What’s on: March 2018 events


First fall month brings lots of fun and exciting events to the Bay. Where are you off to in March?

1-31 March

Sustainable Backyards

A month-long calendar with more than 100 free or low cost events hosted throughout the Bay. The events aim to improve the wellbeing and quality of life for people in the community via informative events, workshops and activities.


7 March

The Bay of Plenty/Waikato Business Expo

ASB Arena, Baypark


More than a networking event, this expo will be a place to effectively grow business, create opportunities, generate leads, uncover solutions and get deals done.

Free entry and seminars for visitors.


17 March

St Patrick’s Day Races

Tauranga Racecourse

The luck of the Irish comes to Tauranga Racecourse for the Saint Patrick’s Day Races. With an eight- race programme, live music and free children’s entertainment, there will be plenty of fun for everyone, both on and off the track.

Tickets: Adults $10; Children under 18 free


24 March

Bayleys International Raceday featuring Shiseido Fashions in the Field

Tauranga Racecourse

Tauranga’s richest and most glamorous sporting event will feature a full day of top thoroughbred racing action, including the Group 2 Windsor Park Stud Japan-New Zealand International Trophy, the Drymix Cement Bay of Plenty Cup and the Triton Pacific Owens Plate. Off-track activities include the prestigious Shiseido Fashions in the Field, live music and free children’s entertainment.

Tickets: Adults $10; Children under 18 free


28 March-2 April

National Jazz Festival Tauranga

Think Jazz. Think Easter. Think Tauranga.

Featuring an incredible line-up of events and acts showcasing the many different areas of jazz. From traditional New Orleans jazz to swing, bebop, fusion, blues, funk and soul, there’s something to suit everyone’s musical tastes.