Upcoming 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 rug up and stroll through an illuminated utopia of light installations, savour an array of delicious local cuisine, discover our regions extraordinary depth of art and artisans, immerse yourself in the sporting realm, sit back and enjoy quirky performances or tantalise your tastebuds in the Top Cider City, Nelson Tasman has the event for you.

See below for a list of extraordinary upcoming events.

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 and artistic talent of Nelson Tasman locals through spectacular light installations.

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Feast For The Senses - 12th July - 16th August

Feast For The Senses - 12th July - 16th 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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Superclub Netball - 19th - 24th August

Superclub Netball - 19th - 24th August

8 teams. 6 days. Netball’s best from around the world are coming to Nelson. Join them at the Trafalgar Centre as they battle it out to see who will triumph in Netball Super Club!

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Art Expo - 31st August - 2nd September

Art Expo - 31st August - 2nd September

Experience the extraordinary depth of artists and artisan businesses in the Nelson Tasman region with a weekend getaway to the Art Expo. This three day event showcases the largest variety of visual arts from jewellery right through to paintings.

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All Blacks vs Argentina Test - 8th September

All Blacks vs Argentina Test - 8th September

The All Blacks vs Argentina game forms part of the 2018 Investec Rugby Championships and will be the first international test match held in the Top of the South, in the region crowned the home of rugby.

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Abel Tasman Coastal Classic - 13th October

Abel Tasman Coastal Classic - 13th October

If there's one event to put on the list for the run of a lifetime, it's the Abel Tasman Coastal Classic. Take in the sea, the sky and the golden sands as you run from Awaroa to Marahau.

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Mako Fixtures - 14th & 23rd September, 11th October

Mako Fixtures - 14th & 23rd September, 11th October

Watch our legendary Tasman Mako team battle it out against Taranaki, Counties Manukau & Hawkes Bay in the home of New Zealand rugby, Nelson Tasman.

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Nelson Arts Festival - 11th - 26th October

Nelson Arts Festival - 11th - 26th October

If a feast of visual and performing arts sounds like your idea of a great time, what better place to be this Spring than in Nelson Tasman at the renowned Nelson Arts Festival?

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Masked Parade & Carnivale - 26th October

Masked Parade & Carnivale - 26th October

Delve into the extraordinary, the Weird and the Wonderful at the annual Masked Parade & Carnivale. This penultimate event is a not to be missed part of the Arts Festival calendar, showcasing our regions diversity and creativity.

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New Zealand Cider Festival - 3rd November

New Zealand Cider Festival - 3rd November

If the idea of relaxing in the world's Top Cider City with loved ones, sipping on fine NZ Ciders and sampling local artisan fare sounds like a nice way to spend a Saturday then this event is for you.

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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.

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