Festivals Nelson Tasman

Situated in the north-western corner of the South Island, the Nelson region is surrounded by sheltering mountain ranges, giving it a Mediterranean type climate with year-round sunshine, beaches, national parks, wineries and a creative community of artists, these are just some of the reasons other New Zealander’s make the Nelson Festivals top of their agenda.

Each year the greater Nelson community hosts a variety of Festivals & Lifestyle Events celebrating the regions cultural diversity and traditions. Here is a comprehensive list of the Nelson Festivals…

Nelson Festivals
Festival Name Date Type of festival
Woollaston Jazz Festival 1 – 5 Jan Music
Festival Nelson Lakes 18 – 19 Jan Food/culture/entertainment
Sarau Blackcurrant Festival 2 Feb Culture/market
Buskers & Street Theatre Series                 7 – 8 Feb Entertainment/street performers
Luminate Festival 28 Jan – 4 Feb                 Entertainment/music
Evolve Festival of Opportunities 14 – 16 Feb Celebration health and well-being
MarchFest 22 Mar Music/food/drinks
For other Regional New Zealand Festivals

Auckland Festivals                     

Bay of Plenty Festivals  

Canterbury Festivals       

Hawke’s Bay Festivals

Marlborough Festivals  

Manawatu Festivals

Northland Festivals

Queenstown / Otago Festivals

Southland Festivals

Tasman / Nelson Festivals

Taranaki Festivals

Waikato Festivals

Wellington Festivals

West Coast Festivals

Take a look at the Activities & Excursions available in the Nelson Area

If an Auckland festival coincides with you visiting Auckland or you would like to incorporate a festival or event into a self-drive holiday or a privately guided tour of New Zealand, then please feel free to contact First Light Travel  – We would love to help.

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Brent Narbey
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Brent Narbey
: 14 Nov 2013 (Last updated: 23 Jul 2017)

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