Napier was transported back into the 1930s as revellers enjoyed the penultimate day of the city's biggest Art Deco extravaganza today.

Thousands of people dressed in their best 1920s and 1930s outfits explored the CBD attending a variety of events for the 30th annual Tremains Art Deco Festival which ends tomorrow.

Some of today's festivities included the new 2018 National Borzoi Championship Show, Bicycle Belles, Bertie's Birthday Brunch, Vintage Dance Lessons, Costumes and Coiffure and Bathing Belles Competition and a ride in a DC3 plane.

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Rotorua resident Justine Winslade visited Napier for the festival with a local friend each year for the wonderful atmosphere and costumes.

They attended a number of events including Festival Opera's Madame Butterfly, the Vintage Car Parade and would be going to the Gatsby Picnic tomorrow, she said.

"I love the ambiance, the 1930s is how life really should be."

Naomi and Dick Neill travelled from Gisborne with their two granddaughters dressed in costumes made by Mrs Neill.

We've been coming for 12 years," Mrs Neill said.

"I love the dress up, cars and music."

Mr Neill said the festival showed what a great city Napier was.

"The entire city gets into it. It just keeps getting bigger and bigger."

Cushla Whitehead attended the festival for the first time this year following a move from Tauranga to Napier last October.

"I will definitely be back next year...it's wonderful."

Tamatea residents Deb and Stuart McKenzie had been to the festival for a number of years and now tried to do any unique events that came up.

This year they took a ride around the city in a DC3 plane and loved it, Mrs McKenzie said.

"When do get a chance to go in DC3?

"The view was great."

Tonight people will be able experience many more events including a Depression Dinner, Great Gatsby Party and Saturday Night at the Shell.