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Napier War Memorial Centre hosts premium Art Deco Festival events

Napier saw the triumphant return of the Art Deco Festival in February. Thousands of people from around the country, and the world, poured into the city for the four-day festival, marking it as a highlight in Hawke’s Bay’s events calendar.

Operating from the Napier War Memorial Centre, Napier Conferences & Events hosted two signature affairs during the festival. The ‘Roaring 20’s Party’ immersed guests in the lively spirit of the era with swinging tunes and signature Art Deco gin cocktails from Napier’s own The National Distillery Company. Meanwhile, the ‘Deco Decadence Grand Ball’ saw the venue’s beautiful dance floor installed. Enchanted attendees in formal Art Deco attire enjoyed music from Hawke’s Bay Jazz Club’s Big Band and sparkling bubbles from iconic Napier winery Mission Estate. Delicious food included such delights as miso and mirin-baked salmon, slow-cooked beef cheek, lemon curd tartlets and more by onsite caterers Dish Foods.

These events were just a taste of the vibrant festivities that took place throughout Hawke’s Bay during the festival. Sold-out events showcased the region’s rich heritage and captured the essence of the Art Deco era.

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