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.

Ten Days On The Island

Celebrating Tasmania’s deep and wide connections to the world. Ten Days on the Island is Tasmania’s statewide arts festival, with something for everyone. The Festival is a wild and welcoming carnival of creativity, a confident celebration of our unique identity and our diverse island home.

Ten Days has a deep respect for the arts in regional Tasmania and a clear commitment to Tasmanian artists. We know that magic happens in far-flung places. Since the first Festival in 2001 we have proudly showcased Tasmania’s finest artists alongside the world’s best. And our 10th festival in March 2019 will once again provide the stage for a stunning array of home-grown and international artists.

So as March 2019 approaches, get ready for a magnificent program of art packed with heart and imagination – right across Tasmania.

Please visit tendays.org.au for more information and tickets.

Ten Days On The Island - (north-west, Burnie) : 08 - 11 March 2019.
Ten Days On The Island - (north-east, Launceston) : 15 - 17 March 2019.
Ten Days On The Island - (south, Hobart) : 22 - 24 March 2019.

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


08 - 24 March 2019
Ten Days On The Island

International Mural Fest - Sheffield

The International Mural Fest is a truly unique art competition held annually in Sheffield – the ‘Town of Murals’, in Tasmania, Australia.  Commencing Easter Sunday every year, Mural Fest is so successful that similar events are now happening interstate and overseas.

Each year, nine artists compete in a public ‘paint off’ from Easter Sunday to the following Saturday. Each artist must complete a 2100mm x 4800mm mural, using the same poem as their mural’s central theme and inspiration. Each year a new poem is selected, meaning no two Mural Fests are ever the same.

The competition is conducted in Mural Park – Sheffield’s very own outdoor art gallery in the heart of Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain touring region.

Mural Fest tests artistic skill, endurance and tenacity: artists are subjected to public scrutiny, time constraints and sometimes unpredictable Tasmanian weather!

International Mural Fest : 21 - 27 April 2019

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


01 - 07 April 2018
International Mural Fest

Targa Tasmania

Targa Australia run the world's largest, longest and hardest tarmac rally event - Targa Tasmania. The concept of the Targa is drawn directly from the best features of the Targa Florio, Mille Miglia, the Coupe des Alpes and the Tour de Corse. However, Targa Tasmania is not a slow motion re-run; it is a genuine "red-blooded" motorsport competition that travels over 2000kms with almost 40 competitive stages on closed roads for the true motoring enthusiast, catering for up to 300 selected cars approved by invitation.

To secure your accommodation for Targa 2019, please contact our Groups Coordinator via email at groups@tasvacations.com or by calling 1300 827 822.
29 April - 04 May 2019
Targa Tasmania

DARK MOFO 2019

Full program detals to be released in April

Dark Mofo, Mona's winter festival, delves into centuries-old winter solstice rituals, exploring the links between ancient and contemporary mythology, humans and nature, religious and secular traditions,darkness and light, and birth, death and renewal.

The prelude weekend returns 7–9 June 2019, with the full festival to follow from 14–23 June. The program will be announced in April, but pencil in these key dates in the meantime: Winter Feast from 14–16 + 20–23 June, and the Nude Solstice Swim on 22 June.

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

To organise your accommodation in and around Hobart please contact us via email holidays@tasvacations.com or by calling 1300 827 822.

07 - 23 June 2019
MONA Museum of Old and New Art Dark Mofo

What’s On at the Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal Season 2019

Details coming soon.

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 11am.
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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 2019
Theatre Royal Hobart

Major Events

EVENT LOCATION DATE
Ten Days On The Island Statewide 08 - 24 March 2019
Cradle Mountain Film Fest Cradle Mountain 29 - 31 March 2019
Shimano Enduro Tasmania Derby 31 March 2019
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint Symmons Plains 05 - 07 April 2019
Flinders Island Food & Crayfish Festival Whitemark 11 - 14 April 2019
International Mural Fest Sheffield 21 - 27 April 2019
Targa Tasmania Statewide 29 April - 04 May 2019
Agfest (Agricultural Show) Carrick 02 - 04 May 2019
Bay Of Fires Winter Arts Festival St Helens & Surrounds 08 - 10 June 2019
Dark MOFO Hobart 07 - 23 June 2019
Festival of Voices Hobart 28 June - 14 July 2019
Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest Grove, Huon Valley 12 - 14 July 2019
Devonport Jazz Festival Devonport 25 - 28 July 2019
Chocolate Winterfest Latrobe 11 August 2019
Tasmanian Whisky Week Statewide 12 - 18 August 2019
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.