What's on in Tauranga this Queen's Birthday weekend

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Escape! Festival
Escape! Festival

If you're gearing up for the long weekend and wondering what to do, there's something for everyone in Tauranga.

Whether you're a fan of martial arts to a lover of all things creative or craftwork, check out some of the listings below to see what catches your eye.

Tauranga Art Gallery. Photo/file
Tauranga Art Gallery. Photo/file

Tauranga Art Gallery Zinefest
Where: Tauranga Art Gallery
When: Saturday 10am onwards
Find out what a zine is this Saturday. Attend talks and demonstrations and get creative yourself by creating a zine. Entry is free, zines for sale as well as other merchandise. For all ages, though some zine content is adult-themed.

Escape! Festival
Where: Baycourt Community and Arts Centre
When: Saturday to Monday from 10am
Speakers include Dame Anne Salmond, chef Peter Gordon, microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles, journalists Rod Oram and Steve Braunias, former Cabinet minister Margaret Wilson, novelists Nicky Pellegrino and Greg McGee.

Performance, story-telling and workshops for all ages. Includes some free events.


Rage in the Cage 2
Where: Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre, Cnr of Devonport and 11th Ave, Tauranga
When: Saturday, 5pm - 11pm
Live mixed martial arts/kick-boxing event, showcasing local and North Island fighters. General admission tickets are $35, available to buy at http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/rage-in-the-cage-2/tauranga/tickets


FASH Tauranga
Where: Bethlehem Hall, 239a State Highway 2, Bethlehem
When: Saturday, 9am - 2pm
Fabric, Abandoned Stitchery and Haberdashery - a fair where stitchers, sewers, quilters, knitters, embroiderers, button collectors and fabric lovers can bargain, barter or buy. Table spaces can be purchased for $30 and all proceeds go to the Te Puna Quarry Summer Trust.

The Rusty Mannequin June sale
Where: Historic Village, 17th Ave West, Tauranga
When: Saturday, 9am - 12pm
Pre-loved women's clothing on sale, including shoes, jewelry and accessories. All proceeds to Turning Point Trust.

Tauranga Historic Village. Photo/file
Tauranga Historic Village. Photo/file

- Bay of Plenty Times

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