What's On IN Napier

Whether you’re planning your next visit to Napier to coincide with one of the region’s many great events, or keen to find something to take in while you’re here, there are many terrific options, whatever the season.

For the full listing of Napier and Hawke’s Bay events visit the Hawke’s Bay Tourism events page. Below are our recommendations for the coming months:


Hawke's Bay Wine Auction Celebrates 27 Years

Hawke's Bay Wine Auction Celebrates 27 Years

10 October & 10 November 2018

SAVE THE DATES! Three must do events for wine lovers. The Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction celebrates 27 years this year with Hawke’s Bay’s most talented winemakers providing over 40 lots of wine, many of which are being specially blended.

Pre-tasting here at Art Deco Masonic Hotel - Wednesday 10 October
Hawke's Bay Wine Auction - Saturday 10 November
Art Deco Masonic Post Auction Dinner - Saturday 10th November Read more »

Harcourts Hawke's Bay Arts Festival

Harcourts Hawke's Bay Arts Festival

15-28 October 2018

The Famous Spiegeltent returns to Hawke's Bay for this spectacular event with a diverse line up of performances including; theatre, dance, music, cabaret, comedy, children's shows, a readers and writers festival and much much more. Read more »

Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition 2018

Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition 2018

7-11 November

The Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition at Round Pond gardens in Hastings returns again this year. This biennial event is a unique exhibition of sculpture displayed in the magnificent Round Pond gardens. This year promises to be better than ever with pop-up shops from The Garden Depot, Poppies Bookshop, Tennyson Gallery and Hawke's Bay's favourite succulent supplier Cottage Farm.

The Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition runs alongside sister events which also support Cranford Hospice: The Hawke's Bay Wine Auction and The Hospice Holly Trail. Read more »

Hospice Holly Trail 2018

Hospice Holly Trail 2018

8-10 November 2018

The Hospice Holly Trail is a biennial event. A Christmas celebration of flowers in Hawke’s Bay homes. You can enjoy a variety of interesting venues include gorgeous contemporary and traditional family homes and some lovely gardens which will once more inspire you.
This fabulous event is run In aid of Cranford Hospice – Hawke’s Bay’s Hospice and Palliative Care Service.
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Post Hawke's Bay Wine Auction Dinner

Post Hawke's Bay Wine Auction Dinner

Saturday 10 November

This “not to be missed” post Hawke's Bay Wine Auction event takes place in the stylish Gatsby Rooms in the iconic Art Deco Masonic Hotel. Our Executive Chef Damon McGinniss is at the helm for this event. Damon will be showcasing his love for Hawke's Bay food at this exclusive celebration of food and wine. Read more »