Events in Tasmania


The Rolex Sydney Hobart is a 628 nautical mile yacht race which begins in Sydney Harbour and finishes in Hobart.

Be part of the scene at one of the world's great blue water classics.

Each December you can see the world's greatest yachts charging through Sydney Heads as they take part in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Once through The Heads, they turn south knowing they are casting their fate to the might of the great Southern Ocean and the winds of the Roaring Forties. The 628 nautical mile course is described as one of the most gruelling ocean races in the world. Since 1945, this blue water classic has thrilled Australians.

Thousands line Sydney Harbour or form farewell flotillas to cheer the departing yachties. Days later, in Hobart, the excitement builds as news of who will be the first boat to arrive comes through.

2016 ROLEX Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race : Race starts December 27 from Sydney.

From 26 Dec 2017
ROLEX Sydney To Hobart

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



Calling all Launcestonians and interlopers: to kick off this year’s festival, we’re coming to Launceston, jewel of the north, and throwing a great, big Mofo street party on Sunday 14 January. Want to come? It’s free! There’ll also be some other Mofo events happening around Launceston. Stay tuned.

Mofo’s a moveable feast and this year’s street party is a delectable Mofo appetiser: from 2019, we’re relocating the festival to beloved Launny. They’ve got monkeys!


It’s our last Mofo in Hobart for, like, ages (Walshie’s building a hotel and he needs the space) so we’re going out with a bang. You’ll find the main Mofo action across our massive, three-day ‘Mofo at Mona’ weekend from Friday 19–Sunday 21 January. During these dates, the museum and entire Mona site are accessible to Three-Day Mona Pass or relevant Day Pass ticket holders only.

As per usual, Hobart will also play host to a whole bunch of special Mofo events (some ticketed, some free). Not that they’re not all special. You’re special. We’re all special.

For full details, please visit

MONA FOMA : 12 - 22 January 2018.

To book your travel and accommodation during MONA FOMA please contact us via email or by calling 1300 827 822.

12 - 22 January 2018
MONA Museum of Old and New Art


Festivale, one of Tasmania's premier summer events, is a three day celebration, designed to showcase the very best of Tasmanian food, wine, beer, arts and entertainment. Staged in Launceston’s historic and picturesque City Park the ambiance of the outdoor event is unique. Attend one of the Food and Beverage Masterclasses or learn some new culinary techniques at one of the Cooking Demonstrations in the Park. Entry prices range from $15 - $25 per adult, with 3 day passes available for $45. Children 10 – 14 years are $7.50 and children under 9 years are free of charge. Early Bird tickets are on sale from 1 October 2017 at

Festivale : 02 - 04 February 2018.
Friday: 5.30pm – 11pm
Saturday: 11am – 11pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm

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

02 - 04 February 2018
The Taste of Tasmania

Evandale Village Fair & National Penny Farthing Championships

The wheels of time turn back over a hundred years as the peaceful village of Evandale in northern Tasmania plays host to the Evandale Village Fair and National Penny Farthing Championships. The Evandale Village Fair is held annually in February, and features a full program of Penny Farthing bicycle racing featuring the National Penny Farthing Championship. Started in 1983 the Evandale Penny Farthing races attract enthusiasts from across Australia and around the world. Accompanying the Penny Farthings races are a country fair and period themed festival. Admission $12 per adult and children under 16 years, free of charge.

Evandale Village Fair & National Penny Farthing Championships : 24 February 2018, 10am – 4pm.

To book your travel and accommodation during the Evandale Village Fair & National Penny Farthing Championships, please contact us via email or by calling 1300 827 822.

24 February 2018
The Taste of Tasmania

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 2017-2018

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 & Launceston 12 - 22 January 2018
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 15 - 24 June 2018
Festival of Voices Hobart 29 June - 15 July 2018
Huon Valley Mid-Winter Fest Grove, Huon Valley 13 - 15 July 2018
Devonport Jazz Devonport July 2018 (Dates TBC)
Chocolate Winterfest Latrobe August 2018 (Dates TBC)
Tasmanian Whisky Week Statewide August 2018 (Dates TBC)
Junction Arts Festival Launceston September 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.