Events in Tasmania


The 2017 Tasmanian Whisky Week takes place from Friday 4th – Sunday 13th August, with industry events held across nine days in Tasmanian distilleries, bars, barns, stables, restaurants and hotels.

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

Be sure to book early as there are limited tickets to each event. Tas Whisky Week promises to be a feast of memorable Tasmanian whisky events that will stay with you long after the final dram.

Tasmanian Whisky Week : 04 - 13 August 2017.

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

04 - 13 August 2017


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

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

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

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

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

Chocolate Winterfest : 13 August 2017 (10.30am until 3.30pm).

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

13 August 2017
RACT Great Tassie Tour


Junction is a unique arts and cultural festival, in which audiences and artists come together in exciting new ways within unusual spaces throughout Launceston. Junction puts the audience at the heart of the action over 5 days and nights throughout Launceston, Tasmania Junction returns this year from the 6-10th of September.

Now in its 7th year, previous festival experiences have included riding on the back of motorbikes, experiencing a performance inside a carwash, listening to live music in the back yards of amazing houses, travelling back in time to a secret late night speakeasy and even having a sauna in a public park.

Junction Arts Festival : 06 - 10 September 2017.

To book your travel and accommodation during the Junction Arts Festival, please contact us via email or by calling 1300 827 822.

06 - 10 September 2017

Taste of Tasmania

Tasmania’s most popular and enduring summer event, The Taste of Tasmania returns to Hobart’s waterfront in December 2017/ January 2018.

Seafood, cheeses, berries, cool-climate wines, boutique beers and ciders and much more, representing regions from right around the state, are on offer at stalls located both inside the Princes Wharf No.1 shed, and outside.

The majestic River Derwent, Hobart’s historic wharves and Salamanca Place provide a stunning backdrop to this annual celebration of quality Tasmanian produce and local talent. We look forward to seeing you there.

The Taste Of Tasmania : 28 December 2017 - 03 January 2018.

Book now to avoid disappointment! Accommodation selling fast!
To book your travel and accommodation during The Taste of Tasmania, please contact us via email or by calling 1300 827 822.

From 28 December 2017


The Australian Masters Games is a biennial sporting event that is regarded as one of the premier and largest participation sporting events on the Australian sporting landscape. In 2017 the 16th edition of the Games will be hosted in Tasmania from Saturday 21st to Saturday 28th October. It is expected over 6,000 participants will compete across over 40 different sports.

The event is open to anyone. The only criteria to compete in the Australian Masters Games is that you must meet the minimum age requirement, which in most sports is 30+ years. It does not impose qualifying standards and welcomes participants from all over the world.

The Australian Masters Games offer participants a wide range of different sports, from softball to athletics to dragon boat to boxing.

This variety of sports on offer provides the opportunity for participants to try a new sport, compete in multiple sports during the week and register as an individual or in a team.

For a list of the sports confirmed to date in the 16th Australian Masters Games, click here

The Australian Masters Games : 21 - 28 October 2017.

TasVacations is the official accommodation provider for The Australian Masters Games Tasmania. We can assist with all your accommodation, vehicle rental and attractions reservations.
Book a self-drive accommodation package during The Australian Masters Games:
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21 - 28 October 2017
The Australian Masters Games

What’s On at the Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal Season 2017

We are very excited to introduce our 2017 Season which includes ballet, circus, family fun, high drama and comedy. We are proud to showcase international performers, Tasmanian talent and new and emerging artists.

With great works from Australia’s finest dance and theatre companies such as Bangarra Dance Theatre, Sydney Dance Company, Bell Shakespeare, shake & stir theatre co and The Australian Ballet.

The Theatre Royal is particularly pleased to host Tasmanian work and there’s plenty of it in 2017. Wicked, Chicago, Ruthless! and Croon will have you singing along. There’s the freshest Tasmanian work in RAWspace, a new production from Loud Mouth Theatre and the Bawdy Panto gang are back.

The Theatre Royal is Australia's oldest working theatre, and one of its most beautiful treasures. Why not take a guided tour to see the Theatre's elegant auditorium with its central dome, intricate gilded mouldings and rich colours and enjoy a behind-the-scenes glimpse of theatre life.

Tours operate each Monday, Wednesday and Friday; at 11.00am
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The Theatre Royal Box Office is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am – 5.00pm, or you can book on line 24/7 –

Click here to see what’s on while you’re in town.

Season 2017
Theatre Royal Hobart

Major Events 2017

Devonport Jazz Festival Devonport 27 - 30 July 2017
Tasmanian Whisky Week Statewide 04 - 13 August 2017
Chocolate Winter Fest Latrobe 13 August 2017
Junction Arts Festival Launceston 06 - 10 September 2017
Blooming Tasmania Flower & Garden Festival Launceston 23 - 24 September 2017
Devonport Food and Wine Festival Devonport 01 - 31 October 2017
Royal Launceston Show Inveresk 12 - 14 October 2017
Royal Hobart Show Glenorchy 25 - 28 October 2017
Tasmanian Craft Fair Deloraine 03 - 06 November 2017
Bicheno Food & Wine Festival Bicheno 18 November 2017
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Hobart 26 Dec 2017 - 01 Jan 2018
Taste of Tasmania Hobart 28 Dec 2017 - 03 Jan 2018
The Falls Festival Marion Bay 29 Dec 2017 - 01 Jan 2018
Mona Foma Hobart Mid Jan 2018 (Dates TBC)
Festivale Launceston 02 - 04 Feb 2018
Royal Hobart Regatta Hobart 12 Feb 2018
Evandale Village Fair & National Penny Farthing Championships Evandale 24 Feb 2018
Taste of the Huon Ranelagh Showgrounds 11 - 12 March 2018
International Mural Fest Sheffield 01 - 07 April 2018
Targa Tasmania Statewide 16 - 21 April 2018
V8 Supercars Symmons Plains April 2018 (Dates TBC)
AGFEST Northern Tasmania 03 - 05 May 2018
Bay of Fires Winter Arts Festival St Helens & Surrounds 09 - 11 June 2018
Dark MOFO Hobart Mid June 2018 (Dates TBC)
Festival of Voices Hobart Early July 2018 (Dates TBC)

For a full list of events and further information, please check with your TasVacations consultant. TasVacations recommends checking event information is correct when booking your holiday, as event dates and times may be subject to change.