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What's on

What's on

Running a marathon, dancing to your favourite music or indulging in street food. Our unique natural environment provides the perfect playground for any event you can imagine. Tauranga features sporting competitions such as Tauranga International Marathon and the AIMS Games, music and arts festivals like the Tauranga Arts Festival and Bay of Plenty Garden & Arts Festival, concerts, cultural and community events, such as Winter Nights Winter Lights, and many more all year-round.

Top picks

Ask our friendly staff at reception for their favourite event happening while you’re here or check out our top tips for your holiday.

2019 Barrett Homes Surf Open

2019 Barrett Homes Surf Open

16 Feb to 17 Feb

Come relax on the beach while watching the country's best known surfers at Papamoa Beach.

Tauranga City Council - Worm Composting Workshop

Tauranga City Council - Worm Composting Workshop

09 Mar

Attend the Tauranga City Councils 2-hour interactive workshop to learn the art of worm farming, take home all you need to get started on the day! Tickets must be purchased prior to attending.

Le Diner en Blanc

Le Diner en Blanc

09 Mar

Le Diner en Blanc Tauranga will be gracing our fine shores once again, activating one of the most beautiful spots in the Bay.

Upcoming events

All year round Tauranga hosts a wide range of events, including concerts, sporting matches, live theatre and music, exhibitions, festivals and community events. Find out what’s happening when you’re here.

2019 Barrett Homes Surf Open

2019 Barrett Homes Surf Open

16 Feb to 17 Feb

Come relax on the beach while watching the country's best known surfers at Papamoa Beach.

XRACE Tauranga

XRACE Tauranga

17 Feb

The amazing race for families!

Orchid Auction

Orchid Auction

19 Feb

Snap up bargain orchids at Tauranga Orchid Society's annual auction.

Classical Journey

Classical Journey

20 Feb

Start your year off by taking an auditory grand tour of Europe with music written during or inspired by the late 18th century. Guided by NZSO Associate Conductor Hamish McKeich, Classical Journey features works by Rossini, Haydn, Prokofiev, and Brahms.

Dinner in the Domain

Dinner in the Domain

21 Feb

Provides you with a selection of the best food trucks, top local chefs performing live food demonstrations, as well as a licensed area to enjoy a nice glass of locally brewed beer.

Gourmet Night Market

Gourmet Night Market

22 Feb

Join us for a beautiful evening with delicious offerings from the food trucks you've come to love.

Aquinas College fundraiser event

Aquinas College fundraiser event

23 Feb

'Laugh till it hurts!' Join us for a hilarious afternoon and night of entertainment.

Tauranga Farmers Market

Tauranga Farmers Market

23 Feb

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

Water Polo on the Waterfront

Water Polo on the Waterfront

23 Feb to 24 Feb

A fast-paced, exciting and dynamic showcase of New Zealand's top water polo players battling it out in NZ's first ocean-based water polo tournament.

Generation Homes Women's Triathlon

Generation Homes Women

24 Feb

This is such a great event for all you Ladies out there. Come and take part in this event that will support you all the way from the start to finish.

Blue Light Kids Gone Fishin'

Blue Light Kids Gone Fishin

24 Feb

Come and join us for our annual free Blue Light Kids Gone Fishin' Day! It's a great day of fishing with a free sausage sizzle, spot prizes and face painting!

On the road - Michele and Jeremy

On the road - Michele and Jeremy

26 Feb

Michele and Jeremy have performed comedy around NZ and the globe for over 20 years. Insightful and outrageously entertaining, On The Road will be about the stuff the couple tell each other – intelligent yes, but mostly impudent, irreverent uplifting fun.

Dinner in the Domain

Dinner in the Domain

28 Feb

Provides you with a selection of the best food trucks, top local chefs performing live food demonstrations, as well as a licensed area to enjoy a nice glass of locally brewed beer.

Tails & Trails

Tails & Trails

02 Mar

Join us for a free, fun dog walk around Waipuna Park

All Ford Day Car Show

All Ford Day  Car Show

03 Mar

All Ford Day Car Show, from model T's to the latest on display.

Paint and Wine Night - Summer in NZ - Paintvine

Paint and Wine Night - Summer in NZ - Paintvine

05 Mar

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece!

Business Expo 2019

Business Expo 2019

06 Mar

Gain inspiration and ideas, find solutions, improve your expertise, develop product knowledge as well as seeing what exhibitors are showcasing, who’s new in the region, and what is the latest in innovation and technology.

Sol3 Mio

Sol3 Mio

08 Mar

NZ’s favourite trio Sol3 Mio embark on a special concert tour across the North Island this March. Experience Sol3 Mio in their most intimate and purest form – 3 voices and a piano.

Tauranga City Council - Worm Composting Workshop

Tauranga City Council - Worm Composting Workshop

09 Mar

Attend the Tauranga City Councils 2-hour interactive workshop to learn the art of worm farming, take home all you need to get started on the day! Tickets must be purchased prior to attending.

Le Diner en Blanc

Le Diner en Blanc

09 Mar

Le Diner en Blanc Tauranga will be gracing our fine shores once again, activating one of the most beautiful spots in the Bay.

Blackpool in the Bay

Blackpool in the Bay

10 Mar

Enjoy Baycourt’s mighty Wurlitzer organ as Chris Powell transports you to the English seaside for an afternoon of Blackpool-esque entertainment performing the hugely popular Blackpool Comes to the Bay concert.

SAXCESS

SAXCESS

10 Mar

Tauranga Musica & Trustpower presents Saxcess starring saxophonists Debbie Rawson, Michael Jamieson, Peter Liley & Timothy Workman.

Foundation Clinic Mauao Half Marathon 2019

Foundation Clinic Mauao Half Marathon 2019

16 Mar

Whether you're a competitive off-road "mountain goat" runner or someone just looking for a challenge, the Foundation Clinic Mauao Half Marathon appeals to all.

Greerton Village Vintage, Retro and Steampunk Fayre

Greerton Village Vintage, Retro and Steampunk Fayre

16 Mar

Our third Fayre will be happening again in Greerton Village on Saturday 16 March 2019.

St. Patrick's Day Races

St. Patrick

16 Mar

The luck of the Irish is coming to Racing Tauranga! Join us for a wee bit o’ fun and a lot of Guinness at our St. Patrick’s Day Races.

Marra Sprint Triathlon

Marra Sprint Triathlon

17 Mar

Looking for a great way to wrap up your Triathlon season. Look no further than this iconic race.

Leaving Jackson - The Johnny Cash & June Carter Show

Leaving Jackson - The Johnny Cash & June Carter Show

19 Mar

Step into the past with Johnny and June to a time when songs told a true story of life, love and heartache. This two-hour performance will have you singing laughing and crying out for more.

Colour Splash

Colour Splash

23 Mar

Celebrate Holi with vibrant colours - fun for the whole family!

The Big Bike Film Night

The Big Bike Film Night

26 Mar

We’re on mission, sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with a treasure chest of films that has everything a cycling centric audience could want!

The Bay of Plenty Gin Festival

The Bay of Plenty Gin Festival

30 Mar to 31 Mar

Gincredible is a brand new event on the scene for Tauranga. This festival is a boutique celebration of food, entertainment and Craft Gin - distilled from a small number of artisan producers.

Paint and Wine Night - The Mount - Paintvine

Paint and Wine Night - The Mount - Paintvine

03 Apr

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand a drink in the other and let’s paint a masterpiece!

The Manfreds

The Manfreds

04 Apr

As The Manfreds the original band members except keyboardist, Mann, reformed in 1991.

Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019

Tauranga Jazz Festival 2019

05 Apr to 21 Apr

The National Jazz Festival presents a fantastic programme of events in Tauranga from Apr 5 – 21, 2019. With performances from some of the best jazz musicians from Aotearoa and around the world - Think Jazz. Think Tauranga.

'The Big FAT Lie' feature documentary premiere screening

10 Apr

Learn the truth about how heart disease can be prevented and reversed and cancer avoided.

Tattoo & Art Extravaganza

Tattoo & Art Extravaganza

13 Apr to 14 Apr

International Tattoo festival indoor and outdoor zones, music, wearable arts, stunts, great food and drinks and much more!

Cats

Cats

30 Apr to 01 May

Cats, will embark on its most extensive tour of NZ in 2019. Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, it tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as "the Jellicle choice".

The Rhythms of Ireland

The Rhythms of Ireland

02 May

In 2019, The Rhythms of Ireland returns to NZ for the first time since their sell-out 2010 tour.

The Road That Wasn't There

The Road That Wasn

04 May

From award-winning company Trick of the Light Theatre comes an original fairy-tale drawn from the twitchy edges of children’s literature – a dark world reminiscent of the works of Neil Gaiman and the late (great) Margaret Mahy.

Fiddler on the roof

Fiddler on the roof

09 May to 11 May

Fiddler on the Roof – a heart-warming and thought provoking musical which follows the life of Tevye and his family as they struggle with upholding tradition in the everchanging landscape of Imperial Russia.

Love Eternal

Love Eternal

22 May

Maestro Thomas Søndergård returns to take the NZSO on tour. From Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, to his Manfred Overture, Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture to Mozart’s Linz Symphony, this concert will take audiences on an illuminating journey.

World Famous Hypnotist Andrew Newton

World Famous Hypnotist Andrew Newton

23 May

The world’s most experienced and celebrated hypnotist Andrew Newton returns to Baycourt for an evening of mischief, absurdity and hilarity!

Syncnronised Swimming North Island Championship

Syncnronised Swimming North Island Championship

08 Jun to 09 Jun

Come and see some Synchronised Swimming up close, enjoy the atmosphere, and appreciate how hard it is. This is your opportunity to watch something you usually only see when the Olympics is on telly.

Black Swan, White Swan

Black Swan, White Swan

15 Jun to 16 Jun

Witness a magnificent re-telling of ballet’s most enduring classic, Swan Lake, with the RNZB’s new production Black Swan, White Swan.

The Pink Floyd Experience

The Pink Floyd Experience

20 Jun to 21 Jun

After 2017’s hugely successful Animals tour, which featured three entire albums, The Pink Floyd Experience returns to New Zealand and Australia in 2019 with an exciting new show. Presented by: In The Flesh Productions

TEDxTauranga

TEDxTauranga

22 Jun

Ever watched an amazing video from TED.com? Join us in person for Tauranga's own event TEDxTauranga.

Matariki Glow Show

Matariki Glow Show

24 Jun to 25 Jun

The Matariki Glow Show is a large-scale puppet show perfect for tamariki aged 5-9! The Matariki stars are preparing for the Maori New Year, but there’s a problem in the night sky! Buzzing with great music and fun characters, it’s a show not to be missed.

The legacy tour - Kelvin and TJ

The legacy tour - Kelvin and TJ

02 Jul

What happens when you mix two international superstar mediums together on one stage!

Mātauranga

 Mātauranga

18 Jul

Mātauranga, by Wellington-based Michael Norris, was commissioned as part of the NZSO Cook’s Landfall Series to mark 250 years since the first encounters between Maori and Europeans.

Tauranga Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

Tauranga Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge

13 Aug to 14 Aug

This is a chance for primary and intermediate aged kids to get involved in New Zealand’s biggest mud run series in a version tailored especially for them!

Wicked

Wicked

14 Sep to 28 Sep

Tauranga Musical Theatre presents Wicked, the Broadway sensation set in the Land of Oz.

Postmodern Jukebox

Postmodern Jukebox

11 Oct

Following their sold-out Tauranga debut in 2018, Postmodern Jukebox will return to Baycourt in October 2019.

Te Māpouriki

Te Māpouriki

22 Oct

Guided by German-Japanese conductor Jun Märkl, this concert features NZ composer Kenneth Young’s work Te Mapouriki plus music by Mozart, Strauss, Mendelssohn, and Schumann.

HOME: Mr G

HOME: Mr G

09 Nov to 31 Jan

Mr G coming ‘home’ for first solo exhibition

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