Tauranga‘s Blue Steamtember full steam ahead

Members of Steampunk Tauranga dressed in blue. Photo: Barb Lewis.

Blue Steamtember in September is set to be a steampunk ‘Blue Do’ weekend like nothing Tauranga has seen before.

On the Friday evening punkers and ‘Re-do’ couples dressed in plenty of blue will be teapot racing in Wharf Street and holding a ‘HAG’ night at The Barrel Room – this is a combination of ‘not a hen party and not a stag do’.

The next morning, following an ‘op shop til you drop’ event around Tauranga’s charity shops, a ‘Re-Do’ wedding will be held at the Tauranga Yacht & Powerboat Club with six couples renewing their vows steampunk style.

In the evening it will be full party mode back at the yacht club at Sulphur Point, as steampunkers in full steampunk gear groove to live music from popular local band Shabang. This is Steampunk Tauranga’s main Blue Do event for the weekend and this year’s theme is ‘Aeronautica’.

For those wanting still more fun, and perhaps wanting to reverse their earlier ‘Re-Do’ there will be the ‘Un-Do’ breakfast on Sunday morning at Raft in Chapel St.

Blue Steamtember is an annual event run by Steampunk Tauranga to raise funds for and awareness of prostate cancer. The weekend’s events this year will be held from September 17-19. 

For more information and to purchase tickets to Aeronautica contact Leone on slurps@kinect.co.nz or go to the Steampunk Tauranga Facebook page.

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