Events in Tasmania



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.

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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

Targa Tasmania

TasVacations is the official accommodation provider for Targa Tasmania - the Ultimate Tarmac Rally. The 2018 rally runs from 16 - 21 April. We can assist with all your accommodation, vehicle rental and attractions reservations.

Targa Australia run the world's largest, longest and hardest tarmac rally event- Targa Tasmania. The concept of the Targa is drawn directly from the best features of the Targa Florio, Mille Miglia, the Coupe des Alpes and the Tour de Corse. However, Targa Tasmania is not a slow motion re-run; it is a genuine "red-blooded" motorsport competition.

To secure your accommodation for Targa 2018, please contact our Groups Coordinator via email at or by calling 1300 827 822.
16 - 21 April 2018
Targa Tasmania

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 –

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Season 2018
Theatre Royal Hobart

Major Events 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
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint Supercars Symmons Plains 06 - 08 April 2018
Targa Tasmania Statewide 16 - 21 April 2018
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.