Events in Tasmania

International Mural Fest - Sheffield

The International Mural Fest is a truly unique art competition held annually in Sheffield – the ‘Town of Murals’, in Tasmania, Australia.  Commencing Easter Sunday every year, Mural Fest is so successful that similar events are now happening interstate and overseas.

Each year, nine artists compete in a public ‘paint off’ from Easter Sunday to the following Saturday. Each artist must complete a 2100mm x 4800mm mural, using the same poem as their mural’s central theme and inspiration. Each year a new poem is selected, meaning no two Mural Fests are ever the same.

The competition is conducted in Mural Park – Sheffield’s very own outdoor art gallery in the heart of Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain touring region.

Mural Fest tests artistic skill, endurance and tenacity: artists are subjected to public scrutiny, time constraints and sometimes unpredictable Tasmanian weather!

International Mural Fest : 01 - 07 April 2018

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

01 - 07 April 2018
International Mural Fest

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

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.