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.

Bay of Plenty Garden and Art Festival

Celebrating the beauty and diversity of our region's gardens and the creativity of talented artists. With 70 beautiful gardens and over 50 artists, the Garden and Arts Festival will show them all off from the 15th - 18th November 2018. Artists will display their work throughout gardens and galleries located around Tauranga and the Western Bay...

15th November 2018

Wearable Art Trail in Downtown Tauranga

A Wearable Art Trail is coming to Tauranga City Centre for the first time this Christmas! 21 designs have been selected and the artists commissioned to create Christmas themed wearable art pieces to be displayed throughout our city centre. Downtown Tauranga are showcasing our creative sector in this visually dynamic exhibition trail this...

28th November 2018

2018 Trustpower Christmas Parade

Join us for the Trustpower Christmas Parade, the parade that heralds the start of the Christmas season, featuring colourful community floats, lively bands, marching teams, acrobatic groups and colourful characters. Santa will join us and has invited many of his friends along too. He has chosen two of his most trusted reindeer to help him and...

1st December 2018

Tauranga's Christmas in the Park

Tauranga's Christmas in the Park is an annual, community focused, Christmas fundraising event! Happening for this year at Our Place Tauranga, you're invited to celebrate the festive season, giving back and the new addition to the Tauranga CBD.  The aim is to create a great opportunity for the community to come together...

8th December 2018

2018 Christmas Carols on the Waterfront

Christmas Carols on the Waterfront The annual Carols on the Waterfront event returns this year to the city centre. 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...

9th 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

The 2018 - 2019 cruise ship season has begun!

Each year Mainstreet Downtown Tauranga runs a paid cruise ship shuttle service, bringing passengers from the Port to Tauranga City Centre.  This season will see a 30% increase in passengers and ships, up from last year, so we are expecting a fantastic, busy cruise ship season from October 2018 - April 2019! Our amazing Downtown Tauranga ambassadors greet passengers at the...

9th October 2018

Calling all groups and creatives

Become a part of the Downtown Tauranga Giant Advent Calendar this Christmas! We are building a giant Advent calendar and placing it pride of place in Red Square in the city centre, Downtown Tauranga.  We want to celebrate the creative people we have in our community by showcasing their work to the theme of Christmas. To do this we are inviting primary schools, community groups and clubs...

1st October 2018

Downtown Tauranga's Top 10 Businesses

Best Place is an annual promotion in Downtown Tauranga where people vote in stores and online fore their favourite business in our city centre. The votes have been counted and on Thursday 25 October 2018 we announced and celebrated the Top 10 businesses and Supreme Winner at Lone Star NZ. These are the businesses who received the most votes in no particular...

30th 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...