Events in Tasmania

In the heart of Tasmania, Launceston is uniquely positioned for you to immerse yourself in some of the world-class cultural festivals and sporting events or relax and meet the locals at one of the many country fairs and farmers markets.


A premier three day summer event, celebrating the very best of Tasmanian food, wine, beer, arts and entertainment is staged in Launceston’s historic and picturesque City Park. Held in Early February.


Junction Arts Festival

Now in its eighth 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.


BOFA Film Festival

The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival is Tasmania’s major annual film festival. A unique event on the Australian film festival calendar, BOFA is intimate, thought-provoking and fun.

Learn more about BOFA

Launceston Harvest Market

Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday from 8.30am—12.30pm at 71 Cimitiere Street, Launceston (in the car park opposite Albert Hall).


Dark Mofo

Mona’s midwinter festival Dark Mofo is an annual pilgrimage south celebrating the dark through large-scale public art, food, film, music, light and noise.


Tasmanian Craft Fair

Held in the picturesque township of Deloraine, Northern Tasmania in early November. 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.


John Glover

An Australian annual art prize awarded for paintings of the landscape of Tasmania.


Mona Foma

Held in January, the Festival of Music and Art. Covering musical performance from classical and opera to hip-hop and avant-garde – along with dance, theatre and visual art. Food, wine and beer tastings and "strictly non-dorky workshops" are thrown in at the MONA Market (aka the MoMa), which continues every Saturday throughout summer.


Tasmanian Open DanceSport Championship

Held at the Lauceston Silverdome in August, experience the highest standard of DanceSport in Australia with audiences that aren't just live, but truly "alive". The major dancing magazine Dance Review called the Tasmanian Open the "competition of the year"



See in the New Year with Beerfest. Held annually at Royal Park, Launceston, Esk Beerfest attracts thousands of people to a day of enjoying craft beer, cider, wine, food, comedy and live music.


Princess Theatre Shows

Located at 57 Brisbane St, Launceston, you'll find the Princess Theatre. With live entertainment all year round, there is a show waiting for you.


Ten Days on the Island

Ten Days on the Island is Tasmania’s statewide arts festival, with something for everyone. The Festival is a wild and welcoming carnival of creativity, a confident celebration of our unique identity and our diverse island home.


AFL Games

Hawthorn visits Launceston for 4 home games in the 2019 season at UTAS stadium.


V8 Supercars

The Tasmania Super Sprint is an annual motor racing event for the V8 Supercars, held at Symmons Plains Raceway in Launceston. 


Big Bash at UTAS Stadium

Experience the Summer Big Bash league at UTAS stadium. Info and tickets available at the website.


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