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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.

October 2017
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 &...

B&E Burnie Ten

B&E Burnie Ten

October 22

The Burnie Ten is Australia's premier ten kilometre road race. Join in or watch as a mass of humanity snakes its way around Emu Bay from Burnie and back in one of Tasmania's most prestigious foot races. It provides an internationally recognised event that attracts high profile media...

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...

Ulverstone Show

Ulverstone Show

November 4

Come one, come all, and experience country life with a carnival atmosphere at the Ulverstone Show. The Show has traditional livestock and dog showing and competitions, home industries, industry hall, vintage tractor displays and the always popular animal nursery where you can get up...

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...

Peaks Challenge Cradle Mountain

Peaks Challenge Cradle Mountain

November 5

On Sunday 30 October, for the second time at Cradle Mountain in Tasmania, you have 13 hours to prove yourself. Starting and finishing on the Devonport foreshore, the 235 kilometre circuit takes you to the heart of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park as you tackle the ascents of...

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...

Devonport Spring Show

Devonport Spring Show

November 24

The Devonport Agricultural and Pastoral Spring Show is a great weekend out for the whole family, held in the coastal city of Devonport in late November each year. The Devonport Spring Show has something for every age group: sideshow alleys, crafts, farming displays, fashion parades,...

December 2017
Wilmot Market

Wilmot Market

December 2

The Wilmot Market is held from 9am-2pm on the first Saturday of every month at the Wilmot Town Hall, Main Road, Wilmot. Sample great tastes of the North West! Wines from local vineyards, olive oils, honey, sorbet, fresh fruits, berries, vegies, jams, breads, sauces, conserves, pastries,...

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...

Circular Head Show

Circular Head Show

December 9

The Circular Head traditional country show. The Circular Head Agricultural Show is held annually in December. The Show features an animal nursery, cattle judging, show jumping, wood chopping, a dog show and judging, entertainment for children and, for older folk, hair-raising rides....

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...

Henley-on-Mersey

Henley-on-Mersey

January 26, 2018

Celebrate Australia's proud heritage and pioneering spirit as well as our unique quirkiness at Henley on the Mersey. Try your hand at archery, whip cracking, sheaf tossing, egg throwing, scarecrow competition and the hurdy-gurdy. A major feature of our program are the annual ferret...

Latrobe Lilium Show

Latrobe Lilium Show

January 28, 2018

The 2017 Latrobe Lilium Show will be held at the Latrobe Memorial Hall. Doors are open from 1 to 4 pm on Saturday 28th January and from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday 29th January. Latrobe Lilium Show is the later of our two annual shows and features large and impressive Oriental Lilium...

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...

Festival in the Park

Festival in the Park

February 25, 2018

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....

March 2018
Sassafras Heritage Farming Weekend, The

Sassafras Heritage Farming Weekend, The

March 2, 2018

Come along and enjoy three days of displays covering all aspects of heritage farming at The Sassafras Heritage Farming Weekend. All the usual working displays will be on offer as well as the miniature railway for the children and a bullock team. Good food, craft stalls, static displays...

Ghost Rock Concert in the Vines 2018

Ghost Rock Concert in the Vines 2017

March 4, 2018

Ghost Rock Vineyard's Concert in the Vines is an outdoor music event featuring talented local support acts and a well known headline act (TBA) playing among the vines in the scenic surroundings of Ghost Rock. Offering premium and general admission tickets with food and wine available...

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...

Devonport Motor Show

Devonport Motor Show

March 25, 2018

The Show is held at Devonport's Roundhouse Park, Victoria Parade, a wonderful location, on the foreshore of the Mersey River. The event is open to presenters of all appropriate vehicles, including hot rods, vintage, classic, modern, modified, and motor bikes, we welcome all. Exhibits...

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
International Mural Fest

International Mural Fest

April 1, 2018

Be captivated by this truly unique art competition that is held annually in Sheffield - the 'Town of Murals', in Tasmania, Australia, commencing Easter Sunday every year. Mural Fest is so successful that similar events are now happening interstate and overseas. Each year, nine artists...

King Island Long Table Festival

April 6, 2018

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...

Cradle Mountain Film Fest

Cradle Mountain Film Fest

April 6, 2018

The Cradle Mountain Film Fest 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 outdoor party and screening of Mountainfilm on Tour, the One Year in...

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...

June 2018
Lilium Bulb Sale

Lilium Bulb Sale

June 3, 2018

Our 2017 Lilium Bulb Sale will be held at the Latrobe Memorial Hall from 11 am to 1 pm on Sunday 4th June. Our Lilium Bulb Sale offers a very broad range of Lilium bulbs along with some select companion bulbs and plants. Many of these bulbs are unavailable elsewhere and are often in...

August 2018
Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe

Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe

August 12, 2018

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...