what's on this winter

Get ready for an amazing winter with our exciting lineup of events! From truffle hunts and festivals to musical theatre, sports, and art, there's something for everyone. Check out our calendar now!

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Project Youth Hip Hop Dance Competition | 1-2 June
Mercury Baypark Arena, Mount Maunganui 
Get ready for an electrifying Hip Hop Crew Dance Competition igniting the passion of youth across New Zealand! Join us for a dynamic event fostering creative expression in a supportive, positive environment, where participants from all over NZ showcase their skills and embrace the joy of dance.

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Waihi Beach Art and Craft Fair 20th Anniversary | 2 June
Waihi Beach Community Centre, Waihi Beach
This annual fair has stood the test of time and this year marks the 20th Anniversary with over 85 stalls in a completely indoor venue. 

Mount Busking Festival | 2 - 3 June
Main Street, Mount Maunganui
The Mount Busking Festival is taking over Mount Mainstreet for King's Birthday Weekend, featuring local performers, including musicians, circus acts, and magicians, across five locations. Running from 12pm to 5pm on Sunday, 2 June, and from 9am to 12pm on Monday, 3 June, the event is free and open to everyone.

CATS The Musical | 15 - 22 June
Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, Tauranga
Since its world premiere, Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS has been presented in over 30 countries, translated into 15 languages, and seen by more than 73 million people worldwide. This June, the record-breaking, award-winning musical returns to the Baycourt stage for a limited season.

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Bay of Plenty Smokefree Rockquest Regional Final | 21 June
Totara Street, Mount Maunganui
New Zealand's nationwide, live, original music youth event giving young musicians the opportunity to perform live in a professional setting! Smokefreerockquest aims to motivate young musicians to strive for success, to realise the opportunities available in music careers, and to encourage their peers to support original New Zealand Music.

Ngā Tohu Toi Awards | 27 June
The Cargo Shed, Tauranga
An awards night that celebrates Māori excellency in the creative industries for people that whakapapa to Tauranga Moana. Join us in honouring the significant achievements of a remarkable group of achievers that are deserving of acclamation.

Soaked in Adventure Whakatāne | 29 June
Soaked in Adventure 3 & 6 Hour Race is a team event suitable for both beginners and experienced adventure racers – an amazing adventure and experience for teams of workmates, friends and whanau.

ANZ Premiership - Magic vs Stars | 29 June
Mercury Baypark, Mount Maunganui
Witness the ANZ Premiership final as Waikato Bay of Plenty AVIS Magic battles Auckland's Stars in an electrifying indoor showdown, promising skillful athleticism, and family-friendly entertainment rain or shine!

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The World of Musicals | 21 July
Baycourt Community and Arts Centre, Tauranga
The World of Musicals in Concert returns to New Zealand in 2024 with an all-new show, featuring highlights from 'The Phantom of the Opera', 'Les Miserables', 'Guys & Dolls', 'South Pacific', and more, promising a spellbinding musical journey from start to finish.

Trust Horizon, Light Up Whakatāne | 26 July - 4 August
Whakatāne town centre, Whakatāne
This annual event transcends boundaries, showcasing the works of local and regional artists, nurturing talent, and amplifying their voices on a national and international scale. Come together to be 'wowed' and celebrate art, light, and community.

Whakatāne Bush Half Marathon | 27 July
Gear up and tackle the trails for a mid-winter spectacle with the renowned team behind the legendary Toi's Challenge. This exhilarating half marathon offers more than just a run; it delivers an adventure packed with stunning views and adrenaline-pumping excitement.

Truffle Experience | May - July
Te Puke Truffles, Paengaroa
Enticed by truffles? Don't miss Kitchen Takeover, Te Puke Truffles, and St Amand's unique Bay of Plenty experience every Saturday and Sunday. After hunting, dine at Tauranga's St Amand for a truffle-themed lunch.

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Mount Maunganui Half Marathon | 24 August
Mount Maunganui
With 21km, 10km and 5km options, take in the best of Mount Maunganui with a weekend full of highlights of the region. The course is flat and fast, and starts and finishes on the beautiful beaches of Mount Maunganui.

Tauranga Food Show | 24 - 25 August
Mercury Baypark Arena, Mount Maunganui
Explore everything from chocolate to cheese, chutney to tea, truffles and tabasco, to 'plenty for everyone' including allergy friendly, vegan or vegetarian, gluten free and organic options.

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