Boxing Day Festival 2022

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


Iconic to the Hawke’s Bay social calendar, the Boxing Day Festival returns for its seventh occasion to Cape Estate in 2022. The festival delivers the best in Hawke’s Bay hospitality and entertainment drawing together family and friends in an open-air garden stage setting to bring you a memorable summer occasion.

Cape Estate is located on the elevated terrace of Te Awanga Downs overlooking sweeping vineyards, glistening sea and the spectacular Hawkes Bay coastline landmark Cape Kidnappers. With its beautiful secret garden and tennis court, the venue is set to be transformed into a boutique festival on Monday 26 December. Expect live music, tennis, kubb, assorted games and a handpicked selection of local food, wine, beer & cider.

The music line-up is tastefully curated, featuring talent from around New Zealand as well as Hawke's Bay locals performing across two stages.

The festival is family friendly, and there will be something in it for everyone. Kids 12 & under will have free entry and an enhanced kids zone featuring a bouncy castle, games and face painting. 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 and Clive or Hastings, Havelock North and Haumoana.

With a limited capacity, the festival sells out every year. Register for pre-sale tickets and get involved early from

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Monday 26 December

100% Homegrown New Zealand music

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