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:

The Bridge Pa Wine Festival

The Bridge Pa Wine Festival

23 January 2021

Back for the seventh year in a row, six wineries in the Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District are coming together for the much-loved Bridge Pa Wine Festival.

The wineries include Abbey Estate, Alpha Domus, Ash Ridge, Oak Estate, Paritua, and Red Metal. 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 - just the best possible way to experience a summer's day in Hawke's Bay!

Festival buses are also available to and from the festival, from Taradale, Napier, Hastings and Havelock North. Read more »



Saturday 23 January

SIX60 are continuing their groundbreaking 'SATURDAYS' tour by taking on some new cities and large outdoor venues over six Saturdays in January and February. And this time, they're coming to Hastings, Hawke's Bay!

Fans joining the tour will be treated to the first live performance of some of SIX60’s latest material. The band have been working on some brand-new tracks throughout this year quickly following up from last year’s epic release that produced stand out hits ‘The Greatest’, ‘Please Don’t Go’, ‘Long Gone’ and ‘Sundown’.

SIX60 SATURDAYS 2021 will be the largest outdoor concerts that kiwi fans can attend in what feels like an eternity after lockdown. They provide a special opportunity to spend a great day of entertainment in the sun with friends this summer!

These fantastic outdoor concerts boast a 100% AOTEAROA artist line up! It is a unique chance to see some of our A-List artists up on the big stage again and catch debut performances from some of our hottest new acts!

Each concert has a handpicked line up of musical guests meaning each show is its own exclusive experience. Fans at the Hastings concert can look forward to a line-up featuring Shapeshifter, Kings, Maimoa and Nouri. Read more »

Outfield Festival

Outfield Festival

Saturday 13 February

Kiwi music icons The Phoenix Foundation will headline Outfield Festival 2021, alongside one of New Zealand's most evocative and profound young songwriters Nadia Reid and local Hawke’s Bay legend Thomas Oliver.

After a successful inaugural festival in 2020, the family-friendly festival will be building on their progress, expanding the event to accommodate more attendees and include a third stage. The festival will take place in the picturesque backblocks of Te Awanga, surrounded by its rolling hills, natural water features and nestled by the Clifton Cricket Club. Read more »

Napier Art Deco Festival 2021

Napier Art Deco Festival 2021

17-21 February 2021

The Napier Art Deco Festival is one of New Zealand’s largest and most iconic events. This unique festival is recognised nationally and internationally as a bucket list event, attracting 40,000+ participants from all over New Zealand and around the world.

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.

The whole region steps back in time to experience what life was like between 1920 and 1940 as part of the Napier Art Deco Festival. The tens of thousands of people revelling in the 1930s atmosphere gives the sensation that you have travelled back in time to an era of glitz and glamour!
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