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4 Lanes Festival returns to Nelson

A family fun celebration of culture, hospitality, art and free entertainment, 4 Lanes returns to the city at the end of August.

The festival encourages people to wander four key areas: Kirby Lane, for the Noodle Market and tastes of Asia; Fiddle Lane, with visual arts plus performances by Middle Eastern and Indian street bands; Old Bank Lane, which features story-telling by Birdlife Productions, giant games and circus fun by Community Art Works; and the fourth ‘lane’ in Morrison Square, which hosts a vibrant Latin Quarter with dancing, live music and food from Argentina, Colombia and Brazil.

Throughout the lanes, roving street performers will show off their talents. Part of Buxton Square will host Sturgeons Fun Fair, complete with Ferris wheel and a variety stage featuring Nelson Intermediate Kapa Haka, Nelson Jazz Club, Coppermine Junction bluegrass band, Footloose Ceilidh band and theatre numbers by Nelson Musical Theatre.

The Festival is organised by Nelson City Council in conjunction with Uniquely Nelson.

Venue: Kirby, Fiddle and Old Bank Lanes and
Morrison Square

Date: Saturday 28 August, 3–9pm

Youth Lane – new in 2021
An additional laneway will run in conjunction with Nelson’s 4 Lanes Festival this year in the form of a Youth Lane, being developed by a team of youth from various colleges.

Organised separately but running at the same time on the same day, the Youth Lane is specifically targeted at people aged 14+.

Different zones in the central city’s Church Lane will be set up to support live youth bands, art projections, giant games, a chill-out zone and a skateboard competition. Youth will also have an opportunity to learn new skills such as audio system techniques.

Venue: Church Lane, Nelson central city

Date: Saturday 28 August, 3–9pm

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