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11 Apr
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03 May
Tauranga 1918 - Tauranga to the Trenches
11 April to 03 May

‘Tauranga 1918’ is part of the Tauranga to the Trenches container exhibition. It explores our city 100 years ago and reveals that although Tauranga has grown in size, century old connections remain.   Read more

25Apr
Anzac Day - Tauranga Civic Memorial Service
25 April

Join us as we honour the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli and remember those involved in other conflicts at this year’s Anzac Day Civic Memorial Service at 9am on Wednesday, 25 April 2018 at Memorial Park.  Read more

26 May
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27 May
Tauranga Armageddon 2018
26 May to 27 May

#BAYOFGEDDON is back!  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

Upcoming Events

25 Mar
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27 May
Oropi Sunday Market
25 March to 27 May

A ‘boutique’ market featuring local Chef Kendall Grant  Read more

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
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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

11 Apr
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03 May
Tauranga 1918 - Tauranga to the Trenches
11 April to 03 May

‘Tauranga 1918’ is part of the Tauranga to the Trenches container exhibition. It explores our city 100 years ago and reveals that although Tauranga has grown in size, century old connections remain.   Read more


14 Apr
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28 Apr
Catch Me If You Can: The Musical
14 April to 28 April

Based on the hit film and the incredible true story, Catch Me If You Can is the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught.  Read more

16 Apr
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22 Apr
Mount Art Group - Exhibition
16 April to 22 April

The art group will be showing over 100 artworks from most members, which will include, acrylic, pastel, pencil, and mixed media.  Read more

21 Apr
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22 Apr
Battle of Gate Pa Trust exhibition display auction
21 April to 22 April

The Battle of Gate Pa Trust is planning to have an auction of the exhibition displays the sound system and TVs in the cargo shed on 22 April with viewing on 21 April .  Read more

21 Apr
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22 Apr
Puss in Boots
21 April to 22 April

Fairytale Dance productions in association with Susanne Hanger Dance are celebrating the diverse talents of her pupils and their families to bring to Baycourt the tale of Puss in Boots, where good once again triumphs over evil.  Read more


23Apr
AOTNZ - Hopetoun Brown and the genius of Finn Scholes
23 April

Be amazed by these three multi-instrumentalists armed with bass clarinets, tubas & trombones are swapped for trumpets, saxophones and an assortment of strange keyboard instruments.  Read more

24Apr
Morning Melodies
24 April

Join Friends of Baycourt and Tauranga City Mayor Greg Brownless for a morning of music, song, dance and laughter!   Read more

25Apr
TimeLiners on Tour
25 April

The kaupapa of the tour is to perform, live, material from the various recording projects along with newer material which naturally springs from Neil and his cohorts.  Read more

25Apr
Anzac Day - Tauranga Civic Memorial Service
25 April

Join us as we honour the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli and remember those involved in other conflicts at this year’s Anzac Day Civic Memorial Service at 9am on Wednesday, 25 April 2018 at Memorial Park.  Read more


27Apr
Hakuna Mama
27 April

When was the last time you were able to get a free haircut, get a new tattoo or get down to funky beats while live art is being created in front of you courtesy of some of our communities most talented creatives?  Read more

28Apr
Wunderhorn
28 April

The French horn is visually glamorous, sublime to listen to, and demanding of a performer with supremely polished skill.   Read more

28Apr
Speedway Closing Night Fireworks Extravaganza
28 April

Watch the 2017/18 season come to an end with a bang!   Read more

28Apr
Cult Cinema Club - Donnie Darko
28 April

We'll be kicking off the start of our Autumn/Winter18 film season with the indie cult classic, 'Donnie Darko'!  Read more


28Apr
Those Lethals, Ash Laforteza
28 April

With a soulful take on rhythm and blues, Ash Laforteza is sure to get you grooving with original songs and a spicy fresh cover or two.  Read more

29Apr
Carl Barron: Drinking with a fork
29 April

After making over 300,000 people laugh on his last tour, Carl returns at his brilliant best with his brand new show. Be there for a night where Carl blends structure with chance, or as he likes to call it – drinking with a fork. Age restriction: 15+  Read more

01May
Heath Franklin's Chopper - Bogan Jesus
01 May

The world’s had religion ever since God was in nappies, & what have we got to show for it: wars, terrorist attacks & Christian rock. It's time religion took a look at itself, so Chopper’s starting his own, in his own image, & giving hell to the almighty.  Read more

02May
Moscow Ballet 'La Classique' – The Nutcracker
02 May

This romantic tale with its blend of magic and realism brings to life the popular Tchaikovsky score featuring the famous “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and “The Waltz of the Flowers.”   Read more


04 May
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06 May
The Tauranga Home Show
04 May to 06 May

The Tauranga Home Show is the perfect place to find all of your home products and service needs under one roof.   Read more

04May
Gatsby Casino Night Multi - Charity Fundraiser
04 May

High Hopes Haven is holding its second fundraising event to raise awareness and funds for their charity as well as in support of another local charity ARRC Wildlife Trust.  Read more

05 May
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23 May
Art Anarchy - An Exhibition by Zig Beatnik
05 May to 23 May

The exhibition “Art is Anarchy” by Zig Beatnik   Read more

08May
A Taste of New Zealand Sign Language
08 May

This is a great opportunity for you to have a go learning some basic New Zealand Sign Language.   Read more


09 May
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12 May
Beauty and the Beast
09 May to 12 May

The well-known tale of Beauty & the Beast is magically bought to life by Tauranga Girls’ & Tauranga Boys’ Colleges. With stunning set & costumes, extravagant dance numbers & well known songs this magical production will be a favourite for young & old.  Read more

11May
New Zealand Sign Language Quiz Night
11 May

Join a fun Quiz Night to celebrate NZSL week.  Read more

12May
Automatic 80s
12 May

The Mount! Pitch Perfect Promotions is excited to bring the Automatic 80s Live show back to Totara St, The Mount.  Read more

13May
Jennian Homes Mother's Day Fun Run/Walk - Tauranga
13 May

The Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk returns to Tauranga, offering women the chance to have fun, get active and support a worthy cause.  Read more


23 May
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26 May
Annie
23 May to 26 May

Little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts as she searches for her parents who abandoned her at an orphanage.  Read more

25May
Hook Drive-In Movie: The Tauranga Vintage Festival
25 May

Drive-In and be taken back with The Tauranga Vintage Markets screening of Hook - a 90's American fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring the legendary Robin Williams.   Read more

26May
Stan Walker
26 May

You've all been asking... and now you can see "Stan" 'One Off' live singing his new songs.  Read more

26 May
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27 May
Tauranga Vintage Festival
26 May to 27 May

The Little Big Markets are excited to annouce the awesomeness that is the Tauranga Vintage Festival.   Read more


26 May
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27 May
Tauranga Armageddon 2018
26 May to 27 May

#BAYOFGEDDON is back!  Read more

29 May
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30 May
The Ten Tenors - wish you were here
29 May to 30 May

The TEN Tenors are undoubtedly one of Australia’s greatest entertainment success stories, with more than 90 million people worldwide witnessing their unmistakable charm, camaraderie and vocal power.  Read more

30May
Waste Free Parenting Workshop
30 May

This is a humorous, entertaining and inspirational event full of tips and ideas around ways you can minimise waste in your home especially with young children in the house.  Read more

31May
Food Lovers Master Class
31 May

At this educational masterclass, not only will you receive $100 worth of goodies from your local council, you will get lots of exciting and inspirational advice around ways you can reduce your food waste.   Read more


01Jun
Distortion - A Night of Underground Music
01 June

Distortion - Spring Edition: Part 1/4   Read more

02 Jun
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03 Jun
Project Youth Hip Hop Dance Competition 2018
02 June to 03 June

In its 9th year, Project now caters to youth from all over New Zealand over two days.  Read more

03Jun
Mt Runners Half Marathon
03 June

Queen's Birthday Weekend, Sunday 3rd June. Run or walk the 21km, 10km or 5km course while enjoying the stunning backdrop of the Mount beaches and the Mauao base track.  Read more

06Jun
Chris Hainsworth on the Mighty Wurly
06 June

“One of New Zealand's most entertaining classical organists", Chris tours New Zealand regularly with enjoyable, informative and thought-provoking performances. Presented by: Baycourt Presents.  Read more


08Jun
2018 Ladies Charity Luncheon
08 June

Back by popular demand the 2018 Ladies Charity Luncheon. Developed from years of experience in running similar events, this event is be the 'Must-attend' women's event in the Bay each year.  Read more

12 Jun
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13 Jun
FreshMoves 2018 - "Because"
12 June to 13 June

BOP Dance presents “BECAUSE” the 2018 FreshMoves Dance Festival. A celebration of original dance created by Bay of Plenty primary school children to communicate their interpretation of this year’s theme BECAUSE.  Read more

19 Jun
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20 Jun
He Kura E Huna Ana
19 June to 20 June

Te reo Maori play He Kura E Huna Ana is drawn from the legendary creation story of greenstone in Aotearoa.   Read more

20 Jun
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07 Jul
Blithe Spirit
20 June to 07 July

The hilarious comedy by the brilliant Noel Coward.  Read more


22 Jun
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23 Jun
Jekyll & Hyde
22 June to 23 June

Five hilarious performers tell the terrifying (yet sexy) tale of Jekyll & Hyde. Thrilling, charming, shockingly good comedy, we’ll make you laugh until it hurts.   Read more

22Jun
Matariki Allstars 2018
22 June

Aotearoa’s premiere music event celebrating the uniqueness of Matariki in recognition of our established and emerging Maori & Pasifika Artists.  Read more

22Jun
Operatunity Presents: Shake, Rattle & Roll
22 June

The 50’s and 60’s introduced a liberating new beat, a more enveloping style of music, a greater zest for life and a more contagious invitation to dance than ever before.  Read more

23 Jun
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24 Jun
Bay of Plenty Pet & Animal Expo
23 June to 24 June

At last, the organisers of the Auckland Pet & Animal Expo are bringing the event to Mt Maunganui and the Bay of Plenty for 2017!   Read more


26Jun
Tauranga Toddler Time with Sharon Holt
26 June

Sharon and Alan Holt bring their Te Reo Singalong books to life in an energetic and interactive show for Matariki.  Read more

27Jun
Papamoa Toddler Time with Sharon Holt
27 June

Sharon and Alan Holt bring their Te Reo Singalong books to life in an energetic and interactive show for Matariki.  Read more

28Jun
Mozart & Beethoven
28 June

The NZSO presents Mozart’s captivating Bassoon Concerto, Beethoven’s joyous Symphony No. 8., Gareth Farr’s He iwi tahi tatou and Jimmy Lopez’s Fiesta!. Concert features conductor Miguuel Harth-Bedoya and NZSO Section Principal Bassoon Robert Weeks.   Read more

29Jun
The Maori Sidesteps
29 June

The Maori Sidesteps are a contemporary Maori showband, putting their own political spin on well-known songs and entertaining crowds with soulful harmonies and off the cuff comedy. Presented by: Baycourt Presents.  Read more


29Jun
Ignite the Crown
29 June

The Palace Dance Studio presents the Royal Family, "Ignite the Crown"  Read more

30 Jun
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01 Jul
The Seriously Good Food Show
30 June to 01 July

It's going to be the tastiest weekend in the Bay of Plenty, so get your forks ready.   Read more

07Jul
AOTNZ - Seed
07 July

Winner of the 2014 Adam New Zealand Play Award, Seed by Elisabeth Easther follows four women as they try to get pregnant, stay pregnant or become un-pregnant - the dilemmas of modern reproduction.   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


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

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

05Aug
AOTNZ - No Holds Bard
05 August

An outrageous and at times profound view into one actor's attempt at self destruction. Ticket price includes 30 minute Q&A with Michael Hurst after the performance.   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

01Sep
Ledlenser Run Beneath the Stars
01 September

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

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


22Sep
Vegan Vibes
22 September

Vegan Vibes is back this September the 22nd 2018!  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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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