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Art Deco Festival NAPIER

The Napier Art Deco Festival is one of New Zealand’s largest and most iconic events. This unique Festival is recognised nationally and internationally as a bucket list event.
 Set in an idyllic location with the stunning surrounds of the Hawke’s Bay Art Deco architecture, this sets the scene for the most magical immersive celebration of the year.
The whole region steps back in time to experience what life was like between 1920 and 1940 as part of the Napier Art Deco Festival.
The Festival program is constantly being developed to create new and exciting
events for a diverse range of guests.


2021 marks the 90th anniversary of the Hawke’s Bay Earthquake and the 80th anniversary of the Royal New Zealand Navy, paying tribute to show our appreciation of the crucial role that the services play during natural disasters. Their invaluable contribution is a huge part of the reason we are now celebrating 34 years of this wonderful Festival.

On behalf of all the past, present and future residents of Hawke’s Bay, thank you for your service.

We look forward to seeing you at Festival!

Exactly how you deco is up to you


Whether you’re an avid Art Deco enthusiast, love the romance of a bygone era (and a good dress up) or simply want to kick back and have a great time with family and friends in our lively little region, exactly how you Deco is up to you. 



With over 300 individual events to choose from, there is something on offer for everyone! View the digital version of the Napier Art Deco Festival Programme here. 


300+ indivdual events


Over five days every February the celebration takes over the streets, the restaurants, cafes, bars, theatres, galleries, music venues, parks and homes of Hawke’s Bay (and even the skies above) with over 300 events to choose from. View the event listings and purchase tickets here. 

Here is a few things you need to know

festival info

If you have never been to the Napier Art Deco Festival before. You are about to enter a world of unique and wonderful experiences. There is so much to do and see, wheather dancing at a concert of admiring the vintage cars. All you need to know is right here

All the action from previous festivals


Take a look back in time at some of the best shots from previous Napier Art Deco Festivals. 

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