Events in Tasmania

Junction Arts Festival

Junction is a unique arts and cultural festival, in which audiences and artists come together in exciting new ways within unusual spaces throughout Launceston. Junction puts the audience at the heart of the action over 5 days and nights throughout Launceston, Tasmania Junction returns this year from the 6-10th of September.

Now in its 7th year, previous festival experiences have included riding on the back of motorbikes, experiencing a performance inside a carwash, listening to live music in the back yards of amazing houses, travelling back in time to a secret late night speakeasy and even having a sauna in a public park.

Junction Arts Festival : 06 - 10 September 2017.

To book your travel and accommodation during the Junction Arts Festival, please contact us via email or by calling 1300 827 822.

06 - 10 September 2017

Australian Masters Games Tasmania 2017

The Australian Masters Games is a biennial sporting event that is regarded as one of the premier and largest participation sporting events on the Australian sporting landscape. In 2017 the 16th edition of the Games will be hosted in Tasmania from Saturday 21st to Saturday 28th October. It is expected over 6,000 participants will compete across over 40 different sports.

The event is open to anyone. The only criteria to compete in the Australian Masters Games is that you must meet the minimum age requirement, which in most sports is 30+ years. It does not impose qualifying standards and welcomes participants from all over the world.

The Australian Masters Games offer participants a wide range of different sports, from softball to athletics to dragon boat to boxing.

This variety of sports on offer provides the opportunity for participants to try a new sport, compete in multiple sports during the week and register as an individual or in a team.

For a list of the sports confirmed to date in the 16th Australian Masters Games, click here

The Australian Masters Games : 21 - 28 October 2017.

TasVacations is the official accommodation provider for The Australian Masters Games Tasmania. We can assist with all your accommodation, vehicle rental and attractions reservations.
Book a self-drive accommodation package during The Australian Masters Games:
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21 - 28 October 2017
The Australian Masters Games

Tasmanian Craft Fair

The Tasmanian Craft Fair is the largest working display of arts and crafts in Australia with more than 200 artists and artisans and 20,000 annual visitors. Every year for 36 years, TCF visitors have been treated to fine art displays, craft stalls, gourmet food, entertainment and childrens' fun activities as well as working craft displays. Held annually in the picturesque township of Deloraine in northern Tasmania, an amazing array of talented artists and craftspeople exhibit and demonstrate their work.

Tasmanian Craft Fair : 03 - 06 November 2017.
Friday: 9am - 5pm (6pm at Venues 3, 4 & 5)
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 9am - 5pm
Monday: 9am - 4pm

To book your travel and accommodation during the Tasmanian Craft Fair, please contact us via email or by calling 1300 827 822.

03 - 06 November 2017

Taste of Tasmania

Tasmania’s most popular and enduring summer event, The Taste of Tasmania returns to Hobart’s waterfront in December 2017/ January 2018.

Seafood, cheeses, berries, cool-climate wines, boutique beers and ciders and much more, representing regions from right around the state, are on offer at stalls located both inside the Princes Wharf No.1 shed, and outside.

The majestic River Derwent, Hobart’s historic wharves and Salamanca Place provide a stunning backdrop to this annual celebration of quality Tasmanian produce and local talent. We look forward to seeing you there.

The Taste Of Tasmania : 28 December 2017 - 03 January 2018.

Book now to avoid disappointment! Accommodation selling fast!
To book your travel and accommodation during The Taste of Tasmania, please contact us via email or by calling 1300 827 822.

From 28 December 2017


Held in January throughout Hobart and its surrounds, MONA FOMA draws some big headline acts – in the past including John Cale, Elvis Costello, Nick Cave, Philip Glass, Grandmaster Flash and PJ Harvey. The program covers all kinds of musical performance – from classical and opera to hip-hop and avant-garde – along with dance, theatre and visual art. Food, wine and beer tastings and "strictly non-dorky workshops" are thrown in at the MONA Market (aka the MoMa), which continues every Saturday throughout summer.

For full details, please visit

MONA FOMA : 19 - 21 January 2018.

To book your travel and accommodation during MONA FOMA please contact us via email or by calling 1300 827 822.

19 - 21 January 2018
MONA Museum of Old and New Art


Festivale, one of Tasmania's premier summer events, is a three day celebration, designed to showcase the very best of Tasmanian food, wine, beer, arts and entertainment. Staged in Launceston’s historic and picturesque City Park the ambiance of the outdoor event is unique. Attend one of the Food and Beverage Masterclasses or learn some new culinary techniques at one of the Cooking Demonstrations in the Park. Entry prices range from $15 - $25 per adult, with 3 day passes available for $45. Children 10 – 14 years are $7.50 and children under 9 years are free of charge. Early Bird tickets are on sale from 1 October 2017 at

Festivale : 02 - 04 February 2018.
Friday: 5.30pm – 11pm
Saturday: 11am – 11pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm

To book your travel and accommodation during Festivale, please contact us via email or by calling 1300 827 822.

02 - 04 February 2018
The Taste of Tasmania

Evandale Village Fair & National Penny Farthing Championships

The wheels of time turn back over a hundred years as the peaceful village of Evandale in northern Tasmania plays host to the Evandale Village Fair and National Penny Farthing Championships. The Evandale Village Fair is held annually in February, and features a full program of Penny Farthing bicycle racing featuring the National Penny Farthing Championship. Started in 1983 the Evandale Penny Farthing races attract enthusiasts from across Australia and around the world. Accompanying the Penny Farthings races are a country fair and period themed festival. Admission $12 per adult and children under 16 years, free of charge.

Evandale Village Fair & National Penny Farthing Championships : 24 February 2018, 10am – 4pm.

To book your travel and accommodation during the Evandale Village Fair & National Penny Farthing Championships, please contact us via email or by calling 1300 827 822.

24 February 2018
The Taste of Tasmania

What’s On at the Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal Season 2017

We are very excited to introduce our 2017 Season which includes ballet, circus, family fun, high drama and comedy. We are proud to showcase international performers, Tasmanian talent and new and emerging artists.

With great works from Australia’s finest dance and theatre companies such as Bangarra Dance Theatre, Sydney Dance Company, Bell Shakespeare, shake & stir theatre co and The Australian Ballet.

The Theatre Royal is particularly pleased to host Tasmanian work and there’s plenty of it in 2017. Wicked, Chicago, Ruthless! and Croon will have you singing along. There’s the freshest Tasmanian work in RAWspace, a new production from Loud Mouth Theatre and the Bawdy Panto gang are back.

The Theatre Royal is Australia's oldest working theatre, and one of its most beautiful treasures. Why not take a guided tour to see the Theatre's elegant auditorium with its central dome, intricate gilded mouldings and rich colours and enjoy a behind-the-scenes glimpse of theatre life.

Tours operate each Monday, Wednesday and Friday; at 11.00am
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The Theatre Royal Box Office is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am – 5.00pm, or you can book on line 24/7 –

Click here to see what’s on while you’re in town.

Season 2017
Theatre Royal Hobart

Major Events 2017

Junction Arts Festival Launceston 06 - 10 September 2017
Blooming Tasmania Flower & Garden Festival Launceston 23 - 24 September 2017
Devonport Food and Wine Festival Devonport 01 - 31 October 2017
Royal Launceston Show Inveresk 12 - 14 October 2017
Royal Hobart Show Glenorchy 25 - 28 October 2017
Tasmanian Craft Fair Deloraine 03 - 06 November 2017
Bicheno Food & Wine Festival Bicheno 18 November 2017
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Hobart 26 Dec 2017 - 01 Jan 2018
Taste of Tasmania Hobart 28 Dec 2017 - 03 Jan 2018
The Falls Festival Marion Bay 29 Dec 2017 - 01 Jan 2018
Mona Foma Hobart 19 - 21 January 2018
Festivale Launceston 02 - 04 Feb 2018
Royal Hobart Regatta Hobart 12 Feb 2018
Evandale Village Fair & National Penny Farthing Championships Evandale 24 Feb 2018
Taste of the Huon Ranelagh Showgrounds 11 - 12 March 2018
International Mural Fest Sheffield 01 - 07 April 2018
Targa Tasmania Statewide 16 - 21 April 2018
V8 Supercars Symmons Plains April 2018 (Dates TBC)
AGFEST Northern Tasmania 03 - 05 May 2018
Bay of Fires Winter Arts Festival St Helens & Surrounds 09 - 11 June 2018
Dark MOFO Hobart 15 - 24 June 2018
Festival of Voices Hobart 29 June - 15 July 2018
Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest Grove, Huon Valley 13 - 15 July 2018
Devonport Jazz Devonport July 2018 (Dates TBC)
Chocolate Winterfest Latrobe August 2018 (Dates TBC)
Tasmanian Whisky Week Statewide August 2018 (Dates TBC)
Junction Arts Festival Launceston September 2018 (Dates TBC)

For a full list of events and further information, please check with your TasVacations consultant. TasVacations recommends checking event information is correct when booking your holiday, as event dates and times may be subject to change.