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.

PLEASE NOTE: Events are subject to change/cancellation due to COVID-19. Updates will be made upon receiving information from the event organisers and the Australian Government.

FESTIVAL OF VOICES

Please visit festivalofvoices.com/

Festival of Voices has been bringing joy through the power of sing to Tasmanian winters since 2004. The state’s original marquee winter event has become known as Australia’s premiere celebration of the voice, attracting audiences of 30,000 people over two weeks.

The reach and reputation of Festival of Voices has grown far and wide. The educational component of the festival is significant. It has become a winter school for people who want to learn new repertoires, sing better or just revel in the joy of group singing. It is known internationally as a warm and welcoming meeting place for singers to sing and share time together.

The first Tasmanian winter festival to introduce bonfires as a central theme, the iconic image of thousands singing around the fire in Salamanca Place is legendary. While the venue has changed the event is still a highlight and reflects the core aim of the festival – to bring people together, not just as observers but as participants as well.

To book your travel and accommodation during the Festival of Voices, please contact us via email holidays@tasvacations.com or by calling 1300 827 822.

1 - 10 July 2022
Festival of Voices

BICHENO BEAMS

Please visit bichenobeams.com/

A family friendly celebration of light, BICHENO BEAMS will offer yet another exciting reason to visit our must stay destination. It will also provide opportunities for businesses and our community to thrive during the cooler months.

You will need to bring your smart phone or device and your ear phones to hear the spectacular music which accompanies the lights shining into the sky, away from homes and wildlife habitats.

BICHENO BEAMS is an unmissable annual event, drawing locals and visitors alike to celebrate the place we love.

You'll be welcomed by a team of local volunteers who will guide you to the viewing area. Come for two nights and see two different, alternating shows.

To book your travel and accommodation during Bicheno Beams, please contact us via email holidays@tasvacations.com or by calling 1300 827 822.

1 - 31 July 2022
Bicheno Beams

HUON VALLEY MID-WINTER FESTIVAL 2022

Please visit huonvalleymidwinterfest.com.au/

The Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival is all about celebrating the region's apple-picking history and at its core is the wassail: the ages-old tradition of scaring evil spirits from the orchard to bring on a bumper crop.

This year, we're returning to our roots with the festival to be held on an intimate scale at Willie Smith's Apple Shed.

All the festival's much-loved traditions make a comeback, including the Burning Man, Tassie's best folk-funk bands, the coveted costume competition, tales tall and true from Tassie’s best storytellers and - of course - the Wassail.

To book your travel and accommodation during the Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival, please contact us via email holidays@tasvacations.com or by calling 1300 827 822.

15 - 16 July 2022
Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest

DEVONPORT JAZZ 2022

Devonport Jazz is an award winning annual musical festival held in Devonport on the Tasmanian North West Coast every July.
The Festival takes place in a variety of venues across the city, from the Town Hall Theatre, to arts venues, cafes, restaurants, pubs, churches and community halls.
Devonport Jazz is a celebration of all jazz genres, with each festival program aimed to appeal to young and old, to enthusiasts and those new to the musical style.

For more details about the festival please visit www.devonportjazz.com.au

To book your travel and accommodation during Devonport Jazz, please contact us via email holidays@tasvacations.com or by calling 1300 827 822.

28 - 31 July 2022
Devonport Jazz

BEAKER STREET FESTIVAL

Please visit beakerstreet.com.au

Beaker Street is a not-for-profit cultural organisation in lutruwita/Tasmania. We host the annual Beaker Street Festival, exploring the intersection of art and science, and facilitating connections and collaborations amongst artists, scientists, and the public. Outside our Festival, we work closely with other creatives, scientists, and artists on initiatives like our podcasts, our annual Science Photography Prize, festival collaborations, and other ongoing events and projects.

To book your travel and accommodation during the Beaker Street Festival, please contact us via email holidays@tasvacations.com or by calling 1300 827 822.

5 - 14 August 2022
Beaker Street Festival

AGFEST 2022

Please visit agfest.com.au/

Agfest takes great pride in offering something for everyone to see and do. Whether you are in the market for new machinery, a new vehicle or just interested in seeing what is new on the market, Agfest is the place for you. Interested in history and where agriculture has come from? The Heritage Display is where you need to go to. Looking for a gift for Fathers Day? The Craft Pavilions showcase some of the best handmade craft Tasmania has to offer. And when you need to take a break, stop at one of our Quercus Tastes food areas where you can enjoy some great Tasmanian produce.

To book your travel and accommodation during AGFEST, please contact us via email holidays@tasvacations.com or by calling 1300 827 822.

24 - 27 August 2022
AGFEST

2022 ROLEX SYDNEY TO HOBART YACHT RACE

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.

2022 ROLEX Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race : Race starts December 26 from Sydney.

From 26 Dec 2022
ROLEX Sydney To Hobart

What’s On at the Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal Season 2022

The Theatre Royal is Australia’s oldest working theatre and one of its most beautiful treasures. In 2012 we celebrated the 175th anniversary of the first performance in 1837. Today the Theatre Royal is not just a piece of Tasmania’s history but a living centre for the performing arts. It presents an annual program of live theatre, contemporary music, dance and entertainment.

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

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Season 2022
Theatre Royal Hobart

MONA FOMA Festival of Music & Art

February 2023. One weekend in Launceston, and one weekend in Hobart, to spread the love. Great artists, unusual venues, and an irrepressible creativity.

For full details, please visit mofo.net.au/

MONA FOMA
Launceston: 17-19 January 2023
Hobart: 24-26 January 2023

February 2023
MONA Museum of Old and New Art

Events Overview

Events may be subject to change or cancellation.

EVENT LOCATION DATE
Dark Mofo Hobart 15 - 22 June 2022
Festival of Voices Hobart 01 - 10 July 2022
Bicheno Beams Bicheno 01 - 31 July 2022
Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival Huon Valley 15 - 16 July 2022
Devonport Jazz Festival Devonport 28 - 31 July 2022
Beaker Street Festival Hobart 05 - 14 August 2022
Tasmanian Whisky Week Multiple Locations 08 - 14 August 2022
Agfest Carrick 24 - 27 August 2022
Great Eastern Wine Week East Coast 09 - 18 September 2022
Tulip Festival Wynyard Wynyard 08 October 2022
ICC Men's T20 World Cup Hobart 16 October - 13 November 2022
Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race Finishes Hobart From 26 December 2022
Festivale Launceston 03 - 05 February 2023
Australian Wooden Boat Festival Hobart 10 - 13 February 2023

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.