Indulge your love of fragile flowers or you inner nineties grunge this weekend. Best of the Bay Weekend has you covered!

Saturday 30th September

Cherry Blossom Festival, Greerton Village

Start your week­end with a fam­i­ly day in Greer­ton Vil­lage. The blos­som trees, 100 street cars and hot rods are all on dis­play, an Al Daw­son band con­cert, boun­cy castle, BBQ, face paint­ing and heaps more to see and do for every age.

When: 10 am — 2 pm

Where: Greer­ton Vil­lage Square, 179 Chad­wick Road, Tau­ran­ga

Admis­sion: Free

Funkadelic Monks and Lounge Apes at Totara St

A fes­ti­val of grunge and funk takes place at Totara St at The Mount. Funkadelic Monks are bring­ing back the Red Hot Chilli Pep­pers vibes, play­ing all the favs: Cal­i­for­ni­ca­tion, Under the Bridge and all the oth­er hits. The Lounge Apes’ Nir­vana trib­ute show will be a nos­tal­gic riot with Lithi­um, Come As You Are, Heart Shaped Box and of course Smells Like Teen Spir­it. You’ll be right back in the day!

Lounge Apes

When: 8 pm

Where: Totara St, 11 Totara Street, Mount Maun­ganui

Admis­sion: $18

Sunday 1st October

Art-in-the-Air Kite Day at Moore Park

Have a sleep in after going wild at Totara St because the kite day in KatiKati doesn’t start until 12:05 pm. Some of New Zealand’s top kite fly­ers will be steal­ing the show at Moore Park.

NZKA mem­bers Per­rin Melcheor, Peter Clark and Evan More, from Auck­land, are bring­ing their fab­u­lous fly­ing machi­nes — from 30 metre soft kites to the intri­ca­cies of mul­ti-celled box kites,” says John Rus­sell, co-organ­is­er of the event.

A dis­play of art kites, paint­ed by local artists, oppo­site in Diggel­mann Park is also not to be missed.

When: 12:05 — 4 pm

Where: Moore Park, Fairview Road, Katikati

Admis­sion: Free