Separated from mainland Australia for thousands of years, Tasmania is Australia’s only island state. Although it is the country’s smallest state, Tasmania features some truly amazing natural beauty and unique wildlife. It is also home to a fascinating, if often dark and violent, history, with much of it related to its past as a convict settlement. With its unique culture and identity, it’s no surprise that Tasmania has its own share of unique events and festivals to experience. Here are some of the top events in Tasmania that every visitor should check out.
- City And Greater Hobart, TAS in HOBART, TAS
The Festival of Voices, also known as The Tasmania Festival of Voices, is a long event held every year for two weeks. The activities include live musical performances, cabaret performances, forums and workshops, and sing-alongs led by various musical stars.
- Grove, TAS in GROVE, TAS
The Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival is a celebration of the apple picking season in Huon Valley in Tasmania. The festival is a food-based event where food vendors, breweries, and cideries will have the very best of their products in the three days that it is on.
- Carrick in CARRICK, TAS
Agfest is an agricultural field day that showcases animal and plant products to the audience that attends. The show that takes place in Carrick is an event that focuses on farm produce. The Tasmanian festival is one of the most premier agricultural fairs and takes place over three days.
- Relbia, TAS in RELBIA, TAS
Effervescence Tasmania Sparkling Wine Festival is a wine tasting festival with exhibitions from many different Tasmanian wineries. The wine festival is designed for winemakers to share their knowledge and the attending wine enthusiasts. The event carries out masterclasses, dinners, and lunches where the featured wines are paired with appropriate meals.
- From Sydney to Hobard, TAS in HOBART, TAS
The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race is a yearly event that starts on Boxing Day, after Christmas, at the Sydney Harbour. The race ends in Hobart, Tasmania. The yacht race is one of the most difficult ones globally, and the race route is over one thousand kilometres long.
- Launceston, TAS in LAUNCESTON, TAS
Festivale is a three-day summer event held at City Park. The event showcases Tasmania's food and beverages with great entertainment during the whole festival. The outdoor park enables the festival-goers to experience a variety of food options and Tasmanian local cuisines, drinks, craft beers, wines, and ciders.