The Spring Fling 2018, Central Hawke’s Bay.

This year’s Spring Fling is a series of 30 standout events across September- November that capture the essence of springtime in Central Hawke’s Bay!

This Spring you’ll find a diverse range of events that showcase Central Hawke’s Bay, from homesteads and long lunches, to daffodils, culture, cycling and much more. With 30 events, whether you are entertaining little ones, friends, visitors or family there’s an event to fit everyone.

Click here for The Spring Fling 2018 programme

Tickets on sale 9:00am Monday 13th August.

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Gwavas Garden, House & Puahanui Bush Tour

Sat 29 Sep - Sat 6 Oct
Gwavas Garden Homestead, Tikokino

Gwavas Garden and Homestead will once again open their private Puahanui Bush for visitors on four…

Old English Garden Party

Sun 30 Sep
Chapelwick Coastal Estate, Porangahau

Step back in time and enjoy an old English Garden Party set at the beautiful Chapelwick Coastal…

Avante Garde'n Cocktail and Creation Evening

Fri 5 Oct
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa

The weekend-long celebration starts on Friday with the inaugural Avante Garde’n Cocktail and…

Spring Floral Extravaganza

Sat 6 Oct - Sun 7 Oct
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa

This weekend heralds the best floral art designs, local floral artists will be creating magic and…

Onga-Tiko Children's Hunting Competition

Sat 6 Oct
Tikokino Country Hotel, Tikokino

Get the kids into The Onga-Tiko Hunting & Fishing Clubs Children's Hunting competition these school…

Summer Opening, A Celebration of Our Wines

Sat 6 Oct
Lime Rock Wines, Waipawa

Come and celebrate the opening of Lime Rock Wines Cellar Door for 2018! Call in anytime and taste…

Door Sales

Waipawa Spring Market Duck Day

Sat 13 Oct

The infamous Duck Day has been an annual event since the early 90’s, and this year it will be…

Free Event

Backpaddock Lakes Boat Race

Sun 14 Oct
Backpaddock Lakes, Waipukurau

The Challenge has been laid down, Backpaddock Lakes Boat Race will require grit, stamina and some…

Jo Seagar Book Launch

Wed 17 Oct
Otane Town Hall, Otane

If you love baking up a storm and testing new recipes (or enjoy eating them!), then come and be a…

Otane School 150th Jubilee Celebrations

Fri 19 Oct - Sun 21 Oct
Otane School, Otane

Celebrate the Otane School 150th Jubilee during Labour Weekend 2018! The day’s festivities…

Tea and Tour Time at Wallingford

Sat 20 Oct
Wallingford Homestead, Waipukurau

Escape for a morning or afternoon to the lush estate of Wallingford Homestead. Enjoy a…

The Death of Me - by Christine Foster

Thu 25 Oct
Waipukurau Little Theatre, Waipukurau

The theatre is coming to Central Hawke’s Bay with a light-hearted comedic murder mystery: The…

Central Hawke's Bay Fast 'n' Furious Trolley Derby

Sat 27 Oct
Pukeora Hill, Waipukurau

If you're up for the challenge… if you like the squeal of the wheel… the thrill of the hill……

Bio Buzz

Sun 28 Oct
Te Angiangi Marine Reserve, Waipukurau

Biodiversity Guardians of Hawke's Bay invite you to a fun filled family day of education and…

Free Event

Soundz Over the Lake

Sat 3 Nov
Backpaddock Lakes, Waipukurau

Soundz over the Lake will be the place to be on Saturday 3 November, when the festival will be…