2023 Wrap Video time! Walk down memory lane with us:


Huge thanks to our friends at Innit Creative for capturing the 2023 Festival magic.

Piki mai, kake mai.
Welcome to Nelson Arts Festival 

Mā te kimi ka kite, mā te kite ka mōhio, mā te mōhio ka mārama.
Seek and discover, discover and know, know and become enlightened.

Migrate/ Momentum / Movement.
Re(wild), re(move), re(wake).
Be curious.

NELSON ARTS FESTIVAL 2023
EXPLORING
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MASK CARNIVALE 2024

WHAKATŪ NELSON CBD
Fri 1 Nov | 5-9pm
Parade starts 5.15pm, Carnivale from 5.45pm

We’re delighted to bring back our magical street party of the year and celebrate 30 years of Nelson Arts Festival with you all!

Our Vision

Kia tū he hui ahurei e haumako ai ngā tāngata huri i te motu.

A festival of unmissable arts
that enriches the people of our land.

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