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 ...

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.

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.

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!

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 ...

Richmond Library: Mystery Ink

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

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. ...

Tasman District Libraries: HerStory - A Celebration of Local Women

Tuesday 13th March-Monday 1st October 2018
Help us commemorate the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand.

(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 ...

Motueka Library: Scrabble Time!

Wednesday 4th April-Wednesday 19th December 2018
Enjoy a game of Scrabble at Motueka Library.

Motueka Library: 1000 Books Before School

Monday 9th April-Thursday 22nd November 2018
Join 1000 Books Before School at Motueka Library and create a "we read aloud to ...

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 ...

Motueka Library: Learn To Knit

Wednesday 18th April-Wednesday 30th May 2018
Learn basic knitting stitches and finishing techniques.

Richmond Library: Adult Art Classes – Painting and Drawing

Tuesday 24th April-Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Learn to draw and paint at Richmond Library with artist Larisse Hall.

Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop

Saturday 28th April-Saturday 2nd June 2018
Would you like to learn and experience for yourself the basic tools of mindfulness?

Motueka Library: Joie De Vivre - Surprise Reads

Tuesday 1st-Thursday 31st May 2018
We invite you to try our surprise reads. Discover new authors and find yourself in ...

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.

Plant The Seed Writers' Retreat

Friday 11th-Monday 14th May 2018
Award-winning Australian author Jesse Blackadder will be teaching at Appleby House & Rabbit Island Huts ...

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 ...

Richmond Library: Richmond Writing Group

Tuesday 15th May-Tuesday 18th December 2018
Interested in writing? This is the group for you.

Nelson Live Poets

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

Live Poets Motueka

Wednesday 16th May 2018
Open mic event for local and visiting poets

Motueka Live Poets

Wednesday 16th May 2018
Bring a poem to share or just enjoy the show. Sign up on the night. ...

Richmond Library: Bring a Jar - Preserve and Recipe Swap

Thursday 17th May 2018
Bring a spare jar (or several!) of homemade preserves from your pantry to swap for ...

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

Motueka Quilting Connection Quilt Show

Friday 18th-Sunday 20th May 2018
A display of members' new quilts and quilt challenges

Motueka Library: Music - Motueka High School Students

Friday 18th May 2018
Students from Motueka High School perform music as part of our New Zealand Music Month ...

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.

Rabbit Hole

Saturday 19th May 2018
Rabbit Hole Playing at the Playhouse Cafe Theatre

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 ...


Saturday 19th May 2018
The best band in Town at The Playhouse.

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.

Richmond Library: Building a Healthy Gut with Sarah La Touche

Monday 21st May 2018
Learn about Building a Healthy Gut with registered nutritionist Sarah La Touche.

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.

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 ...

Darren Watson Album Release

Thursday 24th May 2018
Great Blues Music

Richmond Library: Shared Pot-Luck Lunch

Thursday 24th May 2018
Come along to Richmond Library for a shared pot-luck lunch.

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 ...

Adventure Therapy Aotearoa Forum 2018

Friday 25th-Sunday 27th May 2018
ATA Forum 2018 brings together the best of Adventure Therapy - workshops, activities, keynote speakers, ...

Monty Bevins

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

Hopetoun Brown and the Genius of Finn Scholes

Friday 25th May 2018
Ex super groove members newest thing


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 ...

The Paul Madsen Super Star Show

Saturday 26th May 2018
The ever entertaining Paul Madsen plays all the favorites, BeeGees, Queens, The Eagles, and much ...

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’ ...

Innovative tools for improving your website’s performance - Workshop

Wednesday 30th May 2018
Workshop presenting the use of innovative tools for better website performance.

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 ...

Yoga Meditation Retreat

Friday 1st-Sunday 3rd June 2018
A yoga and meditation retreat to transition from Autumn to Winter, a natural time of ...

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.


Saturday 2nd June 2018
Queen of Hip Hop comes to Nelson!

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 ...

Grandiose Cabaret - Nelson

Sunday 3rd June 2018
From the same people who brought Grandiose Burlesque last year, now bring you Grandiose Cabaret!

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 ...

Motueka Library: Orange and Lemons - Tastings and Recipe Swap

Wednesday 6th June 2018
Join us for tastings and sharing tips on creating tasty recipes using these fresh, nutritious ...

NYP Speed Networking

Wednesday 6th June 2018
Following on from the popularity of last year's Speed Networking event with Stephen Caunter, Nelson ...

Motueka Library: Chess at the Library

Thursday 7th June-Thursday 30th August 2018
Develop your skills in this interesting and challenging game.

Goya Ensemble

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

Richmond Library: Meet and Geek!

Thursday 7th June-Thursday 6th December 2018
Richmond library social group for adults into geeky, nerdy and otherwise awesome topics.

Folk Night

Thursday 7th June 2018
A fun and casual gathering of folk musicians. Join in or just listen.

Rock the South

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

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 ...

Adam McGrath of the Eastern Solo

Friday 8th June 2018
Adam McGrath of the Eastern Solo at The Playhouse

Microsoft Word Seminar

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

Movie Fun Weekend (Help us raise the roof fundraiser)

Saturday 9th-Sunday 10th June 2018
Help us raise the roof fundraiser is a 2 day Movie & family event we ...

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 ...

Pretty Smart Sale

Saturday 9th June 2018
A great opportunity to buy and sell quality clothing for the whole family as well ...

My No Good Stinkin' Loser Comedy Show

Saturday 9th June 2018
Dan Brader brings his unique brand of acidic, unashamedly brutal observational comedy and freewheeling storytelling ...

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 ...

Walking Netball

Tuesday 12th June-Tuesday 3rd July 2018
Walking Netball, same game but is adapted so you are not having to run or ...

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, ...

Forest & Bird evening talk by Beth Endres about NMIT Trainee Ranger programme

Wednesday 13th June 2018
Beth Endres will talk about the NMIT Trainee Ranger programme.

Schubert Quintet in A

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

New Visions

Thursday 14th June-Sunday 1st July 2018
Art exhibition by 9 new members of the Nelson Suter Art Society.

Welcome Sealord's new fishing vessel to Nelson

Friday 15th June 2018
Come on down to Wakefield Quay to see Sealord’s new, highly efficient vessel, and her ...

Motueka Library: Winter Fashion Workshop

Friday 15th June 2018
Learn which styles from this season's collection will flatter and enhance your body shape.

Classic Film Night: His Girl Friday

Friday 15th June 2018
It's time for a classic film night again. Join us for "His Girl Friday" at ...

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 ...

Groom Creek Community Planting and Barbeque

Saturday 16th June 2018
Help us plant 1000 trees at the new wetland at Groom Creek in the Maitai ...

Mingling and Music at Fairfield House with The Boathouse

Saturday 16th June 2018
From one grand old dame to another, Fairfield House is providing the perfect space for ...

Mot Jive Saturday Night Dance Party - June 16th

Saturday 16th June 2018
Mot Jive Saturday Night Dance Party !!! We begin the night with a quick 2 ...

Art Exhibition

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

The Mudd Brothers

Saturday 16th June 2018
A foot tapping mix of guitar, mandolin and banjo. The Mudd Brothers play Irish, folk, ...

Disney Quiz Night Fundraiser

Saturday 16th June 2018
Nelson Theatrix is hosting a Disney-themed fundraiser for their winter show. Raffle, quiz, drinks, entertainment. ...

Celtic Pipe Band 10th Annual Fundraising Ceilidh

Saturday 16th June 2018
Celtic Pipe Band 10th Annual Fundraising Ceilidh - all things Scottish, fun for all the ...

Mantra Music & Vegetarian Dinner

Sunday 17th June 2018
Join a community based cultural event happening for the first time in Richmond. Bring your ...

Italian Film Festival

Monday 18th-Saturday 30th June 2018
It is our great pleasure to present the third edition of the Cinema Italiano Festival ...

Richmond Library: Michelanne Forster Visit

Tuesday 19th June 2018
Award-winning author and playwright Michelanne Forster gives some practical writing tips and tricks.

Ol' King Cole Jazz Trio

Tuesday 19th June 2018
Ol’ King Cole are a Wellington based Jazz trio who perform music inspired by the ...

Motueka Library: Bruce Gilkison - Author Talk

Thursday 21st June 2018
Author Bruce Gilkison talks about his book Walking With James Hogg: The Ettrick Shepherd's Journeys ...

Duo Jackson

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

Richmond Library: Heather Holmes – Author Talk

Thursday 21st June 2018
Join us for a talk with Heather Holmes, author of What’s In a Name?

'Living the Change' film screening

Thursday 21st June 2018
Public screening of the inspirational N.Z. documentary film 'Living the Change' (2018) that explores solutions ...

Ceroc Dance Class

Thursday 21st June 2018
Ceroc Dance ClassChange of venue

UWC Information Evening

Friday 22nd June 2018
I'm Rhiannon and I'm hosting an information evening at NCG to share the UWC story ...

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.

Winter Lights - lunchtime concert

Saturday 23rd June 2018
A short concert of contemplative choral pieces.

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 ...

Fibre Crafting Sundays

Sunday 24th June-Sunday 25th November 2018
A chance to learn a fibre craft for anyone who doesn’t get the chance to ...

The Zero Waste Approach

Sunday 24th June 2018
Join Hannah Blumhardt and Liam Prince from 'The Rubbish Trip' for an introduction to the ...

NCMA Student Concert

Sunday 24th June 2018
NCMA students will showcase what they have been working on during term 2.

Motueka Library: LEGO Club

Monday 25th June 2018
Join us at Motueka Library's LEGO Club.

SHREK, The Musical

Wednesday 27th June-Sunday 1st July 2018
Waimea College presents SHREK, The Musical

June CAN Meeting -These are your Arts Councillors

Thursday 28th June 2018
Meet the people behind Arts Council Nelson - hear what they do & how their ...

Motueka Library: Is Your Sleep Satisfying You?

Thursday 28th June 2018
Nutritionist Sarah La Touche discusses how diet can affect our sleep.

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 ...

Transition or Adjustment to Retirement Workshop

Thursday 28th June 2018
Plan and adjustment to retirement

Full Moon Yoga Intensive

Thursday 28th June 2018
A nurturing 2hr long restorative yoga class at the time of the full moon. Bliss!

Forbidden Radio: Live Radio Drama

Saturday 30th June 2018
Triple the fun with live radio, in front of a live audience, broadcast live!

Wild Goose Qigong Workshop

Saturday 30th June-Sunday 1st July 2018
Join me for one or two days of authentic Chinese Wild Goose Qigong practice in ...

Nelson Symphony Orchestra : Vienna

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

Saxton Velodrome

Sunday 1st July 2018
Come and have a go at the new Saxton Velodrome! Fun for everyone from beginners ...

Kick Start Your Business July 2018

Monday 2nd July 2018


Monday 2nd-Wednesday 4th July 2018
Nelson College for Girls year 13 showcase is being staged at Ghost Light this year. ...

Jekyll & Hyde

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

Motueka Library: Opportunities Beyond School

Wednesday 4th July 2018
Find out about work skills, CVs, cover letters, dress code and WWOOFing.

Sue Nicholson

Thursday 5th July 2018
The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational NEW live ...

Folk Night

Thursday 5th July 2018
A fun and casual evening of folk music. Join in or just listen.

Forest & Bird: Mangarakau Lodge weekend camp

Friday 6th-Sunday 8th July 2018
Weekend camp at Mangarakau Lodge

Onesie Animal Party Wave Rave

Friday 6th July 2018
Pull out your best Animal Onesie for our next Wave Rave Theme Night! Come along ...

Light Nelson

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

Motueka Library: Heritage Talk With Eileen Stewart

Friday 6th July 2018
Listen to local historian Eileen Stewart talk about Captain Frederick Moore, the first non-Maori farmer ...

Access Bars Practitioner Training - Great for Depression and Anxiety

Saturday 7th July 2018
Become a Registered Bars Practitioner with this one day eight hour training from Access Consciousness. ...

Luke Hurley

Saturday 7th July 2018
One of NZ's great unknown musicians, playing and recording music since the early 80's.

Ian Austin - author talk

Sunday 8th July 2018
Come along to a talk by ex-cop turned crime writer Ian Austin. Ian will be ...

'Renew You' Clothes Swap Fundraiser

Sunday 8th July 2018
Enjoy this afternoon of fun, colour, fashion, and inspiration while fundraising for Look Good Feel ...

Richmond Library: Competition - Let's Pretend

Monday 9th-Saturday 21st July 2018
Pretend you've been stranded, and take part in our competition!

Motueka Library: Competition - Let's Pretend

Monday 9th-Saturday 21st July 2018
Pretend you've been stranded, and take part in our competition!

Nelson City Brass presents Polished Brass

Monday 9th July 2018
Nelson City Brass presents an enjoyable mix of music for all ages, featuring soloists, sections ...

Motueka Library: Winter Book Sale

Monday 9th-Saturday 28th July 2018
Come to Motueka Library for pre-loved books at bargain prices.

Richmond Library: Teller of Tales - Celebrating Roald Dahl

Tuesday 10th July 2018
Celebrate the magic of Roald Dahl's works brought to life by storyteller, Nick Duval-Smith.

Motueka Library: Matariki - A Starry Night

Tuesday 10th July 2018
Celebrate Matariki in the library. Find the stars, listen to stories, join in the waiata ...

Motueka Library: Tuesday Maker Spaces

Tuesday 10th-Tuesday 17th July 2018
Experience a variety of fun hands-on activities when you get creative with our craft materials.

Richmond Library: Slime Time

Wednesday 11th July 2018
Join us in making squishy, sticky, stretchy slime!

Motueka Library: Let's Pretend - Storytime

Thursday 12th-Thursday 19th July 2018
Join us for a fun hour of fabulous stories and create some awesome art to ...

Motueka Library: Makedo Cardboard Construction

Friday 13th July 2018
Use our new Makedo equipment to build something of your choice out of cardboard,

Cupids Inc

Friday 13th July 2018
It's your chance to become Cupid! Join The People's Republic of Improv for an immersive ...

Mot Jive Saturday Night Dance Party - July 14th

Saturday 14th July 2018
Mot Jive Saturday Night Dance Party !!! We begin the night with a quick 2 ...

Mapua Makers Market

Sunday 15th July 2018
A contemporary craft market.

Motueka Library: Celebrate With Kath Bee

Wednesday 18th July 2018
Celebrate 1000 Books Before School at Motueka Library with children's entertainer Kath Bee.

The Wisp- interactive theatre show

Thursday 19th-Sunday 22nd July 2018
An interactive theatre show created to delight people of all ages. Family-friendly, light-hearted and fun. ...

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!

Journey Within Day Retreat

Sunday 22nd July 2018
A one day retreat with exquisite live harp music, fun intuition games and meditation as ...

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 ...

Motueka Library: Winter Comfort Food - Tastings and Recipe Swap

Friday 27th July 2018
Join us for tastings and share tips on creating tasty Winter recipes.

Stellar Singers

Saturday 28th July 2018
Stellar Singers are coming to beautiful Nelson to share their passion for a capella singing ...

Empire Youth Trust Black and Gold Quiz Night

Saturday 28th July 2018
What are you doing on Saturday, July 28th? The Empire Dance Youth Trust are having ...

Nelson Guitar Orchestra

Sunday 29th July 2018
Classical guitar group playing Latin and classical styles

SEA CADET Info Night

Tuesday 31st July-Tuesday 7th August 2018
Interested in sailng, shooting, leadership and fun? TS TALISMAN is hosting an Info Night for ...

The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Up – A Musical

Friday 3rd-Saturday 4th August 2018
From a stellar cast featuring the best of Nelson’s young talent, this will be the ...

Cycle Chic Film Tour

Saturday 4th August 2018
The Cycle Chic Film Tour showcases a captivating selection of short cycling films to inspire, ...

The Bootleg Beach Boys

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

Family History Month 2018 - Starting Genealogy

Tuesday 7th-Tuesday 21st August 2018
Starting Genealogy - a course for beginners at Elma Turner Library. Tuesdays 7, 14, 21. ...

Family History Month 2018 - Ancestors Attic at Community Corner

Tuesday 7th August 2018
Family History Month 2018. Ancestors Attic at the Community Corner, 7 August, 12-1. All welcome

Family History Month 2018 - Bloodline Tour

Wednesday 8th-Tuesday 28th August 2018
Family History Month August 2018: Bloodline tour – visit the libraries and archives which hold ...

Mel Parsons for The Boathouse

Thursday 9th August 2018
On the very day of Cyclone Fehi Mel contacted The Boathouse with a heartwarming offer ...

Mel Parsons for The Boathouse

Thursday 9th August 2018
Join us for a night of heartwarming folk from Mel Parsons, supported by Jed Parsons, ...

Ceroc Tea Dance

Saturday 11th August 2018
Ceroc Nelson's monthly dance party at St Joseph's Hall, Manuka St. Ceroc modern jive is ...


Saturday 11th August 2018
classical guitar, Mike Hogan & Delhi’s finest & most sought after young musicians: Tabla player ...

Family History Month 2018 - Preserving your photographs

Sunday 12th August 2018
Family History Month August 2018: Darryl Gallagher, Nelson Provincial Museum Photographic Curator, on preserving your ...

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 ...

Vast Dance Festival

Thursday 16th August 2018
Vast Dance Festival celebrates the combined talents of high school students in the “Top of ...

Family History Month 2018 - Your Family History on Social Media

Thursday 16th-Friday 24th August 2018
Family History Month 2018. Recording your family history on Social Media. Elma Turner and Stoke ...

Lifestyle Blocker's Skills Day

Saturday 18th August 2018
Hands-on workshops and practical talks for people with a small land holding or lifestyle block ...

Family History Month 2018 - Levi's War and the Horowitz saga

Sunday 19th August 2018
Family History Month 2018. Julie Thomas talks about her latest book: Levi’s War - Sunday ...

Sleeping Beauty

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

Back to the Eighties

Thursday 23rd-Saturday 25th August 2018
Back to the 80's is the classic love triangle: cool kids, cheerleaders, nerds and dorks ...

Motueka & Nelson Aikido 30th anniversary Gasshuku

Friday 24th-Sunday 26th August 2018
Motueka & Nelson Aikido 30th anniversary Gasshuku, bringing teachers from all around the world into ...

Mot Jive Saturday Night Dance Party - August 25th

Saturday 25th August 2018
Mot Jive Saturday Night Dance Party !!! We begin the night with a quick 2 ...

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.

Arj Barker – Organic

Thursday 13th September 2018
Arj Barker's stand-up is both insightful and pointed, like a mind-reading thumb tack, if there ...

Mot Jive Saturday Night Dance Party - September 15th

Saturday 15th September 2018
Mot Jive Saturday Night Dance Party !!! We begin the night with a quick 2 ...

Mapua Makers Market

Sunday 23rd September 2018
A contemporary craft market.

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.

Nelson Parent and Child Expo 2018

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

Celebration of 175 years of Nelson German Settlement, Upper Moutere/Sarau

Saturday 20th-Sunday 21st October 2018
Celebrating 175 years since the arrival of New Zealand's first German immigrant group landed in ...

Mot Jive Saturday Night Dance Party - October 27th

Saturday 27th October 2018
Mot Jive Saturday Night Dance Party !!! We begin the night with a quick 2 ...

The NZ Cider Festival

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

St Joseph's School Gala

Sunday 4th November 2018
The St Joseph's Gala is one of Nelson's best family fun days! Delicious food, music, ...

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 ...

ASB Nelson Sports Awards

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

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 ...

Mapua Makers Market

Sunday 2nd December 2018
A contemporary craft market.

Richmond Market Day

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

Motueka Country Music Festival

Friday 11th-Sunday 13th January 2019
Annual Country Music Festival at Marchwood Park Motueka FREE ENTRY

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 ...

Sport Tasman Muddy Buddy Adventure Run 2019

Sunday 31st March 2019
Muddy Buddy Adventure Fun Run 2019