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15 Dec
to
16 Dec
The Mount Monster
15 December to 16 December

New Zealand's premier endurance ironman race with a prize purse to match.  Read more

22Dec
A Night Before Christmas
22 December

“A Night Before Christmas” returns in 2018 and will be the perfect way to welcome in Christmas. The Bay’s biggest free Christmas party will celebrate 22 years of Christmas joy and Festive fun.  Read more

27Dec
EVES Surfbreaker Triathlon
27 December

What better way to enjoy the Xmas break than entering this iconic Surf beach Triathlon. Then sit back and watch NZ's Elite Triathletes race.  Read more

03Jan
Blackcaps v Sri Lanka - 1st ODI
03 January

International cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience. It’s what we do.  Read more

Upcoming Events

28 Nov
to
24 Dec
Wearable Art Competition Exhibition
28 November to 24 December

Inspired by Wearable Arts, this dynamic showcase of talent will provide the public with something very different and unique in Downtown Tauranga, celebrating Christmas and art through installation.  Read more

10 Dec
to
11 Dec
Annie
10 December to 11 December

Urban Dance presents Annie; A street dance version inspired by the rags to riches tale. Annie will showcase the diverse work of local choreographers and 150 dancers from The Urban Dance Studios training out of Tauranga and Arataki.  Read more

14 Dec
to
15 Dec
Cinderella - The Ballet
14 December to 15 December

A full work ballet of Cinderella. All the magic and excitement of this entertaining story we all know and love.   Read more

14Dec
Beach Polo NZ
14 December

The sport of kings is coming to Papamoa Beach this summer for the first beach polo series in the world!  Read more


15 Dec
to
16 Dec
The Mount Monster
15 December to 16 December

New Zealand's premier endurance ironman race with a prize purse to match.  Read more

15 Dec
to
16 Dec
2018 TECT National Sevens
15 December to 16 December

Join us for a festive, fun filled weekend with a range of food vendors from The Little Big Markets, entertainment for the kids, freebies and giveaways, not to mention the display of Sevens rugby on the fields!  Read more

16Dec
Papamoa Christmas Carnival
16 December

Papamoa is bringing the festive season to life by creating a fun carnival atmosphere to entertain all ages!   Read more

17Dec
The Abba Show – ABBAsolutely fABBAulous
17 December

Far from being “just another cover band” The ABBA Show is a full-scale theatrical production featuring over 2 hours of live music, replica costumes, theatrical lighting/effects and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle.  Read more


22Dec
A Night Before Christmas
22 December

“A Night Before Christmas” returns in 2018 and will be the perfect way to welcome in Christmas. The Bay’s biggest free Christmas party will celebrate 22 years of Christmas joy and Festive fun.  Read more

22Dec
Reminisce Tribute Festival
22 December

Reminisce Tribute Festival is a celebration of the best memories, a chance to enjoy good times with old friends, and a fantastic way to send off 2018.  Read more

26 Dec
to
26 Dec
Summer Feels
26 December to 26 December

An all ages event showcasing New Zealand talent.  Read more

27Dec
EVES Surfbreaker Triathlon
27 December

What better way to enjoy the Xmas break than entering this iconic Surf beach Triathlon. Then sit back and watch NZ's Elite Triathletes race.  Read more


28Dec
Sachi - Golden Features - Carmada - Deadbeat
28 December

Audiology, PATO Entertainment & Fabrik, in association with George FM present a summer banger of an event.  Read more

30 Dec
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30 Dec
Blindspott with special guests Devilskin
30 December to 30 December

Rock legends Blindspott have made it official! They’re reforming for a 10-year Reunion Tour this summer, and they’re taking the mighty Devilskin along for the madness.  Read more

31Dec
CBD NYE community celebration
31 December

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends.  Read more

31Dec
Papamoa NYE community celebration
31 December

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family, friends and neighbours. Join us and enjoy early-evening entertainment including kids’ rides, music, games, roving performers, yummy street food, pony rides and a petting zoo.  Read more


31Dec
Matua NYE community celebration
31 December

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family, friends and neighbours. Join us and enjoy the early-evening entertainment including kids’ rides, music, Frozen characters, yummy street food and even a visit from Batman in his Batmobile  Read more

03Jan
Blackcaps v Sri Lanka - 1st ODI
03 January

International cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience. It’s what we do.  Read more

03Jan
Katchafire & Kora
03 January

Pato Entertainment & Audiology Touring proudly present Katchafire & Kora  Read more

05Jan
Blackcaps v Sri Lanka - 2nd ODI
05 January

International cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience. It’s what we do.  Read more


05 Jan
to
06 Jan
New Zealand Beach Volleyball Championships
05 January to 06 January

Come down and cheer on New Zealand's best beach volleyball team as they fight for the National Championship title.  Read more

05Jan
Fat Freddy's Drop
05 January

Fat Freddy’s Drop summer roady around New Zealand with Salmonella Dub feat. Tiki Taane, Norman Jay MBE and Troy Kingi  Read more

06Jan
Sticky Fingers
06 January

Pato Entertainment, Audiology and Fabrik NZ presents Sticky Fingers, with special guests to be announced.  Read more

11 Jan
to
13 Jan
Mt Maunganui Beach Volleyball Open
11 January to 13 January

Come down to the beach and watch New Zealand's best take on some of the World's best beach volleyball teams.  Read more


12Jan
Mount Festival of Multisport
12 January

The Mount Festival of Multisport is a community sporting event offering an opportunity for all ages, abilities and fitness levels to be involved.  Read more

20Jan
Mud Dog Run
20 January

It's time to have some fun in the mud with your pooch! Tauranga City Council & Western Bay of Plenty District Council have combined to organise this event at TECT All Terrain Park.   Read more

26Jan
Blackcaps v India - 2nd ODI
26 January

International cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience. It’s what we do.  Read more

28Jan
Blackcaps v India - 3rd ODI
28 January

International cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience. It’s what we do.  Read more


29Jan
White Ferns v India - 2nd ODI
29 January

International cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience. It’s what we do.  Read more

09Feb
MELTED Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Festival
09 February

Introducing MELTED, New Zealand’s first ever ice cream and frozen dessert festival. With a wide range of ice cream, gelato, sorbet, fruit ice cream, and a whole heap of other treats, MELTED is a celebration of all things cool and sweet.  Read more

09Feb
Generation Homes Sand to Surf
09 February

A multi-event Ocean Swim with achievable distances for anyone aged 7 to 87! Part of the iconic Banana Boat NZ Ocean Swim Series.  Read more

17Feb
XRACE Tauranga
17 February

The amazing race for families!  Read more


20Feb
Classical Journey
20 February

Start your year off by taking an auditory grand tour of Europe with music written during or inspired by the late 18th century. Guided by NZSO Associate Conductor Hamish McKeich, Classical Journey features works by Rossini, Haydn, Prokofiev, and Brahms.  Read more

23 Feb
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24 Feb
Water Polo on the Waterfront
23 February to 24 February

A fast-paced, exciting and dynamic showcase of New Zealand's top water polo players battling it out in NZ's first ocean-based water polo tournament.  Read more

24Feb
Generation Homes Women's Triathlon
24 February

This is such a great event for all you Ladies out there. Come and take part in this event that will support you all the way from the start to finish.  Read more

06Mar
Business Expo 2019
06 March

Gain inspiration and ideas, find solutions, improve your expertise, develop product knowledge as well as seeing what exhibitors are showcasing, who’s new in the region, and what is the latest in innovation and technology.   Read more


17Mar
Marra Sprint Triathlon
17 March

Looking for a great way to wrap up your Triathlon season. Look no further than this iconic race.  Read more

19Mar
Leaving Jackson - The Johnny Cash & June Carter Show
19 March

Step into the past with Johnny and June to a time when songs told a true story of life, love and heartache. This two-hour performance will have you singing laughing and crying out for more.  Read more

04Apr
The Manfreds
04 April

As The Manfreds the original band members except keyboardist, Mann, reformed in 1991.   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


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

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

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

02Jul
The legacy tour - Kelvin and TJ
02 July

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

11Oct
Postmodern Jukebox
11 October

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