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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

Mount Maunganui Blood Drive

Mount Maunganui Blood Drive

29 Feb

Donate blood with a view of Mauao!

Ultimate Beach Run

Ultimate Beach Run

02 Mar

Join us at sunrise on low tide for our unique beach run/walk experience

Children's Day in our City Centre

Children

03 Mar

You won't want to miss this hands-on, action packed free family event in Tauranga city centre!

Upcoming events

The Day Out Markets

The Day Out Markets

01 Oct to 26 May

A must-do event this summer with epic local markets, live music, food, free activities and more!

Midnight Sun, 2022

Midnight Sun, 2022

06 Nov 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.

Knit and Knatter | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library

Knit and Knatter | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library

05 Dec to 09 Apr

Join us for some friendly knitting and a good natter

Knit and Knatter | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library

Knit and Knatter | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library

06 Dec to 10 Apr

Join us for some friendly knitting and a good natter

CV typing help - All library locations

CV typing help - All library locations

09 Jan to 13 Dec

Do you need a hand to type out your CV? We’re here to help.

Knit and Knatter | Te Ao Mārama - Greerton Library

Knit and Knatter | Te Ao Mārama - Greerton Library

09 Jan to 09 Apr

Join us for some friendly knitting and a good natter

Knit and Knatter Junior | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library

Knit and Knatter Junior | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library

10 Jan to 17 Apr

Join our knitting whizzes to learn and practice a fun new skill! They’re happy to knit or crochet with you.

Greerton Book Group

Greerton Book Group

15 Jan to 15 Apr

Book Club for Book Addicts.

Digital drop-in | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library

Digital drop-in | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library

23 Jan to 09 Apr

Learning at the library has never been easier! We offer 20 minutes of free one-on-one digital assistance with one of our tech experts in your local library every week.

Digital drop-in | Te Ao Mārama - Mount Maunganui Library

Digital drop-in | Te Ao Mārama - Mount Maunganui Library

24 Jan to 10 Apr

Learning at the library has never been easier! We offer 20 minutes of free one-on-one digital assistance with one of our tech experts in your local library every week.

Digital drop-in | Te Ao Mārama - Greerton Library

Digital drop-in | Te Ao Mārama - Greerton Library

24 Jan to 10 Apr

Learning at the library has never been easier! We offer 20 minutes of free one-on-one digital assistance with one of our tech experts in your local library every week.

The Waitangi History Hīkoi

The Waitangi History Hīkoi

25 Jan to 06 Mar

This summer, travel around Tauranga Moana and learn about our local history!

Digital drop-in | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library

Digital drop-in | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library

25 Jan to 11 Apr

Learning at the library has never been easier! We offer 20 minutes of free one-on-one digital assistance with one of our tech experts in your local library every week.

Pāpāmoa Book Group

Pāpāmoa Book Group

01 Feb to 04 Apr

Book Club for Book Addicts.

Harvest Health Hub

Harvest Health Hub

08 Feb to 28 Mar

Affordable health and wellbeing services. Exercise, Nutrition, cooking classes and lots more..

Soak n Sounds

Soak n Sounds

11 Feb to 31 Mar

Finish your week in style with a relaxing soak and the sweet sounds of local live musicians!

Pāpāmoa Family History Group | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library

Pāpāmoa Family History Group | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library

12 Feb to 08 Apr

Need help with your genealogy research?

FULLY BOOKED: Fiero Coding Club

FULLY BOOKED: Fiero Coding Club

12 Feb to 08 Apr

Learning to code has never been more fun!

Iti Pounamu - Toddler Time | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library

Iti Pounamu - Toddler Time | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library

13 Feb to 09 Apr

Songs, stories and fun for under 5’s.

Digi Kids: Digital Music (GarageBand)

Digi Kids: Digital Music (GarageBand)

13 Feb to 05 Mar

Create your own song using Garageband in four free lessons!

Iti Pounamu - Toddler Time | Te Ao Mārama - Greerton Library

Iti Pounamu - Toddler Time | Te Ao Mārama - Greerton Library

14 Feb to 10 Apr

Songs, stories and fun for under 5’s.

Kawhe-whawhe | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library

Kawhe-whawhe | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library

14 Feb to 10 Apr

Nau kake mai, nau haere mai ki te Kawhe-whawhe! Come along and practice your te reo Māori skills, no matter your level

Iti Pounamu - Toddler Time | Te Ao Mārama - Mount Maunganui Library

Iti Pounamu - Toddler Time | Te Ao Mārama - Mount Maunganui Library

15 Feb to 11 Apr

Songs, stories and fun for under 5’s.

Iti Pounamu - Toddler Time | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library

Iti Pounamu - Toddler Time | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library

15 Feb to 11 Apr

Songs, stories and fun for under 5’s.

Pēpi Play | Te Ao Mārama - Mount Maunganui Library

Pēpi Play | Te Ao Mārama - Mount Maunganui Library

16 Feb to 12 Apr

Rhymes, songs and movement for under 1s.

A Song, A Dream, A Letter. Rolph Hediger - Fringe Art Exhibition.

 A Song, A Dream, A Letter. Rolph Hediger - Fringe Art Exhibition.

16 Feb to 09 Mar

Rolph Hediger is a South African artist, raised in Canada, living in Tauranga. He holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries. His practice currently includes drawings, writing and moving image.

Tauranga Moana Waterscapes: 1800s - Present

Tauranga Moana Waterscapes: 1800s - Present

17 Feb to 03 Jun

Drawing on artworks from three of Tauranga’s largest public collection, as well as selected works by prominent local contemporary artists. Curated by Ellie Smith. Sponsored by BOP Times.

Draw Squad | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library

Draw Squad | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library

21 Feb to 27 Mar

For young artists and doodlers!

Rainbow Challenge Photography for Teens | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library

Rainbow Challenge Photography for Teens | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library

22 Feb to 11 Apr

Rainbow youth and allies won't want to miss this series of photography workshops!

The B Side Vinyl Art Exhibition - Fringe 2024 Group Show

The B Side Vinyl Art Exhibition - Fringe 2024 Group Show

23 Feb to 09 Mar

This is the featured Exhibition of the Tauranga 2024 Fringe Festival happening on the 9 March 2024. The exhibition will be on display from the 23 February.

Genealogy at the library | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library

Genealogy at the library | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library

23 Feb to 26 Apr

Need help with your genealogy research? Let us assist you

Wunderboxes: Raumati - Summer by Emma Prill

Wunderboxes: Raumati - Summer by Emma Prill

24 Feb to 01 Apr

Step into the magical world of Tauranga Art Gallery's miniature art adventure!

Weekend Drop-in Learning and Art Activities

Weekend Drop-in Learning and Art Activities

24 Feb to 02 Jun

Create your own masterpiece to take home! Free entry. Everyone is welcome. Bookings are not required.

Just Wanna Have Fun? | Te Ao Mārama - Greerton Library

Just Wanna Have Fun? | Te Ao Mārama - Greerton Library

27 Feb to 17 Dec

Keen to try something new, have fun and meet new people?

The Kiln God's Share - A Fringe Ceramic Installation

The Kiln God

27 Feb to 09 Mar

Did you know that potters – those unassuming and mild-mannered artists rarely seen in public – go into ferocious battle with monstrous gods on a daily basis?

Morning Pilates on The Waterfront

Morning Pilates on The Waterfront

28 Feb

Free morning pilates on the waterfront with The Pilates Fix

EmployNZ CV and Career Advice Drop-in - Te Ao Mārama Tauranga Library

 EmployNZ CV and Career Advice Drop-in - Te Ao Mārama Tauranga Library

28 Feb

Come along to our drop-in sessions every Wednesday, for professional help with job searching, CVs, cover letters, interview techniques and more.

Rainbow Reads Book Club

Rainbow Reads Book Club

28 Feb

Join us for the February Rainbow Reads Book Club and share what you're reading.

My Ride Mt Maunganui E-Bike Maintenance Workshop (FULL)

My Ride Mt Maunganui E-Bike Maintenance Workshop (FULL)

28 Feb

This event is now full and registration has closed.

Mount Maunganui Blood Drive

Mount Maunganui Blood Drive

29 Feb

Donate blood with a view of Mauao!

Lunchtime yoga on The Waterfront

Lunchtime yoga on The Waterfront

29 Feb

Free lunchtime yoga with House of Yoga

Food Lovers Masterclass

Food Lovers Masterclass

29 Feb

Kiwi households throw out an average of over $1,500 worth of food every year. Come along and learn about why we waste food and how to stop it.

Tauranga City Tour (FULL)

Tauranga City Tour (FULL)

29 Feb

This event is now full and registration has closed.

Digital Workshop for Adults- Maximising Efficiency with ChatGPT and AI

Digital Workshop for Adults- Maximising Efficiency with ChatGPT and AI

29 Feb

Find out about simple tips and try hands-on tricks to get the most from modern tech.

The Michael Jackson History Show

The Michael Jackson History Show

01 Mar

NOW SOLD OUT! Showtime presents this spectacular music tribute and full-scale stage production honouring the one and only King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Neighbours Aotearoa 2024

Neighbours Aotearoa 2024

01 Mar to 31 Mar

The month-long celebration Neighbours Aotearoa returns for 2024, encouraging people to organise activities or events with their neighbours.

Tauranga Rotary Club Book Sale 2024

Tauranga Rotary Club Book Sale 2024

01 Mar to 03 Mar

The annual Tauranga Rotary Club Book Sale 2024 is on between 1st and 3rd March at Harvard Way, off Jean Batten Drive, in Tauranga.

Sustainable Backyards

Sustainable Backyards

01 Mar to 31 Mar

A month long program of events covering all aspects of sustainability from movie nights, clothes swaps, workshops, beach clean ups etc.

Clothes Swap and Sustainable Backyards Launch

Clothes Swap and Sustainable Backyards Launch

01 Mar

We're kicking off a jam packed calendar of events with a firm favourite, clothing swap. Free event, bring 5 garments in good condition to be swapped.

Night owl cinema - UP

Night owl cinema - UP

01 Mar

Free outdoor cinema on Tauranga Waterfront for the family to enjoy

David and Shimna

David and Shimna

01 Mar

Please welcome back - David and Shimna. Reunited for two NZ shows full of laughter, loops, beautiful harmonies, some more laughter, and some sizzling guitar and fiddle playing

Emma Prill Creative Workshop: Summer Memories

Emma Prill Creative Workshop: Summer Memories

02 Mar

A mixed media session led by Renowned local artist Emma Prill.

The Harmonic Resonators - Encore Tour

The Harmonic Resonators - Encore Tour

02 Mar

Aotearoa's finest family band returns to the stage in 2024! You’re in for an evening of lush harmonies, country geetar breaks, and delightful banter.

Mountainbike Tauranga Summerhill Open Day

Mountainbike Tauranga Summerhill Open Day

02 Mar

Come and check out one of the most scenic mountain bike parks in New Zealand.

Ultimate Beach Run

Ultimate Beach Run

02 Mar

Join us at sunrise on low tide for our unique beach run/walk experience

Seniors and Travel Expo

Seniors and Travel Expo

02 Mar to 03 Mar

Bay of Plenty's most exciting expo for the active senior!

Op Shop Bus Tour

Op Shop Bus Tour

02 Mar

Say No to Fast Fashion and learn the fun of Op Shopping. All aboard the Envirohub bus! We are going to take you on a tour of some of the best op shops in Tauranga!

Pocket Sized Play - Henna designs

Pocket Sized Play - Henna designs

02 Mar

Enjoy free Henna designs at this week's Pocket Sized Play!

Central North Island Pipe Band Contest

Central North Island Pipe Band Contest

02 Mar

Hear the skirl of the pipes and the beat of the drums amid a swirl of tartans

Holi Colour Splash 2024

Holi Colour Splash 2024

02 Mar

Immerse yourself in three hours of popular Holi and Kirtan DJ music, live Bharatanatyam, Bhangra and Bollywood performances!

Royal New Zealand Ballet Tutus on Tour

Royal New Zealand Ballet Tutus on Tour

03 Mar to 04 Mar

The Royal New Zealand Ballet presents Tutus on Tour. Featuring excerpts from Swan Lake, Prismatic, Clay and so much more!

Children's Day in our City Centre

Children

03 Mar

You won't want to miss this hands-on, action packed free family event in Tauranga city centre!

Dinosaurs Unleashed

Dinosaurs Unleashed

03 Mar

Come along and get into dino discoveries with Dinosaur Darren and Rista the Raptor Handler

All Ford Car Day

All Ford Car Day

03 Mar

Don't miss this finale Ford event!

Mountainbike Tauranga Summerhill Club Night

Mountainbike Tauranga Summerhill Club Night

04 Mar

Mondays are club racing night for MTB Tauranga at the beautiful Summerhill Mountain Bike Park.

Mount Maunganui Tour

Mount Maunganui Tour

04 Mar

A relaxed ride that takes in the sights of Mount Maunganui, with a complimentary coffee to finish.

Beach Clean – Waste to Jewellery! Mount Maunganui

Beach Clean – Waste to Jewellery! Mount Maunganui

04 Mar

Join Envirohub for a community clean-up and learn which plastics can be made into jewellery at home. Join us in Part 2 on Sunday 24 to melt and carve your plastic into your own jewellery!

Beach Clean - Waste to Jewellery Pāpāmoa

Beach Clean - Waste to Jewellery Pāpāmoa

05 Mar

Join Envirohub for a community clean-up and learn which plastics can be made into jewellery at home.

EmployNZ CV and Career Advice Drop-in - Te Ao Mārama Pāpāmoa Library

EmployNZ CV and Career Advice Drop-in - Te Ao Mārama Pāpāmoa Library

06 Mar

Come along to our drop-in sessions every Wednesday, for professional help with job searching, CVs, cover letters, interview techniques and more.

Creative New Zealand Kōrero Mai - Funding Information Workshop

Creative New Zealand Kōrero Mai - Funding Information Workshop

06 Mar

Creative New Zealand Funding workshop to support artists, arts organisations and their communities understand and access new funding avenues.

Go By Bike Day

Go By Bike Day

06 Mar

Go By Bike Day is back and we’re encouraging people of all ages to swap their car trips for a bike and discover the benefits of safe cycling.

Crazy Ladies

Crazy Ladies

07 Mar to 23 Mar

Hilarious laugh a minute live show!

DayBreak - Festival of Innovation

DayBreak - Festival of Innovation

07 Mar to 08 Mar

Converge, collaborate and create a truly innovative existence

Beach Pro Tour Futures - Mount Maunganui

Beach Pro Tour Futures - Mount Maunganui

07 Mar to 10 Mar

A Volleyball World International Beach Volleyball event featuring New Zealand best men's and women's teams plus international teams from around the world!

Wetlands Bird I.D. 101

Wetlands Bird I.D. 101

07 Mar

Whet your Wetland Bird Appetite with Western Bay Wildlife Trust. Know your duck from a teal? Scaup from a shag? Get one snippet of knowledge you may not have known about the birds you see every day at the wetland.

Dyslexia–Busting the Myths | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library

Dyslexia–Busting the Myths | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library

07 Mar

Join us as we explore what dyslexia is, how common it is, and the common myths surrounding it

Boundaries, Technology and Parenting Seminar

Boundaries, Technology and Parenting Seminar

07 Mar

This 2-hour seminar is for every parent; and a must-attend for professionals supporting parents or working with young people.

Mount to City Centre Bike to Work

Mount to City Centre Bike to Work

08 Mar

Join this guided ride from Mount Maunganui to Tauranga City Centre and learn how to navigate safely and confidently along the cycle paths that join the suburbs.

Women & Words | Te Ao Mārama - Greerton Library

Women & Words | Te Ao Mārama - Greerton Library

08 Mar

Celebrating International Women's Day 2024

Kōrero about Environmental Restoration

Kōrero about Environmental Restoration

08 Mar

Want to know more and be inspired about environmental restoration in our region. Come listen to Louise Sanders, CEO of Manaaki Kamai Mamaku

Autumn Jams

Autumn Jams

08 Mar

Louie Campbell, a Tauranga based singer songwriter, supported by Auckland acts Stag's Yarrow and Exit Sign, as well as local singer songwriter Cybele Chapman.

Grimms' Tales

Grimms

08 Mar to 10 Mar

Forget those syrupy sweet versions of Grimms’ fairy tales. This is different. This is dark and maybe disturbing. This is real drama.

Sirens of the Silver Screen

Sirens of the Silver Screen

09 Mar

Sirens Of The Silver Screen a rip-roaring comedy cabaret drag extravaganza like no other featuring live vocals from the stunning Les Femmes queens. 

Mountainbike Tauranga Oropi Grove Open Day

Mountainbike Tauranga Oropi Grove Open Day

09 Mar

Have a go at mountain biking at Oropi Grove with the Mountainbike Tauranga club.

The Bay Summer Slam

The Bay Summer Slam

09 Mar

Introducing The Bay Summer Slam, a heart-pounding event packed with excitement and thrills.

DayBreak - Tauranga Moana Marine Science and Innovation Community Day

DayBreak - Tauranga Moana Marine Science and Innovation Community Day

09 Mar

Tauranga Moana Marine Science and Innovation Open Day hosted by the University of Waikato Coastal Marine Field Station

Tauranga Fringe Festival 2024

Tauranga Fringe Festival 2024

09 Mar

The vision for the 2024 Tauranga Fringe Festival was a one-day spectacular, full of strange creativity, alternative art practices, the bizarre, the beautiful, the risqué, the provocative, and above all stimulating sensationalism.

Marine Invaders

Marine Invaders

09 Mar

Marine Invaders: Navigating Marine Biosecurity Challenges Through Play

Pocket Sized Play - Circus in a Flash

Pocket Sized Play - Circus in a Flash

09 Mar

Come and join in the fun with this hands-on 'have a go circus'!

Jazz on Wharf

Jazz on Wharf

09 Mar

Jazz up your lunch break with live music in Wharf Street

Little Big Markets

Little Big Markets

10 Mar

The Little Big Markets come to Tauranga Waterfront!

Under Water and Beach Clean Up Pilot Bay

Under Water and Beach Clean Up Pilot Bay

10 Mar

Help us look after Tauranga Moana, join under water divers or beach goers clean up Pilot Bay under the water and on the beach!

Sustainable Fashion Online Course

Sustainable Fashion Online Course

11 Mar

Find out more about having a more sustainable wardrobe, join us online for a launch of self lead course in Sustainable Fashion

Genealogy at the library | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library

Genealogy at the library | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library

12 Mar

Need help with your genealogy research? We can help

Grow Fruit Trees for Free

Grow Fruit Trees for Free

12 Mar

Did you know you can grow an avocado tree from an avocado pit? Come and find out more at our interactive workshop

How to Start a Community Garden

How to Start a Community Garden

13 Mar

Want to learn how to set up a community garden for the empowerment of your community? Come join us to find out more.

EmployNZ CV and Career Advice Drop-in - Te Ao Mārama Mount Maunganui Library

EmployNZ CV and Career Advice Drop-in - Te Ao Mārama Mount Maunganui Library

13 Mar

Come along to our drop-in sessions every Wednesday, for professional help with job searching, CVs, cover letters, interview techniques and more.

Ōtūmoetai Pā Historic Ride

Ōtūmoetai Pā Historic Ride

13 Mar

Join a guided historic ride that takes you from Maxwells Road beach, along Harbour Drive, through Matua and onward to the Ōtūmoetai Pā site.

Menopause 101 | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library

Menopause 101 | Te Ao Mārama - Pāpāmoa Library

13 Mar

Come and hear all about what Menopause is from a menopause specialist, Dr Wai Tze

Kaylee Bell - Nights Like This

Kaylee Bell - Nights Like This

14 Mar

Fresh from her ‘Global Country Music Artist’ CMA  Award win in Nashville, Waimate born country pop artist Kaylee Bell is coming to Baycourt!

2024 New Zealand Surf Lifesaving Championships

2024 New Zealand Surf Lifesaving Championships

14 Mar to 17 Mar

From beach sprints to surf boats, this event will see 1,500 surf lifeguards of all ages, from around the country, competing in the surf and on the beach to be crowned National Champions.

Growing Kai For Winter: Tips To Start Now

Growing Kai For Winter: Tips To Start Now

14 Mar

Ruth McLean (horticulture tutor), in partnership with the Otūmoetai and Brookfield Gardeners network, will run two interactive sessions on how to grow winter veggies.

Have a Go Skating Night

Have a Go Skating Night

14 Mar

Bring your friends and have some fun on skates!

Digital Workshop for Adults- Get to Know Your Smartphone

Digital Workshop for Adults- Get to Know Your Smartphone

14 Mar

Do you or a family member have a new smartphone and want to learn how to make the most of it beyond the basics?

Seed Saving Workshop

Seed Saving Workshop

15 Mar

Join us as we learn about The Tauranga Seed Library and how to save your own seeds. Gardening tips included

Group Rider Workshop

Group Rider Workshop

15 Mar

A Group Rider Workshop is for those keen to share their knowledge and passion of cycling with others

Jazz on Wharf

Jazz on Wharf

16 Mar

Jazz up your lunch break with live music in Wharf Street

Armageddon Expo

Armageddon Expo

16 Mar to 17 Mar

Armageddon is returning to Baypark Arena this March 16 and 17!

Waipuna Hospice Superhero Walk Celebration Event 2024

Waipuna Hospice Superhero Walk Celebration Event 2024

16 Mar

Join us for the ultimate Superhero Celebration Walk. Let's honour, remember and celebrate the real-life heroes in our lives!

Pest Trap Library Open Day

Pest Trap Library Open Day

16 Mar

Need help making your backyard pest free? Come along to the Pest Trap Library open day!

Pocket Sized Play - Kathy's Poi Making Class

Pocket Sized Play - Kathy

16 Mar

Come along and create your very own poi to take home

Friends of the Bush Benefit Gig

Friends of the Bush Benefit Gig

16 Mar

Join us for a stacked lineup of local bands and artists playing to support a local conservation group looking after our greenspace and helping the fight for native birds

Dead Simple with The MetroGnomes

Dead Simple with The MetroGnomes

16 Mar

Dead Simple brings a wealth of punk and post-punk experience to the stage. The MetroGnomes are well short of experience, as this will be their 2nd gig.

Tauranga Auto Extravaganza

Tauranga Auto Extravaganza

17 Mar

The wait is over The Tauranga Auto Extravaganza returns on the Sunday 17 March from 10am until 2pm at Classic Flyers Aviation Museum, Mount Maunganui. Come enjoy the spectacular vintage displays.

Kids Hydroponics Workshop

Kids Hydroponics Workshop

17 Mar

Free workshop for tamariki aged 8-12 to learn basics of Hydroponics and grow their own food. Take home your own starter kit

Wayne Taylor Band

Wayne Taylor Band

17 Mar

Come and hear hit songs by The Beatles, Elton John, Billy Joel, Lionel Ritchie, plus some originals.

All About Art - Monthly Sunday Documentaries: The Price of Everything

All About Art - Monthly Sunday Documentaries: The Price of Everything

17 Mar

All About Art - our monthly Sunday Arts Documentary series screening: The Price of Everything

Frocks on Bikes Women's Group Ride (FULL)

Frocks on Bikes Women

17 Mar

This event is full and registrations have now closed.

The Journey of Rubbish and Recycling

The Journey of Rubbish and Recycling

18 Mar

Where does our rubbish go? What does and doesn't get recycled? All things you wanted to know but didn't know who to ask about rubbish and recycling, come join us for an interesting evening

Twilight Walk and Talk Pāpāmoa Hills with Councillor Kat MacMillan

Twilight Walk and Talk Pāpāmoa Hills with Councillor Kat MacMillan

18 Mar

Join us for a twilight talk and walk with Councillor Kat Macmillian who will be on hand to talk about the recent developments at Pāpāmoa Hills Regional Park

E-Bike Skills Course

E-Bike Skills Course

19 Mar

Our instructor will help you get used to the differences between e-bikes and traditional bicycles so you can ride safer and more confidently.

FULLY BOOKED: Digi Kids - Video Editing

FULLY BOOKED: Digi Kids - Video Editing

19 Mar to 09 Apr

Join our exciting sessions to learn video editing. Cut, mix, add effects—unleash your creativity!

Tauranga Book Chat | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library

Tauranga Book Chat | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library

20 Mar

Discover new parts of your library with monthly themes while enjoying the company of our friendly group.

EmployNZ CV and Career Advice Drop-in - Te Ao Mārama Greerton Library

EmployNZ CV and Career Advice Drop-in - Te Ao Mārama Greerton Library

20 Mar

Come along to our drop-in sessions every Wednesday, for professional help with job searching, CVs, cover letters, interview techniques and more.

Fungi Fest - Upcycled Mushi Plushi

Fungi Fest - Upcycled Mushi Plushi

20 Mar

Make your own mushroom soft toy!

Bay Radiology NZ Schools Triathlon Champs

Bay Radiology NZ Schools Triathlon Champs

21 Mar to 22 Mar

The pinnacle triathlon event of the year for all school-age participants; a fun 2-days of swimming, biking and running.

Water Treatment Plant Tour Chapel Street

Water Treatment Plant Tour Chapel Street

21 Mar

Ever wondered about the water supply in Tauranga? What happens after you flush and what happens before you take a shower or boil the jug?

Digital Workshop for Adults- Focus Unleashed; Multitasking Exposed

Digital Workshop for Adults- Focus Unleashed; Multitasking Exposed

21 Mar

Discover the truth about multitasking in this free workshop!

Fungi Fest - Upcycled Fungi Cushions

Fungi Fest - Upcycled Fungi Cushions

22 Mar

Make your own fungi-themed cushion!

Waimapu Estuary Guided Urban Ride

Waimapu Estuary Guided Urban Ride

22 Mar

Get on your bike and join our guide for a social group ride around Waimapu Estuary, including Maungatapu, Yatton Park, Windermere and Ohauiti.

The Elton John Experience

The Elton John Experience

23 Mar

New Zealand's No. 1 Elton John tribute show! The Elton John Experience - starring Michael Stodart is a spectacular showcase capturing Elton John’s extravagance and musical genius!

Jazz on Wharf

Jazz on Wharf

23 Mar

Jazz up your lunch break with live music in Wharf Street

The Foundation Clinic Mauao Half Marathon

The Foundation Clinic Mauao Half Marathon

23 Mar

The Foundation Clinic Mauao Half Marathon is a community focused fun run/walk which traverses one of the Bay Of Plenty's most iconic natural attractions, Mauao (Mount Maunganui).

Introduction to Rongoā Māori

Introduction to Rongoā Māori

23 Mar

Demonstration on how to make Rongoā drink from selected plant material and includes a dried and bagged-up Rongoa rākau to take home.

Tauranga Multicultural Festival

Tauranga Multicultural Festival

23 Mar

The 25th Tauranga Multicultural Festival is more than just an event; it is a celebration of unity, understanding, and the beauty of diversity.

Pocket Sized Play - Easter Activities

Pocket Sized Play - Easter Activities

23 Mar

It's all Easter themed fun at this weeks activation!

Port of Tauranga 61st National Jazz Festival

Port of Tauranga 61st National Jazz Festival

23 Mar to 01 Apr

Think Jazz. Think Easter. Think Tauranga.

Chasing Titans and support

Chasing Titans and support

23 Mar

Monolith and Chasing Titans bring the Scorched Earth tour to Tauranga. Joining the Auckland heavy hitters for the Tauranga show will be Intheirimage.

Blue Eyes-The Music of Frank Sinatra

Blue Eyes-The Music of Frank Sinatra

23 Mar to 28 Mar

A cabaret with a story New Zealand playwright, April Phillips has created a touching storyline into which she has woven many of Frank Sinatra's songs.

Waste to Jewellery - Jewellery Workshop

Waste to Jewellery - Jewellery Workshop

24 Mar

Learn how to upcycle plastic waste that cannot be recycled, into trendy plastic jewellery, using simple jewellery-making technique

Marra Sprint Triathlon

Marra Sprint Triathlon

24 Mar

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Mount Maunganui, the Marra Sprint Triathlon returns for the 37th year.

Come along and join our duck race

Come along and join our duck race

24 Mar

Come along and join our duck race - $5 to 'buy" a duck!

46TH NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ COMPETITION

46TH NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ COMPETITION

26 Mar to 28 Mar

Showcasing the very best emerging jazz players from secondary schools from all over New Zealand.

Pacific Navigators of Tomorrow Expo - Pacific Growth Services

Pacific Navigators of Tomorrow Expo - Pacific Growth Services

26 Mar

Pasifika Navigators of Tomorrow is an event for pasifika youth, to inspire our youth into the many different potential career paths available and assist them in reaching these career goals.

Community Waste-Education

Community Waste-Education

26 Mar

Come start or expand on your waste minimisation journey and learn easy and simple changes you can do that make a difference.

EmployNZ CV and Career Advice Drop-in - Te Ao Mārama Tauranga Library

EmployNZ CV and Career Advice Drop-in - Te Ao Mārama Tauranga Library

27 Mar

Come along to our drop-in sessions every Wednesday, for professional help with job searching, CVs, cover letters, interview techniques and more.

Rainbow Reads Book Club

Rainbow Reads Book Club

27 Mar

Join us for the March Rainbow Reads Book Club and share what you're reading.

Sew Your Own Upcycled Toiletry Bag

Sew Your Own Upcycled Toiletry Bag

27 Mar

In this beginner-friendly workshop, we will cover the basics of using a sewing machine, and then go on to cut and sew a zip-up toiletry bag from reclaimed textiles.

All Girl Big Band: Powerhouse of Sound

All Girl Big Band: Powerhouse of Sound

28 Mar

In a largely male dominated musical genre, 18 Christchurch women are changing the face of the big band jazz scene. This completely female, All Girl Big Band create a "powerhouse of sound" which will blow you away!

Have a Go Skating Night

Have a Go Skating Night

28 Mar

Bring your friends and have some fun on skates!

Tour of Ngapeke Permaculture Gardens

Tour of Ngapeke Permaculture Gardens

28 Mar

Want some expert tips and advice on growing your own food, come and get serious garden envy in Welcome Bay visiting Ngapeke Permaculture Gardens

Friends of the Library General Meeting | Te Ao Mārama - Greerton Library

Friends of the Library General Meeting | Te Ao Mārama - Greerton Library

28 Mar

Friends of the Tauranga City Libraries is an organisation for anyone who is interested in books, libraries, life and literacy.

Digital Workshop for Adults- Digital Safety for Children

Digital Workshop for Adults- Digital Safety for Children

28 Mar

The digital world is rapidly changing, learn how to keep your children safe online and hot to be a good digital role model.

JAMES MORRISON Quartet

JAMES MORRISON Quartet

29 Mar

Join us for an evening of jazz with multi-instrumentalist James Morrison.

AKASH DUTTA: THE TRIO SESSIONS

AKASH DUTTA: THE TRIO SESSIONS

29 Mar

A musical jazz journey from pop to the rich cultures of India, Persia, and Arabia

Jazz Village

Jazz Village

29 Mar

Our very own New Orleans French Quarter

Good Friday Market

Good Friday Market

29 Mar

Good Day Out

Fungi Fest - Make A Fungarium

Fungi Fest - Make A Fungarium

29 Mar

Build your own unique Fungarium (fungi terrarium) out of a jar from home!

Speakeasy Supper

Speakeasy Supper

29 Mar to 31 Mar

5 course degustation with live jazz

RUSS SPIEGEL TRIO

RUSS SPIEGEL TRIO

30 Mar

Groovy, swinging, and sophisticated at the same time, versatile New York city based jazz guitarist and composer Russ Spiegel hits all the right notes.

LOUIS BAKER: authentic modern soul

LOUIS BAKER: authentic modern soul

30 Mar

Aotearoa soul star Louis Baker crafts songs from a place of deep artistic integrity. With a powerhouse voice, and a love for soul, hiphop, and jazz music, Louis has gathered a loyal following that spans the world.

Downtown Carnival

Downtown Carnival

30 Mar to 31 Mar

City centre comes alive with jazz, blues and funk!

Jazz Sunset Cruise

Jazz Sunset Cruise

30 Mar to 31 Mar

Join us for a scenic jazz cruise on the historic Kewpie

Tauranga Big Band in Concert

Tauranga Big Band in Concert

30 Mar

Around the Jazz World in 80 minutes

Shake it up at the Hurricane Party

Shake it up at the Hurricane Party

30 Mar

Grab your tickets for the hottest party of the weekend!

Jazz Cafe and VIP Bar

Jazz Cafe and VIP Bar

30 Mar

Relax to a fantastic jam session at the Jazz Cafe and VIP Bar

Make your own Kombucha Workshop

Make your own Kombucha Workshop

31 Mar

Loving Kombucha and want to learn to make your own? Come join us and learn all the tips and tricks. Take home your own starter kit

Tea Dance

Tea Dance

31 Mar

Dance and dine with Tauranga Big Band

Jazz at the Mount

Jazz at the Mount

01 Apr

Soak up the sounds at Mount Mainstreet

Lakes to City Centre Bike to Work

Lakes to City Centre Bike to Work

03 Apr

Join our ride from The Lakes to the City Centre and learn how to navigate safely and confidently along the cycle paths that join the suburbs.

E-Bike Skills Course

E-Bike Skills Course

04 Apr

Our instructor will help you get used to the differences between e-bikes and traditional bicycles so you can ride safer and more confidently.

Whenua

Whenua

04 Apr

Direct from standing ovations in Europe, The New Zealand Dance Company (NZDC) showcases unique creative voices from Aotearoa New Zealand in this stunning double bill WHENUA.

Digital Workshop for Adults- Social Media Marketing for Groups and Small Businesses

Digital Workshop for Adults- Social Media Marketing for Groups and Small Businesses

04 Apr

Is your group, committee, volunteer organisation, or small business trying to reach out to people, but you want to go beyond traditional radio/print advertising?

Pāpāmoa Tour

Pāpāmoa Tour

08 Apr

A relaxed ride that takes in the sights and cycle infrastructure of Pāpāmoa, with a complimentary coffee to finish.

Genealogy at the library | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library

Genealogy at the library | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library

09 Apr

Need help with your genealogy research? We can help

Ōtūmoetai and Matua Guided Urban Ride

Ōtūmoetai and Matua Guided Urban Ride

11 Apr

Get on your bike and join our guide for a social group ride, exploring the paths, parks, and pavements of Ōtūmoetai and Matua.

Roller Disco

Roller Disco

11 Apr

70s themed roller disco with awesome prizes!

Pāpāmoa to City Centre Bike to Work

Pāpāmoa to City Centre Bike to Work

12 Apr

Join our guided ride from Pāpāmoa Plaza to Tauranga City Centre and learn how to navigate safely and confidently between the suburbs.

Ultimate Athlete Mount Maunganui

Ultimate Athlete Mount Maunganui

12 Apr to 13 Apr

Join us as we turn the Mount Main beach into a massive obstacle course!

Be Bright, Be Safe, Be Seen Pitstop 1

Be Bright, Be Safe, Be Seen Pitstop 1

17 Apr

This April and May the Travel Safe team will be out and about in the community hosting pitstops at key points across the city to chat about safety on the roads and paths, encourage good habits and reward people with safe cycling giveaways.

Tauranga Book Chat | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library

Tauranga Book Chat | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library

17 Apr

Discover new parts of your library with monthly themes while enjoying the company of our friendly group.

Testimony - Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky

Testimony - Shostakovich & Tchaikovsky

18 Apr

Let the NZSO strings sweep you away on a journey across the globe and into the past.

SIX60 Sessions: The Grassroots Tour

SIX60 Sessions: The Grassroots Tour

19 Apr

In a first for New Zealand’s biggest and most decorated band, SIX60 will play exclusively in small towns and venues across Aotearoa this April and May, recording each show to compile a new Best Of album.

Menopause 101 | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library

Menopause 101 | Te Ao Mārama - Tauranga Library

19 Apr

Come and hear all about what Menopause is with a menopause specialist, Dr Wai Tze

Wairoa River Historic Ride

Wairoa River Historic Ride

20 Apr

Join a guided historic ride from Bethlehem, along the Wairoa River toward the Ōmokoroa Cycleway.

E-Bike Skills Course

E-Bike Skills Course

23 Apr

Our instructor will help you get used to the differences between e-bikes and traditional bicycles so you can ride safer and more confidently.

Be Bright, Be Safe, Be Seen Pitstop 2

Be Bright, Be Safe, Be Seen Pitstop 2

24 Apr

This April and May the Travel Safe team will be out and about in the community hosting pitstops at key points across the city to chat about safety on the roads and paths, encourage good habits and reward people with safe cycling giveaways.

Friends of the Library General Meeting | Te Ao Mārama - Greerton Library

Friends of the Library General Meeting | Te Ao Mārama - Greerton Library

25 Apr

Friends of the Tauranga City Libraries is an organisation for anyone who is interested in books, libraries, life and literacy.

Madagascar the Musical

Madagascar the Musical

26 Apr to 28 Apr

Based on the smash-hit DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar The Musical follows all your favourite cracka-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo.

Learn to Skate Course

Learn to Skate Course

29 Apr

Learn the basics of skating and get rolling with confidence!

Be Bright, Be Safe, Be Seen Pitstop 3

Be Bright, Be Safe, Be Seen Pitstop 3

01 May

This April and May the Travel Safe team will be out and about in the community hosting pitstops at key points across the city to chat about safety on the roads and paths, encourage good habits and reward people with safe cycling giveaways.

1999 The Ultimate Prince Experience

1999 The Ultimate Prince Experience

03 May

The genius, innovation and grandeur of the one and only Prince - this immersive stage show experience pays tribute and reverence to one of the greatest musical pioneers of our time.

Tauranga Home Show

Tauranga Home Show

03 May to 05 May

Celebrating 25 years of building dreams at the Bay of Plenty's biggest home and lifestyle event.

Waste-Education with Kate

Waste-Education with Kate

07 May

Did you know, of the 6.3 billion metric tonnes of plastic waste in existence by 2018, 12% had been incinerated, and 79% accumulated in landfills or now polluting the natural environment.

Be Bright, Be Safe, Be Seen Pitstop 4

Be Bright, Be Safe, Be Seen Pitstop 4

08 May

This April and May the Travel Safe team will be out and about in the community hosting pitstops at key points across the city to chat about safety on the roads and paths, encourage good habits and reward people with safe cycling giveaways.

Art For Kids: Fundraiser

Art For Kids: Fundraiser

10 May

Support Tauranga Art Gallery’s education programme by immersing yourself in an afternoon of art, culture and entertainment!

Heath Franklin's Chopper - Not Here to F*ck Spiders

Heath Franklin

21 May

AS SEEN ON 7 DAYS NZ's MOST WANTED comedian is back after three years off....and he's not here to f*ck spiders! That's right. Not even if they're dressed in a sexy spider nurse outfit. He just hasn't got the time. And neither do you.

Matthias Balzat: Joie De Vivre

Matthias Balzat: Joie De Vivre

26 May

Join us for a weekend of spectacular virtuosity and emotion with Opus Orchestra’s “Matthias Balzat: Joie de vivre!”

Ballroom Blitz

Ballroom Blitz

28 May

Get ready to experience the ultimate dance extravaganza with Ballroom Blitz, the latest sensation from the visionary producers of "Celtic Illusion" and “Celtica”.

The Beach Boys Experience

The Beach Boys Experience

29 May

Pick up some Good Vibrations at this unforgettable celebration dedicated to the music of The Beach Boys.

Guy Montgomery 2024

Guy Montgomery 2024

30 May

Over 50,000,000 Guy Fans Can’t Be Wrong. My name is Guy Montgomery and I'm still getting better. As seen on Thank God You're Here, Have You Been Paying Attention? and YouTube

The Big Bike Film Night - Tauranga

The Big Bike Film Night - Tauranga

30 May

Let the good times roll Tauranga - The Big Bike Film Night is heading to town

Death By Fatal Murder

Death By Fatal Murder

13 Jun to 29 Jun

Hilarious laugh-a-minute murder-mystery spoof!

Nurse Georgie Carroll: Sista Flo 2.0

Nurse Georgie Carroll: Sista Flo 2.0

03 Jul

As seen on Britain’s Got Talent 2023, winner of ‘Best Comedy Show' at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and following a sell-out Australian and UK tour, don’t miss Nurse Georgie Carroll as she brings her hit show to Baycourt!

Magic Men 2024

Magic Men 2024

19 Jul

Australia's most anticipated men are heating up our city with Magic Men - Feel The Magic, showcasing their most talented men in a heart-stopping live performance.

The World of Musicals in Concert

The World of Musicals in Concert

22 Jul

The World of Musicals in Concert Returns to Tauranga in 2024 featuring an all new show. From the best of ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Les Misérables’ to ‘Guys & Dolls’ and ‘South Pacific’ and many, many more classics!

Creedence Clearwater Collective

Creedence Clearwater Collective

26 Jul

Enjoy a night of Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty, celebrating one of the worlds most iconic bands.

Prima Facie

Prima Facie

26 Jul to 28 Jul

Acclaimed Oliver and Tony award-winning play, Suzie Miller's Prima Facie is an unforgettable story and one-woman tour de force that has the power to question the structure of the legal system

Tauranga Food Show

Tauranga Food Show

24 Aug to 25 Aug

Explore everything from chocolate, cheese and chutney to tea, truffles and tabasco, with plenty for everyone including allergy friendly, vegan or vegetarian, gluten free and organic options.

Les Misérables

Les Misérables

11 Sep to 28 Sep

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of adversity, broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.

BOP Home and Outdoors Show

BOP Home and Outdoors Show

18 Oct to 20 Oct

Create your happy place in the Bay of Plenty with over 200 exhibitors dedicated to home and the outdoors.

Twas The Fight Before Christmas

Twas The Fight Before Christmas

14 Nov to 30 Nov

Crazy Christmas comedy live at Detour Theatre

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