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30 Mar
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31 Mar
Christchurch Memorial - Rutter Requiem
30 March to 31 March

Combined Tauranga choirs present two FREE performances of Rutter's Requiem - all donations to the Christchurch Foundation  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 Apr 5 – 21, 2019. With performances from some of the best jazz musicians from Aotearoa and around the world - Think Jazz. Think Tauranga.  Read more

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

Mr G coming ‘home’ for first solo exhibition  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

13 Mar
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13 Apr
Exhibition: Elizabeth Thompson
13 March to 13 April

Explore the incredible works of renowned New Zealand artist Elizabeth Thomson in our current exhibition.  Read more

16 Mar
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23 Jun
Tauranga Art Gallery
16 March to 23 June

Ahsin Ahsin has created a sci-fi inspired galatic universe in the Tauranga Art Gallery atrium for their 2019 signature show, 'Mega World'  Read more

26Mar
The Big Bike Film Night
26 March

We’re on mission, sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with a treasure chest of films that has everything a cycling centric audience could want!   Read more


28Mar
Dinner in the Domain
28 March

Dinner in the Domain provides you with a selection of the best food trucks, top local chefs performing live food demonstrations, as well as a licensed area to enjoy a nice glass of locally brewed beer.  Read more

30 Mar
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31 Mar
Little Pink
30 March to 31 March

Dance Avenue presents Little Pink - a fun take on Little Red Riding Hood. Two hours of non-stop entertainment something for everyone! Come see 50 dancers of all ages shine and sparkle on stage. Jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop and more.   Read more

30Mar
Tauranga Farmers Market
30 March

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

30 Mar
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31 Mar
The Bay of Plenty Gin Festival
30 March to 31 March

Gincredible is a brand new event on the scene for Tauranga. This festival is a boutique celebration of food, entertainment and Craft Gin - distilled from a small number of artisan producers.  Read more


30 Mar
to
31 Mar
Christchurch Memorial - Rutter Requiem
30 March to 31 March

Combined Tauranga choirs present two FREE performances of Rutter's Requiem - all donations to the Christchurch Foundation  Read more

31Mar
Mount Farmers Market
31 March

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

31Mar
Super Hero Walk
31 March

Who's your hero? Walk with us to honour, remember or celebrate a hero in your life.  Read more

03Apr
Paint and Wine Night - The Mount - Paintvine
03 April

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


04Apr
The Manfreds
04 April

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

05 Apr
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06 Apr
Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019 - 42nd National Youth Jazz Competition
05 April to 06 April

Young jazz stars of the future compete for trophies and glory! The National Youth Jazz Competition showcases the very best emerging jazz players from secondary schools across New Zealand.  Read more

05Apr
Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019 - Sumo Jazz in concert
05 April

Kiwi jazz masters Sumo Jazz bring their original jazz funk to Tauranga! Joined by Dr Rodger Fox (trombone), Dr Dave Wilson (sax), Dixon Nacey (guitar). Listen as they explore the edge of jazz.  Read more

10Apr
'The Big FAT Lie' feature documentary premiere screening
10 April

Learn the truth about how heart disease can be prevented and reversed and cancer avoided.  Read more


12Apr
Community Night Markets at Bethlehem Hall
12 April

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

13 Apr
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14 Apr
Tattoo & Art Extravaganza
13 April to 14 April

International Tattoo festival indoor and outdoor zones, music, wearable arts, stunts, great food and drinks and much more!  Read more

14Apr
Pooch In the Pool
14 April

Come with your pooch where they can have an end of season swim in the pool.  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 Apr 5 – 21, 2019. With performances from some of the best jazz musicians from Aotearoa and around the world - Think Jazz. Think Tauranga.  Read more

18Apr
Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019 - Secret Islands Sextet
18 April

The latest from NZ jazz innovator Jim Langabeer, this eclectic ensemble of Auckland’s leading jazz musicians have been developing a new kind of Aotearoa jazz   Read more

19Apr
Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019 - Allana Goldsmith - Tribute to Ella and Sarah
19 April

In the tradition of divas of the past & with a voice that would melt honey, Allana & her band channel the spirit of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan in a tribute to two of the greatest jazz divas of all time.  Read more

19Apr
Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019 - Charlie Parker with Strings
19 April

American alto-saxophonist Dick Oatts combines with The New Zealand String Quartet & Rodger for a concert of legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker’s most memorable work with Strings – jazz standards with a twist of bebop.  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

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
Meet the Easter Bunny at Fraser Cove Shopping Centre
21 April

Come and meet the Easter Bunny!  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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

18 Jun
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20 Jun
Te Mataraunui Exhibition
18 June to 20 June

Te Mataraunui Exhibition is a 3 day event, with interactive workshops, focussed at enhancing preservation practices of traditional Maori artefacts and historical accounts throughout Tauranga Moana.  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


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

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

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

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