Events

Pro Karts at Tahunanui Fun Park

Pro Karts in Tahunanui are very proud to be hosting New Zealand’s Rental Kart National Championships on the 19th-21st of August 2022. They hope to run the event in August and think it could be a great opportunity for you to showcase your skills and test yourself against other drivers from around New Zealand. The event will be open for anyone to enter and will run over three days.

Cyclo 2021

We are delighted to once again be hosting Round 3 of NMTBC’s CX Series here in our own park on the 21st of August 2022!

NMTBC’s CX Series is focused on fun and friendly competition, encouraging new riders to CX racing through this series.

The event sees riders completing laps of a mixed terrain/obstacle course. There is a time limit – usually between 40-60 minutes – and the person to complete the most laps in that time is the winner!

Game at Trafalgar Centre

The first ever Te Tauihi (Top of the South) Basketball Aotearoa Final for the women’s league is to be held at the Trafalgar Centre on 27th August!

Coppermine Trail

On Saturday 27th, August 2022 Nelson will be hosting the Dun Run! From the Maitai Dam, the route ascends towards the Dun Mountain Saddle (875m) following the south branch of the Maitai River. Taking the Coppermine Saddle track and downhill along New Zealand’s first railway line, finishing Brook St, Nelson.

Fashion for a Cure

Join us on the 1st of September in Nelson for a night of New Zealand’s finest fashion, to support research into a breast cancer CURE.

One night. One Show. Twelve Designers.

Fashion for a Cure is an event series that we have held across the country in several cities and we are bringing it to Nelson for the very first time in 2022! These shows sell out across the country sometimes weeks in advance, so you don’t want to miss out!

Trafalgar Centre

The Kapa Haka Juniors Competition is being held in Nelson at the Trafalgar Centre on the 15th and 16th of September!

Lights Nelson Art Festival

Boasting 58 unique events and the participation of over 200 artists the 28th Nelson Arts Festival programme offers 11 days of must-see arts events from 20th – 30th of October. Everything from exhibitions, performances, workshops, whispers in the streets, parties, words, discussions, rituals, residencies, and unforgettable experiences will take over halls, theatres, galleries, heritage sites, Kōhanga Reo, a boxing gym and digital platforms across Whakatū.

Nelson Hockey Tournament

The 30th Annual NZ Māori Hockey Tournament will be hosted by Te Waipounamu Māori Hockey in Nelson at the Saxton Hockey Turf during Labour Weekend from the 21st to 24th of October 2022!

Moutere Artisans

This annual event on the 23rd of October brings people from all over the country to taste the new olive oil, the new release wines, to experience some of the country’s finest cheeses and artisanal foods and talk to talented artists – people who make baskets, sculpture, jewellery and ceramics. The artisans work together to celebrate life in one of the most picturesque villages in the country. It is a superb day out.

Outdoors at New Zealand Cider Festival

On Saturday the 12th of November the NZ Cider Fest is on! Taste over 100 varieties of cider, from NZ’s best cider makers. The 2022 Cider Award’s winning ciders will be announced and ready to sample, along with all-day live music, local artisan food trucks and a dedicated kids zone.

It’s an event for the whole family! under 18yr free with a parent/guardian.

Volleyball New Zealand

The SISS Junior Volleyball Cup is being held in Nelson at the Saxton Stadium on the 22nd-224th of November.

Its On

If it’s on, it’s on www.itson.co.nz. It’s On is the official event calendar for the Nelson Tasman region and the place to look for any and all upcoming events in the area.