what's on this autumn

Discover the Bay of Plenty this autumn with an array of events to choose from. From food and music festivals to sports and outdoor activities, get ready for an action-packed season ahead!

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Flavours of Plenty Festival  | 24 March -2 April 
Various locations
The coastal Bay of Plenty will come alive once again for the Flavours of Plenty Festival! Get your taste buds ready for a whole lot more tantalising foodie events, tasty popups, competitions and so much more. View the full programme HERE.

Local Wild Food Festival | 25 March
Wharfside, Ōhope
As a component of the Flavours of Plenty Festival, the Local Wild Food Festival invites visitors to savour wild food dishes and enjoy live music and markets. 

First We Eat | 25 March
Wharepai Domain, Tauranga
As part of the Flavours of Plenty Festival, First We Eat is a boutique, multi-sensory event that combines leading Kiwi musicians, boutique food vendors, celebrity chefs, renowned wineries and craft breweries.

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Lexus Urban Polo | 1 April
Memorial Park, Tauranga
Lexus Urban Polo is an unforgettable day of sport, music, fashion and food, making it the event of the summer.

60th National Jazz Festival | 1-10 April
Various locations
The 60th National Jazz Festival will feature performances from some of the best jazz musicians in Australasia. There's something for everyone, from world class jazz concerts at Baycourt, the 45th National Youth Jazz Competition, the TECT Jazz Village, and a swinging Big Band Tea Dance plus the two-day Downtown Carnival and more.

Echo Walking Fest | 1-16 April
Katikati and Waihī Beach
Enjoy guided walks for beginners and experienced walkers in Katikati and Waihī Beach.

Whakatāne Kiwi Trust Night Walks | April - July
Various locations, Whakatāne & Ōhope
Wrap up warm, grab a torch and explore the bush at night time on a night walk with the Whakatāne Kiwi Trust.


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Generation Homes The Mount Swim | 8 April 
Mount Maunganui Main Beach
Participate in one of the swims on offer, whether it’s long or short. Otherwise, bring the family down to watch and enjoy!

Sunny Side Up Children's Film Festival | 11-12 April 
The Historic Village, Tauranga
The Sunny Side Up Children's Film Festival is a fun-filled and entertaining event for primary-aged children, featuring animated films and exciting activities and games.

West End Wiggle | 14-16 April
West End, Ōhope
The West End Wiggle is a traditional longboard festival held each year in Ōhope Beach.

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Plant Fest | 16 April
Tauranga Race Course, Tauranga
The Plant Fest is perfect for all indoor plant lovers, showcasing plants, pots and accessories! 

Ultimate Athlete NZ | 28 April
Mount Maunganui 
Aotearoa's very own obstacle race series, challenging all fitness levels from kids through to pro athletes, with endurance and strength elements set over two distances. 

Aramex Kiwi Walk and Run Series 2023 | 29 April
McLaren Falls Park, Omanawa
A trail run and walking event at McLaren Falls Park.


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Tauranga Home Show | 5-7 May
Trustpower Baypark, Mount Maunganui
With over 300 exhibitors spread across both halls of Baypark Arena, plus outdoor and marquee displays, the Tauranga Home Show is the Bay of Plenty's biggest home and lifestyle exhibition.

The Bay of Plenty Wedding Show | 28 May
Trustpower Baypark, Mount Maunganui
Come and meet some amazing wedding vendors at the Bay of Plenty Wedding Show who can help you plan the most amazing day of your life. Don't miss the wedding fashion show which starts at 2pm. 


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