Hawke's Bay has plenty of activities and events for people of all ages to enjoy. We list 13 of the best on offer this Easter Weekend.
1. Napier Performing Arts Competitions
The Easter Festival takes place in Napier every year. It is a five-day event that brings together young talent from throughout New Zealand. The categories are ballet, tap and jazz dancing, senior vocal, aria, junior vocal, instrumental and speech. Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier. From tomorrow until Monday, from 8am. For more information visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/napier-performing-arts-competitions/napier
2. Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2018
With a diverse programme of feature films from France and beyond, the film festival is on again. Cinema Gold, Havelock North. From tomorrow until April 4, 10am to 11pm.
For more information visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/alliance-francaise-french-film-festival-2018/havelock-north
3. John Butler Trio & Special Guests
Revered for their live performances and superb musicianship, the John Butler Trio are one of the most successful Australian bands of the current era and are returning to New Zealand for a one-off show. Church Road Winery, 150 Church Rd, Taradale. Tomorrow, 4pm to 10pm. For more information visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/john-butler-trio-special-guests/napier
4. The Extravaganza Fair
Stalls, arts and craft, food, musical entertainment, circus shows, performers, a tiny homes open home, kids' shows and games. Join in the ''old school'' sack races, tug-o-wars and musical bean bags, and be in to win prizes. Anderson Park, Napier. From tomorrow until Monday, noon to midnight. For more information visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/the-extravaganza-fair/napier
5. The 10 Guitars Show
C & R Entertainment presents its Good Friday Concert "The 10 Guitars Show", featuring party songs from artists such as Prince Tui Teka, Tom Jones, Rene Geyer, Dr Hook, The Doobie Brothers and more. Napier RSA, Napier. Tomorrow, 7pm. For more information visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/the-10-guitars-show/napier.
6. Hawke's Bay Easter Highland Games
NZ Solo Piping Championships, North Island and Hawke's Bay Highland and National Dancing Championships, clans and stalls. Lindisfarne College, Hastings. Saturday, 8am.
For more information visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/hawkes-bay-easter-highland-games/hastings
7. The Big Easy 2018
This event, on the Hawke's Bay trails, is the ultimate antidote to all those serious lycra-laden cycling events held nationwide. This ride is gentle and you are encouraged to take all day and enjoy the many tasty Hawke's Bay distractions along the way. Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North. Saturday, 10am. For more information visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/the-big-easy-2018/havelock-north
8. Kai Moana At the Park
Moana Park Winery is hosting its annual event, celebrating the abundance of tasty seafood on offer in Hawke's Bay. A team of chefs will showcase seafood dishes and head winemaker Dan Barker will introduce you to Moana Park's natural, low-sulphite wines.
Moana Park Winery, Napier. Saturday, noon. For more information visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/kai-moana-at-the-park/napier
9. Summer Sessions
Relax and listen to local talent while sipping on boutique wines and beers among the vines. Abbey Cellars Winery & Brewpub, Hastings. Saturday, 1pm. For more information visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/summer-sessions/hastings
10. The Enchanted Forest Ball
Hawke's Bay's newest boutique summer event. Set in an idyllic location with the stunning Hawke's Bay landscape as a backdrop, this is a magical summer celebration.
Havelock North i-SITE, Havelock North. Saturday, 6pm. For more information visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/the-enchanted-forest-ball/havelock-north
11. Napier Performing Arts Competitions Aria Final
A great event for people of all ages. MTG Century Theatre, Napier. Sunday, 7.30pm. For more information visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/napier-performing-arts-competitions-aria-final/napier
12. Vagabond Jacks Food Truck
Head out to the beautiful Tukituki Valley for some freshly brewed coffee and delicious Vagabond Jacks food. Find a spot under the umbrellas or on the grass, or call in on your way out to the beach. Red Bridge Coffee, Havelock North. Sunday, 11.30am.
For more information visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/vagabond-jacks-food-truck2/havelock-north
13. Fraser Mack
Book a table at Crab Farm Winery and you're in for a treat. Join Fraser Mack at the restaurant for a few hours of acoustic originals and covers. Crab Farm Winery, Napier. Sunday, 1pm. For more information visit: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/fraser-mack/napier