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19 Jul
to
29 Jul
World Junior Squash Championships
19 July to 29 July

Tauranga is hosting the World Junior Squash Championships offering an abundance of top class squash to watch!  Read more

07 Aug
to
13 Aug
Groundswell Innovation Festival
07 August to 13 August

Dip your toes or deep dive into Tauranga’s innovation community. 7-13th August. Tauranga City.  Read more

26Aug
Hawaiian Airlines Mount Maunganui Half Marathon
26 August

Come explore Mount Maunganui for a running festival including a 21km half marathon, 10km and 5km options.   Read more

23Sep
Vegan Vibes 2017
23 September

Vegan Vibes is back in action for 2017! We're the Bay of Plenty’s first dedicated Vegan festival.   Read more

Upcoming events

07 Apr
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29 Sep
Cult Cinema Club
07 April to 29 September

Warming up your Autumn/Winter Friday evenings! Cult films, street food, pop-up bar at Village Cinema, Historic Village, Tauranga.  Read more

20 Apr
to
12 Oct
Holiday Public Skating Session
20 April to 12 October

Holiday Public Skating Session!  Read more

19 Jul
to
29 Jul
World Junior Squash Championships
19 July to 29 July

Tauranga is hosting the World Junior Squash Championships offering an abundance of top class squash to watch!  Read more

25 Jul
to
26 Sep
Community Weight Loss Challenge
25 July to 26 September

Food education, nutritional information, support, motivation, accountability, fun and the chance to win cash prizes.   Read more


26Jul
Alexander Shelley Returns
26 July

Spanish guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas makes his New Zealand debut performing Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez.  Read more

27Jul
Uniquely Paul Ubana Jones
27 July

Paul Ubana Jones is so much more than one man with a guitar. He is a conjurer of unique and original folk songs rooted in primal blues and soul.  Read more

27 Jul
to
06 Aug
Cirque Grande
27 July to 06 August

Brand New Circus on its very first tour in New Zealand.  Read more

29Jul
Tauranga Coffee Festival
29 July

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world and it’s association with the cafe culture here in New Zealand has provided an industry within itself.  Read more


30Jul
Papamoa Polar Plunge
30 July

Do something for the greater good – take the Papamoa Polar Plunge and WIN $1000 CASH for your chosen Tauranga based non-profit group.  Read more

04 Aug
to
01 Dec
The Night Out Markets
04 August to 01 December

Come and check out Tauranga's newest night market!   Read more

05Aug
Inzpire Dance Company presents - Mirage
05 August

Our theme MIRAGE is all about illusion. This is explored through visual & metaphorical illusion, and is sure to be entertaining, moving and thought provoking for all ages.   Read more

05Aug
The Little Big Markets - Mount Maunganui
05 August

A place to enjoy great music, good food and buy the best products.   Read more


07 Aug
to
13 Aug
Groundswell Innovation Festival
07 August to 13 August

Dip your toes or deep dive into Tauranga’s innovation community. 7-13th August. Tauranga City.  Read more

08 Aug
to
09 Aug
Tamanui the Brave Kokako
08 August to 09 August

Tamanui and his brothers and sisters roam freely in the beautiful Moki forest of Taranaki under the guidance of Nanny Kokako. Kereru delivers a warning - danger is lurking and the forest is no longer a safe place. Soon Tamanui finds himself to be alone.  Read more

11 Aug
to
12 Aug
Canvas Careers Showcase
11 August to 12 August

Forget about the world being your oyster, it’s your canvas!  Read more

12Aug
PIN’D Creative Showcase
12 August

The fashion show is a display of garments designed and constructed by intermediate and secondary school students.  Read more


13Aug
Rhys Darby Mystic Time Bird
13 August

It is 2017, a year of global fear, out of options, Rhys Darby turns to a mystic for answers, and discovers he was a bird in a past life. Expect silly dance moves, sound effects and general laughs as he finds himself.  Read more

14Aug
DANCENZMADE TAURANGA REGIONAL INTERSCHOOL
14 August

Local schools bring their best dance to the stage for a night of great family entertainment - who will be our regional champions and represent Tauranga at the National Final in September?  Read more

16Aug
The Night is Young
16 August

Friends of Baycourt proudly presents The Night is Young – an annual event in which students from secondary schools across the Bay of Plenty are invited to showcase their amazing performing arts talents on the Baycourt stage.   Read more

19Aug
The Little Big Markets - Papamoa
19 August

A place to enjoy great music, good food and buy the best products.   Read more


19Aug
Silent Cinema: The Circus by Charlie Chaplin
19 August

Silent Cinema is in its third year, presented by Night Owl Cinema and Baycourt Presents.  Read more

25Aug
On The Couch
25 August

Welcome to ‘On the Couch’ – The brand new entertaining live talk show hosted by funny-man Ben Hurley.   Read more

26Aug
Hawaiian Airlines Mount Maunganui Half Marathon
26 August

Come explore Mount Maunganui for a running festival including a 21km half marathon, 10km and 5km options.   Read more

26Aug
Tauranga Zinefest
26 August

Tauranga Zinefest in collaboration with Tauranga Art Gallery; find out about the zine culture.   Read more


27Aug
Roy Phillips in concert
27 August

Roy Phillips in Concert-Voice of The Peddlers is an acclaimed two-hour show combining Roy’s skills as a vocalist, keyboardist and humorous raconteur.  Read more

28 Aug
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29 Aug
One Night of Queen
28 August to 29 August

Since winning Stars in Their Eyes in 2000 with a record 864,838 votes, Gary Mullen has toured the world with his breathtaking One Night of Queen.   Read more

01Sep
Best Comedy Show on Earth Tour
01 September

Spend a night with some of the funniest comedians from this year’s NZ International Comedy Festival. The Best Comedy Show on Earth is coming to Tauranga thanks to Best Foods Mayonnaise  Read more

02Sep
The Little Big Markets - Mount Maunganui
02 September

A place to enjoy great music, good food and buy the best products.   Read more


03Sep
The Smith Sports Shoes Moa Experience
03 September

The Moa Experience is Papamoa’s only trail running event and promises to be a fantastic experience for all participants.  Read more

08 Sep
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09 Sep
Papamoa Hills Night Walk
08 September to 09 September

An amazing night walk through the Papamoa Hills to Summerhill Farm to enjoy coffee & cake.  Read more

09 Sep
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10 Sep
A Festival of Russian Ballet
09 September to 10 September

Following their sell-out performances of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to New Zealand.   Read more

15Sep
Operatunity Present’s: The Last Night of the Proms!
15 September

A variety show of magnificent melodies, singalongs, sits, madness and mayhem as we all experience a Right Royal time!  Read more


16Sep
The Little Big Markets - Papamoa
16 September

A place to enjoy great music, good food and buy the best products.   Read more

23 Sep
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07 Oct
Mary Poppins
23 September to 07 October

Based on the Walt Disney movie and the stories of P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins is packed with the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventures, music numbers and magical moments!  Read more

23Sep
Vegan Vibes 2017
23 September

Vegan Vibes is back in action for 2017! We're the Bay of Plenty’s first dedicated Vegan festival.   Read more

24Sep
Bay of Plenty Steamers v Counties Manukau Steelers
24 September

The Bay of Plenty Steamers are coming back to the Tauranga Domain in their special edition Heritage jerseys!  Read more


07Oct
TEDxTauranga
07 October

What's even better than watching an amazing TED Talk? Joining us in person at TEDxTauranga  Read more

07Oct
Tauranga International Marathon
07 October

The first and only marathon in Tauranga. Fast, flat, & fun!  Read more

09Oct
The Sound of Music
09 October

One of the world's best-loved musicals, The Sound of Music, will tour New Zealand this September and October.   Read more

13 Oct
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15 Oct
Last Legs by Roger Hall
13 October to 15 October

Auckland Theatre Company presents Roger Hall’s smash hit Last Legs – a lethally funny black comedy about sex, death and politics with an irresistible appeal to the old and bold of heart.  Read more


14Oct
Bay of Plenty Steamers v Waikato
14 October

he Bay of Plenty Steamers will play their final home game at the Tauranga Domain against our neighbours over the hill!  Read more

14Oct
Playwriting Bootcamp with Roger Hall
14 October

An intense two-hour workshop teaching you almost everything you want to know about playwriting. Although primarily for playwrights or would-be playwrights, much of what is covered will be useful for fiction writers.  Read more

14Oct
Roger Hall talks about "The ones that got away"
14 October

Roger Hall is frank, honest, and often very funny. Following a sold-out talk at Otago Settlers Museum in Dunedin earlier this year, this is only the third time he’s presented The Ones That Got Away in New Zealand.  Read more

19 Oct
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29 Oct
Tauranga Arts Festival
19 October to 29 October

10 days and nights of professional and world class performances right here in Tauranga!  Read more


25 Oct
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29 Oct
Original Art Expo
25 October to 29 October

Original Art Expo with approximately 70 artists and over 300 artworks for sale.  Read more

29Oct
The BaseUp Omokoroa Coastal Challenge
29 October

Fun family and community Run/Walk/Duathlon event to suit all abilities.  Read more

05Nov
Mitre 10 Mega Tauranga City to Surf
05 November

Make sure you are part of the largest fun run/walk in the Bay of Plenty.   Read more

13Nov
Dublin’s Irish Tenors & The Celtic Ladies
13 November

Dublin’s Irish Tenors and The Celtic Ladies are combing to present a beautiful concert at Baycourt in November. With wonderful harmonies and lilting melodies, listen in amazement as these talented singers take you on a breath-taking musical journey.  Read more


16Nov
Isla Grant in concert
16 November

Following her 2015 triumphant sell out performances, Scotland’s legendary singer/song writer Isla Grant returns to New Zealand with exciting new songs - plus her extensive repertoire of most loved music.  Read more

18Nov
Tauranga Christmas at the Races
18 November

Soak up the party atmosphere at Tauranga’s Christmas at the Races!  Read more

15Dec
Tauranga Christmas at the Races
15 December

Soak up the party atmosphere at Tauranga’s Christmas at the Races!  Read more

20Jan
Port of Tauranga Half
20 January

The 2018 Port of Tauranga Half is one of the longest running and most popular triathlon events in New Zealand.  Read more


28Feb
Generation Homes Women’s Triathlon 2018
28 February

With a 400m Swim, a 10km cycle and 4 km walk or run – this event is all about participation and achieving realistic goals.  Read more