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.
Held in the beautiful island of Tasmania, Chocolate Winterfest is situated at Latrobe, just a 10 minute drive from Devonport.
Chocolate Winterfest is Latrobe's wickedly delicious festival celebrating all things chocolate.
It is no coincidence that the Latin name for cocoa, from which chocolate is made, translates as "food of the gods". Some cultures even valued chocolate more than gold, and who could blame them. Just the mere mention of chocolate turns heads and that's what Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe will do to you.
Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe will indulge, inform, astound, amuse but above all celebrate chocolate as you escape from the bleakness of winter. Be indulged by events individually or successively as you immerse in this chocolate experience.
Don't deny one of life's pleasures - join us at Latrobe on the central northern coast of Tasmania for this unique celebration.
Chocolate Winterfest : 11 August 2019 (10.30am until 3.30pm).
To book your travel and accommodation during Chocolate Winterfest, please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1300 827 822.
Devonport Jazz is an annual jazz festival held on the last weekend in July. The aim of the program has always been to include a mix of jazz music from traditional jazz to modern jazz, latin to funk fusion and an increasing blues component.
Artists from the mainland, Tasmania and overseas feature in a series of concerts, dances and dinners. As well as being a showcase for some of the best interstate and local jazz musicians, the festival incorporates education, visual art and film.
The festival promotes live performance and encourages patronage of local venues and businesses through association with Devonport Jazz.
For more details about the festival please visit www.devonportjazz.com.au
Devonport Jazz : 25 - 28 July 2019.
To book your travel and accommodation during Devonport Jazz, please contact us via email email@example.com or by calling 1300 827 822.
The 2019 Tasmanian Whisky Week will take place from Monday 12th – Sunday 18th August, with industry events held across seven days in Tasmanian distilleries, bars, barns, stables, restaurants and hotels.
Throughout the week distilleries will be opening their doors to host behind-the-scenes tours to meet the distillers in person, provide access to unreleased whiskies, and offer dining opportunities where distilleries (both old and new) will recount the successes, challenges and events that have shaped who they are today.
For more details about Tasmanian Whisky Week please visit taswhiskyweek.com/
Tasmanian Whisky Week : 12 - 18 August 2019.
To book your travel and accommodation during Tasmanian Whisky Week, please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1300 827 822.
Now in its ninth year, Launceston’s Junction Arts Festival is an intimate festival of ‘extraordinary experiences in unusual spaces’, which under Creative Director Greg Clarke and the Junction team, has a new focus on presenting and celebrating the incredible talent of Tasmania’s amazing artists.
Junction’s festival hub in and around the stunning 19th century Prince’s Square, features the Fountain Bar showcasing Tasmania’s finest musicians and bands, delicious Tasmanian food and award winning wines and Junction's Little Devil featuring children’s shows and award winning cabaret.
Junction Arts Festival : 04 - 08 September 2019.
To book your travel and accommodation during the Junction Arts Festival, please contact us via email email@example.com or by calling 1300 827 822.
The Tasmanian Craft Fair is the largest working display of arts and crafts in Australia with more than 200 artists and artisans and 20,000 annual visitors. Held annually in the picturesque township of Deloraine in northern Tasmania, an amazing array of talented artists and craftspeople exhibit and demonstrate their work as part of the Tasmanian Craft Fair.
Dates: Friday 1st - Monday 4th November
Times: Fri, Sat, Sun: 9am-5pm / Mon: 9am-4pm
To book your travel and accommodation during the Tasmanian Craft Fair, please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1300 827 822.
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.
2019 ROLEX Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race : Race starts December 26 from Sydney.
Tasmania’s most popular and enduring summer event, The Taste of Tasmania returns to Hobart’s waterfront from 28 December 2019 – 3 January 2020.
Come celebrate Taste of Tasmania’s 30th birthday with a magical mystery tour of delicious food, superb drinks, fabulous entertainment, exclusive cooking workshops, demonstrations and dining events with an all-star line-up of local stars; a combination of talented celebrated nationally and local best kept secrets, as we tell the magical and mythical story of Tasmanian food and wine. Fun for the young and young at heart.
The Taste of Tasmania : 28 December 2019 - 03 January 2020.
Theatre Royal Season 2019
2019 is going to be a very exciting year for the Theatre Royal. Construction work is well underway and there will be a range of new facilities including foyers, bars, a new Box Office and cloakroom facilities.
Season 2019 is well underway and what a season it will be!
You can see the best of Australian performing arts companies, including Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Dance Company, Circus Oz, Bangarra Dance Theatre and Bell Shakespeare. These companies are bringing their high-quality production of dance, comedy, circus and drama with some very special anniversary tours.
Young people and families will love the entertaining range of productions including the madness of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts and the very Australian story of Possum Magic.
And there’s plenty of local talent too including My Fair Lady and fabulous big band musical numbers in The Very Best of CROON LIVE.
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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|Chocolate Winterfest||Latrobe||11 August 2019|
|Tasmanian Whisky Week||Statewide||12 - 18 August 2019|
|Junction Arts Festival||Launceston||04 - 08 September 2019|
|Great Eastern Wine Weekend||East Coast||06 - 08 September 2019|
|Tasmanian Craft Fair||Deloraine||01 - 04 November 2019|
|World Fly Fising Championships Tasmania||Launceston||30 November - 08 December 2019|
|Effervescence Tasmania||Hobart & Relbia||15 - 17 November 2019|
|Bicheno Food & Wine Festival||Bicheno||15 - 17 November 2019|
|Farmgate Festival||Tamar Valley||23 - 24 November 2019|
|Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race||Tamar Valley||26 December - 01 Jan 2020|
|The Taste of Tasmania||Hobart||28 December - 03 January 2020|
|The Falls Music & Arts Festival||Marion Bay||29 December - 01 January 2020|
|Cygnet Folk Festival||Cygnet||10 - 12 January 2020|
|Festivale||Launceston||31 January - 02 February 2020|
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.