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30 Jun
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22 Jul
Brickman Wonders of the World
30 June to 22 July

Brickman Wonders of the World is an interactive exhibition featuring some of the world’s most iconic landmarks built entirely from LEGO!  Read more

28Jul
Tauranga Coffee Festival
28 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

29Jul
Papamoa Polar Plunge
29 July

A dip in the freezing ocean that ends with the winner gifting their chosen non-profit group (schools included) $1000 cold hard cash.  Read more

25Aug
Mount Maunganui Half Marathon
25 August

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

Upcoming Events

31 Mar
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23 Nov
Arts on tour NZ
31 March to 23 November

Baycourt Presents is bringing seven Arts On Tour NZ  Read more

02 Apr
to
21 Oct
Lion's Historic Village Market
02 April to 21 October

This community market is a great morning out for the whole family!  Read more

30 Jun
to
22 Jul
Brickman Wonders of the World
30 June to 22 July

Brickman Wonders of the World is an interactive exhibition featuring some of the world’s most iconic landmarks built entirely from LEGO!  Read more

08 Jul
to
22 Jul
Cast Jewellery Workshop
08 July to 22 July

Join designer Juliet Ramson of brand Found Jewellery as she teaches you how to carve a wax ring, pendant or earrings and have them cast in Sterling Silver!  Read more


17 Jul
to
19 Jul
IYSFF Filmmakers Workshops
17 July to 19 July

NZ Nationals IYSFF Young Filmmakers Workshop – second week of July school holidays. Learn the basic skills of storytelling, directing & acting, cinematography & editing.   Read more

18Jul
Dance Teachers Professional Development Workshop
18 July

Dance Teachers! Come and network and learn new choreographic strategies to take back to your classrooms, from two of NZ's most experienced contemporary dance choreographers.  Read more

18Jul
Adult Community Choreography Class
18 July

Come, share, learn, create with Trigger Dance in an open community choreography class!  Read more

19 Jul
to
20 Jul
Trigger Dance Contemporary Dance Workshop - teenagers
19 July to 20 July

Calling all teenagers who dance! Come learn some new contemporary dance and choreography skills from two of NZ's most experienced dance performers and makers.  Read more


20Jul
Simon Trpceski plays Grieg
20 July

This NZSO concert sees the return of two great artists who individually had a big impact on audiences when they were last here in 2015 – Spanish conductor Jaime Martín and Macedonian pianist Simon Trpceski. Features works by Shostakovich and Grieg.  Read more

20Jul
No Going Back Tour
20 July

Seamless Presents Auckland emo pop quartet Openside and synth pop sister duo DUNES for what promises to be a fun-filled night for music lovers of all ages!   Read more

21Jul
Floyd live
21 July

Pink Floyd are easily one of the most recognisable and enduring bands of all time. Floyd Live salute the legendary group with an authentic celebration of the timeless music of Pink Floyd.   Read more

21Jul
Turban up
21 July

Be ready Tauranga! Turban up is coming and bringing the locals the culture of Punjab.   Read more


27Jul
Classic Jazz Standards of a Bygone Era
27 July

Join Baycourt for a night of beautiful Classic Jazz standards from The Great American Songbook as popular jazz vocalist Ruby Page and Scott Harrison on the Mighty Whirly visits the Baycourt Theatre for the first time.   Read more

28Jul
Tauranga Coffee Festival
28 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

28Jul
Mid winter tales
28 July

A lion, a wolf and a mischief-maker brought to life by Kiwi actor Mark Hadlow who’ll put aside his Lord of the Rings costume and enchant young and old with Opus Orchestra. Grab the children and enjoy a night of magical music and storytelling,  Read more

28Jul
Cycle Chic Film Tour
28 July

The Cycle Chic Film Tour showcases a captivating selection of short cycling films to inspire, encourage and celebrate women who love to bike.  Read more


29Jul
Papamoa Polar Plunge
29 July

A dip in the freezing ocean that ends with the winner gifting their chosen non-profit group (schools included) $1000 cold hard cash.  Read more

03Aug
Jimi Jackson - Mama we made it
03 August

Jackson’s new show ‘Mama We Made It’ sees Jimi explore his childhood, weave musical interludes with his classic Kiwi humour, and a good dose of his trademark audience interaction. The show also features an opening set from DJ Sir-Vere.  Read more

04Aug
All Natural Bodybuilding Championships
04 August

Don’t miss out on this muscle spectacle across all classes in bodybuilding, Men’s Physique, Bikini, Figure, Classic Physique & Women’s Physique! Get motivated and support our NZ team.  Read more

05Aug
AOTNZ - No Holds Bard
05 August

An outrageous and at times profound view into one actor's attempt at self destruction.   Read more


07Aug
Waste Free Parenting
07 August

Humerous, entertaining and inspirational event full of tips and ideas around ways you can minimise waste at home.  Read more

08Aug
The Bootleg Beach Boys
08 August

A fully costumed show taking you right from the very beginning of The Beach Boys.  Read more

09Aug
Beethoven & Brahms
09 August

The NZSO and Maestro Edo de Waart joins forces with arguably one of the finest violinists of his generation, Grammy Award winner Augustin Hadelich, to present de Waart’s third Masterworks concert for 2018.  Read more

10Aug
Operatunity: The Golden Era of Musicals
10 August

Many of us grew up with musicals featuring the singing greats like Jeanette McDonald, Nelson Eddy, Judy Garland and Dame Julie Andrews.  Read more


11Aug
Pin’d Creative Showcase
11 August

Presented by: Pin’d. The fashion show is a display of garments designed and constructed by intermediate and secondary school students. $1 from every ticket goes to Cambodia Charity Trust.  Read more

11Aug
Black Ferns Game of Three Halves
11 August

Catch the Black Ferns preparing for their international season with a Game of Three Halves against Bay of Plenty and Auckland on 11 August at Tauranga Domain!  Read more

12Aug
Dvorak & Bruckner
12 August

BOP Symphonia welcomes Inbal Megiddo as our acclaimed soloist in Dvorak’s lyrical Cello Concerto. Bruckner’s 6th Symphony, with the composer's characteristic powerful brass passages alongside moments of great beauty and majesty, completes the programme.  Read more

12Aug
Orienteering McLaren Falls
12 August

60 min Foot Rogaine set in the stunning McLaren Falls Park. Suitable for all abilities.  Read more


13Aug
DanceNZmade Interschool Regional
13 August

100% passion and energy for dance for one night only! Who will take out the title? Presented by: DanceNZmade  Read more

16Aug
Kelvin Cruickshank live
16 August

Presented by: Open Eyes Exclusive, acclaims psychic Kelvin Cruickshank returns to Baycourt to help put people in touch with the loved ones they've lost, and also help them to understand how the afterlife works.   Read more

22Aug
The Night is Young
22 August

The well-known and much loved The Night Is Young marks its 7th year by again showcasing an expansive and varied mix of talented students from 8 local secondary schools. Presented by Friends of Baycourt.  Read more

24Aug
On The Couch
24 August

The entertaining live talk show hosted by Ruud ‘The Bug Man’ Kleinpaste will make you laugh and offer interesting insights from our fabulously entertaining special guests who are all superstars of Garden and Art in New Zealand  Read more


25Aug
Mount Maunganui Half Marathon
25 August

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

31 Aug
to
01 Sep
Celtic Illusion
31 August to 01 September

With incredible new choreography, spellbinding magic, heart-racing music and a sensory experience like no other, audiences will be kept on the edge of their seats and left wanting more.  Read more

01Sep
Ledlenser Run Beneath the Stars
01 September

Run Beneath the Stars Tauranga – Saturday 1st September 2018.  Read more

01Sep
Mitre 10 Cup: Steamers v Canterbury
01 September

Bring your dad this Father’s Day weekend to watch the highly anticipated game between the Bay of Plenty Steamers and last year’s Mitre 10 Cup champions Canterbury!   Read more


08Sep
Arj Baker - Organic
08 September

Arj barker starts with the finest free-range topics & nurtures them until they're brimming with hilarity and ready for tellin'. His cruelty-free jokes are ALWAYS tested on animals and 100% goat-approved. That's quality you can trust.   Read more

08Sep
HopeWalk Tauranga 2018
08 September

HopeWalk is a movement to bring greater awareness around the issue of suicide and promote suicide prevention.  Read more

09Sep
Song for nobodies
09 September

Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday & Maria Callas touch the lives of 5 every-day women resulting in stories of life-changing encounters. The singer has her story & the listener hers, & should these touch each other, there can be magic.  Read more

09Sep
Richard Mapp
09 September

Well-known pianist Richard Mapp has played many times for Chamber Music NZ, performed with the major orchestras of the world and many groups and soloists. Richard’s programme will include pieces by Bach, Kenneth Young, Schubert, Chopin, Messiaen & Brahms  Read more


11 Sep
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12 Sep
Kororareka – The Ballad of Maggie Flynn.
11 September to 12 September

“There’s a tale in my bones, fighting to be told”. Delving into the lawless outpost of 1800s Russell, Kororareka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn introduces a heroine created from the rich and vibrant true stories of New Zealand women.   Read more

13Sep
Classical Hits
13 September

NZSO Associate Conductor Hamish McKeich leads the orchestra on a country-wide tour, presenting a Classical Hits programme for the whole family. Featuring works by Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Gillian Whitehead, Debussy, and Tchaikovsky.  Read more

14Sep
Operatunity Presents: Tennessee Waltz
14 September

In a concert where pop meets traditional country we feature award winning songs from artists like Doris Day, John Denver, Connie Francis, Kenny Rodgers and Dolly Parton.  Read more

21 Sep
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23 Sep
The Tauranga Spring Home Show
21 September to 23 September

Create your happy place! The Spring Home Show is the perfect opportunity to find all your home products and service needs under one roof.  Read more


21 Sep
to
22 Sep
Tauriko School 100 year reunion
21 September to 22 September

Tauriko School is holding its 100-year reunion on 21st and 22nd September this year. An exciting line up is planned for the two day event.   Read more

21Sep
The Big Sing
21 September

As a warm up to the National Barbershop 2018 Convention, Downtown Tauranga will be treated to a public barbershop harmony performance.  Read more

22Sep
Vegan Vibes
22 September

Vegan Vibes is back this September the 22nd 2018!  Read more

22 Sep
to
29 Sep
Shrek the Musical
22 September to 29 September

Join Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona in this all singing, all dancing hilarious production which turns the world of fairytales upside down.   Read more


22Sep
Tauranga International Marathon
22 September

Fast. Flat. Fun! With a spectacular finish in Tauranga's beautiful CBD.   Read more

22Sep
NZ Barbershop Champion Chorus and Quartet Concert
22 September

“Harmony A Plenty”, the local Tauranga Barbershop Chorus has its Silver Jubilee this year and is to host National Barbershop 2018 Convention which has the motto -- “Waiata Ki A Mauao” – “Sing to the Mount”.  Read more

29Sep
Tauranga Worm Composting Workshop
29 September

Learn how to reduce your household’s food waste but utilising tiger worms in your very own worm farm!  Read more

02Oct
Postmodern Jukebox
02 October

New Zealand loves Postmodern Jukebox! Following three successful tours in as many years, the multi-talented collective will bring their re-imagined contemporary pop, rock and R&B hits in the style of various yesteryears to eagerly awaiting fans in 2018.  Read more


03 Oct
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06 Oct
2018 New Zealand Gymnastics Championships
03 October to 06 October

Athletes from around New Zealand compete in Tauranga for Gymnastics biggest and greatest event of the year.   Read more

09 Oct
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10 Oct
Air Play
09 October to 10 October

Ride the wind and dream with Air Play, a modern spectacle bringing to life the very air we breathe.  Read more

10Oct
AOTNZ - Adam McGrath and the Roaring Days
10 October

Adam with The Eastern has played everywhere from Timaru to Nashville and beyond. Throwing down on theatre stages, street corners pubs and living rooms, he treats every show as the best one yet.   Read more

13Oct
Mitre 10 Cup: Steamers v Northland
13 October

It’s the last match before the Mitre 10 Cup semi-finals, so come along to watch as the Bay of Plenty Steamers take on Northland this Saturday 13 October at 2.35pm!  Read more


26Oct
Operatunity Presents: Divas & Divos
26 October

In a concert with a similar format to our acclaimed Mario Lanza show in 2016, we look into the lives and music of many of the world’s greatest singers of all time including Joan Sutherland, Maria Callas, Pavarotti, Caruso and Mario Lanza.   Read more

27Oct
Tauranga 10 Up! Dragon Boat Regatta
27 October

A corporate day of racing where teams can challenge their off-the-water rivals to a fun water competition.  Read more

27 Oct
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28 Oct
Focus on Women Expo
27 October to 28 October

Be inspired, empowered and entertained at the Focus on Women Expo!  Read more

28Oct
Dr Seuss's the Cat in the Hat
28 October

Two bored kids. One rainy day. And one crazy cat wearing a red-striped hat. Young and old alike will delight in this faithful adaptation of a classic book come to life before our very eyes.  Read more


02 Nov
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04 Nov
Tauranga Fishing and Boat Show
02 November to 04 November

Tauranga's new format fishing and boat show, for everything on, in and under the water.   Read more

03 Nov
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04 Nov
Madagascar
03 November to 04 November

The talented students of STEPS Performing Arts will delight audiences of all ages with their production of DreamWorks – Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr.   Read more

09 Nov
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10 Nov
A Russian Triple Bill
09 November to 10 November

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to New Zealand with A Russian Triple Bill. This is the first time that the company have brought this stunning programme to NZ.   Read more

15 Nov
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18 Nov
Bay of Plenty Garden & Art Festival
15 November to 18 November

Come and view the beauty and diversity of our region's gardens and the creativity of our talented artists   Read more


15 Nov
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18 Nov
Bloom in the Bay
15 November to 18 November

Bring down the family and take a walk around landscape designed gardens, view fascinating art pieces, listen to music, engage in workshops and much more...  Read more

20Nov
Social Climbers
20 November

What do you call 6 women stranded on a mountain in the rain? Ridiculous! Or Social Climbers - just not to their faces! Perfectly timed for your own social group’s ascent into summer, don’t miss this hilarious play when it comes to Baycourt in November.  Read more

23Nov
AOTNZ - Seven Deadly Stunts
23 November

Chainsaw juggling, walking on broken glass and other famous feats are performed along with the stories of how they came to be.   Read more

23Nov
Operatunity: Cinderella - A Christmas Pantomime
23 November

We bring you our famous Christmas pantomime with a new twist on Cinderella!   Read more


23Nov
AOTNZ - The Messy Magic Adventure
23 November

Circus, slapstick & magic combine in this special adventure for primary school aged children & families. Fantastical fun, with waterproof ponchos provided for those in the front row.  Read more

02Dec
Classic Builders Tinman Triathlon
02 December

A great way to kick-off the Triathlon season. Set in the idyllic setting of Mount Maunganui you can race either the Standard, Sprint or Super-Sprint races & for the kids the Splash'n'Dash. With something for everyone this race is a must do.   Read more

15 Dec
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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

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

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

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

17Mar
Marra Sprint Triathlon
17 March

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


10 Apr
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13 Apr
Shortland Street - The Musical
10 April to 13 April

Shortland Street - The Musical features iconic characters, stories from the classic era of NZ’s favourite TV show, and songs like ‘Stuck In A Love Triangle’, ‘Cliffhanger’ & ‘Not In Guatemala Now’. A warm-hearted musical comedy the whole family can enjoy.  Read more