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.

Targa Tasmania 2019

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.

29 April - 04 May 2019
Targa Tasmania

AGFEST 2019

Agfest is a multi-award winning agricultural and machinery field day event that has been operating for 37 years. It is a Tasmanian success story that injects millions of dollars into our local economy annually. Agfest is recognised in the top 3 field day events in Australia.

Agfest takes great pride in offering something for everyone. 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 Mothers Day? The Craft Pavilions house some of the best handmade craft Tasmania has to offer. And when you need to take a break, head to the Beta Milk Unique Tastes pavilion where you can enjoy some great Tasmanian produce and a glass of wine.

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

02 - 04 May 2019
AGFEST

Bay Of Fires Winter Arts Festival 2019

The 2019 Bay Of Fires Winter Arts Festival will again be held over the June long weekend (Saturday 8th – Monday 10th June) with three days overflowing with arts in all forms, genres and abilities.

Events, workshops, dance, fine art, gardens, exhibitions and more will take you across the Bay of Fires and Break O’Day region through the northern reaches of the Great Eastern Drive from Four Mile Creek right through St Marys, Scamander, St Helens and Binalong Bay.

The June long weekend is jam packed with activities for young, old, fun, frugal, extravagant, relaxed and exuberant!

Stay tuned for our full event schedule. For more information, please visit www.bayoffireswinterartsfestival.com.au

To book your travel and accommodation during Bay Of Fires Winter Arts Festival, please contact us via email holidays@tasvacations.com or by calling 1300 827 822.

08 - 10 June 2019
Bay Of Fires Winter Arts Festival

DARK MOFO 2019

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 is available here, including the Winter Feast from 14–16 + 19–23 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

FESTIVAL OF VOICES 2019

Immerse yourself in the 14th annual Tasmanian Festival of Voices

Bringing together international, national and local artists and workshop leaders, choirs and audiences in a celebration of song across all genres.

Opening on the stunning East Coast, and closing with a spectacular Finale Concert in Hobart, and in between massed choirs, cabaret and contemporary performances, family and pop up events.

Whether you want to learn, perform or just listen, there’s something for you.

Festival Of Voices : 28 June - 14 July 2019.

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.

28 June - 14 July 2019
Festival of Voices

WILLIE SMITH’S HUON VALLEY MID-WINTER FEST 2019

In the deep south, in the dead of winter, thousands come to get wild, wassail and burn a two story wicker man. Come get lost and found.

NEW LOCATION: A new home right in the heart of the Huon Valley - in and around the old agricultural sheds at the iconic Ranelagh Recreation Grounds.

For more information including entertainment lineup and activities, please visit the Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest website.

Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest : 12 - 14 July 2019.

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

12 - 14 July 2019
Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest

CHOCOLATE WINTERFEST 2019

Held in the beautiful island of Tasmania, Chocolate Winterfest is situated at Latrobe, just a 10 minute drive from Devonport.

Chocolate Winterfest is Latrobe's wickedly delicious festival celebrating all things chocolate.

It is no coincidence that the Latin name for cocoa, from which chocolate is made, translates as "food of the gods". Some cultures even valued chocolate more than gold, and who could blame them. Just the mere mention of chocolate turns heads and that's what Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe will do to you.

Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe will indulge, inform, astound, amuse but above all celebrate chocolate as you escape from the bleakness of winter. Be indulged by events individually or successively as you immerse in this chocolate experience.

Don't deny one of life's pleasures - join us at Latrobe on the central northern coast of Tasmania for this unique celebration.

Chocolate Winterfest : 11 August 2019 (10.30am until 3.30pm).

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

11 August 2019
RACT Great Tassie Tour

DEVONPORT JAZZ 2019

Devonport Jazz is an annual jazz festival held on the last weekend in July. The aim of the program has always been to include a mix of jazz music from traditional jazz to modern jazz, latin to funk fusion and an increasing blues component.

Artists from the mainland, Tasmania and overseas feature in a series of concerts, dances and dinners. As well as being a showcase for some of the best interstate and local jazz musicians, the festival incorporates education, visual art and film.

The festival promotes live performance and encourages patronage of local venues and businesses through association with Devonport Jazz.

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

Devonport Jazz : 25 - 28 July 2019.


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

25 - 28 July 2010
Devonport Jazz

TASMANIAN WHISKY WEEK 2019

The 2019 Tasmanian Whisky Week will take place from Monday 12th – Sunday 18th August, with industry events held across seven days in Tasmanian distilleries, bars, barns, stables, restaurants and hotels.

Throughout the week distilleries will be opening their doors to host behind-the-scenes tours to meet the distillers in person, provide access to unreleased whiskies, and offer dining opportunities where distilleries (both old and new) will recount the successes, challenges and events that have shaped who they are today.

For more details about Tasmanian Whisky Week please visit taswhiskyweek.com/

Tasmanian Whisky Week : 12 - 18 August 2019.

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


12 - 18 August 2019

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 holidays@tasvacations.com 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 holidays@tasvacations.com or by calling 1300 827 822.

01 - 04 November 2019

2019 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.

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

From 26 Dec 2019
ROLEX Sydney To Hobart

THE TASTE OF TASMANIA

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

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
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.