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:


Harcourts Hawke's Bay Arts Festival

Harcourts Hawke's Bay Arts Festival

26th September - 8th October 2017

October sees the return of the Harcourts Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival.

Following the stellar success of the Festival in 2016, this year’s event promises to serve up another cultural feast, featuring an outstanding array of local national and international talent.

With 53 performances over 13 days, there’s plenty to choose from including theatre, dance, music, cabaret, comedy, children’s shows, visual arts and a stunning Readers and Writers programme. Read more »

Hawke's Bay Wine Auction Celebrates 26 Years

Hawke's Bay Wine Auction Celebrates 26 Years

11 October, 10 + 11 November 2017

Pre-tasting here at Art Deco Masonic Hotel - Wednesday 11 October
Icons and legends Workshop with Peter Hubscher - Friday 10 November
Hawke's Bay Wine Auction - Saturday 11 November Read more »

Royal A&P SHow

Royal A&P SHow

19 & 20 October

The Royal A&P Show is the premier agricultural Show in New Zealand bringing competitors from all over the country to compete for the coveted tri colour ribbon, alongside hundreds of shopping sites, food stalls and loads of free entertainment. New for 2017 is the Thursday night ‘Showtime Spectacular’ where the whole show stays open late.

The Hawke's Bay Show is when town and country are at the closest, it’s a great family event with entertainment for all ages. Read more »

Summer F.A.W.C!

Summer F.A.W.C!

3-12 November 2017

75+ events, 10 days, 1 epic food and wine festival. Flip through the pages of the programme, and then check out the F.A.W.C! website for full event details to select your favourites.
Tickets are on sale now, so grab your friends and start planning.. Read more »