The next Te Ramaroa is on 30 June - 4 July 2023

Te Ramaroa will be staged for the sixth time with an outdoor gallery of brilliant light installations across central Whakatū Nelson: 5.30 - 9.30 pm every night.

Enjoying Te Ramaroa


We are an all-weather event unless it’s not safe to go ahead. Keep an eye on our website and social media for updates. Wear sturdy footwear and dress warm.


We have installations throughout the city. There is no set walking route, just wander as you please and mind the traffic when crossing the roads.


We encourage you to bike, walk or car-share. All the major carparks will be open.


Stay home if you are unwell.


Our Kirby Lane Food Hub will be filled with food stalls. Plus, restaurants throughout town will be open.


Please keep an eye on your tamariki. There are no road closures except Selwyn Place. In the gardens, watch out for slippery paths, unfenced waterways, cables on the ground and delicate artworks. Please leave your furry friends at home (except service dogs).


Need some help, first aid, or lost a child? Come to our Info Hub at Kirby Lane.


All public toilets are open, with extra toilets at upper Trafalgar St and Kirby Lane.


Don’t forget to tag us! @teramaroafestival #teramaroa


Te Ramaroa is a biennial festival and community event staged by Te Ramaroa Trust. 

Our art installations are scattered across the central city, from Piki Mai to Queen's Gardens, with a performance stage on upper Trafalgar Street and a festival food hub at Kirby Lane. 


Te Ramaroa is all about connecting people and creative enterprise, engaging local & NZ artists, supporting education and creative expression, and working collaboratively with local businesses and community organisations.

To ensure Te Ramaroa is accessible to the whole community, admission to the event is free -  made possible through the generous support of our funders and sponsors. 

Keeping safe

Look after one another. If you're not feeling well, please stay home. 

Keep an eye on our social media for event updates and notifications. 
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