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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.

Tauranga Waste Free Living Workshop

Tauranga Waste Free Living Workshop

26 May to 09 Jun

Prepare to be inspired, become motivated, and take control of your household’s impact on our future. Get lots of exciting and inspirational education around ways you can minimize waste at home.

APO & Whoa! Guide to the O!

APO & Whoa! Guide to the O!

08 Jun

For the kids that want to find out more about instruments and the orchestra.

Helloworld Mount Maunganui Half Marathon

Helloworld Mount Maunganui Half Marathon

29 Aug

Come explore Mount Maunganui for a running festival incorporating 21km half marathon, 10km and 5km options.

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.

SCHEDULE CHANGE - Cult Cinema Club

SCHEDULE CHANGE - Cult Cinema Club

11 Jan to 25 Jul

Artisan street food, live music and licensed bar, topped off with cult, indie, arthouse, local and classic films -try something different at Cult Cinema Club!

POSTPONED - Matatoki: Mata a waka

POSTPONED - Matatoki: Mata a waka

22 Feb to 22 Aug

The first exhibition to open Tauranga Art Gallery Toi Tauranga’s 2020 programme celebrating Mana Moana – Mana Tauranga.

CANCELLED - Community Night Markets Bethlehem

CANCELLED - Community Night Markets Bethlehem

13 Mar to 11 Dec

An interesting and unique market that reflects a talented and creatively diverse community with a social and environmental conscience.

Mapura Studios

Mapura Studios

28 Apr to 03 Jul

Inclusive, multi-modal art classes and art therapy programmes.

Thrive Tauranga

Thrive Tauranga

08 May to 12 Jun

Connect. Share. Problem Solve. Innovate. You are invited to join Thrive Tauranga with Venture Centre and Downtown Tauranga. This is business as un-usual!

Term 2 Online Art School

Term 2 Online Art School

13 May to 01 Jul

With the latest updates and details of the proposed Level 3 that we will be hopefully moving into next week, it is clear now, that we will have to continue and start Term 2 with Online classes through our course platform supported with Live sessions.

Beginners Photography Night Course

Beginners Photography Night Course

14 May to 11 Jun

This course is aimed at beginners who own a Digital SLR camera and want to maximise its potential.

STEM Wana Trust - YouthDev Challenge

STEM Wana Trust - YouthDev Challenge

18 May to 04 Sep

For students aged 16+. This online programme provides the chance to apply learning and skills to real-world issues that will have tangible community impact.

Tauranga Waste Free Living Workshop

Tauranga Waste Free Living Workshop

26 May to 09 Jun

Prepare to be inspired, become motivated, and take control of your household’s impact on our future. Get lots of exciting and inspirational education around ways you can minimize waste at home.

Unearthing the Ulster Plantation

Unearthing the Ulster Plantation

03 Jun

Photographs and documents relating to the early European settlement of Katikati.

Tauranga Food Lovers Masterclass

Tauranga Food Lovers Masterclass

04 Jun

At this ONLINE educational masterclass, learn lots about what Kiwi’s waste and how we can save money. Plus, lots of other interesting topics like the difference between “Use by” and “Best before” dates, and how much of what we throw out can be composted,

Tauranga Waste Free Parenting Workshop

Tauranga Waste Free Parenting Workshop

04 Jun

Attend Kate Meads' longest-running and most popular workshop to become inspired and entertained about ways you can minimize waste in your home whilst babies are around - In a first-of-its-kind ONLINE format!

Fire, Water, Land & Sky exhibition - Elliot Mason

Fire, Water, Land & Sky exhibition - Elliot Mason

05 Jun to 27 Jun

Bay of Plenty artist Elliot Mason will hold his latest exhibition at The Incubator Gallery of his most recent painting, sculpture, and installation.

Night Flicks Drive In Cinema

Night Flicks Drive In Cinema

06 Jun

Kick back and relax while watching a film from the comfort of your vehicle.

Online post-natal depression and anxiety support group

Online post-natal depression and anxiety support group

08 Jun

The group provides a safe space for mothers to connect, share and acknowledge their struggles in a non-competitive or judgemental environment.

APO & Whoa! Guide to the O!

APO & Whoa! Guide to the O!

08 Jun

For the kids that want to find out more about instruments and the orchestra.

The Man Cave - men's circle

The Man Cave - men

10 Jun

The Man Cave is an opportunity for men to talk about both their wins and their struggles.

Online post-natal depression and anxiety support group

Online post-natal depression and anxiety support group

15 Jun

The group provides a safe space for mothers to connect, share and acknowledge their struggles in a non-competitive or judgemental environment.

APO Make & do

APO Make & do

15 Jun

Activity videos designed for pre-school to primary aged children to complete at home.

APO & Whoa! Guide to the O!

APO & Whoa! Guide to the O!

22 Jun

For the kids that want to find out more about instruments and the orchestra.

The Man Cave - men's circle

The Man Cave - men

24 Jun

The Man Cave is an opportunity for men to talk about both their wins and their struggles.

CANCELLED - Venus Rising

CANCELLED - Venus Rising

27 Jun to 28 Jun

BAYCOURT COMMUNITY & ARTS CENTRE REGRET TO INFORM THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED. If you have purchased tickets you will be contacted shortly by Ticketek New Zealand and offered full refunds.

APO Make & do

APO Make & do

29 Jun

Activity videos designed for pre-school to primary aged children to complete at home.

NZ Short Story Competition

NZ Short Story Competition

01 Jul to 30 Sep

If you are looking to take your writing to the next level, then entering a writing competition can provide that extra impetus to refine your work.

CANCELLED - Idyllic - NZSO

CANCELLED - Idyllic - NZSO

02 Jul

BAYCOURT COMMUNITY & ARTS CENTRE REGRET TO INFORM THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED. If you have purchased tickets you will be contacted shortly by Ticketek New Zealand and offered full refunds.

POSTPONED - Tauranga Armageddon Expo 2020

POSTPONED - Tauranga Armageddon Expo 2020

25 Jul to 26 Jul

NZ's largest pop culture celebration returns to Tauranga for another huge event!

Helloworld Mount Maunganui Half Marathon

Helloworld Mount Maunganui Half Marathon

29 Aug

Come explore Mount Maunganui for a running festival incorporating 21km half marathon, 10km and 5km options.

Beethoven - Icon

Beethoven - Icon

02 Sep

The New Zealand String Quartet celebrates the 250th birthday Beethoven with a concert of the master composer's charismatic and distinctive works.

Friends! The Musical Parody

Friends! The Musical Parody

02 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.

POSTPONED - 21st Tauranga Multicultural Festival

POSTPONED - 21st Tauranga Multicultural Festival

10 Oct

The Tauranga Multicultural Festival is a celebration that promotes social cohesion through a celebration of cultures.

Tauranga Home Show

Tauranga Home Show

16 Oct to 18 Oct

Over 250 exhibitors showcasing everything you need to build your dream in the Bay of Plenty.

NEW DATES - Te Moana Glow Show

NEW DATES - Te Moana Glow Show

19 Oct to 20 Oct

Illuminate kids’ hearts and minds with this magical giant-scale glow-in-the-dark puppet show! Join Kina on a journey of discovery across the Pacific Ocean to Aotearoa.

Timeless - NZSO

Timeless - NZSO

22 Oct

The NZSO celebrates Beethoven’s anniversary year with a programme placing his achievements in the context of contemporaries Haydn and Mozart - the main pillars of the First Viennese School. They are the par excellence of quintessential Classical style.

NEW DATES - Heath Franklin's Chopper - The Silencer

NEW DATES - Heath Franklin

04 Nov

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!

The Nutcracker & Don Quixote

The Nutcracker & Don Quixote

06 Nov to 07 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 Boss - Bruce Springsteen Tribute Show

The Boss - Bruce Springsteen Tribute Show

14 Nov

THE BOSS is a three-hour full production that brings alive the timeless music of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. 'The Boss' is tuned to perfection and features the entire 'Born In The USA' album PLUS other Springsteen hits.

The ABBA Show

The ABBA Show

21 Nov

By popular demand, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute returns to Baycourt! This full-scale concert production featuring energetic musical performances, live band, replica costumes and more gives fans a chance to re-live the ABBA concert experience!

NEW DATES - Yesterday Once More

NEW DATES - 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.

NEW DATES - World of Musicals

NEW DATES - 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.

NEW DATES - The Ten Tenors - Love Is In The Air

NEW DATES - The Ten Tenors - Love Is In The Air

30 Apr to 01 May

Australia’s best classical cross-over group, The Ten Tenors, returns to Tauranga in 2021! This talented tensome will charm their way into your heart, performing an irresistible selection of the best romantic pop songs, ballads & arias of all time.

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