Art Deco Festival


Level 1

In response to the current COVID-19 Alert Level 1 status, the Art Deco Festival will take place from Wednesday 17th February – Sunday 21st February 2021.

Our key priorities for running a successful event are the safety of our participants and personnel as well as being able to deliver a world class event experience for all those involved. With people travelling from all around New Zealand to the event, and with the sheer number of events and community events in the city centre, we are fortunate that with the entire country setting in COVID-19 Alert Level 1 status, that we can still operate the Festival in 2021.

Public Events at Alert Level 1
At Alert Level 1, there are no physical distancing requirements or limits on the number of people who can attend social gatherings or events. However, all workplaces and businesses (including event sites) legally must display the government’s official QR code, which can be scanned by the COVID-19 Tracer App, for each location. The Event Sector Voluntary Code has also been developed for event organisers to operate safely and all events are encouraged to commit to the Code.

Level 2


Should the COVID-19 Alert level status change in New Zealand and for Napier, a decision will be made as to how the Festival will look and run at COVID-19 Alert Level status 2.

This decision will not be made lightly and will take hours of deliberation over the pros and cons of running the Festival. This will take place in close consultation with key event partners as well as other affected parties including local council and community stakeholders.

For all events that have to be restricted, cancelled or postponed, please rest assured that we will be in touch with all ticket holders to inform you of the changes, and what any rebooking or refund process will look like.

Public Events at Alert Level 2
Event facilities can operate at Alert Level 2. Event facilities can have up to 100 people within any defined space. They also need to assess how many people can safely be inside the premises and still maintain 1 metre physical distancing. This could mean the facility needs to have fewer than 100 people in a defined space.

If you go to an event facility, you legally must keep 1 metre physical distance from people you don’t know, where possible — if you can’t, consider wearing a face covering.

Please visit for up to date information on the Alert Levels and their restrictions.

Scroll to Top