We are officially into Autumn, which means we have only a handful of sunny days ahead of us here in Tauranga and we should enjoy it while we can! 😊
Here are some fantastic upcoming events across Tauranga that can help beat the autumn blues!
Dinner in the Park
Dinner in the Park at Matua Park is a great way to spend your Sunday evening with family or friends. It’s an equally delicious spin-off of Dinner in the Domain. You can expect to find a huge variety delicious street food, beverages, and some lovely live music!
When: Sun 21 Mar 2021, 5:30pm – 8.00pm & Sun 28 Mar 2021, 5.30pm – 8.00 pm
Where: Matua Park, Hall Road, Matua, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
The Extravaganza Fair
The Extravaganza Fair is a fabulous travelling event taking place in the lovely Mount Maunganui, a 15 minute drive from Tauranga. The fair is a family affair, it is a free entry, fun day out with something for everyone.
You can enjoy a unique style of interesting market stalls, arts and craft, food, musical entertainment, circus shows, performers, unique to NZ tiny homes, including open home and kids shows & games. There are sack races, tug of wars & musical bean bags & you can be in to win prizes!
Arts, crafts and interesting market stalls – ranging from herbal remedies & natural perfumes, heaps of funky clothing including revamped & retro, fashion or bohemian, jewellery like you’ve never seen before – silver, beaded, fashion, bohemian!
Crystals, boho homewares, hats, hair fun, massage, poi & trick stix fun, Blacksmith working live before your eyes, pipes, macrame, greenstone, henna, plus more, more!
When: Sat 20 Mar 2021, 9:00am – 5:00pm & Sun 21 Mar 2021, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Where: Soper Reserve, 95 Newton Street, Mount Maunganui, Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
Tauranga Village Night Market
What’s better than unwinding on a Friday evening in the summertime with a little music? The Tauranga Night Market offers a line up of food stalls, local Arts and craft stalls and the sound of music, vegan and vegetarian-friendly options abound. This budding night market is on the up-and-up. If you’re local why not make it your weekly event, free entry, bring a blanket, or a folding chair, Family Friendly!
When: Fri 19 Mar 2021, 5:00pm–9:00pm
Where: The Historic Village Green, 159 17th Avenue West, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Tauranga Multicultural Festival 2021
This multicultural event is a great opportunity for migrants to celebrate their cultural identity and locals to discover more about other people and their culture. Taste international cuisine enjoys the vibrance, colour and threads, feel the vibes! Food stalls, performances, craft stalls, discovery tents and more!
When: Sat 20 Mar 2021, 10:00am–5:00pm
Where: The Historic Village, Seventeenth Ave West, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Downtown Carnival: Tauranga City Comes Alive with Jazz
Downtown Tauranga is the place to be this Easter with two days of music and entertainment that will keep you dancing all weekend!
With multiple stages along the Strand, extending through the new Wharf Street Precinct and Red Square, there is music for everyone to enjoy from jazz, swing, blues and funk.
Keep the kids happy at the Family Fun Zone at the waterfront, stroll around the city shops, then grab a seat at one of Downtown’s many fine bars and restaurants to enjoy a tantalising meal with your jazz!
A Vintage Car Parade on Saturday at 11am and Little Big Markets on Sunday 10am-2pm all add to the Downtown Carnival atmosphere.
Gold coin donation entry – children under 14 free.
When: Sat 3 Apr 2021, 12:00pm–6:00pm & Sun 4 Apr 2021, 12:00pm–6:00pm
Where: The Waterfront, The Strand, 120 The Strand, Tauranga, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
Jazz Sunset Cruise
Join in for a scenic jazz cruise on the historic Kewpie.
This wonderfully quaint cruiser will take you on a gentle harbour tour of the sparkling waters of Tauranga Moana.
Sit back and indulge in a selection of fine wine and beers and be entertained with onboard jazz as the sun goes down and the city lights up.
A unique Easter jazz experience!
Saturday – Lewis McCallum on sax
Sunday – Tracey Collins on piano accordian
When: Sat 3 Apr 2021, 4:30pm–6:00pm & Sun 4 Apr 2021, 4:30pm–6:00pm
Where: Kewpie Harbour Cruises, Strand Waterfront, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
City Art Walk – Tauranga
If you are an art lover, you’ll love this one! A new app-based public art walk was launched in Tauranga in October, with the aim of bringing people back into the inner city and connecting them with local stories, artists and artworks.
City Art Walk is a self-guided tour of 20 artworks located in Tauranga’s city centre. At around an hour, visitors can wander Tauranga’s streets and laneways.
The tour is free of charge. Audiences can download the free mobile app beforehand, or at any of the artworks via an on-site QR code. Each entry in the app gives an insight into the artwork and the artist who created it.
Accessible 24/7, City Art Walk is a fun way to experience Tauranga’s exceptional public art art. The City Art Walk app is available on both iOs and Android, via the Google Play and Apple stores.
When: Sat 20 Mar 2021, 12:00am-11:55pm to Thu 1 Apr 2021, 12:00am-11:55pm
Where: Tauranga City Centre, Tauranga City Centre, Tauranga
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