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.


    Black Barn Bistro X Dante Moren Asado Lunch

    Argentine Chefs Daniel Pistone (Black Barn Bistro) and Dante Moren (The Royal Hotel, Featherston) come together to put on a traditional Argentinian Open fire (Asado) Sunday lunch. The entire feast will be cooked outside over open wood fire which will start with shared canapas followed by locally sourced Vegetables, Fish, Lamb, Beef & Wild Game then dessert. Everything will be served family style spread over several big long tables. There will be a complementary drink upon entry followed by a cash bar.

    Sunday 29th April, 1.30pm-4.30pm @ Black Barn Bistro, Havelock North.


    CMNZ Presents: Phantasm

    Quite simply, the Phantasm Consort is the very best viol ensemble in the world today. Under the direction of Laurence Dreyfus, the Gramophone-award winning consort has performed everywhere from Tokyo to Istanbul and their many recordings have been lauded as eloquent, sensitive, sensuous and beguiling.

    They explore rich repertoire from the golden age of the viol consort, with music by William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, Matthew Locke and Henry Purcell that we have too few opportunities to hear. The programme is capped by excerpts from Bach's profound Art of Fugue.

    Tuesday 1st May, 7.30pm @ MTG Century Theatre.


    Heath Franklin's Chopper- Bogan Jesus

    Australia's most wanted comedian is back and he's bigger than Jesus! Star of 7 Days, and Chopper's Republic of Anzakistan, Heath Franklin's Chopper brings his new show Bogan Jesus to New Zealand in May 2018.

    The world has had religion ever since God was in nappies, and what have we got to show for it: wars, terrorist attacks and Christian rock. It's time religion took a hard look at itself, so Chopper is starting his own one, in his own image and giving hell to the almighty.

    Thursday 3rd May, 7.30pm-8.40pm @ Napier Municipal Theatre.


    Saturday Sessions with Fraser Mack

    Join Mack at New Zealand's first urban winery, located in one of Napier's most iconic Art Deco buildings, the old National Tobacco Company.

    Enjoy the acoustic stylings of Mack and his matons, as he plays and sings originals as well as covers of folk and rock classics.

    Saturday 5th May, 6.30pm-8.00pm @ The Urban Winery Ahuriri.


    The Nutcracker - Moscow Ballet La Classique

    Following 2017 sell-out performances of Swan Lake, Moscow Ballet La Classique returns to New Zealand to present the jewel of classical ballet, Tchaikovsky's spectacular masterpiece The Nutcracker.
    La Classique was founded in 1990 by its current director Elik Melikov.
    La Classique with its artistic ballet mastery, lavish costumes and magnificent stage sets will take us on a journey back in time to the frost-covered, gas lit world of Clara, her beloved nutcracker doll and the magician Drosselmeyer.

    Wednesday 9th May, 7.30pm @ Napier Municipal Theatre.


    Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay Marathon

    Run away to the Hawke's Bay for an all new running festival incorporating 42km, 21km, 10km and 3km kids run options.

    Take in the best highlights of the region, with flat easy running through local cycle trails, vineyards, olive groves, quiet country roads - all finishing at the impressive Sileni Estates Winery where you can celebrate your efforts in style.

    Saturday 12th May, 7.45am-4.00pm @ Sileni Estate Winery.

    HB Better Home & Living Show

    Get tomorrow's ideas today! With over 120 exhibitors, 'Ask an Expert' sessions, latest trends, innovations and exclusive show specials it's the place to be for solutions for sustainable homes, gardens and better living.

    18th, 19th & 20th May, 10am-5.00pm @ Pettigrew Green Arena, Taradale.


    The Ten Tenors

    The Ten Tenors are undoubtedly one of Australia's greatest entertainment success stories, with more than 90 million people worldwide witnessing their unmistakable charm, camaraderie and vocal power. Following 20 years of sell-out performances across the globe, The Ten Tenors have cemented their place as Australia's premier classical-crossover group.

    Tuesday 22nd May. 7.30pm-10pm @ Napier Municipal Theatre.


    CMNZ Presents: Alex Ross with Bianca Andrew & STROMA

    Author Alex Ross hit the golden note, and best-seller lists, with his compelling and revelatory history of twentieth-century music, The Rest Is Noise.

    A tour-de-force of musicology and social history, Ross dispels the elitist myths surrounding modernist and post-modernist masterpieces, allowing audiences to share in his passion for this repertoire.

    Thursday 24th May, 7.30pm @ MTG Century Theatre Napier.


    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.

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