2017 Nelson Arts Festival  |  Wed 11-Fri 27 October

We are putting together the 2017 Festival programme and it's coming together beautifully. It will be revealed at the end of July. We'll keep you posted on exactly when and any other exciting developments over the next few months.


Date: Friday 27 October 
Theme: We are the World
Thank you to everyone who sent in suggestions for the theme of this year's parade. 'We are the World’ was chosen as it is open to many interpretations - cultures, stories and environments. Plus it encourages people to think of us all as belonging in the same world, collectively, not separately.

Enrolments for the Masked Parade are now open. Click here to sign up for this fabulous community event. 

For mask-making ideas, click here to download Masks on Parade, a free resource booklet compiled by the late great Kim Merry, the instigator of the Masked Parade. 

Nelson Arts Festival team

Festival Office
+64 3 545 8734