July 2018
After School Drama classes with Roger Sanders starting this term, for ages 7 to 10 ...

May Youth Workshops

Tuesday 8th-Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Free workshops for youth aged between 11-15 run out of the Tahunanui Community Centre. Free ...

RAW - work outside the edge

Thursday 10th May-Saturday 16th June 2018
Arts Council Presents RAW - a special exhibition of artworks created by self-taught artists.

Sprig & Fern 10km Run/Walk Series

Saturday 12th May-Saturday 27th October 2018
4x 10km run/walk based at the Sprig & Fern Taverns in Richmond, Motueka, Brightwater and ...


Monday 14th May 2018
The New Zealand Dance Company proudly presents one of its most sought after and celebrated ...

Nelson Live Poets

Tuesday 15th May 2018
Bring a poem to share or just enjoy the show. Sign up on the night. ...

Opera Unboxed

Wednesday 16th May 2018
Four NZ Opera colleagues present an evening of music from the worlds of Grand Opera ...

Home Invasion

Wednesday 16th-Saturday 19th May 2018
Taylor, an entitled youth breaks into ex SAS soldier Peter Methune's house, but happens to ...

Aphra Trio

Thursday 17th May 2018
Take a break of the stressful work and join us at another concert of our ...

Diedre Irons & Mark Secker

Thursday 17th May 2018
Renowned concert pianist Diedre Irons and NZ Symphony Orchestra's principal cellist, Andrew Joyce join us ...

Style Coaching Workshop & Raffle

Thursday 17th May 2018
Come and learn which styles from this season's collection will flatter and enhance your body ...

NZ Music Month -The Dukes of Weathershire

Friday 18th May 2018
Original folk rock tunes with a modern twist

Smokefree Rockquest – Nelson Finals

Friday 18th May 2018
Smokefree Rockquest aims to motivate young musicians to prove their ability and realise the heights ...

Cake decorators Sugar Paste Fashionista Figurine workshop

Saturday 19th May 2018
Create a fashion figurine using sugar paste.

NZ Music Month - Mosaic choir

Saturday 19th May 2018
Mosaic world music choir unaccompanied

Softening into the floor - Workshop with Chloe Loftus

Saturday 19th May 2018
A release-based workshop to discover ease, breath and joy in our movement.

Zulu Love

Saturday 19th May 2018
Despite deep personal loss, ZULU LOVE have decided not to disappoint their New Zealand audiences ...

Forest & Bird - Paremata Flats Reserve Planting

Saturday 19th May 2018
Approximately 7500 trees to be planted and planting will commence on Saturday 19th May

Harmony for Hospice

Saturday 19th May 2018
Hosted by Nelson Bays Harmony this matinee musical celebration is to support Nelson Hospice in ...

The Jordan Luck Band

Saturday 19th-Sunday 20th May 2018
Kiwi icon's The Jordan Luck Band announce their 18 date ‘Why Does Love Do This ...

Jack & The Box Live @ The Vic

Saturday 19th May 2018
Do not miss out on the amazing duo that makes up Jack & the box.

Jackie Bristrow

Sunday 20th May 2018
"Jackie Bristow captivates audiences, with her soulful voice, combining subtle but beautiful melodies and hooks ...

A Nelson Institute and Friends of the Nelson Library talk

Sunday 20th May 2018
'The Fungus Amongus', an illustrated talk by Bill Malcolm, leading NZ botanist and photographer, on ...

NCMA Orchestral Pathways Concert

Sunday 20th May 2018
An affordable, family friendly concert featuring five NCMA orchestras.

Wilson Dickson

Monday 21st May 2018
America is like an enormous armed toddler at an all-you-can eat dessert buffet, simultaneously eating ...

Book Night

Tuesday 22nd May 2018
The nights are getting darker and the weather colder, but you wouldn’t know it at ...

Book Night 2018

Tuesday 22nd May 2018
A free nationwide reading event for people of all ages.

Free Beginners Tango Class

Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Social Argentine Tango, the dance within the embrace.

Autumn Showcase

Wednesday 23rd May 2018
An Autumn Showcase Concert featuring Nayland College students and guests.

Post Budget Breakfast for Nelson-Tasman

Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Child Poverty Action Group Post-Budget Breakfast for Nelson-Tasman, Wednesday 23 May at Stoke School Hall, ...

International Simultaneous Storytime

Wednesday 23rd May 2018
The nights are getting darker and the weather colder, but you wouldn’t know it at ...

Murder in the Library

Thursday 24th May 2018
Nelson Public Libraries are thrilled to be hosting another Murder in the Library panel in ...

Polly & the Ministrel

Thursday 24th May 2018
Our lunchtime concert series continues with Polly & the Ministrel, performing at the NCMA to ...

Hip Hop Workshop Featuring A1

Thursday 24th May 2018
Local hip-hop artist A1 is holding a workshop for anyone aged 13-24 interested in writing ...

Nelson Civic Choir present Handel's Messiah

Friday 25th-Saturday 26th May 2018
Nelson Civic Choir performs Handel's Messiah, at NCMA May 25, 7.30pm and May 26, 2.00pm ...

Young and Inspired - Living My Dream

Friday 25th May 2018
Young and Inspired celebrates the amazing achievements of young Nelsonian's who are living their dreams ...

Monty Bevins

Friday 25th May 2018
acoustic/solo, alternative, country/folk, Monty Bevins, Fraser Ross


Friday 25th May 2018
Be quick to secure your seat for Handel’s Messiah, the first major concert in the ...

Soulware - All That Binds Us

Friday 25th-Saturday 26th May 2018
Soulware's multi piece ,shape shifting, open format music collective from Aotearoa is coming to Nelson ...

PRI: Riding in Cars

Friday 25th May-Friday 8th June 2018
People's Republic of Improv is back with a brand new format. Driving in Cars is ...

Laugh Nelson

Saturday 26th May 2018
Laugh Nelson returns - an evening jam packed full of live stand up comedy & ...

Pink Ribbon Brunch

Saturday 26th May 2018
Fundraising event for Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand

Dancing for a Cause

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

Dancing For A Cause - Nelson Hospice

Saturday 26th May 2018
Fabulous evening of inspiring and nerve-wracking competition as eight Nelson Tasman celebs dance it off.

Broadway Unplugged: Millennial Songs

Saturday 26th May 2018
Nelson’s only musical theatre open mic night is on again! This time the theme is ...

Hot Latin Dance Party

Saturday 26th May 2018
HOT LATIN DANCE PARTY Sat.26 MayNelson Musical Theatre (next Founders Park)Latin DJ Uli all night ...


Saturday 26th May 2018
Be quick to secure your seat for Handel’s Messiah, the first major concert in the ...

Fez playing @ The Vic

Saturday 26th May 2018
Catch Fez blasting some sweet melodies at The Vic.

Broadway Unplugged

Saturday 26th May 2018
Nelson’s only musical theatre open mic night is on again! Anyone can register to perform, ...

Bryce Wastney as part of the Live Music Series and NZ Music Month

Sunday 27th May 2018
Singer/songwriter and accomplished guitarist entertains for NZ Music Month

Richard Gilewitz

Sunday 27th May 2018
Richard Gilewitz, American fingerstyle guitarist and entertainer, traditional to blues, Americana to European Classical, and ...

CMNZ presents: Alex Ross with Bianca Andrew & STROMA

Sunday 27th May 2018
Best-selling author, Alex Ross, joins our much-loved kiwi artists to present an exquisite tasting session ...

The Big Bike Film Night

Sunday 27th-Tuesday 29th May 2018
We're on a mission- sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with ...

Alex Ross with Bianca Andrew & Stroma

Sunday 27th May 2018
THE REST IS NOISE A revelatory exploration into the history of 20th-century chamber music.

PAUSE - Art Exhibition

Monday 28th May-Sunday 10th June 2018
Sarah Arnold and Yael Pochon, the recipients of the inaugural NSAS Graduate Awards present their ...

ART@203 - "Intraflora" by Karl Stubberfield

Monday 28th May-Saturday 16th June 2018
An exhibition of works by Karl Stubberfield, with an opening from 5:30 - 7pm on ...

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 ...

Mountainfilm on Tour

Thursday 31st May-Monday 4th June 2018
A selection of current and best-loved short adrenaline fueled films from the annual Mountainfilm festival ...

Nelson Jazz Concert

Friday 1st June 2018
Nelson Jazz Quartet & Nelson Jazz Club Big BandCome and enjoy an evening of fabulous ...

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 ...

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, ...

Ruby Coast Arts Trail - Open Studios

Saturday 2nd-Monday 4th June 2018
Enjoy discovering some superb art and craft on the Ruby Coast during the holiday weekend.

Ceili Dance: Ceol Aneas Irish Music Festival 2018

Saturday 2nd June 2018
Come and dance the night away to rousing Irish music and a caller to lead ...

Boys and Bays

Sunday 3rd June 2018
It's time for a break! Join our lunchtime concert on thursday to forget your stress ...

Exhibition Series: Hockney

Sunday 3rd-Wednesday 6th June 2018
Documentary featuring David Hockney's 2012 A Bigger Picture and 2016 82 Portraits and One Still ...

Ceol Aneas Irish Festival Showcase Concert 2018

Sunday 3rd June 2018
The Showcase Concert is the highlight of the Ceol Aneas festival. A lively evening of ...

Queen's Birthday Market

Sunday 3rd June 2018
Celebrate the Queen's Birthday long weekend at Isel market with the whole family.

Nelson Institute talk: Nigel Costley presents "Blackguards and Blisters All"

Sunday 3rd June 2018
Nigel Costley explores the world of Charles Dickens' novels, and lays bare a selection of ...

Goya Ensemble

Thursday 7th June 2018
Local musicians, the Goya Ensemble will perform wonderful works composed for classical guitar and strings.

Rock the South

Friday 8th June 2018
The regions finest youth musicians return to the stage for a dose of bass thumping, ...

Microsoft Word Seminar

Saturday 9th June 2018
Microsoft Word Features That Will Make Your Life Easier

NCMA Heritage Tour

Saturday 9th June 2018
Be among the first to get a "behind-the-scenes" tour of NCMA's brand new facilities and ...

NCMA Gala Concert & Drinks Reception

Saturday 9th June 2018
Music lovers from across the region won’t want to miss this very special event marking ...

Red Cross Refugee Support Volunteer training course. Free.

Saturday 9th-Thursday 14th June 2018
This 15-hour course enables participants to support former refugees from Columbia as they resettle here ...

Saturday Stories

Saturday 9th June-Saturday 25th August 2018
Saturday Story Time at Elma Turner Library through the months of winter. Join us for ...

NCMA Gala Concert

Sunday 10th June 2018
Music lovers from across the region won't want to miss this very special event marking ...

Heart of Yoga

Sunday 10th June 2018
In this workshop we will explore three key components of the modern western presentation of ...

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, ...

Schubert Quintet in A

Thursday 14th June 2018
Perhaps Schubert’s most loved work, the Trout Quintet is one of only a handful of ...

Erin Cole-Baker with Nathan Torvick

Friday 15th June 2018
Guitarist, singer/Songwriter

Rabbit Hole

Friday 15th June 2018
Rabbit Hole -"Winter is coming.." A full length double-album show at Deville on Friday 15th ...

Art Exhibition

Saturday 16th-Sunday 17th June 2018
Art Group Nelsons winter ART EXHIBITION at stoke hall.

Rising Stars of the Concert Stage

Saturday 16th June 2018
Join us for a celebration of the awardwinning performances presented in the Nelson/Marlborough District Rounds ...

Duo Jackson

Thursday 21st June 2018
The diverse range of musical styles featured in the Duo’s repertoire creates a unique musical ...

Cancer Society Annual Charity Ball

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

Nordan; North Atlantic Soundscapes.

Friday 22nd June 2018
North Atlantic Soundscapes – Celtic Harp & Nordic Fiddle

Fiona Pears

Saturday 23rd June 2018
Fiona has performed and recorded internationally over the past fifteen years.

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 ...

Break Out

Tuesday 26th June 2018
Break Out is a youth led performance and production showcase open to schools (Secondary/Intermediate) and ...

Alan K.Gray and the Cawthron Organ

Thursday 28th June 2018
Our lunchtime concert series continues with the first solo recital on the Cawthron Organ since ...

Nelson Symphony Orchestra : Vienna

Saturday 30th June 2018
The Nelson Symphony Orchestra with guest conductor John Rimmer and violin concerto soloist John Thomson.

Jekyll & Hyde

Tuesday 3rd July 2018
Comedy. Thrills. Chaos. Delight. Meet the most delightfully evil man alive, Mr Hyde.

Light Nelson

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

The Gang Show

Thursday 19th-Sunday 22nd July 2018
A fun filled family variety show for young and old that will have you laughing ...

Bye Bye Bullies

Thursday 19th July 2018
Learn how to outsmart the bullies in your worklife and in your private life!

The Wizard of OZ

Wednesday 25th July-Saturday 4th August 2018
NMT Presents The Wizard of OZ. The Family Musical.

Tami Neilson

Thursday 26th July 2018
Tami Neilson conjures up a wonderfully retro style that sounds like it could be from ...

The Bootleg Beach Boys

Sunday 5th August 2018
This blend of 5 vocals & infectious sun soaked gems, makes for a memorable night ...

Mel Parsons for The Boathouse

Thursday 9th August 2018
Save the date for a night of heartwarming folk from Boathouse favourite Mel Parsons. Details ...

CMNZ presents: Ensemble Zefiro

Wednesday 15th August 2018
The extraordinary colours of 17th and 18th century woodwind instruments have lent this Italian ensemble ...

Ensemble Zefiro

Wednesday 15th August 2018
This award winning Italian period-instrumental ensemble will delight with two decadent programmes dedicated to Handel,Fasch,Telemann,Haydn ...

Sleeping Beauty

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

Lissa Cowie, cellist as part of the Live Music Series

Sunday 26th August 2018
Lissa is an accomplished cellist who has played in several ensembles in the United Kingdom.

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.

Nelson Cherry Blossom Festival 2018

Sunday 23rd September 2018
Nelson Miyazu Sister City Association is proud to present the 2018 Nelson Cherry Blossom Festival.


Saturday 29th September 2018
One’s to watch, these award-winning rising stars, from Romania and Russia respectively, perform a programme ...

Ioana Cristina Goicea & Andrey Gugnin

Saturday 29th September 2018
Justly proclaimed ‘ones to watch’, Andrey Gugnin and Ioana Cristina Goicea took out the 2016 ...

Avid Opera as part of the Live Music Series

Sunday 30th September 2018
Opera favourites by some of Nelson's best opera singers

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.

The Nelson Half

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

ASB Nelson Sports Awards

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

Nelson Regatta

Friday 18th-Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Sports, Trailer & Keelboat Regatta

Nelson Summer Kite Festival

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

Nelson Buskers Festival

Thursday 31st January-Sunday 3rd February 2019
International Buskers Festival in the heart of Nelson

Sarau Festival

Sunday 3rd February 2019
A fantastic festival with live music, great food, wine and other delicious drinks, held in ...

MarchFest 2019

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