Events in Tasmania

When planning your Tasmanian holiday make sure to allow enough time to experience some of the fantastic local events and markets. Just remember that some of these events can lead to huge demand for accommodation and car hire – so if you are travelling during a key event make sure to book well in advance.


Welcome to the award-winning MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival, an exciting celebration of our nation’s rich maritime culture and one of the world’s most anticipated maritime events.

Held across Hobart’s vibrant and bustling waterfront, the four-day festival brings together the largest and most beautiful collection of wooden boats in the southern hemisphere. From its humble beginnings in 1994, it has grown to become the most significant event of its kind in Australia.

Along with the exhibition of these beautiful boats, the festival delivers a lively combination of incredible local food, live entertainment, music, demonstrations and displays.

The MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival has all the elements of a summer celebration by the sea. Thanks to the Events Tasmania, Hobart City Council and our generous sponsors, the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival is absolutely free!

MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival - 08 - 11 February 2019.

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

Yukon Tours are offering a range of sailings during the festival - for more information click here or alternatively contact our office to secure your booking.
08 - 11 February 2019

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.
Click here to book.

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 2018/19

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Hobart 26 Dec 2018 - 01 Jan 2019
Taste of Tasmania Hobart 28 Dec 2018 - 03 Jan 2019
Falls Music and Arts Festival Marion Bay 29 Dec 2018 - 01 Jan 2019
Hobart International Tennis Hobart Domain 06 - 12 January 2019
MOFO Launceston 11 - 21 January 2019
Festivale Food & Wine Festival Launceston 01 - 03 February 2019
Australian Wooden Boat Festival Hobart Waterfront 08 - 11 February 2019
Royal Hobart Regatta Hobart Waterfront 11 February 2019
Evandale Village Fair & National
Penny Farthing Championships
Evandale 23 February 2019
The Luxbet Launceston Cup Launceston 27 February 2019
Ten Days On The Island Statewide 08 - 24 March 2019
Taste Of The Huon Ranelagh 09 - 10 March 2019
V8 Supercars Symmons Plains 05 - 07 April 2019
International Mural Fest Sheffield 21 - 27 April 2019
Targa Tasmania Statewide 29 April - 04 May 2019
Agfest (Agricultural Show) Carrick 02 - 04 May 2019
Bay Of Fires Winter Arts Festival St Helens & Surrounds 08 - 10 June 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.