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Top Picks

02 May
to
05 Sep
2021
Sunday Cinema
02 May to 05 September

BYO bean bags, cushions, blankets or deck chairs to enjoy a FREE outdoor cinema. The First Sunday of the month, May through to September.   Read more

15Jun
2021
Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge
15 June

So you’re tough, but are you tough enough to take on the 1-day Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge?  Read more

08 Jul
to
09 Jul
2021
Matariki Cultural Connections
08 July to 09 July

Cultural Connections is a council staff training package delivered by the Takawaenga Māori Unit. Join us over two days to learn about our city and our region's history, local iwi and hapu and cultural richness of the land.  Read more

20Aug
2021
Benee - Regional Tour 2021
20 August

Formidable indie-pop sensation and rising global superstar BENEE announced a nationwide regional tour for August  Read more

Upcoming Events

13 Mar
to
18 Jul
2021
Laurie Steer: The Abundance of Water
13 March to 18 July

Displaying over 100 newly fired ceramic objects, Steer’s installation uses the concept of the dinner setting as a springboard to explore ideas of consumption, value and excess.  Read more

17 Apr
to
25 Sep
2021
The Little Big Markets
17 April to 25 September

Gourmet street food, curated craft stalls, live music and lots of activities to entertain the little ones.  Read more

20 Apr
to
29 Jun
2021
Knit & Knatter - Greerton
20 April to 29 June

For keen knitters and amateurs who enjoy a good knatter. Newcomers are welcome!  Read more

21 Apr
to
30 Jun
2021
Knit & Knatter - Papamoa
21 April to 30 June

For keen knitters and amateurs who enjoy a good knatter! Newcomers are welcome!  Read more


21 Apr
to
30 Jun
2021
Knit & Knatter - Mount
21 April to 30 June

For keen knitters and amateurs who enjoy a good knatter! Newcomers are welcome!  Read more

02 May
to
05 Sep
2021
Sunday Cinema
02 May to 05 September

BYO bean bags, cushions, blankets or deck chairs to enjoy a FREE outdoor cinema. The First Sunday of the month, May through to September.   Read more

10 May
to
05 Jul
2021
Kids 8 week Pottery Class
10 May to 05 July

Kids Make a bird feeder and a quirky mini planter pot  Read more

21 May
to
30 Jul
2021
Friday Night Fun Night at Baywave
21 May to 30 July

When the sun goes down on a Friday evening, Baywave comes to life!   Read more


25 May
to
22 Jun
2021
Fundamentals of Painting
25 May to 22 June

This is an inspiring and productive course for all levels of experience.   Read more

10 Jun
to
09 Jul
2021
Matariki Kohi Kāri
10 June to 09 July

Visit your local library and collect a set of Kohi Kāri. Search Tauranga Moana for the items on your cards and discover their stories. With a different set of cards at each library, can you collect them all?  Read more

11 Jun
to
04 Jul
2021
Moemoeā - An exhibition from a collective of artists from Te Tuhi Mareikura Trust
11 June to 04 July

Moemoeā - An exhibition from a collective of artists from Te Tuhi Mareikura Trust featuring Julie Paama-Pengelly, Linda Munn, Chontelle Hohaia, Areena Smith, Israel Randell, Jera Mae and Arpége Taratoa.  Read more

11 Jun
to
04 Jul
2021
He Atua – Contemporary Māori. Graphic Art Worksho
11 June to 04 July

Atua Māori. Māori gods are vital in the story of creation known to us as the separation of Rangi and Papa. An exhibition by Louis Mikaere  Read more


11 Jun
to
04 Jul
2021
Ngā Whetū o Matariki by Nixon Mohi
11 June to 04 July

Whakaniko - Enhancing life through my art work an exhibition by Nixon Mohi.  Read more

11 Jun
to
04 Jul
2021
Te iwa o Matariki - Michelle Estall
11 June to 04 July

Te iwa o Matariki/The nine of Matariki is an exhibition by Michelle Estall.  Read more

11 Jun
to
04 Jul
2021
Matariki – Ngā Whetū Katoa by Michelle Arnold
11 June to 04 July

Michelle Arnold is a self-taught mosaic artist from Te Puke.  Read more

11 Jun
to
09 Jul
2021
Brad Burch Collection-photography display
11 June to 09 July

He kitenga kanohi he hokinga mahara  Read more


12 Jun
to
13 Jun
2021
Armageddon 2021
12 June to 13 June

Armageddon Expo is New Zealand’s ultimate entertainment event, featuring gaming, fantasy and multimedia events.  Read more

12 Jun
to
13 Jun
2021
Tauranga Armageddon Expo 2021
12 June to 13 June

The Tauranga Armageddon Expo is back with two days of gaming, cosplay, anime, collectables, comics, amusements, celebrity guests, movies, television, music and more!  Read more

14Jun
2021
The Sweet Caroline Tour: A Tribute To Neil Diamond
14 June

The Sweet Caroline Tour: A Tribute to Neil Diamond, putting all those well-loved classics back on stage and in the spotlight, showcased by a world-class international band and produced especially for the theatre.  Read more

15 Jun
to
16 Jun
2021
Fresh Moves 2021
15 June to 16 June

BOP Dance presents “Fresh Take” the 2021 Fresh Moves Festival which celebrates original contemporary dance created by students in Bay of Plenty primary and intermediate schools.  Read more


15 Jun
to
01 Jul
2021
Iti Pounamu with Aroha
15 June to 01 July

Join us as we celebrate Matariki with a series of Iti Pounamu sessions with special guest Aroha.   Read more

15Jun
2021
Brush Lettering Whakataukī Workshop
15 June

Bring a whakataukī with you. You will learn the basics of calligraphy to write your whakataukī .   Read more

15Jun
2021
Kōrero Mai – Mātauranga Matariki
15 June

Come along and hear the stories, learn the history, and speak the names of ngā whetā o Matariki, the stars of Matariki, through our Mātauranga Matariki Te Reo Māori introductory pronunciation.  Read more

15Jun
2021
Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge
15 June

So you’re tough, but are you tough enough to take on the 1-day Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge?  Read more


17 Jun
to
08 Jul
2021
Tū Taua Tauranga Moana
17 June to 08 July

Have you ever thought about learning the skills of how to use traditional Māori weapons? Come, learn, and experience a unique form of martial art indigenous to Aotearoa.  Read more

17 Jun
to
08 Jul
2021
Matariki Cinematic Showcase
17 June to 08 July

Celebrating our local Māori film makers by showcasing their films.  Read more

17Jun
2021
Greerton Draw Squad
17 June

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.  Read more

18 Jun
to
18 Jun
2021
Devilskin & Kora
18 June to 18 June

NZ musical legends DEVILSKIN and KORA band together to Co-Headline a nine-date winter tour across the country, kicking off in Palmerston North this June.  Read more


19Jun
2021
Muka Pito Ties Workshop
19 June

Learn how to harvest flax correctly , extract muka and take home their pito ties.   Read more

19 Jun
to
20 Jun
2021
Raw Form Hip Hop Workshops
19 June to 20 June

Youth 10-24 looking to engage in a creative outlet/form of personal expression through Hip Hop culture.  Read more

19Jun
2021
Puppets with Pani
19 June

Come along and make your own puppets to create your own stories, or recreate a treasured Māori story.   Read more

19Jun
2021
Beethoven & Brass
19 June

An heroic (Eroica) Symphony, a folklore overture (Melusina) & a trombone concerto  Read more


20Jun
2021
Emerging Opera Stars
20 June

Emerging New Zealand Stars of the Opera present an exciting programme of popular opera and show songs. Be wowed singers Felicity Tomkins; Katie Trigg; Emmanuel Fuimoana and Alfred Fuimoana. Accompanied by pianist Francis Cowan.  Read more

20Jun
2021
Sunday Village Market
20 June

Arts Crafts and More   Read more

21Jun
2021
Matariki, Mātauranga Māori and Modern Science with special guest presenter
21 June

Matariki, Mātauranga Māori and Modern Science, Thomas (Tame) Malcom – this award winning environmental scientist combines indigenous practices and western science for the protection of native species and bush.  Read more

23 Jun
to
24 Jun
2021
Ngā Whetū o Matariki – Digital Canvas
23 June to 24 June

Come and hear the story of the stars of Matariki, learn how to find them in the night sky and create a piece of techie art to take home.   Read more


23Jun
2021
It’s About Time
23 June

Te Puna School presents their whole school production of It’s About Time. A night of fun and entertainment in connection to their 125th birthday celebrations.  Read more

24Jun
2021
Mauao Draw Squad
24 June

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.  Read more

24Jun
2021
Heath Franklin's Chopper - The Silencer (NEW DATE)
24 June

NEW DATE! 'The Silencer' will not be silenced! And we're picking up where we left off. Covid Safe and harder than ever, Chopper brings his hit show to Tauranga in June 2021   Read more

24Jun
2021
Tauranga Book Squad
24 June

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's  Read more


24 Jun
to
03 Jul
2021
TBC/TGC Production of Jesus Christ Superstar
24 June to 03 July

Once again Tauranga Boys' and Girls' College bring to you a high quality and fabulous production: Jesus Christ Superstar  Read more

25Jun
2021
Dinner á la Art
25 June

An exclusive evening of conversation, food & wine in support of the Tauranga Art Gallery.  Read more

26Jun
2021
Kōauau Workshops
26 June

Learn how to make koauau from bamboo.  Read more

26Jun
2021
Matariki Family Fun Day at Tauranga Art Gallery
26 June

Bring the whanau to enjoy creation stations, story telling and an art hunt. Inspired by Matariki: Te Tau Hou Māori - the beginning of the Māori new year.   Read more


26Jun
2021
Godessa
26 June

Ballet.Culture explores the power and courage that lies within, through the Magic of Mythology.   Read more

26 Jun
to
27 Jun
2021
Seriously Good Food Show
26 June to 27 June

The tastiest weekend in the Bay of Plenty!  Read more

26Jun
2021
The Hearty BOOST
26 June

The hearty boost is a perfect mixture of technical guitar and punk rock.... And better yet, It's FREE!!!!  Read more

27Jun
2021
Matariki Village Market
27 June

Join us on the 27th June for our inaugural Matariki Village Market. 10am-2pm   Read more


01Jul
2021
Greerton Draw Squad
01 July

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.  Read more

02 Jul
to
04 Jul
2021
Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream
02 July to 04 July

Take a wild ride to paradise with Indian Ink’s powerful new play about impermanence - of life, love…. and ice cream! Infused with serious laughter, exquisite puppetry and inspired sound design this show will blow your mind and melt your heart.   Read more

03Jul
2021
Balms with Aotearoa Rongoā Workshop
03 July

Introduction into making your own balms.  Read more

03Jul
2021
Jazz ‘n Blues meet the Beatles
03 July

Hear the classic sounds of the Beatles with a twist of jazz and blues. Jazz Legend, Rodger Fox, blends funk, Latin, jazz and blues in this special concert featuring the stella jazz-blues vocalist Erna Ferry.  Read more


03Jul
2021
TEDxTauranga 2021
03 July

RE:IMAGINE - How do you reimagine our world when you hear, see, or think of an idea worth spreading? In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDxTauranga is a local, self-organized event that brings people together to share a TED-like experience.  Read more

04Jul
2021
Chris Greenslade - Solo Piano
04 July

Tauranga Musica presents acclaimed pianist Chris Greenslade.   Read more

04Jul
2021
Matariki Kite Day
04 July

Come with your whanau and friends to enjoy a great afternoon of kite flying along with live kite performances, food stalls and more.   Read more

04Jul
2021
Monthly Musings: New Zealand Museums
04 July

Museums Consultant John Coster will give an illustrated introduction to some of the 400 small museums in Aotearoa, from Kaitaia in the North to Oban in the south.  Read more


05Jul
2021
Depicting Decolonisation in Creative Spaces
05 July

A kōrero about can we decolonise an art institution and extend that to other creative spaces.   Read more

08 Jul
to
09 Jul
2021
Matariki Cultural Connections
08 July to 09 July

Cultural Connections is a council staff training package delivered by the Takawaenga Māori Unit. Join us over two days to learn about our city and our region's history, local iwi and hapu and cultural richness of the land.  Read more

08Jul
2021
Mauao Draw Squad
08 July

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.  Read more

08Jul
2021
Tauranga Book Squad
08 July

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.  Read more


08Jul
2021
BWN Speaker Series
08 July

A two-day Speaker Series designed to inspire, engage and connect business women in the Bay of Plenty.  Read more

08 Jul
to
09 Jul
2021
Matariki Cultural Connections
08 July to 09 July

Cultural Connections is a council staff training package delivered by the Takawaenga Māori Unit. Join us over two days to learn about our city and our region's history, local iwi and hapu and cultural richness of the land.  Read more

10Jul
2021
Te Iwa o Matariki – A panel discussion chaired by Arpége Taratoa
10 July

Organised by Arpége Taratoa, each participant will reflect on Te Iwa o Matariki (the nine stars of Matariki), and discuss personal connections with the constellation and its impact on their thinking.  Read more

10Jul
2021
Powhiri for Migrants to Bay of Plenty
10 July

A formal Maori welcoming ceremony by Ngai Te Rangi to migrants who have chosen the Bay of Plenty as their home.  Read more


11 Jul
to
01 Aug
2021
Improv Comedy Jams 11 July
11 July to 01 August

Come have a laugh with completely made up improvised comedy.  Read more

12Jul
2021
School Holiday Kids Pottery Classes
12 July

Are the kids wanting to play with mud? Enroll them and let them be creative and make 'Cat in the Hat'  Read more

13Jul
2021
Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions
13 July

Fancy having a chat about your family tree? Want to learn to use the library's genealogy databases or perhaps you need some assistance with your research?  Read more

13 Jul
to
10 Aug
2021
Fundamentals of Painting
13 July to 10 August

This course will be based on traditional painting techniques with some contemporary approaches  Read more


14 Jul
to
04 Aug
2021
Level II Drawing Course
14 July to 04 August

Drawing Level II for those that have been lucky enough to attend one of Nicks beginner’s classes in the past  Read more

16Jul
2021
School Holiday Kids Pottery Classes
16 July

Are the kids wanting to play with mud? Enroll them and let them be creative and make a Piggy (animal)bank OR a Quirky/Cute Planter  Read more

16Jul
2021
The Tauranga Gala Dinner 2021
16 July

Howzat! International cricket icon, Brendon McCullum, is gearing up for a smashing night out at the ninth annual Tauranga Gala Dinner this July!  Read more

19 Jul
to
23 Jul
2021
School Holiday Kids Pottery Classes
19 July to 23 July

When it's okay for kids to play in mud! Fun Kids pottery class  Read more


22Jul
2021
Tauranga Book Squad
22 July

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.  Read more

22Jul
2021
Mauao Draw Squad
22 July

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.  Read more

22 Jul
to
16 Sep
2021
BayActive Corporate Games
22 July to 16 September

Boost Team Morale with BayActive Corporate Games   Read more

24Jul
2021
Harmonic Resonators
24 July

To celebrate their 25th Anniversary, the Tauranga Acoustic Music Club presents the Harmonic Resonators in concert. With support from Kaimai Express.  Read more


30 Jul
to
31 Jul
2021
Canvas Tauranga Careers Expo 2021
30 July to 31 July

Which University is best? How do I get into the trades?   Read more

03 Aug
to
04 Aug
2021
The Last Feather
03 August to 04 August

Tauranga Intermediate presents the stage production story of the extinction of the Huia – Aotearoa’s lost taonga.  Read more

07Aug
2021
Pin’d Creative Showcase
07 August

Presented by Global Connexions, the Pin’d Creative Showcase is a fashion competition open to garments designed by intermediate, secondary and tertiary textile students.  Read more

07 Aug
to
08 Aug
2021
Battle in the Bay 2021
07 August to 08 August

A Cheerleading and Dance Championships held every year in the beautiful Mount Maunganui.  Read more


07Aug
2021
Children's Writers and Illustrators Networking Lunch
07 August

Meet up for a casual lunch and chat with other children's writers, illustrators and bibliophiles.  Read more

12Aug
2021
Tauranga Book Squad
12 August

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.  Read more

19Aug
2021
New Zealand String Quartet 2021 National Tour
19 August

The New Zealand String Quartet returns to perform in Tauranga this August. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire the senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of enlightening string quartet music.  Read more

20Aug
2021
Benee - Regional Tour 2021
20 August

Formidable indie-pop sensation and rising global superstar BENEE announced a nationwide regional tour for August  Read more


26Aug
2021
Tauranga Book Squad
26 August

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.  Read more

04 Sep
to
10 Sep
2021
Anchor AIMS Games 2021
04 September to 10 September

Anchor AIMS Games is an inter-school sporting competition for young sportspeople across New Zealand and the wider South Pacific.  Read more

09Sep
2021
Tauranga Book Squad
09 September

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.  Read more

10 Sep
to
25 Sep
2021
Les Misérables
10 September to 25 September

THE MUSICAL PHENOMENON RETURNS IN 2021! 26 years after first bringing Les Misérables to Baycourt, Tauranga Musical Theatre is thrilled to present a brand new, reimagined production of Les Misérables.  Read more


18 Sep
to
19 Sep
2021
Women's Lifestyle Expo
18 September to 19 September

Grab your girlfriends, mum or daughters for the ultimate girls’ day out! Join us at one of Tauranga’s largest indoor events   Read more

23Sep
2021
Tauranga Book Squad
23 September

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.  Read more

24 Sep
to
02 Oct
2021
NZ Bridge - NZ National Bridge Congress
24 September to 02 October

New Zealand Bridge Congress - New Zealand's Premier Bridge Event  Read more

26Sep
2021
Divas & Diamonds
26 September

Glyn Tucker and Barbie Davidson take you on a magic carpet ride, recalling the classic pop songs of the 60s through to the 80s. Featuring special guest, guitar legend Gray Bartlett.  Read more


30 Sep
to
01 Oct
2021
Wonderland Glow Show
30 September to 01 October

WONDERLAND GLOW SHOW, a ‘kiwified’ interpretation of the classic ‘Alice in Wonderland’ tale for tamariki, educators and whanau! Let your imagination soar as you are transported by the magic of giant scale glow-in-the-dark puppetry.  Read more

03Oct
2021
Friends! The Musical Parody
03 October

So no one told you life was gonna be this way, nor did they tell you about the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons one of TV’s all-time greatest shows in the hit New York and Las Vegas show Friends! The Musical Parody.  Read more

06Oct
2021
Hotel California The Eagles Experience
06 October

Check-in to Hotel California The Eagles Experience – the captivating live concert and stage show saluting the extraordinary talent and timeless catalogue of The Eagles.   Read more

09Oct
2021
The Boss: Bruce Springsteen Tribute
09 October

THE BOSS is a full production, kick-ass compliment of nine passionate musicians bringing alive the timeless music of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. A 3 hour world-class show featuring the entire 'Born In The USA' album.  Read more


11 Oct
to
12 Oct
2021
Tu Meke Tūī! Live on Stage
11 October to 12 October

Unfortunately due to COVID-19, Tu Meke Tui! Live on Stage has been postponed until 2021. New dates will be advertised soon. If you cannot attend the new dates please contact Ticketek: 0800 842 538 | online@ticketek.co.nz   Read more

14Oct
2021
Tauranga Book Squad
14 October

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.  Read more

28Oct
2021
Tauranga Book Squad
28 October

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.  Read more

02Nov
2021
World of Musicals
02 November

World of Musicals brings the very best, colourful, inspiring and memorable musical classics to life, all performed by an internationally star-studded cast presenting the audience with nightly entertainment at the highest level.  Read more


06Nov
2021
Tauranga Diwali Festival
06 November

Glitter, sparkle, music, love, light, rejoice - light your bright and prosperous future with the lights on the Diwali day!   Read more

10Nov
2021
Tom Sainsbury - Snapchat Dude Live!
10 November

Tom Sainsbury is hitting the road with his brand new show SNAPCHAT DUDE LIVE! and no stone will be unturned in his quest to poke fun at New Zillunders.  Read more

11Nov
2021
Tauranga Book Squad
11 November

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.  Read more

12Nov
2021
Drag Up Your Life
12 November

Get ready for a drag production full of incredible lip sync performances, stunts and tricks that’ll blow your wig right off! This is a one night drag experience you do not want to miss!  Read more


12Nov
2021
Tauranga Business Awards 2021
12 November

Celebrating & recognising the brilliance of local business  Read more

14Nov
2021
GENX/Marra Tinman Triathlon
14 November

The Tinman Triathlon is proudly bought to you by GENX Homes & Marra Construction. The race has a distance for everyone.  Read more

20Nov
2021
Leaving Jackson
20 November

Take a step back in time to when country music told a true story of life, love and heartache. LEAVING JACKSON The Johnny Cash & June Carter Show will have you singing, laughing and crying for more.  Read more

23Nov
2021
The Bee Gees Night Fever
23 November

Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 70’s disco dance floor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever!  Read more


25Nov
2021
Tauranga Book Squad
25 November

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's  Read more

27Dec
2021
EVES Surfbreaker Triathlon
27 December

SET AGAINST THE BEAUTIFUL BACKDROP OF MOUNT MAUNGANUI & THE SURF BEACH OF THE MOUNT, THE ICONIC EVES SURFBREAKER TRIATHLON RETURNS FOR THE 37TH YEAR.  Read more

20Feb
2022
Generation Homes Womens Triathlon
20 February

The Generation Homes Women’s Triathlon is an entry level Women’s only event that encourages participation of Women from 11 years of age & at any level of fitness and ability.  Read more

11Mar
2022
Postmodern Jukebox - The Grand Reopening
11 March

Postmodern Jukebox makes its grand return! The famed time-twisting musical collective that puts pop music in a time-machine will bring The Grand Reopening Tour to Tauranga in March 2022.  Read more


13Mar
2022
Marra Sprint Triathlon
13 March

SET AGAINST THE BEAUTIFUL BACKDROP OF MOUNT MAUNGANUI, THE MARRA SPRINT TRIATHLON RETURNS FOR THE 35TH YEAR  Read more