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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

Mr G: HOME

Mr G: HOME

09 Nov to 09 Feb

Mr G coming ‘home’ for first solo exhibition

A Night Before Christmas

A Night Before Christmas

21 Dec

Grab the family and come along to the Bay’s biggest free Christmas party. Featuring live music, carols by candlelight, food trucks, kids zone, and a massive fireworks display, come and celebrate Christmas in New Zealand’s very own Bethlehem.

Cold Chisel

Cold Chisel

05 Feb

Legendary Australian rockers Cold Chisel head to Tauranga for one NZ show!

Upcoming events

WHO AM I? EPISODE 001

WHO AM I? EPISODE 001

05 Oct to 01 Mar

A first survey exhibition of local contemporary artist Kelcy Taratoa.

Te Rangi Haupapa - A woven history

Te Rangi Haupapa - A woven history

19 Oct to 08 Mar

An exhibition combining contemporary art and historical objects from the Bay of Plenty region offers insight into Aotearoa New Zealand’s tumultuous past.

Mr G: HOME

Mr G: HOME

09 Nov to 09 Feb

Mr G coming ‘home’ for first solo exhibition

Dinner in the Domain

Dinner in the Domain

28 Nov to 26 Mar

Dinner in the Domain is a weekly artisan food market held in the idyllic Papamoa Domain. The best of the best that the Bay has to offer.

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

Summers past and Christmas presents

Summers past and Christmas presents

02 Dec to 05 Jan

It’s that time of the year again for Santa Claus, Christmas trees, and work picnic functions before the gentle slide into summer recreation at the beach, river or swimming pool.

Christmas Carols

Christmas Carols

12 Dec to 14 Dec

A wonderful selection of Christmas music

Community Night Markets at Bethlehem Hall

Community Night Markets at Bethlehem Hall

13 Dec

Supporting a talented and creatively diverse community with a unique social and environmental conscience.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

13 Dec to 14 Dec

Dance Education Centre brings the classic story of Jack and the Beanstalk to life on stage as a full work ballet. Suitable for all the family, highly entertaining and not to be missed.

Tauranga Twilight Christmas at the Races

Tauranga Twilight Christmas at the Races

13 Dec

Kick-start the festive season with Racing Tauranga’s Christmas at the Races!

Gourmet Night Market

Gourmet Night Market

13 Dec

Come and join us for a dining experience where you can choose from over 20 food trucks and cuisines.

Tauranga Farmers Market

Tauranga Farmers Market

14 Dec

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

Bethlehem Christmas Market

Bethlehem Christmas Market

14 Dec

At Bethlehem Hall (opposite Countdown.) Easy Christmas shopping with quality giftware, great food and coffee, art/crafts, kids' gear, man cave supplies, fresh produce... Support locals and grab bargains!

2019 TECT National Sevens

2019 TECT National Sevens

14 Dec to 15 Dec

Join us at the Tauranga Domain as 16 men’s and 12 women’s teams from all over New Zealand compete for the National titles on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December!

Family Picnic by the Pool

Family Picnic by the Pool

14 Dec

Get into the holiday vibe early!

Summer Splash

Summer Splash

14 Dec

Celebrate Summer 2019 at the pool!

Mount Farmers Market

Mount Farmers Market

15 Dec

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

Cool Bananas Christmas Show - The Bickering Bell Battle

Cool Bananas Christmas Show - The Bickering Bell Battle

15 Dec

Looking for something for the whole family this Christmas season?

Youth Christmas Choir

Youth Christmas Choir

20 Dec

Celebrate the joy of Christmas! Come and watch the kids from Inspire Education Studio perform a choir at Tauranga City Library.

Gourmet Night Market

Gourmet Night Market

20 Dec

Come and join us for a dining experience where you can choose from over 20 food trucks and cuisines.

Tauranga Farmers Market

Tauranga Farmers Market

21 Dec

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

21 Dec

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

A Night Before Christmas

A Night Before Christmas

21 Dec

Grab the family and come along to the Bay’s biggest free Christmas party. Featuring live music, carols by candlelight, food trucks, kids zone, and a massive fireworks display, come and celebrate Christmas in New Zealand’s very own Bethlehem.

Sunday SOUNDS Good @ the Mount

Sunday SOUNDS Good @ the Mount

22 Dec to 12 Jan

Free live music four Sundays over the summer season 7-8pm on Mount Mainstreet at 137 Maunganui Road

Mount Farmers Market

Mount Farmers Market

22 Dec

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

Christmas Carols on the Waterfront 2019

Christmas Carols on the Waterfront 2019

22 Dec

The annual Carols on the Waterfront event returns this year to the city centre for it's 8th year!

With Love from God to You

With Love from God to You

24 Dec

Special Children's Christmas Eve Service

Christmas Eve Service - Away In A Manger

Christmas Eve Service - Away In A Manger

24 Dec

Come and join us for our Christmas Eve Service at C3 City Church.

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.

Tauranga Farmers Market

Tauranga Farmers Market

28 Dec

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 - Mount Maunganui

The Little Big Markets - Mount Maunganui

28 Dec

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

More FM Family Fun Zone - Memorial Park

More FM Family Fun Zone - Memorial Park

28 Dec

Play games! Win prizes! Join the More FM team for a day of fun, competitions, and free stuff! Everyone is a winner!

Mount Farmers Market

Mount Farmers Market

29 Dec

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

More FM Teddy Bears Picnic

More FM Teddy Bears Picnic

29 Dec

Bring a picnic! Bring a teddy bear! And win prizes!

Wilkinson

Wilkinson

29 Dec

Drum and Bass hit-maker Wilkinson is hitting the Bay of Plenty out of the park for the first time on 29 December, delivering a one-off Drum and Bass masterclass at Soper Reserve, Mount Maunganui.

Papamoa New Year’s Eve Community Celebration

Papamoa New Year’s Eve Community Celebration

31 Dec

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family, friends and neighbours.

Matua New Year’s Eve Community Celebration

Matua New Year’s Eve Community Celebration

31 Dec

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family, friends and neighbours.

Tauranga CBD New Year’s Eve Community Celebration

Tauranga CBD New Year’s Eve Community Celebration

31 Dec

Join the local, early evening, family-friendly community celebrations this New Year’s Eve.

Greerton New Year’s Eve Community Celebration

Greerton New Year’s Eve Community Celebration

31 Dec

Join the local, early evening, family-friendly community celebrations this New Year’s Eve.

Interislander Summer Festival Tauranga Races

Interislander Summer Festival Tauranga Races

02 Jan

Holiday family fun at the Races!

Water Polo on the Waterfront

Water Polo on the Waterfront

03 Jan to 04 Jan

Fast and furious ocean-based water polo action at the highest level with NZs top men and women competing for the winner's trophies, Tidal Steps, The Strand, Tauranga.

Summer Thunder 2020

Summer Thunder 2020

03 Jan to 08 Jan

Thundercat Racing will be back at the beach this January, as crews battle for the National Championship in this high speed, high adrenaline, wave jumping motor-sport.

More FM Family Fun Zone - Mount Drury

More FM Family Fun Zone - Mount Drury

03 Jan

Play games! Win prizes! Join the More FM team for a day of fun, competitions, and free stuff! Everyone is a winner!

Ziggy Alberts

Ziggy Alberts

03 Jan

Due to huge demand, Ziggy Alberts is bringing his ‘Laps Around The Sun’ world tour to New Zealand in 2020.

Tauranga Farmers Market

Tauranga Farmers Market

04 Jan

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 - Mount Maunganui

The Little Big Markets - Mount Maunganui

04 Jan

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

Fat Freddy's Drop

Fat Freddy

04 Jan

The invincible Fat Freddy’s Drop has invited a swag of New Zealand’s finest musicians and international DJs to spark up their annual summer roady.

Mount Farmers Market

Mount Farmers Market

05 Jan

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

Drax Project

Drax Project

05 Jan

Drax Project are embarking on their biggest summer tour yet! And the Kiwi pop sensations are taking a top-notch line-up of emerging New Zealand talent along for the ride.

Gin Wigmore with Tami Neilson and Hollie Smith

Gin Wigmore with Tami Neilson and Hollie Smith

07 Jan

One of New Zealand’s most-loved and unique female artists, Gin Wigmore, makes her great return to the Kiwi stage to perform at Soper Reserve this January

Community Night Markets at Bethlehem Hall

Community Night Markets at Bethlehem Hall

10 Jan

Supporting a talented and creatively diverse community with a unique social and environmental conscience.

More FM Sand Sculpture

More FM Sand Sculpture

10 Jan

Bring a spade, some creativity, and win prizes!

Mount Festival of Multisport

Mount Festival of Multisport

11 Jan

The Mount Festival of Multisport returns

Summer Raceday

Summer Raceday

17 Jan

Summer family fun at the Races.

Rosier New Zealand Tour

Rosier New Zealand Tour

23 Jan

Quebecois five-piece folk outfit Rosier will play at Totara Street this January as part of their seven-date nationwide tour!

One Love Festival

One Love Festival

25 Jan to 26 Jan

One Love 2020 lifts the lid on its most exciting line-up yet!

Paul Bosauder - Tierra Y Mar

Paul Bosauder - Tierra Y Mar

01 Feb

Tierra y Mar, combines the strains of traditional flamenco guitar, song and dance direct from Spain to create a truly moving and unique theatre experience.

Restlessness and Raisins - Life on a Guano Island

Restlessness and Raisins - Life on a Guano Island

05 Feb

Join Heritage Specialist Abigail Wharne as she talks about Harold Willey Hudson’s experiences on Jarvis Island with New Zealand photographer Henry Winkelmann.

Cold Chisel

Cold Chisel

05 Feb

Legendary Australian rockers Cold Chisel head to Tauranga for one NZ show!

Waitangi Day Races

Waitangi Day Races

06 Feb

Summer family fun at the Races!

Mauao Super Slam

Mauao Super Slam

07 Feb to 09 Feb

Fifth stop on the New Zealand Beach Volleyball Tour.

Kevin Fraser Live

Kevin Fraser Live

08 Feb

Known as the guy on the internet with his impressions on the daily struggles of life, Kevin Fraser now trots the globe, delivering comedy everywhere visits. Expect a whirlwind as he unearths his frustrations on even the most simplest issues of life.

The Extravaganza Fair

The Extravaganza Fair

15 Feb to 16 Feb

All the fun of the fair!!! The Extravaganza Fair bringing unique shopping, live music, circus & magic shows, kids fun & rides, readers, tiny homes, food, drinks, Lucky Star DJ zone & much more!!! Free entry!

We Run The Night

We Run The Night

15 Feb

A social night run event comprising of the main half marathon distance 21km, 14km and 7km events run over the flat sealed roads of Mount Maunganui.

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.

Holi Colour Splash 2020

Holi Colour Splash 2020

29 Feb

Get ready for Tauranga's biggest and most vibrant festival of love and join the Holi fun and colour chase: immerse yourself in a pool of colours, dance and frolic with your friends and rejuvenate your body and soul!

Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals

Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals

29 Feb

Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals will return to New Zealand early next year for a five-date tour.

Ciphering Love - love letters in the Gellibrand and Crapp papers

Ciphering Love - love letters in the Gellibrand and Crapp papers

04 Mar

Deciphering love – looking over the shoulders of Captain Crapp and Dottie Gellibrand as they live, love and struggle in mid 19th Century Omokoroa.

Mauao Half Marathon 2020!

Mauao Half Marathon 2020!

07 Mar

Whether a competitive off road Mountain Goat runner or someone just looking for a challenge with breath-taking scenery, the Foundation Clinic Mauao Half Marathon appeals to all.

Relay for Life Bay of Plenty

Relay for Life Bay of Plenty

07 Mar

Relay For Life is an inspiring community event that gives everyone a chance to celebrate cancer survivors and carers; remember loved ones lost to cancer; and fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of Cancer Society.

Pride Picnic 2020

Pride Picnic 2020

08 Mar

A exciting celebration of diversity, fun and music in a concert for your friends and family. Just make sure you're absolutely fabulous!

Realising Beethoven

Realising Beethoven

11 Mar

To mark the 250th anniversary of his birth, the NZSO presents a unique concert guiding you through the music of Beethoven, his influences and composers he subsequently inspired.

Goldberg Variations

Goldberg Variations

12 Mar

NZSO brings J S Bach’s masterpiece 'Goldberg Variations' to Tauranga audiences. First written for harpsichord, it opens with a beautifully tranquil and ornamented Aria followed by 30 intricate and distinct variations performed on a variety of instruments.

St. Patrick's Day Races

St. Patrick

14 Mar

Get your green on and celebrate all that's Irish at the Races!

Menopause the Musical

Menopause the Musical

15 Mar to 15 Mar

The original New York and Las Vegas hit Menopause The Musical® returns to New Zealand in 2020! See what 11+ million women (and brave men) have been laughing about for 17 years. It’s the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!

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!

TINA Simply The Best

TINA Simply The Best

18 Mar

Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this full stage production brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. Featuring the thrilling Caroline Borole & amazing live band & dancers - a fabulous fun night out!

Soweto Gospel Choir

Soweto Gospel Choir

20 Mar

The Soweto Gospel Choir are bringing their Freedom tour to New Zealand in 2020 in honor of the father of their rainbow nation, Nelson Mandela, and South Africa’s struggle for freedom.

Floyd Live

Floyd Live

21 Mar

Floyd Live returns to Baycourt following their sold out show in 2018! Bringing their distinctive "Floyd" sound, captured by the experienced and seasoned 8-piece band's emotive and soulful musicianship, Pink Floyd lovers won't want to miss this show!

Happy Harbour Fun Day

Happy Harbour Fun Day

21 Mar

A free, family-friendly event where kids can get involved in discovering what makes Tauranga Moana so amazing.

Waipuna Hospice Super Hero Walk 2020

Waipuna Hospice Super Hero Walk 2020

22 Mar

Who’s your hero? Walking to honour, remember and celebrate the hero’s in our life.

Healthvision Festival of Disability Sport 2020

Healthvision Festival of Disability Sport 2020

28 Mar to 29 Mar

A high energy event which brings together physically disabled athletes, across multiple sporting codes, to compete over one weekend. With 'have a go' sports available to try, there will be something for everyone. Come and check it out.

180 years of the Treaty of Waitangi in Tauranga

180 years of the Treaty of Waitangi in Tauranga

01 Apr

180 years ago, on 10 April 1840, one of the signings of the Treaty of Waitangi took place in Tauranga Moana.

VolFest 2020

VolFest 2020

04 Apr

Join us and showcase what you do!

Pay What You Want Tauranga Half Marathon

Pay What You Want Tauranga Half Marathon

05 Apr

The ability to “Pay What You Want”. A New Zealand first! Half Marathon, 15km, 10km, 5km, Matua Mile options available!

The Extravaganza Fair

The Extravaganza Fair

25 Apr to 27 Apr

All the fun of the fair!!! The Extravaganza Fair bringing unique shopping, live music, circus & magic shows, kids fun & rides, readers, tiny homes, food, drinks, Lucky Star DJ zone & much more!!! Free entry!

The Ten Tenors

The Ten Tenors

27 Apr to 28 Apr

The Ten Tenors perform a unique combination of classical & contemporary music featuring ten-part harmonies. Globally acclaimed, critics praise their ability to “ignite hearts” with their effortless charm and “magnificent vocals”.

Springs in the City

Springs in the City

06 May

Springs in the City - The locations, history and potential solutions to restore the springs in Tauranga city centre with guest speaker Joe McAuley.

Heath Franklin's Chopper - The Silencer

Heath Franklin

13 May

Chopper cordially invites the world to shut up. Welcome The Silencer. Amongst the noise, hysteria, angst, snowflakes and trolls, who'll give us a bit of bloody shush? Chopper's here to machete through the jungle of bull. R15+ contains strong language

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

14 May to 15 May

Moscow Ballet La Classique return to Baycourt with ballet's most loved fairytale, Sleeping Beauty. Enjoy artistic ballet mastery at its finest & go on a mystical journey to the fairytale world of princess aurora the Sleeping Beauty.

Unearthing the Ulster Plantation

Unearthing the Ulster Plantation

03 Jun

Photographs and documents relating to the early European settlement of Katikati.

Tauranga Armageddon Expo 2020

Tauranga Armageddon Expo 2020

06 Jun to 07 Jun

NZ's largest pop culture celebration returns to Tauranga for another huge event!

World of Musicals

World of Musicals

22 Jun

World of Musicals brings the very best, colorful, 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.

Venus Rising

Venus Rising

27 Jun to 28 Jun

Four celestial ballets, by inspirational and internationally renowned choreographers, capture the spirit and power of Venus Rising – brightest of stars, herald of the dusk and of the dawn. Presented by the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

Leaving Jackson

Leaving Jackson

11 Aug

For over 40 years Johnny Cash & June Carter's love story played out through some of the greatest songs ever written & enthralled audiences around the world. This 2 hour live concert will have you singing, laughing and crying for more.

Friends! The Musical Parody

Friends! The Musical Parody

02 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.

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