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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

Battle of the BBQs

Battle of the BBQs

30 Jan to 31 Jan

The Battle of the BBQs is about bringing Kiwis together for the BBQ cook off of the year!

First We Eat

First We Eat

30 Jan

We believe Tauranga should be known for all of the facets that make it amazing, and so First We Eat combines all the ingredients of a good time.

Night Owl Cinema presents Rocketman

Night Owl Cinema presents Rocketman

06 Mar

Come and relax under the stars with your friends and family and a great movie.

Upcoming events

JK Russ: Hard Sell Future

JK Russ: Hard Sell Future

11 Sep to 07 Feb

Tauranga Art Gallery presents a major new site-specific commission and exhibition for the entry atrium gallery by artist JK Russ, titled Hard Sell Future.

Matthew Couper: Isolation Paintings

Matthew Couper: Isolation Paintings

19 Sep to 07 Mar

Tauranga Art Gallery's newest exhibition in The Cube Gallery is Matthew Couper's 'Isolation Paintings'.

Mount Farmers Market

Mount Farmers Market

20 Dec to 31 Jan

Bringing the best of the Bay's produce to downtown Mount Maunganui.

Soak'n Sounds at the Mount Hot Pools

Soak

20 Dec to 24 Jan

Unwind and finish your week in style with a relaxing soak and a Live Music Poolside!

Tauranga Farmers Market

Tauranga Farmers Market

02 Jan to 30 Jan

A huge range of local suppliers bringing the best of the Bay's produce to the city.

13: The Musical

13: The Musical

22 Jan to 30 Jan

A coming-of-age pop-rock musical for anyone that has been 13!

Mount Motor Jam

Mount Motor Jam

24 Jan

All makes and models car show fundraising for I Am Hope Foundation

The Farmer Autovillage Colour Dash

The Farmer Autovillage Colour Dash

24 Jan

The Farmer Autovillage Colour Dash is the world's brightest fun run, walk (or even crawl!) for people of all ages and abilities with participants being splashed with special colourful dust at 5 stations along the way.

Free Talk on The story of the early CMS missionaries in New Zealand

Free Talk on The story of the early CMS missionaries in New Zealand

24 Jan

A lecture exploring the story of the early missionaries within their historical context so that we can understand the enormous contribution they made to Aotearoa-New Zealand, for better and for worse, in the nineteenth century, and their legacy today.

Massive Company Free Foundations Workshop

Massive Company Free  Foundations Workshop

26 Jan to 29 Jan

REGISTRATIONS NOW CLOSED. Baycourt Community & Arts Centre is bringin Auckland's Massive Company back to Tauranga to deliver a free, four-day, foundations performing arts workshops. Open to people 15-25 years old, no experience necessary.

Craig Smith aka "The Wonky Donkey Man"

Craig Smith aka "The Wonky Donkey Man"

28 Jan

Worldwide #1 bestselling author Craig Smith, aka the ‘Wonky Donkey Man’ will be performing at Trustpower Arena these school holidays! He’ll be belting out lovable tunes from his collection of bestselling books, which include The Wonky Donkey, The Dinky Do

Tauranga Village Night Market

Tauranga Village Night Market

29 Jan

"Nobody Cooks On Friday's"

Speedway - North Island Stock Car Championship

Speedway - North Island Stock Car Championship

29 Jan to 30 Jan

Welcome to Baypark Speedway – The Southern Hemisphere's Fastest Traffic Jam.

Rangoli at the Mount

Rangoli at the Mount

30 Jan

This ancient art form brings people together!

Battle of the BBQs

Battle of the BBQs

30 Jan to 31 Jan

The Battle of the BBQs is about bringing Kiwis together for the BBQ cook off of the year!

First We Eat

First We Eat

30 Jan

We believe Tauranga should be known for all of the facets that make it amazing, and so First We Eat combines all the ingredients of a good time.

The River Sounds Festival

The River Sounds Festival

30 Jan

A not-for-profit music festival about mental health, finding hope and choosing life.

Free Public Talk on The Battle of Pukehinahina-Gate Pa.

Free Public Talk on The Battle of Pukehinahina-Gate Pa.

31 Jan

An opportunity to explore the he Battle of Pukehinahina-Gate Pa and it's importance for all of us living in Tauranga today.

Macky Gee

Macky Gee

31 Jan

Smashing through the barriers of the conventional and carving a path for himself, Macky has turned the heads of some of the industries biggest players; to become one of the most promising and spectacular artists in drum and bass music today.

AquaFit at Memorial Pool

AquaFit at Memorial Pool

03 Feb to 26 Feb

The best low-impact workout - you won't even know you are breaking a sweat!

BayActive Sports Leagues - Thursday Netball

BayActive Sports Leagues - Thursday Netball

04 Feb to 08 Apr

Playing in a social sports league is a great way to keep fit, socialise and generate some friendly rivalry.

Tauranga Moana Waitangi Day Festival 2021

Tauranga Moana Waitangi Day Festival 2021

06 Feb

Celebrate Waitangi Day at The Historic Village with Maori arts & cultural performances, live music, free workshops and much more!

Speedway - Midget and Sprint Car Special Event

Speedway - Midget and Sprint Car Special Event

06 Feb

Welcome to BayPark Speedway – The Southern Hemispheres Fastest Traffic Jam.

Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions

Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions

09 Feb

Fancy having a chat about your family tree? Want to learn to use the library's genealogy databases or perhaps you need some assistance with your research?

The Howard Morrison Quartet Take Two

The Howard Morrison Quartet Take Two

09 Feb

Join The Howard Morrison Quartet Take Two, featuring Howard Morrison Jnr, Russell Harrison, Chris Powley and Andre King as they celebrate and recreate the magic of the Kiwi phenomenon, the original Howard Morrison Quartet.

BayActive Sports Leagues - Wednesday Football

BayActive Sports Leagues - Wednesday Football

10 Feb to 28 Apr

Playing in a social sports league is a great way to keep fit, socialise and generate some friendly rivalry.

Tauranga Book Squad

 Tauranga Book Squad

11 Feb

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.

Annual Golf Tournament 2021

Annual Golf Tournament 2021

12 Feb

Our flagship networking event of the summer - do not miss out on the fun!

Gincredible 2021

Gincredible 2021

12 Feb

Our festival is a boutique celebration of food, entertainment and Craft Gin - distilled from a small number of artisan producers.

Children's Ward Charity Ball 2021

Children

13 Feb

The childrens ward at Tauranga Hospital are hosting a charity ball to raise money to buy a much needed sensory trolley costing around $9000.

Four Seasons

Four Seasons

13 Feb

The Four Seasons as famously depicted by Vivaldi alongside Piazzolla’s South American angle – a seasonal chamber concert with a difference presented by Bay of Plenty Symphonia.

Simon, Jackie and Tim – In Concert

Simon, Jackie and Tim – In Concert

14 Feb

Internationally renowned tenor Simon O’Neill joins forces with veteran musical theatre baritone Tim Beveridge and much-loved pop diva Jackie Clarke for a sparkling evening of gorgeous music on Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day Treat Box Workshop

Valentine

14 Feb

Don't settle for supermarket flowers this Valentine's Day. Do a fun workshop with someone you love. Make a dessert treat box filled with cookies, cupcakes and other goodies to share.

BayActive Sports Leagues - Tuesday Netball

BayActive Sports Leagues - Tuesday Netball

16 Feb to 27 Apr

Playing in a social sports league is a great way to keep fit, socialise and generate some friendly rivalry.

Greerton Draw Squad

Greerton Draw Squad

18 Feb

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

Reid and Ruins

 Reid and Ruins

20 Feb

NEW DATE | Songwriters Nadia Reid & Holli Fullbrook (Tiny Ruins) are hitting the road together in Springtime for REID & RUINS – an expansive double headline tour across Aotearoa, where they will play songs from their respective albums – solo & together.

Holi Colour Splash

Holi Colour Splash

20 Feb

Immerse yourself in the joyful dancing and tossing of all the colours of the rainbow!

Speedway - Bay of Plenty Championships

Speedway - Bay of Plenty Championships

20 Feb

Welcome to BayPark Speedway – The Southern Hemispheres Fastest Traffic Jam.

Night Owl Cinema presents Happy Feet

Night Owl Cinema presents Happy Feet

20 Feb

Come and relax under the stars with your friends and family and a great movie.

Generation Homes Women's Triathlon

Generation Homes Women

21 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 & at any level of fitness and ability.

Mauao Draw Squad

Mauao Draw Squad

25 Feb

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

25 Feb

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.

Rangatahi X

Rangatahi X

27 Feb

Free community awareness day. Building tomorrow's leaders today.

Seniors and Travel Expo

Seniors and Travel Expo

27 Feb to 28 Feb

An event not to be missed - loads of information and entertainment, and tastings for all!

The Mount Surf Festival

The Mount Surf Festival

27 Feb

A free-to-attend celebration of all things surf, featuring boards and shapers, local vendors, food and drink, and live music.

Vantage National Masters Hockey Tournament 2021

Vantage National Masters Hockey Tournament 2021

28 Feb to 06 Mar

Ninety-two teams have registered to play in age groups from 35 - 65 plus at the biggest domestic hockey tournament on Hockey NZ's calendar each year.

AquaFit at Memorial Pool

AquaFit at Memorial Pool

01 Mar to 26 Mar

The best low-impact workout - you won't even know you are breaking a sweat!

Greerton Draw Squad

Greerton Draw Squad

04 Mar

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

Tutus on Tour

Tutus on Tour

06 Mar

The RNZB’s Tutus on Tour is a chance for ballet lovers to indulge their passion for dance in regional theatres across Aotearoa. This enchanting summer programme, with two familiar favourites and two brand new ballets, has something for everyone.

The Extravaganza Fair

The Extravaganza Fair

06 Mar to 07 Mar

Free entry, family friendly fun!!!

Night Owl Cinema presents Rocketman

Night Owl Cinema presents Rocketman

06 Mar

Come and relax under the stars with your friends and family and a great movie.

BLACKCAPS v Australia

BLACKCAPS v Australia

07 Mar

Experience the rival revival as Australia play the BLACKCAPS at Bay Oval!

Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions

Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions

09 Mar

Fancy having a chat about your family tree? Want to learn to use the library's genealogy databases or perhaps you need some assistance with your research?

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

11 Mar

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's

Mauao Draw Squad

Mauao Draw Squad

11 Mar

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

Two Ladies

Two Ladies

12 Mar to 13 Mar

The women behind the most powerful men in the world take centre stage. While Sophia & Hélène’s husbands, Presidents of the United States and France, cross diplomatic swords the real fireworks are down the hall where they are trapped together.

Mauao Super Slam

Mauao Super Slam

13 Mar to 14 Mar

Beach Volleyball National Tournament - 4th event of the 2021 G.J. Gardner Homes NZ Beach Tour

Marra Sprint Triathlon

Marra Sprint Triathlon

14 Mar

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Mount Maunganui, the Marra Sprint Triathlon returns for the 34th year. This is an event for the entire family.

Celtica

Celtica

16 Mar

From the producers of the smash hit show Celtic Illusion, comes Celtica - a high octane modern Irish Dance show staring an elite troupe of dancers, including stars of Riverdance and Celtic Illusion. Prepare to be mesmerized.

The Big Bike Film Night 2021

The Big Bike Film Night 2021

16 Mar

The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission - sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you.

NEW DATE - Heath Franklin's Chopper: The Silencer

NEW DATE - Heath Franklin

17 Mar

NEW DATE | Heath Franklin's Chopper returns to Baycourt with his brand new show The Silencer! Panic, terror, stupidity, crisis; Everyone is crazy, everyone has an opinion, everyone is wrong. Get ready for Chopper because he’s done suffering fools!

Greerton Draw Squad

Greerton Draw Squad

18 Mar

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

An Evening with Marlon Williams

An Evening with Marlon Williams

20 Mar

In celebration of new material, Marlon Williams will treat audiences to a full solo performance unearthing some early material, beloved album songs and an introduction to some sparkling new works.

Night Owl Cinema Presents Aquaman

Night Owl Cinema Presents Aquaman

20 Mar

Come and relax under the stars with your friends and family and a great movie.

The Wiggles - We're All Fruit Salad Tour

The Wiggles - We

24 Mar

THE WIGGLES are coming to perform at Baycourt in March! Don't miss Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony singing and dancing with all their Wiggly Friends; Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and Shirley Shawn the Unicorn!

Leaving Jackson

Leaving Jackson

25 Mar

Take a step back in time to when country music told a true story of life, love and heartache. LEAVING JACKSON The Johnny Cash & June Carter Show will have you singing, laughing and crying for more.

Mauao Draw Squad

Mauao Draw Squad

25 Mar

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

25 Mar

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's

Bill Bailey - En Route to Normal

Bill Bailey - En Route to Normal

25 Mar

How did we get here? How do we find our way through this? And exactly who are we again?

Superhero Walk and Run

Superhero Walk and Run

27 Mar

Calling all super heroes in the community. It’s time to dust off your masks and capes for the Waipuna Hospice walk/run to honour, remember, and celebrate the heroes in our lives – both past and present

Greerton Draw Squad

Greerton Draw Squad

01 Apr

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

Generation Homes - The Mount Swim

Generation Homes - The Mount Swim

03 Apr

Swim around Leisure and Rabbit Islands Easter Weekend 2021!

WHITE FERNS v Australia 1st ODI

WHITE FERNS v Australia 1st ODI

04 Apr to 10 Apr

WHITE FERNS to host World Champions Australia

Mauao Draw Squad

Mauao Draw Squad

08 Apr

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

08 Apr

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's

Yesterday Once More

Yesterday Once More

08 Apr

The Stetson Group brings you YESTERDAY ONCE MORE a unique new musical revue from Las Vegas that celebrates the music of THE CARPENTERS, ABBA, The MAMAS AND PAPAS and 5th DIMENSION. Two hours of non-stop hits.

Tauranga Woodcrafters 2021 Hands-on Scrollsaw Workshop

Tauranga Woodcrafters 2021 Hands-on Scrollsaw Workshop

10 Apr

Hands on scrollsaw workshop tutored by NZ leading exponent of this woodworking craft (Jacob von Holzen)

Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions

Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions

13 Apr

Fancy having a chat about your family tree? Want to learn to use the library's genealogy databases or perhaps you need some assistance with your research?

Greerton Draw Squad

Greerton Draw Squad

15 Apr

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

World of Musicals

World of Musicals

19 Apr

World of Musicals brings the very best, colourful, inspiring and memorable musical classics to life, all performed by an internationally star-studded cast presenting the audience with nightly entertainment at the highest level.

Mauao Draw Squad

Mauao Draw Squad

22 Apr

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

22 Apr

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's

Parris Goebel Presents The Royal Family Tour

Parris Goebel Presents The Royal Family Tour

27 Apr

Parris Goebel presents The Royal Family Dance Crew, touring New Zealand in 2021 and stomping onto the Baycourt Addison Theatre stage for the very first time! This is one show you don’t want to miss. Book your seats NOW – CROWNS UP!

The NZ String Quartet: Four Suits and a Soprano

The NZ String Quartet: Four Suits and a Soprano

30 Apr to 01 May

Join the NZ String Quartet and acclaimed performers Ipu Laga’aia, Chris McRae, Sophie Morris, Rutene Spooner, and Laughton for a night of operatic classics from Nessun Dorma through to pop classics.

Greerton Draw Squad

Greerton Draw Squad

06 May

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions

Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions

11 May

Fancy having a chat about your family tree? Want to learn to use the library's genealogy databases or perhaps you need some assistance with your research?

Mauao Draw Squad

Mauao Draw Squad

13 May

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

13 May

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's

Greerton Draw Squad

Greerton Draw Squad

20 May

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

School of Rock

School of Rock

25 May to 29 May

Failed wannabe rock star Dewey Finn decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a mind-blowing rock band while also learning what it means to "rock".

Mauao Draw Squad

Mauao Draw Squad

27 May

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

27 May

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's

BWN Speaker Series

BWN Speaker Series

27 May

A two-day Speaker Series designed to inspire, engage and connect business women in the Bay of Plenty.

The Pink Floyd Experience - Animals & The Wall

The Pink Floyd Experience - Animals & The Wall

03 Jun

In 2021, the Pink Floyd Experience returns to Baycourt with a show dedicated to playing albums 'Animals' & 'The Wall' in their entirety. Two legendary albums performed by a group of ten amazing musicians.

Greerton Draw Squad

Greerton Draw Squad

03 Jun

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions

Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions

08 Jun

Fancy having a chat about your family tree? Want to learn to use the library's genealogy databases or perhaps you need some assistance with your research?

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

10 Jun

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's

Tauranga Armageddon Expo 2021

Tauranga Armageddon Expo 2021

12 Jun to 13 Jun

The Tauranga Armageddon Expo is back with two days of gaming, cosplay, anime, collectables, comics, amusements, celebrity guests, movies, television, music and more!

Greerton Draw Squad

Greerton Draw Squad

17 Jun

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

Mauao Draw Squad

Mauao Draw Squad

24 Jun

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

24 Jun

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's

Greerton Draw Squad

Greerton Draw Squad

01 Jul

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

BWN Speaker Series

BWN Speaker Series

08 Jul

A two-day Speaker Series designed to inspire, engage and connect business women in the Bay of Plenty.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

08 Jul

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.

Mauao Draw Squad

Mauao Draw Squad

08 Jul

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions

Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions

13 Jul

Fancy having a chat about your family tree? Want to learn to use the library's genealogy databases or perhaps you need some assistance with your research?

Mauao Draw Squad

Mauao Draw Squad

22 Jul

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

22 Jul

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.

POSTPONED - Bees, Trees, and Idiosyncrasies

POSTPONED - Bees, Trees, and Idiosyncrasies

01 Aug

Rachel Weston and Rebecca Larson, talk about their journeys to becoming published picture book authors.

POSTPONED - Book an Author - presented by Bookrapt

POSTPONED - Book an Author - presented by Bookrapt

01 Aug

This is your chance to have a 10-minute, 1-1 conversation with one of our fantastic children’s authors or illustrators.

Family History Month - Publishing the Research!

Family History Month - Publishing the Research!

04 Aug

Part of The Past and the Curious series of talks at Tauranga City Libraries. Nga Wahi Rangahau/Research Collections on the first floor of Tauranga Library. Free, no booking necessary.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

12 Aug

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

26 Aug

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

09 Sep

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

23 Sep

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.

Friends! The Musical Parody

Friends! The Musical Parody

03 Oct

So no one told you life was gonna be this way, nor did they tell you about the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons one of TV’s all-time greatest shows in the hit New York and Las Vegas show Friends! The Musical Parody.

Hotel California The Eagles Experience

Hotel California The Eagles Experience

06 Oct

Check-in to Hotel California The Eagles Experience – the captivating live concert and stage show saluting the extraordinary talent and timeless catalogue of The Eagles.

Tu Meke Tūī! Live on Stage

Tu Meke Tūī! Live on Stage

11 Oct to 12 Oct

Unfortunately due to COVID-19, Tu Meke Tui! Live on Stage has been postponed until 2021. New dates will be advertised soon. If you cannot attend the new dates please contact Ticketek: 0800 842 538 | online@ticketek.co.nz

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

14 Oct

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

28 Oct

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

11 Nov

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.

The Nutcracker & Don Quixote

The Nutcracker & Don Quixote

15 Nov to 16 Nov

Following their sell-out 2019 performances of Swan Lake, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company returns to Baycourt to perform a double bill, Tchaikovsky's much-loved 'The Nutcracker' & 'Don Quixote'.

The Bee Gees Night Fever

The Bee Gees Night Fever

23 Nov

Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 70’s disco dance floor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever!

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

25 Nov

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's

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