What’s happening
in Downtown Tauranga

Looking for what’s going on in Tauranga city centre? You’ve come to the right place.

For upcoming events, activities for all ages, and the best restaurants, pubs, cafes, shopping and accommodation, look no further.

This is your go-to place for things to do in Downtown Tauranga.

Wearable Art Trail in Downtown Tauranga

21 designers were selected and commissioned to create Christmas themed wearable art pieces to be displayed throughout our city centre this November and December. Downtown Tauranga is showcasing our creative sector in this visually dynamic exhibition trail and we hope you will come and marvel at the creations! The diversity of the artwork...

28th November 2018

2018 TECT National Sevens

National Sevens Tournament established in 1976, with the inclusion of the women’s competition in 1998. 2018 will see the tournament move to its new location the Tauranga Domain where it will feature 16 men’s and 12 women’s compete on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December. Teams will qualify from three regional...

15th December 2018

CBD NYE community celebration

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends. Enjoy the entertainment including a Mayor's BBQ, roving performers, live music and even a visit from Batman in his Batmobile. The night will be topped off with 9.30pm fireworks. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or a picnic and enjoy the celebration with the local community....

31st December 2018

Free Santa's Grotto at Our Place Tauranga

Our Place Tauranga is hosting a Santa's Grotto every Tuesday for the month of December until Christmas Day. Happening on the 4th, 11th and 18th of December from 11am til 1pm, you'll be able to get yourself a FREE photo with Santa himself and take a copy of that photo home to keep and treasure.  If you're going...

4th December 2018

Outdoor Open Mic Night

The Matchbox Collective presents an Outdoor Open Mic Nihgt on The Strand in Downtown Taurnaga on Saturday 15th December 2018 from 7pm - 10pm. All talents are...

15th December 2018

GIANT ADVENT CALENDAR LOCATED IN RED SQUARE THIS CHRISTMAS

Make sure you visit the GIANT Advent calendar in Red Square in the city centre, Downtown Tauranga this December. Created to celebrate the creative people and some of the amazing organisations we have in our community the Advent Calendar showcases their work to the theme of Christmas. The first door will be opened directly after the Trustpower Christmas Parade on the 1st of December, with...

28th November 2018

Christmas Party on the Waterfront Celebrated Diversity

TRUSTPOWER CHRISTMAS PARTY ON THE WATERFRONT WITH CCS DISABILITY ACTION'S CELEBRATE US CONCERT On Sunday the 9th December we held the Trustpower Christmas party on the Tauranga waterfront. It was a fantastic day in the city centre, and the weather was almost too good, would you believe after the storm which forced us to cancel the parade on the 1st December!  Many of the Downtown...

14th December 2018

Artists in the Christmas Wearable Art Trail

Artists designs are coming alive on the mannequin 15th November 2018 21 designs were selected in the HeART of the City wearable art competition and the artists have been busy over the past 3 weeks creating their Christmas themed artwork to be displayed on mannequins across the city centre. We checked in with some of the artists this week to see how their artwork is coming along, with the...

15th November 2018

Trustpower Photographic Competition

The much anticipated Trustpower Photographic Competition is back and entries are NOW OPEN Be in to win $10,000 in cash prizes and the chance to have your image featured in NZ's largest outdoor photo exhibition! ABOUT THE COMPETITION The Trustpower Photographic Competition challenges amateur and professional photographers across New Zealand to share moments of beauty. This...

5th November 2018

24 Days of Christmas in Downtown Tauranga

24 days of Christmas features 24 iconic businesses in Downtown Tauranga, each with a unique offer in store for a limited time and especially for Christmas 2018! A new offer will be revealed every day between 26 November -19 December.  Not only that, each of the 24 businesses has included a special gift to go in the prize pool! One lucky Downtown Tauranga shopper will win ALL 24 PRIZES...

19th October 2018

Christmas in the City
Discover what's on in Tauranga city centreĀ for Christmas this year!...
Student Hotspots
Welcoming students to the city centre! Enjoy these amazing deals below from our...
Goddards Shopping Centre
Linking Devonport Road and Grey Street enjoy browsing our stores for Fashion...
Tauranga Waterfront
Some of the greatest cities in the world have iconic waterfronts and we firmly...