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Upcoming Events in Nelson, Tasman

Tuku 24 Whakatū

An exciting festival of culture and heritage based in Whakatū Nelson and beyond. Tuku 24 Whakatū is programmed by Nelson City Council but all the individual events, similar to a fringe festival, are delivered by “events hosts” from across the community.

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SAL’S NBL LAUNCHES RAPID LEAGUE FOR 2024

Strap yourself in, there’s even more Kiwi basketball coming your way next year.

The Rapid League, an innovative concept initially proposed by Sky Sport commentator Justin Nelson, hit the court earlier this year and immediately delivered positives to the Tauihi competition, including increased player development, more television coverage, and additional commercial revenue opportunities for the league and teams across the competition.
Sky Broadband Rapid League games will be played immediately prior to Sal’s NBL games, tipping off exactly one hour prior to the later games, with the four-by-four-minute-quarter Rapid League featuring up to seven players named on the bench for each team in the long version of the games that day. As with the G.J. Gardner Homes Tauihi, starters are not eligible to take part in Sky Broadband Rapid League games.

Hoods Up!

ADMIRE our collection of 150+ classics in this special after-hours event specifically showcasing viewing of 100+ classic cars with their hoods up! Beautifully displaying what mechanically makes them go from zero to ZOOM ZOOM.

This is the most intimate experience offered in a classic car museum in New Zealand. The majority of our museum isn’t roped off. You can admire almost every car in the collection from every side and angle, as well as EXCLUSIVE to Hoods Up! Friday admire every inside angle… that’s right, we unlock the doors for you to get inside our collection.

Inhale no matter your preference of aromas whether it’s car polish, old vinyl, engine oil, petrol, or onsite catering you can catch a whiff of it all right here!

CAR RIDES – Sit back, relax and let one of our drivers indulge you in a spin around the block in one of our classic cars. Maximum of 4 persons per car.

Nelson Giants Logo

SAL’S NBL LAUNCHES RAPID LEAGUE FOR 2024

Strap yourself in, there’s even more Kiwi basketball coming your way next year.

The Rapid League, an innovative concept initially proposed by Sky Sport commentator Justin Nelson, hit the court earlier this year and immediately delivered positives to the Tauihi competition, including increased player development, more television coverage, and additional commercial revenue opportunities for the league and teams across the competition.
Sky Broadband Rapid League games will be played immediately prior to Sal’s NBL games, tipping off exactly one hour prior to the later games, with the four-by-four-minute-quarter Rapid League featuring up to seven players named on the bench for each team in the long version of the games that day. As with the G.J. Gardner Homes Tauihi, starters are not eligible to take part in Sky Broadband Rapid League games.

ANZAC Concert

The Nelson Male Voice Choir welcome you to a concert to honour ANZAC day.

The Choir will perform this concert under the baton of renowned conductor, Jason Balla on Anzac Day, Thursday, 25th April. The brilliant young pianist, Louis Lucas-Perry will support the Choir.

Our concerts, on this day, are always well attended, being New Zealand’s most united national day, which evokes patriotism and emotion.

If you want to be part of Anzac Day commemorations, come along to the iconic Nelson Cathedral and be moved and entertained by Nelson’s traditional male voice choir.

Moutere Artisans Open Day

On Sunday April 28th 2024 the Moutere Artisans invite you to their village to experience really, really, nice stuff.

This now bi-annual event brings people from all over the province to taste the new olive oil, the new release wines, to experience some of the country’s finest cheeses and talk to talented artists – people who make baskets, sculpture, and ceramics. It is a superb day out.

It’s a perfect opportunity to meet the makers, and taste, try and admire their various crafts and creations which are available for purchase on the day.

Visit the Artisans from 10am until 4pm.

Motorcycle Festival

ADVENTURE RIDING AT ITS BEST.

KMC are working with Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council to host an event for both Adventure Bikes and Road bikes that both showcases our region to visitors, and also allows local Adventure riders to enjoy access to a variety of off road trails that would not normally be available. Road bikers will be catered for with 2 days of scenic roads throughout Nelson and Tasman while taking part in Poker runs and mini events individually or in teams of 4. The festival will be held on Friday the 3rd and Saturday the 4th of May culminating in an evening with a band outdoors in Nelson.

In this first year we are capping Adventure bike riders at 50 bikes and road bike riders at 50 bikes. Being located in the middle of New Zealand we hope to attract a number of riders from outside of the region and are working with the Interislander Ferry service to provide discounted rates for participates.

Each bike will need to be vetted by local motorcycle shops leading up to the event and stickered with sponsors logos to verify their participation.

Irish Music Festival

Ceol Aneas (Music From the South) is New Zealand’s largest gathering of Irish traditional music and has been running for the past 24 years. Musicians from all over New Zealand and Australia gather annually in Nelson over King’s Birthday weekend for a weekend of classes and music. The event provides tuition in Irish flute, tin whistle, fiddle, banjo and mandolin, accordion and concertina, guitar, traditional singing, set dancing and uilleann pipes.

FRIDAY – The Friday night informal live lounge concert will be held at the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts.

SATURDAY – Bring the whole family to have fun at our community céilí at Trafalgar Hall on Saturday night. Come and listen to a traditional music session in bars and cafés around town, from 8 pm till late at The Free House, the Prince Albert and other venues. Please see our website for more detailed venue information. A family-friendly singing session will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 3.30pm – 5.30pm (venue TBC).

SUNDAY – The Sunday evening Festival Highlight Concert will be at The Nelson Centre of Musical Arts at 7pm on Sunday, and will feature an exciting lineup of festival guests.

We hope you’ll join us for a weekend of great music and ‘craic’ (Irish for a good time!)

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.