Festivals & Lifestyle

Find out what festivals & lifestyle events are coming to Napier, Hawke's Bay.

Sunday Market

Sunday 19th November 2017
Sunday market held every Sunday rain or shine. Over 60 stalls in winter. Crafts, new clothing, second hand items and wide range of new items. Wide range of food stalls and fruit and veggies, a must to visit.

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Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market

Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market. Sunday 19th November 2017
Delight in a shopping event of taste sensations at one of New Zealand’s oldest and largest traditional Farmers’ Markets. The Hawke's Bay Farmers' Market offers a complete shopping experience. Discover the diverse range of locally grown or artisan produced products. There is nothing like...

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Otane Market

Otane Market. Sunday 19th November 2017
Set in the beautiful rural township of Otane, the market offers fresh breads, cheap free veggies, free range eggs, artisan olive oils, Dutch cheeses as well as handcrafts, bric a brac, plant seedlings. All set in a great village atmosphere - held regardless of any weather.

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Napier Wellbeing Market

Sunday 19th November 2017
The Napier Wellbeing Market is a fantastic free mind body spirit weekend showcasing the latest in Natural health, holistic medicine, stress-free living, fitness, well-being, diet, nutrition, spirituality and happiness. Lots of amazing stalls for you to explore & enjoy! This is our first Hawke's...

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Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing

Hawke's Bay Fabric Hoarders Social Sewing. Sunday 19th November 2017
This is a group for sewers, dressmakers, quilters and fabricaholics. We love beautiful fabric and making things out of it for ourselves, our friends and our families. We'd like to inspire and be inspired by others who share our passion, find out about fabric-related activities and sew together...

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Kiwibank Local Hero Award Presentations

Kiwibank Local Hero Award Presentations. Tuesday 21st November 2017
The Kiwibank Local Hero Award aims to identify & reward everyday people doing extraordinary things in their local communities. The Local Hero Awards recognises the enormous contribution, sacrifice and commitment of Kiwis who selflessly work to make their local communities a better place.

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Freedom of Flight Film Festival Hawkes Bay Show

Freedom of Flight Film Festival Hawkes Bay Show. Wednesday 22nd November 2017
The Hawkes Bay Hang Gliding & Paragliding club is showing the Freedom of Flight Film Festival at Common Room in Hastings on 22 November from 6pm. This is the only showing outside of the main centres. The not for profit Film Festival showcasing NZ and International Hang Gliding, Speedflying and...

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Made In Wairoa Farmers Market

Made In Wairoa Farmers Market. Saturday 25th November 2017
The Made in Wairoa Farmers Market is a place where Wairoa produce growers, artisan producers and artists can sell their wares to visitors to the market.

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Napier Urban Farmers' Market

Napier Urban Farmers' Market. Saturday 25th November 2017
Walk down Emerson Street and end up in a perfect little market offering a true Hawke's Bay experience. This is where the local shop. Enjoy freshly roasted coffee, divine treats and all the produce you need to cook up a true locavore's meal. Shop local and enjoy some of the best produce from...

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Christmas Premier High Tea at The County Hotel

Christmas Premier High Tea at The County Hotel. Saturday 25th November 2017
Celebrate the end of year with a fabulous Christmas Premier High Tea at The County Hotel. High Tea is quite simply a ritual of pleasure & divine decadence. Delicious and fun, it is an afternoon treat that simply delights the palate, mind, and soul. High Tea is very special and creates moments to...

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Waihua Christmas Fete

Waihua Christmas Fete. Sunday 26th November 2017
The Waihua Christmas Fete has become an unrivalled fixture on the annual shopping calendar. Stallholders from around the North Island set up in the extensive homestead gardens, offering a superb array of artisan wares, food and beverages. Visitors typically come from throughout the region to enjoy...

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Napier City Christmas Parade

Napier City Christmas Parade. Sunday 26th November 2017
Come and join in the magic of Xmas with the Napier City Xmas Parade. With over 50 displays and floats, this year's Xmas Parade is even bigger than ever and now has an extended parade route. With the parade now being held on Sunday, parking will be free in the CBD. Brought to you by Napier...

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Here's A Story - Film Premiere

Here's A Story - Film Premiere. Sunday 26th November 2017
A film by Connor Pritchard Throughout this year, Connor has worked with names such as Nike, The Black Seeds, Baynk, Raiza Biza, SWIDT, Blaze and many more. With late nights, persistence and grit, Connor continues to reach out to the wider community with his work. He has a just returned from Europe...

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Hastings District Libraries School Holiday Activities

Thursday 30th November 2017
30 November - 8+ Junior Bookworms - For the final session of the year come along and learn how to make a zine. 16 December - 5+ Dance music + sheets of canvas + paint on your feet - Celebrating reopening Havelock North Library! (Old clothes are a must please). 19 December 3:30-5pm - All...

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Wairoa Christmas Festival & Parade

Wairoa Christmas Festival & Parade. Saturday 2nd December 2017
The Wairoa Christmas Festival will be held on Saturday 2nd December 2017. The programme starts with Tamariki (kids) road activities from 9am to 12pm, register your interest on the yroaynot.co.nz website or complete the registration form. The Wairoa Christmas Parade will start at 1.00pm along...

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Black Barn Growers' Market

Black Barn Growers' Market. Saturday 2nd December 2017
New Zealand's original farmers market, the Black Barn Growers’ Market has been running for more than 14 years and has become a ‘must-do’ for locals and visitors alike on Saturday Mornings through summer. Open from 9 till noon every Saturday of summer, just follow the line of cars down Black...

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Piece-Makers Market

Piece-Makers Market. Saturday 2nd December 2017
The Piece-Makers markets are a fabulous experience for discerning shoppers, showcasing wares from a growing number of hand-picked stall holders from around Hawke's Bay and New Zealand. You will find us at Hawthorne Coffee Roasters in Havelock North from September through April, hibernating in...

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Magpie Market - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts

Magpie Market - Antiques, Collectibles and Crafts. Saturday 2nd December 2017
The Antiques, Collectibles & Craft Market held every month is an event not to be missed. This regular monthly market is mostly indoors, providing something interesting for everyone. Besides the numerous interesting craft and collectibles stalls, the market offers clothing, foodstuffs, jewellery,...

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Wallingford Cooking Demonstrations

Wallingford Cooking Demonstrations. Saturday 2nd December 2017
Wallingford Cooking Demonstrations - hosted by Charlotte Robinson. "Easy entertaining for the busy person" or a "Kiwi summer Christmas with a traditional twist". Join the team at Wallingford for a weekend of cooking demonstrations with our executive chef Charlotte Robinson. Executive...

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The Christmas Shoppe

The Christmas Shoppe. Tuesday 5th December 2017
Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas in this gorgeous environment. The Christmas Shoppe is unique. It is a 'pop up shop' that is open for one week only and everything we do is all for the festive season. We start with a blank community hall and transform it into Christmas...

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Christmas Market

Christmas Market. Friday 8th December 2017
Let’s CAN Christmas! Fill up your basket with affordable gifts and stocking fillers at CAN’s Christmas Art & Design Market! You will discover affordable quality hand crafted gifts with a twist, made by local artisans. As a special feature on the mezzanine level you will find work for sale by...

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November Market

November Market. Saturday 9th December 2017
Lots of new and used goods, beautiful pendants in crystal, jewellery, rough and polished crystals, and key rings, lots of good quality bric-a-brac, toys and clothing, household goods, plants for your garden, knitting for all ages including homespun come and find a bargain. The Tiny Dutch shop is...

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Cox Partners Christmas At the Park

Cox Partners Christmas At the Park. Saturday 9th December 2017
Free to enter family-friendly Christmas event this year features Benny Tipene, Omega Levine and local artists Badger and Fraser Mack. Free face painting and confidence course for children & teenagers. Gates open at 2pm, children's entertainment starts at 4pm, stage entertainment begins at 5pm...

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iWay Ahuriri Street Fest

iWay Ahuriri Street Fest. Sunday 10th December 2017
Ahuriri Street Fest.

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Fiesta of Lights

Fiesta of Lights. Saturday 16th December 2017
There's so much more to see and do so make plans to get involved in the fun. Dazzling lights displays scattered along a tree-lined trail are surrounded by thousands of sparkling fairy lights. Started in 1998 this holiday event has grown in size and popularity and offers an interactive and fun...

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Piece-Makers

Piece-Makers. Sunday 17th December 2017
This is a very special Christmas shopping event with a handful of the very best stallholders from the Piece-Makers markets. Our markets have earned a reputation as a fabulous experience for discerning shoppers, showcasing wares from a growing number of hand-picked stall holders from around...

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Harcourts Hastings City Night Market - Christmas Market

Harcourts Hastings City Night Market - Christmas Market. Thursday 21st December 2017
Join us for the third of six incredible themed night markets throughout Summer! Come and experience the Hastings CBD Mall as it is transformed into an exciting evening destination for the whole family with live music and entertainment, craft stall, plus your favourite food trucks. Bring your...

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Boxing Day Party 2017

Boxing Day Party 2017. Tuesday 26th December 2017
Get ready for summer 2017/18 in Hawkes Bay. Madcap is proud to once again host the Secret Garden Party at Cape Estate on Boxing Day this year. Cape Estate is located on the elevated terrace of Te Awanga Downs overlooking sweeping vineyards, glistening sea and the spectacular Hawkes Bay coastline...

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Black Barn OpenAir Cinema

Black Barn OpenAir Cinema. Tuesday 26th December 2017
A Festival of Film under the Stars. Hawke’s Bay is in full planning mode for its 14th OpenAir Cinema season starting on 26 December 2017 at Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North. Whilst the film line-up is still being finalised, there will be plenty of variety to satisfy a broad range of movie...

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Summer Cycling Carnival - The Big Bike Film Night

Summer Cycling Carnival - The Big Bike Film Night. Friday 5th January 2018
We're thrilled to have The Big Bike Film Night as part of the Hawke's Bay Summer Cycling programme. Heralded as one of the best sports documentaries of our day! “Packed with heart, bravery, laughter and tears… much more than a cycling film.” - Sam Edmonds, Herald Sun. In 2011, as world...

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Another Day In Taradise

Another Day In Taradise. Saturday 13th January 2018
It’s time for ‘Another Day in Taradise’! Come along for a full day of fun in the sun for the whole family. There’ll be food vendors, Moana Park wine and craft beers all available on site. Entry is free and suitable for the whole family. Plus you can bring your own picnic. Get out and...

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School Holiday Workshops

School Holiday Workshops. Wednesday 17th January 2018
Looking for something fun to do these school holidays? Book in for one of our fun and creative workshops for kids based on current exhibition Everyday Lines. For 6 – 12 year olds, $10 per person, booking required.

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Wairoa A&P Show

Wairoa A&P Show. Friday 19th January 2018
The Wairoa Agricultural and Pastoral Society is well known for its ‘country style’ annual A&P Show. For 113 years visitors have looked forward to this summer event which brings the community together for a long weekend of true family entertainment. The show gets underway on Thursday with the...

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Bridge Pa Wine Festival 2018

Bridge Pa Wine Festival 2018. Saturday 20th January 2018
Eight Wineries in the Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District of Hawke's Bay, are once again coming together to run the Fourth Annual Bridge Pa Wine Festival. All wineries will be connected by Hop On/Hop Off Buses, allowing attendees to visit multiple wineries and enjoy a wide range of wine...

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Harcourts Hastings City Night Market - Art Deco Market

Harcourts Hastings City Night Market - Art Deco Market. Thursday 15th February 2018
It's Madness in the Mall as the centre of Hastings is transformed into an Art Deco Wonderland! Our famous Art Deco Costume fair will kick off from 10am and will continue on until 8pm, with Deco Dancers, music and all sorts of fabulous fun for all ages. Of course there will be food trucks...

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Nicolas Feuillatte VIP Lounge

Nicolas Feuillatte VIP Lounge. Friday 16th February 2018
The iconic Nicolas Feuillatte VIP Lounge is back and better than ever! This iconic event has been transformed, guests will enjoy all of the perks of previous festivals plus so much more! The VIP Lounge allows guests to escape the festival madness to the most sought-after weather proof space...

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Ice Skate Tour

Ice Skate Tour. Wednesday 28th February 2018
Come enjoy ice skating at Lynmore Primary School. It’s a great, safe and fun way to get active and also an activity that kids can do together with their parent(s) and friends. Entry fee includes ice skates. The Ice Skate Tour travels around with a mobile ice rink in the Waikato, Bay of Plenty...

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Harcourts Hastings City Night Market - Hawke's Bay Harvest

Harcourts Hastings City Night Market - Hawke's Bay Harvest. Thursday 22nd March 2018
Join us as the Hastings CBD Mall is transformed into an exciting evening destination for the whole family with six incredible themed Night Markets. Live music, craft stalls and your favourite food trucks, there’s something for everyone!

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The Extravaganza Fair

The Extravaganza Fair. Friday 30th March 2018
Roll up. Roll up. Roll up! Welcome to Season 3 of New Zealand's largest and newest travelling event! The Extravaganza Fair! We're bringing to NZ a unique style of market stalls, arts and craft, food, musical entertainment, circus shows, performers, unique to NZ tiny homes, including open home...

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Kai Moana At the Park

Saturday 31st March 2018
A casual event celebrating the abundance of goodness we have on offer here in Hawke’s Bay. A team of chefs will be showcasing some tasty seafood dishes and our head winemaker Dan Barker will be on hand to introduce you to Moana Park’s natural, low-sulphite wines. New Zealand Craft Breweries...

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The Extravaganza Fair

The Extravaganza Fair. Saturday 7th April 2018
Roll up. Roll up. Roll up! Welcome to Season 3 of New Zealand's largest and newest travelling event! The Extravaganza Fair! We're bringing to NZ a unique style of market stalls, arts and craft, food, musical entertainment, circus shows, performers, unique to NZ tiny homes, including open home...

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The Chapelwick Fair

The Chapelwick Fair. Saturday 7th April 2018
Put a note in your diary for The Chapelwick Fair, the first Saturday after Easter at Chapelwick Coastal Estate, Proangahau. The 2018 fair will have exhibitors from all over with gifts, sweets, treats and loads more. You'll be able to check out local and out of town stalls from soaps, purple...

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Taradale Village Fete

Taradale Village Fete. Sunday 8th April 2018
Hawke's Bay's premier market event. 2018 will be the 8th Taradale Village Fete and biggest ever! Well over 80 quality local and out of town stalls selling a great range handmade goods and entertain: - Handmade products - Artwork - Women's fashion - Wood works - Plants - Baking - cakes,...

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East Coast Farming Expo

East Coast Farming Expo. Wednesday 11th April 2018
Two days of exhibits and seminars for Hawke's Bay and East Coast sheep & beef farmers to learn how to Farm Smarter - Farm Longer. Bringing agricultural innovation and technology to the doorstep of Hawke's Bay and East Coast sheep & beef farmers.

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Napier Port HB Primary Sector Awards Dinner

Napier Port HB Primary Sector Awards Dinner. Thursday 12th April 2018
The Hawke's Bay A&P Society invites you to join with them to celebrate a year of excellence in the primary sector as we announce the winners of: - Silver Fern Farms Hawke's Bay Farmer of the Year - Pan Pac Hawke's Bay Farm Forester of the Year - Laurie Dowling Memorial Award - Lawson Robinson...

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CHB Service Community Day

CHB Service Community Day. Saturday 21st April 2018
This event runs each year, it is for charity, clubs, sports groups, promotion on health, gardening groups, etc. All groups must be running in CHB, and run within a building or centre within CHB. Stall fee is $5.00. Each stall is set up outside Waipukurau shop fronts for fundraising and promoting...

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Ice Skate Tour

Ice Skate Tour. Monday 14th May 2018
Be prepared for a cool but not cold ice skating experience. The Ice Skate Tour travels around New Zealand with state of the art, artificial ice rinks. They look like ice and have 97 percent same gliding capacity as natural ice. Surrounded by an inflatable boarding and helmets + gloves provided at...

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Harcourts Hastings City Night Market - Matariki Night Market

Harcourts Hastings City Night Market - Matariki Night Market. Thursday 14th June 2018
Join us as the Hastings CBD Mall is transformed into an exciting evening destination for the whole family with six incredible themed Night Markets. Live music, craft stalls and your favourite food trucks, there’s something for everyone!

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Total BS

Total BS. Saturday 10th November 2018
The Moana Park Winery crew have concocted a plan to lay a new fire pit at Moana, fashioning a makeshift flaming outdoor oven rotisserie harnessing the almighty power of fire. Super talented Chefs will do the honours, sacrificing the meat to the Syrah gods, and crafting some hearty and unique...

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MTG Hawke's Bay

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William Colenso

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Napier Aquatic Centre

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Parklands Residential Estate

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Napier City Council

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Napier Municipal Theatre

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Napier Conference Centre

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Bay Skate

Located on Marine Parade, Napier, is the Bay Skate Park - home to skateboarding, BMX, roller derby, inline hockey and scootering.
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Napier Libraries

strive to Inspire, Educate and Entertain by providing access to information through various resources within our Libraries. We aim to provide more than you expect.
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Kennedy Park Resort Napier

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The Faraday Centre

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Par2 MiniGolf

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