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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

SCHEDULE CHANGE - Cult Cinema Club

SCHEDULE CHANGE - Cult Cinema Club

11 Jan to 25 Jul

Artisan street food, live music and licensed bar, topped off with cult, indie, arthouse, local and classic films -try something different at Cult Cinema Club!

CANCELLED - Oil Painting Fundamentals - The Figure, Night Class

CANCELLED - Oil Painting Fundamentals - The Figure, Night Class

12 Feb to 08 Apr

An inspiring and productive course for all levels of experience over a 9-week block course.

POSTPONED - Matatoki: Mata a waka

POSTPONED - Matatoki: Mata a waka

22 Feb to 22 Aug

The first exhibition to open Tauranga Art Gallery Toi Tauranga’s 2020 programme celebrating Mana Moana – Mana Tauranga.

Upcoming events

SCHEDULE CHANGE - Cult Cinema Club

SCHEDULE CHANGE - Cult Cinema Club

11 Jan to 25 Jul

Artisan street food, live music and licensed bar, topped off with cult, indie, arthouse, local and classic films -try something different at Cult Cinema Club!

CANCELLED - Treaty180 Exhibition: Te Tiriti o Waitangi 1840-2020

CANCELLED - Treaty180 Exhibition: Te Tiriti o Waitangi 1840-2020

24 Jan to 30 Apr

The Treaty180 exhibition at Tauranga City Library commemorates 180 years since Te Tiriti o Waitangi was signed at the Bay of Islands on 6 February 1840 and then in Tauranga Moana on 10 April 1840.

CANCELLED - Chinese Cultural Storytime

CANCELLED - Chinese Cultural Storytime

10 Feb to 06 Apr

Singing and story-time fun at Library.

CANCELLED - Fundamentals of Oil Painting - The Portrait

CANCELLED - Fundamentals of Oil Painting - The Portrait

12 Feb to 08 Apr

An inspiring and productive course for all levels of experience over a 9-week block course.

CANCELLED - Fundamentals of Oil Painting - The Figure, Day Class

CANCELLED - Fundamentals of Oil Painting - The Figure, Day Class

12 Feb to 08 Apr

An inspiring and productive course for all levels of experience over a 9-week block course.

CANCELLED - Oil Painting Fundamentals - The Figure, Night Class

CANCELLED - Oil Painting Fundamentals - The Figure, Night Class

12 Feb to 08 Apr

An inspiring and productive course for all levels of experience over a 9-week block course.

CANCELLED - Oil Painting Fundamentals - Portrait & Figure, Day Class

CANCELLED - Oil Painting Fundamentals - Portrait & Figure, Day Class

13 Feb to 09 Apr

An inspiring and productive course for all levels of experience over a 9-week block course.

POSTPONED - Matatoki: Mata a waka

POSTPONED - Matatoki: Mata a waka

22 Feb to 22 Aug

The first exhibition to open Tauranga Art Gallery Toi Tauranga’s 2020 programme celebrating Mana Moana – Mana Tauranga.

CANCELLED - Community Night Markets Bethlehem

CANCELLED - Community Night Markets Bethlehem

13 Mar to 11 Dec

An interesting and unique market that reflects a talented and creatively diverse community with a social and environmental conscience.

CANCELLED - National Jazz Festival Tauranga 2020

CANCELLED - National Jazz Festival Tauranga 2020

08 Apr to 12 Apr

The 58th National Jazz Festival presents a fantastic programme of events in Tauranga this Easter from 8 to 12 April 2020, showcasing performances from some of the best jazz musicians in Australasia.

CANCELLED -- The Little Big Markets - Easter Markets, Mount Maunganui

CANCELLED -- The Little Big Markets - Easter Markets, Mount Maunganui

11 Apr

A huge range of gourmet street food and food truck vendors, as well as a curated selection of stallholders for you to peruse... you won't be short of things to do

POSTPONED - Intensive Film Acting Weekend Workshop

POSTPONED - Intensive Film Acting Weekend Workshop

11 Apr to 12 Apr

This weekend workshop focuses on the Art of Relating, which trains actors to create believable characters.

CANCELLED - Pooch in the Pool

CANCELLED - Pooch in the Pool

13 Apr

That's right, the pools have gone to the dogs!

POSTPONED - The 2020 Pacific Rim Gymnastics

POSTPONED - The 2020 Pacific Rim Gymnastics

16 Apr to 19 Apr

Gymnastics New Zealand is excited to host the 2020 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships at the Trustpower Arena on 17 – 19 April!

CANCELLED - The Little Big Markets - Papamoa

CANCELLED - The Little Big Markets - Papamoa

18 Apr

A huge range of gourmet street food and food truck vendors, as well as a curated selection of stallholders for you to peruse... you won't be short of things to do.

CANCELLED - Night Owl Cinema - Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

CANCELLED - Night Owl Cinema - Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

18 Apr

Night Owl Cinema proudly presents Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

POSTPONED - Emperor - NZSO

POSTPONED - Emperor - NZSO

22 Apr

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Principal Conductor in Residence Hamish McKeich presents some of Beethoven’s most iconic works in the 250th anniversary of his birth. Diedre Irons joins the Orchestra as soloist for Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto.

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!

CANCELLED - Tauranga Musica - John Chen

CANCELLED - Tauranga Musica - John Chen

29 Apr

BAYCOURT COMMUNITY & ARTS CENTRE REGRET TO INFORM THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED. If you have purchased tickets you will be contacted shortly by Ticketek New Zealand and offered full refunds.

POSTPONED - The Power of Silence

POSTPONED - The Power of Silence

01 May to 03 May

BAYCOURT COMMUNITY & ARTS CENTRE REGRET TO INFORM THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED. More details to come soon.

CANCELLED - Relay for Life Bay of Plenty

CANCELLED - Relay for Life Bay of Plenty

02 May

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.

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.

Stone Carving for Beginners

Stone Carving for Beginners

09 May to 10 May

Covers basic carving techniques in soft Oamaru stone.

POSTPONED - Heath Franklin's Chopper - The Silencer

POSTPONED - Heath Franklin

13 May

BAYCOURT COMMUNITY & ARTS CENTRE REGRET TO INFORM THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. More information to come soon.

POSTPONED - Sleeping Beauty

POSTPONED - 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.

POSTPONED - Yesterday Once More

POSTPONED - Yesterday Once More

17 May

BAYCOURT COMMUNITY & ARTS CENTRE REGRET TO INFORM THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. More information to come soon.

CANCELLED - International Comedy All-Stars

CANCELLED - International Comedy All-Stars

20 May

BAYCOURT COMMUNITY & ARTS CENTRE REGRET TO INFORM THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED. If you have purchased tickets you will be contacted shortly by Ticketek New Zealand and offered full refunds.

Maternal Health & Physical Activity Workshop

Maternal Health & Physical Activity Workshop

21 May

Connect with the people and services that support new and expectant mums across the Bay of Plenty, and discover the latest research and best practices to help mums enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle.

POSTPONED - Stormwater 2020 Conference

POSTPONED - Stormwater 2020 Conference

27 May to 29 May

The Stormwater Conference Committee welcomes you to the annual Stormwater Conference, being held from 27-29 May in sunny Tauranga. Held over 3 days the conference will showcase the latest developments in stormwater management.

CANCELLED - Mount Maunganui Runners & Walkers Half Marathon

CANCELLED - Mount Maunganui Runners & Walkers Half Marathon

31 May

A Half Marathon, 10km and 5km run or walk that's great value, fun and friendly and is now entering it's 34th year.

Unearthing the Ulster Plantation

Unearthing the Ulster Plantation

03 Jun

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

Tauranga Brick Show 2020

Tauranga Brick Show 2020

06 Jun to 07 Jun

Tauranga's Premier LEGO Fan Display.

POSTPONED - Tauranga Armageddon Expo 2020

POSTPONED - Tauranga Armageddon Expo 2020

06 Jun to 07 Jun

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

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.

POSTPONED - The Seriously Good Food Show 2020

POSTPONED - The Seriously Good Food Show 2020

27 Jun to 28 Jun

The annual Seriously Good Food Show is a must for Tauranga foodies. With over 150 exhibitors, food trucks and live cooking demonstrations, it’s the tastiest weekend in the Bay of Plenty!

Idyllic - NZSO

Idyllic - NZSO

02 Jul

Conductor Giancarlo Guerrero has won six Grammys for his recordings as Music Director of the Nashville Symphony. Maestro Guerrero visits New Zealand to conduct a programme awash in musical landscapes.

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.

Beethoven - Icon

Beethoven - Icon

02 Sep

The New Zealand String Quartet celebrates the 250th birthday Beethoven with a concert of the master composer's charismatic and distinctive works.

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.

POSTPONED - 21st Tauranga Multicultural Festival

POSTPONED - 21st Tauranga Multicultural Festival

10 Oct

The Tauranga Multicultural Festival is a celebration that promotes social cohesion through a celebration of cultures.

Tauranga Home Show

Tauranga Home Show

16 Oct to 18 Oct

Over 250 exhibitors showcasing everything you need to build your dream in the Bay of Plenty.

Matariki Glow Show

Matariki Glow Show

19 Oct to 20 Oct

This captivating, giant scale glow-in-the-dark puppet extravaganza is back with an ALL NEW SHOW for Matariki 2020. This time go under the sea with Hiwa i te rangi (the Matariki wishing star)!

Timeless - NZSO

Timeless - NZSO

22 Oct

The NZSO celebrates Beethoven’s anniversary year with a programme placing his achievements in the context of contemporaries Haydn and Mozart - the main pillars of the First Viennese School. They are the par excellence of quintessential Classical style.

The Nutcracker & Don Quixote

The Nutcracker & Don Quixote

06 Nov to 07 Nov

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

The Boss - Bruce Springsteen Tribute Show

The Boss - Bruce Springsteen Tribute Show

14 Nov

THE BOSS is a three-hour full production that brings alive the timeless music of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. 'The Boss' is tuned to perfection and features the entire 'Born In The USA' album PLUS other Springsteen hits.

The ABBA Show

The ABBA Show

21 Nov

By popular demand, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute returns to Baycourt! This full-scale concert production featuring energetic musical performances, live band, replica costumes and more gives fans a chance to re-live the ABBA concert experience!

The Ten Tenors - Love Is In The Air

The Ten Tenors - Love Is In The Air

30 Apr to 01 May

Australia’s best classical cross-over group, The Ten Tenors, returns to Tauranga in 2021! This talented tensome will charm their way into your heart, performing an irresistible selection of the best romantic pop songs, ballads & arias of all time.

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