Welcome to Summer Events in Nelson


Summer in Nelson and Tasman is a special time:  shimmering waters, blue skies, gold and white-sand beaches, mountain vistas plus bustling towns and a vibrant city mean there are few better places to be! Beyond the natural attractions, there are many other reasons to visit and enjoy our extraordinary corner of the world.

This summer, Nelson and Tasman are playing host to a treasure-trove of events that will give the holiday season extra sparkle. From sports and family-friendly outdoor events to world-class music, arts and entertainment, if you're in Nelson or Tasman this summer, there will be something you'll want to see. 

A few highlights are:

  • Lantern Celebration  a magical evening of light and entertainment at the Centre of NZ.
  • New Year's Eve Countdown  a party atmosphere and free music in Nelson City.
  • Summer Movies Al Fresco – classic films on show in our beautiful parks and reserves.
  • Tahuna Summer Sounds – talented local performers playing beachside at Tahunanui Beach
  • Teddy Bears’ Picnics – an ever-popular family favourite.
  • Nelson Buskers' Festival - international and national talent in the central city.

This year's Summer Events programme is full of fun and entertainment for all ages with something for both visitors and locals to savour. The printed booklet, produced by Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council, is available throughout the region from December. Keep an eye out for this very useful guide. 

For a full line-up of Council and community events in the Nelson Tasman region, go to www.itson.co.nz

We look forward to seeing you around the region this summer. 
The Summer Events Team