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Running a marathon, dancing to your favourite music or indulging in street food – our unique natural environment provides the perfect playground for any event you can imagine.

Tauranga features sporting competitions such as the Tauranga International Marathon and the Anchor AIMS Games, music and arts festivals like the Tauranga Arts Festival and the National Jazz Festival, concerts, cultural and community events and many more all year-round.


Top picks

Mud Dog Run

Mud Dog Run

20 Jan

It's time to have some fun in the mud with your pooch! Tauranga City Council & Western Bay of Plenty District Council have combined to organise this event at TECT All Terrain Park.

Blackcaps v India - 2nd ODI

Blackcaps v India - 2nd ODI

26 Jan

International cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience. It’s what we do.

Blackcaps v India - 3rd ODI

Blackcaps v India - 3rd ODI

28 Jan

International cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience. It’s what we do.

Upcoming events

100% Summer - Gate Pa

100% Summer - Gate Pa

18 Jan

Summer in the bay is getting even sweeter! You can play cricket, volleyball & giant games while listening to summer beats, or pop into an art workshop or dance demo.

The Little Mermaid Jr

The Little Mermaid Jr

18 Jan to 26 Jan

Journey Under the Sea with Ariel & her aquatic friends in Tauranga Musical Theatre's youth show.

We Run The Night 2019

We Run The Night 2019

19 Jan

This running/walking event is held as the sun goes down over beautiful Mount Maunganui for people aged from 6 - 60+. Dress up and wear bright lights to run the night!

Time-Travelling Makers Faire (aka NZ Medieval Faire 2019)

Time-Travelling Makers Faire (aka NZ Medieval Faire 2019)

19 Jan to 20 Jan

The closest thing NZ has to a Renaissance Faire, so "wench up" or get your time-traveller goggles on & come along to watch, strut and have-a-go!

Mud Dog Run

Mud Dog Run

20 Jan

It's time to have some fun in the mud with your pooch! Tauranga City Council & Western Bay of Plenty District Council have combined to organise this event at TECT All Terrain Park.

100% Summer - Mount Maunganui

100% Summer - Mount Maunganui

22 Jan

Summer in the bay is getting even sweeter! You can play cricket, volleyball & giant games while listening to summer beats, or pop into an art workshop or dance demo.

100% Summer - Tauranga CBD

100% Summer - Tauranga CBD

23 Jan

Summer in the bay is getting even sweeter! You can play cricket, volleyball & giant games while listening to summer beats, or pop into an art workshop or dance demo.

Slash – Living the dream tour

Slash – Living the dream tour

25 Jan

A man who needs no introduction, British-American musician and songwriter Slash returns to New Zealand with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators for two concerts only.

Good Vibes Festival

Good Vibes Festival

25 Jan

The One Love Festival is upping the ante in 2019 and launching Good Vibes - a sister festival, featuring an array of local and international acts, setting the scene for three days of the finest roots, rock and reggae around.

Blackcaps v India - 2nd ODI

Blackcaps v India - 2nd ODI

26 Jan

International cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience. It’s what we do.

One Love Festival 2019

One Love Festival 2019

26 Jan to 27 Jan

One Love has well and truly established itself in the hearts of Reggae fans from all corners of the globe as one of the most vibrant and popular summer music festivals.

Blackcaps v India - 3rd ODI

Blackcaps v India - 3rd ODI

28 Jan

International cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience. It’s what we do.

White Ferns v India - 2nd ODI

 White Ferns v India - 2nd ODI

29 Jan

International cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience. It’s what we do.

MELTED Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Festival

MELTED Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Festival

09 Feb

Introducing MELTED, New Zealand’s first ever ice cream and frozen dessert festival. With a wide range of ice cream, gelato, sorbet, fruit ice cream, and a whole heap of other treats, MELTED is a celebration of all things cool and sweet.

Generation Homes Sand to Surf

Generation Homes Sand to Surf

09 Feb

A multi-event Ocean Swim with achievable distances for anyone aged 7 to 87! Part of the iconic Banana Boat NZ Ocean Swim Series.

XRACE Tauranga

XRACE Tauranga

17 Feb

The amazing race for families!

Classical Journey

Classical Journey

20 Feb

Start your year off by taking an auditory grand tour of Europe with music written during or inspired by the late 18th century. Guided by NZSO Associate Conductor Hamish McKeich, Classical Journey features works by Rossini, Haydn, Prokofiev, and Brahms.

Water Polo on the Waterfront

Water Polo on the Waterfront

23 Feb to 24 Feb

A fast-paced, exciting and dynamic showcase of New Zealand's top water polo players battling it out in NZ's first ocean-based water polo tournament.

Generation Homes Women's Triathlon

Generation Homes Women

24 Feb

This is such a great event for all you Ladies out there. Come and take part in this event that will support you all the way from the start to finish.

On the road - Michele and Jeremy

On the road - Michele and Jeremy

26 Feb

Michele and Jeremy have performed comedy around NZ and the globe for over 20 years. Insightful and outrageously entertaining, On The Road will be about the stuff the couple tell each other – intelligent yes, but mostly impudent, irreverent uplifting fun.

Tails & Trails

Tails & Trails

02 Mar

Join us for a free, fun dog walk around Waipuna Park

Business Expo 2019

Business Expo 2019

06 Mar

Gain inspiration and ideas, find solutions, improve your expertise, develop product knowledge as well as seeing what exhibitors are showcasing, who’s new in the region, and what is the latest in innovation and technology.

Le Diner en Blanc

Le Diner en Blanc

09 Mar

Le Diner en Blanc Tauranga will be gracing our fine shores once again, activating one of the most beautiful spots in the Bay.

Foundation Clinic Mauao Half Marathon 2019

Foundation Clinic Mauao Half Marathon 2019

16 Mar to 16 Mar

Whether you're a competitive off-road "mountain goat" runner or someone just looking for a challenge, the Foundation Clinic Mauao Half Marathon appeals to all.

Marra Sprint Triathlon

Marra Sprint Triathlon

17 Mar

Looking for a great way to wrap up your Triathlon season. Look no further than this iconic race.

Leaving Jackson - The Johnny Cash & June Carter Show

Leaving Jackson - The Johnny Cash & June Carter Show

19 Mar

Step into the past with Johnny and June to a time when songs told a true story of life, love and heartache. This two-hour performance will have you singing laughing and crying out for more.

The Big Bike Film Night

The Big Bike Film Night

26 Mar

We’re on mission, sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with a treasure chest of films that has everything a cycling centric audience could want! Action, drama, humour and plenty of inspiration - it's unashamedly bike-a-liscious.

The Manfreds

The Manfreds

04 Apr

As The Manfreds the original band members except keyboardist, Mann, reformed in 1991.

Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019

Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019

05 Apr to 21 Apr

The National Jazz Festival presents a fantastic programme of events in Tauranga from Apr 5 – 21, 2019. With performances from some of the best jazz musicians from Aotearoa and around the world - Think Jazz. Think Tauranga.

Tattoo & Art Extravaganza

Tattoo & Art Extravaganza

13 Apr to 14 Apr

International Tattoo festival indoor and outdoor zones, music, wearable arts, stunts, great food and drinks and much more!

Cats

Cats

30 Apr to 01 May

CATS, will embark on its most extensive tour of NZ in 2019. Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, it tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as "the Jellicle choice".

The Rhythms of Ireland

The Rhythms of Ireland

02 May

In 2019, The Rhythms of Ireland returns to NZ for the first time since their sell-out 2010 tour.

Fiddler on the roof

Fiddler on the roof

09 May to 11 May

Fiddler on the Roof – a heart-warming and thought provoking musical which follows the life of Tevye and his family as they struggle with upholding tradition in the everchanging landscape of Imperial Russia.

Love Eternal

Love Eternal

22 May

Maestro Thomas Søndergård returns to take the NZSO on tour. From Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, to his Manfred Overture, Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture to Mozart’s Linz Symphony, this concert will take audiences on an illuminating journey.

Syncnronised Swimming North Island Championship

Syncnronised Swimming North Island Championship

08 Jun to 09 Jun

Come and see some Synchronised Swimming up close, enjoy the atmosphere, and appreciate how hard it is. This is your opportunity to watch something you usually only see when the Olympics is on telly.

Black Swan, White Swan

Black Swan, White Swan

15 Jun to 16 Jun

Witness a magnificent re-telling of ballet’s most enduring classic, Swan Lake, with the RNZB’s new production Black Swan, White Swan.

The Pink Floyd Experience

The Pink Floyd Experience

20 Jun to 21 Jun

After 2017’s hugely successful Animals tour, which featured three entire albums, The Pink Floyd Experience returns to New Zealand and Australia in 2019 with an exciting new show. Presented by: In The Flesh Productions

TEDxTauranga

TEDxTauranga

22 Jun

Ever watched an amazing video from TED.com? Join us in person for Tauranga's own event TEDxTauranga.

The legacy tour - Kelvin and TJ

The legacy tour - Kelvin and TJ

02 Jul

What happens when you mix two international superstar mediums together on one stage!

Mātauranga

 Mātauranga

18 Jul

Mātauranga, by Wellington-based Michael Norris, was commissioned as part of the NZSO Cook’s Landfall Series to mark 250 years since the first encounters between Maori and Europeans.

Tauranga Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

Tauranga Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

13 Aug to 14 Aug

This is a chance for primary and intermediate aged kids to get involved in New Zealand’s biggest mud run series in a version tailored especially for them!

Postmodern Jukebox

Postmodern Jukebox

11 Oct

Following their sold-out Tauranga debut in 2018, Postmodern Jukebox will return to Baycourt in October 2019.

Te Māpouriki

Te Māpouriki

22 Oct

Guided by German-Japanese conductor Jun Märkl, this concert features NZ composer Kenneth Young’s work Te Mapouriki plus music by Mozart, Strauss, Mendelssohn, and Schumann.

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