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18 Apr
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21 Apr
Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019
18 April to 21 April

The National Jazz Festival presents a fantastic programme of events in Tauranga from April 5 – 21, 2019.  Read more

20 Apr
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21 Apr
Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019 - Downtown Carnival
20 April to 21 April

City comes alive with jazz!  Read more

25Apr
Anzac Day 2019
25 April

Every year we honour the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli and remember those involved in other conflicts on 25 April at services in Tauranga, Mt Maunganui and Papamoa.   Read more

14May
Paint and Wine Night - Cathedral Cove - Paintvine
14 May

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

27 Mar
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11 May
Spring Awakening
27 March to 11 May

An angsty rock musical that explores issue of sexuality, morality and religion in 1800s Germany.   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

01 Apr
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22 Apr
Open Skate Sessions
01 April to 22 April

Come along to Moana Roller Derby's Open Skate Sessions - for anyone interested in having a go at roller skating!  Read more


13 Apr
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28 Apr
Fraser Cove School Holiday Colouring Competition
13 April to 28 April

Colour and win one of 5 x $100 Fraser Cove Shopping Centre gift cards!  Read more

18 Apr
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21 Apr
Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019
18 April to 21 April

The National Jazz Festival presents a fantastic programme of events in Tauranga from April 5 – 21, 2019.  Read more

20Apr
Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019 - Queen City Big Band
20 April

A matinee show of classic Big Band music from festival favourite Queen City Big Band. Playing tunes from Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Buddie Rich & big band music of today like Big Phat Band and Michael Bublé  Read more

20Apr
Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019 - Duelling Pianos
20 April

Get set for a boogie woogie play off as jazz piano gunslingers Ben Wilcock and Dayle Jellyman go head to head with referee John Rae on drums.  Read more


20Apr
Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019 - Bella Kalolo
20 April

Be spellbound as NZ’s soul diva Bella Kalolo delves into the songs of Aretha Franklin. Bella and her amazing band, The Atmos, pay RESPECT to Aretha bringing you a show that’ll take you back to those Aretha-classics!   Read more

20Apr
Tauranga Farmers Market
20 April

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

20Apr
Little Big Markets - Mount Maunganui
20 April

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

20 Apr
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21 Apr
Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019 - Downtown Carnival
20 April to 21 April

City comes alive with jazz!  Read more


20Apr
Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019 - Hurricane Party
20 April

Swing into Soul with the Hurricane Party  Read more

21Apr
Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019 - Kim Paterson Quintet
21 April

Kim Paterson is a living musical legend, from his time in Australia in the 60s with Bernie McGann playing jazz that was ground-breaking, through to his work with Dr Tree, Space Case and Jazzmobile.  Read more

21Apr
Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019 - Hollie Smith - A special night of Jazz
21 April

Witness Hollie Smith present a unique one-off jazz inspired concert.   Read more

21Apr
Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019 - Antipodes - Good Winter
21 April

Antipodes is an ocean-spanning collaboration of NZ and AUS musicians, formed in Berlin.   Read more


21Apr
Mount Farmers Market
21 April

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

21Apr
Meet the Easter Bunny at Fraser Cove Shopping Centre
21 April

Come and meet the Easter Bunny!  Read more

25Apr
Anzac Day 2019
25 April

Every year we honour the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli and remember those involved in other conflicts on 25 April at services in Tauranga, Mt Maunganui and Papamoa.   Read more

26Apr
Mike Lee: Navigators and Naturalists
26 April

New Zealand Archaeology Week runs from 27 April to 5 May this year. Tauranga Library is marking the occasion with a visit from author Mike Lee.  Read more


27 Apr
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28 Apr
A Modern Alice
27 April to 28 April

Follows a modern, teenage Alice’s adventure through Wonderland. You will meet the delightful Blue Caterpillar, the crazy Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts who will shout “Off with your heads” if she finds out it was you who stole the tarts.  Read more

27Apr
Tauranga Farmers Market
27 April

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

28Apr
The Tauranga Plunket Fun Run/Walk 2019
28 April

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

28Apr
Mount Farmers Market
28 April

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


30 Apr
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01 May
Cats
30 April to 01 May

Cats, will embark on its most extensive tour of NZ in 2019. Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, it tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as "the Jellicle choice".  Read more

01May
Paint and Wine Night - A Starry Night - Paintvine
01 May

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

02May
The Rhythms of Ireland
02 May

In 2019, The Rhythms of Ireland returns to NZ for the first time since their sell-out 2010 tour.   Read more

03 May
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05 May
Tauranga Home Show: Celebrating 20 years
03 May to 05 May

Celebrating 20 years of building dreams in the Bay of Plenty! Join us for the biggest home show Tauranga has ever seen.  Read more


03May
Buried: Life Below the Streets of Tauranga
03 May

Brigid Gallagher – local archaeologist, conservator and TV presenter will be talking about archaeology in Tauranga’s central business district.   Read more

04May
The Road That Wasn't There
04 May

From award-winning company Trick of the Light Theatre comes an original fairy-tale drawn from the twitchy edges of children’s literature – a dark world reminiscent of the works of Neil Gaiman and the late (great) Margaret Mahy.  Read more

09 May
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11 May
Fiddler on the roof
09 May to 11 May

Fiddler on the Roof – a heart-warming and thought provoking musical which follows the life of Tevye and his family as they struggle with upholding tradition in the everchanging landscape of Imperial Russia.  Read more

10May
Community Night Markets at Bethlehem Hall
10 May

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


14May
Paint and Wine Night - Cathedral Cove - Paintvine
14 May

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

18May
Ed Byrne in Spoiler Alert
18 May

No international comedian has headlined more NZ Comedy Festivals than Irishman, Ed Byrne, and he is back at Baycourt for one night only with his brand new show – ‘Spoiler Alert’.  Read more

19May
Masterworks
19 May

Bay of Plenty Symphonia presents Masterworks, a concert of well known works from classical masters Verdi, Rachmaninov, Brahms’ and Beethoven. Concert features up-and-coming local soloist Noelle Dannenbring.  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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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
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

18 Jun
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20 Jun
Te Mataraunui Exhibition
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

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

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
TEDxTauranga
22 June

Ever watched an amazing video from TED.com? Join us in person for Tauranga's own event TEDxTauranga.  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 5-9! 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
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

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


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

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

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


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

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

11Oct
Postmodern Jukebox
11 October

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

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