Time your trip: Tasmanian festivals

 
 

Want to get the absolute MOST out of your visit to Tasmania? 

If you’re looking for that deciding factor that will help you lock down a date, month or time of year to visit, perhaps it’s time to think outside the box and plan your next visit with one of the many Tasmanian festivals. After all, festivals give us a unique immersion into celebrations and community of a destination that few outsiders may encounter. Usually crammed into a few short days, these festivals can be a fleeting yet unforgettable experience. 

We’ve rounded up our top festivals throughout 2017 to help you plan your next adventure, giving you a chance to experience some of Tasmania’s finest environmental treasures with some of the most exciting community festivals! Check it out! 

January 

Hobart Beerfest - Experience a showcase of award winning craft beers, ciders, and spirits as you stop, sip & savour the very best (Hobart)

February 

Festivale   - Celebrating quality Tasmanian food, wine, cider and beer, arts and entertainment. (Launceston) 

Clarence Jazz Festival - Over 9 days, 100 years of jazz will be spread out around idyllic waterside locations on Hobart's sunny eastern shore (Clarence)

March 

Spiefeltent - Spiegeltent Hobart is set to return to Hobart's PW1 forecourt next year with a jam-packed program of music, comedy, cabaret & circus (Hobart)

April 

International Mural Festival - International Mural Fest is both a mural art competition and festival held annually at Easter in Sheffield, Tasmania's 'Town of Murals' (Sheffield) 

May 

Agfest – Thisannual festival features agricultural and industrial demonstrations, working sheep dog trials, helicopter rides, chainsaw carving, and new product releases (Carrick) 

June 

Dark MOFO -  Mona's midwinter festival Dark Mofo is an annual pilgrimage south celebrating the dark through large-scale public art, food, film, music and light (Hobart) 

Festival of Voices - The Festival of Voices is one of Tasmania's leading winter cultural events and Australia's biggest and best festival celebrating the vocalist and the power of song (Hobart) 

July 

Devenport Jazz Festival – Tasmania's only winter Jazz Festival! Enjoy four days of hot swinging Jazz to warm up your winter (Devonport)

August 

TastroFest - Tasmania's premier Astronomy festival, with Lectures, workshops on how to use different telescopes, classes in taking aurora photos, special international guests, astrophotography and aurora galleries, space lego models, Hubble images, live feed from ISS, school science shows, night sky viewing and so much more (Ulverstone)

September 

Blooming Tasmania Flower and Garden Festival - Blooming Tasmania offers Tasmania’s unique garden attractions punctuated by amazing scenery, fascinating history, & incredible food and wine experiences (Launceston)

October 

Devenport Food and Wine Festival - The Devonport Food & Wine Festival celebrates and enhances food and wine excellence through the delivery of and focus on Tasmanian produce (Devonport)

Royal Hobart Show - Experience country life with a carnival atmosphere.  The event focuses on the rural exploits of Tasmanians with events such as livestock judging and wood chopping (Hobart) 

Royal Launceston Show -The Royal Launceston Show is an annual event held at the Launceston Showgrounds in Inveresk in October (Launceston) 

November 

Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival - Tasmania's major annual film festival (Launceston)

December 

Taste Of Tasmania Weeklong festival celebrating Tasmania's food and wine, held around New Year's Day (Hobart) 

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race is an annual event hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, starting in Sydney, New South Wales on Boxing Day and finishing in Hobart

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