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 28 Years

2 October 2019 & 9 November 2019
Hawke's Bay Wine Auction Celebrates 28 Years

Save the dates! TWO must do events for wine lovers


The Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction celebrates 28 years this year with Hawke’s Bay’s most talented winemakers providing over 40 lots of wine, many of which are being specially blended.

This year’s main event will take place on Saturday the 9th of November 2019 at Hastings City Art Gallery. This is your opportunity to walk away with some of Hawke’s Bay’s finest wines.

The auction raises funds for the Cranford Hospice. Art Deco Masonic Hotel is proud to be a Platinum Supporter of this event.

Venue:  Napier Conference Centre - 5.30pm – 7.00pm
The pre-tasting event presents an opportunity for guests to sample auction lot wines prior to the main auction event a month later.  Sip the impressive line up of auction lot wine’s, taste nibbles by Dish Catering and enjoy great company.

Venue:  Hastings City Art Gallery - 1.00pm – 5.00pm
The main event begins with your opportunity to wander the room speaking with winemakers while tasting the wine they have on auction.  This is followed by the auction, raise your paddles to walk away with some of Hawke’s Bay’s finest wines, one travel package or our feature art piece by Mauricio Benega.

Be sure to book your accommodation early!

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