Arts in the Park 2021
Arts in the Park 2021 Cancelled
For the first time ever, Hāwera’s popular annual Arts in the Park has been cancelled.
“Arts in the Park has been going for more than 20 years and while we’ve had to postpone it once or twice due to weather, it’s never had to be cancelled,” says Tourism and Events Team Leader Tarin Hunt. “Unfortunately, with the current Alert Level restrictions for gatherings and the Government’s Protection Framework timeline giving no certainty for events over the coming weeks - we cannot safely proceed with it.”
Arts in the Park Hāwera is one of the biggest events on the South Taranaki calendar and normally sees more than 90 stall holders, countless performers and thousands of people wander through King Edward Park over the course of the day.
”Following the cancellation of Elektra and Scale Ship Regatta, we are hopeful that our suite of planned summer events (Eltham’s Movies in the Park, Hāwera’s Concert in the Park and Ōpunakē’s Sounds on the Sand) set to happen at the beginning of 2022 are able to proceed once we get more clarity,” says Tarin.