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.

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

New Year's Eve in the CBD

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends. Grab a meal at one of the many amazing restaurants in the CBD before heading over to the Waterfront to soak in the atmosphere before the 9.30pm fireworks display. Restaurants in the CBD This is an alcohol-free event. The waterfront and Tauranga’s city centre are a permanent...

31st December 2019

Home: Mr G

Tauranga City Council and Tauranga Art Gallery proudly present 'Home'. This exhibition celebrates local artist, Mr G (Graham Hoete) who is recognised internationally for his large-scale, spray painted portraits. Mr G’s international profile was launched when he offered to paint a portrait of ‘The Dog Whisperer’ Cesar...

9th November 2019

SOJOURN w. Sex & Candy at Our Place

SOJOURN are releasing their new EP "Summer Tape" on 1st December. To celebrate, the SOJOURN Crew are embarking on a bangin 5 show tour across some of NZ's best venues to spread the good summery vibes that they have become known for. First up we are hitting Our Place Tauranga to soak up the summery Bay of Plenty vibes. Super stoked...

13th December 2019

Free Santa's Grotto at Our Place Tauranga 2019

Our Place Tauranga is starting to feel festive and what better way to celebrate the start of the festive season than to host a Santa's Grotto every Wednesday for the month of December until Christmas Day. Happening on the 4th, 11th and 18th of December from 12pm til 5pm, you'll be able to get yourself a FREE photo with Santa himself and...

18th December 2019

Guilt Free Spree in the CBD

Shop in Downtown Tauranga for Christmas and you could win an incredible "Guilt Free Spree" in the CBD!!  All you have to do is shop or dine in participating stores between now and the 18th December 2019, write your name and number on the back of your receipt and you will go in the draw!! The winner will be drawn on the 19th December and contacted by phone. Brought to you...

25th November 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...

3rd October 2019

Christmas Crackers in Downtown Tauranga

We are so proud to be part of this collaborative, creative, oh so Christmas project for our city centre!! Thanks to The Incubator, Tauranga City Council, Richard at Black Chilli and our amazing local artists who created the designs... for bringing these giant crackers to life! See them now in Downtown Tauranga on Devonport Road and Grey Street. See below information about the amazing artists...

2nd December 2019

Giant Advent Calendar in Red Square

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 -...

1st December 2019

Trustpower Photographic Exhibition - entries now open -

Enter your photos and be in to win your share of $10,000 in cash prizes! The Trustpower Photographic Exhibition challenges photographers of all abilities from across New Zealand to capture images that represent a particular theme. The winning entries will be the photos that best capture this theme, as chosen by a judging panel, and will ultimately comprise the Trustpower...

4th December 2019

Christmas in the City
Discover what's on in Tauranga city centre¬ for Christmas this year!...
Goddards Shopping Centre
Linking Devonport Road and Grey Street enjoy browsing our stores for Fashion...
Look Fashion Month
We¬ asked some of our leading fashion designers and stockists to share fashion...
Durham Street
In 2019 we welcomed the new University of Waikato campus with students and...