Events in Tasmania


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 great 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.

Established in 2002, Devonport Jazz has grown to be a highlight in the Tasmanian events calendar.

Devonport Jazz : 26 - 29 July 2018.


1 night deluxe accommodation at
Quality Hotel Gateway Devonport
Festival Jazz Pass for 2

From $350

Valid for 27th or 28th July 2018.

*Twin Share. Subject to availability


1 night deluxe accommodation at
Quality Hotel Gateway Devonport
Jazz Dinner for 2

From $330

Valid for 28th July 2018.

*Twin Share. Subject to availability

For more information or to book either of these special offers, please contact us via email or call 1300 827 822.

26 - 29 July 2018
Devonport Jazz


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 : 12 August 2018 (10.30am until 3.30pm).

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

12 August 2018
RACT Great Tassie Tour


The 2018 Tasmanian Whisky Week takes place from Monday 13th – Sunday 19th 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.

Be sure to book early as there are limited tickets to each event. Tas Whisky Week promises to be a feast of memorable Tasmanian whisky events that will stay with you long after the final dram.

Tasmanian Whisky Week : 13 - 19 August 2018.

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

13 - 19 August 2018

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 2018/19

Devonport Jazz Devonport 26 - 29 July 2018
Chocolate Winterfest Latrobe 12 August 2018
Tasmanian Whisky Week Statewide 13 - 19 August 2018
Junction Arts Festival Launceston 5 - 9 September 2018
Devonport Food & Wine Festival Devonport 01 - 31 October 2018
Tasmanian Craft Fair Deloraine 02 - 05 November 2018
Bicheno Food & Wine Festival Bicheno 17 November 2018
Farmgate Festival Exeter 24 - 25 November 2018
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
International Mural Fest Sheffield 21 - 27 April 2019
V8 Supercars Symmons Plains TBA April 2019
Targa Tasmania Statewide 21 - 27 April 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.