2017 Nelson Arts Festival  |  Wed 11-Mon 23 October

We are now working on putting together the 2017 Festival programme. If you have a show to pitch to us, please contact us via the email address or phone number below. 

The programme will be launched at the very end of July or beginning of August. We'll keep you posted on exactly when, and any other exciting developments over the next few months.


It's time to choose a theme for this year's parade. What would you like it to be? If you have any ideas, please send them to us by clicking on this link

The deadline for sending in ideas is 9am Monday 27 March. 
The theme will be announced by Monday 3 April.

For mask-making ideas, click here for Masks on Parade, a 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