Winter Events in Tassie



Mona’s winter festival, Dark Mofo brings centuries-old winter solstice rituals to life across small, intimate exhibitions, performances and large public gatherings like the dockside Dark Mofo Winter Feast. Usually shrouded in some sort of controversy (in 2018 an artist decided to be buried alive for three days under one of Hobart’s busiest streets), the festival sometimes shocks but always provokes thought. The Winter Feast and Dark Downtown are not to be missed.


Festival of Voices

As one of Tassie’s premier winter festivals, the Festival of Voices spreads the joy of singing far and wide across the state in July. You can attend performances in concert halls, theatres and public spaces or participate in one of the choirs or workshops alongside international guests. Each year the festival program features a huge bonfire.

Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival

Drawing on pagan rituals and celebrating the region’s apple picking heritage, the Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival features music performances, cider and feasting at Willie Smith’s Apple Shed. At the heart of the festival is the age-old pagan tradition of wassailing – scaring the bad spirits from the orchard with lots of clanging, singing, shouting, costumes and fun.

Devonport Jazz

The coastal town of Devonport transforms into a sultry jazz club as leading local and interstate jazz musicians take to the stage for the Devonport Jazz Festival. Featuring a diverse program of traditional, contemporary, swing, Latin and even be-bop jazz, there’s also fantastic food, visual art, dance and a film program at this much-loved festival.


Tasmanian Whisky Week

Enjoy a dram at Tasmanian Whisky Week with events held in Tassie distilleries, bars, barns, stables, restaurants and hotels. Our whiskies are gaining a reputation as some of the best in the world, with Tassie producers winning numerous internationally significant awards. Over the week, distilleries open their doors and host behind-the-scenes tours to meet the distillers, share previously unreleased whiskies, and host dinner events showcasing their finest.

Beaker Street

Beaker Street Festival is an annual celebration of science and art. Packed with some of the most engaging scientists, compelling ideas, and innovative artworks you’ll find in Australia into a nine-day extravaganza that covers nearly every corner of the island.

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