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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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December 2018

Skyfire Devonport NYE Celebrations!
December 31 @ 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm

See in the new year at Devonport’s family friendly New Year’s Eve event, Skyfire. This is a great family event with free entry. It will run from 6pm to midnight at Roundhouse Park.

January 2019

The Ship That Never Was – 25th Anniversary Performance

Australia’s longest running play is turning 25! On 5th January 2019, ‘The Ship That Never Was’ will be performing it’s 25th anniversary performance at the Strahan Primary School, where it began it’s long run on Tasmania’s west coast. Written and directed by Tasmanian playwright, Richard Davey, the play tells the story of 10 convict shipwrights, from the Macquarie Harbour Penal Settlement on Sarah Island, who stole the last ship built at the settlement and made their escape to Chile. This…

Henley-on-Mersey
January 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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 are 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…

February 2019

Festival of King Island

Held in Currie Harbour overlooking King Island’s picturesque harbour the Festival of King Island brings together a bevy of great folk/blues/rock talent such as Kim Churchill, Caravana Sun, King Social, Benny Alu, Wanderers, Boo Seeka, Benjalu, Shaun Kirk, Clare-Anne Taylor, Spindrift Saga, Laura Hill, Simon Astley and many many more who mix it up close and personal with perhaps Australia’s friendliest bunch of folks. Add into the mix the island’s great cheese, beef and seafood and its great surf, dive…

King Island Long Table Festival
February 22, 2019 @ 12:00 am
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This is a three- 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…

Ghost Rock Concert in the Vines 2019
February 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Ghost Rock’s Concert in the Vines is an outdoor music event featuring well known headline acts and talented local support acts, playing among the vines in the scenic surroundings of Ghost Rock. This year’s line up features Daryl Brathwaite, Taxi Ride, The Bad Dad Orchestra, Agent 99 and Halfway to Forth. The event is set to be one of the biggest yet! The event offers premium and general admission tickets with food and wine available for purchase. Ghost Rock’s Concert…

Festival in the Park

Bring along your family and friends. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sunshine, entertainment, activities, demonstrations, and of course the fine food and beverages. The Festival in the Park is a major celebration of lifestyle, food, wine and entertainment of Tasmania’s North West Coast. It is held in Anzac Park on the banks of the beautiful Leven River, in Ulverstone, and is run by the Rotary Clubs of Ulverstone and Ulverstone West, and the Rotaract Club of Central Coast. All…

March 2019

Ten Days on the Island. Tasmania’s Arts Festival – Burnie
March 8, 2019 @ 12:00 am
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The Ten Days on the Island is Australia’s only multi-arts statewide festival. The biennial festival celebrates Tasmania’s island culture and offers a platform on which to profile and promote Tasmania’s innovative, creative and resourceful character and unique cultural identity. Ten Days on the Island brings international recognition for Tasmania and demonstrates how the arts can positively influence a community’s perception of itself and the image it projects to the world. See our website for ticketing information for the myriad of…

SteamFest 2019
March 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Their 2018 SteamFest was a steaming success! Their 2019 SteamFest is going to be better again, that is because they always aim for more next time! Every year they want to build on what they’ve achieved already and this means more stalls offering Tasmanian foods, crafts, fresh produce, new exhibits, entertainers and children’s activities. In 2017 they opened their new Miniature Railway – another attraction for the little ones and the not so young! SteamFest brings history to life over…

Cradle Mountain Film Festival
March 29, 2019 @ 12:00 am
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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…

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