DATE: Friday 29 October (5 November Postponement)
THEME: Connections

Connections: There are connections all around us, connections lead to creativity, collaboration, and connectivity has endless meaning.

The Mask Carnivale will be held on Friday 29 October during the Nelson Arts Festival. All are invited to participate in this fabulous, family-friendly community celebration.

Please use the form below to sign up for the 2021 Mask Carnivale.

2021 Mask Carnivale Form

  • Your Idea
  • Describe how your entry will relate to the theme of "Connections"
  • Would you be happy for your mask(s) to be included in a future exhibition?
  • I'm happy for my submitted data to be collected and stored so that Nelson Arts Festival can respond to my enquiry. See our Privacy Policy
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Looking for inspiration

For inspiration, download Masks on Parade, a mask-making and percussion booklet with step-by-step instructions on how to make different types of masks, along with ideas on incorporating sound and movement into your parade experience.

Download the Masks on Parade PDF

Calling Musicians, Performers, Dancers

Calling Musicians, Performers, Dancers to be part of the 2021 Nelson Arts Festival.

We are on the lookout for quality talent to perform in the Mask Carnivale parade and street party.


We are looking for all types of quality food to add to the wonderful Carnivale atmosphere and to complement Nelson's restaurant scene.

Please register your interest here and we will be in touch.

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