What's on in Nelson

Motueka Library: 1000 Books Before School

Tuesday 17th September 2019-Thursday 31st December 2020
Join 1000 Books Before School at Motueka Library and create a "we read aloud to ...

Motueka District Museum Trust

Friday 1st November 2019-Saturday 31st October 2020
Motueka and District Museum specialises in local history with emphasis on Tobacco, Horticulture, Forestry and ...

Nightingale Knitters

Monday 13th January-Monday 14th December 2020
Join our communal knitting group - each Monday, materials supplied, all welcome.

Nelson Libraries BookChat at Elma Turner Library 2020

Tuesday 14th January-Tuesday 8th December 2020
BookChat: a place where we get together to talk about books. Elma Turner Library second ...

STEMWriters at Nelson Libraries 2020

Tuesday 14th January-Tuesday 8th December 2020
STEMWriters - a local writers group - ask at the Library for more information.

Nelson Libraries BookChat at Stoke 2020

Wednesday 15th January-Wednesday 16th December 2020
BookChat: a place where we get together to talk about books. 5.30 pm third Wednesday ...

Library Knitters

Thursday 16th January-Thursday 17th December 2020
Join our communal knitting group - each Thursday, materials supplied, all welcome.

Device Advice

Thursday 16th January-Thursday 31st December 2020
Questions about your smartphone, tablet or laptop? Do you want to know how to find ...

Young Adult Reading Club

Tuesday 18th February-Wednesday 16th December 2020
For young adults who love reading and talking about books.Once a month at the Stoke ...

Junior Media Club

Wednesday 19th February-Wednesday 9th December 2020
Media club will produce a newsletter for children’s library every term learning a wide variety ...

The Nelson Market

Saturday 13th June 2020-Saturday 1st January 2022
For nearly 40 years The Nelson Market has been a vibrant showcase of the best ...

Meditation on Peace

Sunday 14th June-Sunday 8th November 2020
Developing the Meditation on Peace with Bonni Ross

Monty's Sunday Market

Sunday 14th June 2020-Sunday 25th June 2023
Monty's Market is the Nelson hub for selling and buying pre-loved items every Sunday in ...

Inspire Modern Jive - Saturday Night Dance Party

Saturday 20th June-Saturday 21st November 2020
Inspire Modern Jive is hosting its monthly Saturday Night Dance Party. Dance the night away ...

LEGO Drop-in

Thursday 25th June-Thursday 31st December 2020
Description:Let your imagination run wild with our LEGO drop-in afternoons.

A Passage to Nelson - Exhibition at Broadgreen House

Wednesday 1st July-Saturday 31st October 2020
Charting the Buxton family's 19th century journey to Nelson and what early immigrants brought with ...

Speak Spanish like a native @VCC [Term 3]

Thursday 23rd July-Thursday 24th September 2020
What’s the most flattering question a non-native Spanish speaker can receive?: Are you from South ...

Yoga Flow

Wednesday 29th July-Wednesday 16th December 2020
An invigorating practice that strengthens the body and mind, improves flexibility and leaves you feeling ...

Gardening Club

Friday 31st July-Friday 18th December 2020
Gardening Club will learn everything from worms and soils to vegetables and flowers with gardening ...

Motueka Library: Haiku Competition

Monday 3rd August-Thursday 1st October 2020
Enter the Tasman District Libraries’ inaugural Haiku Competition!

Richmond Library: Haiku Competition

Monday 3rd August-Thursday 1st October 2020
Enter the Tasman District Libraries’ inaugural Haiku Competition!

The Art Of Letterpress

Thursday 6th August-Thursday 24th September 2020
Roll up your sleeves, get inky fingers and meet like-minded people. Join us for a ...

Hubble Bubble by Lloyd Harwood

Friday 7th August-Tuesday 29th September 2020
Finally kicking off our first exhibition of 2020 with Lloyd Harwood’s Hubble Bubble!

Hatha Yoga with Sue Ransom

Tuesday 18th August-Tuesday 22nd September 2020
Beginners and regular practitioners warmly welcome. Enjoy small friendly sessions as you stretch, strengthen, breathe, ...

Motueka Library: Take & Make Greeting Card Kit

Tuesday 1st-Wednesday 30th September 2020
Collect a free mini craft kit to take home and create your own greeting card.


Friday 4th September-Saturday 3rd October 2020
Unreal! is a touring exhibition of paintings by Ewan McDougall, with a Virtual Reality experience ...

Richmond Library: Good Crafternoon!

Wednesday 9th September-Wednesday 16th December 2020
Bring your craft project to Richmond Library and work on it with other crafters.


Thursday 10th-Thursday 24th September 2020
LIVE MUSIC. Jazz Standards played by the best of Nelson & Wellington's experienced musicians.

Richmond Library: Richmond Writing Group

Tuesday 15th September-Tuesday 17th November 2020
Interested in writing? This is the group for you.

Through The Lens

Thursday 17th September-Sunday 4th October 2020
Through The Lens presents the work of a trio of highly-acclaimed local photographers, known as ...


Thursday 17th September-Sunday 4th October 2020
This art installation presents a puzzling new angle on what many regard as the damaging ...

Rugby: 150 Years On

Thursday 17th September-Sunday 4th October 2020
A lot has changed over the past 150 years since Nelson Rugby Football Club took ...

Motueka Library: Book Cafe

Monday 21st September-Monday 21st December 2020
Come along to Motueka Library's new conversational group.

Toi Ako - Connect the Dots

Monday 21st September-Friday 9th October 2020
Works by fourteen emerging older artists during a mentoring project, TOI AKO, between practising artists ...

Richmond Library: Tiny Tots

Tuesday 22nd September-Tuesday 15th December 2020
A hands on session using songs, stories, rhymes and movement for children aged two years ...

Inspire Modern Jive - weekly dance classes

Tuesday 22nd September-Tuesday 15th December 2020
Inspire Modern Jive has weekly dance classes on a Tuesday evening. Everyone is welcome, no ...

Te Reo Māori Storytime

Tuesday 22nd September 2020
Celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori with a special Storytime.

Motueka Library: My Time in Madagascar

Tuesday 22nd September 2020
John Croxford talks about his amazing time spent on holiday in Madagascar.

Traditional Māori Music

Tuesday 22nd-Wednesday 23rd September 2020
Celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori with traditional music

Motueka Library: Scrabble Time!

Wednesday 23rd September-Wednesday 23rd December 2020
Enjoy a game of Scrabble at Motueka Library.

Motueka Library: Book Launch - Off The Hook

Wednesday 23rd September 2020
One woman’s search for happiness and adventure on land and sea.

NZ Sign Language Music Performance

Wednesday 23rd September 2020
Celebrate NZ Sign Language Week with a musical performance

Sign Language Storytime

Wednesday 23rd-Thursday 24th September 2020
Celebrate NZ Sign Language Week with a special storytime

Lunchtime Concert: Mike Ford & Pauline Boyd

Thursday 24th September 2020
A recital of music for Tenor Horn and Piano by New Zealand's most celebrated Tenor ...

Richmond Library: Introduction to Military Ancestors

Thursday 24th September 2020
Learn how to locate online military records for New Zealand, UK and Australia.

Māpua Rogaine

Thursday 24th September 2020
A fun event for all ages and fitness levels. A treasure hunt with varying levels ...

Motueka Library: Lifestyle Group

Friday 25th September-Friday 18th December 2020
Exchange ideas with a different topic each month and meet new people.

Aladdin (2019 film) - Outdoor Movie night

Friday 25th September 2020
Free outdoor family movie night

Celebrating 150 years of rugby and fellowship

Friday 25th-Sunday 27th September 2020
150th Celebrations - 25-27 September 2020: The Nelson Rugby Football Club is celebrating its role ...

All Shook Up

Friday 25th-Wednesday 30th September 2020
Saddle up the family and come along for a trip back in time to the ...

Mandarin Storytime

Friday 25th September 2020
Celebrate Chinese Language Week with a special storytime


Saturday 26th September-Saturday 10th October 2020
National exhibition of art in all media - oil, pastel, water colour & acrylic. Awards ...

2020 Pic's Peanut Butter Starling National Championship Regatta

Saturday 26th-Wednesday 30th September 2020
National youth sailing regatta being held at Nelson Yacht Club. Sailing will be on the ...

The Extravaganza Fair

Saturday 26th-Sunday 27th September 2020
The Extravaganza Fair is a family affair, a FREE entry, fun day out with something ...

Ashton Family Circus

Saturday 26th-Sunday 27th September 2020
The Ashton Family Circus brings grassroots entertainment for everyone to enjoy, free, at The Extravaganza ...

Pop Up Rummage Sale

Saturday 26th September 2020
Bargain prices, Clothing, costumes, Books, and more!

Daylight Savings Ride 2020

Saturday 26th September 2020
Annual Motorcycle Ride for the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter.

Enigma Floor Talk

Saturday 26th September 2020
In this floor talk Sue Heydon discusses her latest art installation ‘Enigma’ and the conflicting ...

Kodály Duo as part of the Live Music Series at Elma Turner Library

Sunday 27th September 2020
Duo for Violin and Cello , op.7Juliet Ayre, violinJames Donaldson, cello

Kiwi Journeys Cancer Society Nelson/Tasman Fundraiser

Sunday 27th September 2020
FREE Mapua Ferry all day with donations going towards the Cancer Society Nelson/Tasman

Motueka Library: Building Bricks Club

Monday 28th September-Monday 30th November 2020
Make amazing building bricks creations with local experts.

Rock Camp 2020

Monday 28th September-Friday 2nd October 2020

Army Camp for ages 8-11

Monday 28th September-Friday 2nd October 2020
Bridge Valley Camps are a great place for children and youth to experience new things ...

Textile Kids: Make a Juggling Chook (school holiday activity)

Monday 28th September 2020
Have a go on a sewing machine, and make your own little animal!

Richmond Library: Heroes and Heroines Scavenger Hunt

Monday 28th September-Sunday 11th October 2020
Hunt around the library for some amazing New Zealand heroes and heroines.

Motueka Library: Heroes and Heroines Scavenger Hunt

Monday 28th September-Sunday 11th October 2020
Hunt around the library for some amazing New Zealand heroes and heroines.

Singing and Dancing with Nelson's Chinese Community

Monday 28th September 2020
Celebrate Chinese Language Week with a special storytime

Broadgreen Historic House Spring Open Day

Tuesday 29th September 2020
Come along and have a some old fashioned fun at Broadgreen House Open Day, with ...

Hatha Yoga with Sue Ransom

Tuesday 29th September-Tuesday 3rd November 2020
Join me for this weekly yoga practice and experience the beautiful benefits of yoga for ...

Richmond Library: Build a Birdhouse with Mitre 10

Tuesday 29th September 2020
Come and build a birdhouse with Murray from Mitre 10.

Motueka Library: Techy Time

Tuesday 29th September 2020
Learn through play with our Bots, 3Doodler pens, LEGO and more!

Motueka Library: Motueka Camera Club

Wednesday 30th September 2020
Have you ever wanted to take photos but don’t know where to start?

Motueka Library: Alzheimers & Dementia - Myths and Facts

Wednesday 30th September 2020
We are acknowledging Alzheimer's Awareness Week.

Richmond Library: Drop-in Techy Time

Wednesday 30th September 2020
For young people who like to learn about technology.

Kidpower - People Safety Workshop (10-12yr olds)

Wednesday 30th September 2020
Children Learn to use their full power to act wisely and stay safe.

We Make Events Red Alert

Wednesday 30th September 2020
Keep an eye out from sundown till late to see venues and events sites illuminated ...

Kidpower - People Safety Workshop (7-9yr olds)

Wednesday 30th September 2020
Children Learn to use their full power to act wisely and stay safe.

Motueka Library: Babbling Books Book Group

Thursday 1st October-Thursday 5th November 2020
Babbling Books - a chance to enjoy an informal discussion about what you are reading.

Lunchtime Concert: Mary Ayre with Beethoven, Schumann & Albeniz

Thursday 1st October 2020
Mary Ayre (piano) will perform the Pastorale Sonata by Beethoven as well as music by ...

Annie JR

Thursday 1st-Saturday 3rd October 2020
Nelson Youth Theatre Company presents the irrepressible comic strip heroine in one of the world’s ...

Cycle-in Flix - Thursdays in October

Thursday 1st-Thursday 22nd October 2020
A variation on drive-in movies – bike in, enjoy live Latino performances and learn about ...

Night Vision

Thursday 1st October 2020
A one-night extravaganza that encourages art lovers and newbies to engage in arts and experience ...

October on New Street

Thursday 1st-Saturday 31st October 2020
A collaboration between Nelson Arts Festival and New Street bars.

Richmond Library: Teen Takeover - Escape Room

Thursday 1st October 2020
Enjoy these code-breaking, puzzle-solving challenges.

Motueka Library: Meet a Local Hero Storytime

Thursday 1st-Thursday 8th October 2020
Come and join us for some inspiring hero stories and meet a local hero!

Che Fu - Nelson

Friday 2nd October 2020
NOISE ZEALAND in association with ELSEWHERE NZ presents...CHE FU!Friday 2nd October@ Energy Centre - Founders ...

Lockdown Laundry

Friday 2nd-Saturday 3rd October 2020
Lockdown Laundry invites you to come and air your lockdown memories!

Backroom Comedy October 2020

Friday 2nd October 2020
This October come down to Liquid NZ Bar for freshly caught local laughs!

Tapestry Weaving Workshop tutored by Marilyn Rea-Menzies

Saturday 3rd-Sunday 4th October 2020
Tapestry Weaving has a rich and ancient history with opportunities to create personal accessories through ...


Saturday 3rd-Sunday 4th October 2020
This is a 24 hour endurance running event with a festival atmosphere. With the course ...

Studio One Fundraiser

Saturday 3rd October 2020
Help us keep our studio open!

Motueka Library: Speed Dating with a Book

Monday 5th October-Monday 2nd November 2020
Discover new books to read and recommend while Speed Dating with a Book.

Film Camp 2020

Monday 5th-Friday 9th October 2020
Action! Film Camp is back at The Playhouse Theatre. Action Adventure, Zombie Rom Com or ...

Adventurous Journey - Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Monday 5th-Thursday 8th October 2020
Join Whenua Iti next School Holidays to complete part of your adventurous journey Award component ...

Special Forces Camp for ages 11-13

Monday 5th-Friday 9th October 2020
Bridge Valley Camps are a great place for children and youth to experience new things ...

Motueka Library: Collage Makerspace

Tuesday 6th October 2020
Celebrate New Zealand’s unique creatures!

The Shows Must Go On

Wednesday 7th October 2020
Featuring an exquisite cast of some of our best international performers, The Shows Must Go ...

Richmond Library: Helping Our Little Blue Penguins

Wednesday 7th October 2020
Linda Jenkins, local spokesperson for Little Blue Penguins describes how families can assist in their ...

Motueka Library: Teen Space – Beyond the Book

Wednesday 7th October 2020
Book chat, new books, snacks and craft for teens.

Spring Exhibition Emergence

Wednesday 7th October-Sunday 8th November 2020
Nelson Suter Art Society Spring Exhibition -Emergence showing members stunning artwork in the McKee Gallery.

Textile Kids: Make a woolcraft Octopus (school holiday activity)

Thursday 8th October 2020
Learn how to craft your own woollen octopus in our popular children’s textile workshops.

Lunchtime Concert: Violinist Juliet Ayre & Cello

Thursday 8th October 2020
NCMA presents Violinist Juliet Ayre and Cellist (TBC). Together they will explore the Kodály Duo ...

Fullpower - Awareness & Self Protection Training

Thursday 8th October 2020
Awareness & Self Protection Training

Fullpower - Awareness & Self Protection Training

Thursday 8th October 2020
Awareness & Self Protection Training

Blindspott with special guest City of Souls

Friday 9th October 2020
Blindspott proudly announce the rescheduled BLINDSPOTT The Tour -with special guest City of Souls

Street Karaoke – Fridays in October

Friday 9th-Friday 23rd October 2020
Live karaoke is coming to Nelson! Discover the artist within yourself with the support of ...

Olive Copperbottom - A Dickensian Tale of Love, Gin and the Pox

Saturday 10th October 2020
A rollicking romantic musical journey through fifteen gin soaked characters told with song, dance and ...

Show Me Shorts

Saturday 10th-Sunday 11th October 2020
Good things come in small packages! Show Me Shorts is New Zealand's leading international short ...

Tales of the 20s – Chamber Music NZ

Sunday 11th October 2020
The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that ...

Nelson Tasman Climate Forum October Hui

Sunday 11th October 2020
All are welcome to attend the Nelson Tasman Climate Forum October Hui to learn more ...

Motueka Library: Garden Gurus

Monday 12th October-Monday 14th December 2020
Get together with other green thumbed people.

WMC: Unrefined

Tuesday 13th October-Saturday 7th November 2020
Exhibition examining the politics of style in Wellington Media Collective’s substantial body of work. Political ...

A conversation about art, activism and WMC with Chris McBride, Mary Ellen O’Connor and Katherine Baxter

Tuesday 13th October 2020
A conversation about art, activism and WMC with Chris McBride, Mary Ellen O'Connor and Katherine ...

Richmond Library: Mystery Ink

Thursday 15th October-Thursday 10th December 2020
Richmond Library's book group for teens.

Isel Twilight Market

Thursday 15th October 2020-Friday 2nd April 2021
Isel Twilight Market every Thursday evening at Isel park. 4.30pm till dark.

Motueka Library: Employment and Training Expo

Thursday 15th October 2020
Assisting young people to transition into employment or further training.

Lunchtime Concert: Soprano & Cello Ensemble

Thursday 15th October 2020
An ensemble of eight celli and soprano Allison Cormack. The group will perform works by ...

Motueka Library: Tiny Tots

Friday 16th October-Friday 18th December 2020
Join us for Tiny Tots at Motueka Library.

Jordan Luck Band

Friday 16th October 2020
Who Loves A Rescheduled NZ Tour The Most???…. Kiwi icon's The Jordan Luck Band are ...

Thomas Oliver – The Brightest Light Tour

Friday 16th October 2020
Award-winning singer-songwriterThomas Oliver returns with full band with a stunning run of dates celebrating The ...

EDGELAND—James Robinson

Friday 16th October-Saturday 14th November 2020
An installation of works created by visual artist James Robinson in response to the work ...

Femme Natale

Friday 16th-Saturday 17th October 2020
THE Adult Only sketch comedy show on Parenthood!

Mapua Sprig & Fern 10k Fun Run & Walk

Saturday 17th October 2020
10km Fun run and walk around urban Mapua.The last of four 10km from local Sprig ...


Saturday 17th October 2020
Young People, Friends, Whanau, get on down to this event! Bring your board or scooter ...

Founders Annual Book Fair

Saturday 17th-Monday 26th October 2020
This years Founders Book Fair will start on Sat 17 October. A huge variety of ...

EDGELAND — James Robinson — Poetry Performance

Saturday 17th October 2020
"A language older than words" The painter James Robinson performs poems by David Eggleton at ...

Pretty Smart Sale

Saturday 17th October 2020
Huge Pre-loved sale with everything from adults and children's clothing, to baby gear and toys.

Women's New Moon Heart Sharing & Cacao Ceremony - Nelson

Saturday 17th October 2020
Cacao Ceremony & New Moon Heart Sharing

Chronos Interrupted

Sunday 18th October 2020
What if this Cog-churning Chronos time is interrupted?

Masks Behind Glass: City-wide mask exhibition

Sunday 18th October-Sunday 1st November 2020
Look out for masks of everything and anything imaginable in galleries, shop fronts and other ...

Richmond Library: Richmond Robotics - Term 4

Monday 19th October-Monday 30th November 2020
Join an after-school club for kids aged 8 - 13 who are keen on technology.

Nelson Live Poets presented by Nelson Arts Festival

Tuesday 20th October 2020
Featuring Rachel McAlpine performing from her new collection of poems, How to Be Old.

Richmond Library: Book Group

Wednesday 21st October-Wednesday 18th November 2020
Richmond Library's adult Book Group.

Pukapuka Talks: Writing Funny, Writing Sad

Thursday 22nd October 2020
Comedy writing masterclass with stand-up comedian and novelist Eamonn Marra.

Eamonn Marra: The True Story I Made Up

Thursday 22nd October 2020
Stand-up comedy show about the (mostly) true story behind the (mostly) fictional novel, 2000ft Above ...

Lunchtime Concert: ‘Trio Jackson’ Miles, Margarita & Fleur Jackson

Thursday 22nd October 2020
An exciting and colourful musical journey. Three incredibly versatile musicians will present Classical, Jazz, Gypsy ...

Hopetoun Brown Double header

Friday 23rd-Saturday 24th October 2020
Ex Super Groove members bring musical magic to the Playhouse stage. Expect super groovy horns, ...

Pukapuka Talks: Fleeing to Freedom

Friday 23rd October 2020
Behrouz Boochani and Golriz Ghahraman in conversation with journalist Anke Richter.

Pukapuka Talks: Not Just for Laughs

Saturday 24th October 2020
Eamonn Marra and Lil O’Brien discuss the balance between comedy and tragedy in their debut ...

Pukapuka Talks: Our People, Our Cultures, Our Languages

Saturday 24th October 2020
Panel discussion about our multicultural whenua.

The Human Voice

Saturday 24th-Sunday 25th October 2020
An unflinching examination of the human condition in 45 minutes you cannot look away from.

Pukapuka Talks: Writing Young Adult Fiction

Saturday 24th October 2020
Multi-award winning author of fiction for young adults Mandy Hager in conversation with local YA ...

Pukapuka Talks: Historical Fiction

Sunday 25th October 2020
Christine Leunens and Alexandra Tidswell discuss how they work with both research and imagination when ...

Pukapuka Talks: Miriam Lancewood - Wild At Heart

Sunday 25th October 2020
Miriam Lancewood talks with Kerry Sunderland about her gripping sequel to the international bestseller, Woman ...

NZSA Writing Workshop with Mandy Hager

Sunday 25th October 2020
Two-hour workshop with award-winning author Mandy Hager.

Pukapuka Talks: Our Grandfathers

Sunday 25th October 2020
Ian Trafford and William Moloney have both written fascinating novels based on their grandfathers’ WWI ...

Nayland College Gala Concert

Tuesday 27th October 2020
Nayland College proudly presents a showcase of performing arts featuring the very best of Music, ...

Pukapuka Talks: Escaping the Poem

Tuesday 27th October 2020
Cliff Fell and John Newton perform parts of their hybrid works, an epic poem and ...

Pukapuka Talks: Kiss me or Kismet?

Wednesday 28th October 2020
Join with us to celebrate the launch of the fourth issue of NMIT’s arts and ...

Hip Hop & Jazz Dance on the Street

Thursday 29th October 2020
Short, sharp, and energetic dance performances by The Tribe Hip Hop and FA Dance Centre.

Family Fun Day

Thursday 29th October 2020
The annual Nurture@Home Family Fun Day for families and preschool children held in conjunction with ...

Lunchtime Concert: Phoenix Piano Trio

Thursday 29th October 2020
Join Local musicians Craig Duffy, Sally Wastney and Tamsin Leenhouwers for some original, atmospheric music ...

HunterGiles Band

Friday 30th October 2020
HunterGiles Band

Grandiose Cabaret :Halloween

Saturday 31st October 2020
Nelsons sauciest annual event.

Avantdale Bowling Club

Saturday 31st October 2020
Hip-hop/jazz project headed by rapper Tom Scott, with an enviable cast of musicians — “a ...

Ghosts and Goblins Trick or Treat

Saturday 31st October 2020
Come on down to Sundial Square in Richmond to collect your map & bag, and ...

Nelson Fright Night 2020

Saturday 31st October 2020
Nelson Fright Night is an annual haunt fest held at Founders Park.A youth event for ...

The Nelson Half

Sunday 1st November 2020
A distance to suit everyone Half Marathon, 10km, 5km & 2.5km Fun Run & Walk.

TINA Simply The Best

Sunday 1st November 2020
Showtime Australia has decided to postpone the remainder of the TINA Simply the Best tour ...

Motueka Steiner School Spring Fair 2020

Sunday 1st November 2020
The Motueka Steiner community warmly welcomes you to its school farm, transformed into a delightfully ...

Te Moana Glow Show

Monday 2nd November 2020
Go under the sea with a courageous Kina on her journey of discovery across the ...

Parihaka and the Whakatū Connection

Thursday 5th November 2020
As part of the Nelson Heritage Festival, Te Oro Haa presents the Parihaka story.

Lunchtime Concert: Violin and Piano Music by Women Composers

Thursday 5th November 2020
From romance to political awakening, here is a smorgasbord by female composers presented by Violinist ...

Seals to Eels

Saturday 7th November 2020
Seals to Eels on Scooter Wheels isn’t a trail ride for the faint hearted; this ...

The NZ Cider Festival 2020

Saturday 7th November 2020
The New Zealand Cider Festival will be back for its fifth year on Saturday 7th ...

NZSO Baroque Series present Bach Extended

Saturday 7th November 2020
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra return to Nelson for their Baroque Series with Bach Extended.

Youth Concert

Saturday 7th November 2020
Great opportunity for our local youth bands to perform


Saturday 7th November 2020
Footnote New Zealand Dance, presents Undercurrent: two absorbing new dance works that are rich in ...

NEW SHOW DATE: Michael Houstoun and Rodger Fox in Concert

Sunday 8th November 2020
Big Band Jazz at NCMA with NZ music legends Michael Houstoun and Rodger Fox. Also ...

Lunchtime Concert: Grampians Trio with Rachmaninov & Dvorak

Thursday 12th November 2020
The Grampians piano trio will perform ‘Elegiac’ by Rachmaninov and ‘Dumky’ by Dvořák.

Te Huinga Whetu Regional Kapa Haka competition

Friday 13th November 2020
The top primary school kapa haka from throughout the Top of the South will battle ...

The Music of Leonard Cohen: A Journey 1967 to 2016

Friday 13th November 2020
Imperfect Offering presents the music of the great singer-songwriter-poet Leonard Cohen.

Oh What a Beautiful Concert

Friday 13th November 2020
Nelson Male Voice Choir's concert in 2020 with music from well-known shows and well-loved male ...

Te Huinga Whetū Regional Kapa Haka Competitions

Friday 13th November 2020
Te Huinga Whetū will showcase the regions top primary school kapa haka teams vying for ...

Grandiose Cabaret: Royal Deluxe

Saturday 14th November 2020
Your funny bone will be tickled at this risque R18 cabaret featuring an all local ...

The Pretty Crafty Market

Sunday 15th November 2020
This wonderful market now runs three times yearly, once mid winter and twice in the ...

Lunchtime Concert: Mary Ayre & Fleur Jackson

Thursday 19th November 2020
Enter into contrasting musical worlds in this programme of works by Beethoven, Dvořák & Prokofiev, ...

Top Of The South Film Festival Nelson

Friday 20th-Sunday 22nd November 2020
The Top of the South Film Festival presents the best locally produced films from drama ...

Conscious Dance Aotearoa/NZ

Friday 20th-Monday 23rd November 2020
A four-day gathering for all who love to dance their own dance, featuring a wealth ...

Nelson A&P Show 2020

Saturday 21st-Sunday 22nd November 2020
Nelson's local A&P Show which began in 1893. A two day event full of fun ...

7 Days

Tuesday 24th November 2020
7 Days live at the Trafalgar Centre, Nelson

Sinbad the Sailor (Retired)

Thursday 26th-Saturday 28th November 2020
This family pantomime has all the traditional fun and audience interaction you’d expect; with singing, ...

Lunchtime Concert: Raffaele Bandoli with Bohme, Arban & Williams

Thursday 26th November 2020
Raffaele Bandoli returns to the NCMA stage to deliver yet another delightful lunchtime concert.

Nelson Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival

Friday 27th November 2020-Sunday 17th January 2021
Festival openst 6pm Friday 27 November to 6pm 17 JanuaryFestival concerts 1-1.30pm weekdays, 30 November ...

Harp Meditation and Intuitive Development Retreat at the Baton.

Friday 27th-Sunday 29th November 2020
Do you want to strongly connect with your inner voice, your purpose in life, authentic ...

Nelson Symphony Orchestra presents Royal Finale

Saturday 28th November 2020
Style under the spotlight; a symphonic re-imagining of the music of Queen by Tolga Kashif. ...

Top Of The South Film Festival Motueka

Saturday 28th-Sunday 29th November 2020
The Top of the South Film Festival presents the best locally produced films from drama ...

Nelson Toy Run

Saturday 28th November 2020
The Nelson branch of the Ulysses Motorcycle Club invite all motorcyclists to attend the 35th ...

Heath Franklin’s Chopper – The Silencer

Sunday 29th November 2020
Chopper cordially invites the world to shut the f**k up for a change. Welcome The ...

Aphra Trio as part of the Live Music Series at Elma Turner Library

Sunday 29th November 2020
The Aphra Trio are Juliet Ayre (violin), Lissa Cowie (cello) and Anna Maitland (flute)

PAK'nSAVE Richmond Santa Parade

Sunday 29th November 2020
A fun-filled event for all! Come and join in the festive fun at the PAK'nSAVE ...

The Great Christmas Market

Sunday 29th November 2020
Shop local this Christmas with over 100 stalls showcasing quality locally made goods, held at ...


Wednesday 2nd December 2020
Iconic Kiwi band Th’ Dudes announce new dates for Th’ Bliss Tour, with the nine-date ...

Oh What a Beautiful Concert

Wednesday 2nd December 2020
Nelson Male Voice Choir's penultimate concert in 2020 with music from well-known shows and well-loved ...

Lunchtime Concert – ‘Aphra Trio’ Flute, Violin & Cello

Thursday 3rd December 2020
Members of the Aphra trio Lissa Cowie (cello), Juliet Ayre (violin) and Anna Maitland (flute) ...


Saturday 5th December 2020
A fun day of shopping!

Down 'n' Out Speakeasy

Saturday 5th December 2020
The hottest speakeasy cabaret in Nelson is back!With a whole new line up of performances.

Christmas Garden Market

Sunday 6th December 2020
A Market to find something special for your someone special hosted by Gardens of the ...

Oh What a Beautiful Concert

Sunday 6th December 2020
Nelson Male Voice Choir's Final concert in 2020 with music from well-known shows and well-loved ...

Lunchtime Concert: Allison Cormack & Pauline Boyd

Thursday 10th December 2020
Join local spinto soprano Allison Cormack and pianist Pauline Boyd for a programme of "Teutonic ...

Nelson & Marlborough Regional Championships

Saturday 12th-Sunday 13th December 2020
The regional championships for all classes of sailing dinghies.

Drag Up Your Life

Saturday 12th December 2020
Are you ready to Drag up your Life once again?! Kelly Fornia is bringing her ...

The Pretty Crafty Market

Sunday 13th December 2020
This wonderful market now runs three times yearly, once mid winter and twice in the ...

The Nutcracker

Thursday 17th-Saturday 19th December 2020
A community celebration, the Nutcracker is a festive, family event. This story ballet takes a ...

The Nutcracker!

Thursday 17th-Saturday 19th December 2020
A magical, festive, family treat about a Christmas gathering and a girl’s dream about her ...

The Nutcracker

Thursday 17th-Saturday 19th December 2020
Primarily Dance presentsThe Nutcracker at The Theatre Royal Thursday 17th Dec- 7:00pm Friday 18th Dec- ...

Lunchtime Concert: Anna Maitland & Richard Mapp

Thursday 17th December 2020
Anna Maitland and Richard Mapp present a lunchtime programme of French music for flute and ...

Jingle Bells at Greenmeadows

Saturday 19th December 2020
Christmas celebration at Greenmeadows, Stoke.

Carols by Candlelight at Washbourn Gardens

Sunday 20th December 2020
The serene Washbourn Gardens hosts Richmond's Carols by Candlelight - an evening of Christmas song ...

Christmas Day Buffet Lunch

Friday 25th December 2020
Join us for our massive 3 course buffet on the jolliest day of the year.Imagine ...

Richmond Market Day

Wednesday 30th December 2020
Shopping, fun, music and entertainment for all the family at the most diverse market in ...

Lions Summer Fair

Friday 1st January 2021
Annual fair with stallholders and entertainment. Fair is organised by Nelson North Lions

Nelson Classic and Vintage Motorcycle Show - Now at Badminton Hall Richmond

Saturday 2nd-Sunday 3rd January 2021
January 2nd and 3rd .Annual eye catching display of club qualifying classic and vintage motorcycles ...

Wakefield Country fete

Saturday 2nd January 2021
'Wakefield Country Fete' handmade local crafts & foods Market, held annually. Fundraising for the Nelson ...

Riwaka Market Day

Saturday 2nd January 2021
Fabulous, free, market day run by Motueka's Pottery Workshop is a must-do for every new ...

Motorcycle Swap Meet Richmond

Sunday 3rd January 2021
Motorcycle swap meet. Badminton Hall . Richmond. 9am to noon Free sites .any motorcycle related ...

Higgins Heritage Park Community Craft Fair

Sunday 3rd January 2021
Celebrating our annual Higgins Heritage Park Community Craft Fair

Bay Dreams Nelson 2021

Tuesday 5th January 2021
NZ's biggest music festival returns to Nelson in 2021 with a stacked local & international ...

Pipes in the Park 2021

Sunday 24th January 2021
Pipes in the Park is an outdoor Scottish music event in the Nelson sunshine at ...

Vintage Machinery Show 2021

Saturday 30th-Sunday 31st January 2021
Annual Vintage Machinery Show. More engines and tractors than you care to imagine. Demonstrations and ...

Sarau Festival

Sunday 31st January 2021
A wonderful relaxed community festival event - loads to do, eat, see , listen to ...

Nelson StreetFest

Friday 12th-Saturday 13th February 2021
NZ's Best Street Performers... in NZ Best Town.Nelson StreetFest - Its where youre at!!

The Howard Morrison Quartet Take Two

Tuesday 16th February 2021
Join The Howard Morrison Quartet Take Two, as they celebrate and recreate the magic of ...

Motueka Kai Fest

Sunday 28th February 2021
Great Family day with Awesome Food beverages and Entertainment www.motuekakaifestival.nz


Saturday 6th March 2021
Summer Tango in the Queens Gardens is part of the Summer Tango in Nelson festival ...

Summer Challenge

Friday 12th-Sunday 14th March 2021
Women's Adventure Race involving mountain biking, kayaking and hiking, with navigation. Set in the amazing ...

Healthy Natural Life Expo - Nelson

Sunday 14th March 2021
Information on healthy eating, cleaning, personal care, supplementation, allergy free foods, eczema care & natural ...

Marchfest 2021

Saturday 20th March 2021
Marchfest is a celebration of all things Craft Beer and an event for the whole ...

Aorere Enduro EWS Nelson

Thursday 1st-Sunday 4th April 2021
As round one of the Enduro World Series this will draw the world's best mountain ...

Queen Street Quest

Saturday 17th April 2021
With challenges made for the whole family, right in the heart of Richmond! Test your ...

Kaiteriteri BIG BIKE Weekender 2021

Saturday 17th-Sunday 18th April 2021
Thel Kaiteriteri Big Bike Weekender - based at Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park. 6 Hour relay, ...

The Ten Tenors

Tuesday 20th April 2021
The Ten Tenors have announced that they are postponing their 2020 tour & have secured ...

POSTPONED - NBS Dancing for a Cause

Saturday 1st May 2021
Eight local personalities are partnered with a trained ballroom dancer. Dancing for a Cause raised ...

POSTPONED Te Ramaroa (Light Nelson)

Friday 9th-Tuesday 13th July 2021
Te Ramaroa is a free outdoor event featuring a dazzling array of installations, celebrating community, ...

Nelson Parent and Child Expo - 12 September 2021

Sunday 12th September 2021
EQUIP with tools and products for effective parenting, EMPOWER through informative talks and workshops, and ...

Friends The Musical Parody – NZ 2020 Tour

Monday 27th September 2021
So, no one told you life was gonna be this way, nor did they tell ...