Nelson Arts Festival


2017 Nelson Arts Festival | Wed 11 - Fri 27 October

The programme for this year's Festival has come together beautifully. There's fabulous theatre, dance, music, writers' talks, comedy, cabaret, and so much more!

The full line-up will be available here from Thursday 27 July. Watch this space!

Nelson Masked Parade & Carnivale

Date: Friday 27 October
Theme: We are the World

This theme is a reminder that we are all part of the same world, collectively, not separately. Peoples and places, cultures and creatures, local and global, who and what make up your world?

Enrolments for the Masked Parade are now open. Sign up for this fabulous community event.

For mask-making ideas, download Masks on Parade, a free resource booklet compiled by the late great Kim Merry, the instigator of the Masked Parade.

Nelson Arts Festival Team
Festival Office
 +64 3 545 8734