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.

Home: Mr G

Mr G is coming home for his solo exhibition at the Tauranga Art Gallery this summer. In partnership with Tauranga City Council, this exhibition celebrates local artist, Mr G (Graham Hoete) who is recognised internationally for his highly rendered large-scale, spray-painted portraits. Mr G’s exhibition explores the theme of hauk─üinga...

9th November 2019

Stuff the Bus 2019

Tauranga’s very own Stuff the Bus is back for 2019 More FM's Stuff the Bus 2018 was an outstanding display of grace and humility as people from around the wider Bay of Plenty got in touch to make donations to More FM's Stuff the Bus.  This year MoreFM will do it all again from the 11th November through to 7th December...

11th November 2019

Trustpower Christmas Parade 2019

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN TO BE PART OF THE TRUSTPOWER CHRISTMAS PARADE 2019! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR FLOAT, BAND, GROUP OR DANCE TROUPE. WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO JOIN US ON THE DAY. Join us for the Trustpower Christmas Parade, the parade that heralds the start of the Christmas season, featuring colourful community floats, lively bands,...

30th November 2019

Jack and the Beanstalk

Presented by: Dance Education Centre The story of Jack and the Beanstalk comes to life on stage as a full work ballet. Suitable for all the family, highly entertaining and not to be...

13th December 2019

Christmas Carols on the Waterfront 2019

The annual Christmas Carols on the Waterfront event returns this year to the city centre for it's 8th year! Everyone is welcome at this free family friendly event where we will celebrate the festive season, singing everyone's favourite Christmas Carols! Bring your picnic blanket, dress up if you like, enjoy the start of summer and...

22nd December 2019

At Grindz with Benoit and Mila

Grindz is a favourite cafe in the city centre, loved by many for their exceptional service, great coffee, excellent vegan and vegetarian menu, and decore. Benoit recently became the manager at Grindz and he tells us what makes this cafe so special. Take a look in the video below.... Located at 50, First Ave,...

25th October 2019

Miss Gee's - Tauranga's Newest Bar

Botanical gins, top wines, sharing plates and good times. Miss Gee’s is Tauranga’s newest speciality cocktail bar and a fantastic hangout spot in our city centre! Miss Gee’s is all about the music. The year-round summer vibes. The vibrant décor. The eclectic menu. With a colourful selection of tap and craft beers, local and international wines, more...

25th October 2019

Christmas Wearable Art Exhibition

Inspired by Wearable Arts, this dynamic showcase of local talent will provide the public with something very different and unique in Downtown Tauranga, celebrating Christmas and art through installation. This is the second year of the Heart of Christmas Wearable Art Exhibition in Downtown Tauranga and half of the designs that were displayed as part of the 2018 exhibition will again be...

23rd November 2019

Giant Advent Calendar - Christmas 2019

GIANT ADVENT CALENDAR SHOWCASING TAURANGA BASED COMMUNITY GROUPS AND ARTISTS    Local community groups and artists have created displays to be featured in a Giant Advent Calendar installation this December, capturing the spirit of Christmas! The Advent Calendar will be launched on the 1st December in Red Square and is a unique activation to Tauranga city and the region...

8th October 2019

Free Downtown Art Walks

We have one of the highest concentrations of quality downtown street art to be seen in any New Zealand city. With sculptures, carving, art galleries and a public gallery there is a feast of art to be discovered. There’s also the impressive artworks at our new downtown university on Durham Street. Tauranga’s Macandmor Gallery is going to make it easy to see it all, learn...

3rd October 2019

Christmas in the City
Discover what's on in Tauranga city centre┬ for Christmas this year!...
Durham Street
In 2019 we welcomed the new University of Waikato campus with students and...
Goddards Shopping Centre
Linking Devonport Road and Grey Street enjoy browsing our stores for Fashion...
Piccadilly Arcade
Right in the heart of Downtown Tauranga, Piccadilly Arcade offers an eclectic...