Other Events

Other events in Nelson around the time of the Festival

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A Century of Saying Cheese

Heritage Photography Rediscovered

Nelson Provincial Museum
Friday 17 August – Sunday 25 November

Think you've seen it all? We're about to flip your world on its head!

Surprise yourself with some of our rarest and endearing photographic treasures, shown in a new light. Watch a video.


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Art Expo Nelson

Trafalgar Centre, Nelson

Friday 31 August – Sunday 2 September, from 10am each day

Three days of unique, affordable art from emerging and established artists from all over New Zealand. Painters, printmakers, sculptors, photographers, ceramists, jewellers, multi media and more.

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Dia De Los Muertos - Day of the Dead, Mexican Food and Culture

Founders Heritage Park
Sunday 28 October, 12-5pm

A family fun day based on the Mexican festival 'Day of the Dead' with culture, food, and entertainment. Mexican Mariachi, food stalls, arts and crafts, pinatas, face painters, chili sauce contest and prizes for best Day of the Dead outfit.

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The New Zealand Cider Festival

Founders Heritage Park
Saturday 3 November, 12-6pm

The New Zealand Cider Festival is back for its third year, hot on the heels of a sold-out event in 2017. Proving that the popularity of Cider is on trend and worthy of its own dedicated Festival celebrating the diversity of this tasty and versatile beverage. The 2018 NZ Cider Festival will showcase ‘fringe’ events from the 31st October through to the 4th November, including Cider cocktail making, sensory tasting sessions and informative tours and talks.

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Adam Chamber Music Festival

The biennial Adam Chamber Music Festival is New Zealand's national chamber music festival, presenting a 10-day programme of high-quality chamber music by top New Zealand and international musicians in sunny Nelson. The next Festival is January 31 - 9 February 2019