Hawke's Bay Summer Events Guide
Hawke's Bay plays host to an extravaganza of events this summer, with standout events spanning January to April, and plenty more yet to be announced. Check out the list below for how, when and where to entertain yourself this summer!
For a full list of events, you can also check out our What's On Guide.
27 December – 6 January
Moviegoers can relax back on grassed terraces of the Black Barn Amphitheatre, sip a glass of wine, nibble on snacks from the in-house caterers or bring a picnic of their own to share with friends.
Iconic Kiwi singer-songwriter Sir Dave Dobbyn live in concert at Black Barn Vineyards. The concert will take place on the rescheduled date of, Sunday, January 9 with very special guests including Louis Baker, Georgia Lines and local artists Ahari.
Come January 15th, 2022, Hawke's Bay will host more than 50 acts throughout one magical weekend. Nest Fest strives to embody its core principles of inclusivity, self expression and free love. You can count on a spectrum of sounds from Indie Rock, to Hip-Hop, from Dance, to Soul, From Punk to Comedy and everything in between.
The iconic Bridge Pa Wine Festival welcomes visitors to indulge in wines from one of the New Zealand's leading wine-growing areas. Wineries involved are Abbey Estate, Alpha Domus, Ash Ridge Winery, Oak Estate, Paritua and RedMetal Vineyards.
28 January – 6 February
Treat yourself to all manner of seasonal bounty, award-winning beverages and moments of culinary magic in stunning Hawke's Bay venues and locations across 10 incredible days.
Outfield Festival — a celebration of music, food, arts and community. Headlined by Young Franco, The Chills, JessB and Weird Together.
Held in the North Island for the first time, The NZ Cider Festival showcases the finest award-winning ciders in NZ, all in one place!
16 -20 February
New Zealand’s Art Deco capital, Napier, celebrates its annual festival in February with a stunning line up of events including outdoor concerts, vintage car parades, fashions shows, dining experiences, great Gatsby picnics and so much more.
A spectacular 55km course across Havelock North's Triple Peaks. Run, walk or MTB and live entertainment keeps you on the course. With a fantastic finish line atmosphere, now's your chance to grab some mates and enter a team!
NZ Track & Field Championships, Sports Park
The Jennian Homes New Zealand Track and Field Championships will take place over two days in Hawke’s Bay on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 March.
An absolute “must-see” for equestrian fans and sports enthusiasts who will delight in watching world-class competitors in action.
Tickets (on sale 1 December)
Beer Appreciation Day, Duart House
Beer Appreciation Day is back again, bringing you super tasty pours from our favourite local and not-so-local breweries and cideries.
An experience that appeases all the senses; hear the music, taste the gourmet food/wine/beer, smell the aromas, see the festival stage, and feel the sun's warmth and grass beneath your feet.
In true SIX60 fashion, 2022 sees the band going bigger once again announcing six massive stadium shows across Aotearoa, including McLean Park Hawke's Bay.
A spectacular run/walk through The Farm at Cape Kidnappers and Clifton Station.
Make a day of it! Enjoy Black Barn wines and hospitality as you celebrate completing your walk or run through incredible scenery! Walk and wine at its best!
9 & 10 April
Rod Stewart will make two iconic appearances for the 2022 Mission Concerts on Saturday April 9 and Sunday April 10 2022. Tickets have been released and are on sale now!