Festivals & Lifestyle

Big Sound Tonight - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Sponsored by Art Deco Masonic Hotel. A real show-stopper. Catch all the hits from the 1930s with the Hawke'€™s Bay Jazz Club Big Band plus The Dave Atkin Band, in an 8.15pm to 11.30pm free concert at the Hawke's Bay Toyota Sound Shell Read more...

Deco Bus Tours - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Here'€™s your opportunity to discover the heritage of Napier outside of the city centre Read more...

Hastings City Art Deco Night Market - Tremains ADW

Stroll along for free live Art Deco entertainment along with the Twin City Stompers and the Flukes, vintage cars, dancing and beautiful costumes Read more...

Club Tour and Tea - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Enjoy the opportunity to learn the story of the famous Hawke'€™s Bay Club. Collect your self-guided notes on arrival, explore this Edwardian treasure, learn its history and then finish with a special High Tea served on the lawn Read more...

Black Tie Ball in the Church Hall - Tremains ADW

Start the most elegant weekend of the year in style in the stylish St Andrew'€™s Church Hall in Hastings. An excellent meal, with some outstanding Hawke'€™s Bay wine supplied. Great music by the HB Jazz Club Big Band Read more...

Port Promenade - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

On this 90 minute guided walk through the historic port town of Ahuriri you'€™ll discover Napier'€™s early history and see how the 1931 earthquake changed the landscape, lifting huge areas of land from the sea Read more...

Art Deco Guided Walk of Hastings CBD - Tremains ADW

Join Hawke'€™s Bay historian and author Michael Fowler for a guided Art Deco tour around the Hastings CBD, which is 20 minutes from Napier Read more...

Let's Face the Music and Dance - Tremains ADW

The Workshop Singers again present their tribute to The Golden Age of Art Deco with songs from the 20's and 30's Read more...

Brunch with Style at the County Hotel - Tremains ADW

Revel in the delights of a gourmet brunch. Break all the rules and enjoy '€œFrench bubbles with brunch'€ to celebrate the start of your Deco Day Read more...

Beat the Retreat - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Supported by Brebner Print A Ceremonial Sunset or '"Beat The Retreat'" is a tradition in the military which is often used to remember those who have fallen in conflict Read more...

Christmas Costume Parade

After a few years without a city parade we are excited to bring back a new, rejigged Santas Workshop Costume Parade Read more...

Repertory Players - The End of the Golden Weather - ADW

Written by Bruce Mason and adapted by Raymond Hawthorne. Directed by Mason Price. This quintessential Kiwi classic chronicles the friendship between a 12-year-old boy and the wild-limbed Firpo Read more...

Zirka Circus

Zirka Circus is proud to bring you its 3rd tour of New Zealand! Our new show '"Send in the Clowns!'" is funnier and better than ever before Read more...

Central Hawke's Bay Community Christmas Parade

Community Christmas Parade 2014 Saturday 6th December, 2pm Waipukurau Be part of the 2014 '"Rockin around the Christmas Tree'" Christmas Parade on Saturday 6th December Read more...

Antique Fair - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

The original Art Deco Weekend Antique Fair, with antique dealers from throughout NZ, exhibiting and selling everything from Victorian to Retro. The perfect place to find your original Art Deco accessories, collectables and souvenirs Read more...

Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan: NZ Fashion Museum

NZ Fashion Museum '€“ Pop-up Photography Studio. Bring along your New Zealand-made fashion items '€“ vintage or more recent labels, to be photographed for inclusion in the NZ Fashion Museum online collection Read more...

Deadhill Ghost Tour

The Prison is spooky enough in the day, but at night it gets even creepier. Come see the place after dark and get a guided tour, complete with ghostly stories and tales of infamous murders who were hung here Read more...

Bellyful Napier Fundraiser - Shopping Evening at TFE

Come and enjoy a Christmas evening at 'Total Food Equipment Napier'. To purchase tickets (limited number only) or for more information contact Sharne Ramsay: 021479373 or sharne.ramsay@bellyful.org Read more...

Hastings City Night Market

On Thursday night from 5'€“9pm, Hastings City is transformed into an exciting evening destination for the whole family. Stop by the market after work to buy a few fresh flowers, or some groceries for dinner Read more...

The Village Street Carnival

For one action-packed day we'€™re closing our roads and taking the Village out onto the street for our biggest day of the year. It'€™s going to be huge. It'€™s going to fun. And it'€™s a party you'€™d be crazy to miss Read more...

Tea with the Stars - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Join us at the Holt Planetarium for either morning or afternoon tea and a scone and a visit with the stars Read more...

Bayview Market Day

Eskdale School's major fundraiser is the Bay View Market Day! Held on the last Saturday in November, it attracts thousands of people Read more...

PTA Car Boot Sale

Parkvale PTA are having a Car Boot Sale @ Parkvale School. Gates open from 7am-8am for cars to set up, sales start from 8.30am-12.00pm. $10.00 per car entry for Boot sales Read more...

Sanctuary Sounds Music Festival

Sanctuary Sounds is a music oriented Not-For-Profit initiative which holds music workshops, festivals, and alternative events in Central Hawke's Bay. It is sited on a 2.02ha property at Pukehou Read more...

Bay MC One Night Stand

The Bay MC's annual celebration of motorcycles and music. All day entertainment including games, bike games '& burnouts. Featuring bands Dusty Rhodes '& The Bluesmobile and Verdany Blue Read more...

BW Summer Festival

BW Summer Festival is NZ's premier beachside camping festival. Running alongside Rhythm and Vines, BW hosts up to 15,000 campers for 5 days and features 2 nights of concerts at the iconic Soundshell outdoor theatre Read more...

Fruit Bowl Craft Jam

Join us for our 5th birthday. Hawke's Bays biggest handmade craft market. Over 60 stalls selling high quality craft and design, all set up under the sails in the amazing Hawke's Bay Opera House Plaza Read more...

Christmas Craft Market

South City Playcentre is currently fundraising for new safety matting for our playground and we would love your help! Playcentres are parent-led early childhood centres which offer high quality education for children in small mixed-age groups Read more...

Christmas Festival

Once the costume parade arrives at Clive Square the area will come alive with Napier'€™s very own Christmas Festival Read more...

A&P Show

Something for every one to enjoy - whether as a competitor or for a fun family day out. Top class Rodeo and Shearing action, including the Annual Wairoa A'&P Speed Shears on Friday night Read more...

Fabulous Flicks - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Sit back, relax and enjoy a taste of a trip to the movies in the golden years of cinema Read more...

Christmas in Cornwall Park

Celebrate Christmas in Hastings District with the 129th edition of Christmas in Cornwall Park. This free family fun day features games and activities, bouncy castles, food stalls and the ever popular 'Splash Pad' from 2pm-6pm Read more...

Powhiri - Official Maori Opening for the Tremains ADW

Join local Iwi, the Art Deco Trust, Napier City Council and Te Matau a M'Atilde;' ui Voyaging Trust for a Powhiri at Napier'€™s Inner Harbour to open the Tremains Art Deco Weekend Read more...

Luxury Luncheon - Tremains ADW

Enjoy a fine-dining experience at Cape Kidnappers. Revel in this 3-course set menu luncheon with each course perfectly matched with Askerne wines Read more...

Guided Prison Tour

The historic prison is located on Napier'€™s Bluff Hill at 55 Coote Rd overlooking the Pacific Ocean and beautiful Centennial Gardens Read more...

Opening Soiree - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Everybody who'€™s anybody will be showing off their finery at the traditional Friday night gathering, which officially opens Tremains Art Deco Weekend. Renew acquaintances from past Weekends, make new friends and meet the sponsors Read more...

AAFF - Presents Rad Company

Aotearoa Adventure Film Festival is back and better than ever for 2014! Presented by Rotorua NZ.com, Torpedo7 and Spoke Magazine Read more...

HB Berry Festival

Join us in celebrating all things Berry for a day of family fun. Free bouncy castle, jam making demos, face painting and of course fresh fruit ice creams Read more...

Beach Banquet - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Sponsored by Air New Zealand. Enjoy a scrumptious buffet dinner by the beach with toe tapping jazz. You can also enjoy a fabulous view of the flying displays in the sky above the beach from 7.45pm. Gate opens at 7 Read more...

Havelock Handmade Market

A quality handmade market, full of vibrant craftspeople who create their products with care and skill. All stall holders are Hawke's Bay locals who produce their goods themselves Read more...

Art Deco Guided Walks - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Discover why Napier is the most complete Art Deco city in the world on a guided walking tour. Led by a local guide you'€™ll discover the Art Deco Quarter and some of the city'€™s best examples of the Art Deco style Read more...

Deep in the Art of Deco Walk - Tremains ADW

Sponsored by Mackersey Construction. Discover Napier'€™s Art Deco interiors on this exploration of some of the city'€™s best kept secrets Read more...

Art Deco Magnum Walk - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Sponsored by Mackersey Construction. Explore the entire Art Deco Quarter in depth on this extended version of the world famous Art Deco Guided Walk Read more...

Weekly Test & Try: Younique Mineral Makeup & Skincare

This is one of a series of casual makeup/skincare clinics where we focus on how to use/apply one set of makeup and/or skincare items every week Read more...

Christmas Baking for Kids

In this class you will be baking delicious Christmas treats, all nicely wrapped to take home for the festive season Read more...

Open Day as part of The Village Street Carnival

The centre is open to the public with display of wood turning, pottery, artists of many types. Come and meet your local civil defence people. Ultimate Family Day Out with Street food, Free kids rides and live performances all around the village Read more...

Hastings City Growers Market

The Hastings City Growers Market will run every Saturday morning in the streets of the 100 and 200 blocks of Heretaunga St East. Launching on 29th November, the market will run from 7am til 10.30am Read more...

Summer Arts & Crafts Fair

Local members will be demonstrating and selling their work. Buy something special '& support the local economy Read more...

Black Barn OpenAir Cinema

Hawke'€™s Bay is in full planning mode for its eleventh OpenAir Cinema season starting on December 27th 2014 at Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North Read more...

Film: Uenuku

MTG is thrilled to bring another pioneering kiwi film to the big screen as part of the public programme for our exhibition Whetu Tirikatene-Sullivan '€“Travel in Style Read more...

Brebner Print Memorial Flying Displays - Tremains ADW

Sponsored by Brebner Print '& Pub Charity Watch the skies over the City and foreshore as our visiting aircraft swoop and turn in the blue sky. Flying displays with the RNZAF, the Warbirds Display Team and others Read more...

Woodlands Camping

Situated less than 1.5kms from Rhythm and Vines venue, Woodlands Camp grounds opens at 12pm 29th December 2014 and closes 12pm 2nd Jan 2015 (so 4 nights camping). This camping ground is a R18 site Read more...

Art Deco Youth Ball - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

Here'€™s the social event of the year for the High School aged Read more...

Fiesta of Lights - A Million Watts of Family Fun

Stroll along the one kilometre light trail of 500,000 sparkling lights that envelope lake-side walkways Read more...

Gatsby's Intimate Affair - Tremains Art Deco Weekend

'€œI like large parties, they'€™re so intimate. Small parties, there isn'€™t any privacy.'€ You are invited to an evening of intimacy and great excitement Read more...

Mitre 10 Ladies Night

We have a fantastic evening planned for this years Ladies Night. Jax Hamilton celebrity chef will be here demonstrating some amazing xmas recipies Read more...

Afghan Rugs & Restoration

A one stop shop for all your rug requirements. Fantastic display Read more...

Christmas Fair

Local members will be demonstrating and selling their work. Last chance to buy something special '& support the local economy Read more...

Hawkesbury Rd Clothing

Clothing display - open to the public Read more...

Black Barn Growers' Market

New Zealand's original farmers market, the Black Barn Growers'€™ Market has been running for more than 10 years and has become a '€˜must-do'€™ for locals and visitors alike on Saturday Mornings through summer Read more...

King George Christmas Craft Market

Making Magic in Christmas Shopping! Come along, have an entertaining evening and do your Christmas shopping in a magical setting Read more...

Wallingford Market Day

Fun, Food, Gifts and Goodies galore at the 2nd Wallingford Market Day Read more...