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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.

Watercolour and Wine - Early Morning Walk - Paintvine

Watercolour and Wine - Early Morning Walk - Paintvine

05 Oct

Turn wine into watercolour! Take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, and let’s paint a watercolour masterpiece!

Oempa Festival 2021

Oempa Festival 2021

27 Nov

An Authentic South African & Multicultural Family Funday Experience

Mount Maunganui Half Marathon

Mount Maunganui Half Marathon

27 Nov

Take in the best of Mount Maunganui with a weekend full of entertaining options and highlights of the region.

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.

Historic Village Wellbeing Market

Historic Village Wellbeing Market

19 Jun to 20 Nov

Tauranga's fantastic monthly wellbeing market, wonderful stalls, Holistic practitioners, natural health products, massage, crystals, candles, herbs, smudge sticks, Aura-Soma & more....

Knit & Knatter - Papamoa

Knit & Knatter - Papamoa

07 Jul to 29 Sep

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

Knit & Knatter - Mount

Knit & Knatter - Mount

07 Jul to 29 Sep

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

BayActive Sports League - Monday Fastnet Netball

BayActive Sports League - Monday Fastnet Netball

02 Aug to 04 Oct

Stay active over winter and meet new people at Monday Fastnet Netball.

Cinemate Film Club

Cinemate Film Club

03 Aug to 21 Dec

Free movie screening of award winners or classics with a cuppa!

Acorn Foundation Wills Month

Acorn Foundation Wills Month

01 Sep to 30 Sep

This September it is even easier to make a lasting gift to the causes you care about in our local community.

BayActive Sports League - Thursday Netball

BayActive Sports League - Thursday Netball

16 Sep to 14 Oct

Stay active over winter and meet new people at Thursday Mixed 6 Aside Netball - Short League

Fundamentals of Painting - September

Fundamentals of Painting - September

28 Sep to 26 Oct

This course will be based on traditional painting techniques with some contemporary approaches

Tell Me Tauranga/Korerohia Mai

Tell Me Tauranga/Korerohia Mai

30 Sep

True stories told live by locals.

Monty Python's Spamalot (Young @ Part Edition)

Monty Python

02 Oct

Wright Rohde Theatre presents its Term 3 Production!

Ghost Trio

Ghost Trio

03 Oct

Ghost Trio was founded in mid-2019 and features three accomplished soloists and chamber musicians with diverse backgrounds.

Bethlehem Pottery Club Kids Classes

Bethlehem Pottery Club Kids Classes

04 Oct

Are the kids wanting to play with mud? Let them create and make a dragonfly, fish or frog.

Watercolour and Wine - Early Morning Walk - Paintvine

Watercolour and Wine - Early Morning Walk - Paintvine

05 Oct

Turn wine into watercolour! Take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, and let’s paint a watercolour masterpiece!

Tauranga Society of Artists Original Art Expo

Tauranga Society of Artists Original Art Expo

07 Oct to 10 Oct

It's Back - The Bay's biggest Art Expo all under one roof!

Bethlehem Pottery Club Kids Classes

Bethlehem Pottery Club Kids Classes

08 Oct

Are the kids wanting to be creative, Let them come and make a Sea Creature

Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias

08 Oct to 09 Oct

A classic play set in an experimental theatre!

Colour Field Mixed Media Workshop

Colour Field Mixed Media Workshop

09 Oct

This is an inspiring and productive course for all levels of experience.

Tu Meke Tūī! Live on Stage

Tu Meke Tūī! Live on Stage

11 Oct to 12 Oct

Due to ongoing uncertainty around Covid-19 Alert Levels, the North Island tour of Tu Meke Tui! Live On Stage has regrettably been forced to cancel. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Bethlehem Pottery Club Kids Classes

Bethlehem Pottery Club Kids Classes

11 Oct

When it's okay for kids to play in mud! Come and make a ghost or pumpkin tealight.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

14 Oct

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

Gather and Create

Gather and Create

14 Oct

School Holiday Workshop

Paint and Wine Night-The Kiss-Paintvine

Paint and Wine Night-The Kiss-Paintvine

14 Oct

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

Bethlehem Pottery Club Kids Classes

Bethlehem Pottery Club Kids Classes

15 Oct

Have you got creative kids who would like to play with mud(clay)?

October Live Sessions

October Live Sessions

15 Oct

Midwave Breaks first ever live shows!

Altitude Pole The Mount Showcase  - Enchanted

Altitude Pole The Mount Showcase  - Enchanted

16 Oct

Join Altitude Pole The Mount for their student showcase 'Enchanted'. An evening where students and instructors show their skills on stage and in front of a live audience. Featuring pole dancing, aerial silks, aerial hoops and more.

Mauao Beach Volleyball Tournament

Mauao Beach Volleyball Tournament

16 Oct

Quality Beach Volleyball Tournament with top class players from all over New Zealand.

Tauranga Arts Festival 2021

Tauranga Arts Festival 2021

21 Oct to 31 Oct

AROHA MAI & SORRY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Tauranga Fringe Festival 2021

Tauranga Fringe Festival 2021

23 Oct

A one day all inclusive extravaganza festival celebrating fringe arts, otherness and artistic adventure!

Paint and Wine Afternoon-Bob Ross Autumn Forest-Paintvine

Paint and Wine Afternoon-Bob Ross Autumn Forest-Paintvine

24 Oct

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

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

28 Oct

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

Paint and Wine Night-The Scream-Paintvine

Paint and Wine Night-The Scream-Paintvine

28 Oct

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

Bay of Plenty Home Show

Bay of Plenty Home Show

29 Oct to 31 Oct

Create your happy place at the Bay of Plenty Home Show with over 200 inspirational exhibitors, live cooking and fun for the whole family.

Tauranga 10Up! Dragonboat Regatta

Tauranga 10Up! Dragonboat Regatta

30 Oct

A fun event bring people of the community together through active recreation!

Rising Stars 2021

Rising Stars 2021

30 Oct

Bay of Plenty Symphonia presents its 7th biennial Rising Stars finals concert featuring young musicians aged from 12-18 years.

Watercolour and Wine-Summer Fruit-Paintvine

Watercolour and Wine-Summer Fruit-Paintvine

02 Nov

Turn wine into watercolour! Take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, and let’s paint a watercolour masterpiece!

Simple Sewing - Learning the Basics

Simple Sewing - Learning the Basics

04 Nov to 02 Dec

Gain confidence with easy cures for common sewing machine troubles.

Tauranga Diwali Festival

Tauranga Diwali Festival

06 Nov

Glitter, sparkle, music, love, light, rejoice - light your bright and prosperous future with the lights on the Diwali day!

The Bays' First MS Gala

The Bays

06 Nov

Enjoy an evening full of fantastic entertainment and insight with locals and legends!

Fundamentals of Painting - November

Fundamentals of Painting - November

09 Nov to 07 Dec

This course will be based on traditional painting techniques with some contemporary approaches

Tom Sainsbury - Snapchat Dude Live!

Tom Sainsbury - Snapchat Dude Live!

10 Nov

Tom Sainsbury is hitting the road with his brand new show SNAPCHAT DUDE LIVE! and no stone will be unturned in his quest to poke fun at New Zillunders.

Tauranga Book Squad

Tauranga Book Squad

11 Nov

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

Wonderland Glow Show

Wonderland Glow Show

11 Nov

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.

IYSFF NZ National Awards Final 2021

IYSFF NZ National Awards Final 2021

11 Nov

Get ready for a cracking night of cinema at the IYSFF NZ National Awards Final 2021. This year's top 15 films and filmmakers will be celebrated, with all finalists' films to be screened on the big Baycourt Addison Theatre screen, plus awards.

Paint and Wine Night-Bob Ross Snowy Mountain-Paintvine

Paint and Wine Night-Bob Ross Snowy Mountain-Paintvine

11 Nov

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

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!

Tauranga Business Awards 2021

Tauranga Business Awards 2021

12 Nov

Celebrating & recognising the brilliance of local business

Piaf: The Legend

Piaf: The Legend

13 Nov

International singer Mandy Meadows presents Piaf: The Legend, a celebration and reflection of Edith Piaf’s extraordinary view on love and tragedy.

GENX/Marra Tinman Triathlon

GENX/Marra Tinman Triathlon

14 Nov

The Tinman Triathlon is proudly bought to you by GENX Homes & Marra Construction. The race has a distance for everyone.

Tauranga Primary Schools Music Festival 2021

Tauranga Primary Schools Music Festival 2021

15 Nov to 19 Nov

The Tauranga Primary Schools Music Festival 2021 brings together 35 choirs over five nights from local priomary/intermediate schools embracing this year's theme "Songs From Aotearoa". 

New Zealand String Quartet 2021 National Tour

New Zealand String Quartet 2021 National Tour

20 Nov

The New Zealand String Quartet returns to Tauranga to perform its 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire the senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of enlightening string quartet music.

Bethlehem Brick Show

Bethlehem Brick Show

20 Nov to 21 Nov

Tauranga's Biggest Brick Show

The Bee Gees Night Fever

The Bee Gees Night Fever

22 Nov to 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

Paint and Wine Night - Fruit Still Life - Paintvine

Paint and Wine Night - Fruit Still Life - Paintvine

25 Nov

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

Oempa Festival 2021

Oempa Festival 2021

27 Nov

An Authentic South African & Multicultural Family Funday Experience

Mount Maunganui Half Marathon

Mount Maunganui Half Marathon

27 Nov

Take in the best of Mount Maunganui with a weekend full of entertaining options and highlights of the region.

Watercolour and Wine-Northern Lights-Paintvine

Watercolour and Wine-Northern Lights-Paintvine

30 Nov

Turn wine into watercolour! Take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, and let’s paint a watercolour masterpiece!

Dancing for Life Education in partnership with the Wright Family Foundation

Dancing for Life Education in partnership with the Wright Family Foundation

04 Dec

Get dressed up and ready for a night to remember as 10 local couples hit the dance floor to fundraise for Life Education Trust!

Hotel California The Eagles Experience

Hotel California The Eagles Experience

12 Dec

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.

A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland

A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland

17 Dec

Watch two star-crossed lovers twirl beneath the mistletoe as award-winning Irish musicians complement the world’s best Irish Dancers to deliver an exciting mix of traditional tunes, heartfelt ballads, carols and red-hot rhythms.

EVES Surfbreaker Triathlon

EVES Surfbreaker Triathlon

27 Dec

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Mount Maunganui & the surf beach of the mount, the iconic Eves surf breaker triathlon returns for the 37th year.

Hot Spring Spas T20 Tauranga Black Clash in association with Heartland

Hot Spring Spas T20 Tauranga Black Clash in association with Heartland

22 Jan

The Hot Spring Spas T20 Tauranga Black Clash in association with Heartland pits New Zealand’s biggest stars of rugby and cricket against each other in a high-intensity, hugely fun T20 cricket match. Don't miss the best sporting event this summer!

Les Misérables

Les Misérables

04 Feb to 19 Feb

THE MUSICAL PHENOMENON RETURNS IN 2021! 26 years after first bringing Les Misérables to Baycourt, Tauranga Musical Theatre is thrilled to present a brand new, reimagined production of Les Misérables.

Generation Homes Womens Triathlon

Generation Homes Womens Triathlon

20 Feb

The Generation Homes Women’s Triathlon is an entry level Women’s only event that encourages participation of Women from 11 years of age & at any level of fitness and ability.

Mount Maunganui Weet-Bix™ Kids TRYathlon 2022

Mount Maunganui Weet-Bix™ Kids TRYathlon 2022

20 Feb

Join us for our 30th Year of the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon!

Urzila Carlson - It's Personal

Urzila Carlson - It

25 Feb

This is a show about keeping your cards close to your chest but walking around naked. Can we have it all? Yes, but also bloody no but also it’s none of your business because IT’S PERSONAL.

Folk Sessions

Folk Sessions

26 Feb

A showcase of some of NZ's most talented songwriters. Avalanche City, Holly Arrowsmith, Luke Thompson, Hans Kraenzlin, and Joseph & Maia come together for the first Folk Sessions at Baycourt for an unforgettable night of music.

ICC Women's Cricket World Cup 2022

ICC Women

04 Mar to 18 Mar

The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 is coming to Aotearoa for 31 incredible matches across 31 action-packed days and you can be there for all the world-class action.

Postmodern Jukebox - The Grand Reopening

Postmodern Jukebox - The Grand Reopening

11 Mar to 12 Mar

Postmodern Jukebox makes its grand return! The famed time-twisting musical collective that puts pop music in a time-machine will bring The Grand Reopening Tour to Tauranga in March 2022.

Divas & Diamonds

Divas & Diamonds

13 Mar

Glyn Tucker and Barbie Davidson take you on a magic carpet ride, recalling the classic pop songs of the 60s through to the 80s. Featuring special guest, guitar legend Gray Bartlett.

Marra Sprint Triathlon

Marra Sprint Triathlon

13 Mar

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Mount Maunganui, the marra sprint triathlon returns for the 35th year

Tauranga Go Green Expo 2022

Tauranga Go Green Expo 2022

19 Mar to 20 Mar

New Zealand’s Largest Green Living & Sustainable Lifestyle Show!

Generation Homes The Mount Swim

Generation Homes The Mount Swim

02 Apr

Swim around Leisure and Rabbit Islands in April 2022

Kevin Bloody Wilson F.U.P.C. Tour

Kevin Bloody Wilson F.U.P.C. Tour

02 May

The outrageously funny KEVIN BLOODY WILSON returns with another dose of his fair-dinkum Aussie humour. F.U.P.C spotlights Political Correctness for what it is and how Kev sees it – a big giggle crafted in song. Supported by Jenny Talia. R18.

Friends! The Musical Parody

Friends! The Musical Parody

04 May

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.

Leaving Jackson

Leaving Jackson

10 Jun

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.

World of Musicals

World of Musicals

16 Jun

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.

The Boss: Bruce Springsteen Tribute

The Boss: Bruce Springsteen Tribute

27 Aug

THE BOSS is a full production, kick-ass compliment of nine passionate musicians bringing alive the timeless music of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. A 3 hour world-class show featuring the entire 'Born In The USA' album.

Bay of Plenty Baby Expo

Bay of Plenty Baby Expo

24 Sep to 25 Sep

Discover all you need to know for you, your pregnancy or young child.

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