Events in Tasmania

In the heart of Tasmania, Launceston is uniquely positioned for you to immerse yourself in some of the world-class cultural festivals and sporting events or relax and meet the locals at one of the many country fairs and farmers markets.


A premier three day summer event, celebrating the very best of Tasmanian food, wine, beer, arts and entertainment is staged in Launceston’s historic and picturesque City Park. Held in Early February.


Breath of Fresh Air festival

In May the Tasmanian film festival will become the first in Australia to run online after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of their physical event.

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Junction Arts Festival

Now in its tenth 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.


Launceston Harvest Market

Order your favourites online between Monday and Wednesday and they will be delivered to your door on Saturday.


Tasmanian Craft Fair

Held in the picturesque township of Deloraine, Northern Tasmania in early November. The Tasmanian Craft Fair is the largest working display of arts and crafts in Australia with more than 200 artists and artisans and 20,000 annual visitors.


Glover Prize

An Australian annual art prize awarded for paintings of the landscape of Tasmania.


Mona Foma

Held in January, the Festival of Music and Art. Covering musical performance from classical and opera to hip-hop and avant-garde – along with dance, theatre and visual art. Food, wine and beer tastings and "strictly non-dorky workshops" are thrown in at the MONA Market (aka the MoMa), which continues every Saturday throughout summer.


Tasmanian Open DanceSport Championship

Held at the Lauceston Silverdome in August, experience the highest standard of DanceSport in Australia with audiences that aren't just live, but truly "alive". The major dancing magazine Dance Review called the Tasmanian Open the "competition of the year"



See in the New Year with Beerfest. Held annually at Royal Park, Launceston, Esk Beerfest attracts thousands of people to a day of enjoying craft beer, cider, wine, food, comedy and live music.


Ten Days on the Island

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


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