Boxing Day Festival
Tuesday 26 December 2023
Mark your calendars, because the most anticipated event of the year is back! The iconic Boxing Day Festival returns for its eighth edition at the breathtaking Cape Estate. Get ready to immerse yourself in a day of pure bliss as we bring you the best of Hawke's Bay's hospitality and entertainment in a charming open-air garden stage setting.
Nestled in the heart of Hawke's Bay, Cape Estate offers a picturesque view of the Te Awanga Downs, overlooking sprawling vineyards, the sparkling sea, and the awe-inspiring Hawkes Bay coastline landmark, Cape Kidnappers.
Bring your family and friends together for an enchanting day of music, games, and culinary delights at the Boxing Day Festival 2023. It's an experience like no other, and we can't wait to share it with you!
A Melodic Journey
Prepare to be enthralled by our tastefully curated music lineup, showcasing talent from around New Zealand and featuring the best of Hawke's Bay's local performers across two captivating stages. From soul-stirring melodies to foot-tapping beats, the music at the Boxing Day Festival promises to take you on a magical journey of rhythm and harmony.
A Gastronomic Adventure
Indulge your taste buds with an exquisite selection of food, wine, beer, and cider, specially handpicked to tantalize your senses. Treat yourself, you’ve earned it.
Fun for the Whole Family
The Boxing Day Festival is a family-friendly event, where everyone is in for a day of joy and excitement. Children aged 12 and under can join in the fun for free! Our enhanced kids zone will captivate their imaginations with a bouncy castle, games, and face painting. Youths aged 13-17 are also more than welcome. All minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
We've got your transport covered! Enjoy free parking at Cape Estate on the day of the festival. For added convenience, we offer return bus tickets to the venue from multiple locations, including Taradale, Napier, Clive, Hastings, Havelock North, and Haumoana.
Secure Your Spot
With limited capacity, the Boxing Day Festival sells out every year. Don't miss out on a charming boutique festival that promises an unforgettable summer experience.