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Summer events in Tauranga

We've got loads of events coming up this summer! Whether you're into music festivals, sports, shows or cultural activities - there's something for everyone.

Check out our summer event road closures 2019-2020 (348kb pdf).

01 Nov
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02 Nov
Wild Dogs Under My Skirt
01 November to 02 November

Wild Dogs Under My Skirt will challenge your perceptions of culture, life and love. Based on Tusiata Avia's provocative and unapologetic poetry, this is a play that explores power, politics, racism, sex, abuse and life between cultures.  Read more

01Nov
Milly Taback and The Miltones
01 November

Milly Tabak and The Miltones are masters of blending modern blues-rock with the nostalgia of a vIntage record collection. The Auckland five-piece have been turning heads with their powerful stage presence and moody melodies since forming in 2014.   Read more

01Nov
Caitriona Fallon
01 November

Don't miss this evening of cheeky fun and quality musicianship with piano, guitar, bass, drums and sax and the wonderful voice of former Riverdance lead vocalist and Tarnished Frocks Diva Caitriona Fallon.   Read more

02 Nov
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03 Nov
Speakers Programme Day Pass
02 November to 03 November

A Speakers Programme Day Pass allows you to attend all sessions at the Carrus Crystal Palace on either Saturday 2 November or Sunday 3 November.  Read more


02Nov
Wilson Dixon – What A Country!
02 November

Wilson Dixon is a comic who delivers with careful listening – and rewards his audience with buckets of smiles. Wilson Dixon’s latest show, What a Country! delivers cleverly crafted songs that reward the attentive ear!  Read more

02Nov
The Political Years - Marilyn Waring & Chlöe Swarbrick
02 November

Marilyn Waring talks to MP Chlöe Swarbrick about her 2019 autobiography recounting her years in parliament.  Read more

02Nov
Mess, Magic & Mothering
02 November

Join parenting writers Emily Writes and Dr Renee Liang, paediatrician and co-author of the 2019 book, 'When We Remember to Breathe', as they talk to Tracey Slaughter. Emily and Renee are each mother to two young children.  Read more

02Nov
Headlands
02 November

Traversing anxiety and depression is a daily reality for more people than we ever know. Headlands: New Stories of Anxiety editor Naomi Arnold, fantasy/horror writer Lee Murray, and actor/playwright Victor Rodger share their stories with Dr Renee Liang.  Read more


02Nov
Standing Up
02 November

Tracey Slaughter talks to second-youngest NZ MP to ever be elected Chlöe Swarbrick; Rocky Horror Show creator Richard O’Brien, and award-winning NZ Herald columnist Rachel Stewart about the cost of their courage to be themselves in public life.  Read more

02Nov
Tauranga Farmers Market
02 November

Come along to Tauranga Farmers Market, held every Saturday. You'll find delicious coffee, great entertainment and lots of fresh produce!  Read more

02Nov
The Little Big Markets - Mount Maunganui
02 November

Head along to The Little Big Markets at Coronation Park for a range of delicious food, interesting stalls and live music.   Read more

03Nov
Money Talks: Rich Enough?
03 November

Join award-winning journalist Mary Holm as she discusses her 2018 book 'Rich Enough? A Laid-Back Guide For Every Kiwi' which helps readers get their money sorted, while also considering the fascinating relationship between money and happiness.  Read more


03Nov
The Hunters
03 November

Rotorua’s Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre founder Debbie Stewart, MNZM, talks with with fellow falconer and hawker, award-winning columnist & ex-farmer Rachel Stewart to discuss New Zealand’s extraordinary birds of prey and the challenges they face.  Read more

03Nov
Start Listening
03 November

Join Brannavan Gnanalingam, Renee Liang, and Victor Rodger, as they talk to Scott Campbell about the cultural and social impacts of being ‘different’.  Read more

03Nov
Money Talks: Smashed Avocado
03 November

Aimed at 16-35 year olds, this conversation will focus on why getting savvy with your money is important. New Zealand’s leading financial communicator Mary Holm will discuss with Rosie Dawson-Hewes. Questions from the floor essential!  Read more

03Nov
Getting Louder
03 November

Scott Campbell discusses climate change with climate scientist Dr James Renwick, Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick; business journalist Rod Oram; BOP Regional Council’s Namouta Poutasi; and environmental campaigner/ex-farmer Rachel Stewart.  Read more


03Nov
Bay of Plenty Vintage Car Club Swap Meet
03 November

The Bay of Plenty Vintage Car Club 2019 Swap Meet and Kids Cars.  Read more

03Nov
Mount Farmers Market
03 November

Come along to the Mount Farmers Market, held every Sunday. You'll find great coffee, fresh produce and delicious foods.   Read more

05 Nov
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07 Nov
Swan Lake
05 November to 07 November

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company returns to Baycourt Swan Lake. Presented in two acts, this masterpiece ballet follows the original storyline, with subtle revisions and variations introduced by Artistic Director Gediminas Taranda.   Read more

05Nov
2019 Melbourne Cup Charity Auction Dinner
05 November

Melbourne Cup in our own backyard charity fundraiser  Read more


05Nov
Beginners watercolour with Nick Eggleston
05 November

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

08Nov
IYSFF NZ National Award Finals 2019
08 November

Baycourt is stoked to be the NZ home for the IYSFF competition. Join filmmakers from around Aotearoa as they compete for the prestigious awards. Experience the 2019 finalists on Baycourts big screen with live accompaniment from the Wurlitzer organ.  Read more

08Nov
Community Night Markets at Bethlehem Hall
08 November

Supporting a talented and creatively diverse community with a unique social and environmental conscience.  Read more

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

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


09Nov
Book Launch: Dawn of the Zombie Apocalypse
09 November

Come along to this very special book launch, complete with zombie cupcakes, a zombie quiz, games and more. Prizes for best dressed, so come in your finest, most gruesome costume!   Read more

09Nov
Joel Parkinson - Up Close and Personal with Occy
09 November

Stories, successes and shenanigans from world champions!  Read more

10Nov
Tinman Triathlon
10 November

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Mount Maunganui, the Tinman Triathlon returns for another year. The event will host the national standard distance and para-tri championships.  Read more

10Nov
Walk to Defeat MND
10 November

Show you support for the sufferers and families of this debilitating disease and enjoy walking some of Tauranga's finiest foreshore.  Read more


10Nov
Kaimai Views Scavenger Hunt
10 November

Follow the clues around Kaimai Views and solve them all to be in to win spot prizes!  Read more

10Nov
Mud Dog Run 2019
10 November

The Mud Dog Run is back! Pack up your pooch and come get muddy.  Read more

13Nov
Nanogirl Live! - Bring On the Noise
13 November

Join Nanogirl and her trusty lab assistant Boris as they engineer their way through a new adventure all about the science of sound. Packed with experiments, explosions and laughs, see science and engineering come to life right before your eyes.  Read more

14Nov
The Bee Gees Night Fever
14 November

Night Fever is jetting into town to recreate the Bee Gee’s 1997 One Night Only Las Vegas concert experience. Over two hours of live entertainment, state-of-the-art lighting, digital display screens, impeccable sound and a handpicked international cast!  Read more


16Nov
Pedal & Spokes Family Cycle Ride for Charity
16 November

The fun family cycle ride for charity.  Read more

16Nov
Christmas at the Races
16 November

Kick-start the festive season with Racing Tauranga’s Christmas at the Races!  Read more

22 Nov
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24 Nov
Tauranga Woodcrafters 2019 Exhibition
22 November to 24 November

Exhibition of members woodwork (turning, carving, scroll saw, toys) plus demonstrations, equipment trade vendors and member's woodwork sales.  Read more

23Nov
Tauranga Food Wine and Music Festival
23 November

The Tauranga Food Wine and Music Festival is about bring Kiwi’s together with the 3 things we enjoy the most; Food Wine and Music! This festival has been designed to showcase New Zealand’s yummiest cuisine, wine and beverages.  Read more


27 Nov
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07 Dec
Ladies Night
27 November to 07 December

Stage Right Trust presents a classic kiwi comedy about a group of local blokes down on their luck who decide a male strip show is the perfect way to make some quick cash! Book now for an awesome night out for all! Recommended age: 16+  Read more

28Nov
Tauranga Twilight Christmas at the Races
28 November

Kick-start the festive season with Racing Tauranga’s Christmas at the Races!  Read more

29 Nov
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30 Nov
Dinner with Legends
29 November to 30 November

Throughout history many remarkable people & their influences have left footprint on our society. What if we could bring these people back from the dead for a dinner party? KJ Studios explores some of the greats, and the impact they have made on our world.  Read more

30Nov
Welcome Bay Market
30 November

Plentiful free parking, great food and coffee, relaxed family friendly shopping across a variety of stalls. Support locals and grab bargains!  Read more


30Nov
Worm Farming Workshop
30 November

Get your tickets to come along to Tauranga City Council's 2-hour interactive workshop to learn the art of worm farming.  Read more

30 Nov
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14 Dec
Legally Blonde: The Musical
30 November to 14 December

A pop-rock musical based on the movie of the same name  Read more

01Dec
Humanity Peace
01 December

Don't just dance, move the world!  Read more

07 Dec
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08 Dec
Mauao Slam
07 December to 08 December

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


07Dec
Tauranga's Christmas in the Park
07 December

It's the most wonderful time of the year, lets celebrate together at Tauranga's Christmas in the Park!  Read more

13Dec
Community Night Markets at Bethlehem Hall
13 December

Supporting a talented and creatively diverse community with a unique social and environmental conscience.  Read more

13 Dec
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14 Dec
Jack and the Beanstalk
13 December to 14 December

Dance Education Centre brings the classic story of Jack and the Beanstalk to life on stage as a full work ballet. Suitable for all the family, highly entertaining and not to be missed.  Read more

13Dec
Tauranga Twilight Christmas at the Races
13 December

Kick-start the festive season with Racing Tauranga’s Christmas at the Races!  Read more


21Dec
A Night Before Christmas
21 December

Grab the family and come along to the Bay’s biggest free Christmas party. Featuring live music, carols by candlelight, food trucks, kids zone, and a massive fireworks display, come and celebrate Christmas in New Zealand’s very own Bethlehem.  Read more

27Dec
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

28Dec
More FM Family Fun Zone - Memorial Park
28 December

Play games! Win prizes! Join the More FM team for a day of fun, competitions, and free stuff! Everyone is a winner!  Read more

29Dec
More FM Teddy Bears Picnic
29 December

Bring a picnic! Bring a teddy bear! And win prizes!  Read more


29Dec
Wilkinson
29 December

Drum and Bass hit-maker Wilkinson is hitting the Bay of Plenty out of the park for the first time on 29 December, delivering a one-off Drum and Bass masterclass at Soper Reserve, Mount Maunganui.  Read more

31Dec
Tauranga South New Year’s Eve Community Celebration
31 December

Join the local, early evening, family-friendly community celebrations this New Year’s Eve.   Read more

31Dec
Papamoa New Year’s Eve Community Celebration
31 December

Join the local, early evening, family-friendly community celebrations this New Year’s Eve.   Read more

31Dec
Matua New Year’s Eve Community Celebration
31 December

Join the local, early evening, family-friendly community celebrations this New Year’s Eve.   Read more


31Dec
Tauranga CBD New Year’s Eve Community Celebration
31 December

Join the local, early evening, family-friendly community celebrations this New Year’s Eve.   Read more

02Jan
Interislander Summer Festival Tauranga Races
02 January

Holiday family fun at the Races!   Read more

03 Jan
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08 Jan
Summer Thunder 2020
03 January to 08 January

Thundercat Racing will be back at the beach this January, as crews battle for the National Championship in this high speed, high adrenaline, wave jumping motor-sport.  Read more

03Jan
More FM Family Fun Zone - Mount Drury
03 January

Play games! Win prizes! Join the More FM team for a day of fun, competitions, and free stuff! Everyone is a winner!  Read more


03Jan
Ziggy Alberts
03 January

Due to huge demand, Ziggy Alberts is bringing his ‘Laps Around The Sun’ world tour to New Zealand in 2020.  Read more

04Jan
Fat Freddy's Drop
04 January

The invincible Fat Freddy’s Drop has invited a swag of New Zealand’s finest musicians and international DJs to spark up their annual summer roady.  Read more

10Jan
Community Night Markets at Bethlehem Hall
10 January

Supporting a talented and creatively diverse community with a unique social and environmental conscience.  Read more

10Jan
More FM Sand Sculpture
10 January

Bring a spade, some creativity, and win prizes!  Read more


11Jan
Mount Festival of Multisport
11 January

The Mount Festival of Multisport returns  Read more

17Jan
Summer Raceday
17 January

Summer family fun at the Races.  Read more

25 Jan
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26 Jan
One Love Festival
25 January to 26 January

One Love 2020 lifts the lid on its most exciting line-up yet!  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

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

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

15 Feb
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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


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

29Feb
Holi Colour Splash
29 February

Vibrant colours, music and delicious food will fill Jordan Park this February! Immerse yourself in a unique Holi experience and join this joyous free-entry community event for the whole family!  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