Nelson Multicultural Council organises festivals and is involved in community events. If you would like to hold a community event in conjunction with us or advertise your event on our facebook page, please contact us.
The third annual Tasman Asian Night Food Fair at Washbourn Gardens is just around the corner. Expect a night of cultural entertainment provided by community groups and buskers – and of course a delicious range of food! Come along and celebrate the growing cultural diversity in the Tasman region.
When: Saturday, 2 February 2019 from 6pm-10pm.
Where: Washbourn Gardens, Richmond.
For more information and to stay up to date, check out our Facebook Page
Race Unity Day 2019
Sunday 17th March 11am-4pm at Victory Square Park
Race Unity Day will be held, on Sunday 17th March 11am-4pm at Victory Square Park, Nelson. One in four people in the Nelson Tasman region is born overseas and this day is evidence that ours is a truly multicultural community! Each year, people are inspired to display and share their cultural heritage in the form of art, performance and food. We invite you to be part of this. Contact us for more information to be part of the next Race Unity Day.
Friday 6 February 2015 is Waitangi Day, a day of celebration for everyone who has made Aotearoa New Zealand their home. Nelson’s Whakatu Marae is eager to make everyone in our region feel welcome and so they have organised a special festival on that day: International Kai Festival 2015, which Nelson Multicultural Council is proud to support. “Kai” is Maori for food and the organizers recognize that all cultures enjoy eating and the International Kai Festival 2015 aims to bring people of different cultures together in celebration. There is a powhiri (Maori welcome ceremony) at 11am, to welcome people who have never been on the Marae before.