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:


Boxing Day Festival

26 December 2019
Boxing Day Festival

Cape Estate, 34 Gordon Road, Te Awanga, Hastings District, Hawkes Bay

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. With its beautiful secret garden and tennis court, the venue is set to transform into a boutique festival on Thursday 26 December. Expect live music, tennis, kubb and a handpicked selection of local food, wine, beer & cider.

The music lineup is diverse and tastefully curated, headed by Auckland’s Latinaotearoa, who seamlessly blend local flavours with the colourful cultures of South America. They'll be joined by Ashley Alexander, a rising star inspired by Anderson. Paak, the multi-instrumentalist funk grooves to the beat of his own drum and Wellington’s funk inspired 10-piece hip hop and groove band Raw Collective, plus an additional 9 acts across two stages.

Kids 12 & under will have free entry and an enhanced kids zone featuring a bouncy castle. Youths aged 13-17 also welcome. All must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Transport options include free parking available at Cape Estate on the day. As well as return bus tickets to the venue, departing from Taradale, Napier, Clive or Hastings, Havelock North and Haumoana.

Get your friends and family together and make this a special day to remember! Get your tickets now

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