Bay of Plenty Festivals

Each year the Bay of Plenty community hosts a variety of Festivals & Lifestyle Events celebrating the regions cultural diversity and traditions. Here is a comprehensive list of Bay of Plenty Festivals…

Bay of Plenty Festivals
Festival Name Date Category
Rotorua Festival of Gardens 15 – 17 Nov Gardens
Rotorua Running Festival 24 Nov Active
BW Summer Festival 27 Dec – 1 Jan Music
Rhythm and Vines 29 Dec – 1 Jan                Music
Tauranga Boutique Food Festival                 12 Jan Seafood/culture
Avocado Food & Wine Festival 18 Jan Food/wine/entertainment
Blue Lake Multisport Festival 25 – 26 Jan Active
Okere Falls Festival 25 – 27 Jan Music
Rhythm Roturoa 27 Jan Music
Ragga Muffin Music Festival 31 Jan – 1 Feb Music
SummerFest 2 Feb Music
Rotorua Bike Festival 14 – 23 Feb Active
Maketu Kaimoana Festival 15 Feb Music/food/entertainment
Bike the Lake 16 Feb Active
Rotorua Walking Festival 15 – 16 Mar Active
Xterra Rotorua Festival 12 Apr Active
National Jazz Festival 17 – 21 Apr Music
Rotorua Blues Festival 28 May – 2 Jun Music
Off Road Winter Multisport Festival 1 Jun Active
The Seriously Good Food Show 28 – 29 Jun Food
For Other Regional New Zealand Festivals

Auckland Festivals                     

Bay of Plenty Festivals  

Canterbury Festivals       

Hawke’s Bay Festivals

Marlborough Festivals  

Manawatu Festivals

Northland Festivals

Queenstown / Otago Festivals

Southland Festivals

Tasman / Nelson Festivals

Taranaki Festivals

Waikato Festivals

Wellington Festivals

West Coast Festivals


Take a look at the Activities & Excursions available on the Coromandel Peninsula


If  one of the Bay of Plenty festivals coincides with you visiting the Bay of Plenty or you would like to incorporate a festival or event into a self-drive holiday or a privately guided tour of New Zealand, then please feel free to contact First Light Travel – We would love to help.

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Brent Narbey
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Brent Narbey
: 13 Nov 2013 (Last updated: 23 Jul 2017)

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