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Saturday 9th February 2019

Tauranga Waterfront, The Strand


What’s the scoop? 

I scream! You scream! We all scream for ice cream!

Introducing MELTED, New Zealand’s first ever ice cream and frozen dessert festival. Taking over the Tauranga Waterfront on Saturday 9th February 2019, MELTED is a celebration of all things cool and sweet. With a wide range of ice cream, gelato, sorbet, fruit ice cream, milkshakes, and a whole heap of other treats, there's something for everyone at MELTED.

Featuring cooking demonstrations, live music, food trucks, entertainment, competitions, and a whole heap of ice cream, MELTED is the place to be this summer!


Tauranga Waterfront, The Strand

The Tauranga Waterfront is one of the most loved venues in the Bay of Plenty featuring some of the Tauranga’s top bars and restaurants, stunning views of the harbour, the amazing tidal steps and bombing platform.

It is also the home to our favourite pooch from Donaldson’s Dairy with the amazing Hairy Maclary statues. With ocean views, plenty of free parking and access to public transport options, Tauranga Waterfront is the perfect venue for this innovative new festival.



MELTED will feature three ticketed sessions throughout the day:


*Plus booking fee

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Line Up


Plus many more to be announced!

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+ Why an Ice cream festival?

Us Kiwis love ice cream. In fact, we love it so much that we actually consume the most ice cream in the world per capita at a whopping 23 litres per year! What better way to celebrate our frozen love affair than with a festival devoted to our favorite sweet treats? Set in the summer hotspot of Tauranga, MELTED will bring together some of New Zealand’s top frozen dessert creators, artisans, and manufacturers to showcase the most delicious ice cream and frozen goodies that this fine land has to offer.

+ When is MELTED?

MELTED will be held on Saturday 9th February 2019. There are three ticketed sessions throughout the day; Morning (10am - 2pm), Afternoon (2pm - 6pm), Evening (6pm - 10pm)

+ Where is MELTED being held?

MELTED will be held on the Tauranga Waterfront, The Strand, Tauranga.

+ Is MELTED suitable for children?

Absolutely! However, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

+ Which brands/vendors are going to be there?

We will announce our first line up on Wednesday 21st November.


+ How much are tickets?

You can find all the different ticket types and prices on our tickets page.

+ What does my ticket include?

Your ticket will give you entry into MELTED. Once inside, you can enjoy things like live music, product demos, samples, and a heap of fun. Every ticket holder will also recieve a limited edition reusable MELTED spoon upon entry.

+ Why are there different sessions?

We want as many people to enjoy MELTED as possible, so we've split it into three sessions to make sure everyone doesn't come at once. All three sessions are exactly the same.


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