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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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April 2020

Kids in the Park
April 12 @ 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…

Autumn Spectacular
April 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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. Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

ANZAC Day Citizens Commemorative Service
April 25 @ 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. Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the…

July 2020

Christmas in July at Cradle Mountain Hotel 2020
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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 mouth-watering Christmas themed buffet on either Saturday 4, 18, 25 July. Extend your stay to include the Friday prior or Sunday following, with access to your 25% RACT member discount or 15% auto club discount. Live music will be will played in Altitude Lounge and Bar well into the evening. A special surprise visit from…

Devonport Jazz
July 23 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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This year’s Devonport Jazz will be headlined by the great multi-instrumentalist James Morrison. The program is brimming with outstanding acts from Tasmania and the mainland, which will please both jazz lovers and the general public. A new and exciting element of the festival will be a gala evening with the Moonlight Aviators and Matthew Ives & his Big Band. Fresh from Hobart’s Spiegeltent, the Squeezebox Cabaret, combined with a sumptuous meal at the paranaple convention centre, will be a ‘must-do’…

August 2020

Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe
August 9 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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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…

October 2020

Tulip Festival Wynyard
October 10 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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The Bloomin’ Tulips Festival is an annual one day event set in the beautiful Gutteridge Gardens on the banks of the Inglis River. FREE entry – with entertainment, food and beverage stalls, kids activities and rides and a fireworks display at 9pm. Why not stay in town for a few days and also take the opportunity to walk through the largest publicly accessible area of tulips in the southern hemisphere on Table Cape, and enjoy the superb floral showcase, art…

The Unconformity
October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 12:05 pm
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Over three days walk the landscape, meet the people. Feel your perceptions being challenged. And, find something of yourself, within a cultural frontier that exists on the edge, in wild western Tasmania. The Unconformity is a biennial three-day festival of contemporary arts and cultural activities held in the industrial mining community of Queenstown — one of Tasmania’s most provocative locations. Inspired by a rare geological feature and the non-conforming nature of its nearby community, The Unconformity is one of Australia’s…

November 2020

Davies Construction International Mural Fest
November 1 @ 9:00 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…

January 2021

Henley-on-Mersey Australia Day Festival
January 26, 2021 @ 12:00 am
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Celebrate Australia’s proud heritage and pioneering spirit as well as our unique quirkiness at Henley-on-Mersey. Try your hand at archery, whip cracking, sheaf tossing, egg throwing and the hurdy-gurdy. A major feature of our program is the annual ferret races; this involves the ferrets being placed in one end of a long pipe that traverses up and down and around hay bales, with the first ferret to fully emerge from the pipe at the other end being the winner. There…

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