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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

Te Manawataki o Mauao

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

Violent Legalities

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

Bruce Connew: A Vocabulary

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

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

Hononga Photographic Ex...

Nov 15 - Dec 15
As people, we are connected through place, culture, relationships,

Seventeen Days | Lara M...

Nov 18 - Dec 18
Sumer is pleased to present Seventeen Days, an exhibition of new paintings, all 2021, by Sydney and South

Katikati’s Upcycl...

Nov 19 - Dec 29
It's time to get your creative Christmas juices

The Milliner | Ingrid B...

Nov 19 - Dec 16
A stunning, new collection inspired by the elegant and timeless design of the

Patched Up | Group Exhi...

22 November 2021 - 2 January 2022
Patched up is an exhibition encouraging the fusion of painting, textile, installation to create your 'patch'

Giant Gingerbread House

26 November 2021 - 17 January 2022
A giant Gingerbread House is being installed in Red Square for the Christmas

Expressions Exhibition ...

Nov 27 - Dec 22
The Incubator Creative Hub is excited to bring you Expressions - an Exhibition by Doreen

Darcell Apelu: A Death ...

27 November 2021 - 27 March 2022
A Death of Prosperity is a new commission from Mount Maunganui artist Darcell Apelu (Niue/ New Zealand

113 Annual Group Show

Nov 28 - Dec 20
The Incubator Creative Hub is proud to present 113 - The Incubator's annual pre-Christmas group

The Strand Christmas Il...

28 November 2021 - 5 January 2022
The Strand Christmas Illuminations will light up Tauranga’s

Precocious Vessels Cera...

Dec 1 - Dec 29
The Incubator Creative Hub is delighted to bring you the first show in our brand new Ceramics/Pottery

Santa’s Wonderland

Dec 1 - Dec 24
Come and meet Santa at Fraser Cove Shopping Centre this December (you can even bring your pets

Seeka Te Puke Christmas...

Dec 4 - Dec 25
Te Puke Christmas

An Exhibition with a Di...

Dec 6 - Dec 12
Check the new works at the Katikati Art

Christmas Exhibition

Dec 6 - Dec 19
An exhibition of local

Christmas Exhibit 2021

Dec 6 - Dec 19
Come and enjoy the coming together of local and regional artists in a celebration of art, craft, and

Gourmet Night Market

Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Friday, repeating until 28 February 2022

Gourmet Night Market: the summer night market at Coronation Park, Mount

‘Allo ‘Allo...

Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until 18 December 2021

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

The Magnificent Carnival

Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until 11 December 2021

One event on 11 December 2021 at 3:00 pm

Roll Up, Roll Up - Come One, Come

Swingers

Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until 11 December 2021

Old golfers never die, they just lose their

Tauranga’s Christ...

Dec 11 - Dec 12
Tauranga's Christmas in the Park is our annual community-focused Christmas fundraising

Omokoroa Market

Dec 11 @ 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 ...

Dec 11 @ 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

Presented by: The Little Big Markets Join us for The Little Big Markets 2021/2022 SUMMER SEASON! With a vast

Christmas Fête

Dec 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Calling all craft

The Great Gingerbread Hunt

Dec 11 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until 18 December 2021

Calling all kids, we need your

Santa’s Grotto

Dec 11 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 18 December 2021

Santa is coming to Downtown

Elektrophoria Festival ...

Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Creates an opportunity for PRO and AMATEUR DJ'S to take the stage and perform live to our

Guided Tour at Western ...

Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating until 30 November 2022

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 30 November 2022

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until 30 November 2022

Make your museum experience come alive with a Guided

Music at the Quarry

Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm
We are presenting a selection of Christmas music, old and

Barrel Room Blues with ...

Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm
Robbie Lavën and Mike Garner present a show of acoustic blues, ragtime and Americana, featuring acoustic

Barrel Room Blues with ...

Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Robbie Lavën and Mike Garner present a show of acoustic blues, ragtime and

Lions Moggies Market

Dec 12 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until 11 December 2022

Every month on the second Saturday at 8am you will find the hustle and bustle of Moggies

Waihi Beach Sunday Market

Dec 12 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, repeating until 17 April 2022

This wee market is a gem filled with happy summer vibes and great

Hotel California the Ea...

Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm
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One event on 12 December 2021 at 8:00 pm

It’s time to check-in to Hotel California The Eagles

MauaoPAC End of Year St...

Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm
Welcome back to another round of musical action put on by the students at the Mauao Performing Arts

Dinner in the Park

Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until 3 April 2022

Dinner in the Park is a weekly artisan food market held at Matua Park. The best of the best that the Bay has

Santa’s Christmas...

Dec 13 - Dec 29
Santa's Christmas Grotto, a magical Christmas

Knit and Knatter | Gree...

Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 31 July 2022

Join us for some friendly knitting and a good

Knit and Knatter | Pāpā...

Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 31 July 2022

Join us for some friendly knitting and a good

Knit and Knatter | Moun...

Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 31 July 2022

Join us for some friendly knitting and a good

The Floral Hub

Dec 16 @ 7:45 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:45 am on Thursday, repeating until 30 June 2022

Your go-to flower

Adult Colouring –...

Dec 16 @ 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

Bookworms – Katikati

Dec 16 @ 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

Greerton Draw Squad

Dec 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 31 July 2022

An event every month that begins at 3:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until 31 July 2022

On the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 3.30 - 4.30 pm at Greerton

Dinner in the Domain

Dec 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 31 March 2022

Dinner in the Domain is a weekly artisan food market held at the Papamoa Pony

A Capture of Light | Je...

17 December 2021 - 13 January 2022
Essay in Flemish style oils from cellar and

The Upbeats | Album Tour

Dec 17 @ 9:00 pm
New Zealand drum & bass titans The Upbeats have galvanised the last 18 months of global turbulence and

Katikati Artisan Craft ...

Dec 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until 18 December 2021

Locally handcrafted products bringing people together at Chrome Café, Wharawhara Road, SH2,

The Little Big Markets ...

Dec 18 @ 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

Katikati Artisan Craft ...

Dec 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Stop in for fabulous food, free parking & amazing shopping with artisan crafters from around the beautiful

Christmas Festival Char...

Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm
Katikati Concert Band and Mural Town Singers combine to present a

AutoMatic 80s

Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm
LET'S GO, TAURANGA! We are back, ready to party the night away with

Carols at the Mount

Dec 19 @ 10:00 am
We are presenting a selection of Christmas music, old and

Clara and Friends

Dec 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on 19 December 2021 at 2:30 pm

One event on 19 December 2021 at 6:30 pm

Turning Pointe Tauranga presents their very first end of year dance

Sunny Side up Children&...

Dec 20
A Children's Film Festival on the 20th of December which shows short animated films suited for

The Next Chapter Book Club

Dec 21 @ 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 30 June 2022

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

Bookworms – Ōmokoroa

Dec 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 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

The Lost Concert

Dec 28 @ 5:00 pm
The Lost Concert comes to Mount Maunganui this

The Beach Ball | with B...

Dec 28 @ 8:00 pm
Pop sensations BROODS are back from LA and ready to bust out some fresh

The Karl Austin Experie...

31 December 2021 - 2 January 2022
Playing all throughout the day on our beautiful Extravaganza Fair

Ashton Family Circus &#...

31 December 2021 - 2 January 2022
Free entertainment for everyone of all ages to enjoy here at The Extravaganza

Banana Mundo | The Extr...

Dec 31 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We love our live music and have created a space for you to bring your kids to enjoy dancing to live music

New Years Eve – W...

Dec 31 @ 7:30 pm
Come down and see 2022 in with us at the

BANGERZ – Forget ...

Dec 31 @ 8:00 pm
Last NYE, we were buzzing to get out of 2020 but 365 days later, we are keen as a bean to forget the early

Exhibition | Yana Meech

1 January 2022 - 31 January 2022
January 2022 – More Information Coming

Sol Markets

2 January 2022 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until 3 April 2022

The monthly market, launching Sunday, November

Blindspott – R.I....

2 January 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
After 16 years since Blindspott's last recording, the band have returned to the recording studio with a

Netsky, Chase & St...

3 January 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The biggest DNB party of the

The Beach Ball | with B...

4 January 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Pop sensations BROODS are back from LA and ready to bust out some fresh

Skram Summer Tour

7 January 2022 @ 7:00 pm
After a hectic and unexpected year of epic releases and fun times, Skram bring their debut Summer Tour to the

Waihi Beach Summer Fair

8 January 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
That one day of the year that you can't

CANCELLED | Katikati Tw...

8 January 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on 29 January 2022 at 5:00 pm

One event on 12 February 2022 at 5:00 pm

Enjoy magical music on warm summer evenings with friends and family as the sun sets over the Kaimai

Weekend Movies

8 January 2022 @ 6:30 pm
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One event on 9 January 2022 at 1:30 pm

One event on 22 January 2022 at 6:30 pm

Join us on Saturdays and Sundays for a

Monday Matinee Movies

10 January 2022 @ 1:30 pm
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One event on 17 January 2022 at 1:30 pm

One event on 24 January 2022 at 1:30 pm

One event on 31 January 2022 at 1:30 pm

Join us on Mondays for a movie screening at 1:30

Riverside Beats | Mini ...

14 January 2022 - 16 January 2022
"Riverside Beats" will be shaking this beautiful rural paradise for two nights and three

Peter Pan JR.

14 January 2022 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until 21 January 2022

One event on 15 January 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on 16 January 2022 at 3:00 pm

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one

Tauranga Fringe Festival

15 January 2022
Tauranga Fringe is a one-day open access extravaganza

Katikati Avocado Food &...

15 January 2022
SIR DAVE DOBBYN! Plus great food, best wines, lively entertainment, excellent company, product displays,

Art Exhibition

15 January 2022 - 16 January 2022
Each year now there is an Art Exhibition held at the Waihi Beach Community

Great Gable – NZ Tour 2021

15 January 2022 @ 6:00 pm
Off the back of a solid 2020, which saw them release their debut album Tracing Faces, hit #4 in the ARIA

Women on Top Special: I...

20 January 2022 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Women on Top is back for a sunny Summer sit-down event at Our Place

12 Angry Men

21 January 2022 - 29 January 2022
The play opens on a swelteringly hot day in a New York City

Collekt X Limitless X C...

22 January 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
A combination of good mates, good music, and good

1985 Tour

28 January 2022 @ 9:00 pm
1985

Les Misérables

4 February 2022 - 19 February 2022
Twenty-six years after first bringing Les Misérables to Baycourt Community & Arts Centre, Tauranga

2022 Mount Zoukfest

4 February 2022 - 6 February 2022
We are pleased to bring a memorable weekend of dance and

The Miles Art Awards 2022

4 February 2022 - 15 May 2022
This biennial event and exhibition is an opportunity for artists residing in the Bay of Plenty to submit

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie

5 February 2022 @ 8:00 pm
Crack open a coldie and throw another shrimp on the barbie because we are bringing a fair dinkum

Tauranga Moana Waitangi...

6 February 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Waitangi Day 2022 will take on special significance with a day of ceremony and celebration at The Historic

East York, Coridian �...

11 February 2022 @ 8:00 pm
In support of their debut E.P "Origins", EAST YORK are ready to unleash their ferocious live show with the

Te Puke A&P 115th ...

12 February 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
This is a family fun day for

Davey Beige And Band Wi...

18 February 2022 @ 6:30 pm
Davey Beige is a singer-songwriter who plays folk, blues, rock and electro-rock. He and his band of legends

Maternity Ward Charity ...

19 February 2022 @ 6:00 pm
After the MASSIVE success of this years charity ball, we have been asked to hold another

Black River Tour: Remed...

19 February 2022 @ 7:00 pm
To celebrate the release of their third single "Remedy" from their forthcoming EP "Black River", Checaine are

Gentle Man – The ...

20 February 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on 20 February 2022 at 7:00 pm

Join award-winning comedian Chris Parker for a night of his greatest hits, right here in
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