Summer Events in Nelson
This summer, the Nelson Tasman region is once again hosting a fantastic line up of events with many firm favourites back again after last summer's interruption due to COVID-19 requirements.
From sports and family-friendly outdoor events to world-class music, arts and entertainment, if you're in Nelson or Tasman this summer, there will be something you'll want to see.
The popular Summer Events Guide was distributed into Nelson Tasman letterboxes the first week of December 2022. Additional copies are available at the Customer Services Counter at Nelson City Council, Trafalgar Street, Nelson.
You can download a copy here.
The Barden Party: Much Ado About Nothing
We hope you enjoyed attending 'Much Ado About Nothing' as much as the Barden Party troupe enjoyed performing it. More Shakespeare as you've never seen it before next summer.
Summer Movies al Fresco
A wonderful selection of nine different family movies was screened across 17 evenings in parks from Nelson to Tākaka in January/early February 2023. See you in the parks at twilight for more movies next summer.
Tāhuna Summer Beach Bus
The Tāhuna Summer Beach Bus has gone back to it's yard after another busy summer transporting locals, holiday makers, Bay Dreamers and cruise ship passengers around the coast between Nelson city and Tāhunanui.
Tāhuna Summer Sounds
A great night local live music, food stalls, games and picnics was enjoyed by many. Thanks to sponsors NBS and Beggs Music, plus Flexitenz, Hire Stage, Gravity Events and Nelson Arts Festival Trust.
Teddy Bears' Picnic
So many bears, so much fun! See you in the woods again next year!
Thanks to all the junior stall holders and young buyers that got involved this year to buy and sell treasures. See you next year!
New Year's Eve in the City
An all-local line-up of bands helped us celebrate our way into 2023 in Nelson City centre, featuring Reece Milton, Papercity, Liam Poole + Friends and The Crayons. Happy New Year everyone.
Nelson Buskers Festival
After four days of laughter, gravity-defying feats and wow moments the Nelson Buskers Festival 2023 has been and gone but will be back in January 2024 with another line-up of extraordinary performers from around the world.