Events in Tasmania

DARK MOFO 2018

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 runs June 07-24 across Hobart, 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, at the historic Odeon Theatre, and 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.

For full details, please visit darkmofo.net.au/

To organise your accommodation in and around Hobart please contact us via email holidays@tasvacations.com or by calling 1300 827 822.

07 - 24 June 2018
MONA Museum of Old and New Art Dark Mofo

FESTIVAL OF VOICES 2018

Immerse yourself in the 14th annual Tasmanian Festival of Voices

Bringing together international, national and local artists and workshop leaders, choirs and audiences in a celebration of song across all genres.

Opening on the stunning East Coast, and closing with a spectacular Finale Concert in Hobart, and in between massed choirs, cabaret and contemporary performances, family and pop up events.

Whether you want to learn, perform or just listen, there’s something for you.

Festival Of Voices : 30 June - 16 July 2017.

To book your travel and accommodation during the Festival Of Voices, please contact us via email holidays@tasvacations.com or by calling 1300 827 822.


29 June - 15 July 2018
RACT Great Tassie Tour

WILLIE SMITH’S HUON VALLEY MID-WINTER FEST 2018

For the fifth year running, the Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest will bring warmth and celebration to Tasmania’s ‘apple valley’ in a three-day pagan inspired celebration of the apple history of the region.

To be held at The Apple Shed in the Huon Valley from 13th July – 15th July, the festival draws on the traditions from the cider producing regions of south-west England and will beckon visitors from near and far with a perfect melding of irresistible local food, wine, beer and, of course, cider, warming bonfires, mesmerising folk music, dancing and storytelling.

Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest : 13 - 15 July 2018.

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10 Night Mid-Winter Escape   3 Night Mid-Winter Festival Weekend

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13 - 15 July 2018
Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest

What’s On at the Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal Season 2018

A bumper year is coming! While new patron facilities are being built next door, the Theatre Royal will be going full steam ahead in Season 2018.

The season will include theatre, ballet, circus, family fun, high drama and comedy. And it will proudly showcase international performers, Tasmanian talent and new and emerging artists.

The Theatre Royal always features shows that are made in Tasmania, and there are plenty of them in 2018, such as I Am A Lake, A Tasmanian Requiem, Mind How You Go, Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, Twelve Times He Spoke, ZEB – A Gender Odyssey, We Will Rock You and Mary Poppins.

And there is plenty more as well, big scale drama, circus, comedy, new stories, old stories and fun for all the family.

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 11am.
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The Theatre Royal Box Office is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am – 5.00pm, or you can book online 24/7 – www.theatreroyal.com.au.

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Season 2018
Theatre Royal Hobart

Major Events 2018/19

EVENT LOCATION DATE
AGFEST Northern Tasmania 03 - 05 May 2018
Bay of Fires Winter Arts Festival St Helens & Surrounds 09 - 11 June 2018
Dark MOFO Hobart 07 - 24 June 2018
Festival of Voices Hobart 29 June - 15 July 2018
Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest (Book Tickets Here) Grove, Huon Valley 13 - 15 July 2018
Devonport Jazz Devonport 26 - 29 July 2018
Chocolate Winterfest Latrobe 12 August 2018
Tasmanian Whisky Week Statewide 13 - 19 August 2018
Junction Arts Festival Launceston 5 - 9 September 2018
Devonport Food & Wine Festival Devonport 01 - 31 October 2018
Tasmanian Craft Fair Deloraine 02 - 05 November 2018
Bicheno Food & Wine Festival Bicheno TBA November 2018
Farmgate Festival Exeter 24 - 25 November 2018
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Hobart 26 December 2018 - 01 Jan 2019
Taste of Tasmania Hobart 28 December 2018 - 03 Jan 2019
Falls Music and Arts Festival Marion Bay 29 December 2018 - 01 Jan 2019

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.