7 Sensational Events over Springtime Bay of Plenty

Look at this thriving place we at wild & grace get to call home – Bay of Plenty, of good times.

Hey Bay, you’ve really turned it on this Springtime with 7 sensational festivals to sink our teeth into. From Film, Veganism, Yoga, to Arts, Zines, TED Talks, and Vintage-ism, our sunny happy region has got it covered.

If you don’t believe us, come see for yourselves…


Tauranga Film Festival

24 August – 17 September
Rialto Cinema, Tauranga

NZIFF (the New Zealand International Film Festival) is a national event extending the cinematic options of audiences and filmmakers throughout New Zealand.

Tickets: https://www.nziff.co.nz/2017/tauranga/ticketing/buying-tickets/


Tauranga Zinefest

Saturday 26 August
Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga

You may remember the Zinefest from such cities as Auckland, Wellington and… The Tron. Now buckle ya seat belts Tauranga… the Zinefest is coming​ back​ to town!​ Join us at Tauranga Art Gallery, Saturday 26th August, 10am til 3pm.

The Zinefest is an open invite; artists, writers, poets, creatives, hipsters, cat lovers, teachers, punk rockers, musos and cool kids! You’re all warmly welcomed to take part in this amazing event.​ And what’s more, Zinefests are good for you!

​Come and…​
– Expand your brain by finding out what a zine is – you can even attend talks and demos on the day.
– Get your creative juices flowing by making your very own zine.
– Keep fit by skipping happily between the many zine stalls.
– Increase your good karma by supporting the zine makers. You can chat to them about their zine’s, complement their shoes, and even buy a few – as all zines are for sale.

Workshops, speakers, demonstrations and other ziney zine goodness will all be happening, so don’t be shy, join us at the Tauranga Art Gallery. And if you want to showcase your very own zine(s) then drop us a line on taurangazinefest@gmail.com, we’d love to hear from you.

Tickets: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/tauranga-zinefest/tauranga

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little YOGA festival

15-17 September
May Street Reserve, 13 Mat Street, Mt Maunganui

For yogis and non, 80+ workshops and inspiring speakers, live music, gastronomic delights, tipis, hot pools and a makers’ space set on the edge of Mt Maunganui’s Community Garden, only a beach access away from the beach. This is a wellness and arts weekend for the whole family. Aotearoa’s most handmade and whole-hearted little YOGA festival awaits you.

Tickets: www.littleyogafestival.com/tickets


Vegan Vibes

Saturday 23 September
Soper Reserve, Mt Maunganui

Vegan Vibes is a celebration of all things Vegan. A great combination of street food, food products, footwear, clothing, health and beauty.


TEDx Tauranga

Saturday 7 October
Holy Trinity Church, Tauranga

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Our event is called TEDxTauranga, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxTauranga event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

Tickets: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/tauranga-zinefest/tauranga

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Tauranga Arts Festival

19-29 October
Tauranga, Mt Maunganui, Te Puke, Waihi Beach

Established in 1999 we are Tauranga’s flagship arts festival. We deliver world-class programme direct from leading artists and performers at the peak of their practice. It’s a live experience that you don’t have to travel to Auckland for or be living in London – it happens right here in Tauranga.We bring the community together and the City alive over 10 days, from the 19-29 October 2017.The Festival activates the Tauranga CBD, presenting performances and exhibitions from the Carrus Crystal Palace, Baycourt, the Tauranga Art Gallery and throughout the streets. But it doesn’t stop there.

We show from a number of venues in greater Tauranga, Mount Maunganui, Waihi Beach and Te Puke.

Remember your TECT card gets you a discount to events.

Tickets: http://www.taurangafestival.co.nz/booking


Tauranga Vintage Festival

25 & 26 November
The Rising Tide, Soper Reserve, Newton Street, Mt Maunganui

Join us for a two-day celebration of a bygone era, a time when fashion was slow and things were built to last. We’re talking view masters, Tupperware, bell bottom jeans…the list goes on.

Around every corner, festival goers can expect to find those little-unexpected touches that will truly make it a special day out. Whether it’s a display of classic cars, vintage plane flyovers, donkey rides, classic fairground rides, pop-up performances, or classic cinema screenings, we’ll guarantee that there’ll be something to put a smile on the faces of grown-ups and the not-so-grown-ups.

Tickets: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/tauranga-vintage-festival/mt-maunganui

Get amongst it lovely people.

These events are tenderly curated for children, adults, community to enjoy together.

Go the Bay!

Written by Emily with wild & grace

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