New Years Eve on Tasmania’s Cradle Coast
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New Years Eve on Tasmania’s Cradle Coast

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Once the hustle and bustle of Christmas is out of the way it’s time to start planning New Years Eve, and the Cradle Coast has plenty of options for celebrating.

New Years Eve in Devonport

Sea FM City of Devonport Skyfire is the Devonport community New Year’s Eve celebration, held along the Mersey Foreshore at Roundhouse Park, Victoria Parade.

Come along in your Quirky Carnival costume for this year's theme, and your chance to win the $100 prize. (Think kooky, not spooky).

Skyfire Quirky Carnival offers a range of entertainment for all ages. Be at the main stage for Sea FM's Skyfire Spotlight featuring the Cradle Coast's up and coming talent, then pin your hopes for the coming year on the Dreamcatcher Carousel. Family fun is on offer with Hoopla Lane, the Sea FM Big Top Bubble, carnival rides, face painting and much more.

A great range of delicious food and beverage vendors will also be on hand for your dining pleasure. Sea FM will be on air at the event and have $1000 to give away.

Two fireworks displays - at 9.30pm and again at midnight - are the highlight of the event, wowing young and old with fabulous pyrotechnics. This year's two firework launching points on the river's edge is sure to create the most spectacular and brightest fireworks on the coast.

This is a smoke-free event with a strict no BYO alcohol policy. Security will be checking bags on entry.

Gates open at 6pm with free entry. Bring a blanket and join the fun!

Skyfire Devonport Tasmania

Once the hustle and bustle of Christmas is out of the way it’s time to start planning how to welcome in the new year, and the North-West Coast has plenty of options to celebrate on offer.

Devonport

Sea FM City of Devonport Skyfire is the Devonport community New Year’s Eve celebration, held along the Mersey Foreshore at Roundhouse Park, Victoria Parade.

Come along in your Quirky Carnival costume for this year's theme, and your chance to win the $100 prize. (Think kooky, not spooky).

Skyfire Quirky Carnival offers a range of entertainment for all ages. Be at the main stage for Sea FM's Skyfire Spotlight featuring the North West Coast's up and coming talent, then pin your hopes for the coming year on the Dreamcatcher Carousel. Family fun is on offer with Hoopla Lane, the Sea FM Big Top Bubble, carnival rides, face painting and much more.

A great range of delicious food and beverage vendors will also be on hand for your dining pleasure. Sea FM will be on air at the event and have $1000 to give away.

Two fireworks displays - at 9.30pm and again at midnight - are the highlight of the event, wowing young and old with fabulous pyrotechnics. This year's two firework launching points on the river's edge is sure to create the most spectacular and brightest fireworks on the coast.

This is a smoke-free event with a strict no BYO alcohol policy. Security will be checking bags on entry.

Gates open at 6pm with free entry. Bring a blanket and join the fun!

Burnie

Make your way to the waterfront for an evening of Bites and Brews, featuring entertainment for adults and kids alike, tasty food and beverages and of course, fireworks to see out the year with a bang.

New this year will be a children’s fantasy playground opposite the Beach Hotel on North Terrace, including Fireman Sam, face painters, small rides, Jungle Zoo Riders, Mad Hatters Tea Party, unicorn races and a live unicorn! Head to the Basalt Column Car Park for a sideshow alley while the beach bonfire will be at the western end this year, featuring a fireshow from Slipstream Circus with music provided by the Burnie Taiko Drummers.

For sporting fans the Burnie Cycling Criterium will run from 5.30-7pm, featuring about 70 elite male and female athletes.

A host of Tasmanian performers will be taking to the main stage throughout the night, with Wavelet from 7-8pm, Danny Kealley from 8-9pm, Stephanie Chitty & Jimmy Reece from 9.30-10.30pm and The Bad Dad Orchestra from 10.30-12.30pm.

To keep you partying on through the evening there will be some new options for food and alcohol this year, with The Spirit Bar doing locally brewed craft beers, Retiring Gin making gin cocktails and Ghost Rock providing the wine.

To cap it all off there will be two fireworks displays, at 9.30pm and midnight.

Metro Buses will be running, with all bus fees $2. This event is smoke-free, with two designated smoking areas provided, and it also has a no single-use plastic policy. Entry is $5 for adults, $2 for children 5 to 17 years and free for children under 5.

For more details check out the website www.burniebiteandbrew.com.au

Smithton

For a fun event full of rodeo thrills and spills Smithton is the place to be this New Year’s Eve. With a successful return in 2017 following a hiatus of more than 35 years, the Home Timber and Hardware Smithton Rodeo and Stockman Challenge is back bigger and better, expanding to a two-day event and featuring top country rock band The Wolfe Brothers to help you see out 2018.

Day one of the event, December 30, will see the stockman’s events get under way from 8am, the camp drafting program in the main arena, goat races for the children and the Junior Championship Rodeo starting at 6pm.

To finish off the day’s competition Jake Sinclair will take to the main stage from 7pm. Recently performing at the renowned Gympie Country Muster and Man from Snowy River Bush Festival, Jake has supported The Wolfe Bros and has provided backing vocals for the likes of Travis Collins, Jayne Denham, Luke Austen, Travis Sinclair and many more.

Day two will see the final of the stockman's championship. Starting at 2pm the rodeo show of thrills and spills starts finishing up around the 9pm when The Wolfe Bros and Eight Second Ride take centre stage to rock into the New Year.

One of the most exciting country rock bands in Australia, the Wolfe Brothers have gone on to release three albums since being crowned winners of Australia's Got Talentin 2012. Eight Second Ride, from Toowoomba in the heart of south east Queensland, deliver an energetic experience which invites the audience to join them in each classic riff and verse from the likes of the Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, and Dustin Lynch to name a few.

The Armour Home Timber & Hardware Smithton Rodeo and Stockman Challenge expects to draw a crowd of more than 4000 over the two days so head to www.smithtonrodeo.comto secure your tickets.

New Years Eve in Burnie

New Years Eve in Smithton

For a fun event full of rodeo thrills and spills Smithton is the place to be this New Year’s Eve. With a successful return in 2017 following a hiatus of more than 35 years, the Home Timber and Hardware Smithton Rodeo and Stockman Challenge is back bigger and better, expanding to a two-day event and featuring top country rock band The Wolfe Brothers to help you see out 2018.

Day one of the event, December 30, will see the stockman’s events get under way from 8am, the camp drafting program in the main arena, goat races for the children and the Junior Championship Rodeo starting at 6pm.

To finish off the day’s competition Jake Sinclair will take to the main stage from 7pm. Recently performing at the renowned Gympie Country Muster and Man from Snowy River Bush Festival, Jake has supported The Wolfe Bros and has provided backing vocals for the likes of Travis Collins, Jayne Denham, Luke Austen, Travis Sinclair and many more.

Day two will see the final of the stockman's championship. Starting at 2pm the rodeo show of thrills and spills starts finishing up around the 9pm when The Wolfe Bros and Eight Second Ride take centre stage to rock into the New Year.

One of the most exciting country rock bands in Australia, the Wolfe Brothers have gone on to release three albums since being crowned winners of Australia's Got Talent in 2012. Eight Second Ride, from Toowoomba in the heart of south east Queensland, deliver an energetic experience which invites the audience to join them in each classic riff and verse from the likes of the Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, and Dustin Lynch to name a few.

The Armour Home Timber & Hardware Smithton Rodeo and Stockman Challenge expects to draw a crowd of more than 4000 over the two days click here to secure your tickets.

New Years Eve in Smithton

New Years Eve in Burnie

Make your way to the waterfront in Burnie for an evening of Bites and Brews, featuring entertainment for adults and kids alike, tasty food and beverages and of course, fireworks to see out the year with a bang.

New this year will be a children’s fantasy playground opposite the Beach Hotel on North Terrace, including Fireman Sam, face painters, small rides, Jungle Zoo Riders, Mad Hatters Tea Party, unicorn races and a live unicorn! Head to the Basalt Column Car Park for a sideshow alley while the beach bonfire will be at the western end this year, featuring a fireshow from Slipstream Circus with music provided by the Burnie Taiko Drummers.

For sporting fans the Burnie Cycling Criterium will run from 5.30-7pm, featuring about 70 elite male and female athletes.

A host of Tasmanian performers will be taking to the main stage throughout the night, with Wavelet from 7-8pm, Danny Kealley from 8-9pm, Stephanie Chitty & Jimmy Reece from 9.30-10.30pm and The Bad Dad Orchestra from 10.30-12.30pm.

To keep you partying on through the evening there will be some new options for food and alcohol this year, with The Spirit Bar doing locally brewed craft beers, Retiring Gin making gin cocktails and Ghost Rock providing the wine.

To cap it all off there will be two fireworks displays, at 9.30pm and midnight.

Metro Buses will be running, with all bus fees $2. This event is smoke-free, with two designated smoking areas provided, and it also has a no single-use plastic policy. Entry is $5 for adults, $2 for children 5 to 17 years and free for children under 5.

For more details check out the website.

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