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Browse upcoming creative events and workshops in the Bay of Plenty.

As a result of a number of events postponing due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, we recommend you check the event / workshop organisers website or contact the organisers direct to find out if they are still going ahead. If you are involved in an event that is currently being promoted on the CBOP website please email us at connect@creativebop.org.nz and keep us up-to-date on any cancelations or date changes.

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Music Music Music

10 July 2021 - 1 February 2022
Music connects us all, entertains, lifts our spirits and calms the soul. Explore the history of New Zealand

Katikati Festival of Arts

Oct 1 - Oct 31
Katikati Festival of Arts celebrates all things Art during October 2021 as we light up the town with lights,

Light Up the Park

Oct 1 - Oct 31
Visit the Reserve between The Arts Junction & Western Bay Museum to experience a magical light experience

Festival Selfie Competi...

Oct 1 - Oct 31
Capture a photo during the Katikati Festival of

The Arts Crafts Junction

Oct 1 - Oct 31
During the October School Holidays and on the weekends, pop on down to the Arts

In The Gutter | Group Show

Oct 2 - Oct 30
This striking feature exhibition is an open entry group show, highlighting numerous artists and their

Joy Field | An Exhibition

Oct 2 - Nov 6
Sumer is pleased to present Joy Field, a suite of new large-scale drawings by Sarah

Shrooms – Lightin...

Oct 8 - Oct 22
Visit Diggleman Park, Main Rd, Katikati 8th-22nd October, day or night, to experience the Shrooms (giant

Artful Response Group E...

Oct 8 - Oct 31
Leading successful and well-known New Zealand textile and paint artists were paired up to make responsive

Flock or Folly | Zoe Si...

Oct 8 - Oct 21
A talented, local artist Zoe Sizemore at The Art Lounge NZ Gallery. Zoe’s first solo exhibition is titled

‘Know the WayR...

Oct 11 - Oct 24
An exhibition brought about by a new interest in printmaking and a diary of ideas to

The Revlon Girl

Oct 15 - Oct 30
A touching and cathartic play of hope beyond tragedy based on a true

Brave New World by Nico...

Oct 18 - Nov 12
Flying high along Durham Street, Tauranga-based artist Nicol Sanders-O’Shea’s bright flags will signal a

The Next Chapter Book Club

Oct 19 @ 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until 21 December 2021

An inclusive book club for adults and teens. Join us for stories and

Book Buzz – Ōmokoroa

Oct 19 @ 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until 28 December 2021

Come and share your favourite reads with other book

Creative Writing Workshop

Oct 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 19 October 2021 at 10:00 am

A two-day workshop on the 18th and 19th of October from 10 am to midday each

Art Studio for Children...

Oct 19 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Due to the popularity of this sold-out October School Holiday sculptural mask-making workshop, we have

Mauao Kids Choir

Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 7 December 2021

The Mauao Kids Choir is more than just singing, it is an opportunity to practice and perform as part of group

Absolute Beginners Wate...

Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 27 October 2021

With simple easy to understand practice paintings, you’ll begin to appreciate how watercolour really works,

Overloaded

Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until 24 October 2021

Katikati Theatre's contribution to the 2021 Arts Festival is 'Overloaded', a play written by Francis Young,

Adult Dance Classes

Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 20 December 2021

Performance (jazz), Hip Hop & Contemporary dance

Knit and Natter –...

Oct 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 15 December 2021

Do you love crafting with

Read, Sing, Move –...

Oct 20 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 30 September 2022

An interactive storytime for

Absolute Beginners Draw...

Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 28 October 2021

A practical guide to learning the fundamental skills needed for drawing, with Nick

Te Manawataki o Mauao

21 October 2021 - 21 October 2022
Experience the rhythmic pulse of Mauao with a walking performance specific to our

Kete Whakairo

Oct 21 - Oct 31
Artists Jo Torr and Tarryn Motutere remember weavers known and unknown, through history and to the present

Read, Sing, Move –...

Oct 21 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 30 November 2021

An interactive story time for preschoolers, with stories, rhymes, songs and

Adult Colouring –...

Oct 21 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 16 December 2021

Pop into the library to socialise and relax with colouring

Pre-School and After-Sc...

Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 20 December 2021

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 20 December 2021

Hosted by Amanda from Celeste

Bookworms – Katikati

Oct 21 @ 3:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until 16 December 2021

A book club focused on Junior Fiction books. Perfect for readers aged

Bookworms – Ōmokoroa

Oct 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 9 December 2021

An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until 23 December 2021

A book club focused on Junior Fiction books. Perfect for readers aged

Tag Team

Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm
TAG TEAM is a group of artists that work at Tauranga Art

Sew a Bumbag

Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on 27 October 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on 4 November 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on 17 November 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on 25 November 2021 at 7:00 pm

Don't get bummed out... get

Tauranga Latin Dance Ni...

Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 16 December 2021

Join us at 7:30 pm for a fun night out at the Barrel

Samba Block Course R...

Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 9 December 2021

New Samba de Gafieira block course! Giros

POSTPONED | Echoes: Tau...

Oct 22 - Nov 12
Hundreds of historical photographs from Tauranga Moana will swirl, shift and bloom as part of an interactive

Restless & Infecti...

Oct 22 - Nov 18
Human emotions are often the most challenging concepts to depict, especially the one as complex as

Read, Sing, Move –...

Oct 22 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until 30 November 2021

Interactive storytime for preschoolers, with stories, rhymes, songs and

Knit and Natter –...

Oct 22 @ 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until 30 September 2022

Bring your knitting or crochet along and relax with like-minded

Blood Red Sky – A...

Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm
A salute to

Violent Legalities

23 October 2021 - 23 January 2022
olent Legalities is an interdisciplinary project that brings together contributors spanning the fields of

Impermanence Pop-up Exh...

Oct 23 - Oct 30
LIFE... DEATH... RENEWAL... it's

Vegan Vibes Tauranga 2021

Oct 23
Vegan Vibes is a celebration of all things

Bruce Connew: A Vocabulary

23 October 2021 - 23 January 2022
Over several years, photographer and artist Bruce Connew has roamed the many memorials and

The Little Big Markets ...

Oct 23 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 30 April 2022

With a huge range of gourmet street food and food truck vendors, as well as a curated selection of

The Little Big Markets ...

Oct 23 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until 19 March 2022

One event on 23 April 2022 at 9:00 am

Join us for The Little Big Markets 2021/2022 SUMMER

Art Studio for Children...

Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Due to the popularity of this sold out October School Holiday workshop, we have brought it back for an

Farewell Warren Houston

Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm
This is Warren's last gig at the Barrel

Landslide – Fleet...

Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm
Landslide is a live 5 piece band that has been celebrating the music of Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks for

Battle of the Bands 202...

Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm
Bay of Plenty heat in the Battle of the Bands 2021 National

Paint & Wine After...

Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a

AutoMatic 80s

Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm
LET'S GO TAURANGA! We are back ready to party the night away with

Monday Matinee – ...

Oct 25 @ 1:30 pm
Enjoy a movie in the comfort of the boutique Junction

Art Classes After School

Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 20 December 2021

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating indefinitely

This program is the perfect blend of creative fun and fine arts

Katikati Lions Club 3D ...

Oct 26 @ 3:30 pm
Presented by: Katikati Lions Club Carl, an old widower, goes off on an adventure in his flying house

Running Successful Remo...

Oct 26 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Join us for our free PoweringON workshop with Vocational Education and Training Expert, Jackie

Owls Do Cry

Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm
Filled with a fierce heart and visual splendour, Red Leap Theatre’s energetic response to Owls Do Cry is a

Katikati Lions Club 3D ...

Oct 27 @ 3:30 pm
Enjoy a 3D movie in the comfort of the boutique Junction Theatre. Limited tickets - get in

TJS Jazz Jam

Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until 24 November 2021

Head over to the Social Club at Mt Maunganui for the monthly TJS Jazz Jam. Great food and refreshments and

Tell Me Tauranga/Kōrero...

Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm
Locals tell true stories before a live audience. No notes. Not a Ted Talk and not an

Paint & Wine Night...

Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm
The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a

EPIC Te Puke Treat Trail

Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm - Dec 18 @ 5:30 pm
Follow the Treat Trail around Te Puke! Collect Treats. Watch out for

Tauranga Night Market

Oct 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
What’s better than unwinding on a Friday evening in the summertime with dinner cooked for

Becoming (Exhibition)

Oct 30 - Oct 31
An exhibition for young people and all who care about

Omokoroa Market

Oct 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until 18 December 2021

Your local market held in the Settlers Hall on Omokoroa Road: arts and crafts, produce, plants and car boot,

Stone Carving for Begin...

Oct 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 31 October 2021 at 9:00 am

Explore how to use the tools needed to craft your own original sculpture in Oamaru

Papamoa Playcentre Mark...

Oct 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Last year our market day was amazing. This year it is going to be

Kids Scary Haunted Hous...

Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Attention, Boys and Ghouls! You are invited to our Spooktacular Kids Scary Haunted House

Rising Stars

Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm
Our 7th biennial Concerto competition is the finals concert for 12-18-year-old musicians from around the Bay

Songs for A Sad Heart L...

Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Come and experience Songs for A Sad Heart Live with Chris

Haunted House Halloween...

Oct 30 @ 8:00 pm
Freaky fun all night

Audition | Twelve Angry...

Oct 31 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
It is 1957, and twelve men have been led into a jury room of a New York City court of

Yes, We All Need A Laug...

Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm
What a crazy month. Time to get back in your groove and have a huge

Hollie Smith | ‘C...

Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm
One of Aotearoa's most beloved artists, Hollie Smith, makes her triumphant

Opera in Giardino

Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm
One of the most amazing events we’ve ever had at The Barrel

Book Buzz – Katikati

Nov 2 @ 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until 7 December 2021

Come and share your favourite reads with other book

Watercolour & Wine...

Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Turn wine into watercolour! Take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, and let’s paint a watercolour

Maimoa Creative: Intro ...

Nov 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
A fun and relaxed workshop for hand-lettering enthusiasts who would like to learn the basics of modern brush

DIY Christmas Craft

Nov 4 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on 6 November 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on 11 November 2021 at 3:30 pm

One event on 13 November 2021 at 10:30 am

Come along to your nearest library, get creative and make your own Christmas cards or decorations at DIY

Simple Sewing – L...

Nov 4 @ 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 3 December 2021

Is your relationship with your sewing machine in its infancy, or have your skills become a little

In the Balance

Nov 5 - Nov 28
In my recent work, insects began to

Tauranga Harbour City L...

Nov 5 - Nov 7
One of Tauranga’s largest book

‘Allo ‘Allo...

Nov 5 - Dec 18
Following 5 Star rave reviews and four seasons of completely sold-out shows in both Auckland and Tauranga,

The Artery Print Club M...

Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 3 December 2021

Printmakers Meet up and share print tips and tricks, use the Artery Printing

Matty Buxton | Ride it ...

Nov 5 @ 8:00 pm
Local Soul-Hop artist Matty Buxton is excited to bring his recent releases to life for his hometown crowd

Up the Garden Path

Nov 6 - Nov 7
Katikati Garden

In the Wake: Rena 10 Ye...

6 November 2021 - 6 February 2022
RENA (working title) is timed to coincide with the 10-year anniversary of the environmental disaster, the

Textured Ring-Making Wo...

Nov 6 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Students will practice making simple textured or polished rings in either copper or

Wish You Were Here

Nov 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:30 am, repeating until 7 November 2021

An event every day that begins at 3:30 pm, repeating until 7 November 2021

Join Rise Dance Company as they bring you experiences and moments from all around the world through

Tauranga Diwali Festiva...

Nov 6 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Glitter, sparkle, music, love, light, rejoice - ignite your bright and prosperous future with the lights on

The Bay’s First M...

Nov 6 @ 6:30 pm
A marvellous night out in the Bay at our beautiful iconic Tauranga Yacht

Ninja Knits Social Meet...

Nov 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day First of the month, repeating until 7 November 2021

Monthly Sunday morning get together for knitters and

Textured Earrings Workshop

Nov 7 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
This great one-day class is a fast and creative class, ideal for beginners or those with limited experience,

Luke Buda – BUDA ...

Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm
Throughout October and November, Luke Buda (The Phoenix Foundation) will travel the length and breadth of

Two Week Hand-Building ...

Nov 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until 18 November 2021

Gallery Te Puna host pottery workshops in the on-site

Fundamentals of Painting

Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 7 December 2021

This course will be based on traditional painting techniques with some contemporary

Open Mic – With s...

Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poetry Beat presents Open Mic Poetry with special guest Ronna Grace

Tom Sainsbury – S...

Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Comedian, snapchat satirist and now unmasked as the dancing Alien on The Masked Singer NZ, Tom Sainsbury is

Wonderland Glow Show

Nov 11 @ 10:00 am
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One event on 11 November 2021 at 11:30 am

The GLOW SHOW team is back with WONDERLAND GLOW SHOW, a ‘kiwified’ interpretation of the classic ‘Alice

Creative Connections Lunch

Nov 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join us for the last Creative Connections Lunch of
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