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

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

11 Jan
to
25 Jul
Cult Cinema Club
11 January to 25 July

Artisan street food, live music and licensed bar, topped off with cult, indie, arthouse, local and classic films -try something different at Cult Cinema Club!  Read more

05Feb
Cold Chisel
05 February

Legendary Australian rockers Cold Chisel head to Tauranga for one NZ show!  Read more

15Feb
We Run The Night
15 February

A social night run event comprising of the main half marathon distance 21km, 14km and 7km events run over the flat sealed roads of Mount Maunganui.  Read more

Upcoming Events

05 Oct
to
01 Mar
WHO AM I? EPISODE 001
05 October to 01 March

A first survey exhibition of local contemporary artist Kelcy Taratoa.  Read more

19 Oct
to
08 Mar
Te Rangi Haupapa - A woven history
19 October to 08 March

An exhibition combining contemporary art and historical objects from the Bay of Plenty region offers insight into Aotearoa New Zealand’s tumultuous past.  Read more

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

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

28 Nov
to
26 Mar
Dinner in the Domain
28 November to 26 March

Dinner in the Domain is a weekly artisan food market held in the idyllic Papamoa Domain. The best of the best that the Bay has to offer.  Read more


11 Jan
to
25 Jul
Cult Cinema Club
11 January to 25 July

Artisan street food, live music and licensed bar, topped off with cult, indie, arthouse, local and classic films -try something different at Cult Cinema Club!  Read more

13 Jan
to
03 Feb
Introduction to Yoga Programme
13 January to 03 February

New to Yoga? This Introduction to Yoga Programme is the perfect way to begin (or reawaken) your yoga practice!   Read more

17 Jan
to
27 Mar
Tauranga Village Night Market
17 January to 27 March

Nobody cooks on Friday.  Read more

24 Jan
to
30 Apr
Treaty180 Exhibition: Te Tiriti o Waitangi 1840-2020
24 January to 30 April

The Treaty180 exhibition at Tauranga City Library commemorates 180 years since Te Tiriti o Waitangi was signed at the Bay of Islands on 6 February 1840 and then in Tauranga Moana on 10 April 1840.  Read more


30 Jan
to
26 Mar
Newcomers Morning Tea & Topics
30 January to 26 March

Come for free cuppa, meet new people and learn about services that make up our wonderful city.  Read more

31Jan
Oh Sweet Nothings - Emergency Procedures Tour w/ Rat Dickz and Cold Fruit Cup
31 January

Known for their whimsical and off-kilter approach to song writing as well as their erratic live performances, Poneke based indie/post-alternative/post-post-punk band Oh Sweet Nothings are celebrating the release of their new EP "Emergency Procedures".  Read more

01Feb
Paul Bosauder - Tierra Y Mar
01 February

Tierra y Mar, combines the strains of traditional flamenco guitar, song and dance direct from Spain to create a truly moving and unique theatre experience.  Read more

01Feb
Chair Up - Beginners Upholstery Workshop
01 February

Make original decor for your house - it will instantly add comfort and the WOW! factor.  Read more


03 Feb
to
24 Feb
Beginners Drawing with Nick Eggleston
03 February to 24 February

A practical guide to learn the fundamental skills needed for drawing, with Nick Eggleston, one of our awesome resident tutors!  Read more

03Feb
Waste Free Parenting Workshop
03 February

In Kate Mead’s longest running and most popular waste minimisation workshop, you’ll be shocked, educated, and entertained.  Read more

04 Feb
to
18 Feb
Printing Fun with Gelli Plates
04 February to 18 February

Have fun experimenting with a new medium, beginners welcome, learn how you can print from home.  Read more

05Feb
Restlessness and Raisins - Life on a Guano Island
05 February

Join Heritage Specialist Abigail Wharne as she talks about Harold Willey Hudson’s experiences on Jarvis Island with New Zealand photographer Henry Winkelmann.  Read more


05Feb
Cold Chisel
05 February

Legendary Australian rockers Cold Chisel head to Tauranga for one NZ show!  Read more

06Feb
Waitangi Day Races
06 February

Summer family fun at the Races!  Read more

06Feb
Waitangi Day BBQ at Memorial Pool
06 February

Celebrate Waitangi Day at Memorial Pool.  Read more

06Feb
He Iwi Kotahi (One People) Waitangi Day Festival 2020
06 February

He Iwi Kotahi (One People) Waitangi Day Festival 2020 will take on special significance this year with a day of ceremony and celebration at The Historic Village.  Read more


07 Feb
to
09 Feb
Mauao Super Slam
07 February to 09 February

Fifth stop on the New Zealand Beach Volleyball Tour.  Read more

08Feb
Kevin Fraser Live
08 February

Known as the guy on the internet with his impressions on the daily struggles of life, Kevin Fraser now trots the globe, delivering comedy everywhere visits. Expect a whirlwind as he unearths his frustrations on even the most simplest issues of life.  Read more

08Feb
Speedway – Rolling Thunder
08 February

Speedway – Rolling Thunder.  Read more

10 Feb
to
06 Apr
Chinese Cultural Storytime
10 February to 06 April

Singing and story-time fun at Library.  Read more


11 Feb
to
13 Feb
Toddler Time
11 February to 13 February

Libraries Story fun time for pre-schoolers!  Read more

12 Feb
to
08 Apr
Fundamentals of Oil Painting - The Portrait
12 February to 08 April

An inspiring and productive course for all levels of experience over a 9-week block course.  Read more

12 Feb
to
08 Apr
Fundamentals of Oil Painting - The Figure, Day Class
12 February to 08 April

An inspiring and productive course for all levels of experience over a 9-week block course.  Read more

12 Feb
to
08 Apr
Oil Painting Fundamentals - The Figure, Night Class
12 February to 08 April

An inspiring and productive course for all levels of experience over a 9-week block course.  Read more


13 Feb
to
09 Apr
Oil Painting Fundamentals - Portrait & Figure, Day Class
13 February to 09 April

An inspiring and productive course for all levels of experience over a 9-week block course.  Read more

14 Feb
to
16 Feb
Lookout
14 February to 16 February

Created in collaboration with local primary school children, Lookout is an encounter between one adult audience member and one child performer somewhere high up, overlooking Tauranga. Together they look out at their city and imagine its future.  Read more

15Feb
3x3 Quest Tour Tauranga
15 February

Come and join us again at the Harbourside Netball Centre, Blake Park, Mt Maunganui as the 3x3 Quest Tour returns to the Mount for another year.  Read more

15 Feb
to
16 Feb
The Extravaganza Fair
15 February to 16 February

All the fun of the fair!!! The Extravaganza Fair bringing unique shopping, live music, circus & magic shows, kids fun & rides, readers, tiny homes, food, drinks, Lucky Star DJ zone & much more!!! Free entry!  Read more


15Feb
We Run The Night
15 February

A social night run event comprising of the main half marathon distance 21km, 14km and 7km events run over the flat sealed roads of Mount Maunganui.  Read more

18Feb
Orchid & Plant Auction
18 February

Great chance to buy some reasonably priced orchids.  Read more

22Feb
Speedway
22 February

Baypark Speedway.  Read more

23Feb
Generation Homes Women's Triathlon
23 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 and at any level of fitness and ability.  Read more


27Feb
ACG Tauranga Open Day
27 February

ACG Tauranga offers a truly world-class education right here in the Bay of Plenty. We warmly welcome you and the whole family to our Open Day.  Read more

28 Feb
to
29 Feb
D1NZ – National Drifting Championship
28 February to 29 February

Round 3 - D1NZ National Drifting Championship  Read more

29 Feb
to
01 Mar
Tauranga Auto Extravaganza
29 February to 01 March

Auto show of cars, trucks, bikes and jetskis.  Read more

29Feb
Holi Colour Splash 2020
29 February

Get ready for Tauranga's biggest and most vibrant festival of love and join the Holi fun and colour chase: immerse yourself in a pool of colours, dance and frolic with your friends and rejuvenate your body and soul!  Read more


29Feb
Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals
29 February

Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals will return to New Zealand early next year for a five-date tour.  Read more

01Mar
All Ford Day 2020
01 March

Car show for the Ford enthusiasts including Ms. Retro best-dressed competition.  Read more

04Mar
Ciphering Love - love letters in the Gellibrand and Crapp papers
04 March

Deciphering love – looking over the shoulders of Captain Crapp and Dottie Gellibrand as they live, love and struggle in mid 19th Century Omokoroa.   Read more

07Mar
Mauao Half Marathon 2020!
07 March

Whether a competitive off road Mountain Goat runner or someone just looking for a challenge with breath-taking scenery, the Foundation Clinic Mauao Half Marathon appeals to all.   Read more


07Mar
Relay for Life Bay of Plenty
07 March

Relay For Life is an inspiring community event that gives everyone a chance to celebrate cancer survivors and carers; remember loved ones lost to cancer; and fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of Cancer Society.  Read more

07Mar
Speedway - Demolition Derby
07 March

Baypark Speedway - Demolition Derby  Read more

08Mar
Pride Picnic 2020
08 March

A exciting celebration of diversity, fun and music in a concert for your friends and family. Just make sure you're absolutely fabulous!   Read more

11Mar
Realising Beethoven
11 March

To mark the 250th anniversary of his birth, the NZSO presents a unique concert guiding you through the music of Beethoven, his influences and composers he subsequently inspired.  Read more


12Mar
Goldberg Variations
12 March

NZSO brings J S Bach’s masterpiece 'Goldberg Variations' to Tauranga audiences. First written for harpsichord, it opens with a beautifully tranquil and ornamented Aria followed by 30 intricate and distinct variations performed on a variety of instruments.  Read more

13 Mar
to
14 Mar
Religious Diversity and Anti-Discrimination workshops
13 March to 14 March

Join internationally accredited trainers for these unique workshops which support building cohesion in a diverse society.  Read more

14Mar
Rhythm and Raga
14 March

Local artist Kutu Mukherjee presents an evening of Indian melodies   Read more

14Mar
Water Fight
14 March

The Bay's Biggest Water Fight to keep you cool this summer!  Read more


14Mar
St. Patrick's Day Races
14 March

Get your green on and celebrate all that's Irish at the Races!   Read more

15Mar
Menopause the Musical
15 March

The original New York and Las Vegas hit Menopause The Musical® returns to New Zealand in 2020! See what 11+ million women (and brave men) have been laughing about for 17 years. It’s the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!  Read more

15Mar
Marra Sprint Triathlon
15 March

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Mount Maunganui, the Marra Sprint Triathlon returns for the 33rd year. This is an event for the entire family!  Read more

18Mar
TINA Simply The Best
18 March

Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this full stage production brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. Featuring the thrilling Caroline Borole & amazing live band & dancers - a fabulous fun night out!  Read more


19Mar
Mayoral Welcome for International Students
19 March

A city welcome for international students by Education Tauranga  Read more

20Mar
Soweto Gospel Choir
20 March

The Soweto Gospel Choir are bringing their Freedom tour to New Zealand in 2020 in honor of the father of their rainbow nation, Nelson Mandela, and South Africa’s struggle for freedom.  Read more

21Mar
Floyd Live
21 March

Floyd Live returns to Baycourt following their sold out show in 2018! Bringing their distinctive "Floyd" sound, captured by the experienced and seasoned 8-piece band's emotive and soulful musicianship, Pink Floyd lovers won't want to miss this show!  Read more

21Mar
Happy Harbour Fun Day
21 March

A free, family-friendly event where kids can get involved in discovering what makes Tauranga Moana so amazing.  Read more


21Mar
Speedway - Bay of Plenty Champs
21 March

Baypark Speedway – Bay of Plenty Championships  Read more

22Mar
Waipuna Hospice Super Hero Walk 2020
22 March

Who’s your hero? Walking to honour, remember and celebrate the hero’s in our life.  Read more

25 Mar
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26 Mar
Winding Up
25 March to 26 March

Freshly-knighted theatre legend Sir Roger Hall returns to Tauranga with Auckland Theatre Company. ‘Winding Up’ showcases Hall in classic form, demonstrating his inimitable wit and knowing insight, while comic legends Alison Quigan and Mark Hadlow.  Read more

26Mar
Waste Free Living Workshop
26 March

The bad news: the amount of waste Kiwi’s send to landfills has increased by over 20% in the last three years. The good news: we can change this – and it’s easy!  Read more


28 Mar
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29 Mar
Healthvision Festival of Disability Sport 2020
28 March to 29 March

A high energy event which brings together physically disabled athletes, across multiple sporting codes, to compete over one weekend. With 'have a go' sports available to try, there will be something for everyone. Come and check it out.   Read more

01Apr
180 years of the Treaty of Waitangi in Tauranga
01 April

180 years ago, on 10 April 1840, one of the signings of the Treaty of Waitangi took place in Tauranga Moana.  Read more

04Apr
VolFest 2020
04 April

Join us and showcase what you do!  Read more

05Apr
Pay What You Want Tauranga Half Marathon
05 April

The ability to “Pay What You Want”. A New Zealand first! Half Marathon, 15km, 10km, 5km, Matua Mile options available!  Read more


08 Apr
to
09 Apr
43rd National Youth Jazz Competition
08 April to 09 April

The National Youth Jazz Competition showcases the very best emerging jazz players from New Zealand secondary schools. Come and listen to these musically talented Combos and Big Bands strut their stuff for trophies, prizes and awards.  Read more

08 Apr
to
12 Apr
National Jazz Festival Tauranga 2020
08 April to 12 April

The 58th National Jazz Festival presents a fantastic programme of events in Tauranga this Easter from 8 to 12 April 2020, showcasing performances from some of the best jazz musicians in Australasia.   Read more

09Apr
The New Zealand Army Band Jazz Spectacular
09 April

The world-famous New Zealand Army Band is back to entertain and impress with their dynamic Big Band. Boasting top class vocal and instrumental soloists, the band delivers innovative and exciting musical performances. A concert not to be missed!  Read more

10Apr
Ben Wilcock & The Jelly Rolls with Roger Manins
10 April

Ben Wilcock & The Jelly Rolls are joined by one of NZ’s finest musicians, saxophonist Roger Manins in a one-off performance. Playing original material from both Manins and The Jelly Rolls’ catalogue, as well as unique interpretations of jazz standards.  Read more


10Apr
Piping Hot Dixie: Shirazz (AUS) with Scott Harrison (AUS) on the Mighty Wurli
10 April

Festival favourites Shirazz are joined by organist Scott Harrison in a celebration of the hottest trad jazz and Wurlitzer magic. They will present a programme of New Orleans favourites alongside originals that show off the best of the band and the organ.   Read more

11Apr
Kevin Field Quartet with Bex Peterson (FIJI)
11 April

Acclaimed jazz pianist and composer Kevin Field is joined by one of New Zealand’s greatest expatriate vocalists Bex Peterson for a very special one-off concert featuring originals, standards and jazzy interpretations of iconic kiwi pop tunes.  Read more

11Apr
James Morrison Quartet (AUS)
11 April

The James Morrison Quartet is one of the world’s most in demand jazz groups. Featuring multi-instrumentalist James Morrison, with his two sons, William and Harry with drummer Patrick Danao. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear swinging jazz from the best.  Read more

12Apr
Miho’s Jazz Orchestra
12 April

Japanese-born flute and sax player Miho Wada performs a unique blend of world jazz, fusing her distinctive pan-pacific flavour with Afro-Cuban flute, Japanese pop and irresistibly dance-happy grooves. Charming, quirky and upbeat!  Read more


12Apr
Symphony of Jazz
12 April

The BOP Symphonia will jazz it up with Joplin, Gershwin and Ellington. Featuring piano soloist Soomin Kim and conductor Justus Rozemond. Hear a dazzling selection of jazz influenced orchestral music.  Read more

25 Apr
to
27 Apr
The Extravaganza Fair
25 April to 27 April

All the fun of the fair!!! The Extravaganza Fair bringing unique shopping, live music, circus & magic shows, kids fun & rides, readers, tiny homes, food, drinks, Lucky Star DJ zone & much more!!! Free entry!  Read more

27 Apr
to
28 Apr
The Ten Tenors
27 April to 28 April

The Ten Tenors perform a unique combination of classical & contemporary music featuring ten-part harmonies. Globally acclaimed, critics praise their ability to “ignite hearts” with their effortless charm and “magnificent vocals”.  Read more

29Apr
Tauranga Musica - John Chen
29 April

NZ pianist & audience favourite John Chen returns to Tauranga to perform a passionate and virtuosic programme consisting of Mazurkas and Polonaises by Chopin, plus the last and least frequently performed of Schumanns’ three piano sonatas.  Read more


06May
Springs in the City
06 May

Springs in the City - The locations, history and potential solutions to restore the springs in Tauranga city centre with guest speaker Joe McAuley.  Read more

13May
Heath Franklin's Chopper - The Silencer
13 May

Chopper cordially invites the world to shut up. Welcome The Silencer. Amongst the noise, hysteria, angst, snowflakes and trolls, who'll give us a bit of bloody shush? Chopper's here to machete through the jungle of bull. R15+ contains strong language  Read more

14 May
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15 May
Sleeping Beauty
14 May to 15 May

Moscow Ballet La Classique return to Baycourt with ballet's most loved fairytale, Sleeping Beauty. Enjoy artistic ballet mastery at its finest & go on a mystical journey to the fairytale world of princess aurora the Sleeping Beauty.   Read more

03Jun
Unearthing the Ulster Plantation
03 June

Photographs and documents relating to the early European settlement of Katikati.  Read more


06 Jun
to
07 Jun
Tauranga Armageddon Expo 2020
06 June to 07 June

NZ's largest pop culture celebration returns to Tauranga for another huge event!   Read more

22Jun
World of Musicals
22 June

World of Musicals brings the very best, colorful, 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

27 Jun
to
28 Jun
Venus Rising
27 June to 28 June

Four celestial ballets, by inspirational and internationally renowned choreographers, capture the spirit and power of Venus Rising – brightest of stars, herald of the dusk and of the dawn. Presented by the Royal New Zealand Ballet.  Read more

11Aug
Leaving Jackson
11 August

For over 40 years Johnny Cash & June Carter's love story played out through some of the greatest songs ever written & enthralled audiences around the world. This 2 hour live concert will have you singing, laughing and crying for more.   Read more


02Oct
Friends! The Musical Parody
02 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

21Nov
The ABBA Show
21 November

By popular demand, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute returns to Baycourt! This full-scale concert production featuring energetic musical performances, live band, replica costumes and more gives fans a chance to re-live the ABBA concert experience!  Read more