Summer in Hawke's Bay is overflowing with winery concerts and vineyard chill sessions - the list is getting bigger by the day!
Check out the line-up, and start planning for your Hawke's Bay summer holiday. We'll add more events as they are announced, so keep coming back for more updates!
Summer Sessions - Saturdays from 8 December
Listen to the chilled sounds of local talent while sipping away on some wines and beers in the vines.
Summer Sundaze - Sundays from 9 December
If Saturdays weren't enough, prepare yourself for 14 summer Sunday sessions at Abbey Cellars.
Trance Day Out at The Abbey - December 29
For the first time ever, Abbey are indulging in some doof doof with DJ MYK-P (house) and Claude Sabatier (Trance).
Jazz in the Vines at The Abbey - December 30
If Jazz is more your speed, make a line for Abbey on NYE Eve for some groovy tunes in the vines.
Black Barn Vineyards
Black Barn are proud to once again showcase some very talented Kiwi artists. Set within the stunning surrounds of Black Barn, expect an event like no other. Offering you quality entertainment and the very best in hospitality. December 9, December 31, January 20 and February 24.
Nest Fest 2019 - January 12
Nest Fest is bringing New Zealand’s music lovers together for a handpicked line-up of both world-renowned bands and Kiwi upstarts alike. Connan Mockasin will be taking to the stage with his ‘Family Band’ to join eight other New Zealand artists & one set of Australians, all amongst the sun-drenched vines of Black Barn Vineyards.
Church Road Live Summer Sessions
Enjoy free admission to these relaxed sessions at the the picturesque Church Road Winery. Enjoy a cheese board or platter, grab a bite from Vagabond Jacks foodtruck, and of course a full selection of Church Road wines. November 18, December 2:, January 13, February 24, and March 24
Join Church Road to hear these rockers revive some of their greatest hits, as part of a four-location New Zealand tour.
UB40 ft. Ali, Astro & Mickey - January 25
Join UB40 as they celebrate their 40th anniversary, with special guests Tiki Taane & Opshop, performing all their big hits alongside an incredible eight-piece band.
Fatboy Slim - January 26 (sold out)
The second night of a double header, Fatboy Slim will be bringing his mind and genre-bending multi-visual effects and stage presence to a night of entertainment at Church Road Winery.
Give yourself a treat when you book a table at Crab Farm Winery. Join Fraser Mack at Crab Farm Winery's restaurant for a few hours of acoustic originals and covers. January 4, February 1, March 1.
Phil Collins is bringing his Not Dead Yet: Live! Tour to the Mission Estate Winery Concert on Waitangi Day. It is already SOLD OUT, so if you haven't got your tickets, keep an eye out for official re-sale tickets from the concert website.
Sacred Hill Vineyards and classic country pub The Puketapu have joined forces for Sundaze - wine, food and music in the Bay’s beautiful Dartmoor countryside, amongst the established trees and gardens at the original winery site. January 6, January 20, February 3 and February 17.
Te Awanga Estate
Join the team at Te Awanga Estate for a cruisy sesh on the lawn. Bring a picnic, or grab a pizza or platter from the kitchen. November 25, December 16, January 20, and February 17.
The Urban Winery
Jess Atkins and her talented family will be performing from 7pm on the first Saturday of the month all summer long! Come in and enjoy some of Hawke's Bays best wines, craft beer on tap, delicious food, good music and awesome company. December 1, January 5, February 2 and March 2.
Zeffer on the Lawn - November 24
Join us for a relaxed afternoon on the lawn at the Zeffer Cidery and Taproom. There will be fun for the whole family including live music from Ariana Music, local food trucks, craft cider and entertainment for the kids.
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Soak up the festival atmosphere at the Cape Estate Boxing Day Festival
Catch a movie on the big outdoor screen at Black Barn's Open Air Cinema
2 - 6 January
Join the cycling fun with the BDO Summer Cycling Carnival
4 - 11 January
See the Blackcaps take on India and Bangladesh and the White Ferns take on India at McLean Park
23 January - 13 February
Step back in time with the Napier Art Deco Festival
13- 17 February
For more Hawke's Bay summer events check out the What's On Guide
Don't forget to book your accommodation for your Hawke's Bay Escape!