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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 Little Big Markets - Papamoa

The Little Big Markets - Papamoa

17 Apr

Join us for The Little Big Markets SUMMER 2020/21 season!

UPRISE ATK

UPRISE ATK

17 Apr

NO YOUNG PERSON IS BEYOND THE REACH OF CHANGE

Sunday Village Market

Sunday Village Market

18 Apr

Make your Sunday special

Upcoming events

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.

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.

Lisa Chandler: The Dividing Line exhibition

Lisa Chandler: The Dividing Line exhibition

13 Mar to 06 Jun

Lisa Chandler’s tactile paintings reference both street art and protest paraphernalia gleaned from various protests and rallies.

Christina Pataialii: Proximity and Distance

Christina Pataialii: Proximity and Distance

13 Mar to 06 Jun

Pataialii’s signature embrace of both ‘fine art’ materials and those related to the trades is evident through the presence of house paint applied directly to the walls of the atrium and large-scale drop cloths which will be suspended within the room.

Laurie Steer: The Abundance of Water

Laurie Steer: The Abundance of Water

13 Mar to 18 Jul

Displaying over 100 newly fired ceramic objects, Steer’s installation uses the concept of the dinner setting as a springboard to explore ideas of consumption, value and excess.

Fundamentals Of Painting

Fundamentals Of Painting

30 Mar to 27 Apr

This is an inspiring and productive course for all levels of experience. A fun time set in a chilled out relaxed and creative environment.

Easter Comedy Improv Jams

Easter Comedy Improv Jams

04 Apr to 02 May

Jazz during the day then come to the live improv comedy show on Sunday night - loads of larfs for everyone.

Broadway Matinee with Project Prima Volta

 Broadway Matinee with Project Prima Volta

11 Apr

The NZSO and Project Prima Volta present Broadway Matinee, a concert experience for the whole family. The best and brightest young singers from across the Hawke’s Bay join the NZSO to perform songs from some of the greatest musicals ever written.

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.

Aqua Zumba at Baywave

Aqua Zumba at Baywave

15 Apr

Jump into the latin inspired, dance fitness pool party that makes working out a splash!

The Little Big Markets - Papamoa

The Little Big Markets - Papamoa

17 Apr

Join us for The Little Big Markets SUMMER 2020/21 season!

Public Talk: When A Nation Forgets God

Public Talk: When A Nation Forgets God

17 Apr

Direct - Confronting - Truthful- If you love this country, do not miss this event.

UPRISE ATK

UPRISE ATK

17 Apr

NO YOUNG PERSON IS BEYOND THE REACH OF CHANGE

GMSD Competitions Group Night

GMSD Competitions Group Night

18 Apr

The annual Gillian Moore School of Dance Competitions Group Night returns to Baycourt Community & Arts Centre for 2021.

Sunday Village Market

Sunday Village Market

18 Apr

Make your Sunday special

Relief Printmaking for School Children

Relief Printmaking for School Children

20 Apr to 27 Apr

Welcome to a fun and colourful introduction to relief printmaking. Two Tuesdays to pick from.

Aqua Zumba at Baywave

Aqua Zumba at Baywave

22 Apr

Jump into the latin inspired, dance fitness pool party that makes working out a splash!

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

22 Apr

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

Mauao Draw Squad

Mauao Draw Squad

22 Apr

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

Multi Plate Relief Printmaking for School Children

Multi Plate Relief Printmaking for School Children

22 Apr to 29 Apr

Welcome to a fun and colourful introduction to multi plate relief printmaking. Two Thursdays to pick from.

Tauranga Society of Artists Original Art Expo

Tauranga Society of Artists Original Art Expo

22 Apr to 25 Apr

The Bay's Biggest Art Expo All Under One Roof!

Madagascar - The Musical

Madagascar - The Musical

23 Apr to 25 Apr

Based on the smash-hit DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar The Musical is appearing in New Zealand for the first time.

Our Pinocchio

Our Pinocchio

24 Apr to 25 Apr

I Dance Studios presents 'Our Pinocchio!' based on the famous story but with a special twist. Join Jiminy Cricket as he embarks on a journey with little Pinocchio, who must earn the right to become real by proving herself truthful, brave and selfless.

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 Balancing Act

The Balancing Act

27 Apr

Join Jay as he takes you on a journey full of trapeze, acrobatics and circus stunts to find his circus partner!

ACE Brass

ACE Brass

28 Apr

Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. These three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio.

Service to Remember the Battle of Pukehinahina - Gate Pa

Service to Remember the Battle of Pukehinahina - Gate Pa

29 Apr

The Anglican Parish of Gate Pa invites you to a short service at St. Georges Anglican Church to commemorate the Battle of Pukehinahina - Gate Pa and to honour all those who fought and died in this tragic event.

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.

3 Speed Crunch Box Rebooted

3 Speed Crunch Box Rebooted

01 May

Laugh out loud stupidity and side-splitting slapstick for the whole family. Nail biting circus tricks and a phenomenal finish! The world-touring, crazy stunt people from Dislocate are back with their brand new show, 3 Speed Crunch Box Rebooted.

May Day 2021

May Day 2021

01 May

Physical Impact brings you an an exciting inclusive mixed team competition on 1st May 2021.

Shakespeare On Trial

Shakespeare On Trial

02 May

Wright Rohde Youth Theatre presents Shakespeare on Trial! A comedy musical play celebrating the life and works of William Shakespeare 400 years after his death.

Queen: It’s A Kinda Magic

  Queen: It’s A Kinda Magic

03 May to 04 May

Immerse yourself in the spectacle, grandeur and energy of the world’s greatest rock band with Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic, celebrating the legacy of Queen. Big sound, big screens, crazy lighting and outlandish costumes!

Greerton Draw Squad

Greerton Draw Squad

06 May

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

Tauranga Home Show

Tauranga Home Show

07 May to 09 May

Build your dream in the Bay of Plenty at Tauranga's biggest home expo

Meremere

Meremere

11 May

Meremere is an autobiographical performance from critically acclaimed dancer Rodney Bell that weaves together stories from his life. a compelling and profoundly moving performance that has delighted audiences around New Zealand, winning several awards.

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?

Stormwater 2021 National Conference

Stormwater 2021 National Conference

12 May to 14 May

Come and join us for our 20th anniversary – a message from Water New Zealand Chief Executive Gillian Blythe

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

The Sweet Caroline Tour: A Tribute to Neil Diamond

The Sweet Caroline Tour: A Tribute to Neil Diamond

14 May

The Sweet Caroline Tour: A Tribute to Neil Diamond is putting all those well-loved classics back on stage and in the spotlight, showcased by a world-class international band and produced especially for the theatre.

Lobe

Lobe

15 May

Dance Company presents Lobe - a contemporary dance production observing those who seek asylum against the confrontations of reality.

Miles Calder - Autopilot Life Tour

Miles Calder - Autopilot Life Tour

15 May

Wellington songwriter Miles Calder brings his folk-rock tunes to Tauranga as part of his 10-date nationwide 'Autopilot Life' album release tour.

Ben Elton - Live

Ben Elton - Live

17 May to 18 May

Comedy legend Ben Elton will tour New Zealand with a brand-new stand-up show, Ben Elton Live in May 2021. He last performed stand-up in New Zealand in 2006 but has now returned to the stage, having recently completed a sell-out 75-date UK tour.

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".

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

27 May

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

Mauao Draw Squad

Mauao Draw Squad

27 May

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

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 Bay of Plenty Wedding Show 2021

The Bay of Plenty Wedding Show 2021

30 May

Come along to The Bay of Plenty Wedding Show and get inspired.

The Pink Floyd Experience - Animals & The Wall

The Pink Floyd Experience - Animals & The Wall

03 Jun to 04 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.

Mount Runners and Walkers Half Marathon

Mount Runners and Walkers Half Marathon

06 Jun

35th Annual Mt Runners & Walkers Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and KidsK.

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?

Showquest

Showquest

09 Jun

Showquest is a performing arts platform for schools produced by Rockquest Promotions

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

10 Jun

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

Ultimate Athlete

Ultimate Athlete

11 Jun to 12 Jun

Postponed from April to June - Be apart of New Zealand's very first Ultimate Athlete obstacle course race and compete for the first-ever NZ Ultimate Athlete title!

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.

Beethoven & Brass

Beethoven & Brass

19 Jun

An heroic (Eroica) Symphony, a folklore overture (Melusina) & a trombone concerto

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

24 Jun

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

Mauao Draw Squad

Mauao Draw Squad

24 Jun

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

Greerton Draw Squad

Greerton Draw Squad

01 Jul

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

Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream

Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream

02 Jul to 04 Jul

Take a wild ride to paradise with Indian Ink’s powerful new play about impermanence - of life, love…. and ice cream! Infused with serious laughter, exquisite puppetry and inspired sound design this show will blow your mind and melt your heart.

Mauao Draw Squad

Mauao Draw Squad

08 Jul

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

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

08 Jul

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

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.

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?

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

22 Jul

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

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

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.

NZ Bridge - NZ National Bridge Congress

NZ Bridge - NZ National Bridge Congress

24 Sep to 02 Oct

New Zealand Bridge Congress - New Zealand's Premier Bridge Event

Wonderland Glow Show

Wonderland Glow Show

30 Sep to 01 Oct

WONDERLAND GLOW SHOW, a ‘kiwified’ interpretation of the classic ‘Alice in Wonderland’ tale for tamariki, educators and whanau! Let your imagination soar as you are transported by the magic of giant scale glow-in-the-dark puppetry.

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.

Leaving Jackson

Leaving Jackson

20 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.

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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