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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).

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

30 Nov
to
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

02 Dec
to
05 Jan
Summers past and Christmas presents
02 December to 05 January

It’s that time of the year again for Santa Claus, Christmas trees, and work picnic functions before the gentle slide into summer recreation at the beach, river or swimming pool.  Read more


07 Dec
to
08 Dec
Mauao Slam
07 December to 08 December

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

08Dec
Chelsea Winter – Live!
08 December

BespOak Kitchens presents New Zealand’s bestselling cookbook author and kiwi favourite, Chelsea Winter, in an incredibly intimate show full of stories, demonstrations and scrumptious insight!   Read more

08Dec
Mount Farmers Market
08 December

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

12 Dec
to
14 Dec
Christmas Carols
12 December to 14 December

A wonderful selection of Christmas music  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
to
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

13Dec
Gourmet Night Market
13 December

Come and join us for a dining experience where you can choose from over 20 food trucks and cuisines.  Read more


14Dec
Tauranga Farmers Market
14 December

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

14Dec
Bethlehem Christmas Market
14 December

At Bethlehem Hall (opposite Countdown.) Easy Christmas shopping with quality giftware, great food and coffee, art/crafts, kids' gear, man cave supplies, fresh produce... Support locals and grab bargains!  Read more

14 Dec
to
15 Dec
2019 TECT National Sevens
14 December to 15 December

Join us at the Tauranga Domain as 16 men’s and 12 women’s teams from all over New Zealand compete for the National titles on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December!  Read more

15Dec
Mount Farmers Market
15 December

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


15Dec
Cool Bananas Christmas Show - The Bickering Bell Battle
15 December

Looking for something for the whole family this Christmas season?  Read more

20Dec
Youth Christmas Choir
20 December

Celebrate the joy of Christmas! Come and watch the kids from Inspire Education Studio perform a choir at Tauranga City Library.  Read more

20Dec
Gourmet Night Market
20 December

Come and join us for a dining experience where you can choose from over 20 food trucks and cuisines.  Read more

21Dec
Tauranga Farmers Market
21 December

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


21Dec
The Little Big Markets - Papamoa
21 December

Head along to the Little Big Markets in Papamoa, for a range of delicious food, interesting stalls and live music.  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

22 Dec
to
12 Jan
Sunday SOUNDS Good @ the Mount
22 December to 12 January

Free live music four Sundays over the summer season 7-8pm on Mount Mainstreet at 137 Maunganui Road  Read more

22Dec
Mount Farmers Market
22 December

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


22Dec
Christmas Carols on the Waterfront 2019
22 December

The annual Carols on the Waterfront event returns this year to the city centre for it's 8th year!  Read more

24Dec
With Love from God to You
24 December

Special Children's Christmas Eve Service  Read more

24Dec
Christmas Eve Service - Away In A Manger
24 December

Come and join us for our Christmas Eve Service at C3 City Church.  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
Tauranga Farmers Market
28 December

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

28Dec
The Little Big Markets - Mount Maunganui
28 December

Head along to The Little Big Markets at Coronation Park for a range of delicious food, interesting stalls and live music.   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
Mount Farmers Market
29 December

Come along to the Mount Farmers Market, held every Sunday. You'll find great coffee, fresh produce and delicious foods.   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
Papamoa New Year’s Eve Community Celebration
31 December

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family, friends and neighbours.  Read more

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

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family, friends and neighbours.  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

31Dec
Greerton 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
to
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
Tauranga Farmers Market
04 January

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

04Jan
The Little Big Markets - Mount Maunganui
04 January

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

05Jan
Mount Farmers Market
05 January

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

23Jan
Rosier New Zealand Tour
23 January

Quebecois five-piece folk outfit Rosier will play at Totara Street this January as part of their seven-date nationwide tour!  Read more

25 Jan
to
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


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

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


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

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


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 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

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