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 »

BDO Summer Cycling Carnival

BDO Summer Cycling Carnival

4-11 January 2019

The BDO Summer Cycling Carnival 4-11 January 2019 is a series of events that combines full-on competitive cycling, Vantage Elite Road National Championships, and heaps of other other cycling events for kids, families and adults.

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 A Summer's Day - TOTO, Dragon and Jefferson Starship

A Summer's Day - TOTO, Dragon and Jefferson Starship

10 January 2019

TOTO - The legends behind some of the most iconic songs in history - are set to tour New Zealand early next year.

The TOTO tour will be the first-ever in what will be an annual summer concert series called ‘A Summer’s Day Live’, which will feature major international artists from the past four decades.
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The Bridge Pa Wine Festival

The Bridge Pa Wine Festival

19 January 2019

Eight Wineries in the Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District of Hawke’s Bay, are once again coming together for the fifth Annual Bridge Pa Wine Festival. All wineries 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.

The wineries involved are Abbey Estate, Alpha Domus, Ash Ridge, Ngatarawa, Oak Estate, Paritua, Red Metal and Sileni. Read more »

International Cricket - McLean Park Napier

International Cricket - McLean Park Napier

23 January - 13 February 2019

Enjoy International Cricket just a stroll away from our hotel this Summer:

23 January - Back Caps vs India
24 January - White Ferns vs India
13 February - Black Caps vs Bangladesh Read more »

Festival Opera - La Traviata

Festival Opera - La Traviata

12, 14, 16 & 18 February 2019

Violetta Valery is a glamorous Parisian courtesan and a prized beauty. But all beauty fades, and knowing this, Violetta fights to protect the one pure thing in her life that could never die.

As her suffering intensifies she is forced to live with the pain of her decision. She is one of Verdi’s most noble of heroines and is brought to life by our cover girl the stunning Polish soprano Anna Patalong. New Zealand tenor Shaun Dixon sings Alfredo, evoking the spirit of Pavarotti with whom the tenor had the good fortune to train.

Yet again, Festival Opera presents a stellar international and local cast. The orchestra is a star in its own right and Festival Opera continues to partner with Project Prima Volta to showcase young talent.

This La Traviata will elevate audiences to another place so make this incredible opera part of your Art Deco experience in 2019.

Art Deco Masonic Hotel are proud Sponsors of Festival Opera & La Traviata
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Tremains Art Deco Festival 2019

Tremains Art Deco Festival 2019

13th - 17th February 2019

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 2019 Art Deco Weekend now! Read more »