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Festivals in Nelson

Cultural, Arts & Educational Festivals in Nelson

The best things to do in the world include attending top-notch festivals in Nelson. Be it a rocking music festival or scrumptious food festival in Nelson, you will have a gala time of your life with a few of your close friends or your family. With the best of fun, entertainment, and food, the experience in festivals lets the enthusiasts immerse in the local culture and vibe. Ranging from the biggest outdoor beach parties to crazy music festivals, the festivals fall under various categories to suit everybody’s tastes. If you are looking for the best events and festivals in Nelson listed on one platform - we have you covered. Immerse yourself in the mega dance festivals, electrifying music festivals, theatre & film festivals, quirky local festivals and more with us!

Upcoming Festivals Events in Nelson

Featured Events

Jul 26 2019

Fundraising Screening & Live Haka &Music - Soldiers Without Guns

The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu , 208 Bridge Street, Nelson, New Zealand 7010, Nelson, New Zealand

" You know not your future until you know your past. Our dream has a purpose and our dream has a history." In the 1980s, Bougainville experienced a 10-year Civil War that saw 20,000 people dead and 14 failed peace agreements. That’s when the NZ army ste... Read More

Fri Jul 26 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Jul 27 2019

Nelson Symphony Orchestra presents Aotearoa Showcase

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts , 48 Nile Street, Nelson, New Zealand 7010, Nelson, New Zealand

Four composers and three soloists, all New Zealanders, feature in Aotearoa, a richly flavoured concert by the Nelson Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Donaldson, the director of the Nelson Centre of Music Arts. Douglas Lilburn was in his early twenti... Read More

Sat Jul 27 2019
07:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Kootenay Festival

Castegar , Nelson, Canada

On Stage @ 1:30 Family Festival come on out and tap your toes... Read More

Sat Jul 27 2019
08:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Aug 02 2019

Holly Housecat Live At Bloom Nightclub

bloom nightclub , 198 Baker St, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

Holly Housecat Toronto ON https://soundcloud.com/hollyhousecat https://facebook.com/hollyhousecat Www.instagram.com/hollyhousecat Holly has a strong passion for music and definitely brings the heat with a variety of vibey, bassy house music in her sets. S... Read More

Fri Aug 02 2019 at 10:00 pm to Sat Aug 03 2019 at 02:00 am

Aug 04 2019

SOLD OUT: Hollie Smith and The Committee

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts , 48 Nile Street, Nelson, New Zealand 7010, Nelson, New Zealand

Soulful Hollie Smith is one of NZ's most iconic musicians. She takes to the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts stage this August with The Committee, an Auckland based collective made up of some of the most skilled and experienced musicians in New Zealand inclu... Read More

Sun Aug 04 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
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Aug 05 2019

Hollie Smith and The Committee

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts , 48 Nile Street, Nelson, New Zealand 7010, Nelson, New Zealand

OK, you asked for it... It took some time but we can now confirm a second concert on Monday August 5 at 7pm. Book your tickets before these ones are sold out! Soulful Hollie Smith is one of NZ's most iconic musicians. She takes to the Nelson Centre of M... Read More

Mon Aug 05 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Aug 08 2019

Health & Safety Expo - supported by Port Nelson

Greenmeadows Centre , 236 Songer St, Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand

This event comprises of a trade fair and a programme of speakers delivering presentations on industry-related topics and case studies, as well as a workshop. Attendance to this event is free. CPD HOURS APPLY! WORKSHOP Health & Safety Systems 101 (J... Read More

Thu Aug 08 2019
09:00 am to 04:30 pm

Aug 13 2019

Pendle Walking Festival – Walk 21. A visit to Pendle's premier waterfall

Marsden Park Golf Club , Town House Road, Nelson, United Kingdom

A walk to Lumb Spout returning via the Pendle Way. Parking is on Town House Road. From the golf course we head towards Trawden then to Lumb Spout returning via the Pendle Way. Approximate length of walk: 9 miles Walk grading: Hard - walk... Read More

Tue Aug 13 2019
10:00 am to 03:00 pm

Aug 15 2019

Pendle Walking Festival – Walk 35. From park to Waterside

Marsden Park Golf Club , Town House Road, Nelson, United Kingdom

A walk through fields and woodland to the Waterside area of Colne. Parking is on Town House Road. From the car park our walk takes us past Shelfield Farm through the fields to Doughty Farm then through the woods, and down to the river, returning pas... Read More

Thu Aug 15 2019
10:00 am to 01:00 pm

Aug 22 2019

NCMA’s Lunchtime Series: Musical chameleon Bob Bickerton

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts , 48 Nile Street, Nelson, New Zealand 7010, Nelson, New Zealand

A specialist in Celtic music, Bob Bickerton has performed solo and in folk groups at most major concert venues, folk festivals and arts festivals around New Zealand in the past 40 years featuring instruments including uilleann pipes, harp, flute, whistles... Read More

Thu Aug 22 2019
01:00 pm to 01:45 pm

Aug 24 2019

Pop Up Events Wedding Fair

Founders Park , Atawhai Drive, Nelson, New Zealand

Pop Up Events Wedding Fair is your one stop shop for everything you will need for your upcoming wedding.... Read More

Sat Aug 24 2019
10:00 am to 04:00 pm

Pop Up Events Wedding Fair

Founders Heritage Park , 87 Atawhai Drive, Nelson, New Zealand 7010, Nelson, New Zealand

Pop up Events are proud to announce the Pop up Events Wedding fair! The fair will be held on the 24th of August at Founders Heritage Park, Nelson. Our aim is to bring together a wide range of wedding and events specialists and create a day jam-packed wi... Read More

Sat Aug 24 2019
10:00 am to 04:00 pm

2 Hot Comedy Workshops with Tessa Waters

1 Rutherford Mews , Studio One, Nelson, New Zealand

Join multi-award winning comedian Tessa Waters in two one day workshops to hone your skills in comedy, sketch and performing skills. Whether you're a serious actor looking to find your most authentic expression, or interesting in pursuing the laughs of... Read More

Sat Aug 24 2019
10:00 am to 05:00 pm

Storm Cycle Live At Bloom Nightclub

Bloom Nightclub , 198 Baker Street, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4H2, Nelson, Canada

Storm Cycle is a DJ duo between local BC DJs, Raine (Nelson BC) and ION (Tofino BC). Their sets are heavily influenced by the natural environment using a range of deep house, bass house and even a bit of dubstep and trance to create a perfect storm. Their... Read More

Sat Aug 24 2019 at 10:00 pm to Sun Aug 25 2019 at 02:00 am

Aug 25 2019

Valley To View 2019

Cable Bay Adventure Park , 194 Cable Bay Road, Nelson, New Zealand 7071, Nelson, New Zealand

A Country Fair with a difference! Music! Food! Market! Bouncy Castle! Plus incredible mountain biking tracks, some new for this event! *White Elephant Stall* *Pony Rides* *Live Music* *Delicious Food Stalls* *Handmade Market* *Mountain Biking for All Ages... Read More

Sun Aug 25 2019
10:00 am to 03:00 pm

Redfish Festival 2019

Kokanee Creek Nature Centre , 4902 Hwy 3A,, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4R9, Nelson, Canada

We are all very excited about the return of the Kokanee in about a month and would love for you all to join us in celebrating this highly anticipated annual phenomenon with guided fish tours, live music, an eclectic mix of local food vendors, information... Read More

Sun Aug 25 2019
10:00 am to 04:00 pm

Aug 29 2019

NCMA’s Lunchtime Series: Nelson’s Mosaic Choir

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts , 48 Nile Street, Nelson, New Zealand 7010, Nelson, New Zealand

Nelson’s 45-member choir Mosaic brings a mini-WOMAD of world music to NCMA on Thursday 29 August. Using only voice and drum as instruments, Nelson’s iconic a capella group will present a selection from their repertoire of more than 200 songs in more than... Read More

Thu Aug 29 2019
01:00 pm to 01:45 pm

Aug 31 2019

Love Sea Food Tastes Port Stephens

Tastes at the Bay Food Wine & Jazz Festival , Nelson Bay, New South Wales 2315, Nelson Bay, Australia

Tastes Port Stephens festival weekend 2019 on Saturday 31st August 9am to 5.30pm and Sunday 1st September 9am to 4pm.... Read More

Sat Aug 31 2019 at 09:00 am to Sun Sep 01 2019 at 04:00 pm

Love Sea Food Tastes Port Stephens

Nelson Bay , New South Wales, Australia

Tastes Port Stephens festival weekend 2019 on Saturday 31st August 9am to 5.30pm and Sunday 1st September 9am to 4pm.... Read More

Sat Aug 31 2019
09:00 am to 05:30 pm

Sep 01 2019

Kootenay Pride Parade 2019

baker street nelson bc , Nelson, Canada

Join us for the annual Kootenay Pride Parade on Sunday, Sept 1st. Meeting at Central School Parking lot for a 3pm sharp departure to downtown. Everyone Welcome.... Read More

Sun Sep 01 2019
03:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Sep 05 2019

INSPIRE Festival 2019-THURSDAY

166 Nayland Rd , Stoke, Nelson 7010, Nelson, New Zealand

Ministry of Inspiration has brought you the original and successful INSPIRE Festival for the past seven years and we continue to offer youth top quality presenters for the same low cost of $50. Partnering with Nayland College,enables MOI to expand enrollm... Read More

Thu Sep 05 2019
08:30 am to 03:00 pm

Sep 06 2019

INSPIRE Festival 2019-FRIDAY

166 Nayland Rd , Stoke, Nelson 7010, Nelson, New Zealand

Ministry of Inspiration is proud to be in partnership with Nayland College to offer the Top of the South community INSPIRE Festival 2019. INSPIRE Festival, in its 8th year, offers one day of challenging lectures, thought-provoking discussions and hands on... Read More

Fri Sep 06 2019
09:00 am to 03:00 pm

NZ Mountailm Film Tour 2019 - Nelson

The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatu , 208 Bridge Street, Nelson, New Zealand 7010, Nelson, New Zealand

- - - Nelson Shows 2019 - - - 7pm - Friday 6th September 7pm - Saturday 7th September The best of the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival will be back in Nelson playing at the Suter Theatre again. Each year more and more of these films tours seem to be p... Read More

Fri Sep 06 2019 at 07:00 pm to Sat Sep 07 2019 at 07:00 pm

Sep 08 2019

NCMA’s Celebration Series: Yid Ee Goh & Lisa Chou

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts , 48 Nile Street, Nelson, New Zealand 7010, Nelson, New Zealand

Programme: Handel - Sonata in D Major Beethoven - Sonata no. 6 Lilburn - Salutes to seven poets Schumann - Violin sonata in D Yid-Ee Goh Singaporean born Yid-Ee Goh is former Concertmaster of Orchestra Wellington (formerly Vector Wellington Orchestra),... Read More

Sun Sep 08 2019
03:30 pm to 05:30 pm

Christchurch Folk Music Club performs at Acoustic Routes Nelson

Yaza Cafe Bar Venue , Montgomery Sq, Nelson, New Zealand 7010, Nelson, New Zealand

The Christchurch and Nelson Folk Club's have been sharing a musical relationship for many years. Nelson musicians have performed at both the Folk Club and the Canterbury Folk Festival over the past fifty years. Many Christchurch musicians also take the op... Read More

Sun Sep 08 2019
07:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Sep 19 2019

Music of the Night: The Concert Tour

Capitol Theatre , 421 Victoria Street, Nelson, British Columbia V1L4K6, Nelson, Canada

A concert celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 70th Birthday and his acclaim as the most successful musical theatre composer of all time. Featuring Webber's most iconic theatrical music including selections from Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Cats, Jesus Ch... Read More

Thu Sep 19 2019
07:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Sep 20 2019

2019 MASSiF Music

Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge , 641 Baker Street, Nelson, Canada

EARLY BIRD PRICING TILL AUGUST 1! Prices go up to $75 adult/$50 youth. We're proud to present the fourth annual MASSiF, with tons of killer bands at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge. This year we're keeping it all in one place so youth can see al... Read More

Fri Sep 20 2019 at 04:30 pm to Sun Sep 22 2019 at 02:00 am

2019 MASSiF Music

Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge , 641 Baker Street, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4K5, Nelson, Canada

EARLY BIRD PRICING TILL AUGUST 1! Prices go up to $75 adult/$50 youth. We're proud to present the fourth annual MASSiF, with tons of killer bands at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge. This year we're keeping it all in one place so youth can see all the... Read More

Fri Sep 20 2019 at 04:30 pm to Sun Sep 22 2019 at 02:00 am

Sep 22 2019

AIKDO DEMONSTRATION

Miyazu , Atawhai Drive, Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand 7001, Nelson, New Zealand

NELSON AIKIDO will be doing a Demonstration at the CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL again this year.... Read More

Sun Sep 22 2019 at 01:30 pm

Sep 24 2019

Scitec Expo 2019

Trafalgar Centre , 7 Paru Paru Road, Nelson, New Zealand 7010, Nelson, New Zealand

The biggest and best science fair event in the Top of the South! The Trafalgar Centre will host a showcase of our best up-and-coming investigative thinkers, budding scientists and fledgling technologists. The competition is open to Primary and Secondary... Read More

Tue Sep 24 2019 at 10:00 am to Wed Sep 25 2019 at 04:00 pm

Oct 04 2019

5th Annual Kootenay Seniors' Fair!

Prestige Lakeside Hotel , 701 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, British Columbia V1L6G3, Nelson, Canada

Information, services, healthcare, and activities for seniors! Come visit 30+ vendors, enjoy a free coffee in our cafe area, and see what services are available for seniors in the West Kootenay region. Participate in activities and health care workshops... Read More

Fri Oct 04 2019
10:00 am to 03:00 pm

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