Festivale is an annual event attracting around 35,000 patrons and is held in February each year. It is one of Tasmania's premier summer events, with three days of celebrations designed to showcase the very best of Tasmanian food, wine, beer, arts and entertainment. Staged in Launceston’s historic and picturesque City Park, the ambiance of the outdoor event is unique. 


The Evandale Village Fair is held annually in February, and features the National Penny Farthing Championship. Started in 1983 the Evandale Penny Farthing races attract enthusiasts from across Australia and around the world. Accompanying the Penny Farthings races are a country fair and period themed festival.

LAUNCESTON CUP - 25 February 2015

The Cup is run on the last Wednesday of February and is acknowledged as being the major event on the Tasmanian social calendar.


Aurora Stadium in Launceston is home to the Hawthorn Football Club with a number of AFL matches being played at the stadium.  The season at Aurora kicks off with Hawthorn playing Collingwood in the NAB Challenge on Thursday February 26 at 7:10pm

Match Dates for 2015 are:

Round 3: Sunday 19 April: Hawthorn vs Western Bulldogs at 1:10pm

Round 9: Saturday 30 May: Hawthorn vs Gold Coast SUNS at 1:45pm

Round 15: Sunday 12 July: Hawthorn vs Fremantle at 3:20pm

Round 22: Saturday 29 August: Hawthorn vs Brisbane Lions at 2:1opm

This annual festival is held in March each year at Longford, just 21kms from the city of Launceston.  In 2014 the festival celebrated the 200th anniversary of the town of Longford. 

V8 SUPERCARS - SYMMONS PLAINS: 27 to 29 March 2015

Symmons Plains is located just 30 minutes from Launceston CBD.

AGFEST FIELD DAYS - 7 to 9 May 2015 

Agfest is an annual festival featuring agricultural and industrial demonstrations, working sheep dog trials, helicopter rides, chainsaw carving, and new product releases. It is run by the Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania Inc.  With around 60,000 visitors, Agfest is certainly one of Tasmania's premier events - in fact, it's recognised as one of the top three field days in Australia.

Agfest Field Days are held at Quecus, Oaks Road Carrick (from Launceston, head towards Longford. Just past Longford, follow (C518) (C513) and (C511) through Bishopsbourne.

TARGA TASMANIA - 27 April  to 2 May 2015

Targa Tasmania is a world class international motorsport event. It is a tarmac rally that travels over 2,000kms with over 40 competitive stages on closed roads for the true motoring enthusiast, catering for up to 300 selected cars approved by invitation.

JUNCTION ARTS FESTIVAL - 2 - 6 September 2015

Junction Arts Festival is an annual multi-arts festival featuring five days and nights of playful, interactive and ambitious contemporary art, music and performance that transforms the streets and spaces of Launceston.  Junction Arts Festival is dedicated to presenting contemporary art in a welcoming environment to all communities that is accessible to all ages and mostly free to the public.

BOFA - 5 to 8 November 2015

BOFA - Tasmania's Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival recognises that screen-based stories are shared through countless ways, both fiction and non-fiction, from cinema and TV to the Internet and beyond.  At BOFA you will see the world’s best screen-based stories, created by innovative filmmakers and digital artists, each with their own fresh perspective.

With its rich cultural and environmental heritage, Tasmania is the home for great art, music, food and wine. BOFA celebrates original thinkers, artists, musicians, filmmakers and digital storytellers – so come to BOFA to mingle, interact and connect.


Tourism Northern Tasmania (TNT) is the regional tourism organisation for Northern Tasmania. TNT is  an Incorporated Association governed by a voluntary skills-based board of Directors, and funded by participating councils and Tourism Tasmania. 

TNT is  responsible for driving the development of tourism in Northern Tasmania by leading a contemporary strategic approach to destination management. Although funded by Councils and Tourism Tasmania, TNT is an industry-led organisation working in partnership with Local Tourism Associations within the region.  

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