Marchfest 2024

April 6th 2024

Marchfest 2024

Marchfest 2024

Get Ready to Hop into Fun at Marchfest 2024: Nelson's Premier Craft Beer and Music Extravaganza!

Nestled at the top of New Zealand's South Island, in the hop heartland of the Nelson region, lies an event that's part beer fantasy, part musical journey, and entirely unforgettable. Mark your calendars, folks, because Marchfest is back and bubbling over with excitement for its 16th year! This isn't just any festival; it's a day-long celebration where craft beer meets cool tunes, set against the picturesque backdrop of Founders Heritage Park. Imagine a place where the air is filled with the sounds of laughter, music, and the clinking of glasses—a traffic-free oasis from noon to 9:30 pm on Saturday, April 6th, 2024.

A Taste of the Unique

Marchfest is a toast to the craft beer aficionados and the musically inclined, offering a lineup that's as rich and diverse as the brews on tap. What sets this festival apart? Every frothy sip you take is a world premiere—the beers here are specially brewed for Marchfest and are making their grand debut to the public at this event. With around 15 craft breweries from the Nelson region (and a select few guest brewers) unveiling their latest creations, your taste buds are in for a treat that's as fresh as the hops themselves.

More Than Just Beer

But wait, there's more! Marchfest transcends the typical beer festival. It's a celebration of local wines, ciders, and juices, a showcase of regional cuisine, and a haven for foodies with its much-anticipated beer and food matching dinner (hint: it sells out quickly, so snag your tickets fast!). And the fun doesn't stop there; immerse yourself in the vibrant sounds of indie and world music, expand your brewing knowledge at educational forums, and enjoy a day packed with activities suitable for the whole family.

A Day Out for Everyone

Marchfest is a testament to the spirit of Nelson, a place where the community comes together to celebrate its unique hop heritage and brewing prowess. It's an event that caters to everyone—from the seasoned beer enthusiast to families looking for a fun day out. With its "event genre mash-up," Marchfest promises a festival experience like no other, where you can savor the very best of craft beer, enjoy fantastic live music, and indulge in the beauty of Nelson's only hop-growing area.

So, whether you're a local, traveling from afar, or simply looking for a unique way to experience the craft beer culture, Marchfest 2024 is where you'll want to be. Bring your friends, your love for hops, and your dancing shoes—because at Marchfest, the beer flows as freely as the good times. Cheers to an unforgettable day at Nelson's premier craft beer and music festival. Let the countdown to Marchfest 2024 begin!