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Heritage Festival 2018

“Heritage Week” has been a distinctive and much-loved celebration on Nelson’s calendar for many years. This year, the event has grown into a true festival of heritage activities with over 40 individual events, over three exciting weeks.

hw programme pagesThere is something for everyone, with open days, talks, children’s events and lots of fun activities at art galleries, the museum, heritage homes, and Council-owned heritage facilities and more. The festival also features opening and closing Tangata Whenua events at Whakatu Marae.

This year with support from Nelson City Council, individuals and community groups are hosting events to celebrate and highlight Nelson’s heritage and we would like to thank volunteers for their commitment, innovation, energy and time.

You have made the festival come to life - ka pai Nelson Heritage lovers!

Please take the time to look through the programme of events, the festival is for your enjoyment and to help us remember that: “You know not your future until you know your past”.

Download the Programme