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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January 2021

Henley-on-Mersey Australia Day Festival
January 26, 2021 @ 12:00 am
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Celebrate Australia’s proud heritage and pioneering spirit as well as our unique quirkiness at Henley-on-Mersey. Try your hand at archery, whip cracking, sheaf tossing, egg throwing and the hurdy-gurdy. A major feature of our program is the annual ferret races; this involves the ferrets being placed in one end of a long pipe that traverses up and down and around hay bales, with the first ferret to fully emerge from the pipe at the other end being the winner. There…

Festival of King Island
January 29, 2021 @ 12:00 am
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One event on January 30, 2021 at 12:00 am

Overlooking King Island’s picturesque Currie Harbour, the Festival of King Island brings together a bevvy of great folk/blues/country/rock talent. FOKI is where the artists come to have fun … and so do we all. Performers have included Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier, Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes), Kim Churchill, Caravana Sun, King Social, Dave and Brad (Hoodoo Gurus), The Getaway Plan, Bobby Alu, Wanderers, Boo Seeka, Benjalu, Shaun Kirk, Clare-Anne Taylor, Laura Hill, The Spindrift Saga, The Saxons, Simon Astley and…

February 2021

Festival in the Park
February 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Bring along your family and friends. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sunshine, entertainment, activities, demonstrations, and of course the fine food and beverages. The Festival in the Park is a major celebration of lifestyle, food, wine and entertainment of Tasmania’s Cradle Coast. It is held in Anzac Park on the banks of the beautiful Leven River, in Ulverstone, and is run by the Rotary Clubs of Ulverstone and Ulverstone West, and the Rotaract Club of Central Coast. All proceeds…

March 2021

SteamFest 2021
March 6, 2021 @ 12:00 am
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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
March 7, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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.

April 2021

ANZAC Day Citizens Commemorative Service
April 25, 2021 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am

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.

July 2021

Christmas in July at Cradle Mountain Hotel 2021
July 17, 2021 @ 12:00 am
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One event on July 24, 2021 at 5:30 am

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…

Devonport Jazz
July 22, 2021 @ 12:00 am
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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.

August 2021

Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe
August 8, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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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…

October 2021

Tulip Festival Wynyard
October 9, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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…

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