What's on in Nelson

Tea & Talk Richmond

Wednesday 19th June 2019-Wednesday 24th June 2020
A weekly cuppa and a chat for over 65s,

Tea & Talk Motueka

Wednesday 19th June 2019-Wednesday 24th June 2020
A weekly cuppa and a chat for over 65s,

Tea & Talk Nelson

Friday 21st June 2019-Friday 26th June 2020
A weekly cuppa and a chat for over 65s,

Tea & Talk Victory

Sunday 23rd June 2019-Sunday 21st June 2020
A weekly cuppa and a chat for over 65s,

Monty's Sunday Market

Sunday 23rd June 2019-Wednesday 23rd June 2021
Monty's Market is the Nelson hub for selling and buying pre-loved items every Sunday in ...

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 ...

POSTPONED Isel Park Twilight Market

Thursday 10th October 2019-Thursday 30th April 2020
Isel Twilight Market is restarting on the 10th of October at Isel park, Stoke, Nelson.

POSTPONED Richmond Library: Book Group

Wednesday 16th October 2019-Wednesday 18th November 2020
Richmond Library's adult Book Group.

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 ...

POSTPONED Richmond Library: Mystery Ink

Thursday 7th November 2019-Thursday 10th December 2020
Richmond Library's book group for teens.

POSTPONED Richmond Library: Richmond Writing Group

Tuesday 19th November 2019-Tuesday 17th November 2020
Interested in writing? This is the group for you.

POSTPONED Richmond Library: Tiny Tots

Tuesday 19th November 2019-Tuesday 15th December 2020
A hands on session using songs, stories, rhymes and movement for children aged two years ...

POSTPONED Motueka Library: Tiny Tots

Friday 22nd November 2019-Friday 18th December 2020
Join us for Tiny Tots at Motueka Library.

POSTPONED Motueka Library: Building Bricks Club

Monday 25th November 2019-Monday 30th November 2020
Make amazing building bricks creations with local experts.

POSTPONED Motueka Library: Scrabble Time!

Wednesday 27th November 2019-Wednesday 23rd December 2020
Enjoy a game of Scrabble at Motueka Library.

POSTPONED Motueka Library: Book Cafe

Monday 16th December 2019-Monday 21st December 2020
Come along to Motueka Library's new conversational group.

A Passage to Nelson - Exhibition at Broadgreen House

Wednesday 18th December 2019-Thursday 30th April 2020
Learn about the early Nelson immigrant experience, how they came and what they bought with ...

James Marsden: The Quiet Environmentalist

Wednesday 18th December 2019-Thursday 30th April 2020
Learn about one of Nelson’s earliest environmental advocates and pioneering 19th century farmer, in our ...

Isel House Children's Trail - Holiday quiz

Wednesday 18th December 2019-Thursday 30th April 2020
Join Frances and George as they navigate their way through the house on their way ...

Our Moon: Then, Now & Beyond

Friday 20th December 2019-Sunday 19th April 2020
Our Moon presents the story of our people’s long relationship with the Moon, our present ...

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 ...

POSTPONED Richmond Library: Good Crafternoon!

Wednesday 15th January-Wednesday 16th December 2020
Bring your craft project to Richmond Library and work on it with other crafters.

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 ...

CANCELLED Jazz on the Village Green

Sunday 19th January-Sunday 12th April 2020
Relax on the Village Green and enjoy summer jazz.

Inspire Modern Jive - weekly dance classes

Tuesday 28th January-Tuesday 15th December 2020
Inspire Modern Jive has weekly dance classes on a Tuesday evening. Everyone is welcome, no ...

POSTPONED Motueka Library: Garden Gurus

Monday 10th February-Monday 14th December 2020
Get together with other green thumbed people.

Story Time at the Library

Thursday 13th February-Thursday 9th April 2020
Join us at one of our weekly Story Time sessions for 2 - 5 year ...

POSTPONED Motueka Library: Babbling Books Book Group

Thursday 13th February-Thursday 5th November 2020
Babbling Books - a chance to enjoy an informal discussion about what you are reading.

Nelson Steiner Playgroup

Thursday 13th February-Thursday 9th April 2020
Our gentle and friendly playgroup meets weekly on Thursdays to play with nature-inspired, handcrafted toys, ...

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 ...

POSTPONED Motueka Library: Lifestyle Group

Friday 28th February-Friday 18th December 2020
Exchange ideas with a different topic each month and meet new people.

POSTPONED Motueka Library: Speed Dating with a Book

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

Motueka Library: Read Around the World

Monday 2nd March-Thursday 30th April 2020
Take part in Tasman District Libraries’ Read Around the World Challenge and enter our special ...

Richmond Library: Read Around the World

Monday 2nd March-Thursday 30th April 2020
Take part in Tasman District Libraries’ Read Around the World Challenge and enter our special ...

POSTPONED - Computer classes at the Nelson Library

Thursday 5th March-Thursday 9th April 2020
An 6 week series of classes on various aspects of computer skills and searching. Plus ...

Live Music Fridays

Friday 20th March-Friday 11th September 2020
Great sounds ending your week and kicking off your weekend at The Boathouse

POSTPONED: NCMA Lunchtime Concerts - Term 1

Thursday 26th March-Thursday 9th April 2020
Come along to NCMA each Thursday lunchtime to hear talented local and national musicians perform ...

Motueka Library: Rug Up & Read

Monday 30th March-Friday 15th May 2020
A super-easy, fun reading challenge for keen readers aged 12+

POSTPONED Motueka Library: Cultural Surprise Reads

Wednesday 1st-Thursday 30th April 2020
Relax and enjoy a Cultural Surprise Read from Motueka Library as we celebrate Race Unity.

A Feast of Feathers

Friday 3rd-Saturday 25th April 2020
Join us for our new collaborative exhibition, featuring sculpture, painting, ceramics and jewellery from some ...

POSTPONED Motueka Library: Autumn Booksale

Monday 6th-Friday 24th April 2020
Fossick about on our Motueka Library Sale table and nab a literary bargain.

Learn at the Library - Entertainment Apps

Thursday 9th April 2020
Netflix, Spotify and Lightbox will be explored

CANCELLED: CUSP Improv | Easter Special

Thursday 9th April 2020
CANCELLED: Improvised comedy for all ages. Come along and bounce into Easter with an hour ...

Yoga Teacher Training 200Hr

Friday 10th-Sunday 26th April 2020
This 200-hour teacher training program will provide you with the tools to enrich your practice ...

White Tara Healing Retreat ONLINE ONLY

Friday 10th-Monday 13th April 2020
Glorious White Tara is the healer of all ills and giver of long life. The ...

CANCELLED Studebaker Car Nationals CANCELLED

Saturday 11th April 2020
The Studebaker car Nationals is being held in Nelson see one of Americas oldest car ...

Mapua Easter Fair 2020 - Cancelled, see you next year!

Sunday 12th April 2020
Cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak

POSTPONED: Th'Dudes

Sunday 12th April 2020
Kiwi icons Th’ Dudes announce they’ll reunite for Th’ Bliss Tour, performing across New Zealand ...

POSTPONED Motueka Library: Let’s Discover Space Scavenger Hunt

Monday 13th-Friday 24th April 2020
Discover the exciting world of space at your library these school holidays.

POSTPONED Richmond Library: Let’s Discover Space Scavenger Hunt

Monday 13th-Friday 24th April 2020
Discover the exciting world of space at your library these school holidays.

2020 Pic's Peanut Butter Starling National Championship Regatta

Tuesday 14th-Sunday 19th April 2020
National youth sailing regatta being held at Nelson Yacht Club. Sailing will be on the ...

POSTPONED Richmond Library: Intergalactic Storytime

Tuesday 14th April 2020
Join us for some fantastic stories from outer space!

Richmond Library: Rug Up & Read

Tuesday 14th April-Friday 15th May 2020
A super-easy, fun reading challenge for keen readers aged 12+

Denny Allen

Friday 17th April 2020
Great sounds ending your week and kicking off your weekend at The Boathouse.More details to ...

Inspire Modern Jive - Saturday Night Dance Party

Saturday 18th April-Saturday 21st November 2020
Inspire Modern Jive is hosting its monthly Saturday Night Dance Party. Dance the night away ...

POSTPONED: NCMA's Celebration Series: NZTrio

Saturday 18th April 2020
Surely NZ's most indispensable ensemble - William Dart, NZ Herald. NCMA are delighted to present ...

POSTPONED: Houstoun - Fox in Concert

Sunday 19th April 2020
Big Band Jazz at NCMA with NZ music legends Michael Houstoun and Rodger Fox. Also ...

POSTPONED: The Ten Tenors

Tuesday 21st April 2020
Love Is In The AirEveryone loves songs about love – especially The TEN Tenors.

POSTPONED Richmond Library: Metagalactic Makerspace

Tuesday 21st April 2020
Design, create, build and craft at our space themed makerspace.

POSTPONED Motueka Library: Inter-Stellar Galactic MakerSpace

Tuesday 21st April 2020
Use your skills to build, create and craft some amazing things to take home.

Live Poets Nelson, Guest Richard Lublow

Tuesday 21st April 2020
Guests Poet Richard Lublow

POSTPONED Motueka Library: Miniature Garden Workshop

Wednesday 22nd April 2020
Join us for an all-ages workshop in celebration of Earth Day.

Live Poets Motueka, Guest Richard Lublow

Wednesday 22nd April 2020
Guests Poet Richard Lublow

CANCELLED Live Poets Motueka, Guest Richard Lublow

Wednesday 22nd April 2020
Guests Poet Richard Lublow

POSTPONED Richmond Library: Drop-in Techy Time

Thursday 23rd April 2020
Learn through play with our Bots, 3Doodler pens, LEGO and more.

Daniel Champagne

Friday 24th April 2020
NELSON - the young Australian born, Nashville based virtuoso recently described as 'the finest guitar ...

CANCELLED - ANZAC Concert 2020

Saturday 25th April 2020
The Nelson Male Voice Choir welcome you to a concert to honour ANZAC day.

Trio Jackson

Sunday 26th April 2020
Trio JacksonFrom Gypsy to Jazz to Bach and Shostakovich and anything in between,

NCMA Lunchtime Concerts - Term 2

Thursday 30th April-Thursday 2nd July 2020
Come along to NCMA each Thursday lunchtime to hear talented local and national musicians perform ...

POSTPONED Nelson Fringe Festival

Friday 1st-Saturday 9th May 2020
Nelson's more-than-a-week long Fringe Festival is on!

POSTPONED - The Big Bike Film Night

Friday 1st-Tuesday 5th May 2020
The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission- sharing the best cycling short films ...

Krishnan's Dairy

Saturday 2nd-Sunday 3rd May 2020
Take a look behind the counter of the corner dairy and discover a love story ...

Nelson Nuptials Wedding Fair 2020

Saturday 2nd May 2020
Weddings, weddings, weddings!!! A bunch of vendors all under one roof waiting to meet you!!Come ...

Krishnan's Dairy

Saturday 2nd-Sunday 3rd May 2020
After 15 years, Indian Ink Theatre Company brings back their multi award-winning show

Richmond Library: Richmond Robotics - Term 2

Monday 4th May-Monday 8th June 2020
A fun, hands-on technology programme for kids aged 8-13 keen to learn about SmartBots!

CANCELLED: CMNZ presents Letters from Iraq - Rahim Alhaj with the NZSQ

Thursday 7th May 2020
Iraqi-American composer & oud player, Rahim AlHaj and percussionist Nicholas Baker join NZSQ & double ...

MAMIL (Middle Aged Man in Lycra)

Friday 8th-Saturday 9th May 2020
One of New Zealand’s theatre icons, Mark Hadlow, stars in a one man theatre show ...

CANCELLED Young and Inspired

Saturday 9th May 2020
Young and Inspired celebrates the achievements of young Nelsonian's who are living their dreams out ...

Ara Taiohi Youth Week in Tasman

Saturday 9th-Sunday 17th May 2020
A series of events to celebrate Youth Week 2020

MOTHERS DAY BRUNCH

Sunday 10th May 2020
Celebrate Mums special day with a delicious brunch cooked by someone else and cleaned up ...

The Tape Face Show

Wednesday 13th May 2020
The Boy is back!One of NZ’s most successful comedians on the world stage, and a ...

Nelson Dawn Rave - May

Friday 15th May 2020
Silent Disco Dawn Rave at Kirby Lane - A Pre Work Dance Party!

Laugh Nelson

Friday 15th May 2020
CANCELLED Laugh Nelson returns

POSTPONED: NCMA Celebration Series: Trio Éclat

Sunday 17th May 2020
Trio Éclat are an enthusiastic group of musicians who will perform music for piano, flute ...

SLEEPING BEAUTY – Moscow Ballet La Classique

Tuesday 19th-Wednesday 20th May 2020
Moscow Ballet La Classique return down under with their spectacular masterpiece, Sleeping Beauty, ballet’s most ...

CANCELLED Rock the City

Friday 22nd May 2020
The regions finest youth musicians return to the stage for a dose of bass thumping, ...

Ceol Aneas Traditional Irish Music Festival 2020

Friday 29th May-Monday 1st June 2020
Mighty ‘craic’ with music and laughter will fill the air with the annual Ceol Aneas ...

Celebrating 150 years of rugby and fellowship

Friday 29th May-Monday 1st June 2020
150th Celebrations: Queen's Birthday 2020The Nelson Rugby Football Club is celebrating its role in the ...

Founders Book Fair 2020

Saturday 30th May-Sunday 7th June 2020
The annual Founders Book Fair starts Queens Birthday weekend. A huge variety of second-hand books, ...

Flightless Birds of New Zealand as part of the Live Music Series at Elma Turner Library

Sunday 31st May 2020
Three part vocal harmonies - jazz, girl bands, satire

Flightless Birds of New Zealand as part of the Live Music Series at Elma Turner Library

Sunday 31st May 2020
Three part vocal harmonies, satire

CANCELLED: CMNZ present CALEFAX

Saturday 6th June 2020
World renowned Calefax Reed Quintet are one of the most dazzling wind ensembles performing at ...

ANZ Premiership Netball - Tactix vs Stars

Sunday 7th June 2020
On Sunday 7 June at 6.10pm the Mainland Tactix play the Northern Stars at the ...

Heath Franklin’s Chopper – The Silencer

Sunday 14th June 2020
Chopper cordially invites the world to shut the f**k up for a change. Welcome The ...

Nelson Dawn Rave - June

Friday 19th June 2020
Silent Disco Dawn Rave at Kirby Lane - A Pre Work Dance Party!

Matariki Glow Show

Wednesday 24th June 2020
Wowing tamariki nationwide, this glow-in-the-dark giant scale puppet extravaganza is back with an ALL NEW ...

Nelson Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven

Saturday 27th June 2020
The symphonic music of Beethoven 250 years after his birth alongside Elgar's celebrated Cello Concerto.Soloist: ...

Gitano Swing as part of the Live Music Series at the Elma Turner Library

Sunday 28th June 2020
Waltzes, Bossa and Swing tunes in a style influenced by legendary French and Italian musicians, ...

Light Nelson

Friday 3rd-Tuesday 7th July 2020
Light Nelson is a free outdoor event featuring a dazzling array of installations, celebrating community, ...

STOKeD SKATE!

Saturday 4th July 2020
Young People, Friends, Whanau, get on down to this event! Bring your board or scooter ...

CMNZ present VOCES8

Tuesday 7th July 2020
This British vocal ensemble’s perfect transparency, cohesion, accuracy and sheer stage presence will win you ...

POSTPONED The Wairau Affray

Wednesday 15th-Sunday 19th July 2020
A new stage play about the Wairau Affray of 1843, a pivotal moment in Nelson's ...

Spina & Benignetti Piano Duo

Friday 17th July 2020
The Italian Piano Duo Spina & Benignetti is one of the most talented and acclaimed ...

Down'n'Out Speakeasy

Saturday 18th July 2020
SHHH!A new speakeasy cabaret is coming to Nelson!

NCMA Lunchtime Concerts - Term 3

Thursday 23rd July-Thursday 24th September 2020
Come along to NCMA each Thursday lunchtime to hear talented local and national musicians perform ...

Sarau Winter Sale

Saturday 25th-Sunday 26th July 2020
Our huge Upper Moutere Book Sale accompanied by pre-loved clothing raising funds for Country Kids ...

Richmond Library: Richmond Robotics - Term 3

Monday 27th July-Monday 31st August 2020
A fun, hands-on technology programme for kids aged 8-13 keen to learn about SmartBots!

Dun Run

Saturday 29th August 2020
Off road Trail Event Run up and over the Dun Mountain

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

Saturday 12th September 2020
A rollicking romantic musical journey through fifteen gin soaked characters told with song, dance and ...

Nelson Parent and Child Expo - 13 September 2020

Sunday 13th September 2020
EQUIP with tools and products for effective parenting, EMPOWER through informative talks and workshops, and ...

Friends The Musical Parody - NZ 2020 Tour

Tuesday 15th September 2020
So, no one told you life was gonna be this way, nor did they tell ...

Friends The Musical Parody – NZ 2020 Tour

Tuesday 15th September 2020
So, no one told you life was gonna be this way, nor did they tell ...

Nelson Symphony Orchestra presents Last Night of the Proms

Saturday 19th-Sunday 20th September 2020
Time-honoured favourites including Tchaikovsky's first Piano Concerto & Elgar's Sea Pictures.Soloists: Louis Lucas - Perry ...

TASMAN NATIONAL ART AWARDS & EXHIBITION

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

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

CMNZ present the Marmen Quartet

Tuesday 13th October 2020
Featuring NZ born violist Bryony Gibson-Cornish, Marmen Quartet is one to watch. Featuring music by ...

Richmond Library: Richmond Robotics - Term 4

Monday 19th October-Monday 23rd November 2020
A fun, hands-on technology programme for kids aged 8-13 keen to learn about SmartBots!

Grandiose Cabaret :Halloween

Saturday 31st October 2020
Nelsons sauciest annual event.

NZSO Baroque Series present Bach Extended

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

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Jingle Bells at Greenmeadows

Sunday 13th December 2020
Christmas celebration at Greenmeadows, Stoke.

Richmond Market Day

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

POSTPONED - NBS Dancing for a Cause

Thursday 31st December 2020
Eight local personalities are partnered with a trained ballroom dancer. Dancing for a Cause raised ...

Nelson Classic and Vintage Motorcycle Show

Saturday 2nd-Sunday 3rd January 2021
Annual eye catching display of club qualifying classic and vintage motorcycles all over 25 years ...

Sarau Festival

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

Queen Street Quest

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