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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.

Twilight Trails Series

Twilight Trails Series

12 Nov to 03 Dec

Join our Animal Services staff on a series of leisurely evening walks.

New Year's Eve Community Celebration - Matua

New Year

31 Dec

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends... Enjoy bands, roving entertainment, sports activities, food trucks and a local radio MC to host...

New Year's Eve Community Celebration - Papamoa

New Year

31 Dec

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends... Enjoy bands, roving entertainment, sports activities, food trucks and a local radio MC to host...

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.

Archaeological display: 107 Wharf Street, Tauranga

Archaeological display: 107 Wharf Street, Tauranga

08 Sep to 10 Dec

In 2015 the development of 107 Wharf Street triggered an archaeological investigation that has allowed the layers of the past to be scientifically recorded and artefacts collected through excavation.

JK Russ: Hard Sell Future

JK Russ: Hard Sell Future

11 Sep to 07 Feb

Tauranga Art Gallery presents a major new site-specific commission and exhibition for the entry atrium gallery by artist JK Russ, titled Hard Sell Future.

Matthew Couper: Isolation Paintings

Matthew Couper: Isolation Paintings

19 Sep to 07 Mar

Tauranga Art Gallery's newest exhibition in The Cube Gallery is Matthew Couper's 'Isolation Paintings'.

Truck Driving Night Class Intake

Truck Driving Night Class Intake

14 Oct to 24 Dec

FREE Trucking Night Classes Launch in Tauranga

Twilight Trails Series

Twilight Trails Series

12 Nov to 03 Dec

Join our Animal Services staff on a series of leisurely evening walks.

Cinema Italiano Festival

Cinema Italiano Festival

20 Nov to 06 Dec

The finest Italian Cinema curated for New Zealand audiences.

Popstars: The 90s Musical

Popstars: The 90s Musical

20 Nov to 05 Dec

It’s boyband vs girlband in this jukebox musical of 90s hit songs – from the creators of ‘Back to the 80s’ (as seen on stage at TMT!)

Ceramics Gallery and Workshops

Ceramics Gallery and Workshops

23 Nov to 03 Dec

Come see the largest ceramics gallery exhibition that downtown Tauranga has ever hosted and workshops.

Trustpower Toi Tauranga Festival- Christmas

Trustpower Toi Tauranga Festival- Christmas

28 Nov to 19 Dec

Join the lit of Kiwis in Red Square for Christmas, as well as Santa in his Grotto and live mini Shows!

BLACKCAPS v West Indies

BLACKCAPS v West Indies

29 Nov to 30 Nov

Welcome the return of international cricket as our BLACKCAPS take on T20 World Champions the West Indies in back to back matches at Bay Oval!

Giant Advent Calendar

Giant Advent Calendar

01 Dec to 24 Dec

Come along each day in December to see a new window opened!

An Intimate Evening with Stan Walker

An Intimate Evening with Stan Walker

01 Dec

The Man | The Book | The Music - Stan Walker like you've never seen or heard him before!

Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools

Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools

02 Dec

Splash your way into shape with Aqua Zumba at the Mount Hot Pools.

A taxing task!

A taxing task!

02 Dec

Our project to preserve, and make accessible, the library’s collection of historic rate books.

The Big Bike Film Night BMX Double Feature

The Big Bike Film Night BMX Double Feature

03 Dec

Grab your ‘send it’ gear and get ready to do the Double!

Food Lovers Masterclass

Food Lovers Masterclass

03 Dec

Is your fridge bursting at the seams? Are you filling your compost bin quickly? Are your chickens fat? Perhaps you are wasting food.

Friday Fun Night

Friday Fun Night

04 Dec

Join us for games, music, inflatables and dedicated party hosts at Greerton Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

The Chocolate Factory

The Chocolate Factory

04 Dec to 05 Dec

Join the magic world of innovation and journey through a Chocolate Factory of delicious delectable and yummy sweets. Celebrating all genres of dance and performed by talented local dancers Gillian Moore School of Dance.

Sustainable Fashion Show

Sustainable Fashion Show

04 Dec

A 'fashion' show of sorts - Wearable Art made completely out of waste textiles, plus a late runway show spotlighting local sustainable designers

Tauranga Village Night Market

Tauranga Village Night Market

04 Dec

Nobody cooks on Fridays.

WITTERS (AKL) - Drum and Bass - Mount Maunganui

WITTERS (AKL) - Drum and Bass - Mount Maunganui

04 Dec

Witters is an Auckland based Drum and Bass producer and DJ. This event will bring together NZ's best DJs and Producers focusing on Drum and Bass.

Speedway – Super Saloon Series

Speedway – Super Saloon Series

05 Dec

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

Handel's Messiah

Handel

05 Dec

Hallelujah! Celebrate the Christmas season with the time-honoured tradition of Handel's Messiah, presented by the Scholars Baroque Aotearoa Chamber Choir and NZBarok Orchestra.

Teeks - The Invitation Tour

Teeks - The Invitation Tour

08 Dec

Critically acclaimed Māori artist TEEKS (Te Karehana Gardiner-Toi) invites fans across Aotearoa to ‘The Invitation Tour’, his debut headlining tour and a special, up-close and personally curated concert experience.

Waste Free Parenting

Waste Free Parenting

08 Dec

Attend our longest-running and most popular workshop to become inspired and entertained about ways you can minimise waste in your home whilst babies are around!

The Psychology of Weight Management

The Psychology of Weight Management

09 Dec

Psychology is the missing piece of the puzzle for weight management.

BayActive Corporate Games

BayActive Corporate Games

10 Dec

Team Building at its best!

Tauranga Village Night Market

Tauranga Village Night Market

11 Dec

Nobody cooks on Fridays.

The ‘B’ Bomb Concert

 The ‘B’ Bomb Concert

11 Dec to 12 Dec

An exciting dance show featuring themes starting with ‘B’. Watch how DEC brings high level dance training to the stage with local talent for audience enjoyment. Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theatre and more from students aged 5yrs and up.

Christmas in Greerton

Christmas in Greerton

11 Dec

Christmas in Greerton with Marian Burns and her fantastic fiddle!

Bethlehem Market

Bethlehem Market

12 Dec

Indoors at Bethlehem Hall. Quality giftware, food & coffee, art, crafts, kids gear, man cave supplies, fresh produce, new & used clothing or homewares...Support locals & grab bargains!

Mount Monster

Mount Monster

12 Dec

New Zealand greatest endurance ironman race on the beach, testing New Zealand's best lifeguards to create fitter, stronger, more skilled lifeguards.

Bethlehem Christmas Market

Bethlehem Christmas Market

12 Dec to 19 Dec

Indoors at Bethlehem Hall: Quality giftware, food & coffee, art, crafts, kids gear, man cave supplies, fresh produce, new & used clothing or homewares...

Family Picnic By The Pool

Family Picnic By The Pool

12 Dec

Celebrate Summer with a Family Picnic at Memorial Pool with free BBQ use and giant lawn games!

Reid and Ruins

 Reid and Ruins

13 Dec

Songwriters and friends Nadia Reid & Holli Fullbrook (Tiny Ruins) are hitting the road together in Springtime for REID & RUINS – an expansive double headline tour across Aotearoa, where they will play songs from their respective albums – solo & together.

Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating

16 Dec

Mindfulness provides an alternative to diets.

Christmas Carols on the Waterfront 2020

Christmas Carols on the Waterfront 2020

20 Dec

Gather with the community down on the waterfront for traditional Christmas Carols.

BLACKCAPS v Pakistan

BLACKCAPS v Pakistan

26 Dec to 30 Dec

International cricket is back! Don't miss Bay Oval's debut Boxing Day test!

EVES Surfbreaker Triathlon

EVES Surfbreaker Triathlon

27 Dec

If you are looking for the Triathlon race that has it all, then the EVES Surfbreaker Triathlon at Mount Maunganui is the race. This Iconic race has been on the Calendar since 1985, making it one of NZ’s oldest races.

New Year's Eve Community Celebration - Mount Maunganui

New Year

31 Dec

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends... Enjoy bands, roving entertainment, sports activities, food trucks and a local radio MC to host...

New Year's Eve Community Celebration - Matua

New Year

31 Dec

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends... Enjoy bands, roving entertainment, sports activities, food trucks and a local radio MC to host...

New Year's Eve Community Celebration - Tauranga Racecourse

New Year

31 Dec

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends... Enjoy bands, roving entertainment, sports activities, and a local radio MC to host...

New Year's Eve Community Celebration - Papamoa

New Year

31 Dec

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends... Enjoy bands, roving entertainment, sports activities, food trucks and a local radio MC to host...

New Year's Eve Community Celebration - Waterfront, City Centre

New Year

31 Dec

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends... Enjoy bands, roving entertainment, sports activities, and a local radio MC to host...

Mount Run

Mount Run

23 Jan

Following a sell out year in 2020, the Mount Run returns this January!

Craig Smith aka "The Wonky Donkey Man"

Craig Smith aka "The Wonky Donkey Man"

28 Jan

Worldwide #1 bestselling author Craig Smith, aka the ‘Wonky Donkey Man’ will be performing at Trustpower Arena these school holidays! He’ll be belting out lovable tunes from his collection of bestselling books, which include The Wonky Donkey, The Dinky Do

Battle of the BBQs

Battle of the BBQs

30 Jan to 31 Jan

The Battle of the BBQs is about bringing Kiwis together for the BBQ cook off of the year!

First We Eat

First We Eat

30 Jan

We believe Tauranga should be known for all of the facets that make it amazing, and so First We Eat combines all the ingredients of a good time.

BayActive Sports Leagues - Thursday Netball

BayActive Sports Leagues - Thursday Netball

04 Feb to 08 Apr

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

The Howard Morrison Quartet Take Two

The Howard Morrison Quartet Take Two

09 Feb

Join The Howard Morrison Quartet Take Two, featuring Howard Morrison Jnr, Russell Harrison, Chris Powley and Andre King as they celebrate and recreate the magic of the Kiwi phenomenon, the original Howard Morrison Quartet.

Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions

Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions

09 Feb

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?

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.

Gincredible 2021

Gincredible 2021

12 Feb

Our festival is a boutique celebration of food, entertainment and Craft Gin - distilled from a small number of artisan producers.

Children’s Ward Charity Ball

Children’s Ward Charity Ball

13 Feb

Come for a night of live music and entertainment for a great cause.

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.

Generation Homes Women's Triathlon

Generation Homes Women

21 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.

The Extravaganza Fair

The Extravaganza Fair

06 Mar to 07 Mar

Free entry, family friendly fun!!!

BLACKCAPS v Australia

BLACKCAPS v Australia

07 Mar

Experience the rival revival as Australia play the BLACKCAPS at Bay Oval!

Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions

Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions

09 Mar

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 Super Slam

Mauao Super Slam

13 Mar to 14 Mar

Beach Volleyball National Tournament - 4th event of the 2021 G.J. Gardner Homes NZ Beach Tour

Marra Sprint Triathlon

Marra Sprint Triathlon

14 Mar

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Mount Maunganui, the Marra Sprint Triathlon returns for the 34th year. This is an event for the entire family.

NEW DATE - Heath Franklin's Chopper: The Silencer

NEW DATE - Heath Franklin

17 Mar

NEW DATE | Heath Franklin's Chopper returns to Baycourt with his brand new show The Silencer! Panic, terror, stupidity, crisis; Everyone is crazy, everyone has an opinion, everyone is wrong. Get ready for Chopper because he’s done suffering fools!

An Evening with Marlon Williams

An Evening with Marlon Williams

20 Mar

In celebration of new material, Marlon Williams will treat audiences to a full solo performance unearthing some early material, beloved album songs and an introduction to some sparkling new works.

The Wiggles - We're All Fruit Salad Tour

The Wiggles - We

24 Mar

THE WIGGLES are coming to perform at Baycourt in March! Don't miss Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony singing and dancing with all their Wiggly Friends; Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and Shirley Shawn the Unicorn!

Leaving Jackson

Leaving Jackson

25 Mar

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.

Generation Homes - The Mount Swim

Generation Homes - The Mount Swim

03 Apr

Swim around Leisure and Rabbit Islands Easter Weekend 2021!

Yesterday Once More

Yesterday Once More

08 Apr

The Stetson Group brings you YESTERDAY ONCE MORE a unique new musical revue from Las Vegas that celebrates the music of THE CARPENTERS, ABBA, The MAMAS AND PAPAS and 5th DIMENSION. Two hours of non-stop hits.

Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions

Genealogy Support Group - drop-in help sessions

13 Apr

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?

World of Musicals

World of Musicals

19 Apr

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.

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?

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?

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!

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?

POSTPONED - Bees, Trees, and Idiosyncrasies

POSTPONED - Bees, Trees, and Idiosyncrasies

01 Aug

Rachel Weston and Rebecca Larson, talk about their journeys to becoming published picture book authors.

POSTPONED - Book an Author - presented by Bookrapt

POSTPONED - Book an Author - presented by Bookrapt

01 Aug

This is your chance to have a 10-minute, 1-1 conversation with one of our fantastic children’s authors or illustrators.

Family History Month - Publishing the Research!

Family History Month - Publishing the Research!

04 Aug

Part of The Past and the Curious series of talks at Tauranga City Libraries. Nga Wahi Rangahau/Research Collections on the first floor of Tauranga Library. Free, no booking necessary.

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

The Nutcracker & Don Quixote

The Nutcracker & Don Quixote

15 Nov to 16 Nov

Following their sell-out 2019 performances of Swan Lake, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company returns to Baycourt to perform a double bill, Tchaikovsky's much-loved 'The Nutcracker' & 'Don Quixote'.

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!

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