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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

Peace Day Kids Workshops

Peace Day Kids Workshops

19 Jul

Looking for something to do this school holidays? Come celebrate Peace Day at Our Place!

Food Fighter Movie

Food Fighter Movie

24 Jul

Come and learn about the food waste scandal and how it is being tackled internationally and locally here in Tauranga

Be Inspired: Kim Westerskov - Photographer

Be Inspired: Kim Westerskov - Photographer

24 Jul

Our July Be Inspired speaker is award winning photographer, Kim Westerskov. Kim will present The Power of Photography - The Light & Darkness.

Upcoming events

Hā: Lewis Tamihana Gardiner

Hā: Lewis Tamihana Gardiner

22 Jun to 13 Oct

Leading pounamu artist, Lewis Tamihana Gardiner (Te Arawa, Ngāti Awa, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāi Tahu), will be exhibiting at Tauranga Art Gallery this winter.

'Blood Water Earth' by Louise Potiki Bryant and Santee Smith

22 Jun to 06 Oct

An immersive video installation and ceramic display arising out of an international indigenous collaboration between Kahnyen’kehàka artist Santee Smith and Ngai Tahu video/dance artist Louise Potiki Bryant.

Mātiro: A survey of photography by Kapua Joy Bennett

Mātiro: A survey of photography by Kapua Joy Bennett

22 Jun to 13 Oct

'Mātiro' is a retrospective of black and white photography from the 1970s -1980s by Kapua Joy Bennett (Ngāti Ranginui, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui).

'Manifestation' Exhibition by Mira Corbova Art

28 Jun to 25 Jul

Manifestation is a body of works that celebrates and manifests freedom, love and happiness through healing colours.

Free Arts, Crafts and Face Painting at Fraser Cove

Free Arts, Crafts and Face Painting at Fraser Cove

08 Jul to 19 Jul

Keep the kids busy these school holidays with free activities!

Peace Day Exhibition

Peace Day Exhibition

09 Jul to 31 Jul

Tauranga’s Peace Day exhibition, featuring large-scale, historic photography, explores how Tauranga’s people celebrated the end of the war.

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.

Peace Day Kids Workshops

Peace Day Kids Workshops

19 Jul

Looking for something to do this school holidays? Come celebrate Peace Day at Our Place!

Tauranga Farmers Market

Tauranga Farmers Market

20 Jul

Come along to Tauranga Farmers Market, held every Saturday. You'll find delicious coffee, great entertainment and lots of fresh produce!

The Little Big Markets - Papamoa

The Little Big Markets - Papamoa

20 Jul

Head along to the Little Big Markets in Papamoa, for a range of delicious food, interesting stalls and live music.

Around the Steampunk World in almost 80 Ways

Around the Steampunk World in almost 80 Ways

20 Jul

Time-travelling extravaganza soiree with a nod towards Jules Verne, with supper and first drink included

Mount Farmers Markets

Mount Farmers Markets

21 Jul

Come along to the Mount Farmers Market, held every Sunday. You'll find great coffee, fresh produce and delicious foods.

New Zealand Sign Language Course

New Zealand Sign Language Course

22 Jul to 24 Jul

Learn New Zealand Sign Language in Tauranga! Great professional development.

Free: Warrior Women's Fitness Class!

Free: Warrior Women

23 Jul

A women's only class to improve your fitness, increase your strength, and empower you to build a stronger body and mind!

Food Fighter Movie

Food Fighter Movie

24 Jul

Come and learn about the food waste scandal and how it is being tackled internationally and locally here in Tauranga

Be Inspired: Kim Westerskov - Photographer

Be Inspired: Kim Westerskov - Photographer

24 Jul

Our July Be Inspired speaker is award winning photographer, Kim Westerskov. Kim will present The Power of Photography - The Light & Darkness.

Paint and Wine Night - Kowhai Tui - Paintvine

Paint and Wine Night - Kowhai Tui - Paintvine

24 Jul

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, now let’s paint a masterpiece!

Chess the Musical

Chess the Musical

26 Jul to 02 Aug

With live orchestra, choir and talented on stage cast this production from Stage Right will have wide audience appeal. Lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson (formerly of ABBA).

Double Dragon Noodle Night Market

Double Dragon Noodle Night Market

26 Jul

This will be a night market bursting with an aromatic mash-up of different Asian cuisines, buzzing with live music, plenty of hungry mouths to feed and beverages from the High Tide Tauranga Bar.

Tauranga Farmers Market

Tauranga Farmers Market

27 Jul

Come along to Tauranga Farmers Market, held every Saturday. You'll find delicious coffee, great entertainment and lots of fresh produce!

Be Inspired: Kim Westerskov - Photographer

Be Inspired: Kim Westerskov - Photographer

27 Jul

Our July Be Inspired speaker is award winning photographer, Kim Westerskov. Kim will present his talk The Power of Photography - The Light & Darkness.

Murder at the Juice Joint!

Murder at the Juice Joint!

27 Jul

Who Dunnit? A night of mystery and intrigue in the wild romantic era of the roaring 20's!!

Crop Swap

Crop Swap

28 Jul

Our Crop Swap happens on the fourth Sunday of each month from 9 - 10am. Feel free to bring a little of what you might have in your garden to share.

Mount Farmers Markets

Mount Farmers Markets

28 Jul

Come along to the Mount Farmers Market, held every Sunday. You'll find great coffee, fresh produce and delicious foods.

Cliff Richard and The Shadows Tribute Show

Cliff Richard and The Shadows Tribute Show

03 Aug

The 60th Anniversary Tribute Concert is a show that delivers a captivating live concert recreating the unforgettable sound of Cliff Richard and The Shadows.

The Little Big Markets - Mount Maunganui

The Little Big Markets - Mount Maunganui

03 Aug

Head along to The Little Big Markets at Coronation Park for a range of delicious food, interesting stalls and live music.

Papamoa Junction Grand Opening!

Papamoa Junction Grand Opening!

03 Aug

Come and take advantage of opening day deals and giveaways from Flooring Xtra, Caci Clinic, Tara Road Medical Centre, Tara Road Pharmacy, Triton Hearing and Foundation Clinic.

Chris Greenslade

Chris Greenslade

04 Aug

Tauranga Musica presents award-winning NZ pianist and NGC NZ Scholarship winner Chris Greenslade. Enjoy an afternoon of music featuring a programme that includes works by Schubert, Schuman, Debussy, Rachmaninoff and Beethoven.

Maea

Maea

06 Aug to 07 Aug

Maea is an extraordinary dancer but something holds her back. Two big somethings that soon become problems that stop Maea from following her dreams. Can she overcome them to realise her dream and star in the big show?

Paint and Wine Night - Bob Ross - Paintvine

Paint and Wine Night - Bob Ross - Paintvine

06 Aug

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, now let’s paint a masterpiece!

Community Night Markets at Bethlehem Hall

Community Night Markets at Bethlehem Hall

09 Aug

An interesting and unique market environment that is all inclusive to reflect our diverse community.

Canvas Tauranga Careers Expo

Canvas Tauranga Careers Expo

09 Aug to 10 Aug

Find your direction at Canvas Tauranga Careers Expo! Whether you’re at school or tertiary training, helping your child explore their options or looking for the next step in your career journey, this expo is for you!

Pin'd Creative Showcase 2019

Pin

10 Aug

The Pin'd Creative Showcase is about pride in achievement – a true badge of honour for students. The Pin’d designer showcase is a fashion design competition open to garments and textile art designed by intermediate and secondary school textile students.

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!

Paint and Wine Night - Bob Ross' Autumn Forest

Paint and Wine Night - Bob Ross

14 Aug

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, now let’s paint a masterpiece!

Urzila Carlson - Token African

Urzila Carlson - Token African

16 Aug

Featuring new material and poking fun at her birth country, Urzila Carlson laughs that Africans have become the new must have accessory! Her natural, cheeky, straight up style will have you eating out of her hand and you’ll want to be her friend.

Don Pasquale

Don Pasquale

17 Aug

Wanderlust Opera bring their critically acclaimed touring production Don Pasquale to Tauranga. In this sparkling Donizetti comedy a miserly bachelor gets more than he bargained for when he entered into an arranged marriage. Performed in English.

We Relate: Te Aukaha: Family History Weekend School

We Relate: Te Aukaha: Family History Weekend School

17 Aug to 18 Aug

A free weekend-long event covering a wide range of topics for people researching genealogy and family history. Learn from national and international experts.

Paint and Wine Night - Blue Bay - Paintvine

Paint and Wine Night - Blue Bay - Paintvine

20 Aug

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, now let’s paint a masterpiece!

THE NIGHT IS YOUNG 2019

THE NIGHT IS YOUNG 2019

21 Aug

Friends of Baycourt's annual THE NIGHT IS YOUNG performing arts showcase, starring students from Western Bay of Plenty secondary schools, returns to the big Baycourt Addison Theatre this August.

Paint and Wine Night - Sunflowers - Paintvine

Paint and Wine Night - Sunflowers - Paintvine

21 Aug

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, now let’s paint a masterpiece!

Mrs Krishnan's Party

Mrs Krishnan

23 Aug to 25 Aug

Indian Ink Theatre Co bridges cultures and expands boundaries with this utterly disarming new comedy that seats the audience at the dining table and the kitchen bench in the back room of Krishnan’s Dairy.

Double Dragon Noodle Night Market

Double Dragon Noodle Night Market

23 Aug

This will be a night market bursting with an aromatic mash-up of different Asian cuisines, buzzing with live music, plenty of hungry mouths to feed and beverages from the High Tide Tauranga Bar.

On the Couch 2019

On the Couch 2019

23 Aug

Be entertained and enlightened with great conversation and inspirational insights from our fabulous special guests. Presented by Baycourt and Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival.

The Tauranga Gala Dinner 2019

The Tauranga Gala Dinner 2019

29 Aug

Featuring Richie and Gemma McCaw! Don't miss New Zealand’s superstar couple at Tauranga's ultimate corporate entertainment event!

Tauranga Coffee Festival 2019

Tauranga Coffee Festival 2019

31 Aug

Join us for an annual event that's in celebration of a much-loved culture shared around New Zealand and the world.

Paint and wine night - Blue Bay - Paintvine

Paint and wine night - Blue Bay - Paintvine

03 Sep

Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in Tauranga City! No previous painting experience necessary! Get your creative juices flowing and your brush strokes going!

Wicked

Wicked

14 Sep to 28 Sep

Tauranga Musical Theatre presents Wicked, the Broadway sensation set in the Land of Oz.

2019 Ford National Hockey League

2019 Ford National Hockey League

14 Sep to 22 Sep

Catch the best men's and women's regional teams throughout the country battle it our for bragging rights as the nations best.

Paint and wine night - The Great Wave - Paintvine

Paint and wine night - The Great Wave - Paintvine

18 Sep

Join us for a creative night of drinking and painting in Tauranga! No previous painting experience necessary! Get your creative juices flowing and your brush strokes going!

Top Dog Film Festival 2019 - NZ Tour

Top Dog Film Festival 2019 - NZ Tour

20 Sep

The Top Dog Film Festival is back and you'd be barking mad to miss it. After a sell-out first year, the Top Dog Film Festival returns with a carefully curated program of canine-themed films.

World Car Free Day 2019

World Car Free Day 2019

22 Sep

Ditch your fuel guzzler on World Car Free Day

Vegan Vibes 2019

Vegan Vibes 2019

28 Sep

Bay of Plenty’s first dedicated Vegan festival, we proudly showcase a curated selection of vegan food, fashion and more from around New Zealand.

Multicultural Tauranga Ethkick 2019 Football Tournament

Multicultural Tauranga Ethkick 2019 Football Tournament

28 Sep

Multicultural Tauranga, Ethkick 2019 Football Tournament, bringing people together through sport.

New to the Bay Expo 2019

New to the Bay Expo 2019

28 Sep

Whether you are a local or a newcomer to the community, the New to the Bay Expo will have something for you!

Postmodern Jukebox

Postmodern Jukebox

11 Oct

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

Tauranga STEM Festival 2019

Tauranga STEM Festival 2019

12 Oct

A world class festival, held in Tauranga, designed to engage and inspire a new generation of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.

Bay of Plenty Home Show

Bay of Plenty Home Show

18 Oct to 20 Oct

The Bay of Plenty Home Show returns celebrating 10 years of building dreams in the Bay of Plenty.

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.

LIMBO - TAURANGA ARTS FESTIVAL

LIMBO - TAURANGA ARTS FESTIVAL

25 Oct to 26 Oct

Staged between heaven and hell, LIMBO is dirty and dangerous stuff, whisking audiences into a sinister netherworld of jaw-dropping contortion, gut-churning aerial acrobatics, mind-boggling illusions and fiery flames hot from Dante’s inferno...

Mini Nationals

Mini Nationals

26 Oct to 27 Oct

The 25th NZ Mini Nationals coincides with Mini’s 60th birthday. See classic and new Minis compete at the Show & Shine and vote for People’s Choice to win prizes.

THIS IS TAMI NEILSON! - TAURANGA ARTS FESTIVAL

THIS IS TAMI NEILSON! - TAURANGA ARTS FESTIVAL

28 Oct

Accompanied by Tami’s brother and long-term co-writer/collaborator Jay Neilson, the Big Boss Mama will bring her extensive songbook to Tauranga Moana. In an up-close and personal show, fans can experience the songs acoustically, as they were written.

Tauranga Harbour Jam 2019

Tauranga Harbour Jam 2019

02 Nov to 03 Nov

A weekend of exhilarating windsurfing action with some of New Zealands top sailors competing.

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

05 Nov to 07 Nov

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company returns to Baycourt Swan Lake. Presented in two acts, this masterpiece ballet follows the original storyline, with subtle revisions and variations introduced by Artistic Director Gediminas Taranda.

2019 Melbourne Cup Charity Auction Dinner

2019 Melbourne Cup Charity Auction Dinner

05 Nov

Melbourne Cup in our own backyard charity fundraiser

Mr G: HOME

Mr G: HOME

09 Nov to 09 Feb

Mr G coming ‘home’ for first solo exhibition

Tinman Triathlon

Tinman Triathlon

10 Nov

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Mount Maunganui, the Tinman Triathlon returns for another year. The event will host the national standard distance and para-tri championships.

Walk to Defeat MND

Walk to Defeat MND

10 Nov

Show you support for the sufferers and families of this debilitating disease and enjoy walking some of Tauranga's finiest foreshore.

The Bee Gees Night Fever

The Bee Gees Night Fever

14 Nov

Night Fever is jetting into town to recreate the Bee Gee’s 1997 One Night Only Las Vegas concert experience. Over two hours of live entertainment, state-of-the-art lighting, digital display screens, impeccable sound and a handpicked international cast!

LADIES NIGHT

LADIES NIGHT

27 Nov to 07 Dec

Stage Right Trust presents a classic kiwi comedy about a group of local blokes down on their luck who decide a male strip show is the perfect way to make some quick cash! Book now for an awesome night out for all! Recommended age: 16+

Legally Blonde: The Musical

Legally Blonde: The Musical

30 Nov to 14 Dec

A pop-rock musical based on the movie of the same name

EVES Surfbreaker Triathlon

EVES Surfbreaker Triathlon

27 Dec

If you are looking for the Triathlon race that has it all, then the EVES Surfbreaker Triathlon at Mount Maunganui is the race. This Iconic race has been on the Calendar since 1985, making it one of NZ’s oldest races.

Generation Homes Women's Triathlon

Generation Homes Women

23 Feb

The Generation Homes Women’s Triathlon is an entry level Women’s only event that encourages participation of Women from 11 years of age and at any level of fitness and ability.

Marra Sprint Triathlon

Marra Sprint Triathlon

15 Mar

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Mount Maunganui, the Marra Sprint Triathlon returns for the 33rd year. This is an event for the entire family!

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