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Nelson Heritage Festival 2020

2020 is the tenth anniversary of Nelson City Council's yearly heritage celebrations that share our rich and varied past.

Heritage Week 2019 programme It’s now time to look forward to April 2020 when once again, an exciting selection of varied events will be on offer. The festival has evolved from a week of activities, largely organised by Council to a true community activity across the whole of April that involves many organisations and community groups running their own events.

Last year’s festival saw thousands of people involved in a record number of events that appealed to an overall younger audience. Download the 2019 Heritage Festival Report and the 2019 Heritage Festival Programme.

We are once again calling for event hosts to present their events and, if required, request for financial assistance from the Nelson Heritage Festival Grant Fund.

Your events will be assessed at the start of 2020 and be added to the April programme for promotion, if supported by the selection panel.

Event Host Application   Event Funding Grant Application