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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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John D Wilson

‘My Minds EyeR...

Feb 27 - Mar 26
In a world of digital trickery and special effects it takes a true artist to conjure an illusion with a

Multicultural Quiz

Mar 1 - Mar 31
Drop by your local library and have a go at our multicultural

The Hardcase Hotel

Mar 16 - Apr 1
Classic murder mystery served with a delicious twist of
Hawkes Bay

Hawkes Bay Artist Fundr...

Mar 17 @ 5:30 pm - Apr 10 @ 3:00 pm
Two hundred artworks donated by 87 artists, resulting in a spectacular exhibition in The People's Gallery -

Flavours Of Plenty Fest...

Mar 24 - Apr 2
Celebrating the BOP’s world-class food scene, showcasing our horticultural heroes and weaving a powerful

Be The Beekeeper

Mar 24 @ 9:00 am - Apr 2 @ 11:30 am
Kitchen Takeover and Bee First Apiaries have joined forces to offer a one-of-a-kind honey experience. Spend

Flights and Bites

Mar 24 @ 11:00 am - Apr 2 @ 5:00 pm
Experience the beautiful locale of The Cider Factorie while enjoying a tasting flight of 4 award-winning
Tauranga Armageddon

Tauranga Armageddon Exp...

Mar 25 - Mar 26
The Tauranga Armageddon Expo is coming back to Trustpower Baypark Arena for two days of in-person celebrity

Mount Mainstreet Urban ...

Mar 26 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Explore this boutique locals farmers’ market selling freshly-baked bread, vegan pastries, kombucha, honey,

Meet The Maker – Grower...

Mar 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Come along and meet the people who grow beautiful fresh produce and create artisan food products in and

The Good Fusion – An Af...

Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Whakatāne’s design studio and ethical lifestyle store, The Good Tonic, presents a fusion of food, fashion

Dinner in the Park

Mar 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on 2 April 2023 at 5:00 pm

This weekly artisan food market is held at Matua Park every Sunday evening until 26th March 2023. Serving

Three-Course Dinner at ...

Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Take in the panoramic views of the stunning Tauranga waterfront while enjoying a unique, three-course menu

Battle of the Snack

Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Three of the Bay’s top chefs will mentor six of the region’s most promising future chefs to win the

A Window to the World o...

Mar 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 27 March 2023 at 10:00 am

Join Shepherd Teepa (Nō Tūhoe me Tauranga Moana) and check out some mahi tā moko first

Tauranga Tasting Tours ...

Mar 28 @ 9:40 am - 3:30 pm
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One event on 31 March 2023 at 9:40 am

Broaden your culinary knowledge and stock up on unique pantry ingredients during this tour. Discover Pepper &

Mar 28 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on 30 March 2023 at 11:30 am

Go behind-the-scenes of this Katikati honey packing facility – meet the honeymeister and learn about the

Solomons Gold Chocolate...

Mar 28 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Learn how this award-winning chocolate factory came to establish itself in Mount Maunganui and discover their

Our Future Creative Gifts

Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Solera will celebrate our region’s future creative talents by inviting Toi Ohomai | Te Pūkenga students to

Blabla’s Secret Society...

Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Join Blabla’s Secret Society at Special Mention for a night of tasting, learning and discussions with

Heli Beach & Burg ...

Mar 29
Lift off from Waihī Beach airfield for a 15 minute scenic Adventure Helicopter tour of Waihī Beach, Orokawa

Tauranga Tasting Tours ...

Mar 29 @ 11:15 am - 4:00 pm
Visit Te Puke Truffles (as seen on Country Calendar) and discover the background and growing techniques of

CNZ – The Future ...

Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm
Calling Creatives, and Arts advocates, organisations from the Bay of Plenty. The Incubator Creative Hub will

Downtown Tauranga Progr...

Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Delight in a night of surprises as we discover some of the CBD’s best

The Prophet

Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until 31 March 2023

The Prophet is a 2004 play by Māori playwright Hone Kouka, and is the third play in his Waiora trilogy of

Dinner in the Domain

Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join the Dinner in the Domain team at the Papamoa Pony Club on Thursday nights from 5pm for an evening by the

Food for Thought – An E...

Mar 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hosted by Kitchen Takeover’s Stacey Jones, hear from special guests who all immigrated to Aotearoa and have

Tastes of Plenty Tour

Mar 31 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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One event on 31 March 2023 at 10:00 am

Explore varied and wonderful local produce accompanied by an expert food guide. A selection of light tasting

Creative Story Time for...

Mar 31 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until 7 April 2023

Tauranga Art Gallery Toi Tauranga invites children, parents, and caregivers to a morning of art, story time

Mediterranean Escape

Mar 31 @ 10:15 am
Meet the producers at Mystery Valley olive orchard and Te Puke Truffles – hear their stories, taste their

Long Lunch with Pepper ...

Mar 31 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
A Friday afternoon beachside long lunch, hosted by Cherie Metcalfe of Pepper and Me.

Stories Through Food

Mar 31 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
A banquet-style evening of food and storytelling with a traditional Māori theme. Highlighting the amazing

The Little Big Markets ...

Apr 1 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join us for The Little Big Markets 2022/23 Summer

Jazz Festival Tauranga

Apr 1 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Musicians serving up soulful sounds and entertaining crowds as well as food, market stalls and kids

Destination Degustation

Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on 1 April 2023 at 1:00 pm

Explore a culinary trail of the Mount’s most popular foodie

Unforgettable – T...

Apr 1 @ 4:00 pm
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A modern window into the life, times and music of the musical legend Nat King

Comedy Improv with The ...

Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day First of the month, happening 4 times

Come along and enjoy some classic Improv comedy from the Honest Liars

Mad Professor

Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm
The Mad Professor is going to have you dancing to some deep cuts while he controls the desk to create Dub

Tauranga Tasting Tours ...

Apr 2 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 2 April 2023 at 9:30 am

Visit the Wine Portfolio, home to the prestigious, medal-winning wines of Leveret (formerly Morton) Estate &

Sugo Flavours of Plenty...

Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm
After a sellout event in 2022, Sugo returns with a special Flavours of Plenty Festival
Te Tauranga Toi

Te Tauranga Toi Hui

Apr 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Te Tauranga Toi is a not-for-profit, online Marketplace (a gallery) which has been designed to bring our

Wright Family Foundatio...

Apr 4 @ 9:00 am - Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm
Everyone is in for a special treat as they listen to these talented Combos and Big Bands strut their stuff

The Jac is Back!

Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm
Contemporary original jazz from the best in the

Rodger Plays Rodger

Apr 6 @ 8:30 pm
The Rodger Fox Big Band 50th

Jazz Cafe and VIP Bar

Apr 7 @ 9:00 am - Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm
After a day at the festival, relax to a fantastic jam session at the Jazz Café & VIP Bar, in the comfort of

Tect Jazz Village

Apr 7 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
An absolute crowd pleaser, the TECT Jazz Village, set in the unique Historic Village on 17th Ave delivers

The New Caledonia

Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm
A fresh palette with the spirit of never-ending

The Little Big Markets ...

Apr 8 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join us for The Little Big Markets 2022/23 Summer

Downtown Carnival

Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm - Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm
City comes alive with

Michal Martyniuk Trio w...

Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm
One of New Zealand’s most talented contemporary jazz artists, Michal Martyniuk, brings his magic presenting

Jazz Sunset Cruise

Apr 8 @ 4:30 pm - Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm
Join us for a scenic jazz cruise on the historic

60th Anniversary Gala

Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm
From the jazz pioneer days of 1960s, we honour legacy artists through to more recent

We here – An Exhi...

Apr 9 - Apr 16
Hosted at The Light Lab, in the Historic Village, a project managed by Nicholas Charles

Tauranga Big Band Showcase

Apr 9 @ 1:30 pm
The Tauranga Big Band is always a festival family favourite – a vibrant, large ensemble of the Bay of

Blue Train Reunion

Apr 9 @ 3:00 pm
Reunion – revisiting the

Sassy & The Blue R...

Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm
Blues drenched jazz, expect atmosphere and real

Black Comet

Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm
Soul and grooves meets Galactic

Jazz at the Mount

Apr 10 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Soak up the sounds at Mount

Ulemj Glamuzina Exhibit...

Apr 14 - May 6
We welcome Ulemj back to the Incubator Gallery for another outstanding exhibition of her art that she has

Chris Everest at The Ja...

Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm
Christopher Everest presents an evening of solo classical

Jekyll & Hyde: The...

Apr 14 @ 7:30 pm
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The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in the musical phenomenon, Jekyll &

Dali Susanto – Ex...

Apr 15 - May 6
Welcoming Dali Susanto; an amazing artist who hails from the Hawkes Bay to The Peoples Gallery here in

The Little Big Markets ...

Apr 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join us for The Little Big Markets 2022/23 Summer

John Michaelz & th...

Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm
The songs are perfect for the summer, as sunshine comes pouring out of every note, fresh and inviting,

Tom Rodwell at The Jam ...

Apr 16 @ 3:00 pm
Roots guitar music is rarely as evocative as on Tom Rodwell’s album Wood &

50 Golden Years of Musi...

Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm
Pioneers of the New Zealand entertainment industry, Stewart and Tricia Macpherson, will celebrate 50 golden

Zephyr Love + Jennifer ...

Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm
Retro rock band Zephyr Love has teamed up with Jennifer K. Austin for a double release tour across New

We Will Ride Fast Album...

Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm
Official release show for psychedelic post punk trailblazer, We Will Ride Fast's new album 'Army Of Invisible

Shakespeare in the Vill...

Apr 22 @ 10:00 am - Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm
Join for this two-day event on the 22nd & 23rd April to celebrate Shakespeare's life, work and

Nathan Foley The Hurric...

Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm
You remember him from his time in Hi-5 and now award winning singer / songwriter Nathan Foley has released

The Ten Tenors

Apr 24 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on 24 January 2023 at 3:30 pm

The TEN Tenors are celebrating the act's 20th anniversary touring New Zealand with the shows centered around

Matias Ceballos at The ...

Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm
In this concert Matias will take you on a musical journey through Latin America, from the pacific sea or the

PANTERA Tribute band (B...

Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm
Get your metal on NZ… Waxstar Touring are bringing killer PANTERA Tribute band (By Demons Be Driven) across

Matt Joe Gow & Ker...

May 6 @ 7:00 pm
With multiple awards to their names and thousands of miles between them, these two celebrated artists are

Fuse Drumming Showcase

May 11 @ 6:00 pm
Following an epic showcase earlier on in the year Ministry of Rhythm presents a second showcase for Fuse

PINNED – Art Broo...

May 13 @ 9:00 am - Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm
Pinned - A group exhibition of creative artworks that we can wear! Weird, wacky, fashionable, serene,

Ed Byrne – If I&#...

May 16 @ 7:30 pm
Ed Byrne’s hugely anticipated return to play the Australian comedy Festivals is

Chris Parker – Lo...

May 17 @ 8:00 pm
The multi-award-winning comedian and self-proclaimed people's princess of New Zealand, CHRIS PARKER, is back

Band & Deliver at ...

May 19 @ 7:00 pm
If you want to remember what it was like when you fell in love with a band for the first time, this is where

The Armed Man, by Karl ...

May 19 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on 20 May 2023 at 3:00 pm

The Armed Man reflects on the passing of ‘the most war-torn and destructive century in human history’

Crystlator at The Jam F...

May 20 @ 7:00 pm
Crystalator is an Auckland based rock outfit influenced by a heavy dose of 90’s rock, modern metal and

Double Tribute – ...

May 27 @ 6:30 pm
Two epic new cover bands take to the Jam Factory to show-case their talents. Two great bands performing epic

Common Threat at The Ja...

Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm
Join in a night with Common Threat, an original rock band based in Mount

Guy Montgomery – ...

Jun 10 @ 8:00 pm
Guy Montgomery used to be a little boy and now he's a 34-year-old man. The world is a crazy place and he

Kiwi Moon

Jun 22 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Capital E’s National Theatre for Children presents Kiwi Moon, a charming tale of self-discovery based on

Creedence Clearwater Co...

Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm
We invite you to join us for a celebration of Creedence Clearwater Revival, as we walk through the life and

Andrew White at The Jam...

Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm
Beautifully constructed guitar compositions that will not only inspire other musicians but also embrace the

Dirty Work

Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm
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This comedy celebrates an unsung hero and tips the modern office on its

Rockaria – The El...

Sep 2 @ 7:30 pm
ROCKARIA - The ELO EXPERIENCE s a show that delivers a captivating live concert recreating the unforgettable

Matilda – The Mus...

Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm - Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm
The story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a

Queen: It’s a Kin...

Nov 11 @ 8:00 pm
Direct from Australia, Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic is back by popular demand in 2023 for their first
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