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Get into the Festival spirit and surround yourself in the playful glamour of the 1920s and 1930s and travel back in time to the age of the flapper. Discover the all-time favourites, the must do’s and highlights of Hawke’s Bay biggest event.

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February 12:00 pm -

Napier Soundshell, Marine Parade

Whakatūwheratanga Opening Ceremony

Join in the pomp and circumstance of this special Whakatuwheratanga Opening Ceremony hosted by Ngati Parau and Mayor of Napier Kirsten Wise, accompanied by the Deco Bay Brass Band.

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18 - 21

February 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Centennial Gardens, Marine Parade

Alice in Wonderland

Join Alice as she pursues the White Rabbit through Wonderland. Meet the Queen in her rose garden, watch them play croquet, and help Alice escape from her army of cards.

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18 - 21

February -

Lower Lawn, Marine Parade, Napier

Festival Garden Bar

Enjoy the Festival’s revelry and festivities of the Soundshell, Upper and Lower Lawn from the comfort of the Garden Bar.

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Free
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February 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Napier Soundshell, Marine Parade

Festival Opening

Put on your finery and help kick start Napier’s biggest and best weekend. Join the Mayor, sponsors and dignitaries as we open the Napier Art Deco Festival.

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Free
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February 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Napier Soundshell, Marine Parade

Friday Night With The Stars

Supported by the Infinity Foundation

The concert that kicks off a massive weekend of celebrations! Once again we’re bringing together some of New Zealand’s finest vocalists to perform.

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February 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Festival Marquee, Lower Lawn, Marine Parade

Festival Launch Luncheon

Be our guest as we kick start a massive weekend of Festival celebrations in our famous Festival Marquee.

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February 8:00 pm - 1:00 am

The Cheval Room, 300 Prospect Road, Hastings

Electro Swing Prohibition Party

Relive the dark underground nightlife during the prohibition period as you revel in bootleg liquor and dance to the sounds of electro swing and jazz, blending modern swing and jazz with house and hip hop.

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February 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Mission Estate Winery, 198 Church Rd, Poraiti, Napier

Great Gatsby Party – Salute to the Services

The Festival's most extravagant party is back! We’re taking over the whole Mission Estate Winery and transporting you directly into the decadent world of the Great Gatsby. You’ll be greeted with showgirls, canapés and a glass of wine on arrival.

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Free to View
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February 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Clive Square to Marine Parade, Napier

Vintage Car Parade

Sponsored by Progressive Meats In 2021 the feature group is Veteran cars, 100 years or older. We expect at least 50-60 including many never seen before at the Festival.

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February 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Memorial Square Marquee, Memorial Square, Napier

Fat Sam’s Speakeasy

A dedicated youth event for 2021! Come as a flapper, dress to impress, suit up as a gangster or silent screen star, it’s going to be fun!

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February 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Festival Marquee, Lower Lawn, Marine Parade, Napier

Barrels & Bootleggers Wingding

Sponsored by Gemco

Celebrate the rebels, the criminals, and backcountry moonshiners of the Prohibition Era. Dress up, whether it be in a flapper dress, zoot suit, or old timey bootlegger garb, join us for a night of underground New York style party celebrations.

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February 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Festival Marquee, Lower Lawn

Deco Best Bits

Sponsored by The Gintrap.

What better way to wrap up another fantastic Festival, than by experiencing a little bit of everything?

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February 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Festival Marquee, Lower Lawn, Marine Parade

Blow Your Wig Brunch On The Beach

Brunch is cheerful, sociable and exciting, so get your Sunday off to a flying Art Deco start and enjoy a delicious buffet brunch served by Orton’s overlooking the beautiful ocean view.

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Free
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February 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Tennyson St, Napier

Soap Box Derby

Sponsored by Conroy Removals and Pit Stop Napier

One of the Festival’s most popular events! The annual Soap Box Derby competition, where children and parents race their home-made carts to the delight of the thousands who come to watch and cheer them on.

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February 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Mission Estate Winery, 198 Church Rd, Poraiti, Napier

Mission Lawn Jazz Party

Step back in time and enjoy the Jazz Age like all the most glamourous did. Set on the stunning Mission Estate Winery lawns, you’ll enjoy an afternoon of incredible Jazz music, as well as the Mission’s world-renowned food, wine and stunning atmosphere.

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Free
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February 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Upper and Lower Lawn from Tom Parker Fountain to Napier Soundshell, Marine Parade, Napier

Tremains Gatsby Picnic

Gather your friends and set up by the seaside for a relaxed Sunday afternoon in the sunshine at one of the Festival’s cornerstone events.

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February 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Collect your Hamper from Chantals, 45 Hastings Street, Napier

Tremains Gatsby Picnic Hampers

Let the team at HAPI cater for your Gatsby Picnic with an exquisite Art Deco inspired picnic hamper. The team has carefully designed a culinary journey for you to enjoy.

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February 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Festival Marquee, Lower Lawn, Marine Parade, Napier

Gatsby Picnic VIP Lunch

Sponsored by Tremains

Be our special guest during this VIP event at the Gatsby Picnic. Join us for a light lunch.

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