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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.

July 2017
Devonport Jazz Festival

Devonport Jazz Festival

July 27

Tasmania's only winter Jazz Festival! Enjoy four days of hot swinging Jazz to warm up your winter. Whether you prefer traditional, contemporary, swing, Latin or be-bop, you will find it all on offer at the Devonport Jazz Festival. Featuring some of Australia's hottest Jazz artists from...

August 2017
Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe

Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe

August 13

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...

October 2017
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...