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The North West is known for its creative spirit. Whether you’re interested in plays, arts festivals, music, garden visits, exhibitions or heritage festivals, you’ll find something engaging that will enliven your trip.

September 2017
Virtuosi Tasmania 25th Anniversary Concerts Burnie

Virtuosi Tasmania 25th Anniversary Concerts Burnie

September 10

Virtuosi Tasmania is celebrating 25 years of presenting fine chamber music performed by musicians drawn from the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian locals, and professional musicians from the mainland. Presenting over sixteen concerts a year in unusual and interesting locations...

October 2017
Devonport Food and Wine Festival

Devonport Food and Wine Festival

October 1

The Devonport Food and Wine Festival is a month-long celebration of the region’s glorious local cuisine and produce. Cooking classes, cook-offs, exotic barbecues, family picnics, wine and beer tastings, culinary-themed dinners hosted by celebrity chefs, indulgent long lunches in...

Burnie Shines

Burnie Shines

October 1

From humble beginnings in 2001 with 25 events, it has now grown to over 100 events! Burnie Shines links together many small to medium events, to create a Burnie-made celebration each spring. It is then presented to the people of Tasmania, inviting them to visit Burnie and indulge in a...

Burnie Show

Burnie Show

October 6

Two day regional agricultural show featuring large industrial hall display and traditional rural show events. Exhibits of produce, animals, home arts, cultural and commercial fields, sideshow alley, rides and food. Experience a day at one of Tasmania's traditional regional agricultural...

Bloomin' Tulips Festival Day

Bloomin’ Tulips Festival Day

October 14

The annual Bloomin' Tulips Festival is Waratah-Wynyard's annual celebration of everything that is colourful, beautiful and charming about not only the tulips that adorn Table Cape, but also our municipality. The major event within the three week calendar of events will be the Bloomin'...

Australian Masters Games

Australian Masters Games

October 21

Regarded as one of the premier and largest participation sporting events on the Australian sporting landscape. In 2017 the 16th edition of the Games will be hosted in Tasmania from Saturday 21st to Saturday 28th October. It is expected over 6,000 participants will compete across over 50...

Garden Spectacular at  Highfield

Garden Spectacular at Highfield

October 21

A showcase of various lifestyle pursuits, specialist food, wine and wonderful products made on the North West Coast. The event will take place amongst the stunning vistas of historic Highfield House in Stanley. For gardening enthusiasts Tino Carnavale from Gardening Australia will be...

Cherry Blossom Celebration

Cherry Blossom Celebration

October 21

The Cherry Blossom Celebration is the biggest day of the year on the calendar for Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden. We celebrate the flowering of the Japanese Cherry Blossoms with Japanese inspired displays; bonsai, traditional tea ceremonies, Aikido martial arts. Other local food &...

November 2017
King Island Golf Open

King Island Golf Open

November 3

Situated in Currie, set amid coastal dunes meeting the Southern Ocean, King Island's links have been described as resembling St Andrew's of Scotland, with rolling fairways carved from the natural undulations. The King Island Open, a 36 hole event for men and lady golfers is held over...

Tasmanian Craft Fair 2017

Tasmanian Craft Fair 2017

November 3

The Tasmanian Craft Fair is the largest working display of arts and crafts in Australia with more than 200 artists and artisans and 20,000 annual visitors. Every year since 1981, TCF visitors have been treated to fine art displays, craft stalls, gourmet food, entertainment and...

Stanley Dockside Festival

Stanley Dockside Festival

November 4

The Stanley Dockside Festival will begin Saturday 4th November and conclude Sunday 5th November, 2017 'Melbourne to Stanley Yacht Race' Come and join in the celebrations as the Melbourne to Stanley Yacht Race concludes its dramatic race across the wild & spectacular Bass Strait and...

Beach To Bay Fun Run Strahan

Beach To Bay Fun Run Strahan

November 4

Beach to Bay is a fun run event for all ages and fitness levels consisting of 2km, 6km and 9km courses around Strahan’s picturesque foreshore. With the success of our previous 4 events, we are looking forward to the 2017 event which will be held on Saturday the 4th of November. Each...

2017 Electric Vehicle Festival

2017 Electric Vehicle Festival

November 9

The biggest electric vehicle festival in the southern hemisphere, comprising three events held over four days in the North West of Tasmania - organised by the Tasmanian branch of the Australian Electric Vehicle Association for the benefit of the general public as well as electric...

Zeehan Gem and Mineral Fair, The

Zeehan Gem and Mineral Fair, The

November 11

This Zeehan Gem and Mineral Fair has over 60 tables of Gems, Crystals, Beads, Fossils, Giftware, Carvings, Jewellery, Minerals, Gold and worldwide minerals. There will be two Specimen competitions to enter, one for Tasmanian minerals and one for worldwide minerals. It's free to enter...

Niche Market - Burnie

Niche Market – Burnie

November 18

Tasmania's favourite artisan market where you can touch and feel the quality of our makers work and enjoy the company of friends. A great morning out for a fabulous cause - Burnie's Autism Specific Early Learning & Care Centre. NicheNW is on Saturday 18 November 2017, 10:00am-3:00pm...

December 2017
Circular Head Agricultural Show

Circular Head Agricultural Show

December 9

The Circular Head Show provides the community with the district's major agricultural event. The show provides entertainment, fundraising for local service groups, exhibitors and competitors with the opportunity to showcase their wares at a traditional country show. The Circular Head...

SeaFM & City of Devonport Skyfire NYE Celebrations!

SeaFM Skyfire NYE Celebrations!

December 31

See in the New Year in Devonport on Tasmania's North West coast! This is a family festival with live entertainment, food vendors on site and fireworks at 9.30pm and again at midnight. Stay tuned for more details to...

January 2018
Burnie Lilium Show

Burnie Lilium Show

January 16, 2018

The 2017 Burnie Lilium Show will be held at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. Doors are open from 1 to 4 pm on Saturday 7th January and from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday 8th January. The Burnie Lilium Show is the earlier of our two annual shows and features Asiatic and Trumpet/Aurelian...

February 2018
Targa North West

Targa North West

February 17, 2018

We are very excited to announce Targa Hellyer Gorge will be expanded to encompass much more of the region and become a genuine multi stage rally like Targa Tasmania. The new event will have a new name, Targa North West, a new date, 18th February, and will base itself in the heart of...

March 2018
SteamFest 2017

SteamFest 2017

March 10, 2018

Lots of raves from visitors showed our 2016 SteamFest was a steaming success! Our 2017 SteamFest is going to be better again, that is because we always aim for more next time! We want to build on what we achieved in 2016 with many more stalls offering Tasmanian foods, crafts and fresh...

2017 Jewellery Gem and Mineral Fair

2017 Jewellery Gem and Mineral Fair

March 24, 2018

Come and see beautiful and amazing pieces of jewellery, plus gems and minerals from Tasmania, mainland Australia and around the world. The pieces are showcased to admire as well as purchase. Lapidary supplies and equipment etc., will be available for sale. Throughout the two days of the...

2018 Jewellery Gem and Mineral Fair

2018 Jewellery Gem and Mineral Fair

March 25, 2018

Come and see beautiful and amazing pieces of jewellery, plus gems and minerals from Tasmania, mainland Australia and around the world. The pieces are showcased to admire as well as purchase. Lapidary supplies and equipment etc., will be available for sale. Throughout the two days of the...

April 2018
ANZAC Day Citizens Commemorative Service

ANZAC Day Citizens Commemorative Service

April 25, 2018

Every year, residents and visitors alike standing side by side around the Latrobe Cenotaph are drawn to the roadside as the National award winning Latrobe Federal Band lead the march or returned veterans and community groups to the site. The atmosphere is electric as honour is paid to...