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Upcoming Events in Nelson, New Zealand

The Sound of Music

24 Oct 2017 (Tue) - 25 Oct 2017 (Wed)

Theatre Royal Nelson, 78 Rutherford St, Nelson

One of the world's best-loved musicals, The Sound of Music, will tour New Zealand this September and October
This legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein musical features an unforgettable score that includes some of the most famous songs ever performed on the musical stage including “My Favorite Things”, “Edelweiss”, “Do-Re-Mi”, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”, “The Lonely Goatherd”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, and the title song “The Sound of Music”.

High Low Fashion Weekend

28 Oct 2017 (Sat)

The Trafalgar Centre, Paru Paru Rd, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Delivering high fashion to the globe from Nelson, New Zealand.
‘High Low’ is Nelson’s very own Fashion Weekend - the largest runway show in Nelson since 'World of Wearable Arts'.

Bringing a huge awareness of high fashion and high profile designers to the top of the south, and highlighting what New Zealand has to offer.

Dia De Los Muertos

29 Oct 2017 (Sun)

Founders Heritage Park, 87 Atawhai Dr, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

A family fun day based on the Mexican festival 'Day of the Dead' with culture, food, and entertainment. Mexican Mariachi, food stalls, arts and crafts, pinatas, face painters, chilli sauce contest and prizes for best Day of the Dead outfit.
The Day of the Dead originated as an indigenous Mexican celebration of life and departed loved ones. Traditionally people dress up in flamboyant 19th-century costumes wearing face paint resembling colourfully decorated skeletons, with flowers and love hearts.

On the 6th anniversary of the Nelson Day of the Dead, there will be performances, food stalls serving traditional Mexican food, ingredients, chills, local Day of the Dead Arts and Crafts, face painters, pinatas, and competitions for best Mexican Day of the Dead outfit.

The New Zealand Cider Festival

4 Nov 2017 (Sat)

Founders Heritage Park, Nelson

The New Zealand Cider Festival is back for its second year! A Festival to celebrate all things Cider in the scenic and central location of the Nelson Region.
Described by National Geographic as "heaven for Cider seekers", Nelson produces 60% of the country's Cider due to its high concentration of Cideries and along with the scenic landscape makes for the optimum place for a Cider Festival!

Contrast - Nelson

7 Nov 2017 (Tue)

Theatre Royal Nelson, 78 Rutherford St, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

A double-bill of exceptional new dance work from Footnote New Zealand Dance, Contrast is the combination of two distinct choreographic voices, Sarah Foster-Sproull (Auckland, New Zealand) and Emma Murray (Bern, Switzerland).
Sarah Foster-Sproull’s 'Super Ornate Construct' invites you into a cutout world. A man stands alone with his thoughts while carefully placed scenes morph around him. With musical composition by Andrew Foster, this energetic new work vibrates with rich imagery and original sound.

Melding, merging, blurring. In 'Participation' Emma Murray considers how we are built up and subsequently undone by those around us. Swiss sound designer, Till Hillbrecht, provides a musical backdrop to this exploration of first encounters and layered identities.

2017 NZHRA National Hot Rod Show

18 Nov 2017 (Sat) - 19 Nov 2017 (Sun)

The Trafalgar Centre, Paru Paru Rd, Nelson

Come along and see some of the best Hot Rods and Street Machines New Zealand has to offer.
People choice vote. Come along and vote for your favourite car. Food and coffee stalls on site.

Family friendly event. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Kids keep an eye out for colouring competition leading up to the event.

Go and check out our Facebook page "Fifeshire Street Rodders".

Door Sales Only

The Extravaganza Fair

25 Nov 2017 (Sat) - 26 Nov 2017 (Sun)

Tahunanui Recreation Reserve, Beach Rd, Tahunanui, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

Roll up. Roll up. Roll up!
Welcome to Season 3 of New Zealand's largest and newest travelling event! The Extravaganza Fair!

We're bringing to NZ a unique style of market stalls, arts and craft, food, musical entertainment, circus shows, performers, unique to NZ tiny homes, including open home and kids shows & games. We're bringing back the 'old school', join in our sack races, tug of wars & musical bean bags & be in to win prizes!

Admission: Free

Blackcaps v West Indies - 1st T20

29 Dec 2017 (Fri)

Saxton Oval Pavilion, Saxton Road, Stoke, Nelson, Nelson / Tasman

International Cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience.
International Cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience. It’s what we do. It’s the dad catches in the crowd, the costumes, the immaculate field and that perfect pitch that we can only imagine having in our backyard.

When we’re all there, we are the game. Our excitement and buzz builds up our heroes and unsettles our foes. We’re essential in building the drama and tension at those crucial crunch points that define national pride.
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