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.

Tauranga Art Festival 2019

Tauranga Arts Festival brings the community together and the city alive over ten days from 24 October to 3 November 2019.  Featuring performers at the peak of their practise, the festival features a wide variety of arts experiences including circus, theatre, music, visual arts, dance, community events and a speakers programme. Hosted at...

23rd October 2019

Springfest

Celebrate the start of the summer months at Springfest in Downtown Tauranga!!!! 12 of your favourite city centre restaurants and bars will be playing live music all afternoon! Brought to you by CBK Craft Bar Kitchen Tauranga, The Crown and Badger, Lone Star NZ, The Phoenix, Oscar Restaurant and Wine Bar, The Hop House, The Barrel Room, Miss...

27th October 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

Petals and Places by Lorraine Bailey

New exhibition  PETALS &  PLACES  by Lorraine Bailey   This is brand new work by Lorraine that is laden with atmosphere and mystery.   "Fragrances and images often remind us of past experiences. Petals and Places is a collection of work that celebrates those feelings and emotions. Inspired by...

3rd October 2019

Terminus - Jess Johnson & Simon Ward

With their pioneering use of virtual reality, artists Jess Johnson and Simon Ward, have created a mysterious universe of alien architecture populated by humanoid clones and cryptic symbols, traversed via a network of travellators and gateways. Johnson’s drawings are transformed from analogue into digital, animated by Ward and enriched...

20th July 2019

Christmas Wearable Art Competition - entries are open!

Enter your design into the Heart of Christmas Wearable Art Exhibition and you could be one of 20 artists whose creations will be exhibited in the city centre for Christmas 2019. 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. By...

3rd 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. Add 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 interesting...

3rd October 2019

Where to watch the Rugby World Cup in the city centre

The Rugby World Cup is happening now in Japan! Cheer on the All Blacks and get all the action by heading to any one of these restaurants and bars in the city centre! Enjoy a great meal and a drink with friends while you're there. There's no better place to enjoy the 2019 world cup! The Crown and Badger on the corner of Wharf Street and The Strand Playing all the All Blacks games...

27th September 2019

Meet the winner of a $1000 shopping spree!

In June and July this year Downtown Tauranga ran a Shop to Win competition where you could shop, dine or make a purchase anywhere in the city centre, fill in an entry form and you went in to win a $1000 shopping spree! Thousands of entries were submitted over 2 months and there was ONE winner.... her name is Claire McGovern Bradley! Claire is from Bethlehem and when we met her she was...

23rd August 2019

Giant Advent Calendar - Christmas 2019

GIANT ADVENT CALENDAR SHOWCASING TAURANGA BASED COMMUNITY GROUPS AND ARTISTS  We’re looking for magical displays to help bring Christmas to the city centre this December!   Downtown Tauranga are seeking local community groups and artists to create a display to be featured in a Giant Advent Calendar installation.  We’re seeking 24 small displays which...

8th 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...