Nelson Events

ARTS, WINE & FOOD FESTIVALS ETC

Over the summer season, the Nelson/Tasman region hosts various Wine & Food festivals, Arts, Craft, Jazz and Buskers Festivals. These events are well worth attending as they showcase Nelson's finest in one place at one time. The Buskers festivals are very entertaining and held daily in Nelson city with the grand finale taking place on the church steps in the evening. The culmination of the summer festival is the Opera in the Park.

OPERA IN THE PARK

This is a large event hosting national and international opera stars, symphony orchestra and culminating with a fireworks display to music. Your hosts will have tickets available to this event for you to purchase should you desire to attend, as you may only arrive on the day.

JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL 

Held at various venues in the the Nelson region - from the 2nd till 6th of January.​

SARAU FESTIVAL

The Black-current festival held in Upper Moutere.  Celebrating the harvest of the black-currents...

BRIGHTWATER WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL

Brightwater, Nelson, Sun 17 FebThe
Brightwater Wine and Food Festival has become an iconic event of the Nelson region's summer season. It features a wonderful choice of local wines, olive products and boutique beers, complemented with selected craft.

There is a booklet on the shelf in the guest lounge explaining venues and timetables for these events. The Flea Market is held in Nelson City every Saturday morning and usually worth attending.