When it comes to Art Deco festivals in New Zealand, you cannot get any bigger than the Art Deco Festival in Napier, which has become somewhat of a staple each year and has managed to appeal to a very wide demographic.
This is one of the biggest art festivals in the whole world and it has become a mecca of sorts in all things Art Deco-related, which is why that each yearly event of Napier is conglomeration of dinners, dancing, fairs and a lot more. With more than thirty years in the business, we are talking about an event that already has that classic vibe that only experience can provide and it feels in every single attraction that you are going to find along the way.
More than 25% of visitors of the 2019 edition were from other countries–the biggest percentage so far, thus showcasing how the Napier festival is becoming more and more of a global attraction to people everywhere. The festival is celebrated near to the February dates in which the city of Napier had to endure a tragic earthquake in 1931 that almost destroyed the entire place, which makes this event a celebration of Napier’s culture and resistance throughout the years.
The city has been rebuilt as the years go by and it has become a staple of Art Deco, combining multiple styles for much more compelling aesthetics, such as Art Deco, Stripped Classical and a mix colors, structures and what not to make what is one of the most fascinating and interesting cities in whole New Zealand. Regardless of the reasons that you have to visit this festival, whether it is for common tourist interest, to understand a bit more about the culture and nature of Art Deco, to complete a personal goal of visiting this event or just the mere fact that you want to have a great time, we can safely tell you that this is one event that you don’t want to miss because it has all the artistic elements and diversions that you need for a good time.
The Art Deco Weekend is characterised by having a somewhat retro style in their events, with a lot of jazz music, classic dancing, the finest art of the Deco movement and many other elements that is going to turn this into something that you are not going to forget in any shape of form.
Napier is a place with a lot of story in New Zealand and if we focus on the artistic side of things, you can hardly do better than their Art Deco Weekend and you should look for their 2020 edition to have the time of your life.