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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

122nd annual Mount Lyell Strahan Picnic – Australia Day Picnic West Strahan
January 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

The 122nd Annual Mount Lyell Strahan Picnic gets underway from 10 am at West Strahan Beach on Sunday 26 January 2020. Activities will include wheelbarrow race, egg and spoon race, hammer the nail, Men’s Gift, Women’s Gift. Entertainment includes a giant slide and a teacup ride. All welcome.

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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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

King Island Long Table Festival 2020
April 2, 2020 @ 12:00 am
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This is a five-day event that showcases what King Island has to offer from paddock to plate. Including, farm tours, kitchen sessions and a four- hour long lunch. An extremely popular event for food lovers of beef, game meats, cheese, seafood and local fruit and vegetables. Everything is gathered and you get to meet with the growers and then help along with the chefs, before enjoying a long, lazy lunch. Many activities are included in a rare opportunity to see…

Cradle Mountain Film Festival
April 3, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Cradle Mountain Film Festival screens the best adventure films from Tasmania and across the globe on the fringe of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The weekend program includes the Tasmanian exclusive screening of Mountainfilm on Tour, the One Year in Tasmania Adventure Film competition showcasing the many moods and adventures to be had on our little island in one year, kids’ film events, filmmaker’s workshops and Q & A sessions, the Mountain Huts Film Trail: a self-guided walking…

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.

Davies Construction International Mural Fest
April 12, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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International Mural Fest Sheffield Tasmanian aims to : create an annual event which re-kindles commitment and interest to the town of murals concept. Provide an event which brings thousands of visitors to Kentish to provide short term business opportunities and long term economic benefits. Provide emerging and established artists with an opportunity to demonstrate their talents in a public forum, assisting in their artistic growth and development and to promote mural art as a valued art form. Encourage youth to…

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.

July 2020

Christmas in July at Cradle Mountain Hotel 2019
July 4, 2020 @ 12:00 am
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Christmas in July returns this year on Saturday 4, 18 or 25 July 2020. Stay at Cradle Mountain Hotel at festive prices and enjoy a jolly Christmas in July feast. Extend your stay to include the Friday prior or Sunday following. We will be offering winter warmer additions to our menu to help you stay warm and cosy while getting into the festive spirit. Some of these Christmas treats include: handcrafted cookies, Christmas pudding and hot chocolate, mulled wine and…

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