Tremains Art Deco Festival

Tremains Art Deco Festival, in association with Gemco, 17th - 21st February, 2016

Tremain Real Estate is the principal sponsor of Napier’s most iconic event, the Tremains Art Deco Festival. The Hawke’s Bay landscape boasts one of the largest concentrations of Art Deco buildings in the world. Art Deco has shaped our community and it is a privilege to support the event that celebrates it.

Even more than that, the Tremains Art Deco Festival brings national and international visitors to our region. It showcases not only our architecture and history but also our culture, food, wines and hospitality. The boost to the local economy is huge with 40,000 visitors enjoying Napier at its best for five fun-filled and sun-filled days.

Tremains Art Deco Festival is an event like no other. It is well-loved by our community. We get behind it, we participate and we all celebrate this wonderful region we get to call home.

Tremains Art Deco Festival is bigger and better in 2016, officially kicking off on Wednesday 17th February 2016 and running until Sunday 21st February. There is a total of 125 events including entertainment experiences, outdoor concerts, vintage car parades, fashion shows, dining experiences and much more.

Have a browse through the programme for 2016 here. It is highly likely that you will find an event that tickles your fancy.

There are lots of fantastic free events that take place over the Art Deco Festival such as The Vintage Car Parade at 12.30pm on Saturday 20th. The parade sees cars crawl from Clive Square to Marine Parade via Lower Emerson Street and Upper Emerson Street, finishing at the Hawke’s Bay Toyota Sound Shell Show and Shine where participants flaunt their cars and costumes.

The Soap Box Derby is also a highlight of the Festival, where home-made carts whizz down Tennyson Street at 10.30am on the Sunday morning. Keep your eye out for the Tremains cart flying by again this year!

Everybody’s favourite free weekend event is also returning again this year - The Gatsby Picnic. This is going to be held 1pm on Sunday on the lawn next to the Tom Parker Fountain. We are looking forward to sipping on Earl Grey tea and glasses of bubbly, listening to jazz bands amongst a crowd of dapper gents and elegantly dressed ladies.

The Tremains Art Deco Festival is simply put, a stunning celebration of the beautiful buildings, the era, the courageous rebirth of the city, and, most importantly, the spirit of the people who worked so tirelessly in its reconstruction.

Join us in February 2016 for a weekend of Art Deco fashion, music, vintage cars, planes, steam trains, dance and charm.