List of events in Tasmania

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A range of events occur in Tasmania, from well known sporting fixtures such as Sydney to Hobart, to arts festivals such as 10 Days on the Island.

List of annual events and festivals in Tasmania[edit]

Event Description When
Hobart Comedy Festival Showcasing comedic talent from both Tasmania and interstate. January
Cygnet Folk Festival Arts festival in Cygnet, southern Tasmania. January
MONA FOMA Contemporary Music and Arts Festival, currently curated by Brian Ritchie mid January
Festivale Held annually on the first weekend in February, Festivale celebrates Tasmanian food and wine al fresco style in Launceston's historic City Park.  first weekend in February
Rosebery Festival West Coast Rosebery, Arts, Live Music, Family Entertainment, Culture, Car Show, FREE TO THE PUBLIC Late February
Australian Wooden Boat Festival Sullivans Cove February
AICon[1] Popular Culture Festival run in Hobart March
Handmade in Cygnet Annual 3-day open studio art trail in Cygnet and surrounds in which local artists and makers fling open the doors of their studios and workshops and invite the public to view, and chat about, their work. Easter Sunday to Easter Tuesday
Targa Tasmania Road rally that takes place in stages across the island. late April or early May
Agfest Agricultural fair held in Carrick, northern Tasmania. early May
10 Days on the Island Arts festival held across a number of locations around Tasmania. March
Antarctic Midwinter Festival Festival showcasing Tasmania's links with Antarctica June
Dark Mofo Midwinter arts and music festival June
Festival of Voices Vocal musical performance festival July
Devonport Jazz Festival showcasing Jazz and Blues featuring Tasmanian, interstate and overseas artists July
TastroFest Tasmania's Astronomy Festival, Ulverstone, North West Tasmania- Lectures, Telescopes and Astrophotography/Aurora Camera Workshops, Science shows, Astrophotography and Aurora Gallery, Book talks, Brixhibition, School shows, Night sky tours, Displays. August
Junction Arts Festival A spring festival that inspires the City of Launceston, Tasmania through exciting and diverse performances of multiple art forms. Also known as Junction. The first week of September
Royal Launceston Show Launceston city show. October
Royal Hobart Show Hobart city show. October
Farmgate Festival Tamar Valley, Launceston November
Sustainable Living Festival Princes Wharf, Hobart November
Huon Small Farms Expo Small Farms Expo March
Taste of Tasmania Food festival held adject to Salamanca Market. Christmas - New Year period
Sydney to Hobart Yacht race between Sydney and Hobart. Starts Boxing Day
Falls Festival Music festival held at Marion Bay. New Year's Eve
Huon Show Huon Valley agricultural show 2nd Saturday of November

Past events (no longer held)[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "AICon: Tasmania's Pop Culture Festival". Retrieved 2016-10-26.