New Zealand has moved to Red under the COVID-19 Protection Framework (CPF), therefore, Nelson City Council has made the difficult decision to cancel some of our upcoming Summer Events due to new capacity restrictions.

February’s Opera in the Park will not take place this year. Council staff are now looking at whether it is feasible to postpone until February 2023.

The Buskers Festival on 28-31 January, which was to be held at Founders Heritage Park this weekend, has been cancelled following discussions between buskers and Council.

The Kai Festival, which was due to be held on Monday 7 February has also been cancelled.

The remaining Summer Movies Al Fresco have also been cancelled.

Council staff are very sad that these events are unable to go ahead. Other events that are taking place later in the year will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and the CPF rules that are in place closer to the time.

For event updates and further details, go to the Its On website, or the Nelson City Presents Facebook page.