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23May
Waste Free Parenting Workshop
23 May

Attend Kate Mead’s longest-running and most popular workshop to become inspired and entertained about ways you can minimize waste in your home whilst babies are around!  Read more

24May
The Lady Killers
24 May

A Waipuna Hospice concert not to be missed!  Read more

25May
Banff International Mountain Film Tour NZ - Tauranga
25 May

The best mountain and adventure films from around the world are back in Tauranga for 2019!  Read more

26May
Crop Swap
26 May

Our Crop Swap happens on the fourth Sunday of each month from 9 - 10am. Feel free to bring a little of what you might have in your garden to share.  Read more

Upcoming Events

23 Feb
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09 Jun
Anti-heroes: Conscious Cartoonists & Comic Book Creators
23 February to 09 June

This exhibition celebrates comic books and cartooning, and the powerfully empathetic way they have of representing the world.  Read more

30 Mar
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09 Jun
Mega World
30 March to 09 June

Explore the expansive universe of illustration with the Tauranga Art Gallery's 2019 signature show; Mega World. You'll be transported to unknown landscapes populated by strange creatures and unlikely heroes.  Read more

21May
The Parent Show
21 May

Join us for a night of insight, intrigue and entertainment, with Nigel Latta and leading NZ experts in psychology, family counselling and cyber-safety. An incredibly fascinating event about children, teens and the life of parenting!  Read more

22May
Love Eternal
22 May

Maestro Thomas Søndergård returns to take the NZSO on tour. From Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, to his Manfred Overture, Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture to Mozart’s Linz Symphony, this concert will take audiences on an illuminating journey.  Read more


23May
World Famous Hypnotist Andrew Newton
23 May

The world’s most experienced and celebrated hypnotist Andrew Newton returns to Baycourt for an evening of mischief, absurdity and hilarity!  Read more

23May
Waste Free Parenting Workshop
23 May

Attend Kate Mead’s longest-running and most popular workshop to become inspired and entertained about ways you can minimize waste in your home whilst babies are around!  Read more

24May
Ko Matariki e ārau ana | The gathering of Matariki 
24 May

In this fascinating lecture, Professor Rangi Matamua will share his detailed knowledge about Matariki, and highlight connections between cultural knowledge and science.  Read more

24 May
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25 May
Promise and Promiscuity
24 May to 25 May

Flushed by six years of success, from Edinburgh to Toronto to a sell-out Nelson Arts Festival, returns Penny Ashton’s collaboration with Jane Austen (deceased).  Read more


24May
The Lady Killers
24 May

A Waipuna Hospice concert not to be missed!  Read more

25May
Family yoga
25 May

Join us for a fun family yoga class at 3118 Yoga in Papamoa  Read more

25May
Captain Pinky's Pirate Toddler Boogie
25 May

Arrrrr, calling all ye wee salty scallywags! Come an’ shake ye booty with Captain Pinky and her dancing friends Jolly, Roger and Stinky the Parrot.  Read more

25May
Tauranga Farmers Market
25 May

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


25May
Retro and Mod sale
25 May

Vintage and retro heaven mixed with modern. Clothing, fabrics, linen and bric a brac.  Read more

25May
Unashamed Tauranga
25 May

Kai, entertainment and a powerful message of hope!  Read more

25May
Banff International Mountain Film Tour NZ - Tauranga
25 May

The best mountain and adventure films from around the world are back in Tauranga for 2019!  Read more

25 May
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26 May
Gloria! Vivaldi and Purcell with the Scholars Baroque Aotearoa
25 May to 26 May

Anthems by Purcell plus the delightful Vivaldi "Gloria" performed by the Scholars Baroque Aotearoa and Opus Chamber Orchestra  Read more


26May
The Tauranga Plunket Fun Run/Walk 2019
26 May

Come down to the Historic Village and run/jog/walk around the beautiful Kopurererua Valley, all to support Plunket!  Read more

26May
Mount Farmers Market
26 May

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

26May
Crop Swap
26 May

Our Crop Swap happens on the fourth Sunday of each month from 9 - 10am. Feel free to bring a little of what you might have in your garden to share.  Read more

27May
Medium Night
27 May

Medium Night with Adelle from Season 1 of Sensing Murder  Read more


29May
My name is Moana
29 May

Join singer and songwriter Moana Maniopoto for a night of music that celebrates out relationship with the ocean. Moana invites audiences on a journey of music, myth and personal anecdotes, discovering and sharing the role the ocean plays in our lives.  Read more

29May
Paint and Wine Night - The Scream - Paintvine
29 May

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, now let’s paint a masterpiece!  Read more

30May
Jennian Homes New Home Builders' info session
30 May

Join our FREE event and learn from the experts on how to make your home building experience a smooth and easy process  Read more

01Jun
Tauranga Farmers Market
01 June

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


01Jun
The Little Big Markets - Mount Maunganui
01 June

Head along to The Little Big Markets at Mount Maunganui for a range of delicious food, interesting stalls and live music.  Read more

01Jun
Sexy with ConfiDANCE | The Honest Platter x Remix RT Fitness
01 June

Want to let your hair down a little? Secure your tickets for a night of dance workshops, real talk, great food and even better company.   Read more

02Jun
Mount Runners and Walkers Half Marathon
02 June

Half Marathon, 10 km, 5 km or Kid's Dash, whether you're walking or running, there's something for everyone at the Mount Runners and Walkers Half Marathon.  Read more

02Jun
Mount Farmers Market
02 June

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


05 Jun
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08 Jun
High School Musical
05 June to 08 June

Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez are from two different worlds: Troy the Basketball God and Gabriella the Smart, Stunning Geek. Can their worlds co-exist happily?  Read more

07 Jun
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05 Jul
Exhibition: Matariki Hao Tāngata
07 June to 05 July

Matariki Hao Tāngata – Matariki, a Remembrance. Māori portraits 1970s – 1990s. A retrospective of black and white photography from Kapua Joy Bennett (Ngāti Ranginui, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui).  Read more

07Jun
Toi Tū Te Wā - Workshop
07 June

Come join the Toi Tū Te Wā workshop for rangatahi, to develop your musical talent and gain a better understanding of the Matariki kaupapa. The workshop themes are mana, media, music and Matariki.  Read more

07 Jun
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03 Jul
Exhibition: Ruahine by Michelle Estall
07 June to 03 July

An exhibition of artwork based around contemporary Māori deities called Ruahine, inspired by the writing of Iwa Makere Tamaki.  Read more


07 Jun
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03 Jul
Exhibition: Mātātoa – Mumu Returns
07 June to 03 July

An exhibition of Taonga Pūoro artist Mumu (Will Moore). Mātātoa, which means to live fearlessly, is the key to how Mumu lives his life, creating pieces of art that move from one state of being to another.  Read more

08Jun
Matariki toi Rahoroi ki Te Papa
08 June

Come along to the Saturday Matariki Craft Sessions at the Tauranga Libraries  Read more

08 Jun
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09 Jun
Syncnronised Swimming North Island Championship
08 June to 09 June

Come and see some Synchronised Swimming up close, enjoy the atmosphere, and appreciate how hard it is. This is your opportunity to watch something you usually only see when the Olympics is on telly.  Read more

08Jun
Book launch: Tīrama, Tīrama, Matariki – Twinkle, Twinkle, Matariki
08 June

Come along to help Pukeko, Kiwi and Hoiho blast off from Papamoa Library in this child-friendly event with food, activities, waiata and giveaways.  Read more


10 Jun
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14 Jun
Matariki ki Mauao 2019: Tuituia a Matariki
10 June to 14 June

Matariki ki Mauao is a week-long programme at the base of Mauao that involves early morning walks with waka navigator Jack Thatcher, workshops for schools, evening archival screenings and a Matariki market day for all members of the family!  Read more

10 Jun
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14 Jun
Matariki ki Mauao - Hikoi Tahi
10 June to 14 June

Come along and join recognised traditional navigator Jack Thatcher for a hikoi (walk) to the top of Mauao at dawn, and learn about Maori astronomy.   Read more

11Jun
Paint and Wine Night - The Mount - Paintvine
11 June

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, now let’s paint a masterpiece!  Read more

12 Jun
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13 Jun
Sold out: Matariki Cultural Connections
12 June to 13 June

Cultural Connections is a council staff training package delivered by the Takawaenga Maori Unit. During Matariki we open this training to the public. Join us over two days to learn about our city and our region’s history, local iwi and hapū.  Read more


14Jun
Community Night Markets at Bethlehem Hall
14 June

An interesting and unique market environment that is all inclusive to reflect our diverse community.  Read more

14Jun
Matariki night walk at Aongatete Forest Project
14 June

Bring a torch or headlight and learn about tamariki o Tane that are still awake under the Matariki night sky in the Ngahere o Aongatete  Read more

15Jun
Matariki Toi Rahoroi ki Mauao
15 June

Come along to the Saturday Matariki Craft Session at the Mount Library  Read more

15 Jun
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16 Jun
Black Swan, White Swan
15 June to 16 June

Witness a magnificent re-telling of ballet’s most enduring classic, Swan Lake, with the RNZB’s new production Black Swan, White Swan.   Read more


15Jun
Matariki ki Mauao Market Day 2019
15 June

Bring your whānau down to the Matariki marquee at Mauao for a marvellous market day! There will be food stalls, entertainment, tree planting, games and more for all ages.  Read more

15 Jun
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22 Jun
Matariki e-Sewing Session
15 June to 22 June

Spend time with our digital programmes kaiako (tutor) learning about electrical circuits. In this session, tamariki will decorate and sew their very own stuffed toy stars which light up when being squeezed.  Read more

15Jun
Worm Composting Workshop
15 June

Tauranga City Councils worm farming workshop, get all the equipment and education required to start your very own worm farm at home.   Read more

16Jun
Matariki Kauri walk at Tuahu Track
16 June

Giant Kauri Trees once covered Aotearoa, come for a walk with the Department of Conservation and see if a Giant still stands today  Read more


16Jun
Workshop: Ngā Mahi Tākaro (toy making)
16 June

Come take a free workshop for adults in contemporary harakeke toy making with Marina Stokes. Learn a non-traditional method of flax weaving for fun, and create balls, snails, fish, birds and snakes.  Read more

16Jun
Workshop: a Muka Experience (flax fibres)
16 June

Book yourself right now into this workshop to learn a non-traditional method of extracting muka (flax fibres). This 3.5 hour workshop is for adults – don’t miss it!  Read more

16Jun
Puketoki Reserve short loop - Matariki Glow Worm Walk
16 June

Bring the kids along for a Matariki-inspired story and night-time glow worm walk through the gorgeous Puketoki Reserve near Whakamarama.   Read more

18 Jun
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19 Jun
Fresh Moves 2019 - Impact
18 June to 19 June

BOP Dance presents Impact the 2019 Fresh Moves Festival that celebrates original contemporary dance created by students in Bay of Plenty primary and intermediate schools.  Read more


18 Jun
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20 Jun
Exhibition: Mataraunui Tohu o te Kura
18 June to 20 June

Te Mataraunui Exhibition is a three-day event open to all ages. Join informative workshops, lectures by keynote speakers and experts in repatriation and preservation of artefacts, whariki and tukutuku in marae, old photo portraits and more.  Read more

18Jun
Whanake ake Matariki with Aroha ki Te Papa
18 June

Twinkle Twinkle Matariki, a fun filled half-hour of Matariki-themed stories and waiata for preschool children.  Read more

18Jun
Pō Pūrākau ki Te Papa
18 June

Dress in your PJs and join us for a magical fun-filled whanau night of story-telling at Te Ao Marama ki Te Papa  Read more

19Jun
Storytelling: Te Reo Wainene o Tua
19 June

Story time in Te Reo! A te Reo Māori storytelling kaupapa, revitilising pūrākau (ancient legends), reviving oral traditions, normalizing Te Reo.  Read more


19 Jun
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23 Jun
Tauranga Society of Artists Art Expo/Trustpower Supreme Art Award
19 June to 23 June

Tauranga Society of Artists are happy to again be presenting their annual exhibition, including the TrustPower Supreme Art Award.  Read more

19Jun
Whanake ake Matariki with Aroha ki Tutarawānanga
19 June

Twinkle Twinkle Matariki, a fun filled half-hour of Matariki-themed stories and waiata for preschool children.  Read more

20 Jun
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21 Jun
The Pink Floyd Experience
20 June to 21 June

After 2017’s hugely successful Animals tour, which featured three entire albums, The Pink Floyd Experience returns to New Zealand and Australia in 2019 with an exciting new show. Presented by: In The Flesh Productions  Read more

20Jun
Whanake ake Matariki with Aroha ki Mauao
20 June

Twinkle Twinkle Matariki, a fun filled half-hour of Matariki-themed stories and waiata for preschool children.  Read more


21Jun
Matariki Allstars 2019
21 June

A live music event celebrating the Māori New Year with established and upcoming acts featuring this year: Tiki Taane, Ria Hall Laughton Kora, Che Fu & the Krates alongside some of our emerging stars. Not to be missed!  Read more

22Jun
Ten
22 June

Join Inzpire Dance Co. as the company celebrates its 10th anniversary. Featuring dancers of all ages showcasing various styles, Ten promise to inspire and is sure to be to be entertaining, moving and thought provoking for all ages.  Read more

22Jun
Matariki Toi Rahoroi ki Tutarawananga
22 June

Come along to the Saturday Matariki Craft Session at the Greerton Library  Read more

22Jun
Workshop: Raranga (flax weaving)
22 June

This is your chance to participate in a hands-on raranga workshop! Join Parewhati Taikato to learn the art of weaving and create a bracelet or basket out of harakeke (flax).  Read more


22Jun
Workshop: Māori poi making
22 June

Learn to make the traditional poi with Zebulin Kapareira Mohi. Poi were used by early Māori as a way to keep their hands flexible, and as a training tool. Here’s your chance to make some yourself!  Read more

22 Jun
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13 Oct
Hā by Lewis Gardiner
22 June to 13 October

Leading pounamu artist, Lewis Gardiner (Te Arawa, Ngāti Awa, Whanau a Apanui, Ngāi Tahu), will be exhibiting at Tauranga Art Gallery this winter. Gardiner is considered a leading contemporary figure in jade carving.  Read more

22 Jun
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06 Oct
'Blood Water Earth' by Louise Potiki Bryant and Santee Smith
22 June to 06 October

'Blood Water Earth' is a video installation by two prominent female, indigenous artists; Louise Potiki Bryant (Ngai Tahu, Kati Mamoe, Waitaha) and Santee Smith (Turtle Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario).  Read more

22 Jun
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13 Oct
Mātiro: A survey of photography by Kapua Joy Bennett
22 June to 13 October

'Mātiro' is a retrospective of black and white photography from the 1970s -1980s by Kapua Joy Bennett (Ngāti Ranginui, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui).  Read more


22Jun
TEDxTauranga
22 June

Ever watched an amazing video from TED.com? Join us in person for Tauranga's own event TEDxTauranga.  Read more

22 Jun
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23 Jun
Bay of Plenty Pet and Animal Expo 2019
22 June to 23 June

An exhibition of the best products, services and entertainment for all pet and animal lovers.  Read more

23Jun
Workshop: Contemporary Māori art for children
23 June

Fun contemporary Māori rock art with a twist for kids – doesn’t that sound like a great way to spend an hour and a half! Each child will design their own taonga with tutor Arohanoa Mathews, and then paint a tile to take home with them.   Read more

23Jun
Toi Whakairo – The Art of Carving
23 June

Learn about the cultural origins of whakairo (carving) and common bone carving designs. Carver Hei-Tuakiri (Gavin Smith) will take you through a demonstration of the art, and explain the technique and history of traditional bone carving.  Read more


23Jun
Crop Swap
23 June

Our Crop Swap happens on the fourth Sunday of each month from 9 - 10am. Feel free to bring a little of what you might have in your garden to share.  Read more

23Jun
Matariki Kite Day 2019
23 June

A traditional way to celebrate Matariki is through the flying of kites – manu tukutuku. Join us for this popular annual event at Fergusson Park. Bring along your whānau, friends and kites from all cultures, and join in the excitement!   Read more

24 Jun
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25 Jun
Matariki Glow Show
24 June to 25 June

The Matariki Glow Show is a large-scale puppet show perfect for tamariki aged 3-10! The Matariki stars are preparing for the Maori New Year, but there’s a problem in the night sky! Buzzing with great music and fun characters, it’s a show not to be missed.  Read more

26Jun
Te Papa: Naboth's Vineyard? Towards Reconciliation in Tauranga Moana
26 June

Historian Dr Alistair Reese presents a summary of his report, “Te Papa: Naboth's Vineyard? Towards Reconciliation in Tauranga Moana”.  Read more


26Jun
Paint and Wine Night - The Wharf - Paintvine
26 June

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, now let’s paint a masterpiece!  Read more

27Jun
Showquest
27 June

Showquest is a new, nationwide performing arts platform for schools produced by Rockquest Promotions Ltd, with support from the Ministry of Education. Showquest enables schools and students from year 1 – 13 to showcase music, drama and dance.  Read more

29 Jun
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30 Jun
Seriously Good Food Show
29 June to 30 June

Sick of the same old stuff from the supermarket? This is going to be the tastiest weekend in the Bay of Plenty!  Read more

29Jun
Natural treasure children’s workshop
29 June

Open your children’s minds to the wonders of nature! Join this Matariki-inspired creative activity using natural resources collected locally, led by inspired florist Kalena Egan from Putiputi Recycled. Children will create something special to take home.  Read more


30Jun
Workshop: a Muka Experience (flax fibres)
30 June

Book yourself right now into this workshop to learn a non-traditional method of extracting muka (flax fibres). This 3.5 hour workshop is for adults – don’t miss it!  Read more

30 Jun
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30 Jun
Workshop: Ngā Mahi Tākaro (toy making)
30 June to 30 June

Come take a free workshop for adults in contemporary harakeke toy making with Marina Stokes. Learn a non-traditional method of flax weaving for fun, and create balls, snails, fish, birds and snakes.  Read more

02Jul
The legacy tour - Kelvin and TJ
02 July

What happens when you mix two international superstar mediums together on one stage!  Read more

03 Jul
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04 Jul
Room on the Broom
03 July to 04 July

When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone?  Read more


03Jul
NZ String Quartet - National Tour 2019
03 July

Join the NZ String Quartet for a concert of ravishing works from the 18th to 21st centuries. Experience works by the inimitable Mozart, Czech musical icons Dvorák and Janácek, and a new work from Christchurch-based composer Gao Ping.  Read more

09Jul
Paint and Wine Night - Wheat Fields - Paintvine
09 July

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, now let’s paint a masterpiece!  Read more

12Jul
Community Night Markets at Bethlehem Hall
12 July

An interesting and unique market environment that is all inclusive to reflect our diverse community.  Read more

14Jul
Workshop: WAI.TAI with Robyn Kamira
14 July

Learn an original waiata in te reo Māori from the WAI.TAI set list. WAI.TAI is a collective of musicians under the direction of Robyn Kamira, who writes in both te reo Māori and English.  Read more


14Jul
Wai.Tai Performance
14 July

Te Reo fusion performance – Maori rhythm and vibes  Read more

18Jul
Mātauranga
18 July

Mātauranga, by Wellington-based Michael Norris, was commissioned as part of the NZSO Cook’s Landfall Series to mark 250 years since the first encounters between Maori and Europeans.   Read more

24Jul
Paint and Wine Night - Kowhai Tui - Paintvine
24 July

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, now let’s paint a masterpiece!  Read more

26 Jul
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02 Aug
Chess the Musical
26 July to 02 August

With live orchestra, choir and talented on stage cast this production from Stage Right will have wide audience appeal. Lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson (formerly of ABBA).  Read more


28Jul
Crop Swap
28 July

Our Crop Swap happens on the fourth Sunday of each month from 9 - 10am. Feel free to bring a little of what you might have in your garden to share.  Read more

03Aug
Cliff Richard and The Shadows Tribute Show
03 August

The 60th Anniversary Tribute Concert is a show that delivers a captivating live concert recreating the unforgettable sound of Cliff Richard and The Shadows.  Read more

04Aug
Chris Greenslade
04 August

Tauranga Musica presents award-winning NZ pianist and NGC NZ Scholarship winner Chris Greenslade. Enjoy an afternoon of music featuring a programme that includes works by Schubert, Schuman, Debussy, Rachmaninoff and Beethoven.  Read more

06Aug
Paint and Wine Night - Bob Ross - Paintvine
06 August

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, now let’s paint a masterpiece!  Read more


09Aug
Community Night Markets at Bethlehem Hall
09 August

An interesting and unique market environment that is all inclusive to reflect our diverse community.  Read more

13 Aug
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14 Aug
Tauranga Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge
13 August to 14 August

This is a chance for primary and intermediate aged kids to get involved in New Zealand’s biggest mud run series in a version tailored especially for them!  Read more

21Aug
Paint and Wine Night - Sunflowers - Paintvine
21 August

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, now let’s paint a masterpiece!  Read more

31Aug
Tauranga Coffee Festival 2019
31 August

Join us for an annual event that's in celebration of a much-loved culture shared around New Zealand and the world.   Read more


14 Sep
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28 Sep
Wicked
14 September to 28 September

Tauranga Musical Theatre presents Wicked, the Broadway sensation set in the Land of Oz.  Read more

22Sep
World Car Free Day 2019
22 September

Ditch your fuel guzzler on World Car Free Day  Read more

28Sep
Vegan Vibes 2019
28 September

Bay of Plenty’s first dedicated Vegan festival, we proudly showcase a curated selection of vegan food, fashion and more from around New Zealand.  Read more

11Oct
Postmodern Jukebox
11 October

Following their sold-out Tauranga debut in 2018, Postmodern Jukebox will return to Baycourt in October 2019.   Read more


12Oct
Tauranga STEM Festival 2019
12 October

A world class festival, held in Tauranga, designed to engage and inspire a new generation of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.  Read more

18 Oct
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20 Oct
Spring Home Show: Celebrating 10 years
18 October to 20 October

Create your happy place! The Spring Home Show is celebrating 10 years of building dreams in the Bay of Plenty.  Read more

22Oct
Te Māpouriki
22 October

Guided by German-Japanese conductor Jun Märkl, this concert features NZ composer Kenneth Young’s work Te Mapouriki plus music by Mozart, Strauss, Mendelssohn, and Schumann.  Read more

02 Nov
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03 Nov
Tauranga Harbour Jam 2019
02 November to 03 November

A weekend of exhilarating windsurfing action with some of New Zealands top sailors competing.  Read more


05 Nov
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07 Nov
Swan Lake
05 November to 07 November

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company returns to Baycourt Swan Lake. Presented in two acts, this masterpiece ballet follows the original storyline, with subtle revisions and variations introduced by Artistic Director Gediminas Taranda.   Read more

09 Nov
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09 Feb
Mr G: HOME
09 November to 09 February

Mr G coming ‘home’ for first solo exhibition  Read more

14Nov
The Bee Gees Night Fever
14 November

Night Fever is jetting into town to recreate the Bee Gee’s 1997 One Night Only Las Vegas concert experience. Over two hours of live entertainment, state-of-the-art lighting, digital display screens, impeccable sound and a handpicked international cast!  Read more