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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.

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.

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.

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.

Cinemate Film Club

Cinemate Film Club

03 Aug to 21 Dec

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

Te Manawataki o Mauao

Te Manawataki o Mauao

21 Oct to 21 Dec

Experience the rhythmic pulse of Mauao.

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.

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

Sol Markets

Sol Markets

14 Nov to 03 Apr

Sol Markets is a new sustainability-themed market in the Bay of Plenty this summer (on the first Sunday of every month), aimed at giving people access to more sustainable options when shopping.

Aladdin

Aladdin

02 Dec to 05 Dec

A riot of colour and fabulous dancing telling the age old story of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine, the Genie and wishes coming true. Celebrated through all the genres of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre & Contemporary. A show for the whole family.

TAURANGA NIGHT MARKET

TAURANGA NIGHT MARKET

03 Dec

“NoBodyCooksOnFriday"

Zero-Waste Christmas Ornaments & Card Making

Zero-Waste Christmas Ornaments & Card Making

04 Dec

Make Christmas more sustainable this year! Learn to create ornaments & cards from salvaged fabrics and handmade paper.

Lets Go

Lets Go

04 Dec

Live Music w Live Dance to manifest our dreams, with Celeste Musics original release concert, part of the Lets Go album release tour.

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!

Tauranga STEM Festival

Tauranga STEM Festival

05 Dec

A free festival designed to engage and inspire a new generation of scientists, technologists, engineers & mathematicians.

Art Street Fair - Tauranga

Art Street Fair - Tauranga

05 Dec

Come and view unique works of support artists and tick your Christmas shopping list at our outdoor art exhibition.

Foodlovers Masterclass

Foodlovers Masterclass

07 Dec

Come along and learn about why we waste food and how to stop it. There will be a few face-palm moments and lots of laughs as Kate takes you through the reasons we waste food and what we can do about it.

Waste Free Parenting

Waste Free Parenting

08 Dec

Having a baby? Want to know about cloth nappies? Want to leave a nicer planet for your kids? Come along and be inspired, entertained and educated.

Sew a "Donna" Bucket Hat

Sew a "Donna" Bucket Hat

09 Dec

Learn to make your own "Donna" Bucket Hat using recycled fabrics and materials in a workshop at Remaker.

The Magnificent Carnival

The Magnificent Carnival

09 Dec to 11 Dec

Join The Dance Institute for a magical dancing adventure, as two sisters encounter an unbelievable twist from their favourite storybook – The Magnificent Carnival!

Weaving Workshop with Plant Dyed Fabrics

Weaving Workshop with Plant Dyed Fabrics

11 Dec

Learn to create a unique weave using hand dyed rescued fabrics with Melissa from Woven Threads NZ

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.

Hand Painted Holiday Cards with Kokowai Workshop

Hand Painted Holiday Cards with Kokowai Workshop

16 Dec

Learn natural painting with kokowai (clay) on handmade paper to create unique cards

Clara and Friends

Clara and Friends

19 Dec

Turning Pointe Tauranga presents their very first end of year dance production with around 90 students taking to the stage in this adaptation of the classic ballet Nutcracker.

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.

Fulton Hogan Mount Festival of Multisport

Fulton Hogan Mount Festival of Multisport

22 Jan

The Fulton Hogan Mount Festival returns for 2022 and celebrates the 32nd year of the iconic Tauranga Half!

New Zealand Beach Tour - Bay of Plenty 5-Star Event

New Zealand Beach Tour - Bay of Plenty 5-Star Event

22 Jan to 23 Jan

The New Zealand Beach Tour showcases some of New Zealand's top beach volleyball athletes competing at the home of NZ beach volleyball, Mt Maunganui Beach!

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!

Classics of the Sky: Tauranga City Airshow

Classics of the Sky: Tauranga City Airshow

30 Jan

"The Airfield will be under attack by a squadron of Eastern Bloc aircraft"

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.

Oempa Festival 2021

Oempa Festival 2021

12 Feb

An Authentic South African & Multicultural Family Funday Experience

Gentle Man - The Best of Chris Parker

Gentle Man - The Best of Chris Parker

20 Feb

Join award winning comedian Chris Parker for a night of his greatest hits, right here in Tauranga. Featuring his best material from over the years, as well as something new, it's basically Now That’s What I Call Chris Parker, Vol.1.

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!

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.

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.

Drag Up Your Life

Drag Up Your Life

27 Feb

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!

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.

New Zealand Beach Tour - National Champs & Finals

New Zealand Beach Tour - National Champs & Finals

05 Mar to 06 Mar

The New Zealand Beach Tour showcases some of New Zealand's top beach volleyball athletes competing at the home of NZ beach volleyball, Mt Maunganui Beach!

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

Seniors & Travel Expo

Seniors & Travel Expo

19 Mar to 20 Mar

An expo not to be missed- loads of products, travel, advice and entertainment.

Generation Homes The Mount Swim

Generation Homes The Mount Swim

02 Apr

Swim around Leisure and Rabbit Islands in April 2022

Mount Maunganui Half Marathon

Mount Maunganui Half Marathon

30 Apr

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

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.

Tom Sainsbury - Snapchat Dude Live!

Tom Sainsbury - Snapchat Dude Live!

09 Jun

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.

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.

Kiwi Moon

Kiwi Moon

23 Jun

Meet Little Kiwi, a tiny bird who will leave a huge impression. He is an unusual bright white kiwi, and he’s very round. What else is white, bright, and round?! Te Marama of course! And there she is in the sky, shining down through the trees.

Wonderland Glow Show

Wonderland Glow Show

19 Jul

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.

Piaf: The Legend

Piaf: The Legend

06 Aug

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

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.

Tutus on Tour

Tutus on Tour

20 Oct to 21 Oct

A carefully curated programme of works, from beloved classical favourites to recent works that have claimed a rightful place on the international stage.

Tauranga Go Green Expo 2022

Tauranga Go Green Expo 2022

19 Nov to 20 Nov

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

A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland

A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland

16 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.

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