Autumn Events

Nelson Tasman is surprisingly diverse and nowhere is that more evident than in the range of events our region hosts every year.

Whether you choose to challenge yourself in the sporting realm, tantalise your tastebuds in the craft brewing capital of New Zealand, savour an array of delicious local cuisine, sit back and enjoy quirky performances or stroll through an illuminated utopia of light installations, Nelson Tasman has the event for you this season.

See below for a list of extraordinary Autumn and Winter events.

Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon & 10km - Saturday 10th March

Kaiteriteri Gold Half Marathon & 10km - Saturday 10th March

Kaiteriteri Beach. Registration from 7.30am, starting from 8.15am. Whether you're running or walking the undulating and picturesque coastline, this event promises to be challenging, yet still incredibly scenic.

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Nelson Beer Week - 17th-25th March

Nelson Beer Week - 17th-25th March

Nelson Beer Week will bring together breweries, bars, cafes and restaurants to showcase the best of New Zealand craft beer and local cuisine. What better place to explore new beer experiences than in the hop epicentre of the country?

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Marchfest - Saturday 24th March

Marchfest - Saturday 24th March

Founders Park, Nelson. 12pm-9.30pm. MarchFest is Nelson-Tasman’s unique craft beer and music festival featuring 22 brand new never-before-tasted beers, delicious food, local wine and ciders, and live music from seven great acts.

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Ocean Swim Series - Saturday 31st March

Ocean Swim Series - Saturday 31st March

Tahunanui Beach, 9am - 2.30pm. With four distances on offer, this swim event has something for all ages and abilities - it's the perfect opportunity for a family getaway in the Top of the South for Easter Weekend.

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Wairua Warrior - April 7th 2018

Wairua Warrior - April 7th 2018

Happy Valley Adventures, 7am - 3pm. Unleash your Inner Warrior! Get together a team and launch out of your comfort zone by tackling undulating terrain, water, obstacles and lots of mud! Suitable for all fitness levels.

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Nelson Heritage Festival - 9th - 29th April

Nelson Heritage Festival - 9th - 29th April

The Nelson Heritage Festival will celebrate our cities wonderful history, stories and people. The festival will include house tours, library displays, interesting speakers and a range of other exciting events.

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Nelson Fringe Festival - 27th April - 6th May

Nelson Fringe Festival - 27th April - 6th May

The Nelson Fringe Festival is the Top of the South’s quirkiest and only fringe festival, attracting an array of international, national and local performers. It is a nine day celebration with workshops during the day and performances by night.

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Festival Of Golf - 30th April - 4th May

Festival Of Golf - 30th April - 4th May

Nelson, Motueka & Greenacres. Known as “the friendly tournament”, the Festival Of Golf is a multi-day event that aims to bring together golf enthusiasts from afar to compete, build great memories and make new friends.

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Light Nelson - 6th - 10th July

Light Nelson - 6th - 10th July

It's not only natural light that illuminates Nelson in the middle of the year. Light Nelson is a free multi-day event that showcases the diversity, community spirit, artistic talent and ingenuity of Nelson Tasman locals through spectacular light...

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Feast For The Senses - mid July - mid August

Feast For The Senses - mid July - mid August

Visual, musical and culinary treats are abound in this stylish 'progressive' dining event. Diners get to explore the best of Nelson Tasman cuisine by moving between restaurants, tantalising their tastebuds with new flavours on offer in every course.

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