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Top Picks

12 Nov
to
03 Dec
2020
Twilight Trails Series
12 November to 03 December

Join our Animal Services staff on a series of leisurely evening walks.  Read more

31Dec
2020
New Year's Eve Community Celebration - Matua
31 December

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends... Enjoy bands, roving entertainment, sports activities, food trucks and a local radio MC to host...   Read more

31Dec
2020
New Year's Eve Community Celebration - Papamoa
31 December

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends... Enjoy bands, roving entertainment, sports activities, food trucks and a local radio MC to host...   Read more

31Dec
2020
New Year's Eve Community Celebration - Waterfront, City Centre
31 December

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends... Enjoy bands, roving entertainment, sports activities, and a local radio MC to host...   Read more

Upcoming Events

08 Sep
to
10 Dec
2020
Archaeological display: 107 Wharf Street, Tauranga
08 September to 10 December

In 2015 the development of 107 Wharf Street triggered an archaeological investigation that has allowed the layers of the past to be scientifically recorded and artefacts collected through excavation.  Read more

11 Sep
to
07 Feb
2021
JK Russ: Hard Sell Future
11 September to 07 February

Tauranga Art Gallery presents a major new site-specific commission and exhibition for the entry atrium gallery by artist JK Russ, titled Hard Sell Future.   Read more

19 Sep
to
07 Mar
2021
Matthew Couper: Isolation Paintings
19 September to 07 March

Tauranga Art Gallery's newest exhibition in The Cube Gallery is Matthew Couper's 'Isolation Paintings'.  Read more

14 Oct
to
24 Dec
2020
Truck Driving Night Class Intake
14 October to 24 December

FREE Trucking Night Classes Launch in Tauranga  Read more


12 Nov
to
03 Dec
2020
Twilight Trails Series
12 November to 03 December

Join our Animal Services staff on a series of leisurely evening walks.  Read more

20 Nov
to
06 Dec
2020
Cinema Italiano Festival
20 November to 06 December

The finest Italian Cinema curated for New Zealand audiences.  Read more

20 Nov
to
05 Dec
2020
Popstars: The 90s Musical
20 November to 05 December

It’s boyband vs girlband in this jukebox musical of 90s hit songs – from the creators of ‘Back to the 80s’ (as seen on stage at TMT!)  Read more

23 Nov
to
03 Dec
2020
Ceramics Gallery and Workshops
23 November to 03 December

Come see the largest ceramics gallery exhibition that downtown Tauranga has ever hosted and workshops.   Read more


28 Nov
to
29 Nov
2020
Without Words
28 November to 29 November

Without Words is a dance journey about connection and communication throughout the ages, from pictograms through to social media. Have we got better at communicating or do we rely on our devices to do the talking for us?  Read more

28 Nov
to
19 Dec
2020
Trustpower Toi Tauranga Festival- Christmas
28 November to 19 December

Join the lit of Kiwis in Red Square for Christmas, as well as Santa in his Grotto and live mini Shows!   Read more

29 Nov
to
30 Nov
2020
BLACKCAPS v West Indies
29 November to 30 November

Welcome the return of international cricket as our BLACKCAPS take on T20 World Champions the West Indies in back to back matches at Bay Oval!  Read more

29Nov
2020
Advent Taize Service
29 November

As we prepare for Christmas join us for a quiet contemplative service based on the style and music of the Taizé Community in France.  Read more


01Dec
2020
An Intimate Evening with Stan Walker
01 December

The Man | The Book | The Music - Stan Walker like you've never seen or heard him before!  Read more

02Dec
2020
Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools
02 December

Splash your way into shape with Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools.   Read more

02Dec
2020
A taxing task!
02 December

Our project to preserve, and make accessible, the library’s collection of historic rate books.  Read more

03Dec
2020
The Big Bike Film Night BMX Double Feature
03 December

Grab your ‘send it’ gear and get ready to do the Double!   Read more


03Dec
2020
Food Lovers Masterclass
03 December

Is your fridge bursting at the seams? Are you filling your compost bin quickly? Are your chickens fat? Perhaps you are wasting food.  Read more

04Dec
2020
Sustainable Fashion Show
04 December

A 'fashion' show of sorts - Wearable Art made completely out of waste textiles, plus a late runway show spotlighting local sustainable designers  Read more

04Dec
2020
Tauranga Village Night Market
04 December

Nobody cooks on Fridays.  Read more

04Dec
2020
Friday Fun Night
04 December

Join us for games, music, inflatables and dedicated party hosts at Greerton Aquatic and Leisure Centre.  Read more


04 Dec
to
05 Dec
2020
The Chocolate Factory
04 December to 05 December

Join the magic world of innovation and journey through a Chocolate Factory of delicious delectable and yummy sweets. Celebrating all genres of dance and performed by talented local dancers Gillian Moore School of Dance.  Read more

04Dec
2020
WITTERS (AKL) - Drum and Bass - Mount Maunganui
04 December

Witters is an Auckland based Drum and Bass producer and DJ. This event will bring together NZ's best DJs and Producers focusing on Drum and Bass.  Read more

05Dec
2020
Speedway – Super Saloon Series
05 December

Welcome to BayPark Speedway – The Southern Hemispheres Fastest Traffic Jam.  Read more

05Dec
2020
Handel's Messiah
05 December

Hallelujah! Celebrate the Christmas season with the time-honoured tradition of Handel's Messiah, presented by the Scholars Baroque Aotearoa Chamber Choir and NZBarok Orchestra.  Read more


08Dec
2020
Teeks - The Invitation Tour
08 December

Critically acclaimed Māori artist TEEKS (Te Karehana Gardiner-Toi) invites fans across Aotearoa to ‘The Invitation Tour’, his debut headlining tour and a special, up-close and personally curated concert experience.  Read more

08Dec
2020
Waste Free Parenting
08 December

Attend our longest-running and most popular workshop to become inspired and entertained about ways you can minimise waste in your home whilst babies are around!  Read more

09Dec
2020
The Psychology of Weight Management
09 December

Psychology is the missing piece of the puzzle for weight management.  Read more

10Dec
2020
BayActive Corporate Games
10 December

Team Building at its best!   Read more


11Dec
2020
Tauranga Village Night Market
11 December

Nobody cooks on Fridays.  Read more

11 Dec
to
12 Dec
2020
The ‘B’ Bomb Concert
11 December to 12 December

An exciting dance show featuring themes starting with ‘B’. Watch how DEC brings high level dance training to the stage with local talent for audience enjoyment. Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theatre and more from students aged 5yrs and up.  Read more

11Dec
2020
Christmas in Greerton
11 December

Christmas in Greerton with Marian Burns and her fantastic fiddle!  Read more

12Dec
2020
Bethlehem Market
12 December

Indoors at Bethlehem Hall. Quality giftware, food & coffee, art, crafts, kids gear, man cave supplies, fresh produce, new & used clothing or homewares...Support locals & grab bargains!  Read more


12Dec
2020
Mount Monster
12 December

New Zealand greatest endurance ironman race on the beach, testing New Zealand's best lifeguards to create fitter, stronger, more skilled lifeguards.  Read more

12 Dec
to
19 Dec
2020
Bethlehem Christmas Market
12 December to 19 December

Indoors at Bethlehem Hall: Quality giftware, food & coffee, art, crafts, kids gear, man cave supplies, fresh produce, new & used clothing or homewares...  Read more

13Dec
2020
Reid and Ruins
13 December

Songwriters and friends Nadia Reid & Holli Fullbrook (Tiny Ruins) are hitting the road together in Springtime for REID & RUINS – an expansive double headline tour across Aotearoa, where they will play songs from their respective albums – solo & together.  Read more

16Dec
2020
Mindful Eating
16 December

Mindfulness provides an alternative to diets.  Read more


20Dec
2020
Christmas Carols on the Waterfront 2020
20 December

Gather with the community down on the waterfront for traditional Christmas Carols.  Read more

26 Dec
to
30 Dec
2020
BLACKCAPS v Pakistan
26 December to 30 December

International cricket is back! Don't miss Bay Oval's debut Boxing Day test!   Read more

27Dec
2020
EVES Surfbreaker Triathlon
27 December

If you are looking for the Triathlon race that has it all, then the EVES Surfbreaker Triathlon at Mount Maunganui is the race. This Iconic race has been on the Calendar since 1985, making it one of NZ’s oldest races.  Read more

31Dec
2020
New Year's Eve Community Celebration - Mount Maunganui
31 December

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends... Enjoy bands, roving entertainment, sports activities, food trucks and a local radio MC to host...   Read more


31Dec
2020
New Year's Eve Community Celebration - Matua
31 December

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends... Enjoy bands, roving entertainment, sports activities, food trucks and a local radio MC to host...   Read more

31Dec
2020
New Year's Eve Community Celebration - Tauranga Racecourse
31 December

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends... Enjoy bands, roving entertainment, sports activities, and a local radio MC to host...   Read more

31Dec
2020
New Year's Eve Community Celebration - Papamoa
31 December

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends... Enjoy bands, roving entertainment, sports activities, food trucks and a local radio MC to host...   Read more

31Dec
2020
New Year's Eve Community Celebration - Waterfront, City Centre
31 December

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends... Enjoy bands, roving entertainment, sports activities, and a local radio MC to host...   Read more


23Jan
2021
Mount Run
23 January

Following a sell out year in 2020, the Mount Run returns this January!   Read more

28Jan
2021
Craig Smith aka "The Wonky Donkey Man"
28 January

Worldwide #1 bestselling author Craig Smith, aka the ‘Wonky Donkey Man’ will be performing at Trustpower Arena these school holidays! He’ll be belting out lovable tunes from his collection of bestselling books, which include The Wonky Donkey, The Dinky Do  Read more

30 Jan
to
31 Jan
2021
Battle of the BBQs
30 January to 31 January

The Battle of the BBQs is about bringing Kiwis together for the BBQ cook off of the year!   Read more

30Jan
2021
First We Eat
30 January

We believe Tauranga should be known for all of the facets that make it amazing, and so First We Eat combines all the ingredients of a good time.   Read more


04 Feb
to
08 Apr
2021
BayActive Sports Leagues - Thursday Netball
04 February to 08 April

Playing in a social sports league is a great way to keep fit, socialise and generate some friendly rivalry.  Read more

09Feb
2021
The Howard Morrison Quartet Take Two
09 February

Join The Howard Morrison Quartet Take Two, featuring Howard Morrison Jnr, Russell Harrison, Chris Powley and Andre King as they celebrate and recreate the magic of the Kiwi phenomenon, the original Howard Morrison Quartet.  Read more

09Feb
2021
Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions
09 February

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

10 Feb
to
28 Apr
2021
BayActive Sports Leagues - Wednesday Football
10 February to 28 April

Playing in a social sports league is a great way to keep fit, socialise and generate some friendly rivalry.  Read more


12Feb
2021
Gincredible 2021
12 February

Our festival is a boutique celebration of food, entertainment and Craft Gin - distilled from a small number of artisan producers.  Read more

13Feb
2021
Children’s Ward Charity Ball
13 February

Come for a night of live music and entertainment for a great cause.  Read more

16 Feb
to
27 Apr
2021
BayActive Sports Leagues - Tuesday Netball
16 February to 27 April

Playing in a social sports league is a great way to keep fit, socialise and generate some friendly rivalry.  Read more

21Feb
2021
Generation Homes Women's Triathlon
21 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


06 Mar
to
07 Mar
2021
The Extravaganza Fair
06 March to 07 March

Free entry, family friendly fun!!!  Read more

07Mar
2021
BLACKCAPS v Australia
07 March

Experience the rival revival as Australia play the BLACKCAPS at Bay Oval!  Read more

09Mar
2021
Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions
09 March

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 Mar
to
14 Mar
2021
Mauao Super Slam
13 March to 14 March

Beach Volleyball National Tournament - 4th event of the 2021 G.J. Gardner Homes NZ Beach Tour  Read more


14Mar
2021
Marra Sprint Triathlon
14 March

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Mount Maunganui, the Marra Sprint Triathlon returns for the 34th year. This is an event for the entire family.  Read more

17Mar
2021
NEW DATE - Heath Franklin's Chopper: The Silencer
17 March

NEW DATE | Heath Franklin's Chopper returns to Baycourt with his brand new show The Silencer! Panic, terror, stupidity, crisis; Everyone is crazy, everyone has an opinion, everyone is wrong. Get ready for Chopper because he’s done suffering fools!  Read more

20Mar
2021
An Evening with Marlon Williams
20 March

In celebration of new material, Marlon Williams will treat audiences to a full solo performance unearthing some early material, beloved album songs and an introduction to some sparkling new works.   Read more

24Mar
2021
The Wiggles - We're All Fruit Salad Tour
24 March

THE WIGGLES are coming to perform at Baycourt in March! Don't miss Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony singing and dancing with all their Wiggly Friends; Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and Shirley Shawn the Unicorn!  Read more


25Mar
2021
Leaving Jackson
25 March

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

03Apr
2021
Generation Homes - The Mount Swim
03 April

Swim around Leisure and Rabbit Islands Easter Weekend 2021!  Read more

08Apr
2021
Yesterday Once More
08 April

The Stetson Group brings you YESTERDAY ONCE MORE a unique new musical revue from Las Vegas that celebrates the music of THE CARPENTERS, ABBA, The MAMAS AND PAPAS and 5th DIMENSION. Two hours of non-stop hits.   Read more

13Apr
2021
Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions
13 April

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


19Apr
2021
World of Musicals
19 April

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

11May
2021
Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions
11 May

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

08Jun
2021
Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions
08 June

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

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


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

01Aug
2021
POSTPONED - Bees, Trees, and Idiosyncrasies
01 August

Rachel Weston and Rebecca Larson, talk about their journeys to becoming published picture book authors.   Read more

01Aug
2021
POSTPONED - Book an Author - presented by Bookrapt
01 August

This is your chance to have a 10-minute, 1-1 conversation with one of our fantastic children’s authors or illustrators.   Read more

04Aug
2021
Family History Month - Publishing the Research!
04 August

Part of The Past and the Curious series of talks at Tauranga City Libraries. Nga Wahi Rangahau/Research Collections on the first floor of Tauranga Library. Free, no booking necessary.  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

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

15 Nov
to
16 Nov
2021
The Nutcracker & Don Quixote
15 November to 16 November

Following their sell-out 2019 performances of Swan Lake, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company returns to Baycourt to perform a double bill, Tchaikovsky's much-loved 'The Nutcracker' & 'Don Quixote'.  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