The Crown Hotel offers luxury waterfront accommodation with romance packages and conference venue facilities in a luxurious setting, located in Napier Hawke's Bay, New Zealand (NZ)

Hawke's Bay Events

    Hawke's Bay Events

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    The Hawke's Bay really heats up in the spring and summer months with many local wineries and venues hosting a range of activities including many top musical talents from around the world.


    About Ahuriri

    Ahuriri is a charming waterfront village in Napier's vibrant entertainment quarter. A short 5 minute drive from the Napier CBD and 10 minutes from the airport. The area is steeped in history, being one of the earliest settled areas of Napier.

    Today, Ahuriri offers everything from a swimming beach and an extensive seaside boardwalk to many waterfront cafes and bars, art galleries and boutique stores.


    Sunday Session 1

    Join Te Awanga Estate for a Sesh on the lawn - with their wine, their music and your vibe.

    Summer in Te Awanga at its finest! Entry is $5 at the gate, kids under 14 are free, bring a picnic rug, sit back, relax, and tuck in to our world-famou-in-Te-Awanga pizzas and platters.

    Music yet to be announced.

    Sunday 26th November 2017 at Te Awanga Estate.


    Waiata Mai - A night of stars, songs and sing-alongs.

    An Explosive musical night of the finest artists in Aotearoa.
    Singing their hits and hearts out, these dynamic powerhouses take to
 the Black Barn Amphitheatre in a spectacular night of stellar songs and sing alongs.

    Reaching into the great Aotearoa songbook, Dave Dobbyn, Anika Moa, Maisey Rika, Tami Neilson, Rob Ruha, Troy Kingi and Teeks take a journey through their musical jukebox with more than a few favourites and some sweet surprises in store.

    Saturday 2nd December 6pm-10.30pm @ Black Barn Vineyard.


    Sol Lounge Summer Serries Ft Aroha

    Madcap and Black Barn Bistro in association with Campari NZ is proud to present the Sol Lounge Summer Series.

    Saturday, December 3
    Featuring Aroha
    Support from Gareth Dobson & Rob C

    Join us this summer for an exciting 5 part summer series featuring some very talented Kiwi artists.

    Set within the stunning surrounds of Black Barn, expect an event like no other. Offering you quality entertainment and the very best in hospitality.


    Cox Christmas in the Park

    Free to enter family-friendly Christmas event this year features Benny Tipene, Omega Levine and local artists Badger and Fraser Mack. Free face painting and confidence course for children & teenagers.

    Gates open at 2pm, children's entertainment starts at 4pm, stage entertainment begins at 5pm and the evening finishes at 9:45 after a fireworks display. Spot prizes. A variety of food vendors will be on site. Glow merchandise and eftpos facilities available.

    Saturday 9th December 2pm-10pm @ Anderson Park, Taradale.


    Summer Sessions

    14 Summer Sessions at Abbey for the Summer season!
    - Professor Dynamite & The Banditos with Willie D and Margot on the vocals and Guitar.
    - Ian Munro - international class live performer and recording artist.
    - Akina Vinyl Society spinning some vinyl.
    - The Pukes ukhelele rock band.

    Kickback and relax and listen to the chilled sounds of local talents while sipping away on some of our boutique wines and beers in the vines.

    Every Saturday during Dec, Jan, Feb & March. 1pm-4pm @ Abbey Cellars Winery and Brewpub.

    iWay Ahuriri Street Fest

    The streets are closed and the town comes alive! Join Ahuriri for the first Ahuriri Street Fest!

    This free family friendly event will showcase Ahuriri with food, drink, activities and live music/dance.

    Sunday 10th December 10am-2pm in Ahuriri.


    Fiesta of Lights

    There's so much more to see and do so make plans to get involved in the fun. Dazzling lights displays scattered along a tree-lined trail are surrounded by thousands of sparkling fairy lights. Started in 1998 this holiday event has grown in size and popularity and offers an interactive and fun experience for young and old.

    Saturday 16th December- Sunday 7th January 2018 @ Hawkes Bay A&P Showgrounds, Hastings.


    Saturday Night Sessions with Ardijah

    Jump on the midnight train to Georgia spring tour with Ardijah, Beau Monga, Lomez Brown and Nofo Lameko!!

    Every 6 weeks or so Crab Farm Winery comes alive on a Saturday evening with our Saturday Night Sessions. This is an informal, relaxed event where we take most of the tables out of the main room to make room for all the dancing.

    Outside our fire pits will be blazing to keep everyone toasty and warm. We have a bar service for our delicious range of Crab Farm wines and also beers and spirits available. Our gourmet snack menu operates for the duration of the event. The upstairs tree house will be open for further seating in a comfy environment.

    Saturday 16th December 6.30pm-11.30pm @ Crab Farm Winery.

    Sol3 Mio - Christmas in the Vines

    Sol3 Mio are delighted to announce that they are extending their traditional end of year concert season, with an eight-date tour in December 2017 and January 2018, celebrating Christmas and the beloved kiwi summer.

    In the first section of the tour, Pene, Amitai and Moses will bring their annual pre-Christmas festivities to Wellington, Christchurch, and Auckland, as well as a stop in Havelock North. The boys will perform their signature mix of opera arias, traditional songs, a selection of hits from their albums, and everyone's favourite Christmas carols in stunning outdoor venues.

    Thursday 21st December 2017 6pm @ Black Barn Vineyard.


    Black Barn Open Air Cinema

    A Festival of Film under the Stars.

    Hawke's Bay is in full planning mode for its 14th OpenAir Cinema season starting on 26 December 2017 at Black Barn Vineyards in Havelock North. Whilst the film line-up is still being finalised, there will be plenty of variety to satisfy a broad range of movie appetites.

    You can view all movies plus buy tickets at


    It is a wonderful setting for relaxing or socialising. It's also the perfect playground for active people, with regular fishing, sailing and diving trips all setting out from Ahuriri. The newly improved Rotary walkway stretches from Bay View right down to Clive - a fantastic bike trip, run or walk.

    Please click here for the local walking and cycling track.

    Visit for more details.