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Taste of Tasmania

On either side of New Year’s Eve, this week-long harbourside event is a celebration of Tassie’s gastronomic prowess. The seafood, wines and cheeses are predictably fab, or branch out into mushrooms, truffles, raspbe…
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Falls Festival

The Tasmanian version of the Victorian rock festival is a winner! Three nights and four days of live Oz and international tunes (Paul Kelly, Dan Sultan, Cold War Kids, Alt J) at Marion Bay, an hour east of Hobart.
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Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Maxi-yachts competing in this gruelling annual open-ocean race start arriving in Hobart around 29 December – just in time for New Year’s Eve! (Yachties sure can party…)
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Australian Wooden Boat Festival

Biennial event (odd-numbered years) in mid-February to coincide with the Royal Hobart Regatta. The festival showcases Tasmania’s boat-building heritage and maritime traditions. You can almost smell the Huon pine!
Sports in Hobart

Royal Hobart Regatta

Three days of yacht watching and mayhem on the Derwent River. Held annually in mid-February, coinciding with the Australian Wooden Boat Festival every second year.
Cultural in Hobart

Ten Days on the Island

Tasmania’s premier cultural festival is a biennial event (odd-numbered years, usually late March to early April) celebrating Tasmanian arts, music and culture at statewide venues. Expect concerts, exhibitions, dance…
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Royal Hobart Show

Enduring rural-meets-urban festival showcasing Tassie’s primary industries. Overpriced showbags, hold-on-to-your-lunch rides, carnies and the fecund aromas of nature – you get the picture.
Music in Hobart


Acronyms ahoy! On the grounds of MONA, January’s wonderfully eclectic Festival of Music & Arts features a high-profile ‘Eminent Artist in Residence’ (EAR) every year. Previous EARs have included John Cale and Ni…
Beer in Hobart

Tasmanian Beerfest

More than 200 brews from around Australia and the world, with brewing classes and lots of opportunities for waterfront snacking, foot tapping and imbibing.
Food & Drink in Hobart

Savour Tasmania Food Festival

Highbrow food and wine events around the state, including red-wine weekends, long-table lunches and sundry super-chefs conducting workshops.