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Geon Art Deco Weekend

The 2012 Geon Art Deco Weekend is on 14 to 19 February and is a celebration of all things Art Deco.

What can you expect from the weekend? There will be hundreds of 1920s and 30s cars, aerobatic flying displays, steam train rides, a great Gatsby picnic, dinner dance extravaganzas and free outdoor concerts, to name a few.

Join thousands of guests and locals in Deco-style costumes and feel the atmosphere and live the era of mystique.

Events programme

See our Hastings events schedule or read the full programme of Art Deco events. Purchase tickets online from the Art Deco website

Costume Capers Thursday 16 February, 6pm – 7pm

The Plaza, Hawke’s Bay Opera House, Hastings St, Hastings.  Gold coin entry at the door.

This is your chance to have a good close up look at the types of clothing people wore in Deco days.  This one hour show will inspire you and give you the simple techniques to look great in your 1930’s outfit. This will include Deco clothing for children.

Black Tie Ball Thursday 16 February, 7.30pm until midnight

The Assembly Hall, Hawke’s Bay Opera House, Heretaunga St, Hastings.  Tickets $105

Start the most elegant weekend of the year in style in Hawke’s Bay’s finest ballroom at the Assembly Hall in Hastings.  Excellent meal, with some outstanding Hawke’s Bay wine supplied.  Great music by the HB Jazz Club Big Band.  What a night!  Strictly black tie.  Adjacent parking available.

Madness in the Mall Friday 17 February, 11am – 2pm

The Mall, Heretaunga St between Market St and the fountain, by the clock tower and Performance Platform.

It is madness – but there might just be that Art Deco treasure waiting for your in Hastings. It is a wonderful opportunity to explore the stalls in mid City Hastings and uncover your next outfit for the Weekend events.  There will be a huge selection of pre-loved clothing plus many other Art Deco treasures.

Will Martin in Concert Sunday 19 February, 8pm

Hawke’s Bay Opera House, Hastings St, Hastings.  Tickets $30.

Since releasing the debut album ‘A New World’ (2007), which established him as the ‘youngest man in history to top the UK classical charts’, this born and bred Kiwi has gone on to become recognised as one of New Zealand’s greatest entertainers.  The performance will encompass a varied programme for music lovers of any age.  Will was honoured to be selected to sing one of the Nation Anthems at the Rugby Grand Final in Auckland.

When the dust has settled Sunday 11 March, gates open 2pm

Duart House (built 1882), 51 Duart Road, Havelock North. $2 Gold coin entry.

A fabulous day with Deco bands, and a floral display.  Duart House features beautiful grounds to stroll in, a Devonshire Tea Room inside, croquet green for the croquet devotees. Guided museum tours upstairs and downstairs, including a fascinating collection from the late Bill Dorward of Havelock North.  Tours $3 adults, $1 children.  Parking in the grounds for vintage cars only, public parking roadside in Duart Road and Chambers Street. Gazebos welcome. Will be held wet or fine.

We’re sad to announce the event, Shaken Not Stirred scheduled for 3 February from 5pm – 7pm has been cancelled.


When: Tue 14 Feb, 9:00 am - Sun 19 Feb
Where: Pin Hawke's Bay,
Restrictions: All ages
Ticket Information:

Purchase tickets from the Art Deco website

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