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Wind in the Willows
Date Tue 1st Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
The Big Monkey Theatre Inc. summer family show at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens has become an annual ‘must see’ for many Tasmanian families and tourists alike.

And this year’s show will be no different as Big Monkey presents the ever-popular and much-loved classic The Wind in the Willows.
Adapted and directed by Les Winspear, The Wind in the Willows tells a timeless story of friendship, loyalty and working together to win the day.
The Wind in the Willows is a fun-packed adventure, full of laughs, lunacy and lyrical songs all effectively staged against the splendid backdrop of the Botanical Gardens.
The Wind in the Willows will be performed in the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens from Tuesday to Sunday during January 2019. So join Toad, Ratty, Otter, Mole and a few Wildwood Weasels for a fun time commencing Tuesday 1 January 2019 to Sunday 20 January 2019.

Show time Tuesday to Friday is 11am with two shows each Saturday at 2pm and 5pm and a Sunday show at 2pm.
Tickets are available from the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens information booth, Theatre Royal, Centertainment or at the Garden’s main gate 30 minutes prior to each performance.

Brighton Market Tasmania - Monthly
Date Sun 6th Jan 2019 to Sun 2nd Jun 2019
Held on the first Sunday of each month, the Brighton Market in Tasmania is an interesting market for all to see and browse.
Second-hand bargains, plants, bric-a-brac, jewellery, art and craft.
Also enjoy a great selection of hot and cold food for sale.
The market is undercover, at the Brighton Memorial Hall, so whatever the weather, we are open. Find us just 26 km north of Hobart.
Les Misérables Tasmania
Date Fri 11th Jan 2019 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019
The phenomenon returns this summer.
Fall under the spell of this epic tale of broken dreams, sacrifice and love once again, as ExitLeft Productions brings the legendary Les Miserables to the intimate 220 seat Playhouse Theatre in Hobart in January/February 2019.
Eighteen years ago ExitLeft’s landmark arena production of Les Misérables at the Derwent Entertainment Centre broke box office records. Become part of the story with this new production, with every seat offering a fantastic view you will truly feel like you have been transported into revolutionary France!
Join the revolution and sign up for the pre-sale now at Lesmistas.com. The seating is limited.

The experience is extraordinary.

Be swept away this January/February 2019.
ExitLeft Productions presents a new production of Boubil and Schonbergs, Les Miserables.
Les Misérables is licensed by Music Theatre International (MTI) by arrangement with Cameron Macintosh Limited.

Mona Foma
Date Sun 13th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
Mona Foma is back and it’s bursting forth in Launceston, Tasmania. The Museum of Old and New Art’s summer festival is set to transform this delightful town in the north of the state into a garden of mortal delights and divine corruption, featuring: techno titans, indie rock darlings, Ethiopian jazz legends, monumental inflatable art, Polish punk fury, Swedish pop icons, psychedelic Saharan desert rock, and a mass onesie extravaganza. January 18 to 20, 2019. Tickets on sale from the website.
Featuring :
Courtney Barnett (AUS)
Mulatu Astatke (ETH)
Neneh Cherry (SWE)
Oneohtrix Point Never: Myriad (USA)
PNAY (AUS)
Satu Vänskä + the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (AUS)
and many more.
Festival of Small Halls - Southport
Date Thu 17th Jan 2019
Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that take the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at major Australian festivals and sends them on the road to halls in communities all over Australia.
The 2019 Summer Tour, featuring master Scandinavian musicians Fru Skagerrak and Australian rock and roll legend in the making, Liam Gerner.
Produced by Woodfordia Inc, the much-loved regional music tour rekindles the time-old tradition of gathering in the local small hall for a special night of live music, storytelling and community connection.
Where Song Began - St Helens
Date Thu 17th Jan 2019
“Where Song Began” is a musical and visual celebration of Australia’s birds and how they shaped the world.
Inspired by leading ornithologist Tim Low’s award-winning book, this performance explores the Australian origins of songbirds, ‘the birds that can sing’. Such is their evolutionary significance, ‘one may ask whether human music would have reached the heights it has, had the first songbird not sung in an Australian rainforest.’
Accessible for all ages, this work contemplates the origin of birdsong and the importance of Australia's rich and colourful bird history. The program includes music spanning 300 years, from Johann Heinrich Schmelzer and J.S. Bach to Arvo Pärt and new Australian works, enhanced by a film of evocative landscape stills, moving images and recordings sourced from the Cornell Ornithology Lab.
The performers: Simone Slattery was recently awarded a PhD in Music Performance from the University of Adelaide and performs regularly with Australia’s finest ensembles. Anthony Albrecht is an Australian graduate of The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program and is based in London.
Performance length: 60 minutes without an interval, including a Q&A
The performance features photography from renowned Australian photographers Muneer Al Shanti and Mark Eatwell.
Furneaux Islands Festival
Date Fri 18th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
Now in its 6th year, The Furneaux Islands Festival is a unique Tasmanian event held on Flinders Island to celebrate the community, culture and musical heritage of our diverse island community. Held annually in January, the festival stages a variety of events over four days at different venues across the Island.
In 2015 Flinders Council were proud to welcome (FIAAI) Flinders Island Aboriginal Association as Festival partner. The continuing partnership and collaboration is integral to the Furneaux Islands Festival success.
“The Furneaux Islands Festival is a great opportunity for everyone to come together to celebrate Island culture through live music, dance, food and art. Sharing our Island way of life is what we do best.
If we are to live together harmoniously we must as a nation develop an understanding and appreciation of our differences and the benefits that diversity can offer us all, Flinders Island is leading the way in this.
We as Island people want to share our Island life, so come to Flinders Island, be part of the community for a weekend, we promise you will not be disappointed.” – Maxine Roughley, CEO FIAAI – Flinders Island Aboriginal Association.
Where Song Began - Scottsdale
Date Fri 18th Jan 2019
“Where Song Began” is a musical and visual celebration of Australia’s birds and how they shaped the world.
Inspired by leading ornithologist Tim Low’s award-winning book, this performance explores the Australian origins of songbirds, ‘the birds that can sing’. Such is their evolutionary significance, ‘one may ask whether human music would have reached the heights it has, had the first songbird not sung in an Australian rainforest.’
Accessible for all ages, this work contemplates the origin of birdsong and the importance of Australia's rich and colourful bird history. The program includes music spanning 300 years, from Johann Heinrich Schmelzer and J.S. Bach to Arvo Pärt and new Australian works, enhanced by a film of evocative landscape stills, moving images and recordings sourced from the Cornell Ornithology Lab.
The performers: Simone Slattery was recently awarded a PhD in Music Performance from the University of Adelaide and performs regularly with Australia’s finest ensembles. Anthony Albrecht is an Australian graduate of The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program and is based in London.
Performance length: 60 minutes without interval, including a Q&A
The performance features photography from renowned Australian photographers Muneer Al Shanti and Mark Eatwell.
Barnbougle Polo
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
On January 19th 2019 The Game of Kings returns to Tasmania with the Annual Barnbougle Polo.
Attracting Australia's best polo players, Barnbougle Polo combines the excitement and drama of this breathtaking game with fine Tasmanian produce and typical country hospitality. A number ticketing options are available including a marquee to the traditional 'car boot spaces' are available on the day. For further information and ticketing please see website for details.
Meditation and Rejuvenation Weekend
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
Come for Saturday or Sunday or make it a weekend retreat! This weekend is designed to give you rest, discoveries, friendship and laughter.

Accommodation is available on Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday night at a nearby retreat which has a 5-star rating on Airbnb. Please advise if you would like to book into all or part of this retreat. See below for further detail
Day 1 – Saturday 19 January - "Meditation and Play"
10:00am to 8:00pm
Consists of ice-breakers, theory and discussion about mindfulness and play, a 20 minute silent meditation (with tips for beginners), Shared lunch, Rest, nap or explore, followed by playing with nature and mandalas; Cook together; Sound play (voices, percussion & rhythm).
Day 2 – Sunday 20 January - "Meditation and Emotions"
10:00am to 5:00pm.
Consists of ice-breakers, theory and discussion about using meditation for emotional development, a 20 minute silent meditation (with tips for beginners); Enjoy a packed lunch together; Joy-strolling, meditative techniques for unpacking tension and exploring emotions, and how to create new emotional strengths.
Contact Stephanie via the Grace Junction website for further information, including costs, accommodation options and payment.

Where Song Began - Deloraine
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
“Where Song Began” is a musical and visual celebration of Australia’s birds and how they shaped the world.
Inspired by leading ornithologist Tim Low’s award-winning book, this performance explores the Australian origins of songbirds, ‘the birds that can sing’. Such is their evolutionary significance, ‘one may ask whether human music would have reached the heights it has, had the first songbird not sung in an Australian rainforest.’
Accessible for all ages, this work contemplates the origin of birdsong and the importance of Australia's rich and colourful bird history. The program includes music spanning 300 years, from Johann Heinrich Schmelzer and J.S. Bach to Arvo Pärt and new Australian works, enhanced by a film of evocative landscape stills, moving images and recordings sourced from the Cornell Ornithology Lab.
The performers: Simone Slattery was recently awarded a PhD in Music Performance from the University of Adelaide and performs regularly with Australia’s finest ensembles. Anthony Albrecht is an Australian graduate of The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program and is based in London.
Performance length: 60 minutes without an interval, including a Q&A
The performance features photography from renowned Australian photographers Muneer Al Shanti and Mark Eatwell.
Where Song Began - Burnie
Date Mon 21st Jan 2019
Two of Australia's most adventurous classical musicians, Simone Slattery (violin) and Anthony Albrecht (cello), bring their beautiful multimedia show, Where Song Began, to Burnie. The experience has been described as "like being sung to by the country".
Inspired by leading ornithologist Tim Low’s award-winning book, this 50-minute performance explores the Australian origins of song, ‘the birds that can sing’. Such is their evolutionary significance, ‘one may ask whether human music would have reached the heights it has, had the first songbird not sung in an Australian rainforest.’
Accessible for all ages, this work contemplates the origin of birdsong and the importance of Australia's rich and colourful bird history. The program includes music spanning 300 years, from Johann Heinrich Schmelzer and J.S. Bach to Arvo Pärt and new Australian works, enhanced by a film of evocative landscape stills, moving images and recordings sourced from the Cornell Ornithology Lab.
About the performers: Simone Slattery was recently awarded a PhD in Music Performance from the University of Adelaide and performs regularly with Australia’s finest ensembles. Anthony Albrecht is an Australian graduate of The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program and is now based in London.
Performance length: 60 minutes without interval, including a Q&A.
Where Song Began - Queenstown
Date Wed 23rd Jan 2019
“Where Song Began” is a musical and visual celebration of Australia’s birds and how they shaped the world.
Inspired by leading ornithologist Tim Low’s award-winning book, this performance explores the Australian origins of songbirds, ‘the birds that can sing’. Such is their evolutionary significance, ‘one may ask whether human music would have reached the heights it has, had the first songbird not sung in an Australian rainforest.’
Accessible for all ages, this work contemplates the origin of birdsong and the importance of Australia's rich and colourful bird history. The program includes music spanning 300 years, from Johann Heinrich Schmelzer and J.S. Bach to Arvo Pärt and new Australian works, enhanced by a film of evocative landscape stills, moving images and recordings sourced from the Cornell Ornithology Lab.
The performers: Simone Slattery was recently awarded a PhD in Music Performance from the University of Adelaide and performs regularly with Australia’s finest ensembles. Anthony Albrecht is an Australian graduate of The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program and is based in London.
Performance length: 60 minutes without interval, including a Q&A
The performance features photography from renowned Australian photographers Muneer Al Shanti and Mark Eatwell.
Henley-on-Mersey
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Celebrate Australia's proud heritage and pioneering spirit as well as our unique quirkiness at Henley-on-Mersey.
Try your hand at archery, whip cracking, sheaf tossing, egg throwing and the hurdy-gurdy.
A major feature of our program are the annual ferret races; this involves the ferrets being placed in one end of a long pipe that traverses up and down and around hay bales, with the first ferret to fully emerge from the pipe at the other end being the winner.
There are quite some anxious moments when the ferret starts to emerge, the crowd roars with delight and the ferret promptly retreats back into the pipe. There are also the delightful ferret fashion parade and ferret 'chocolate wheel' in which visitors and participants can win great prizes.
Australia Day on the Bellerive Boardwalk
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Australia Day starts at 8.30am on the Bellerive Boardwalk. Enjoy breakfast while entertained by some of Tasmania's finest musicians.
From 10.30am the Clarence City Band will light up the stage before the Clarence Australia Day Ambassador begins the formal proceedings.
The Mayor of Clarence will then preside over a Citizenship Ceremony and the Clarence Australia Day Awards.
Latrobe Lilium Show
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
The 2017 Latrobe Lilium Show will be held at the Latrobe Memorial Hall.
Doors are open from 1 to 4 pm on Saturday 26th January and from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday 27th January.
Latrobe Lilium Show is the later of our two annual shows and features large and impressive Oriental Lilium Hybrids, along with a range of later Hybrid and Species Liliums. An amazing feast of colour and perfume!
This will be our 3rd annual show at this excellent venue and promises to be bigger and better than ever.
Floral Art is a major feature at these shows. We have some very experienced and capable floral artists as well as some highly talented, relative newcomers. This provides a dynamic mix with some amazing floral artistry on show.
A well-stocked trade table with lilies and other plants, cut-flowers, and selected lilium seed.
Demonstrations are always available on a range of lilium-related subjects, from growing from seed to the art of hybridizing, and floral art with lilies.
Morning and Afternoon Teas, as well as Light Lunches are available at a modest cost.
Entry: Adults $4. Accompanied children admitted free of charge.
A Day on the Beach
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Family fun day featuring children's entertainment, live music, ocean swim, sand sculpture competition, inflatable race, food stalls, hurdy gurdy, giant inflatable slide, tug-o-war, 7HOFM live broadcast, beach volleyball, gaelic football, Aussie rules handballing, treasure hunt, balloon twisting and much, much more.
The Goods
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Following from the awesome event in 2018, The Goods is back on Saturday January 26th in the new location of Hobart City Hall.
SAFIA, Client Liaison, E^ST, and Bootleg Rascal will be bringing the party, joined by local acts Chase City, Robotikus, and Session B.
The good times will flow onto the street outside with outdoor entertainment, food trucks and drink vendors so patrons can enjoy all the glorious summer vibes.
Doors will open at 2:30pm with the acts kicking off at 3:00pm and going late into the night.
This is a strictly 18+ event.
Where Song Began - Franklin
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
“Where Song Began” is a musical and visual celebration of Australia’s birds and how they shaped the world.
Inspired by leading ornithologist Tim Low’s award-winning book, this performance explores the Australian origins of songbirds, ‘the birds that can sing’. Such is their evolutionary significance, ‘one may ask whether human music would have reached the heights it has, had the first songbird not sung in an Australian rainforest.’
Accessible for all ages, this work contemplates the origin of birdsong and the importance of Australia's rich and colourful bird history. The program includes music spanning 300 years, from Johann Heinrich Schmelzer and J.S. Bach to Arvo Pärt and new Australian works, enhanced by a film of evocative landscape stills, moving images and recordings sourced from the Cornell Ornithology Lab.
The performers: Simone Slattery was recently awarded a PhD in Music Performance from the University of Adelaide and performs regularly with Australia’s finest ensembles. Anthony Albrecht is an Australian graduate of The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program and is based in London.
Performance length: 60 minutes without an interval, including a Q&A
The performance features photography from renowned Australian photographers Muneer Al Shanti and Mark Eatwell.
1st Birthday of Clover Hill Cellar Door
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
It has been one year since we opened our new Cellar Door, and we would like to invite you to celebrate with us.
Enjoy your favourite Clover Hill Wines, share plates, music and sensational views across the vines.
Open 10am - 4:30pm, Saturday and Sunday.
Where Song Began - Bruny Island
Date Sun 27th Jan 2019
“Where Song Began” is a musical and visual celebration of Australia’s birds and how they shaped the world.
Inspired by leading ornithologist Tim Low’s award-winning book, this performance explores the Australian origins of songbirds, ‘the birds that can sing’. Such is their evolutionary significance, ‘one may ask whether human music would have reached the heights it has, had the first songbird not sung in an Australian rainforest.’
Accessible for all ages, this work contemplates the origin of birdsong and the importance of Australia's rich and colourful bird history. The program includes music spanning 300 years, from Johann Heinrich Schmelzer and J.S. Bach to Arvo Pärt and new Australian works, enhanced by a film of evocative landscape stills, moving images and recordings sourced from the Cornell Ornithology Lab.
The performers: Simone Slattery was recently awarded a PhD in Music Performance from the University of Adelaide and performs regularly with Australia’s finest ensembles. Anthony Albrecht is an Australian graduate of The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program and is based in London.
Performance length: 60 minutes without interval, including a Q&A
The performance features photography from renowned Australian photographers Muneer Al Shanti and Mark Eatwell.
Gin-uary Hobart
Date Sun 27th Jan 2019
Gin-uary Hobart is back for it's the second year! We listened to all of your feedback and are aiming to make it bigger and better so please, join us in celebrating Tasmanian gin. Each session runs for 3.5 hours and tickets include delicious gin samples, a tote bag to carry your gin bottles in, a free water bottle, a branded keepsake glass for tasting and opportunities to sip and speak with the distillers.
Taco Taco, Big Henrys and Wood Fiery Redhead Pizza will all be there to help you get through the session. If gin isn't your thing but you've been roped in to attend, Hobart Brewing Company will be in attendance with a delicious selection of locally made (as in right next door) beers.
Three Tasmanian distillers will chat to the crowd about their gin and give you a little bit more of an insight into who they are and how they make their products. Cocktails will be crafted from these gins and available to purchase from the bar. There will also be a specially made Gin-uary Gin on offer to sip in a gin and Fever-tree tonic. There are two sessions on offer; 12-3.30pm and 4.30-8pm.
KFC BBL, 08, Match 44 - Hurricanes vs. Heat
Date Tue 29th Jan 2019
The KFC Big Bash League (BBL) is back, with the competition moving to a full Home and Away fixture, making this the biggest BBL season yet.
With 59 matches across 61 days from December to February, BBL, 08 will offer fans more world-class on and off field entertainment than ever before.
Don't miss the Hobart Hurricanes take on the Brisbane Heat at Blundstone Arena on Tuesday 29 January.
Catch the summer of Big Bash across FOX Sports, Seven Network, Macquarie Media and Crocmedia, and get your tickets at www.bigbash.com.au
Where Song Began - Hobart Town Hall
Date Tue 29th Jan 2019
“Where Song Began” is a musical and visual celebration of Australia’s birds and how they shaped the world.
Inspired by leading ornithologist Tim Low’s award-winning book, this performance explores the Australian origins of songbirds, ‘the birds that can sing’. Such is their evolutionary significance, ‘one may ask whether human music would have reached the heights it has, had the first songbird not sung in an Australian rainforest.’
Accessible for all ages, this work contemplates the origin of birdsong and the importance of Australia's rich and colourful bird history. The program includes music spanning 300 years, from Johann Heinrich Schmelzer and J.S. Bach to Arvo Pärt and new Australian works, enhanced by a film of evocative landscape stills, moving images and recordings sourced from the Cornell Ornithology Lab.
The performers: Simone Slattery was recently awarded a PhD in Music Performance from the University of Adelaide and performs regularly with Australia’s finest ensembles. Anthony Albrecht is an Australian graduate of The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program and is based in London.
Performance length: 60 minutes without interval, including a Q&A
The performance features photography from renowned Australian photographers Muneer Al Shanti and Mark Eatwell.
KFC BBL, 08, Match 47 - Hurricanes vs. Strikers
Date Thu 31st Jan 2019
The KFC Big Bash League (BBL) is back, with the competition moving to a full Home and Away fixture, making this the biggest BBL season yet.
With 59 matches across 61 days from December to February, BBL, 08 will offer fans more world-class on and off field entertainment than ever before.
Don't miss the Hobart Hurricanes take on the Adelaide Strikers at UTAS Stadium on Thursday 31 January.
Catch the summer of Big Bash across FOX Sports, Seven Network, Macquarie Media and Crocmedia, and get your tickets at www.bigbash.com.au
Festivale
Date Fri 1st Feb 2019 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019
Held annually on the first weekend in February, Festivale celebrates Tasmanian food and wine al fresco style in Launceston's historic City Park. Festivale is one of Tasmania's premier summer events, attracting around 35,000 patrons each year. More than 75 stalls offer patrons the opportunity to taste and savour highly renowned Tasmanian gourmet food, wine, beer, cider and spirits amid all the colour and fun of family entertainment dance, music and street theatre - provided by both local and interstate artists.
Festival of King Island
Date Fri 1st Feb 2019 to Sat 2nd Feb 2019
Held in Currie Harbour overlooking King Island's picturesque harbour the Festival of King Island brings together a bevy of great folk/blues/rock talent such as Kim Churchill, Caravana Sun, King Social, Benny Alu, Wanderers, Boo Seeka, Benjalu, Shaun Kirk, Clare-Anne Taylor, Spindrift Saga, Laura Hill, Simon Astley and many many more who mix it up close and personal with perhaps Australia's friendliest bunch of folks.
Add into the mix the island's great cheese, beef and seafood and its great surf, dive and beachcombing beaches and you are likely to find all your sensations tingling by the end of the festival weekend.
If that doesn't convince you then there is always the 100m soap-accelerated plastic-sheet waterslide full of thrills as it weaves and cascades its way through the scrub surrounding the festival. There is also a raft race full of un-seaworthy vessels that rarely make it back to dry land, as well as a pie-eating competition not for the faint-hearted. Its all great fun, family-friendly, casual and relaxed.
Hot Potato Band – Stitch Up Tour
Date Fri 1st Feb 2019
Over the past 4 of their 9 years, Hot Potato Band has seen an unprecedented evolution. Beginning their journey as roving street performers, the 10 piece band from Sydney, Australia have been twice around the literal and figurative block. Like a muscle they have exercised their musicianship and showmanship which is the likely reason they leave lasting impressions on festivals and audiences.
"Hot Potato Band were undoubtedly one of the most entertaining acts of the day." - Madeline Tait, The Music, Lost Picnic Festival, Sydney
"Simply amazing in every single way, from their timing, their show performance, to their impressive crowd involvement. They gave the Lost Picnic audience a performance so unique and entertaining, personally their set was definitely one of the highlights from the entire event." - Laura Tedder, Amplify, Lost Picnic, Sydney
"Of course there are always some gems of acts that you see that make the entry price totally worth it. My picks for this year were Sydney boys Hot Potato Band who i saw twice." - Kristen Austin-Zande, Scenstr, Queenscliff Music Festival
"This band simply is a barrel of fun and a perfect...
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TAS ObstaSplash - Fully Inflatable Obstacle Course
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019
ObstaSplash is a fully inflatable Obstacle Course / fun park for adults with a mixture of wet and dry inflatable challenges. Spread over flat grassland you and your mates will slip, slide, stack and bounce your way around crazy inflatables such as "ObstaScream" ObstaFun-House and the nations favourite and biggest "ObstaBlue-Balls" This event is not to be missed. (min age 13+)
ObstaSplash is proudly 100% Australian owned and operated.
ObstaSplash – Inflatable Obstacle Course
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019
ObstaSplash is a fully inflatable Obstacle Course/fun park for adults. Spread over grass parkland, you and your mates will slip, slide, stack and bounce your way around crazy inflatables such as "ObstaScream" ObstaFun-House and the nations favourite and biggest "ObstaBlue-Balls" On for one weekend only @ Tynwald Park New Norfolk, this event is not to be missed. (Min. age 13+).
Huon Aquaculture Wheels in the Park Car and Bike Show
Date Sun 3rd Feb 2019
Geeveston’s annual “Huon Aquaculture Wheels in the Park” Car and Bike Show is fast becoming one of the leading car events in Tasmania, with over 300 fine examples of vehicles on display and vying for over a dozen trophies.
Held in leafy Heritage Park in the charming hamlet of Geeveston, this event draws entrants and visitors from around the state, who enjoy the pleasant and easy drive through the scenic Huon Valley.

Cafes, craft, and gift stores are in walking distance from the event, so it's a great opportunity to visit one of Tasmania's most appealing southern townships.
Held on Sunday, 3 February 2019, the entry is by gold coin donation. Car and Bikes can arrive from 8.30am to be in position when judging begins at 11am, while the public is encouraged to come from 11am once all the vehicles are in place. No registration is required.

Party in the Paddock
Date Thu 7th Feb 2019 to Sat 9th Feb 2019
Tassie’s biggest little festival is back after a ridiculously massive fifth birthday celebration in 2017! With a growing reputation for bringing some of the biggest names in Australian music to the little island; the sixth edition of Party in the Paddock is set to take it up another notch. This year the festival has officially landed their first international headliner and added a whole other night to the festival but there’s still more surprises to come. With it’s biggest line-up to date, from all corners of the country, we can’t wait to see this ecstatic party army back together again!
KFC BBL, 08, Match 52 - Hurricanes vs. Renegades
Date Thu 7th Feb 2019
The KFC Big Bash League (BBL) is back, with the competition moving to a full Home and Away fixture, making this the biggest BBL season yet.
With 59 matches across 61 days from December to February, BBL, 08 will offer fans more world-class on and off field entertainment than ever before.
Don't miss the Hobart Hurricanes take on the Melbourne Renegades at Blundstone Arena on Thursday 7 February.
Catch the summer of Big Bash across FOX Sports, Seven Network, Macquarie Media and Crocmedia, and get your tickets at www.bigbash.com.au
Australian Wooden Boat Festival
Date Fri 8th Feb 2019 to Mon 11th Feb 2019
Join them in Hobart, the home of the MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival - a spectacular four day celebration of maritime culture and craftsmanship. This is the biggest maritime event of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Held every two years, the Festival brings together over 500 boats and wooden craft of all shapes and sizes, on show on the city's historic waterfront.
This amazing scene of colour and activity provides the perfect setting for an extensive program of dockside entertainment, music, demonstrations, and displays. Opening with the wonderful Parade of Sail on Friday, there is action aplenty on the water throughout the weekend.
The unique event also features a taste of Tasmania's best food and beverages. From model boat sailing to clambering around a tall ship; from watching shipwrights at work to cheering on the community boat building teams; there is just so much to see and do. Best of all, the festival is entirely free to the public!
Kwame – Clouds Single Tour – Party In The Paddock
Date Fri 8th Feb 2019
Following its premiere on Apple Music's Beats 1 Radio with Zane Lowe, Kwame released his punchy party-starter 'Clouds.' and announced a national tour!
'Clouds.' sees the triple j Unearthed artist of the year deliver witty lyricism about the self-realisation of the worth and purpose. He explains, "As humans we’re not being taught about this, some find it narcissistic. I find that believing and loving yourself is so important, especially living in a world where you can be easily shut down and broken."
Tickets are on sale now.
FIH Pro League: Kookaburras v Pakistan & Hockeyroos v China
Date Sat 9th Feb 2019
The Hockeyroos and the Kookaburras will hit Hobart in February in the world’s first-ever global home-and-away league, the FIH Pro League, where nine of the world’s best teams face off on a weekly basis!
It’s double the action as the world number two Kookaburras will face world number 12 Pakistan first, followed by the world number three Hockeyroos against world number 10 China!
They’re bringing Hockey home! You bring the noise!
FIH Pro League: Kookaburras Versus Pakistan and Hockeyroos Versus China
Date Sat 9th Feb 2019
The Hockeyroos and the Kookaburras will hit Hobart in February in the world’s first-ever global home-and-away league, the FIH Pro League, where nine of the world’s best teams face off on a weekly basis!
It’s double the action as the world number two Kookaburras will face world number 12 Pakistan first, followed by the world number three Hockeyroos against world number 10 China!
They’re bringing Hockey home! You bring the noise!
FIH Pro League: Kookaburras v Germany & Hockeyroos v Germany
Date Sun 10th Feb 2019
The Hockeyroos and the Kookaburras will hit Hobart in February in the world’s first-ever global home-and-away league, the FIH Pro League, where nine of the world’s best teams face off on a weekly basis!
It’s double the action as the world number two Kookaburras will face world number six Germany first, followed by the world number three Hockeyroos against world number five Germany!
They’re bringing Hockey home! You bring the noise!
FIH Pro League: Kookaburras Versus Germany and Hockeyroos Versus Germany
Date Sun 10th Feb 2019
The Hockeyroos and the Kookaburras will hit Hobart in February in the world’s first-ever global home-and-away league, the FIH Pro League, where nine of the world’s best teams face off on a weekly basis!
It’s double the action as the world number two Kookaburras will face world number six Germany first, followed by the world number three Hockeyroos against world number five Germany!
They’re bringing Hockey home! You bring the noise!
Devil Country Muster
Date Wed 13th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Feb 2019
The Devil Country Muster is Tasmania's premiere country music event held annually every February in Smithton, on the beautiful North-West coast of Tasmania.

The Muster features award winning artists from the mainland, and talented Tasmanians.


The seventh Devil Country Muster is a five-day event from 13-17 February 2018, held on the one site - "Trawmanna" on Mella Road, Smithton.


This year the Muster welcomes Anne Kirkpatrick, Gina Jeffreys, Graham Rodger, Justin Standley, Small Town Romance, Davidson Brothers and the Toombs Brothers.

Tasmanians making a comeback include Debbie Parry, Gina Timms, Cooltrain and Chris & Viv Boys.


Friday tickets $10.

The Saturday main event commences at 10.30am and continues until late - tickets just $40.

Sunday Country Gospel entry by Gold Coin.

Under 16s free for all the Muster!
This is a licensed event with great catering.

Vehicle parking on site as well as on-site self-contained caravan parking from 11 February (fee).
Why not come for the week and enjoy the north-west coast? Find the Muster on Facebook and visit our website for more information.

Targa North West
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Feb 2019
Targa North West promises plenty of excitement for competitors.

The opening round of the new CAMS Australian Targa Championship, Targa North West is doubled in days and length to ensure the event is worthy of Championship status.

The new revised event will see 170 kilometres of competitive distance, over 11 stages with many of these, being more than 20 kilometres long.
This event is designed to give competitors a taste of Targa Tasmania. It’s a stepping-stone to bigger things. It has a great local feel where all competitors are based in the one location and is a great weekend for the whole family.
Launceston Record Fair # 4
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019
The Launceston Record Fair kicks off again on Saturday February 16 from 12pm at Saint John Craft Beer in Launceston!
There will be 1000s of vinyl titles for sale from local and interstate sellers including The Record Collector and many more!
Rare and collectible vinyl, new releases, classics, 45s, etc
PLUS BYO Vinyl DJ Sessions from 1pm
Have you every wanted to spin your records at your local bar?
Here's your chance! No experience necessary - first timers welcome!
Be sure not to miss this great afternoon of records and music!
Table enquires email tasrecordfairs@gmail.com
Clarence Jazz Festival
Date Sun 17th Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
Clarence Jazz Festival: Tasmania's premier jazz festival.
Over eight days, they’ll present 100 years of jazz spread out around idyllic waterside locations on Hobart's sunny eastern shore.
From twilight concerts to simmering evenings at the Bellerive Boardwalk and cosy cabarets at the the historic Rosny Barn Jazz Lounge, this lifestyle festival offers free concerts, fantastic Tasmanian cuisine and a convivial atmosphere to dance, drink and swing into Tasmania’s mild summer nights.
Ten minutes from the Hobart Central Business District, it's an excellent set of events to include in your Tasmanian travel plans or for the jazz aficionados to plot a whole visit around.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Australian Tour 2019 Tasmania
Date Sun 17th Feb 2019
Red Hot Chili Peppers will make a long-overdue and highly-anticipated return to our shores this 2019. After sold-out US and European tours in 2017 and 2018, the Peppers most recently undertook three massive headline shows at Lollapalooza South America.
The Peppers are one of the most successful acts in rock history, often performing in front of stadium
and festival audiences in excess of 100,000. They are expected to play a set comprising of a selection of tracks such as 'Dark Necessities' lifted from their current and eleventh studio album, 'The Getaway', greatest hits and classic album tracks as such as: 'By the Way', 'Can’t Stop', 'Snow (Hey Oh)', 'Otherside', 'Californication', 'Under The Bridge' and 'Give It Away'.
"We can’t wait to see all our fans in Australia and New Zealand—it has been too long." - Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Five years after the release of 'I’m With You', which hit number one in 18 countries, 'The Getaway' (through Warner Music Australia) is the band’s sixth ARIA number one album. It follows in the footsteps of earlier number ones: 'Stadium Arcadium' (2006), 'By The Way' (2002), 'Californication' (1999), 'One Hot...
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Hobart Record Fair # 4
Date Sun 17th Feb 2019
The Hobart Record Fair kicks off again on Sunday, February 17 from 1 pm at The Republic Bar & Café in North Hobart!
There will be 1000's of vinyl titles for sale from local and interstate sellers including The Record Collector and many more!
Rare and collectable vinyl, new releases, classics, 45s, etc
Plus BYO Vinyl DJ Sessions from 2 pm
Have you every wanted to spin your records at your local bar?
Here's your chance! No experience necessary - first timers welcome! Be sure not to miss this great afternoon of records and music!
Table enquires email tasrecordfairs@gmail.com
Newkind Festival
Date Tue 19th Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
Newkind is an annual conference for anyone ready to step up, find their purpose, and make a positive impact on the world. If you have a strong desire to champion social and economic justice, establish equality, defend diversity and facilitate the process of peace-building, then Newkind is for you.
Through inspirational discussion panels, workshop sessions and thought-provoking lectures by academics, activists, entrepreneurs and social justice advocates, the Newkind conference is designed to empower and inspire you to become the change maker you want to be.
Thought leaders from the fields of education, economics, environmental protection, business, sustainability and social justice combine to create a powerful convergence for cross-disciplinary conversation. So come, be inspired, and get connected with a community of leaders, pioneers and agents of social change.
This is a volunteer-run and not-for-profit event. It is also a cruelty-free event where all your meals and drinks are included in a drug-free, alcohol-free, and renewable energy only environment. An off-grid, zero-waste, plant-based, solar-powered, summer school for social change.
King Island Long Table Festival
Date Fri 22nd Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
This is a three- day event that showcases what King Island has to offer from paddock to plate. Including, farm tours, kitchen sessions and a four- hour long lunch. An extremely popular event for food lovers of beef, game meats, cheese, seafood and local fruit and vegetables.
Everything is gathered and you get to meet with the growers and then help along with the chefs, before enjoying a long, lazy lunch.
Many activities are included in a rare opportunity to see 'behind the scenes' of life on King Island. Definitely worth the trip.
We hope you will join us this year and enjoy the wonderful friendship, hospitality and food King Island has to offer.
Spectacular Millinery Show and Launceston Cup Barrier Draw
Date Fri 22nd Feb 2019
Spectacular Millinery Show and Sky Racing Launceston Cup Barrier Draw, Friday night February 22, 2019.
Colours function room, Level 1, Grandstand starting at 7pm.
Cocktail Dress - Come along for a hat fabulous time, enjoy a mingle, free hot and cold finger food, a drink on arrival and spectacular Millinery Show.

Witness the barrier drawing of the Launceston Cup field. This is a free event for all the community.

Bookings are essential by Friday February 15 for catering purposes.

Phone the Tasmanian Turf Club to book.

Evandale Village Fair and National Penny Farthing Championships
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
The wheels of time turn back 100 years as the historic village of Evandale plays host to The Evandale Village Fair and National Penny Farthing Championships.
The Evandale Village Fair is held annually and features a full program of Penny Farthing racing including the National Penny Farthing Championship.
Penny farthing enthusiasts converge on Evandale from throughout Australia and overseas to vie for a series of races, held on a triangular circuit in the centre of the village. Market stalls and a variety of entertainments are situated in the streets and parks surrounding the race circuit, creating the ambience of a colonial country fair.
The event includes the Penny Farthing Food Fest in Pioneer Park, a wide variety of stalls offering craft, bric-a-brac and cycling memorabilia, street entertainers, clowns, music, displays of veteran and vintage cars, traction engines and horses and carriages. plus pony rides for the children and puppet shows.
Ghost Rock Concert in the Vines 2019
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
Ghost Rock's Concert in the Vines is an outdoor music event featuring well known headline acts and talented local support acts, playing among the vines in the scenic surroundings of Ghost Rock.

This year's line up features Daryl Brathwaite, Taxi Ride, The Bad Dad Orchestra, Agent 99 and Halfway to Forth. The event is set to be one of the biggest yet!
The event offers premium and general admission tickets with food and wine available for purchase. Ghost Rock's Concert in the Vines has become a popular annual fixture on the calendar for Tasmania's North West Coast and see's over 1800 people attend, from near and far.
Check out Ghost Rock's website for further information on the event.

Galloping Gourmet Tour
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
Let your taste buds travel on the Galloping Gourmet Coach Tour and follow the trail to the town of murals, Sheffield.

Here you will enjoy morning tea at Fudge 'n' Good Coffee.

Enjoy a taste of European elegance and experience the taste of real homemade fudge, handmade especially for you! and delicious coffee.

Watch the succulent fudge being made, as well as sampling a wide range of fudge flavours.

Then continue onto the Alpine Plateau to the gates of Cradle Mountain, Lake St Claire National Park to enjoy a delicious lunch at the Cradle Mountain Hotel.

You will immediately relax when you walk into the Altitude Restaurant with its cosy fires, forest views and friendly atmosphere.

Enjoy fresh local produce on platters accompanied by a wine list containing a range of Tasmanian wines that may be purchased.

You'll then continue home stopping in historic Latrobe, time permitting you can have a little free time where you can wander around the picturesque town, have a little retail therapy or visit the amazing Reliquaire Gift Shop or enjoy afternoon tea, the choice is yours! You will then travel back to Launceston via the scenic Bass Highway.

Clarendon Road Race
Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
The Road Race is held over 30km. Starting from Evandale the race heads south through Nile before turning back to the finish at historic Clarendon Homestead. The fastest riders take just over an hour to complete the course, with many riders opting for the more leisurely social ride from Evandale directly to Clarendon.
John Coghlan's Quo with special guests TMG
Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
Status Quo drummer (from 1962 to 1981), John Coghlan, will tour Australia in 2019 performing the hits of Status Quo touring under the guise of ‘John Coghlan’s Quo’, bringing with him in a massive triple header Ted Mulry Gang (TMG) and Taste.
John Coghlan's Quo will take you on a joyous journey back to the heady days of Countdown when Denim was interlaced with Satin.

Performing the classic hits of Status Quo who are one of the most celebrated and much loved rock bands the UK has ever produced.
You will hear an almost endless stream of hits which include "Pictures of Matchstick Men", "In My Chair", "Paper Plane", "Caroline", "Down Down", "Rain", "Wild Side Of Life", "Rockin' All over the World", and many more, performed by John Coghlan’s Quo. Add to this, a full set of songs from the Ted Mulry Gang (TMG)—a band heavily influenced by Status Quo—performing all their greatest hits "Jump In My Car", "Dark Town Strutters Ball", "Crazy", "Jamaica Rum", "My Little Girl", "Heart Of Stone", and many others from the mid-1970s when they dominated the Australian Radio Charts.

Rodriguez Headline Show
Date Tue 26th Feb 2019
Acclaimed Sugar Man, Rodriguez returns to Australia next February and March! The legendary singer-songwriter and self-taught guitarist will bring his iconic blend of folk and psychedelic rock to our shores for a run of six massive headline shows plus three very special A Day On The Green events. Apart from these, he will also be heading to New Zealand for a show in Auckland.
Australia and New Zealand audiences hold a very special place in my heart so I can’t wait to return down under in 2019." - Rodriguez
Joining Rodriguez on all headline shows (excluding Darwin, Auckland and all A Day On The Green shows) will be one of Australia’s finest voices, Sydney-based and 3x ARIA Award winning, Sarah Blasko.

Joining the bill in Darwin will be soul singer Caiti Baker, an A.B. Original collaborator and one half of electro-soul duo Sietta. A Day On The Green special guests include Xavier Rudd, Busby Marou, Pierce Brothers & Alice Skye. Local legends Dave Dobbyn, The Topp Twins and The Eastern will open the Auckland show.
Rodriguez has had strong ties to Australia and New Zealand ever...
See Eventfinda website for more information.

Sky Racing Launceston Cup
Date Wed 27th Feb 2019
The Sky Racing Launceston Cup is Tasmania's premier sporting and social event, an exciting fun filled community and corporate event that places Launceston firmly on the spotlight on a State, National and International stage.

The first running of the Launceston Cup dates back to 1865.


People come together to enjoy not only the social aspect of the day but also fine food, wines, extravagant fashions and great entertainment and exciting racing.

The Launceston Cup is acknowledged as being one of the best regional cup meetings in Australia because of the significant attendance and the professional manner in which the event is promoted and managed.

Some of Australia's greatest horses, trainers and jockeys attend the Launceston Cup and the meeting is highly prized within the local and mainland industries.

Sky Racing Launceston Cup Corporate Marquee
Date Wed 27th Feb 2019
A day of pure indulgence, be wined, dined and entertained in the JANSZ Corporate Marquee on Sky Racing Launceston Cup day, Wednesday 27 February 2019.


Feel a part of the action and the thrill of horses thundering past the enclosure within touching distance.

Expect a mouthwatering three course luncheon including cold entree, hot carvery, cold meats, seafood platters and Tasmanian cheese and fruit platters, beverages including quality bottled wines, premium beers, basic spirits, soft drinks and juices plus live entertainment with the Tassie Tenor and guest racing personalities.

The Importance of Being Earnest
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019 to Sat 16th Mar 2019
The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Oscar Wilde's wildly entertaining comedy sparkles with dazzling wordplay and hilariously unlikely situations. Carefree bachelors, Jack and Algernon, each carefully disguise a double life. But when Algernon discovers that Jack has been posing as a man named Ernest to escape the city, he promptly travels to Jack's country estate to pose as the fictitious figure himself! Silliness ensues with whimsical ingenues, jealous fiancees and indomitable dowagers.
Hamilton Agricultural Show
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
Experience country life with a carnival atmosphere at the Hamilton Agricultural Show - a country show with camp drafting, shearing competition, show jumping, dressage, wool and stud beef exhibition.
The day will also include a prime lamb competition, home industries and animal nursery.
There will be plenty of food available including a barbecue, afternoon and morning teas, food vans, ice-cream, game meats and oriental food. The Central Highlands Poetry Competition will take place as well as a number of displays and sideshows will also be happening on the day.
A great day out for the entire family at the Hamilton Agricultural Show!
Gone Nuts 101 Adventure Run
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019 to Sun 3rd Mar 2019
101 km adventure Run in North West Tasmania.
Starting in Stanley at the base of the iconic Nut. Competitors scale up the nut , complete a 2 kilometre loop around the top before descending down and heading off to the finishing line in Wynyard.
You will encounter water crossing , steep rocky terrain , white sandy beaches , single trail , forestry trails , private farming land only accessible on race day and stunning views.


Gone Nuts also offers a 50 kilometre race starting at Rocky Cape and a 25 kilometre race starting at Boat Harbour.
Race day is on 2 March 2019 and entries open on 12 August 2018.
Get your entry in and go nuts!!!

Rupertswood Farm Crop Maze
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019 to Sun 31st Mar 2019
Rupertswood Farm Crop Maze is an agri-tourism event that is held on our Tasmanian family farm each year. Attracting around 5,000 visitors annually, the Crop Maze is a fantastic day out for visitors to explore our bespoke Crop Maze - the only one in Australia - and visit our beautiful farm! The Crop Maze is open during to the public every March.
To develop the Crop Maze owners, Rowan and Anna Clark, work with international UK Maze specialists, Mazescape, each year to develop a new maze design to fit with a particular theme they have chosen. Rowan then 'cuts' the Maze into his five hectare maize crop, and customised games are developed for visitors to play within the Maze.
The Maze is open to the public to explore for a limited time (five weekends in March), before the crop is harvested. In addition to the Maze, there are other farm attractions in the maze courtyard for families to enjoy, such as hay bale structures for children to climb and vegetables to pick.
Gourmet food sourced from the farm is also on offer to visitors.
Heritage Farming Expo
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019 to Sun 3rd Mar 2019
On March 2 and 3, the Hobart Vintage Machinery Society will be hosting the largest display of vintage machinery and farmhouse memorabilia in Southern Tasmania at the rural property, Summer Hill, on Richmond Road, Cambridge.
The theme for this event is ‘Then and Now ‘. Patrons will be able to view the old machinery along side the most modern machinery and marvel at the changes in technology over the years.
There will be numerous working displays throughout the day with commentary provided.
A bullock team, draught horses and tractors will be doing ploughing demonstrations while a Steam Engine will be chugging away and a blacksmith will be working away with his forge and anvil.
Families with young children will be catered for with an animal nursery, mechanical organ, a hay ride and the opportunity to taste fairy floss after seeing it being made.
Make it a day out by visiting the Expo then spending time in the historic town of Richmond and visit the many attractions with an abundance of food, restaurants and wineries to tempt your palate.
Tasmanian Iconic Walks wilderness hike
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
We offer long day wilderness hikes from Tasman Arch to Fortescue Bay on the Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania.

This is an annual event, in teams of 4, maximum of 40 participants.

It is not a guided hike but it is supported with check in stations, first aide support and transport to the start and finish of the event.

This is a 17 km, 6-8 hour wilderness hike.

participants must be well prepared for it, and 18 or over.

Estia Greek Street Festival Sunday 3 March 2019 11am - 5pm
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019
The 26th Estia Greek Street Festival is an iconic street festival it aspires to celebrate and share the Greek culture, traditions and heritage with the wider Tasmanian community through its music, dance, arts and crafts, fine cuisine and wine.
Our most popular food stalls will be back, arousing your tastebuds with the tantalising aroma of char-grilled octopus and lamb on the spit along with our mouth watering Tasmanian seafood, delicious dips, Greek salad, moussaka and spinach pies just to name a few.
We will be entertained by our talented Greek Dance Troupe dressed in national costume that will put on a display of traditional Greek dances and the Shotokan Karate Club will be demonstrating their skills.

There will be live music and plenty of opportunity to join in the Greek dancing.

There will be plenty of amusements and activities to keep your children entertained.

Rathmore Ramble revival and authenticity in the Upper Derwent Valley
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019
Be empowered, engaged and excited to move away from rampant commercialism, putting texture and vitality into your world at the Rathmore Ramble with WOOL.
Get caught up in country ambience and have a sense of place emerge at Rathmore in the stunning Upper Derwent Valley, as you commune with platypus in the Dew Rivulet, try your hand at trout fishing, talk with the animals or watch sheep shearing in Rathmore heritage listed shearing shed.
Natural fibre champion Jane Milburn will inspire you to rethink clothing culture and treasure natural Central Highlands and Derwent Valley Tasmanian wool.

Up-cycling, patching and visible mending is trending with revival not waste.

“Living lightly” is the important message.
Wool eco-dying textile artist Linda Chee of Geckostrands will present her world acclaimed process using distinctive Australia Eucalyptus. The alchemy of her brewing pot allows the serendipity of her process.
Buildings on Rathmore settled in 1828 have been revived for authentic heritage and rustic chic accommodation. Book early if you would like to stay.
Grass-fed Rathmore bred lamb off-the-spit, campfire-roasted Derwent Valley vegetables & breads, scrumptious “country canapes,” desserts, local wines, ciders, cordials and MORE will be available. Some tastings are included in your entry ticket.

Kettering Concerts
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019
Alchemy, the classical guitar duo of Andrew Blanch and Ariel Nurhadi, will open the 2019 season of chamber music concerts in Kettering. The duo have been described as "two stunning young guitarists...virtuosic (Sydney Arts Guide)" and have been praised for their "dazzling guitar playing" (ArtsHub). Their performances have taken them around Eastern Australia, and they also collaborate with Australia's celebrated baritone Josè Carbò in a group called The Josè Carbò Trio.
Their current duo project entitled 'Alchemy', is named after their very first duo work, by the late great Australian guitarist and composer Phillip Houghton. Alchemy is something of a 'world-tour', featuring some of the finest music written/arranged for guitar duet, with masterpieces from France, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, USA, and Australia, including Phil's acclaimed `Three Duets' that encapsulates Alchemy.
The duo will be performing a mixture of classical by Rameau, Debussy and Albeniz, as well as contemporary composers such as Manueal da Falla, Phillip Houghton, Peter Madlem, Radamés Gnattali and Astor Piazolla.
Ten Days on the Island. Tasmania's Arts Festival - Burnie
Date Fri 8th Mar 2019 to Mon 11th Mar 2019
The Ten Days on the Island is Australia's only multi-arts statewide festival.
The biennial festival celebrates Tasmania's island culture and offers a platform on which to profile and promote Tasmania's innovative, creative and resourceful character and unique cultural identity.
Ten Days on the Island brings international recognition for Tasmania and demonstrates how the arts can positively influence a community's perception of itself and the image it projects to the world.
See our website for ticketing information for the myriad of events on offer around Tasmania that will entertain and inspire.
SteamFest 2019
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019 to Mon 11th Mar 2019
Their 2018 SteamFest was a steaming success! Their 2019 SteamFest is going to be better again, that is because they always aim for more next time! Every year they want to build on what they've achieved already and this means more stalls offering Tasmanian foods, crafts, fresh produce, new exhibits, entertainers and children's activities.
In 2017 they opened their new Miniature Railway - another attraction for the little ones and the not so young!
SteamFest brings history to life over three days with one of the biggest collections of working steam machinery in Australia, steam train rides, exhibitions of pioneering skills such as blacksmithing, historic machinery such as steam powered threshers and rock crushers showing how things were done in yesteryear and vintage cars.
Kids versus Steamroller Tug-o-War, plenty of kid's entertainment plus lots and lots of art, craft and food stalls. And, of course, their Krauss steam loco running every half hour, all day long!
Check out the website for photos and updated information from time to time.
Paul Foot - Image Conscious (UK)
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Proudly Presents:
Paul Foot (UK) - Image Conscious
Greetings from one of the world’s comedians, back with a new show baybayy! Have you ever considered the unique predicament of the soft-shell crab? Well, he has. That animal is absolutely ridiculous. What about the many, many problems that occur when organising a suburban orgy? The catering, for example. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, which incidentally is a terrible type of lettuce.
The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Paul Foot returns to Melbourne! Paul is a BBC New Comedy Award and Daily Telegraph Open Mike winner, has been nominated twice for the Barry Award at Melbourne International Comedy Festival and was voted Best of The Fest and Best International Act at the 2013 Sydney and Perth Comedy Festivals respectively.
He can be seen and heard regularly on ‘The Infinite Monkey Cage’ (BBC Radio 4), ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ (BBC 2), ‘Would I Lie To You’ (BBC 1) and â€׸ Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’ (UK’s Channel 4).
'A deranged genius' **** Sydney Morning Herald
‘Surreal and frenzied… a joy to experience, comedy craft of the highest order’
***** Broadway Baby
A Taste of the Huon
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019 to Mon 11th Mar 2019
‘A Taste of the Huon’, now in its 27th year, is a celebration of fine food, wine, entertainment, arts and crafts from the Huon Valley and Channel region – held at Ranelagh which is only 30 minutes scenic drive south of Hobart.
This region produces an abundance of apples and although Tasmania is still recognised as the 'Apple Isle', cherries, mushrooms, salmon, vineyards, berries and truffles are also farmed in the area and along with much more, promoted at the Festival.
Entertainment is at its very best and each year there is a new programme. And most importantly there will be loads of attractions to keep the children occupied.
This Festival is one of the most popular regional events in Tasmania. The Huon Valley, D’entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island regions of Tasmania are now being recognized as one of Tasmania’s leading tourist destinations.
Tasmania’s renowned Huon Trail winds through this region and as such it has become synonymous with fine food and wines which can be found in the abundant cafes, restaurants, wineries and farms that are scattered amongst the rolling hills and along the stunning Huon River.
World's Greatest Shave 2019
Date Wed 13th Mar 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
Sign up today and help shave the world from blood cancer!
Assemble your superheroes and sign up today to the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave and join thousands of Australians shaving their hair and raising money for a great cause. You’ll be taking a brave step to help the 60,000 Australians living with a blood cancer.
Money raised will give families facing blood cancer including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma the emotional and practical support they need and help fund vital research. Visit worldsgreatestshave.com to find out more or get involved.
worldsgreatestshave.com March 13 - 17
Ten Days on the Island. Tasmania's Arts Festival - Launceston
Date Fri 15th Mar 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
The Ten Days on the Island is Australia's only multi-arts statewide festival.
The biennial festival celebrates Tasmania's island culture and offers a platform on which to profile and promote Tasmania's innovative, creative and resourceful character and unique cultural identity.
Ten Days on the Island brings international recognition for Tasmania and demonstrates how the arts can positively influence a community's perception of itself and the image it projects to the world.
See our website for ticketing information for the myriad of events around Tasmania that will entertain and inspire.
Strictly Ballroom The Musical
Date Fri 15th Mar 2019 to Sat 30th Mar 2019
Love is in the Air!
Enter the intoxicating world of Strictly Ballroom - The Musical with the inspiring story of a championship ballroom dancer who defies all the rules to follow his heart.
When Scott’s radical dance moves raise eyebrows with the Australian Federation, he finds himself dancing with Fran, a beginner who has no moves at all. Inspiring each other, the couple find the courage to defy both convention and their families - and discover that to be a winner, your steps don’t need to be strictly ballroom.
Adapted from Baz Luhrmann’s beloved and award-winning film, Strictly Ballroom has been transformed into a glorious stage musical. Combining the story’s heart, comedy and drama with white-hot dance, eye-popping sets and costumes and classic chart hits including Time After Time, Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps and Love is in the Air, this unforgettable production will make your heart soar and your feet want to dance!
Ten Days on the Island. Tasmania's Arts Festival - Hobart
Date Fri 22nd Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
The Ten Days on the Island is Australia's only multi-arts statewide festival.


The biennial festival celebrates Tasmania's island culture and offers a platform on which to profile and promote Tasmania's innovative, creative and resourceful character and unique cultural identity.
Ten Days on the Island brings international recognition for Tasmania and demonstrates how the arts can positively influence a community's perception of itself and the image it projects to the world.
See our website for ticketing information for the myriad of events on offer around Tasmania that will entertain and inspire.

Weekend Retreat - Coming Home to your Body Retreat. Highfield Site, Stanley
Date Fri 22nd Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
The Path of Awakening Weekend Retreat will take place on March 22nd, 23rd and 24th at Highfield Historic Site, in Stanley, Tasmania.
This retreat provides an opportunity for those new to meditation to learn a valuable but gentle introduction to insight meditation and the Dharma teachings in a welcoming, supportive environment.
Those meditators with an established practice can look more deeply into the meditative process itself and bring more ease and acceptance into their sittings.
Insight meditation retreats give us the opportunity to see clearly the reactions and distortions that arise in our daily life and to cultivate an awareness of the freedom and clarity that is available in each precious moment.
Three presenters will combine movement, mindfulness, meditation and more to guide you through that which you are ready to release, and that which you wish to cultivate that's inline with your hearts deepest aspiration. It is a time to nourish your body, mind and heart and to cultivate a sense of peace and stillness.
2019 Jewellery, Gem & Mineral Fair
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
Come and see beautiful and amazing pieces of jewellery, plus gem, minerals & fossils from Tasmania, mainland Australia and around the world.

The pieces are showcased to admire as well as purchase.

Lapidary supplies and equipment etc., will be available for sale.

Throughout the two days of the fair, there will be lapidary machinery displays and children's gem sieving and gold/gem panning.

Delicious food and refreshments available on-site, all weekend.

Entry fee - Adults $5 Children under 16 free.

9am - 4pm both days.

Ocean Film Festival World Tour
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019
With a vision to mesmerise and captivate, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface.
Featuring all new films this carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue.
The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points.
Inspiring and thought-provoking, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home.
Find out more at the website.
Cradle Mountain Film Festival
Date Fri 29th Mar 2019 to Sun 31st Mar 2019
The Cradle Mountain Film Festival screens the best adventure films from Tasmania and across the globe on the fringe of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
The weekend program includes the Tasmanian exclusive screening of Mountainfilm on Tour, the One Year in Tasmania Adventure Film competition showcasing the many moods and adventures to be had on our little island in one year, kids' film events, filmmaker's workshops and Q & A sessions, the Mountain Huts Film Trail: a self-guided walking program of screenings in the mountain huts around Cradle Mountain, and outdoor adventure activities including canyoning, wilderness yoga, cold water therapy and the Dove Lake Classic trail run.
Join the local wildlife and people for some mountain culture and experience adventures in film at the stunning Cradle Mountain National Park.
Get in early as venue spaces are limited, making for an intimate and exclusive experience. Seriously beautiful, boutique and adventurous!
Ocean Film Festival World Tour
Date Fri 29th Mar 2019
With a vision to mesmerise and captivate, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface. 
Featuring all new films this carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue. 
The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points.
Inspiring and thought-provoking, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home.
To learn more visit our website.
Oceans Film Festival World Tour 2019
Date Fri 29th Mar 2019
With a vision to mesmerise and captivate, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface.
Featuring all new films this carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue.
The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points.
Inspiring and thought-provoking, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home.
Find out more at the website.
Chakradance With Pippa at the Lotus Centre Hobart
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
A dance of the heart, soul, body and mind.
A dance from within, an expression of your inner world. Meditation for grounding and visualisations to take you on a journey with resonating music. Feel your inner strength. Dance and let go of your daily life. Feel free. Take your mind away from worries. Set yourself free, and dance to the rhythm of your soul.
They begin with a meditation. Then a warm up to prepare.
Chakradance will bring you through the seven energy centres.
They create a mandala to express your experience. Together you'll talk about your experience. And close with a grounding meditation.
For this hour you are safe. You are free to express whatever you feel. Release your fears and let go of worry. This is a personal holistic experience of expression, to balance, rejuvenate and regenerate yourself. Run wild with your own imagination. Play, dance, chant and move to the rhythm of your soul. Shed light on your own imbalances, explore your inner world, discover how you feel about your own energy centres.
An experience known as Chakradance.
There are very limited places so you must purchase a ticket prior to the event.
Shimano Enduro Tasmania (Enduro World Series Rnd 2)
Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
The Enduro World Series, the leading race series for Enduro mountain biking, is returning to Derby in northeast Tasmania. The exciting Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails will host round 2 of the 2019 series, and will be called Shimano Enduro Tasmania.
The Blue Derby trail network will be getting some new trails specifically for the event, and this is on top of the 85km of trails already on offer; the area has become a massive drawcard for bike riders from all over Australia following the success of Australia's inaugural EWS in 2017.
Riders will get to experience everything from fern forests to granite slabs as they take in the stunning views on offer.
Enduro Mountain Biking is an exciting format of racing, where riders compete against the clock on timed downhill runs throughout the day, traversing by bike from stage to stage.
Sunday sees the EWS action over seven stages. During the race there will be a race village with local food and drink. Spectators are encouraged to line the track to cheer on the worlds best riders. Stick around for the after party in the event village.
Supercars Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint
Date Fri 5th Apr 2019 to Sun 7th Apr 2019
The largest sporting event in Tamania returns 5-7 April 2019.
The Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint is a must-see annual event for every Tassie racing fan.
The 2018 season provided one of the closest and most exciting finishes to the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, and the drivers and teams will be eager to stamp their mark early in 2019 at Round 3 in Symmons Plains.
Kids 12 and under go Trackside free with a paying adult, so bring the whole crew!
Tickets at Ticketek.
Shannons Take Your Tops Off for Breast Cancer Research 2019
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
The popular static car show at the Parliament House Lawns in Hobart will again be held in 2019.

This event has been a major success as a free community event for the public and car show enthusiasts to engage in, while assisting raising funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
This car display is open to entries from all class of cars, from vintage through to modern and is free to participate in and free to attend, having raised over AUD14000 locally and AUD25000 nationally for the charity.
To register your vehicle, or for more information please contact them by email or phone.
At this year's event, what better way to get involved on the day than to get dressed up and book yourself a makeover? You can get full vintage makeup, hairstyling and a photo shoot with your car of choice by appointment with Billie from RockaDolls.

There will also be a ladies fashion parade on the day and prizes for best dressed attendees.

Flinders Island Food & Crayfish Festival
Date Thu 11th Apr 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
The inaugural Flinders Island Food & Crayfish Festival is set to take place on the weekend of the 14th of April, 2018.

A star lineup featuring some of Australia's greatest chefs, the festival will centre around a special long lunch that will celebrate the island's beautiful produce.

The team will spend five days exploring, diving and foraging ahead of the lunch to bring together an experience that is truly unique.

Norah Jones Australian Tour: SOLD OUT
Date Wed 17th Apr 2019
One of USA's most critically-acclaimed singer/songwriters and nine-time Grammy Award winner Norah Jones, is making her much-anticipated return to Australia in April next year. The ‘Come Away With Me’ singer will perform intimate headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart on top of her scheduled performance at Byron Bay’s iconic Bluesfest, marking her first performances in Australia in six years.
Following the AU dates, she will be flying to New Zealand for five shows, playing in Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Queenstown and Christchurch.
"She put on a self-assured show that drew from all aspects of her career while finding focus seated at the piano in her sultry, smoky-voiced comfort zone." - Philadelphia Inquirer
"Norah Jones has always mixed jazz, country, folk and rock, but her concert demonstrated that she has become master of them all...Jones ranged with relaxed abandon through a career-spanning set." - Seattle Times
"Jones has become a more relaxed and mature performer...she is masterful at never overplaying, she also has an eclectic bent and knows how to rock out. Norah Jones keeps getting better with age." - Los Angeles Daily News
Jones' groundbreaking 2002 debut album 'Come Away...
See Eventfinda for more information.
Ghost Rock Easter Egg Hunt & Family Picnic
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
Every year on Easter Saturday, the Arnold family share their family tradition with the local community, and hold an Easter Egg Hunt and Family Picnic.

Now in its fourth year, its a huge success with over 800 people attending.
Families are encouraged to bring along a family picnic and relax on the lawns, whilst enjoying live music, kids entertainment and lots of fun-filled activities.

Children aged 1-12 can participate in an age-based egg hunt throughout the day and have a cuddle or photo with Easter Bunny.
Tickets are sold through Ghost Rock's Cellar Door or website and usually released in early March.

Tickets are hot property, and the event sells out every year.

Autumn Spectacular
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
Celebrating the glorious Autumn colours of our Maples, Conifers, Oaks & Elms.

enjoy the music of the Burnie Band wafting out from the main gazebo across the Garden.

The best home made, delicious hamburgers, sandwiches, scones/slices, tea & local coffee, wine & beer available.

International Mural Fest
Date Sun 21st Apr 2019 to Sat 27th Apr 2019
Be captivated by this truly unique art competition that is 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 mural, using the same poem as their mural's central theme and inspiration.
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!
The Redwater Creek Railway steam train will be running during this time. Check the website for details.
Convicts and Wenches Beach Run
Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
A running event commemorating our convict heritage. Contestants are encouraged to wear fancy dress and to participate in the Woolmers Estate fancy dress competition. Surplus proceeds go to Wombat Rescue Tasmania.
Targa Tasmania
Date Mon 29th Apr 2019 to Sat 4th May 2019
It's the thrill of exotic fast cars competing under the toughest conditions.
Over six days of Targa Tasmania, the world's best touring, sports and GT cars compete in competitive stages on the Island's toughest roads. They travel more than 2000 kilometres (1200 miles) to challenge the best in their category.

Each year up to 300 of the world's finest cars and drivers compete on Tasmania's scenic routes and mountain passes.

It's your chance to get close to the best from Porsche, Lamborghini, Ferrari, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Lotus, Ford, Holden, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Audi, Nissan and Toyota.
You name it and you can see it at Targa Tasmania.

The Australian Ceramics Triennale Tasmania 1 - 4 May 2019 Hobart Tasmania
Date Wed 1st May 2019 to Sat 4th May 2019
The Australian Ceramics Triennale is Australia's premier national gathering bringing ceramic artists, educators, theorists and collectors from around the country, and the world, together to interrogate the field of contemporary ceramic practice.

This is the first time in its 45 year history that the Triennale will be held in Tasmania.
For the first four days of May 2019, Hobart's waterfront arts precinct will be home to a full program of rich and engaging discourse. Presentations, exhibitions, demonstrations and conversations by, with and amongst some of the world's most exciting practitioners who will speak to the themes of Holding Space Making Place. A host of extra-curricular activities including film screenings, philosophy cafe, performative acts, fire sculptures and food events will draw upon and mingle with Tasmania's vibrant art and food culture.

A key feature of the Tasmanian Triennale is the engagement with the community through exhibitions, demonstrations and market style sales. Satellite events around the state both before and after the conference including workshops, master classes, kiln firings, studio visits and exhibitions will allow for ongoing dialogues and the expansion of skills and ideas whilst providing opportunity for further exploration of Tasmania's stunning natural environment.

Agfest
Date Thu 2nd May 2019 to Sat 4th May 2019
A great way to spend a day, this event needs to be experienced, with everything for the farm and the home from machinery to jewellery.
Agfest, Tasmania's premier agricultural event, has the second highest attendance of all agricultural field days in Australia.
Agfest has grown from a small field day at a racetrack with 100 exhibitors in May 1983 to become one of the State's most popular multi-million dollar exhibitions with almost 60,000 patrons passing through the gates over the three days.
Agfest features over 700 exhibitors and has something for everyone. Attractions include agricultural machinery, banking and finance, machinery, hardware and small equipment, leisure, automotive, clothing and home wares, food, horticulture and livestock.
There are working displays of Tasmania's pioneering agricultural industry including working blacksmiths, draught horse displays and free rides, a selection of vintage machinery from the wool and timber industries, and steam engines and tractors.
Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival
Date Thu 16th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival brings great stories and people together. The curators have searched the world for stories that intrigue, inspire and invite conversation.
BOFA is about ideas and change, screening films that question today’s world and how we, its citizens, choose to live in it.
BOFA is about community. A Day on the Kingsway and the inspiring Action Sessions bring the community together to eat, drink, talk and enjoy.

BOFA is about personal challenge. We’ve gathered stories of the ways we test ourselves in life, in love and in the wild.
BOFA is serious about having fun. Join us at the Village Cinemas, in the heart of Launceston. The red carpet will be laid out, partake in parties every night and movies screened in comfortable theatres with the highest quality projection.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2019
Date Fri 17th May 2019
The original and the best mountain film festival is coming back to Launceston for 1 huge night.

The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2 1/2 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking storylines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

Presented by World Expeditions.

For more details visit the website.
Dad's Army
Date Fri 17th May 2019 to Sat 1st Jun 2019
Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hitler? The classic BBC television comedy series of the Home Guard of Walmington on sea who battle daily against the Germans and local ARP Warden Hodges, comes to the stage complete with all the well-loved characters and phrases: "Stupid boy" (Pike), "Don't panic, don’t panic" (Jonesey), "Doomed, we’re all doomed" (Fraser) and "May I be excused" (Godfrey). They are all under the command of the redoubtable Captain Mainwaring and his self-effacing deputy, Sergeant Wilson.
Urzila Carlson – Loser
Date Wed 22nd May 2019
Loser is almost always negative—I’ve lost my keys, a relative, my mind, money, dignity…it’s only positive when you lose some weight. Why? If you meet someone awesome, would you not want to be more of that person? Why can your friends not see your fatness but your family and doctor can see nothing but your fatness? Why is losing so hard? The truth is, we're all losers in some form and at some point, we’ll hit our rock bottom. Are you prepared? Get ready losers, join the award-winning comedian Urzila Carlson as she tackles our failures. What’s the worst that can happen?
"Belly laughs and guffaws aplenty." - The Music
"Effortlessly likeable.. stream of belly-laughs." - The Age
Presented by Live Nation.
Australian Musical Theatre Festival
Date Thu 23rd May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
Get your jazz-hands ready! The first annual Australian Musical Theatre Festival will be held in Launceston, Tasmania from 23-26 May, 2019. Bringing together musical theatre lovers, makers and professionals from around the country, the Australian Musical Theatre Festival is an opportunity to connect with, and learn from top musical theatre professionals and celebrate everything that is great about musical theatre.
Urzila Carlson – Loser
Date Thu 23rd May 2019
Loser is almost always negative—I’ve lost my keys, a relative, my mind, money, dignity…it’s only positive when you lose some weight. Why? If you meet someone awesome, would you not want to be more of that person? Why can your friends not see your fatness but your family and doctor can see nothing but your fatness? Why is losing so hard? The truth is, we're all losers in some form and at some point, we’ll hit our rock bottom. Are you prepared? Get ready losers, join the award-winning comedian Urzila Carlson as she tackles our failures. What’s the worst that can happen?
"Belly laughs and guffaws aplenty." - The Music
"Effortlessly likeable.. stream of belly-laughs." - The Age
Presented by Live Nation.
Lumen Festival
Date Thu 30th May 2019 to Sun 2nd Jun 2019
Lumen Festival: a measure of light; a synthesis of the ancient and the contemporary; a Tasmanian story relevant to us all.
Rock paintings have survived for thousands of years to tell stories through a language of physical representation and natural metaphor. Lumen Festival will meld this ancient tradition and modern animating techniques with pioneering laser technology to bring to life imagery across the rock face of Mt Roland.
Using a timeline of millions of years, we will take you on a journey, as if you were being told a dreaming yarn of the land, on how each event affects the present and the future, and how everyone’s story, from the most personal to the most public are woven together to make one shared reality.
At the same time an original soundtrack, by composer Dean Stevenson, will be broadcast on FM radio. This composition will weave together orchestral and Indigenous musical traditions to create a soaring soundtrack that is at once local and universal.
Senior Moments A Comedy Revue: Hobart
Date Thu 30th May 2019 to Sat 1st Jun 2019
By popular demand, Senior Moments is back for another national tour from February 2019, with Gold Logie winner and veteran actor John Wood (Blue Heelers, Rafferty’s Rules) and Max Gillies (The Gillies Report, Once Were Leaders) joining Play School icon Benita Collings, Kim Lewis (Sons and Daughters, The Restless Years) and Russell Newman (A Country Practice, Underbelly) in this senior theatrical sensation, with Midday Show Maestro Geoff Harvey on piano.
Senior Moments is a comedy revue about old people and the young people they have to deal with, with sketches and songs and performers who are old enough to know better, all making wicked fun of the trials and tribulations of growing old disgracefully.
Lilium Bulb Sale
Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019
Our 2019 Lilium Bulb Sale will be held at the Latrobe Memorial Hall from 11 am to 1 pm on Sunday 2nd June.
Our Lilium Bulb Sale offers a very broad range of Lilium bulbs along with some select companion bulbs and plants.
Many of these bulbs are unavailable elsewhere and are often in short supply.
Best bulbs always sell quickly – be early!
The emphasis is on easily-grown, garden lilies although there are also rare species liliums for the collector and many different Lilium Hybrids. This includes many of the great new Tasmanian-bred hybrids.
Asiatics, Martagons, Trumpet/Aurelians, Orientals, OTs and more – all at reasonable prices.
Most of our experienced growers have their own tables and are available to give personal advice on their lilies.
Our 2018 Lilium Bulb Sale was again, very successful. These events just keep on getting better every year. Buyers travel from far and wide to attend this event.
Thanks to all those who supported us and good luck with your lilies!
Tasmanian Running Festival
Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019
The 2018 Tasmanian Running Festival, incorporating the Launceston 10k, a 5k, and the popular kids 2k.
This year’s race will start and finish on Cameron St in Launceston. The iconic, City Park, city landmark will also host a weekend Festival beginning on the Saturday, offering food and beverages from local producers, with live stage entertainment and more, on the Saturday.
Dark Mofo
Date Fri 14th Jun 2019 to Sun 23rd Jun 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.
Dark Mofo 2019 runs 14-23 June across Hobart, with a prelude weekend from 7-9 June on the wild island state of Tasmania, with major exhibitions at the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), a public art playground at Dark Park, international musicians and artists performing around the city, including the historic Odeon Theatre, and the home of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Federation Concert Hall.
It is a heady fortnight of festivities, and highlights for travellers often include the annual City of Hobart Dark Mofo Winter Feast on Hobart's waterside docks, the ogoh-ogoh parade and burning on the solstice night, and the annual Nude Solstice Swim, where hundreds of brave souls plunge into the River Derwent at sunrise to welcome back the return of the light after the longest night.
Mona's midwinter festival Dark Mofo is an annual pilgrimage south celebrating the dark through large-scale public art, food, film, music, light and noise.
Michael McIntyre's Big World Tour
Date Fri 14th Jun 2019
Britain’s biggest selling comedian Michael McIntyre has sold out his Australian tour in record time and due to popular demand is adding a show in Hobart.
Michael McIntyre’s Big World Tour will see Michael perform to audiences across the world including Australia after a sell-out tour in 2016. In the UK, Michael has sold more than 1.5 million tickets, including a record-breaking 28 performances at London’s 16,000 capacity 02 Arena where he was awarded the keys to the venue in 2015, alongside musical talents Prince, Take That and One Direction.
Around the world, Michael has previously sold out arenas in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai and he holds the record for the biggest selling comedy shows in South Africa and Norway.
“The man is quite simply top-to-toe hilarious.” - The Telegraph.
Treasure Island
Date Fri 28th Jun 2019 to Sat 20th Jul 2019
A swashbuckling adventure for all ages, Treasure Island is the answer to every adventure-starved child’s prayers; a racy, pacy, swashbuckling classic! A stunning yarn of piracy on the tropical seas. At the centre of it all are Jim Hawkins, a 14-year old boy who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver, who is a complex study of good and evil, perhaps the most famous hero-villain of all time.
Hadley's Art Prize
Date Fri 19th Jul 2019 to Sun 18th Aug 2019
Presented by Hadley’s Orient Hotel, the Hadley’s Art Prize, Hobart is an annual, acquisitive Australian landscape prize, which offers AUD100000 to the winning entry.
The exhibition will host the finalists artwork and a number of exhibition related events.
Christmas in July at Cradle Mountain Hotel 2019
Date Sat 20th Jul 2019
Christmas in July 2019 will be back, keep your eye peeled for dates which will be coming soon.

Stay at Cradle Mountain Hotel at festive prices and enjoy a jolly Christmas in July feast. Extend your stay to include the Friday prior or Sunday following.

We will be offer winter warmer additions to our menu to help you stay warm and cosy while getting into the festive spirit. Some of these Christmas treats are:
hand crafted cookies, Christmas pudding and hot chocolate, mulled wine and Christmas cocktails
Make sure you leave lots of room for the Christmas in July buffet!
Clinton Hutton will play all the favourite covers in Altitude Lounge and Bar well into the evening. A special surprise visit from Santa for the kiddies might just be the perfect way to finish off the evening

TASTROFEST - Tasmania's Astronomy Festival
Date Fri 2nd Aug 2019 to Sat 3rd Aug 2019
2019- Moon Landing Special. Tasmania's premier Astronomy festival is the largest of its kind in the country.

Held on the first weekend of August each year, it is the kick-off event for what is more like National Science ‘Month’ than a week.

The festival is designed to give all ages and levels of interest something to experience when it comes to our night sky.

We spend 50% of our lives under the stars and this three day event is situated perfectly in Ulverstone to capture a great view of the night sky and potential auroras.
Beginner and advanced lectures and workshops on how to use different telescopes, classes in taking aurora photos and special international guests are all fixtures of this festival.

Come and view our astrophotography and aurora gallery, experience Virtual Reality, pose with working droids and dress up in cosplay to really get involved.

See stunning Hubble images, live feed from ISS, night sky viewing and so much more.

There is even a dedicated schools program aimed at teaching our students what to look for at the night.

Schools can send an EOI at anytime for when the program is released. The main program is generally released May/June.

Tassie Scallop Fiesta at Bridport
Date Sun 4th Aug 2019
Forged on the back of the fishing industry and known as the cradle of Tasmania's salmon and trout farming sector, Bridport, scenic "village by the sea", is just minutes from the State's premier wine district at Pipers Brook. Naturally we celebrate the combination of seafood and wine excellence.
A series of eclectic events in the village and on the water pay homage to Bridport's maritime and seafood heritage in association with the premium beverages of the hinterland.
Celebrating the arrival of new season's Tassie scallops and the bounty that will ensue.
Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe
Date Sun 11th Aug 2019
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.

Junction Arts Festival
Date Wed 4th Sep 2019 to Sun 8th Sep 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. Junction's Little Devil features children’s shows and award-winning cabaret.
Great Eastern Wine Weekend
Date Fri 6th Sep 2019 to Sun 8th Sep 2019
Position yourself by the coast this 6-8 September for a Great Eastern Wine Weekend rumored to be the greatest yet. Celebrating the region’s finest food and wine, the weekend will feature your favorite signature events, plus new bespoke events including long brunches, private vineyard tours, vertical tastings, yoga and a cooking class honouring springs arrival in the tradition of pagan Ostara Festival.
Freycinet Lodge are offering a Great Eastern Wine Weekend package which includes 2 nights accommodation, breakfast daily and reservations for two at the signature event for the weekend - The Great Eastern Wine and Dine Dinner held at Freycinet Lodge Saturday 7 September 2019.
Australian Conference for Neurodevelomental Disorders
Date Thu 19th Sep 2019 to Sat 21st Sep 2019
The Australian Conference for Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ACND2019) will be held from September 19th – 21st 2019. The conference will take place at the Launceston Conference Centre located at Door Of Hope in Launceston, Tasmania. This is an opportunity to create a collaborative, multi-disciplinary community that is networked globally delivering applications of research to develop excellence in the treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders.
With over 400 delegates from Australia, New Zealand and beyond. We encourage you to make the most of the opportunity to expand your networks and join the rich dialogue between a mix of professionals from a wide range of disciplines, those experiencing Neurodevelopmental Disorders and researchers, established and upcoming.
Pinktober Tasmania
Date Tue 1st Oct 2019 to Thu 31st Oct 2019
October is Pinktober is breast cancer awareness month.

Each October the Volunteer committee for the National Breast Cancer Foundation hosts a series of events held across Pinktober to highlight the work of the National Breast Cancer Foundation and to shine a spotlight on breast cancer awareness.



For a full list of what's on, please visit the website or Facebook page.

Cherry Blossom Celebration
Date Sat 19th Oct 2019
The Cherry Blossom Celebration is the biggest day of the year on the calendar for Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden, located at Romaine, near Burnie.
We celebrate the flowering of the Japanese Cherry Blossoms with Japanese inspired displays; bonsai, traditional tea ceremonies and Aikido martial arts.


Other local food and beverage vendors will be on site for the day, along with our hard working volunteers in the tea room providing delicious hamburgers, sandwiches, scones/slices, coffee and tea.

Seafarers' Festival
Date Sun 27th Oct 2019
The Seafarers’ Festival is an action packed family day with a focus on nauticulture including music, activities, competitions, maritime information, science and a selection of fine food.
With over 30 stalls around the site you’ll find maritime and historic information intermingling with hands on activities and a great stage program of music, dance and theatre.
Dress up for the Costume Competition and be in the running to win excellent prizes. There’s the popular treasure hunt, have-a-go activities, visiting vessels and plenty to witness unfolding on the water.
Farmgate Festival
Date Sat 23rd Nov 2019 to Sun 24th Nov 2019
Unearth real food at the Farmgate Festival over two days in early spring. Meet local producers and tour behind the scenes at farm and food businesses.

Taste, buy and learn about seasonal and value added produce. Enjoy a self-drive tour of the stunning Tamar Valley and visit farms that produce beef, apples, pork, hazelnuts, wine, cider, truffles, seafood, salads and herbs, olive oil, berries and more.

Drive together with friends to make a great day awesome. Experience a Festival Feast prepared by well-known Tasmanian chefs featuring produce from the Festival Farms.

2019 MTBA National Championships , Gravity Enduro
Date Sat 23rd Nov 2019 to Sun 24th Nov 2019
Mountain Bike Australia in conjunction with Maydena Bike Park are pleased to present the 2019 Gravity Enduro National Championships.
The first National level event to be held at Maydena, this event will attract the best Gravity riders from across the country in what promises to be an exciting weekend of racing.
39th FIPS Mouche 2019 World Fly Fishing Championships Tasmania
Date Sat 30th Nov 2019 to Sun 8th Dec 2019
Australia is privileged to be selected as the host for the World Fly Fishing Championship in 2019.

An annual event held worldwide which is set to put Fly Fishing in Tasmania firmly on the map. Come and see the best anglers from around the world try their luck in some of the most beautiful and unique scenery in the world.

Stan Siejka Launceston Cycling Classic
Date Sun 8th Dec 2019
The Stan Siejka cycling classic bike race is Tasmania's best showcase cycling event and one of the best street criterium races in Australia.
Having thousands of spectators and being run by a local committee of dedicated enthusiasts, makes this a locally supported and developed event not to miss.
The city streets are closed so spectators can view these events close up with the infamous "Wall" climb up Lawrence Street and Peanut roundabout as the riders circumnavigate the beautiful City Park.
Turn up and watch some of Australia's best cyclists in action chasing the big prize. Most hotels and restaurants on the circuit are open, so you can sit back and enjoy a drink or a meal.
Juniors from noon followed by Veterans, Masters, Elite Women and Elite Men .
This Australia's most unique and best street criterium!