Festivals & Lifestyle

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...

Christmas Fair

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

Charity Dinner

Wednesday 30th July will be a night to celebrate life and raise awareness for suicide prevention in the heart of Havelock North. Be entertained by guest speakers, live music, auction and enjoy dinner which is supplied by Pure Catering 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...

Japanese Cultural Festival

The Japanese Association of Napier is organising a festival to celebrate its formation under the umbrella of the Japan Society of Hawkes Bay Read more...

Home & Garden Show

Enjoy huge variety from a multitude of exhibitors offering the latest in home and garden products/services Read more...

Up the Mountain: Old-time Music Festival

A festival to celebrate and support Old-time Appalachian Mountain music and dance in New Zealand. Traditional tub-thumping and hollering fiddle and banjo driven string band music, sweet old-time songs and harmonies and spooky mountain ballads Read more...

Havelock North Spring Fair

The action is on the big playing fields between the High and Intermediate Schools in Havelock North this August 31st. Our Spring Fair combines traditional games and activities with traders' stalls, an auction, white elephant and exhibitions Read more...

Haumoana Market Day

Haumoana Market Day is one of the biggest family events in the Hawke'€™s Bay calendar. Browse the massive range of stalls including art and crafts, clothing and unique gifts Read more...

Labour Weekend Fair

Arts '& Crafts Gisborne members have their annual fair. Local artisans will be demonstrating and selling their work. Arts '& crafts include batik, ceramics, candles, woodwork, knitting, jewellery, mosaics, painting, designer clothes and more Read more...

Children's Holiday Cooking Classes

Farmhouse Kitchen is where you can come and learn to cook using the finest and freshest local, seasonal produce. We grow much of the produce in our organic gardens, and we collect the rest from local suppliers and artisan producers Read more...

Winter Wonderland Ball

Let's get the ball rolling The Shed 2 Ball is back. Three weeks to the AB's and Argentina big week in the Bay. It all starts at your Shed 2 West Quay, Ahuriri Read more...

Taikura Fête

Experience the atmosphere and excitement of Hawkes Bay'€™s most colourful and unique f'Atilde;'ordf;te Read more...

Hawke's Bay Show

The Hawke's Bay Show, every October is an event not to be missed! The 151st Show is a mix of rural and urban fun! Animals, rides and sideshows, fashion, tractors, hot dogs, clothing and kitchen mops, lots of old things, and lots of new things Read more...

Nelson Park School Centenary

The biggest birthday party Nelson Park School has ever seen will be held this year when the school turns 100. A weekend of festivities will celebrate the centenary on September 19, 20 and 21, 2014 Read more...

NZ International Film Festival

Every winter the NZ International Film Festival (NZIFF) brings the best and brightest of world cinema straight from the international circuit to the giant screens of New Zealand Read more...

Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition Gala Opening

Join artists, organisers, sponsors and art buyers for the elegant outdoor opening of the fourth biennial Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition Read more...

Hawkes Bay Diwali - Festival Of Lights

The Hawkes Bay Diwali - Festival Of Lights this year is on Saturday, 04 October 2014. Brought to you by the Multicultural Association HB Inc and the Indian Community, this is a Free Family Event Read more...

Arataki Honey Kids Cooking Bee - Cook Off

Will you be crowned head BEE chef in this year'€™s Arataki Honey Kids Cooking Bee? Our recipe finalists from The Arataki Honey Kids Cooking Bee Challenge will be cooking up a storm down at The Arataki Honey Visitor Centre from 10am - Noon Read more...

Hospice Holly Trail

Join us on our 2014 Hospice Holly Trail showcasing gorgeous traditional, contemporary, large and small homes in and around the village of Havelock North. All will be stunningly decorated by floral design teams with Christmas being our dominant theme Read more...

NZ Edible Garden Show

The New Zealand Edible Garden Show returning to Hawke'€™s Bay for the second year after a successful inaugural event will showcase all you can do in and with your Edible Garden Read more...