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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

13 Jul
to
16 Jul
Winter Nights Winter Lights
13 July to 16 July

Watch Tauranga’s heart of the city come to light at the free, all-ages event, presented by Tauranga City Council, showcasing a spectrum of interactive light installations, live entertainment, food and more.  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

22Sep
Vegan Vibes
22 September

Vegan Vibes is back this September the 22nd 2018!  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
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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

08 Jun
to
01 Jul
Exhibition: E ai ki a Walter: According to Walter
08 June to 01 July

"E ai ki ā Walter: According to Walter" photographic exhibition by local kaumatua Walter Dickson tells the story of his beloved community Matapihi, he calls the window to Tauranga Moana.  Read more

15 Jun
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03 Jul
Te Whare Tangata – The female essence
15 June to 03 July

A group show of works exploring notions of the female essence Te Whare Tangata– curated by Parewhati Taikato  Read more


15 Jun
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28 Jun
Mauri Oho by Gavin Smith - Hei-Tuakiri
15 June to 28 June

This exhibition is Gavin Smith's interpretation of the significance of manu within Te Ao Māori (the Māori world).  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

22 Jun
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24 Jun
Resene Architecture + Design Film Festival Selects
22 June to 24 June

A selection of the finest Architecture and Design films from this year's Resene Architecture and Design Film Festival.  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

23 Jun
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24 Jun
3 Pigs
23 June to 24 June

“3 Pigs” is a super fun story! Lots of awesome dancing – jazz, ballet, tap – Just to name a few styles! Something for everyone! Not to be missed!  Read more


23 Jun
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24 Jun
Oriana Singers “The Sprig of Thyme” Concert
23 June to 24 June

Tauranga's Oriana Singers present "The Sprig of Thyme” during the last weekend of June.  Read more

23Jun
Kiwifruit Cup Day & Mid-Winter Christmas Party at the Races
23 June

A full day of thoroughbred racing, featuring the Orora Kiwi Packaging Kiwifruit Cup and Listed Woburn Farm Tauranga Classic.  Read more

23Jun
Jo'el Komene - Roreka workshop - Taonga pūoro
23 June

Traditional Maori musical instruments, information, demonstration and making instruments.  Read more

25 Jun
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26 Jun
Cultural connections
25 June to 26 June

Join us for a two programme to learn about our history, local iwi and hapu, and the cultural richness of our land.  Read more


25Jun
Mana Wahine - Artist Panel Discussion
25 June

Come and join us at this panel discussion looking at mana wahine (feminine power) and its various constructions and applications within contemporary art.   Read more

26Jun
Matariki Lecture Series: Getting to know the Natives
26 June

This workshop is designed to introduce you to some native plants and the people who use them. Learn traditional Rongoā Māori philosophies and practices and make your own Rongoā balm to take home with you.  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

26Jun
Pō Pūrākau ki Tutara Wānanga
26 June

Dress in your PJ's and join us for a magical Matariki storytelling night at Greerton Library!   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

27Jun
Matariki Lecture Series: Getting to know the Natives
27 June

This workshop is designed to introduce you to some native plants and the people who use them. Learn traditional Rongoā Māori philosophies and practices and make your own Rongoā balm to take home with you.  Read more

27Jun
Introduction to Bone Carving with Hei-Tuakiri - half day workshop
27 June

Introduction and appreciation for the art of Maori Bone Craving.  Read more

28Jun
Ko Mauao te Maunga: Legend of Mauao (Book Launch)
28 June

Join us to celebrate the launch of Debbie McCauley’s new book, Ko Mauao te Maunga: Legend of Mauao.  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
Ignite the Crown
29 June

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

29 Jun
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30 Jun
Papamoa Hills Night Walk
29 June to 30 June

An opportunity to walk in the Papamoa Hills under the full moon.  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

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

01Jul
Whare Thompson Carving demos
01 July

Carving demos by the esteemed carver Whare Thompson - out of his workshop at the Historic Village  Read more

01Jul
Introduction to Bone Carving with Hei-Tuakiri - Demonstration
01 July

Learn about cultural origins of whakairo and common bone carving designs. Free bite sized workshop and demonstration in bone carving  Read more


01Jul
Matariki Kite Day
01 July

Matariki kites will take to the sky on Sunday, 1 July.  Read more

01Jul
Just for fun
01 July

Sopranos, Louise Malloy & Merle Fausett (QSM), ably accompanied by Leon Gray on piano, will delight you with a concert of song.  Read more

06 Jul
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15 Jul
Tauranga Festival of Performing arts competitions 2018
06 July to 15 July

Now into its 61st consecutive season, the 11-day Tauranga Festival of Performing Arts Competitions attracts some 900 children and young people and will showcase 3000 individual performances across eight art forms.   Read more

06Jul
Aroha Atu an exhibition by Donna Dinsdale
06 July

Based around the woollen blanket as an iconic link between cultures in Aotearoa, the series of garments presented will communicate symbolism drawn from Aotearoa’s rich heritage.  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

08Jul
Tauranga Judo Club fun day
08 July

Join us on 8 July for the Tauranga Judo Club fun day, Intermediate Judo champs and the Secondary Schools tournament.  Read more

13 Jul
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16 Jul
Winter Nights Winter Lights
13 July to 16 July

Watch Tauranga’s heart of the city come to light at the free, all-ages event, presented by Tauranga City Council, showcasing a spectrum of interactive light installations, live entertainment, food and more.  Read more

15Jul
2018 Festival Concert
15 July

The Festival Concert is a showcase of the very best items from the Tauranga Festival of Performing Arts 2018 competition.   Read more


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

NZ Regionals IYSFF Young Filmmakers Workshop – second week of July school holidays. Learn the basic skills of storytelling, directing & acting, cinematography & editing. Presented by BOP Film & Baycourt Presents.   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

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

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
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


05Aug
AOTNZ - No Holds Bard
05 August

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

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

01Sep
Ledlenser Run Beneath the Stars
01 September

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


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


22 Sep
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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

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

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

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

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

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
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
Operatunity: Cinderella - A Christmas Pantomime
23 November

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