Special Events

  • free
  • international

CULTURAL CONVERSATIONS

BHUTANESE, COLOMBIAN & SRI LANKAN in AOTEAROA
This year’s Festival has a designated space hosted by communities from different cultural backgrounds, to encourage informal conversations around arts and culture.
  • free
  • international

CULTURAL CONVERSATIONS PERFORMANCE

Come and see the works created during Cultural Conversations.
  • free

MASK PARADE & CARNIVALE

Join us for the 25th Mask Parade! Make this the biggest opening night celebration yet for the Nelson Arts Festival, celebrating 25 years!
  • free

PIC’S PIKI MAI

In celebration of the 25th Nelson Arts Festival we’re thrilled to bring back crowd favourite Piki Mai, sponsored by none other than Pic’s Peanut Butter.

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