Festivals and Celebrations in North West Tasmania
Throughout the year we have many exciting and lively events that take place across North West Tasmania. With events ranging from arts & entertainment, food festivals, live music, exhibitions and heritage festivals, adding a visit to one of our many events will definitely enhance your trip.
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The 2020 was a great success and it was a happy festival with loads of smiles. 2021 will be even better! On the March long weekend every year, SteamFest brings history to life over three days with one of the biggest collections of working steam machinery in Australia, Steam train rides, exhibitions of pioneering skills showing how things were done in yesteryear, ploughing displays and a full wood chopping competition on Monday. Plenty of kid’s entertainment plus lots and lots…
Taste of the North West celebrates the range of food and beverages grown and produced in Tasmania’s fertile Cradle Coast region. Coinciding with Steamfest, this paddock to plate experience allows visitors to enjoy meals, snacks and beverages featuring meat, dairy, vegetables and fruit grown in the region’s rich red basalt soils. Featuring live entertainment including music and circus performers and menus to suit kids, oldies and most dietary preferences. Entry is free.
Every year, residents and visitors alike stand side by side around the Latrobe Cenotaph and are drawn to the roadside as the National award winning Latrobe Federal Band lead the march of returned veterans and community groups to the site. The atmosphere is electric as honour is paid to those that have contributed to their country in a variety of ways. Come and join this important commemoration on Australia’s calendar.
Christmas in July returns this year on Saturday 17 and 24 July 2021. Stay at Cradle Mountain Hotel at festive prices and enjoy a mouth-watering Christmas themed buffet dinner. You can extend your stay to include the Friday prior or Sunday following, with access to your 25% RACT member discount or 15% auto club discount. Live music, a complimentary welcome drink, bon-bons, decorations, a visit from the man in red and hopefully snow will make it an event not to…
This year’s Devonport Jazz has been cancelled, due to the COVID 19 restrictions. Stay tuned for the exciting line up for Devonport Jazz 2021, which will be held 22-25 July 2021. A Festival Pass will be available, offering huge discounts and special offers, so why not make a weekend of it. There is more than meets the eye in Devonport, and Devonport Jazz is a great excuse to visit.
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…
COVID-19 UPDATE: Tulip Festival Wynyard has been CANCELLED for 2020. “Spring Loaded” – a series of smaller events across a month beginning 25 September this year will be run instead. For a full program go to www.warwyn.tas.gov.au The Bloomin’ Tulips Festival is an annual one-day event set in the beautiful Gutteridge Gardens on the banks of the Inglis River. FREE entry – with entertainment, food and beverage stalls, kids activities and rides and a fireworks display at 9 pm. Why…