It's all about vintage glamour and style at the Art Deco Festival. © Shellie Evans

Dial up the style at the Napier Art Deco Festival


View the map

TAP FOR MORE INFO:

Get your glad rags on and join the revellers at the Napier Art Deco Festival.  

After a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in 1931 which decimated Napier, the hardy Hawke’s Bay folk set about rebuilding the small city. The result is a perfect time capsule of period architecture. 

Art Deco, Spanish Mission and Stripped Classical buildings abound, in a city that’s internationally renowned for its unique collection of architectural style. 

While you can visit year-round to appreciate curlicue cornices and ziggurat lines, why not get into the spirit – brogues and all – at the annual Art Deco Festival. 

View this post on Instagram

Let the festivities begin! #adf2018

A post shared by Art Deco Trust (@art_deco_festival) on Feb 26, 2018 at 3:46pm PST

Find your fedora, shine up your spats and flutter your feather boa, this is an event not to be missed.

View this post on Instagram

Dancing in the streets 🎉

A post shared by Art Deco Trust (@art_deco_festival) on Jun 12, 2018 at 2:38am PDT

Each year the region dials up the glamour with more than 250 fabulous events – from period cars and picnics to dancing and dining. There’s music galore, fireworks displays and an aerobatics of not insignificant plumage.

Explore more…


Be the first to comment on this page. You cannot post comments until you have logged in. Please log in or register if you don't have an account.

More stories like this

Find out more

Things to do

Get spooked at Napier Prison, New Zealand's oldest penitentiary

Set on suburban Bluff Hill, Napier Prison housed dangerous and violent criminals for more than 150 years.  Read the story . . . 

Find out more

Food and drink

Indulge: food and drink in Napier

Proximity to the sea and an abundance of Art Deco style means you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out in Napier. Read the story . . . 

Find out more

Activities

Five great days out with kids in Hawke's Bay

The sunny Hawke's Bay has lots of great options for keeping kids entertained. Check out some fun things to do... Read the story . . . 

Find out more

Natural attractions

Hawke’s Bay: in search of the good life

Hawke’s Bay isn’t on the way to anywhere. It requires a deliberate choice to discover its delights.  Read the story . . . 

Napier Where to stay in

4.5 /5
From $110
4.5 /5
Best Price Around
At The Rocks Motor Lodge Visit website

At The Rocks Motor Lodge is unique and modern featuring deluxe studio, executive suites and family units with local ambience. Overlooking the Ahuriri Wildlife Reserve . . . More . . . 

From $110

Book now

Book now

4.4 /5
4.4 /5
Albatross Motel Visit website

The Albatross Motel scored 9.5/10 in Target TV's hidden camera trial . Offering 35 units,studios, deluxe studio units and 1 and 2-bedroom family units. . . . More . . . 

Book now

Book now

5.0 /5
5.0 /5
YHA Napier

Located on the beachfront close to Napier city centre YHA Napier has character, fantastic sea views (all the way to South America!), spacious rooms, cheerful . . . More . . . 

4.5 /5
4.5 /5
Kennedy Park Resort Napier Visit website

The best selection of accommodation in Hawke's Bay Arrive, take a deep breath and be prepared to relax! There's no need to rush out to . . . More . . .