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.

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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Lift Off Motueka - 20th October

Lift Off Motueka - 20th October

Enjoy scenic flights, incredible sports skydiving formations, a New Zealand record 'HALO jump', a balloon night glow spectacle and an extraordinary fireworks display, with live music and dancing.

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Lift Off - Balloons On The Beach - 21st October

Lift Off - Balloons On The Beach - 21st October

The second day of the Lift Off Festival will see the worlds first balloon night glow on the beach at Kaiteriteri, along with sunset cruises, live music, food stalls, craft markets, and skydivers landing on the golden sands.

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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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Richmond Santa Parade - 25th November

Richmond Santa Parade - 25th November

A fun-filled event for all! Come and join in the festive fun at the PAK'nSAVE Richmond Santa Parade. The day will be packed with entertainment galore, as well as the chance to meet Santa in Sundial Square.

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Lantern Celebration - 15th December

Lantern Celebration - 15th December

A stroll up the Centre of New Zealand will lead you to inventive installations, imaginative performances, groovy music, and face painting. Then, homemade lanterns will light your way back down the hill, bringing to life the nights wonders.

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Richmond Market Day - 28th December

Richmond Market Day - 28th December

The biggest market in the top of the south will see Queen Street lined with artistic and artisanal products, and delicious treats galore. There will be balloon twisting, face painting, a bouncy castle, stilt walkers, magicians and more.

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Bay Dreams - 4th January

Bay Dreams - 4th January

New Zealand’s biggest summer festival is set to hit Nelson Tasman in 2019. The extraordinary line-up features Cardi B, Shapeshifter, Tash Sultana, Sticky Fingers, Peking Duk, Katchafire, Summer Thieves and more!

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Cricket ODI - Blackcaps vs Sri Lanka - 8th January

Cricket ODI - Blackcaps vs Sri Lanka - 8th January

Once again, Nelson Tasman will be putting on a day full of fun, suspense and excitement at Saxton Oval as the Black Caps take on Sri Lanka in the third ODI of the 2018-19 International Cricket Programme!

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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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