Boxing Day Festival Info

Where is the Boxing Day Festival held?

The Boxing Day Festival is located on Cape Estate in the beach side settlement of Te Awanga in sunny Hawkes Bay.

When is the Boxing Day Festival held?

The Boxing Day Festival is held annually on the 26th of December, with the festival officially starting at 2pm. The festival goes through until 10pm.

Please note: The organisers reserve the right to alter these times.

How old do I have to be to attend?

The Boxing Day Festival is catered to all ages. However, anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If you are over the age of 18, you will need to present an acceptable form of ID to access the licensed areas

What forms of ID do you accept?

By Law, the only forms of ID we can accept are:

A valid and current NZ Photo Drivers’ License

A valid and current HANZ 18+ Card

A valid and current NZ or overseas Passport

Overseas IDs, expired IDs, Student IDs, credit cards, birth certificates, library cards, gun licenses will NOT be accepted.

Can I bring my own food and beverage?

Food and Beverage is not permitted into the festival. There are a range of food and beverage offerings available within the festival. You may bring in with you empty bottles or water containers into the festival. There free water refill stations located across the festival site.

What can and can’t I bring?

You may bring:



Empty water bottles,

Prescription medications must be accompanied by doctors script in bearers name, must be in original packaging, quantity only enough for the festival

You may not bring:

Illicit drugs or illegal substances







Inappropriate drinking apparatus, including funnels.

Aerosols over 180ml


Gang patches

Other dangerous items

Glass (including glass containers and/or drinking vessels) - exclusions: perfume bottles & makeup under 60ml