what's on this summer

Summer is the Bay of Plenty’s time to shine, and this year is going to be better than ever! Check out the epic line-up of music, sports, festivals and markets coming our way.

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DECEMBER

A1 Homes Beach 5s Rugby Festival | 3-4 December
Mount Main Beach, Mount Maunganui
A1 homes beach 5s rugby festival is held at the magnificent Mount Maunganui. A weekend full of beach rugby action.

Christmas in the Park | 10-11 December
Soper Reserve, Mount Maunganui
Get ready to welcome Santa and the festive season at the Christmas in the Park

Mount Monster | 17 December
Mount Maunganui
Mount Monster is New Zealand's most prestigious surf lifesaving endurance race.

Christmas Festival | 18 December
Mount Mainstreet, Mount Maunganui
An urban market, music, face painting, Santa photos and more!

EVES Open - ITF World Tennis Tour | 18-24 December
Venture Developments WBOP Tennis Centre, Papamoa
The ITF World Tennis tour is international tennis at its best. 

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EVES Surfbreaker Triathlon | 27 December
Mount Maunganui
EVES Surbreaker Triathlon is an annual triathlon with 2 distances. Watch all the action at this elite and iconic race.

Summer Haze | 29 December 
Wharepai Domain, Tauranga
Shapeshifter and Fat Freddy's Drop headline this year's Summer Haze.

L.A.B | 30 December
Wharepai Domain, Tauranga
Catch L.A.B live supported by the Black Seeds and Katchafire.

The Extravaganza Fair Summer Tour | 31 December - 2 January
Waihī Beach
The Extravaganza Fair is old school fun featuring a circus, magic show and more.

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JANUARY

Bay Dreams | 3 January
Trustpower Baypark, Tauranga
Bay Dreams is NZ's premier summer festival and back to welcome 2023.

A Summer's Day Live ft UB40, Jefferson Starship and Dragon | 4 January
Trustpower Baypark, Mount Maunganui
Reggae legends UB40 celebrate their 40th anniversary with special guests at A Summer's Day.

Juicy Fest | 6 January
Trustpower Baypark, Tauranga
Nelly, Ne-Yo, Chingy and Ja Rule headline the Juicy Fest.

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Waihī Beach Summer Fair | 7 January
Wilson Park, Waihī Beach
Live music, 200+ stalls, big crowds and loads of fun at the Waihī Beach Summer Fair.

Katikati Avocado Food & Wine Festival | 14 January
Uretara Domain, Katikati
Katikati Avocado Food & Wine Festival promises great food, the best of wines, cooking demos and product displays.

Mount Festival of Multisport | 21 January
Mount Maunganui
Elite athletes compete in this multisport festival alongside weekend warriors.

Concert in the Park | 22 January
The Strand, Tauranga
Listen to soulful tunes at the Concert in the Park and enjoy a Sunday afternoon picnic. 

One Love | 28-29 January
Wharepai Domain, Tauranga
UB40 ft. Ali Campbell and L.A.B headline One Love, a reggae and roots music festival.

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FEBRUARY

SOL3 Mio & Friends | 6 February
Wharepai Domain, Tauranga
Celebrating traditional and contemporary waiata, SOL3 Mio will be joined by powerhouse special guests Tami Neilson and Hollie Smith.

River Sounds Festival | 11 February
Wilson Park, Waihī Beach
River Sounds is a music festival dedicated to raising awareness around mental illness and suicide. 

Blackcaps vs England | 16-20 February
Bay Oval, Tauranga
Watch the first test match in this hotly-anticipated series.

The Seafarer's Playground | 25 February
Tauranga
The Seafarer's Playground is a classic summer concert in Tauranga Moana.

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