what's on this summer

Get ready for an unforgettable summer filled with the excitement of elite athletes and music superstars coming to the Bay of Plenty! This summer, our region is your ultimate destination for incredible sporting events and music festivals. Discover what's in store below.

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Bay Dreams | 3 January
Wharepai Domain, Tauranga
The line-up at this year's Bay Dreams includes Destroy Lonely, Kelis, Ludde, NLE Choppa, Riton plus many more. 

Waihī Beach Summer Fair | 6 January
Wilson Park, Waihī Beach
Live music, 200+ stalls, big crowds and loads of fun is guaranteed at the Waihī Beach Summer Fair

Juicy Fest | 7 January
Mercury Arena, Mount Maunganui
T-Pain, T.I., The Game, Ashanti, Trey Songz and lots more headline this Hip-Hop and R&B music festival

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Katikati Avocado Food & Wine Festival | 13 January
Uretara Domain, Katikati
At the Katikati Avocado Food & Wine Festival, you can expect great food, wine, cooking demos and product displays.

Hot Spring Spas T20 Tauranga Black Clash | 20 January
Bay Oval, Tauranga
New Zealand's biggest stars of rugby and cricket play in a high intensity, hugely fun T20 cricket match


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Fulton Hogan Mount Festival of Multisport | 20 January
Mount Maunganui
Elite athletes compete in this multisport festival alongside weekend warriors.

Classic Flyers Aero Day | 20 January
Classic Flyers, Mount Maunganui
Air displays, joy rides, food and drink, entertainment, static displays and lots more.

One Love Festival | 27 January
Wharepai Domain, Tauranga
Sean Paul, UB40 ft. Ali Campbell, Shaggy and Wyclef Jean headline this reggae and roots music festival

Jazz in the Park | 27 January
Whakatāne Rose Gardens, Whakatāne
As part of the Summer Arts Festival, Jazz in the Park brings this summer alive with music, entertainment and food. Get ready for a toe-tapping, soul-soothing evening of jazz. 



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T20 BLACKCAPS vs South Africa | 4-8 February
Blake Park, Mount Maunganui
It wouldn't be summer without watching the BLACKCAPS in action at NZ's best cricket venue - the Bay Oval.  

Russell Howard | 7 February
Mercury Arena, Mount Maunganui
As we reel from one global crisis to the next, join Russell Howard, ‘the uplifting Comedy King’, as he puts the world to rights in his own uniquely hilarious way. 

The Tempest by William Shakespeare | 8-17 February
Amphitheatre, Te Puna Quarry Park, Te Puna
The Summer Shakespeare Tauranga Trust presents 'The Tempest' an outdoor performance of one of Shakespeare’s favourite plays at the Te Puna quarry's most magical spot, the amphitheatre!

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Calley Homes Women's Triathlon | 18 February
Pilot Bay, Mount Maunganui
The Calley Homes Women’s Triathlon is an entry level women’s only event that encourages participation of women from 11 years of age and at any level of fitness and ability.

Local Wild Food Festival | 24 February
Mahy Reserve, Ōhope
The action-packed programme includes a wild food cooking challenge, demonstrations with food tastings, an interactive mystery box cooking challenge, live bands, a craft beer garden, food and market stalls.

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