Autumn Events In Hawke’s Bay

Hawke’s Bay is the perfect place to visit at this time of year, it’s still warm, the wine is chilled and there are plenty of upcoming events in Hawke’s Bay.

Jetsprints Hawkes Bay | Taradale MotelRound 4 of the 2016 PSP New Zealand Jetsprint Championship. 13th March 2016, Riverside Jet Track, Matapiro Road, Crownthorpe.

With gates opening at 10am, you’ll be able to enjoy a day of action packed jet-boat racing.  This exciting sport will have you on the edge of your seat with its fast pace tight turns, and V8 horsepower as teams compete for the PSP NZ Jetsprint Championship. Only a half hours drive from Napier, it’s the perfect event for the petrol head in family. And with raised banking on each side of the track for spectators, even the littlest fan will have an amazing view of the action. The Riverside track was built in a spring feed lagoon to provide an ideal jetsprint track with natural islands, and guaranteeing a race full of action.  Tickets purchased at the gate.

Sea Walls Mural for Oceans | NapierSea Walls: Murals for Oceans. 11th – 21st March 2016, Various Locations, Napier.

A global and ground breaking street art project, Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans is coming to Napier. The project will transform many of the city’s unused walls into extraordinary works of art. The project aims to raise awareness about the plight of the ocean through art, using contemporary artists. During the festival, Napier will become a hive of activity with live spray-painting demonstrations, pop-up exhibitions, and an open-air film festival. The festival is for all ages and at starts with a powhiri (welcoming) at Napier Soundshell on March 11 at 5pm. Follow the link for more information of the Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans project.

Hollie Smith | NapierHollie Smith “Water or Gold” tour. 7th April, 2016 at Black Barn Vineyard, Black Barn Road, Havelock North.

The iconic New Zealand signer/songwriter will be in Hawke’s Bay for her album release tour. Hollie Smith started her musical career with Trintiy Roots and Fat Freddy’s Drop but moved on to a stellar solo career. Performing “Bathe in the River“, “Lady Dee” and “Lead the Way” off the new album, this show is sure to be a soulful experience. Get your tickets from or phone 0800 buy tickets.  Visit her website or Facebook page for more.

Taradale R.S.A. | Napier EventDance the Night Away. 10th April 2016 at Taradale R.S.A, 156 Gloucester Street, Taradale.

Dance the night away at the Taradale R.S.A. (right next door) With a four piece band, guest singers and half time special guest, this is a night not to be missed. Dance to all your favorite songs, enjoy a meal in the restaurant, than walk next door to your room. With the vocals of Mike and Sheryl Savage and the backing of band “4 Wild Horse’ this will be a great night of entertainment. Admission is free, so there is no excuse not to have a good time!

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