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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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Gabby O’Connor: T...

May 22 - Sep 12
The Unseen is a multi-authored, temporary sculptural project led by artist Gabby O'Connor which brings art

Tawhai Rickard: The Mis...

May 22 - Sep 12
This solo exhibition brings to the fore local artist Tawhai Rickard, supreme award winner 2018 Miles Art

BOP Screen Media Produc...

Jun 1 - Aug 27
BOP Screen Media Production Office is a collaboration, helping to create more film work within the Bay of

Defending Plurality: Cu...

Jun 19 - Oct 10
Defending Plurality (working title) is a new exhibition scheduled for mid-2021 which has been devised by

Your Favourite Piece of...

Jun 30 - Jul 31
The members of the Katikati Art Group have illustrated some of their favourite pieces of music and would like

‘Allo ‘Allo...

Jul 3 - Aug 7
“Listen very carefully, I shall say this only

Why does the Bay of Ple...

Jul 5 - Aug 12
Shoot a video under a minute long answering the question above, and you could win

Julia Morison – O...

Jul 7 - Aug 7
Julia Morison's new exhibition opens at Sumer Gallery on Wednesday 7th July and will be showing until

The Fuse Collective Exh...

Jul 9 - Jul 24
The graduating students from Toi Ohomai, Bachelor Of Creative Industries, present themselves to the art

Neighbourhood Watch

Jul 9 - Jul 24
Our next production, on stage from 9th July until 24th July 2021, is playwright Alan Ayckbourn’s 75th play

‘Outsiders At Hom...

Jul 10 - Jul 24
A collection of paintings from the last few years by Fiorella Silva Pérez and Rolph

Life in Colour – ...

Jul 10 - Jul 25
My art relates to my life in Aotearoa, Central Australia and Northern

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

Mānawatia Takatāpui/Def...

Jul 23 - Oct 10
Mānawatia Takatāpui / Defending Plurality is an ambitious exhibition developed by artist and activist

Nashville Bonanza Show

Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
It's time to dust off your cowboy boots and mosey on down to Mt Maunganui RSA for some good country music and

Songs For Simon

Jul 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
This event was Kokomo Party Time but has changed to Songs for

The Bop At The Hop

Jul 24 @ 9:00 pm
Their influences include Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Foo Fighters, Iron Maiden, Trivium, Devilskin and

Winter Warmers: Music t...

Jul 25 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
The Tauranga Civic Choir, directed by Jan Clarke and accompanied by Leon Gray, presents a concert loosely

Satellite Sessions 7

Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm
We're back for another jam-packed evening of original

Monday Matinee – ...

Jul 26 @ 1:30 pm
A retired jewel thief sets out to prove his

TJS Jazz Jam

Jul 28 @ 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

Read, Sing, Move –...

Jul 29 @ 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 –...

Jul 29 @ 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

Woody Dean – All ...

Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm
Woody is back!! Come down and enjoy Woody's

Women Are Strong –...

Jul 31 - Aug 23
The Incubator Creative Hub is proud to present 'Women Are Strong', an exhibition by local Tauranga Artist

‘My Mother’s Hous...

Jul 31 - Aug 21
'My Mother’s House... and Garden' is a Bethlehem Pottery Club ceramic exhibition being held in

Omokoroa Market

Jul 31 @ 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,

The Little Big Markets

Jul 31 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 25 September 2021

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

Mahy Magic

Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm
Favourite poems and stories by beloved New Zealand writer, Margaret Mahy, are set to music by award-winning

Tauranga Takeover

Jul 31 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
We are back Baby! 7 amazing bands to mosh and wall of death

Family Roller Discos

Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on 25 September 2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on 30 October 2021 at 5:00 pm

Come along to our family roller disco!! All ages and abilities are

Made for Opus: Composer...

Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm
The second of an exciting pair of short interactive concerts, Opus Orchestra is joined by composers and

One Night in South Africa

Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm
31st of July, One Night in South Africa is going

The Ragtime Washboard K...

Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm
A fun evening of acoustic music, from ragtime, through jug bands to blues, played on washboards, guitars,

Nirvana, Pearl Jam ...

Jul 31 @ 8:00 pm
They’ve got the funk, the rock and the grunge and they’re headed back to Mount

Motel California –...

Jul 31 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Playing all the best-loved Eagles hits, celebrating one of the great country-rock acts in

Katikati Haiku Contest ...

Aug 1 - Sep 19
The Katikati Haiku Pathway celebrates its 21st birthday this

Ninja Knits Social Meet...

Aug 1 @ 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

Trombone Quartet

Aug 1 @ 4:00 pm
A trombone quartet made up from some of New Zealand’s best trombonists. Between them, they have performed

Sunday Cinema

Aug 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 5 September 2021

BYO bean bags, cushions, blankets or deck chairs to enjoy a FREE outdoor

Improv Comedy Jams R...

Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm
Hilarious Improvised Comedy where everything is made up on the spot based on your

The Last Feather

Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on 4 August 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on 4 August 2021 at 12:00 pm

Tauranga Intermediate presents the stage production story of the extinction of the Huia – Aotearoa’s lost

Graeme James Seasons Tour

Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm
Returning to New Zealand after a two-year stint in Europe, award-winning alt-folk artist Graeme James is

Mark Huckstep

Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm
Mark Huckstep has been heavily involved in the NZ music industry since


Aug 6 @ 8:00 pm
Celebrating 20 years of the platinum selling debut Geographica by WETA, and in memory of our friend, lead

Battle in the Bay 2021

Aug 7 - Aug 8
A Cheerleading and Dance Championships held every year in the beautiful Mount

Children’s Writer...

Aug 7 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Meet up for a casual lunch and chat with other children's writers, illustrators and

Pin’d Creative Sh...

Aug 7 @ 6:30 pm
The Pin’d Creative Showcase is a fashion competition open to garments designed by intermediate, secondary

International Blues Mus...

Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Celebrate International Blues Music Day with a heaping helping of electric and acoustic

New Zealand Mountain Fi...

Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
A selection of top films was selected to showcase the best of the best, featuring films from New Zealand and

Pink and Sparkly Gala E...

Aug 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
When four strangers turn up for their first lesson in a Women's Woodworking course, they soon discover their

The Big Bike Film Night...

Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Our Big Bike Film Night ‘Feature Series’ concentrates on satisfying those cycling enthusiasts that crave


Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until 13 August 2021

Takitimu is the first-ever full-scale production by Te Wharekura o Mauao at

Bookworms – Ōmokoroa

Aug 12 @ 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

Return Of The Funk 2

Aug 13 @ 6:30 pm
A night Of Hip-Hop, Funk and Alternative music for your Friday the 13th of

Karaoke with Annie G

Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm
Come join us for a night of Karaoke with Annie

Andrew London with Kirs...

Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm
Andrew London’s whimsical songs reflect mainstream culture with gentle irreverence, and playfully lampoon

Noise Control

Aug 13 @ 8:30 pm
Late Nite Sunrise are thrilled to announce their inaugural event, Noise Control. Bringing together huge names

Coming Home in the Dark...

Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
A nail-biting thriller that follows a teacher who is forced to confront a secret from his past when an

The Shades – The ...

Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm
Kava Bowl Media proudly present The Shades Quartet on their return tour of New Zealand. Not since 2018 has NZ

THE AFTER – Clear...

Aug 14 @ 8:00 pm
THE AFTER live in the Bay of Plenty with special guests, DEAD EMPIRE, MY ENEMY'S FRIEND, and more to be

The Bootleg Revue

Aug 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until 19 September 2021

The Bootleg Revue is a collective of New Zealand (and one outrageous Canadian) singers, songwriters,

Mako Road | Stranger Da...

Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm
Indie-rock four-piece MAKO ROAD have just released their surefire biggest hit yet Don’t Keep Me Waiting and

The Next Chapter Book Club

Aug 17 @ 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

Bookworms – Katikati

Aug 19 @ 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

New Zealand String Quar...

Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm
The New Zealand String Quartet, now in its 34th season, will return to Tauranga to perform this August for

Benee – Aotearoa ...

Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm
Formidable indie-pop sensation and rising global superstar BENEE has today announced a nationwide regional

Pocket Money LIVE at Th...

Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm
To celebrate their debut album, 'Silly Salpa', Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland based power-pop band Pocket Money

Deval Mahal – Kin...

Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm
Due to popular demand, Deva Mahal is doing a series of special shows this August as she embarks on a 7-date

BOP Symphonia Rising Stars

Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm
Bay of Plenty Symphonia presents the finals concert of this year’s Rising Stars Concerto Competition for 12

Publishing the Research!

Aug 26 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Come and listen to award-winning author, historian and indie publisher Debbie

Grawlixes Album Release...

Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm
Grawlixes celebrate their sophomore album with a 12 date headline tour this

Where’s Ray ̵...

Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm
Join us for some live music to get your weekend

Steel Magnolias

Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until 28 August 2021

One event on 28 August 2021 at 4:00 pm

Wright Rohde Theatre presents its first-ever adult production: Steel

ASA Violin Group Perfor...

Aug 29 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join Amelia's String Academy group as they debut at the Jam Factory for an afternoon of exciting chamber

David Dallas | The Rose...

Sep 3 @ 8:00 pm
“10 years ago, I did something with my mates that changed my life. Much thanks to everyone who has showed

AutoMatic 80s

Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm
LET'S GO TAURANGA! We are back ready to party the night away with

Argyle Trio

Sep 5 @ 4:00 pm
From Melbourne, Laurence has performed as a piano soloist with many Australian symphony orchestras. He has a

Sherlock Holmes –...

Sep 9 - Sep 25
A mystery only Sherlock Holmes can

Les Misérables

Sep 10 - Sep 25
Twenty-six years after first bringing Les Misérables to Baycourt Community & Arts Centre, Tauranga

You Make Me Feel Like D...

Sep 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie as we sing and dance the day away to your favourite hits of

Dead Simple Album Launch

Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dead Simple presents their new album 'Backchat' with The Dead Man 6 and Baby's of

Great Gable – NZ Tour 2021

Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm
Off the back of a solid 2020, which saw them release their debut album Tracing Faces, hit #4 in the ARIA


Sep 17 @ 8:00 pm
Tauranga concert announced for JON STEVENS - The Noiseworks + INXS Collection. Aussie based Kiwi rocker Jon

Good Habits

Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm
Folk-infused songs testing the limits of traditional

Hail To The Thieves ...

Sep 18 @ 8:00 pm
Calling all RADIOHEAD fans in the North


Sep 25
RENA (working title) is timed to coincide with the 10-year anniversary of the environmental disaster, the

Divas & Diamonds

Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm
Glyn Tucker and Barbie Davidson take you on a magic carpet ride, recalling the classic pop songs of the 60s

Kevin Bloody Wilson F.U...

Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm
The outrageously funny KEVIN BLOODY WILSON returns to Tauranga this September, bringing Kiwi’s another

The Woolshed Tour: R...

Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm
Since 2012 The Woolshed Tour has been a highlight on rural calendars, bringing a riotous night of

Wonderland Glow Show

Sep 30 @ 10:00 am
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One event on 1 October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 30 September 2021 at 11:30 am

One event on 1 October 2021 at 11:30 am

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

Festival of Arts Katikati

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

Gumboot Tango

Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm
An acoustic combo from Godzone Lando, celebrating New Zealand songs and songwriters with farmyard-infectious

Kendall Elise – L...

Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm
Kendall Elise and her band The Belgraves will be touring the North Island to celebrate the release of her new

Folk Sessions 2021

Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm
A collaborative showcase of some of New Zealand’s most talented and hardworking

Ghost Trio

Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm
Ghost Trio was founded in mid-2019 as one of Gabriela Glapska’s PhD recital projects. Having quickly

Friends! The Musical Pa...

Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm
So, no one told you life was gonna be this way, nor did they tell you about the hilarious new musical that

A Rustic Wedding (Flora...

Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm
Katikati Floral Art Group presents a demonstration by Francine Thomas, International Floral

Violent Legalities

Oct 9
olent Legalities is an interdisciplinary project that brings together contributors spanning the fields of

The Boss: Bruce Springs...

Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm
THE BOSS is a full production, kick-ass compliment of nine passionate musicians bringing alive the timeless
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