Multicultural Festival

Join us on the 19th of March to celebrate unity in diversity together with young and old, new and established Nelsonians and every interested member of our community.

Choose from a number of tantalizing food stalls that will delight your senses. Check out the arts and crafts and community/educational stalls. Enjoy the music, songs, and dance from around the world.
Bring your family and friends along for Nelson’s best day out!

Nelson Fringe Festival

Nelson Fringe Festival returns on Thursday 23rd March-Saturday 1st April 2023 with theatre, music, comedy, improv, dance and oh, so much more. The 2023 programme continues the challenge of putting everything and anything on stage.

A Fringe Festival is a line-up of one-hour shows in small venues with cheap tickets. But we’re also a lot more. A Fringe show is life on the edge – it’s about stories and laughs and music that is happening right there. It’s the absolute core of live performance – it’s where every stage show begins.



Come support the NBS Nelson Giants on the 8th of April in their first home game of the season and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Trafalgar Centre!


Mapua Easter Fair

Mapua Easter Fair is run by a charitable trust with its main focus to raise funds for Mapua School & Mapua Play centre. The fair is held on Easter Sunday (9th of April) at the Mapua Domain.

Over 220 stallholders, made up of arts, crafts, garden, fairground and miscellaneous stalls, a school run cake stall, sausage sizzle, second hand store and silent auction.

Entry is $2 per person, preschoolers are free.

The Brook Waimarama Sanc

Join us on the 16th of April and celebrate our native flora and fauna in an idyllic setting. Enjoy delicious street food, bask in the beauty of the pristine Waimārama stream, take a stroll along peaceful bush tracks or sit back and enjoy the birdsong.

This year we will also have a focus on community trapping – so come along and learn how to get involved in conservation in action!

More details to be announced soon!

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