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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

The Night Out Markets

The Night Out Markets

10 Sep to 17 Dec

Grab a bite to eat from the food trucks and shop the amazing range of local creatives, artisans and small businesses! Indoor venue, music and good vibes - there's no better time to support local!

Bark in the Park

Bark in the Park

15 Oct

Join us at Memorial Park on 1 October 2022 to connect with other dog owners and enjoy a great family day out.

re:generate Fashion Market

re:generate Fashion Market

24 Oct

But and sell preloved fashion & accessories!

Upcoming events

Cinemate Film Club

Cinemate Film Club

01 Mar to 20 Dec

Come along every Tuesday to a free movie screening of award winners or classics at Greerton Library.

Midnight Sun, 2022

Midnight Sun, 2022

22 Jun to 31 Jul

'Midnight Sun, 2022' is a spectacular, immersive artwork by New Zealand artist Sara Hughes which will bring new life to Tauranga’s Willow Street bus shelter from June 2022.

Ruth O'Connell

Ruth O

27 Aug to 26 Nov

These monthly workshops will be held on the last Saturday of every month. The first being...

Library Law Series 2022

Library Law Series 2022

07 Sep to 02 Nov

Join us for these free seminars with Lyon O’Neale Arnold.

The Night Out Markets

The Night Out Markets

10 Sep to 17 Dec

Grab a bite to eat from the food trucks and shop the amazing range of local creatives, artisans and small businesses! Indoor venue, music and good vibes - there's no better time to support local!

Library Law Series 2022

Library Law Series 2022

13 Sep to 08 Nov

Join us for these free seminars with Lyon O’Neale Arnold at Papamoa Library

Mauao Draw Squad

Mauao Draw Squad

15 Sep to 08 Dec

Drop into Mount Maunganui Library and enjoy some drawing fun!

Otumoetai College Senior Students Exhibition

Otumoetai College Senior Students Exhibition

17 Sep to 08 Oct

Senior Art Students from Otumoetai College will have their art on display at the People Gallery Toi ka rere

50 Shapes Of Didi - Ceramic Exhibition

50 Shapes Of Didi - Ceramic Exhibition

17 Sep to 05 Nov

This solo exhibition is the culmination of Didi Chapmans ceramic work over many years. Titled 50 Shapes of Didi she has taken this chance to continue to explore Sgraffito to new depths

School Holiday Fun in Downtown Tauranga

School Holiday Fun in Downtown Tauranga

01 Oct to 16 Oct

Our Downtown Tauranga businesses have created a programme of activities for you and the kids to enjoy during the October School Holidays!

Art Expo and Supreme Art Award

Art Expo and Supreme Art Award

06 Oct to 09 Oct

Don't miss the biggest art expo in the bay!

Opus Orchestra Concert Series 2022

 Opus Orchestra Concert Series 2022

08 Oct

Opus Orchestra presents two one-hour concerts: Storytime, aimed at families, and Made in Aotearoa, an interactive setting with an opportunity to meet NZ composers and the performers.

Opus Orchestra - Storytime

 Opus Orchestra - Storytime

08 Oct

renowned actor and comedian, Mark Hadlow, joins Opus Orchestra to tell two time-honoured stories that the whole family will enjoy - The Emperor and the Nightingale and The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant.

Opus Orchestra - Made in Aotearoa

 Opus Orchestra - Made in Aotearoa

08 Oct

This is an interactive concert setting where you get to ask the questions! Featuring works by NZ composers Ross Harris and Lyell Cresswell, and starring NZSO trombone soloist David Bremner.

Kids Pottery Class

Kids Pottery Class

08 Oct

When it's okay for kids to play in mud! Fun Kids pottery class Make a Tuatara

Everything Books Tauranga, EBT

Everything Books Tauranga, EBT

08 Oct

Local authors sharing and selling their books as well as workshops, childrens' story corner and book raffles.

Postmodern Jukebox - The Grand Reopening

Postmodern Jukebox - The Grand Reopening

09 Oct to 10 Oct

Postmodern Jukebox makes its grand return! The famed time-twisting musical collective that puts pop music in a time-machine will bring The Grand Reopening Tour to Tauranga in October 2022.

FluroFest - Postponed

FluroFest - Postponed

09 Oct

FluroFest is a free family -friendly community event celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week and 'Our Journey to Wellbeing'.

Singalong Sundays! The Greatest Showman

Singalong Sundays! The Greatest Showman

09 Oct

Singalong Sundays is screening THE GREATEST SHOWMAN October 9!

Kids Pottery Class

Kids Pottery Class

10 Oct

Are the kids wanting to play with mud and learn? Let them create a bug house.

Summer Adult Cycle Skills Course

Summer Adult Cycle Skills Course

11 Oct

This free, 2 ½- hour Adult Cycle Skills course is a great way to get back into biking and to build confidence for riding on the roads and shared pathways.

The Artist [Escape 2022]

The Artist [Escape 2022]

12 Oct

Comedy and circus sensation Thom Monckton will astound you in The Artist: an incredible feat of physical strength, skilled theatrics, and comedic storytelling.

A BUG'S LIFE - School Holiday Cinema

A BUG

13 Oct

Come along to The Village Cinema and enjoy our school holiday programming, with something on offer for everyone!

Women are not small men, so why would you train like one?

Women are not small men, so why would you train like one?

13 Oct

Public talk by Dr Stacy Sims "Women are not small men, so why would you train like one?"

Wham Bam Tauranga Poetry Slam [Escape 2022]

Wham Bam Tauranga Poetry Slam [Escape 2022]

14 Oct

Motif Poetry is proud to present the second annual Wham Bam Tauranga Poetry Slam. It's alive. It's energetic. It explodes from the mic and flies around the room! Get ready for three rounds of audience-judged, original work from local performers.

Pīpī Paopao [Escape 2022]

Pīpī Paopao [Escape 2022]

14 Oct

Pīpī Paopao is a performance for tamariki aged 3-5 year olds - and their adults - which adopts the unique characteristics of our Manu Rangatira (noble birdlife) through waiata and play.

Nathan Hemi - Exhibition Reflective Shadows

Nathan Hemi - Exhibition Reflective Shadows

14 Oct to 19 Nov

Reflective Shadows explores the nature of introspection. The title is inspired by the term “shadow self” which is a term used in psychology by the renowned psychologist Carl Jung. It is the hidden aspects of ones personality that doesn't fit with the idea

Wh&amacrnau Day

Wh&amacrnau Day

14 Oct

Wh&amacrnau Day, come and say kia ora

Otumoetai College Junior Exhibition

Otumoetai College Junior Exhibition

14 Oct to 05 Nov

This is the first inaugural external exhibition, held outside of the school by the Junior Students at Otumoetai College.

News News News [Escape 2022]

News News News [Escape 2022]

15 Oct

This is the news. We have our eyes on the city and our fingers on the pulse. In frightening times we are here to reassure you, a voice you can trust. Coming live and uninterrupted from Baycourt to an audience of potentially billions.

Tauranga 10Up Corporate Challenge Dragon Boat Regatta

Tauranga 10Up Corporate Challenge Dragon Boat Regatta

15 Oct

Corporate, community groups and school teams are invited to rally up 10 paddlers and a caller for some exhilarating 220m sprint races. No experience is necessary, you will be given training.

Kids Pottery Class

Kids Pottery Class

15 Oct

When it's okay for kids to play in mud! Fun Kids pottery class

Bark in the Park

Bark in the Park

15 Oct

Join us at Memorial Park on 1 October 2022 to connect with other dog owners and enjoy a great family day out.

Tauranga Diwali Festival

Tauranga Diwali Festival

15 Oct

Happy, prosperous Diwali! A fantastic event for the whole family!

Blessing of the Animals Ceremony

Blessing of the Animals Ceremony

16 Oct

Tauranga – join us for SPCA’s annual Blessing of the Animals Ceremony, coming up on Sunday 16 October

Summer Adult e-bike Skills Course

Summer Adult e-bike Skills Course

18 Oct

This free e-bike course is an introduction to electric bikes and will help you get the most out of your e-bike so you can ride safer and longer.

Tutus on Tour

Tutus on Tour

20 Oct to 21 Oct

A carefully curated programme of works, from beloved classical favourites to recent works that have claimed a rightful place on the international stage.

TINA Simply the Best

TINA Simply the Best

22 Oct

Get the electrifying Tina Turner experience with this full stage production brimming with hits from the 60s-90s. Featuring the powerful and thrilling Caroline Borole complete with band, brass section, backing vocalists and dancers.

Vegan Vibes

Vegan Vibes

22 Oct

Vegan Vibes’ purpose is to educate and entertain through food, products, talks, performance and exhibitions, whether you’re an omnivore, vegan, vegetarian or flexitarian!

re:generate Fashion Market

re:generate Fashion Market

24 Oct

But and sell preloved fashion & accessories!

Urzila Carlson - It's Personal

Urzila Carlson - It

29 Oct to 30 Oct

This is a show about keeping your cards close to your chest but walking around naked. Can we have it all? Yes, but also bloody no but also it’s none of your business because IT’S PERSONAL.

Wellington Sea Shanty Society EP Release Tour!

Wellington Sea Shanty Society EP Release Tour!

29 Oct

Come help the WSSS sing all your favourite shanties — as well as a few fresh paua ballads!

NZ Festival of Squash

NZ Festival of Squash

03 Nov to 13 Nov

Watch some of the worlds best squash players battle it out against New Zealand’s best on the all glass court in the Trustpower Arena. Be part of NZs biggest ever Squash Festival.

Heavenly

Heavenly

04 Nov

From the “ching ching!” of Christmas sleigh bells in the first movement, to the beatified soprano entrance in the finale, Mahler’s Fourth is a picture of the perfect childhood. Featuring Hawkes Bay soprano Madeleine Pierard.

Ria Hall with the NZSO

Ria Hall with the NZSO

05 Nov

This special concert combines the power of the NZSO, the precision of renowned conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya, and the passion of Ria Hall who'll perform tracks from her 2017 album 'Rules of Engagement'.

2nd Annual Migrant Powhiri - Multicultural Tauranga

2nd Annual Migrant Powhiri - Multicultural Tauranga

05 Nov

A formal welcoming ceremony by Ngai Te Rangi iwi for Migrants to the Bay of Plenty Region.

Spooky Symphony

Spooky Symphony

06 Nov

Join the NZSO if you dare as their narrator leads you through a mysterious tale while the NZSO performs some of the most magical, spooky, creepy, or just outright monstrous music ever written. A fun-filled family concert.

Mitre 10 MEGA Tauranga City to Surf

Mitre 10 MEGA Tauranga City to Surf

06 Nov

Make sure you are part of the largest fun run/walk in the Bay of Plenty!

Leaving Jackson

Leaving Jackson

08 Nov

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.

Dancing Queen: A Tribute to ABBA

Dancing Queen: A Tribute to ABBA

09 Nov to 10 Nov

Dancing Queen: A Tribute To ABBA is a full-scale concert production featuring more than 2 hours of fun, energetic musical performances with a live backing band, replica costumes, theatrical lighting and effects.

Daniel Champagne Live

Daniel Champagne Live

11 Nov

The young Australian virtuoso recently described as ‘the finest guitar player of this generation’ returns to New Zealand playing an intimate Tauranga show at The Baycourt X Space!

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

12 Nov to 13 Nov

The Royal Czech Ballet will visit New Zealand for the first time with Swan Lake...the most loved classical ballet of them all. This masterpiece is presented in two acts and follows the original story line.

Woof Fest

Woof Fest

12 Nov

Aotearoa's first Hooman + Doggo Festival

“Rags-to-Riches” Runway Fashion Show

“Rags-to-Riches” Runway Fashion Show

12 Nov

Native Collections NZ Present…“Rags-to-Riches” Runway Fashion Show! (Matinee) Showcasing beautifully curated Vintage, Handmade & Second-hand garments.

Our Family

Our Family

12 Nov

Live Music & Dance Event at Bayfair

IYSFF 2022 NZ National Awards Final

IYSFF 2022 NZ National Awards Final

16 Nov

The annual IYSFF NZ National Awards Final returns to Baycourt! Dust off your suits and your ball gowns and join us on the red carpet for a spectacular night of cinema as we celebrate 2022’s top 15 Kiwi films and filmmakers.

Tauranga Woodcrafters 2022 Exhibition

Tauranga Woodcrafters 2022 Exhibition

17 Nov to 19 Nov

Woodcraft Exhibition & Sales of woodwork by Tauranga Woodcrafters Guild, opportunities for the public to have a go, and Trade Stalls selling tools.

Christmas Can Be Murder

Christmas Can Be Murder

17 Nov to 03 Dec

Outrageous big-hearted Christmas comedy!

Chris Everest

Chris Everest

18 Nov

Classical Guitar fans, Audiences wanting a rather intimate experience, Those wanting to experience both traditional classical music and Eastern European/world music sounds

Drag Up Your Life

Drag Up Your Life

19 Nov

Get ready for a drag production full of incredible lip sync performances, stunts and tricks that’ll blow your wig right off! This is a one night drag experience you do not want to miss!

Tauranga Go Green Expo 2022

Tauranga Go Green Expo 2022

19 Nov to 20 Nov

New Zealand’s Largest Green Living & Sustainable Lifestyle Show!

YoubeYou Tauranga Moana YOUNITY 2022 - The Gig

YoubeYou Tauranga Moana YOUNITY 2022 - The Gig

19 Nov

Join Tiki Taane in concert along with Ashton LaForteza, Wheriko, Sophie Maude and The Rocky Horror Show with Richard O'Brien in a celebration of diversity, inclusion and equity.

YouNity 22 - The Laughs (R16)

YouNity 22 - The Laughs (R16)

20 Nov

YoubeYou Tauranga Moana YouNity 22 - The Laughs (R16) features some of NZ's top comics taking to the stage to support and celebrate a vibrant, diverse, inclusive, and equitable Tauranga Moana

Tinman Triathlon

Tinman Triathlon

20 Nov

The Tinman Triathlon is proudly bought to you by GENX Homes & Marra Construction. The race has a distance for everyone.

Celebrating Greatness

Celebrating Greatness

20 Nov

Celebrating two milestones in our history, the concert features Schubert’s ‘Great’ C major Symphony, an exciting young clarinet soloist, and an early work by NZ composer, Douglas Lilburn.

The World of Musicals

The World of Musicals

21 Nov

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.

Nitro Circus

Nitro Circus

25 Nov

Nitro Circus will return to Tauranga’s Trustpower Stadium Baypark for the first time in three years with an action-packed night on Friday 25 November, 2022

Polo in the Bay | Mount Maunganui

Polo in the Bay | Mount Maunganui

26 Nov

Polo in the Bay is more than just a new event, it’s a whole new Mount Maunganui tradition.

Oempa Festival

Oempa Festival

26 Nov

Oempa Festival 2022 is back and bigger then ever

Mount Maunganui Weet-Bix™ Kids TRYathlon 2022

Mount Maunganui Weet-Bix™ Kids TRYathlon 2022

27 Nov

Join us at your local Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon! Open to kiwi kids aged 6 to 15 years.

A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland

A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland

16 Dec

Watch two star-crossed lovers twirl beneath the mistletoe as award-winning Irish musicians complement the world’s best Irish Dancers to deliver an exciting mix of traditional tunes, heartfelt ballads, carols and red-hot rhythms.

The Mount Monster - 10th anniversary edition

The Mount Monster - 10th anniversary edition

17 Dec

New Zealand's most prestigious surf lifesaving endurance race.

EVES Surfbreaker Triathlon

EVES Surfbreaker Triathlon

27 Dec

Set against the beautiful backdrop of mount Maunganui & the surf beach of the mount, the iconic EVES Surf Breaker Triathlon returns for the 38th year.

Summer Haze

Summer Haze

29 Dec

Shapeshifter + Fat Freddy's Drop + King Gizzard + The Lizard Wizard. After an inaugural sellout show, Summer Haze returns to Wharepai Domain in Tauranga with a world-class lineup of local and international talent.

L.A.B SUMMER TOUR | TAURANGA

L.A.B SUMMER TOUR | TAURANGA

30 Dec

Who’s ready for a massive hometown reunion at the beautiful Wharepai Domain this December 30?!

Generation Homes Women’s Triathlon

Generation Homes Women’s Triathlon

19 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.

Marra Sprint Triathlon

Marra Sprint Triathlon

12 Mar

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Mount Maunganui, the Marra Sprint Triathlon returns for the 36th year

Kiwi Moon

Kiwi Moon

22 Jun

Meet Little Kiwi, a tiny bird who will leave a huge impression. He is an unusual bright white kiwi, and he’s very round. What else is white, bright, and round?! Te Marama of course! And there she is in the sky, shining down through the trees.

Creedence Clearwater Collective

Creedence Clearwater Collective

17 Jul

The Creedence Clearwater Collective brings to the stage a six piece band – with a guest Saxophonist and a vocalist that emulates John Fogerty’s distinct vocals – to capture the unique CCR sound.

Rockaria - The ELO Experience

Rockaria - The ELO Experience

02 Sep

ROCKARIA - The ELO EXPERIENCE is a show that delivers a captivating live concert recreating the unforgettable sound of Jeff Lynne’s The Electric Light Orchestra.

Matilda - The Musical

Matilda - The Musical

20 Sep to 07 Oct

Tauranga Musical Theatre proudly presents Matilda - The Musical! The story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic

Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic

11 Nov

Direct from Australia, Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic is back by popular demand! Be immersed in the spectacle, grandeur and extravagance of Queen and Freddie Mercury. Big sound, big screens, crazy lighting and outlandish costumes… the REAL ROCK EXPERIENCE!

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