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Throughout the year we have many exciting and lively events that take place across the Cradle Coast. With events ranging from arts & entertainment, food festivals, live music, exhibitions and heritage festivals, adding a visit to one of our many events across the Cradle Coast will definitely enhance your trip.

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January 2020

Festival of King Island
January 31, 2020 @ 12:00 am
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Held in Currie Harbour overlooking King Island’s picturesque 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. Lineups have included Kim Churchill, Caravana Sun, King Social, Dave and Brad from Hoodoo Gurus, The Getaway Plan, Bobby Alu, Wanderers, Boo Seeka, Benjalu, Shaun Kirk, Clare-Anne Taylor, Laura Hill, Spindrift Saga, The Saxons, Simon Astley and many many more who mix it…

March 2020

SteamFest 2020
March 7, 2020 @ 12:00 am
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One event on March 7, 2020 at 12:00 am

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The 2019 SteamFest broke all records with new historic exhibits and lots of other new attractions. 2020 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…

April 2020

Autumn Spectacular
April 11, 2020 @ 12:00 am
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Celebrating the glorious Autumn colours of their Maples, Conifers, Oaks and Elms. enjoy the music of the Burnie Band wafting out from the main gazebo across the Garden. The best home made, delicious hamburgers, sandwiches, scones/slices, tea and local coffee, wine and beer available.

Kids in the Park
April 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Enjoy Easter Sunday afternoon with the kids in your life at Burnie Park at this free family event. There’s fun for children of all ages. Meet the Easter Bunny and the princesses, try the giant downhill slide or hunt for Easter eggs. Enjoy a jam tart and the madness at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party or join the charge at Battle Castle to free the damsel in distress. Fairies are invited to wear their best costumes and wings and join…

ANZAC Day Citizens Commemorative Service
April 25, 2020 @ 9:50 am - 10:40 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.

August 2020

Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe
August 9, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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One event on August 9, 2020 at 10:30 am

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…

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