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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
09 Feb
09 November to 09 February

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

28 Nov
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

13 Jan
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

Tauranga Chinese New Year Festival
25 January

The Chinese New Year is soon to arrive! This year is going to be spectacular  Read more

25 Jan
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

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

03 Feb
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

04 Feb
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

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

Cold Chisel
05 February

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

Waitangi Day Races
06 February

Summer family fun at the Races!  Read more

Waitangi Day BBQ at Memorial Pool
06 February

Celebrate Waitangi Day at Memorial Pool.  Read more

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
09 Feb
Mauao Super Slam
07 February to 09 February

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

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

Speedway – Rolling Thunder
08 February

Speedway – Rolling Thunder.  Read more

11 Feb
13 Feb
Toddler Time
11 February to 13 February

Libraries Story fun time for pre-schoolers!  Read more

14 Feb
16 Feb
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

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
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

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

Orchid & Plant Auction
18 February

Great chance to buy some reasonably priced orchids.  Read more

22 February

Baypark Speedway.  Read more

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

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

Round 3 - D1NZ National Drifting Championship  Read more

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

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