We have a lot to thank the 1931 Napier residents for. At almost 10.47am, on the 3rd of February 1931, their lives were changed forever. Little did they know that the choices they would make from that day forward, would elevate Napier from an idyllic coastal New Zealand town, to a world renowned, architectural, cultural and historical Mecca for Art Deco.
As a Charitable Trust we need to cover our costs therefore if you would like the Programme mailed to you we would kindly ask you go through our online shop to contribute to the postage and handling fee.
Preferential booking for Art Deco Trust Members
The first to receive Festival programme each year are Art Deco Trust Members. They will also get a preferential booking of the Festival events for approximately a week prior to the public sales. To find out more about becoming a member please fill your membership request here.
POWHIRI – OFFICIAL MAORI OPENING FOR THE NAPIER ART DECO FESTIVAL (FREE)
Wed 19 Feb 9.00AM. Napier Sound Shell, Marine Parade.
FESTIVAL OPENING (FREE)
Fri 21 Feb 7.00 – 8.00PM. Napier Sound Shell, Marine Parade.
FRIDAY NIGHT WITH THE STARS - LOCAL LEGENDS (FREE)
Fri 21 Feb 8.00PM - 11.30PM. Napier Sound Shell, Marine Parade.
VINTAGE CAR PARADE (FREE TO VIEW)
Sat 22 Feb 12.30PM. Clive Square to Marine Parade, Napier.
Car Registration Fee. $50 Register HERE.
FESTIVAL BAR AND HOSPITALITY (NEW)
Fri 21 Feb 5PM – 10PM, Sat 22 Feb 1PM – 10PM, Sun 23 Feb 12PM – 4PM.
Lower Lawn, Marine Parade, Napier.
HOST A NAVAL GUEST AT THE GATSBY PICNIC (FREE)
To register your interest please email email@example.com.
Gathering point to meet your RNZN guest will be at the front of the Napier War Memorial Conference Centre at 12.30pm.
If the weather is wet, the gathering point will be at the top of Emerson Street, outside the TSB at 12.30pm.
They will be your guest in uniform for approx 2 hours.
GATSBY PICNIC (FREE)
Sponsored by Tremains
Sun 23 Feb, 1.00PM - 5.00PM
Upper and Lower Lawn from Tom Parker Fountain to Napier Sound Shell, Marine Parade, Napier. We do encourage smaller gazebos to allow more people to have space on the lawn. Wheelchair access to Lower Lawn via Napier War Memorial Conference Centre or Napier i-SITE.
Sun 23 Feb 7.00PM
Trinity Methodist Church, 32 Clive Square East. Suggested donation $10 ($5 children) invited which will support a local
community organisation in the ‘let our children live’ project.
ROYAL NEW ZEALAND NAVY CONCERT AT THE SOUND SHELL (FREE)
Sat 22 Feb 6.00PM. Napier Sound Shell Marine Parade, Napier.
VERONICA BELL PARADE (FREE)
Sun 23 Feb 12.00PM. Veronica Sun Bay, Marine Parade, Napier.
'THE RITZ' STREET PARTY @ MARKET STREET (NEW/FREE)
Sat 22 Feb 5.00PM – Late. Market Street Restaurant, Market Street, Napier
ZEFFER DECO SUNDOWNER (NEW/FREE)
Sun 23 Feb 12.00PM – 5.00PM. Zeffer Cider Taproom & Bar, 1747 Korokipo Rd, Fernhill, Napier
ART DECO BEST DRESSED CONTEST (FREE)
Sun 23 Feb 2.45PM. Napier Sound Shell, Marine Parade, Napier.
THE HASTINGS CITY MADNESS IN THE MALL – ART DECO MARKET (FREE)
Thu 20 Feb 10.00AM – 8.00PM. Hastings City Mall by the fountain, Heretaunga Street, Hastings.
HASTINGS ART DECO FASHION FLAUNT (FREE)
Thu 20 Feb 5.30PM. Hastings City Mall by the fountain, Heretaunga Street, Hastings.
VINTAGE CAMERA AND PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION (FREE)
1 – 28 Feb. Creative Arts Napier, 16 Byron Street, Napier. Free entry
LIFE THROUGH THE LENS (FREE)
Mon 24 Feb, 10.30AM. Creative Arts Napier, 16 Byron Street, Napier. Free entry
HUGE DECO SALE
Fri 21 Feb 10AM - 4PM, Sat 22 & Sun 23 Feb 9AM - 4PM
Pacific Surf Life Saving Club, behind Ocean Spa, 42 Marine Parade, Napier.
ANTIQUE & COLLECTABLES FAIR
Thu 20 Feb 10.00AM - 5.00PM, Fri 21 & Sat 22 Feb 9.00AM – 6.00PM, Sun 23 Feb 10.00AM – 4.00PM
Asher Hall, St Pauls Presbyterian Church, cnr Dalton & Tennyson St. Door sales. ADULTS $7
FASHION RETAILERS WALKING TOUR (FREE)
Wed 19, Thu 20 & Fri 21 Fe b 10.30AM & 2.00PM. Departs from the Art Deco Centre, 7 Tennyson St, Napier.
1931 HAWKE’S BAY EARTHQUAKE COMMEMORATIVE LECTURE
Wed 19 Feb 5.30PM. National Aquarium of NZ, 546 Marine Parade, Napier. Entry by gold coin donation.
CELEBRATIONS ON THE STREET (FREE)
Sat 22 & Sun 23 Feb, 10.00AM - Late. Emerson Street, Napier.
ART DECO APPLE PIE CONTEST (FREE)
Sat 22 Feb. Pies can be submitted from 2.00pm onwards. Judging takes place at 2.30pm. Napier Sound Shell, Marine Parade, Napier.
SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE SHELL (FREE)
Sat 22 Feb 7.00PM. Napier Sound Shell, Marine Parade, Napier
DECO DOG PARADE (FREE)
Sun 23 Feb, 9.00AM. Napier Sound Shell, Marine Parade, Napier.
PAR 2 MINI GOLF
Wed 19 TO Sun 23 Feb, 9.00AM Onwards (7:30PM last tee-off Fri-Sat), (5.30PM last tee-off Sun).
100 Marine Parade, by the i-SITE. Adults $7 and childrem $3.90
CONCORD STRINGS (FREE)
Sun 23 Feb 10.45AM – 12.00PM. Napier Sound Shell, Marine Parade, Napier.
BICYCLE BELLES (FREE)
Sat 22 Feb, 9.30AM – 11.30AM. Meet in front of the Veronica Bell Sun Bay in the Napier Sound Shell. Gold coin donation on the day.
Fri 21 & Sat 22 Feb, 9.00PM – 11.00PM. Napier Sound Shell, Marine Parade, Napier
DECO SPONTANE (FREE)
Sat 22 Feb, 3.00PM. Napier Sound Shell & Marine Parade, Napier
‘BORN TO MOVE’ DECO DANCERS SHOWCASE (FREE)
Sat 22 Feb, 10.30AM & 3.45PM. Napier Sound Shell, Marine Parade, Napier.
NAPIER URBAN FARMERS’ MARKET (FREE)
Sat 22 Feb, 9.00AM – 1.00PM. Clive Square, bottom of Emerson Street, Napier
THE TREMAINS ART DECO HAMPER AUCTION
Fri 21 Feb, 12.00PM. St Andrews Hall, 206 Market Street South, Hastings
THE EMPORIUM BEER TENT (FREE)
Fri 21, Sat 22 & Sun 23 Feb 12.00PM – LATE. Under the tree opposite the Emporium Eatery & Bar on Marine Parade
EVERY TIME I FEEL THE SPIRIT
Sun 23 Feb, 3.00PM. Waiapu Cathedral of St John, Browning St, Napier. Entry by donation.
DIVINE DECO (SPECIAL ART DECO THEMED CHURCH SERVICES)
Put on your Deco Sunday Best and come to one of the Napier Inner-City Covenanted Churches; who have celebrated an ecumenical relationship for over 30 years:
St Patrick's Catholic Church, 4 Munroe St, Napier.
A celebration of an Art Deco themed Mass, with a Gatsby Morning Tea to follow.
Sun 23 Feb 10.00AM
St Paul's Presbyterian Church, 89 Tennyson St, Napier.
Deco dress and lusty singing encouraged.
Sun 23 Feb 10.30AM
Trinity Methodist Church, 32 Clive Square East, Napier.
Celebrate the Art Deco era and Methodist hymn singing. We combine with St Patrick’s for a Gatsby Morning Tea.
Sun 23 Feb 10.00AM
Waiapu Anglican Cathedral of St John, Browning St, Napier.
A special Jazz Eucharist with the Waiapu Cathedral Choir.
Sun 23 Feb 10.00AM