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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.

Madagascar - The Musical

Madagascar - The Musical

23 Apr to 25 Apr

Based on the smash-hit DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar The Musical is appearing in New Zealand for the first time.

ANZAC Day - Mount Maunganui Dawn Service

ANZAC Day  - Mount Maunganui Dawn Service

25 Apr

Join us this ANZAC Day as we honour and remember the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli and other conflicts in which New Zealand has been involved. Several Anzac Day events are being held around the city on Sunday, 25 April.

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.

BayActive Sports Leagues - Wednesday Football

BayActive Sports Leagues - Wednesday Football

10 Feb to 28 Apr

Playing in a social sports league is a great way to keep fit, socialise and generate some friendly rivalry.

BayActive Sports Leagues - Tuesday Netball

BayActive Sports Leagues - Tuesday Netball

16 Feb to 27 Apr

Playing in a social sports league is a great way to keep fit, socialise and generate some friendly rivalry.

Lisa Chandler: The Dividing Line exhibition

Lisa Chandler: The Dividing Line exhibition

13 Mar to 06 Jun

Lisa Chandler’s tactile paintings reference both street art and protest paraphernalia gleaned from various protests and rallies.

Christina Pataialii: Proximity and Distance

Christina Pataialii: Proximity and Distance

13 Mar to 06 Jun

Pataialii’s signature embrace of both ‘fine art’ materials and those related to the trades is evident through the presence of house paint applied directly to the walls of the atrium and large-scale drop cloths which will be suspended within the room.

Laurie Steer: The Abundance of Water

Laurie Steer: The Abundance of Water

13 Mar to 18 Jul

Displaying over 100 newly fired ceramic objects, Steer’s installation uses the concept of the dinner setting as a springboard to explore ideas of consumption, value and excess.

Fundamentals Of Painting

Fundamentals Of Painting

30 Mar to 27 Apr

This is an inspiring and productive course for all levels of experience. A fun time set in a chilled out relaxed and creative environment.

Easter Comedy Improv Jams

Easter Comedy Improv Jams

04 Apr to 02 May

Jazz during the day then come to the live improv comedy show on Sunday night - loads of larfs for everyone.

Relief Printmaking for School Children

Relief Printmaking for School Children

20 Apr to 27 Apr

Welcome to a fun and colourful introduction to relief printmaking. Two Tuesdays to pick from.

Knit & Knatter - Greerton

Knit & Knatter - Greerton

20 Apr to 29 Jun

For keen knitters and amateurs who enjoy a good knatter. Newcomers are welcome!

Knit & Knatter - Papamoa

Knit & Knatter - Papamoa

21 Apr to 30 Jun

For keen knitters and amateurs who enjoy a good knatter! Newcomers are welcome!

Knit & Knatter - Mount

Knit & Knatter - Mount

21 Apr to 30 Jun

For keen knitters and amateurs who enjoy a good knatter! Newcomers are welcome!

Aqua Zumba at Baywave

Aqua Zumba at Baywave

22 Apr

Jump into the latin inspired, dance fitness pool party that makes working out a splash!

Mauao Draw Squad

Mauao Draw Squad

22 Apr

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

22 Apr

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's

Multi Plate Relief Printmaking for School Children

Multi Plate Relief Printmaking for School Children

22 Apr to 29 Apr

Welcome to a fun and colourful introduction to multi plate relief printmaking. Two Thursdays to pick from.

Tauranga Society of Artists Original Art Expo

Tauranga Society of Artists Original Art Expo

22 Apr to 25 Apr

The Bay's Biggest Art Expo All Under One Roof!

Madagascar - The Musical

Madagascar - The Musical

23 Apr to 25 Apr

Based on the smash-hit DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar The Musical is appearing in New Zealand for the first time.

West Side Story

West Side Story

23 Apr to 08 May

Tauranga Musical Theatre brings the iconic musical "West Side Story" to the stage April 23 to May 8

Our Pinocchio

Our Pinocchio

24 Apr to 25 Apr

I Dance Studios presents 'Our Pinocchio!' based on the famous story but with a special twist. Join Jiminy Cricket as he embarks on a journey with little Pinocchio, who must earn the right to become real by proving herself truthful, brave and selfless.

ANZAC Day - Tauranga Dawn Service

ANZAC Day  - Tauranga Dawn Service

25 Apr

Join us this ANZAC Day as we honour and remember the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli and other conflicts in which New Zealand has been involved. Several Anzac Day events are being held around the city on Sunday, 25 April.

ANZAC Day - Mount Maunganui Dawn Service

ANZAC Day  - Mount Maunganui Dawn Service

25 Apr

Join us this ANZAC Day as we honour and remember the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli and other conflicts in which New Zealand has been involved. Several Anzac Day events are being held around the city on Sunday, 25 April.

ANZAC Day - Tauranga Civic Memorial Service

ANZAC Day  - Tauranga Civic Memorial Service

25 Apr

Join us this ANZAC Day as we honour and remember the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli and other conflicts in which New Zealand has been involved. Several Anzac Day events are being held around the city on Sunday, 25 April.

ANZAC Day - Mount Maunganui Civic Service

ANZAC Day  - Mount Maunganui Civic Service

25 Apr

Join us this ANZAC Day as we honour and remember the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli and other conflicts in which New Zealand has been involved. Several Anzac Day events are being held around the city on Sunday, 25 April.

ANZAC Day - Pyes Pa Remembrance Service

ANZAC Day  - Pyes Pa Remembrance Service

25 Apr

Join us this ANZAC Day as we honour and remember the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli and other conflicts in which New Zealand has been involved. Several Anzac Day events are being held around the city on Sunday, 25 April.

ANZAC Day - Papamoa Civic Memorial Service

ANZAC Day  - Papamoa Civic Memorial Service

25 Apr

Join us this ANZAC Day as we honour and remember the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli and other conflicts in which New Zealand has been involved. Several Anzac Day events are being held around the city on Sunday, 25 April.

Bethlehem Pottery Club Kids Classes

Bethlehem Pottery Club Kids Classes

26 Apr to 30 Apr

When it's okay for kids to play in mud! Fun Kids pottery class

Bethlehem Pottery Club Kids Classes

Bethlehem Pottery Club Kids Classes

26 Apr to 30 Apr

When it's okay for kids to play in mud! Fun Kids pottery class

Parris Goebel Presents The Royal Family Tour

Parris Goebel Presents The Royal Family Tour

27 Apr

Parris Goebel presents The Royal Family Dance Crew, touring New Zealand in 2021 and stomping onto the Baycourt Addison Theatre stage for the very first time! This is one show you don’t want to miss. Book your seats NOW – CROWNS UP!

ACE Brass

ACE Brass

28 Apr

Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world class chamber music into the concert halls and homes of New Zealand. These three talented musicians embrace the fascinating and versatile repertoire of the brass trio.

Service to Remember the Battle of Pukehinahina - Gate Pa

Service to Remember the Battle of Pukehinahina - Gate Pa

29 Apr

The Anglican Parish of Gate Pa invites you to a short service at St. Georges Anglican Church to commemorate the Battle of Pukehinahina - Gate Pa and to honour all those who fought and died in this tragic event.

The NZ String Quartet: Four Suits and a Soprano

The NZ String Quartet: Four Suits and a Soprano

30 Apr to 01 May

Join the NZ String Quartet and acclaimed performers Ipu Laga’aia, Chris McRae, Sophie Morris, Rutene Spooner, and Laughton for a night of operatic classics from Nessun Dorma through to pop classics.

SOMA • An Embodied Experience

SOMA • An Embodied Experience

30 Apr

Soma is an invitation to meeting your body and tap into the flow of intuitive wisdom that is present in the moving body. Reconnect and nourish your own sense of well-being through embodied and mindful practices.

3 Speed Crunch Box Rebooted

3 Speed Crunch Box Rebooted

01 May

Laugh out loud stupidity and side-splitting slapstick for the whole family. Nail biting circus tricks and a phenomenal finish! The world-touring, crazy stunt people from Dislocate are back with their brand new show, 3 Speed Crunch Box Rebooted.

May Day 2021

May Day 2021

01 May

Physical Impact brings you an an exciting inclusive mixed team competition on 1st May 2021.

Shakespeare On Trial

Shakespeare On Trial

02 May

Wright Rohde Youth Theatre presents Shakespeare on Trial! A comedy musical play celebrating the life and works of William Shakespeare 400 years after his death.

Monthly Musings: Historic Tour of Katikati

Monthly Musings: Historic Tour of Katikati

02 May

Join the Tauranga Historical Society for an Historical Tour of Katikati!

Queen: It’s A Kinda Magic

  Queen: It’s A Kinda Magic

03 May to 04 May

Immerse yourself in the spectacle, grandeur and energy of the world’s greatest rock band with Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic, celebrating the legacy of Queen. Big sound, big screens, crazy lighting and outlandish costumes!

Greerton Draw Squad

Greerton Draw Squad

06 May

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

Tauranga Home Show

Tauranga Home Show

07 May to 09 May

Build your dream in the Bay of Plenty at Tauranga's biggest home expo

The Katikati Brick Show

The Katikati Brick Show

08 May

Join the fun at The Katikati Brick Show, held in conjunction with Bricks of Plenty and sponsored by Katifit! This one-day fundraiser is not to be missed if you are a Lego fan, or big kid at heart.

Meremere

Meremere

11 May

Meremere is an autobiographical performance from critically acclaimed dancer Rodney Bell that weaves together stories from his life. a compelling and profoundly moving performance that has delighted audiences around New Zealand, winning several awards.

Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions

Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions

11 May

Fancy having a chat about your family tree? Want to learn to use the library's genealogy databases or perhaps you need some assistance with your research?

Stormwater 2021 National Conference

Stormwater 2021 National Conference

12 May to 14 May

Come and join us for our 20th anniversary – a message from Water New Zealand Chief Executive Gillian Blythe

Mauao Draw Squad

Mauao Draw Squad

13 May

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

13 May

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's

The Sweet Caroline Tour: A Tribute to Neil Diamond

The Sweet Caroline Tour: A Tribute to Neil Diamond

14 May

The Sweet Caroline Tour: A Tribute to Neil Diamond, putting all those well-loved classics back on stage and in the spotlight, showcased by a world-class international band and produced especially for the theatre.

Lobe

Lobe

15 May

Dance Company presents Lobe - a contemporary dance production observing those who seek asylum against the confrontations of reality.

Miles Calder - Autopilot Life Tour

Miles Calder - Autopilot Life Tour

15 May

Wellington songwriter Miles Calder brings his folk-rock tunes to Tauranga as part of his 10-date nationwide 'Autopilot Life' album release tour.

Ben Elton - Live

Ben Elton - Live

17 May to 18 May

Comedy legend Ben Elton will tour New Zealand with a brand-new stand-up show, Ben Elton Live in May 2021. He last performed stand-up in New Zealand in 2006 but has now returned to the stage, having recently completed a sell-out 75-date UK tour.

Greerton Draw Squad

Greerton Draw Squad

20 May

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

School of Rock

School of Rock

25 May to 29 May

Failed wannabe rock star Dewey Finn decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a mind-blowing rock band while also learning what it means to "rock".

Mauao Draw Squad

Mauao Draw Squad

27 May

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

27 May

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's

BWN Speaker Series

BWN Speaker Series

27 May

A two-day Speaker Series designed to inspire, engage and connect business women in the Bay of Plenty.

Papamoa Hills Night Walk

Papamoa Hills Night Walk

29 May

Back from the COVID brink (we had to cancel last year)- An amazing night walk through the Papamoa Hills to Summerhill Farm to enjoy coffee and cake.

The Bay of Plenty Wedding Show 2021

The Bay of Plenty Wedding Show 2021

30 May

Come along to The Bay of Plenty Wedding Show and get inspired.

The Pink Floyd Experience - Animals & The Wall

The Pink Floyd Experience - Animals & The Wall

03 Jun to 04 Jun

In 2021, the Pink Floyd Experience returns to Baycourt with a show dedicated to playing albums 'Animals' & 'The Wall' in their entirety. Two legendary albums performed by a group of ten amazing musicians.

Greerton Draw Squad

Greerton Draw Squad

03 Jun

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

Mount Runners and Walkers Half Marathon

Mount Runners and Walkers Half Marathon

06 Jun

35th Annual Mt Runners & Walkers Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and KidsK.

Monthly Musings: Te Tiriti o Waitangi ki Tauranga Moana

Monthly Musings: Te Tiriti o Waitangi ki Tauranga Moana

06 Jun

181 years ago, on 10 April 1840, one of the signings of the Treaty of Waitangi took place in Tauranga Moana. The story of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in Tauranga is a fascinating one...

Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions

Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions

08 Jun

Fancy having a chat about your family tree? Want to learn to use the library's genealogy databases or perhaps you need some assistance with your research?

Showquest

Showquest

09 Jun

Showquest is a performing arts platform for schools produced by Rockquest Promotions

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

10 Jun

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's

Ultimate Athlete

Ultimate Athlete

11 Jun to 12 Jun

Postponed from April to June - Be apart of New Zealand's very first Ultimate Athlete obstacle course race and compete for the first-ever NZ Ultimate Athlete title!

Tauranga Armageddon Expo 2021

Tauranga Armageddon Expo 2021

12 Jun to 13 Jun

The Tauranga Armageddon Expo is back with two days of gaming, cosplay, anime, collectables, comics, amusements, celebrity guests, movies, television, music and more!

The Sweet Caroline Tour: A Tribute To Neil Diamond

The Sweet Caroline Tour: A Tribute To Neil Diamond

14 Jun

The Sweet Caroline Tour: A Tribute to Neil Diamond, putting all those well-loved classics back on stage and in the spotlight, showcased by a world-class international band and produced especially for the theatre.

Greerton Draw Squad

Greerton Draw Squad

17 Jun

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

Beethoven & Brass

Beethoven & Brass

19 Jun

An heroic (Eroica) Symphony, a folklore overture (Melusina) & a trombone concerto

Mauao Draw Squad

Mauao Draw Squad

24 Jun

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

24 Jun

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's

Greerton Draw Squad

Greerton Draw Squad

01 Jul

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream

Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream

02 Jul to 04 Jul

Take a wild ride to paradise with Indian Ink’s powerful new play about impermanence - of life, love…. and ice cream! Infused with serious laughter, exquisite puppetry and inspired sound design this show will blow your mind and melt your heart.

Monthly Musings: New Zealand Museums

Monthly Musings: New Zealand Museums

04 Jul

Museums Consultant John Coster will give an illustrated introduction to some of the 400 small museums in Aotearoa, from Kaitaia in the North to Oban in the south.

BWN Speaker Series

BWN Speaker Series

08 Jul

A two-day Speaker Series designed to inspire, engage and connect business women in the Bay of Plenty.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

08 Jul

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.

Mauao Draw Squad

Mauao Draw Squad

08 Jul

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions

Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions

13 Jul

Fancy having a chat about your family tree? Want to learn to use the library's genealogy databases or perhaps you need some assistance with your research?

Mauao Draw Squad

Mauao Draw Squad

22 Jul

Drawing fun for kids who love art and drawing for ages 9-13.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

22 Jul

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

12 Aug

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

26 Aug

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

09 Sep

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

23 Sep

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.

NZ Bridge - NZ National Bridge Congress

NZ Bridge - NZ National Bridge Congress

24 Sep to 02 Oct

New Zealand Bridge Congress - New Zealand's Premier Bridge Event

Wonderland Glow Show

Wonderland Glow Show

30 Sep to 01 Oct

WONDERLAND GLOW SHOW, a ‘kiwified’ interpretation of the classic ‘Alice in Wonderland’ tale for tamariki, educators and whanau! Let your imagination soar as you are transported by the magic of giant scale glow-in-the-dark puppetry.

Friends! The Musical Parody

Friends! The Musical Parody

03 Oct

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.

Hotel California The Eagles Experience

Hotel California The Eagles Experience

06 Oct

Check-in to Hotel California The Eagles Experience – the captivating live concert and stage show saluting the extraordinary talent and timeless catalogue of The Eagles.

Tu Meke Tūī! Live on Stage

Tu Meke Tūī! Live on Stage

11 Oct to 12 Oct

Unfortunately due to COVID-19, Tu Meke Tui! Live on Stage has been postponed until 2021. New dates will be advertised soon. If you cannot attend the new dates please contact Ticketek: 0800 842 538 | online@ticketek.co.nz

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

14 Oct

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

28 Oct

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.

World of Musicals

World of Musicals

02 Nov

World of Musicals brings the very best, colourful, 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.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

11 Nov

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's.

Drag Up Your Life

Drag Up Your Life

12 Nov

Get ready for a drag production full of incredible lip sync performances, stunts and tricks that’ll blow your wig right off! This is a one night drag experience you do not want to miss!

Leaving Jackson

Leaving Jackson

20 Nov

Take a step back in time to when country music told a true story of life, love and heartache. LEAVING JACKSON The Johnny Cash & June Carter Show will have you singing, laughing and crying for more.

The Bee Gees Night Fever

The Bee Gees Night Fever

23 Nov

Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 70’s disco dance floor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever!

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

25 Nov

Reading, fun, games and much more for 5-11 year old's

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