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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 2022! Twenty-six 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.

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.

Soak'n Sounds Sundays

Soak

26 Dec to 27 Feb

What they say is true, a Sunday well spent really does bring a week of content. Unwind and finish your week in style with a relaxing soak and the sweet sounds of local live musicians poolside at the Mount Hot Pools

Tell a Story with Stop Motion Animation

Tell a Story with Stop Motion Animation

14 Jan to 29 Jan

Does your child care about the environment and want to make a difference? Sign up for this workshop to learn about Precious Plastic Tauranga, the lifecycle of single use plastics in New Zealand & make a stop motion animation using salvaged materials.

Portrait Drawing and Painting from Life

Portrait Drawing and Painting from Life

17 Jan to 20 Jan

Portrait drawing and then painting from a live model is an orchestration of soft and hard edges, mixed with careful observation

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!

The G.J. Gardner Homes NZ Beach Tour - Bay of Plenty 5-Star Event

The G.J. Gardner Homes NZ Beach Tour  - Bay of Plenty 5-Star Event

22 Jan to 23 Jan

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

Character Art Doll Workshop

Character Art Doll Workshop

22 Jan to 23 Jan

Participants will learn the step-by-step techniques of how to model with sculpey clay, wire, and mixed media to create an awe-inspiring art doll

Polo in the Bay

Polo in the Bay

22 Jan

Every year, we’ll be kicking off the Mount Maunganui Summer with fast-paced entertainment and first-class hospitality – it’s a weekend that’s hard to resist.

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!

Concert in the Park

Concert in the Park

23 Jan

Concert in the Park @ Tauranga Waterfront. Your family fun-day on a Sunday, on the 23rd of January 2022

Get the Girls Out - Monday

Get the Girls Out - Monday

24 Jan

Fast creative ceramic sculpture workshop where the lucky student will be provided with a kilo of clay and the necessary tools to make a wonderful mug or vase.

Hungerball

Hungerball

24 Jan

Get your kids off the couch for 2 hours of fast-paced fun with BayActive.

Kabuki Mask Making and Painting Workshop

Kabuki Mask Making and Painting Workshop

27 Jan

KABUKU means ‘to learn’ and ‘to be out of ordinary’. Learn more about Japanese culture through creating a work inspired by Kabuki.

Speedway

Speedway

29 Jan

Welcome to BayPark Speedway – The Southern Hemispheres Fastest Traffic Jam.

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"

Ōtūmoetai and Matua Guided Urban Ride

Ōtūmoetai and Matua Guided Urban Ride

01 Feb

Get on your bike and join our guide for a social group ride, exploring the paths, parks, and pavements of Ōtūmoetai and Matua.

Bike Maintenance Evening for Women

Bike Maintenance Evening for Women

01 Feb

Learn the bike basics, like an easy way to change a tyre, and how to oil a chain. This women's only event focuses on simple maintenance skills that will save you time and money.

Ride Leader Workshop

Ride Leader Workshop

02 Feb

Ride Leaders are people who love cycling, and who share it with others by leading group rides.

Remaker

Remaker

03 Feb

This class is for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of handmade books, traditional stitching techniques, and the potential of paper

Les Misérables

Les Misérables

04 Feb to 19 Feb

THE MUSICAL PHENOMENON RETURNS IN 2022! Twenty-six years after first bringing Les Misérables to Baycourt, Tauranga Musical Theatre is thrilled to present a brand new, reimagined production of Les Misérables.

Adult Cycling Skills - Level 1

Adult Cycling Skills - Level 1

05 Feb

Increase your confidence and enjoyment on the roads and pathways by improving your cycling skills.

Speedway - Midget 50 Lapper

Speedway - Midget 50 Lapper

05 Feb

Welcome to BayPark Speedway – The Southern Hemispheres Fastest Traffic Jam.

Pukehinahina Historic Ride

Pukehinahina Historic Ride

08 Feb

Join a guided historic ride from downtown Tauranga, through the Kopurererua Valley pathways to the Gate Pa, Pukehinahina site.

Bike Maintenance Evening

Bike Maintenance Evening

08 Feb

Discover the best ways to look after your bike, and learn some maintenance skills for when you are out on the roads and trails.

NZ National Bridge Congress

NZ National Bridge Congress

10 Feb to 17 Feb

Sponsored by NZ Bridge Foundation and Ryman Healthcare – New Zealand’s Premier Bridge Event, NZ National Bridge Congress will be held at Trustpower Baypark Arena on 10 – 17 February 2022.

Oempa Festival 2021

Oempa Festival 2021

12 Feb

An Authentic South African & Multicultural Family Funday Experience

Explore The Lakes Guided Urban Ride

 Explore The Lakes Guided Urban Ride

12 Feb

Get on your bike and join our guide for a social group ride exploring The Lakes and Kopurererua Valley.

Bay Rock 2022 Tauranga

Bay Rock 2022 Tauranga

12 Feb

Bay Rock 2022 Tauranga: screaming guitars classic riffs, rarkinh voices and real drumming

Adult Cycling Skills - Level 2

Adult Cycling Skills - Level 2

13 Feb

Increase your confidence and enjoyment on the roads and pathways by improving your cycling skills.

Adult Cycling Skills - Level 1

Adult Cycling Skills - Level 1

15 Feb

Increase your confidence and enjoyment on the roads and pathways by improving your cycling skills.

Wednesday Challenge

Wednesday Challenge

16 Feb

We’re challenging Tauranga to choose alternative travel options. Bike, take a bus, scooter, walk, run or carpool on a Wednesday.

Go By Bike Day

Go By Bike Day

16 Feb

Leave the car at home, strap on a helmet, and ride to work or school.

Ōtūmoetai Pā Historic Ride

Ōtūmoetai Pā Historic Ride

16 Feb

Join a guided historic ride that takes you from Maxwells Road beach, along Harbour Drive, through Matua and onward to the Ōtūmoetai Pā site.

Surf to City Commuter Ride

Surf to City Commuter Ride

17 Feb

Ever thought about riding to from the Mount to Tauranga or vice versa but found it a bit daunting?

Waimapu Estuary Guided Urban Ride

Waimapu Estuary Guided Urban Ride

18 Feb

Get on your bike and join our guide for a social group ride around Waimapu Estuary, including Maungatapu, Yatton Park, Windermere and Ohauiti.

Learn to Ride

Learn to Ride

19 Feb

A chance to learn how to ride a bike in a safe and fun environment with an experienced instructor.

 Fun Family Cycle Ride for Charity

 Fun Family Cycle Ride for Charity

19 Feb

A fun easy cycling event taking in some of Tauranga’s best scenic spots, exploring the new valley Kopurererua cycle track through bush and alongside waterways.

Beast of a Feast

Beast of a Feast

19 Feb

Beast Of A Feast will be a day of celebration in the sun, with internationally acclaimed musicians and a smorgasbord of craft beer & beverages alongside New Zealand's most loved food vendors. A sensory overload is in store.

Battle of the Trades IV

Battle of the Trades IV

19 Feb to 19 Feb

BAY BOXFIT is proud to bring to you Base Up BATTLE-OF-THE-TRADES IV – The Bays Best Charity Boxing Event.

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.

Ride Leader Workshop

Ride Leader Workshop

20 Feb

Ride Leaders are people who love cycling, and who share it with others by leading group rides.

Adult Cycling Skills - Level 2

Adult Cycling Skills - Level 2

22 Feb

Increase your confidence and enjoyment on the roads and pathways by improving your cycling skills.

Wednesday Challenge

Wednesday Challenge

23 Feb

We’re challenging Tauranga to choose alternative travel options. Bike, take a bus, scooter, walk, run or carpool on a Wednesday.

The Lakes to CBD Commuter Ride

The Lakes to CBD Commuter Ride

23 Feb

Ever thought about riding from The Lakes to downtown Tauranga but found it a bit daunting?

The Big Bike Film Night 2022

The Big Bike Film Night 2022

23 Feb

The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission - bringing the best cycling short films from around the world together for you.

Adult Cycling Skills - Level 1

Adult Cycling Skills - Level 1

24 Feb

Increase your confidence and enjoyment on the roads and pathways by improving your cycling skills.

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.

Armageddon

Armageddon

26 Feb to 27 Feb

Not long to go till Armageddon is here! Infamous and one of the largest fantasy events in Australasia, Armageddon will be here on Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 February.

Wairoa River Historic Ride

Wairoa River Historic Ride

26 Feb

Join a guided historic ride along the Omokoroa Cycle Way from Wairoa Bridge to Plummers Point and back.

The Seafarer's Playground

The Seafarer

26 Feb

A boutique concert right on the waterfront! Enjoy stunning tunes, views, food and brews right on Tauranga Moana this summer!

Speedway - Demolition Derby

Speedway - Demolition Derby

26 Feb

Welcome to BayPark Speedway – The Southern Hemispheres Fastest Traffic Jam.

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!

Adult Cycling Skills - Level 2

Adult Cycling Skills - Level 2

03 Mar

Increase your confidence and enjoyment on the roads and pathways by improving your cycling skills.

Waterbourne Beach Festival

Waterbourne Beach Festival

04 Mar to 06 Mar

Waterbourne Charitable Trust is bringing their premier beach festival to the Bay!

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.

EVES NZ Stand Up Paddle Boarding Nationals

EVES NZ Stand Up Paddle Boarding Nationals

04 Mar to 06 Mar

New Zealands best stand up paddle boarders will be arriving in Mt Maunganui to be crowned the undisputed national SUP champion.

Sub Focus (UK) presented by Hey Hey RTD Cocktails

Sub Focus (UK) presented by Hey Hey RTD Cocktails

04 Mar

British producer SUB FOCUS is coming to New Zealand for his Solar New Zealand Tour 2022, which includes a special performance at Mount Maunganui's Soper Reserve on Friday, March 4th, 2022.

The G.J. Gardner Homes NZ Beach Tour - National Champs & Finals

The G.J. Gardner Homes NZ Beach Tour - National Champs & Finals

05 Mar to 06 Mar

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

Gincredible 2022

Gincredible 2022

05 Mar

Gincredible is a boutique celebration of all things gin!

Speedway - Stock Car Gold Cup

Speedway - Stock  Car Gold Cup

05 Mar

Welcome to BayPark Speedway – The Southern Hemispheres Fastest Traffic Jam.

Salmonella Dub

Salmonella Dub

05 Mar

Aotearoa’s Dub & Bass heavy-weights, the space-weaving SALMONELLA DUB will be here 5 March 2022.

Benee

Benee

06 Mar

KIWI POP SUPERSTAR BENEE ADDS NEW ZEALAND SHOWS TO HER WORLD TOUR

YSS National - Train the Trainer Workshop Tauranga

YSS National - Train the Trainer Workshop Tauranga

09 Mar

Help inspire your kura/school or kohanga/early childhood centre take action on climate change. This is a free workshop for teachers and educators interested in rolling out sustainability focused, climate action, waste reduction programmes in their kura/s

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.

Speedway

Speedway

12 Mar

Welcome to BayPark Speedway – The Southern Hemispheres Fastest Traffic Jam.

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.

Jarred Fell - Integrity

Jarred Fell - Integrity

26 Mar

Jam-packed with his unique rock ‘n roll style of laughs, wizardry, illusions & mind reading *INTEGRITY* is Jarred Fell’s biggest stage show ever. It’s also a heartwarming bottoms up to 365 days of sobriety. Living a life with integrity, his new mantra.

Generation Homes The Mount Swim

Generation Homes The Mount Swim

02 Apr

Swim around Leisure and Rabbit Islands in April 2022

Speedway - Bay of Plenty Championship Night 1

Speedway - Bay of Plenty Championship Night 1

02 Apr

Welcome to BayPark Speedway – The Southern Hemispheres Fastest Traffic Jam.

Speedway - Bay of Plenty Championship Night 2

Speedway - Bay of Plenty Championship Night 2

09 Apr

Welcome to BayPark Speedway – The Southern Hemispheres Fastest Traffic Jam.

Speedway - Closing Night

Speedway - Closing Night

16 Apr

Welcome to BayPark Speedway – The Southern Hemispheres Fastest Traffic Jam.

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.

Tierra y Mar Flamenco Tour 2022

Tierra y Mar Flamenco Tour 2022

15 May

Join Paul Bosauder, joined by world-class flamenco musicians, as they explore the limits of Andalusian flamenco guitar and dance in a beautiful and sophisticated performance that contrasts improvisation, innovation and Spanish tradition.

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 in Concert

World of Musicals in Concert

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.

Rockaria The ELO Experience

Rockaria The ELO Experience

16 Oct

ROCKARIA - The ELO EXPERIENCE is a show that delivers a captivating live concert recreating the unforgettable sound of Jeff Lynne’s The Electric Light Orchestra.

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!

Nitro Circus

Nitro Circus

25 Nov

Nitro Circus will return to Tauranga’s Trustpower Stadium Baypark for the first time in three years with an action-packed night on Friday 25 November, 2022

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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