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:


Hunter Gatherer Tours for Foodies

Hunter Gatherer Tours for Foodies

All Year Round

Join award winning food writer and world Cheese expert Juliet Harbutt, for an insiders view of Hawke's Bay food, wine, scenery & quirky producers. She will take you to her favourite places and makers to assemble everything you need for the perfect lunch at her home overlooking Black Barn Vineyards. Read more »

Boxing Day Festival

Boxing Day Festival

26 December 2019

The annual Boxing Day festival returns to Cape Estate in Te Awanga for the 4th year to celebrate family and friends coming together in Hawke's Bay over Christmas + New Year. With its beautiful secret garden and tennis court, it's going to be another amazing day in the sun.

Cape Estate is located on the elevated terrace of Te Awanga Downs overlooking sweeping vineyards, glistening sea and the spectacular Hawke's Bay coastline landmark, Cape Kidnappers. Read more »

Nest Fest

Nest Fest

Saturday 11 January 2020

Nest Fest is an independent music festival, staged in the stunning surrounds of Black Barn Vineyard’s natural amphitheatre. The vibes are good and the music’s better. A large serving of exciting local bands and artists with a sprinkling of international flavour too.

Nest Fest is back again for a second year, continuing the story of a community of artists who are reshaping Aotearoa's musical landscape. Read more »

The Bridge Pa Wine Festival

The Bridge Pa Wine Festival

18 January 2020

Back for the sixth year in a row, seven wineries in the Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District of Hawke's Bay, are once again coming together to run the Bridge Pa Wine Festival.

The wineries involved are Abbey Estate, Alpha Domus, Ash Ridge, Oak Estate, Paritua, Red Metal and Sileni. All will be connected by Hop On/Hop Off Buses, allowing attendees to visit multiple wineries and enjoy a wide range of wine experiences. Each Winery has different offerings of Wine, Food, and Music. For more information on the festival, including music and food, follow the Festival Facebook page, www.facebook.com/bridgepawinefestival Read more »

 An Evening with Michael Bublé

An Evening with Michael Bublé

Saturday 1 February 2020

After five sold out world tours, he's back! Michael Bublé returns to New Zealand for his only New Zealand show!

Global superstar Michael Bublé will return in February 2020 with a 36-piece orchestra to thrill his New Zealand fans for one night only at the Mission Estate Winery, Hawke’s Bay. This will be Michael Bublé’s only show in New Zealand. Read more »

Napier Art Deco Festival 2020

Napier Art Deco Festival 2020

19-23 February 2020

Travel back in time with Napier’s Art Deco Festival.

The tens of thousands of people revelling in the 1930s atmosphere created in the heart of the city gives the sensation that you have travelled back in time to an era of glitz and glamour!

New Zealand’s Art Deco capital, Napier, celebrates its annual festival in February with over 200 events, including entertainment experiences, outdoor concerts, vintage car parades, fashions shows, dining experiences, great Gatsby picnics and so much more. Over 40,000 people flock from all over the world into Napier to see it transform back in time and enjoy this iconic event.

Start planning your 2020 Art Deco Festival now! Read more »