24 Jan 2018 (Wed)
Victory Community Centre, Totara St, Nelson South, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Delightful puppetry, comedy, masks and magic - Birdlife Productions are back this summer with an enchanting new puppet show for all the family!
A little Moon Maiden falls out of her cradle all the way down to Earth, landing in the nest of a White Heron. The old bird adopts the baby as her own but the child soon longs to return to her Moon family. How can she possibly get home?
Nominated for Best Theatre and Best Design awards at Dunedin Fringe for their play ‘Kokako’s Song’, and shortlisted for ‘Playmarket: Plays for the young, 2017’, Birdlife Productions are set to go places. Catch them while you can in Nelson and Tasman this summer holidays.
Rising Appalachia with Matiu Te Huki & My Golden Soul
28 Jan 2018 (Sun)
Motueka Memorial Hall, 8 Pah Street, Motueka, Nelson / Tasman
United Vibrations presents Rising Appalachia in their 1st (and only) performance in Aotearoa New Zealand!! Supported by Matiu Te Huki & My Golden Soul, this gathering promises to bring the good vibes with plenty of aural delights to satisfy the senses.
This is an alcohol-free and family-friendly event. Children 11 and under are free.
Nelson Buskers Festival - Buskers At the Boathouse
1 Feb 2018 (Thu) - 2 Feb 2018 (Fri)
The Boathouse, 326 Wakefield Quay, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
The Nelson Buskers Festival brings award-winning performers from around the world to our beautiful city for four days of action-packed shows!
Buskers at The Boathouse is for the more adventurous!
Join us for a cabaret night when the Buskers let down their hair – and perhaps a bit more. Sit at the front – who knows what might happen!
For adults only – some content might offend.
Performing this year:
- Nathaniel Rankin (Canada)
- Her Majesty's Secret Service (USA)
- Bubble Laboratory (Australia/Romania)
- Mr Spin (Australia)
- Sporty Suzy (NZ)
Nelson Wine & Food Festival
18 Feb 2018 (Sun)
Middle Earth Vineyards, Snowden Bush Scenic Reserve, Brightwater, Waimea, Nelson / Tasman
Nelson Wine & Food Festival celebrates sensational sounds, wine, food, and summer. Hold onto your holiday groove, grab a friend and head to the NWFF, for all-day entertainment, fantastic food, and award-winning wine and beer.
NWFF festival is all about local! For those partial to a glass of something classy in the sun, explore the best Nelson has to offer with our leading wineries, or snaffle a beer or cider from our stellar craft breweries.
This is a family event with entry for those under 12yrs free and NWFF cater for children with non-alcoholic drinks, face painting, bouncy castle and much more. There's plenty of parking for cars & motorhomes or ride your bikes out!
For the foodies, there will be gourmet food stalls to explore and Local Entertainment to get you on your feet or chill out under the summer sun.
Nelson Opera In the Park
24 Feb 2018 (Sat)
Saxton Field Complex, Saxton Road East, Stoke, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
Nelson Opera in the Park is back at Saxton with some of New Zealand's finest opera and contemporary singers, alongside our national orchestra, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
With affordable ticket prices, this is a world-class event that everyone can enjoy.
Pre-show: Nelson City Brass
- Anna Leese
- Simon O’Neill
- Bic Runga
- New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
24 Mar 2018 (Sat)
Founders Heritage Park, 87 Atawhai Dr, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman
The Nelson region is New Zealand’s sole hop growing area – and has more craft breweries per head of the population than anywhere else in the country.
Unlike ordinary beer festivals, all the beers available at MarchFest have been specially commissioned for the event and have never previously been tasted by the public.
Every year around 15 regional craft breweries sign up to produce a new beer for the event. These beers all make their world debut at MarchFest. Top of the South breweries include Dale's, Eddyline, Founders, Golden Bear, Hop Farm, Hop Federation, Horsebox, Lighthouse, McCashin’s, Moa, Mussel Inn, Renaissance, Sprig and Fern,Townshend’s and more..
And unlike other beer festivals, MarchFest is not just about beer. It’s also about local wines, ciders and juices, regional cuisine (including a beer and food matching lunch) as well as great live music.