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2017 Nelson Arts Festival  |  Wed 11-Fri 27 October

We are currently putting the finishing touches to the 2017 Festival programme, and it's coming together beautifully!

All will be revealed on Thursday 27th July. Watch this space! 

ADVERTISE IN THE FESTIVAL BROCHURE
The Festival brochure is currently being compiled. If you have a business or event that you'd like to advertise in the brochure, please email us

NELSON MASKED PARADE & CARNIVALE

Date: Friday 27 October 
Theme: We are the World
Thank you to everyone who sent in suggestions for the theme of this year's parade. 'We are the World’ was chosen as it is open to many interpretations - cultures, stories and environments. Plus it encourages people to think of us all as belonging in the same world, collectively, not separately.

Enrolments for the Masked Parade are now open. Click here to sign up for this fabulous community event. 

For mask-making ideas, click here to 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

festivalenquiries@ncc.govt.nz