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