what's on this spring
This spring is jam-packed with some exciting events happening all around the Bay of Plenty! From the Tauranga Arts Festival and STEMFest to Vegan Vibes, alongside adrenaline-pumping sports events and captivating concerts, our calendar is brimming with unmissable experiences. Check out what's happening below!
Skulls & Crowns | 1 September
Baycourt Addison Theatre, Tauranga
The Royal Family Dance Crew will be performing their Skulls & Crowns show at Baycourt.
Tauranga Mountain Film Festival | 2 September
Tauranga Boys College, Tauranga
A showcase of the world’s best adventure films hosted by Shem Banbury and Richard Watson.
Zespri AIMS Games | 2-8 September
Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty
Zespri AIMS Games is one of Australasia's largest junior sporting events, offering 11-13 year-olds the opportunity to compete as an individual or a team in 25 different sports.
Cherry Blossom Festival | 16 September
Celebrate the cherry blossoms in Greerton Village. Enjoy street performers, a school gala day, a custom car show, food trucks, thrifted finds and more.
Toi Kiri 2023: World Indigenous Arts Festival | 29 September - 1 October
Whareroa Reserve, Mount Maunganui
Over 200 artists are gathered together for Toi Kiri's three-day public festival. Tā Tatau, Tā Moko and Skin Marking Artists, Cultural Arts, Musicians, Performers, ceremony, workshops, food and more.
STEMFest | 1 October
Tauranga STEM Festival is New Zealand’s largest science, technology, engineering and mathematics festival. More than 50 exhibitors are expected for the free, family-friendly street festival.
Tauranga Arts Festival | 19-29 October
Tauranga Arts Festival returns with a captivating line-up of theatre, comedy, music, visual arts, and a writers weekend.
Katchafire | 20 October
Mercury Baypark, Mount Maunganui
KATCHAFIRE have become a global roots reggae phenomenon with the all-Māori band bringing their pure classic sound to music lovers worldwide delivering one of the most authentic Reggae shows around.
Vegan Vibes | 21 October
Soper Reserve, Mount Maunganui
Vegan Vibes is a celebration of all things vegan. A great combination of street food, food products, clothing, health and more.
Spring Challenge | 27-29 October
Spring challenge is a women's adventure race where up to 480-teams of 3-women take part in a thrilling adventure that includes rafting/kayaking, mountain biking, hiking and navigation.
Tauranga Diwali Festival | 28 October
The Historic Village, Tauranga
With over 35 local and national artists and stage performances, the Tauranga Diwali Festival will be a colourful, diverse, and inclusive celebration of Diwali.
Bay of Plenty Baby Expo | 28-29 October
Mercury Baypark Arena, Mount Maunganui
The Bay of Plenty Baby Expo is your go-to event for everything bump to birth & beyond.
Gindulgence | 4 November
Wharepai Domain, Tauranga
Meet the makers, savour flavours and enhance gin expertise at Gindulgence, a boutique gin festival for all gin lovers.
Katikati Garden Ramble: Up the Garden Path | 4-5 November
Various gardens in Katikati
Visit beautiful urban and rural gardens throughout the Katikati area at the Garden Ramble.
Mitre10 MEGA Tauranga City to Surf | 5 November
Tauranga City to Surf is a fun run event to kick off summer with a run or walk.
Tauranga Women's Lifestyle Expo | 11-12 November
Mercury Baypark, Mount Maunganui
The Women's Lifestyle Expo brings together 140 lifestyle companies featuring fashion, beauty, health, gourmet food and more.
The Tinman Triathlon | 19 November
Set against the beautiful backdrop of Mount Maunganui, Tinman Triathlon has a distance for everyone from standard, sprint, short & a splash’n’dash for the kids.
EVES Surfbreaker Triathlon | 27 November
Main Beach, Mount Maunganui
Another iconic triathlon event held in Mount Maunganui since 1985, making it one of NZ's oldest races.