Events in Tasmania

When planning your Tasmanian holiday make sure to allow enough time to experience some of the fantastic local events and markets. Just remember that some of these events can lead to huge demand for accommodation and car hire – so if you are travelling during a key event make sure to book well in advance.

Junction Arts Festival 2019

Now in its ninth year, Launceston’s Junction Arts Festival is an intimate festival of ‘extraordinary experiences in unusual spaces’, which under Creative Director Greg Clarke and the Junction team, has a new focus on presenting and celebrating the incredible talent of Tasmania’s amazing artists.

Junction’s festival hub in and around the stunning 19th century Prince’s Square, features the Fountain Bar showcasing Tasmania’s finest musicians and bands, delicious Tasmanian food and award winning wines and Junction's Little Devil featuring children’s shows and award winning cabaret.

Junction Arts Festival : 04 - 08 September 2019.

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

04 - 08 September 2019

Tasmanian Craft Fair 2019

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. Held annually in the picturesque township of Deloraine in northern Tasmania, an amazing array of talented artists and craftspeople exhibit and demonstrate their work as part of the Tasmanian Craft Fair.

Dates:  Friday 1st - Monday 4th November
Times: Fri, Sat, Sun: 9am-5pm  /  Mon: 9am-4pm

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

01 - 04 November 2019


The Rolex Sydney Hobart is a 628 nautical mile yacht race which begins in Sydney Harbour and finishes in Hobart.

Be part of the scene at one of the world's great blue water classics.

Each December you can see the world's greatest yachts charging through Sydney Heads as they take part in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Once through The Heads, they turn south knowing they are casting their fate to the might of the great Southern Ocean and the winds of the Roaring Forties. The 628 nautical mile course is described as one of the most gruelling ocean races in the world. Since 1945, this blue water classic has thrilled Australians.

Thousands line Sydney Harbour or form farewell flotillas to cheer the departing yachties. Days later, in Hobart, the excitement builds as news of who will be the first boat to arrive comes through.

2019 ROLEX Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race : Race starts December 26 from Sydney.

From 26 Dec 2019
ROLEX Sydney To Hobart


Tasmania’s most popular and enduring summer event, The Taste of Tasmania returns to Hobart’s waterfront from 28 December 2019 – 3 January 2020.

Come celebrate Taste of Tasmania’s 30th birthday with a magical mystery tour of delicious food, superb drinks, fabulous entertainment, exclusive cooking workshops, demonstrations and dining events with an all-star line-up of local stars; a combination of talented celebrated nationally and local best kept secrets, as we tell the magical and mythical story of Tasmanian food and wine. Fun for the young and young at heart.

The Taste of Tasmania : 28 December 2019 - 03 January 2020.

28 Dec 2019 - 03 Jan 2020
The Taste of Tasmania

What’s On at the Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal Season 2019

2019 is going to be a very exciting year for the Theatre Royal. Construction work is well underway and there will be a range of new facilities including foyers, bars, a new Box Office and cloakroom facilities.

Season 2019 is well underway and what a season it will be!

You can see the best of Australian performing arts companies, including Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Dance Company, Circus Oz, Bangarra Dance Theatre and Bell Shakespeare. These companies are bringing their high-quality production of dance, comedy, circus and drama with some very special anniversary tours.

Young people and families will love the entertaining range of productions including the madness of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts and the very Australian story of Possum Magic.

And there’s plenty of local talent too including My Fair Lady and fabulous big band musical numbers in The Very Best of CROON LIVE.

The Theatre Royal Box Office is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am – 5.00pm, or you can book online 24/7 –

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Season 2019
Theatre Royal Hobart

Major Events

Junction Arts Festival Launceston 04 - 08 September 2019
Great Eastern Wine Weekend East Coast 06 - 08 September 2019
Tasmanian Craft Fair Deloraine 01 - 04 November 2019
World Fly Fising Championships Tasmania Launceston 30 November - 08 December 2019
Effervescence Tasmania Hobart & Relbia 15 - 17 November 2019
Bicheno Food & Wine Festival Bicheno 15 - 17 November 2019
Farmgate Festival Tamar Valley 23 - 24 November 2019
Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race Tamar Valley 26 December - 01 Jan 2020
The Taste of Tasmania Hobart 28 December - 03 January 2020
The Falls Music & Arts Festival Marion Bay 29 December - 01 January 2020
Cygnet Folk Festival Cygnet 10 - 12 January 2020
Festivale Launceston 31 January - 02 February 2020

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.