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HOT LIST – Summer Events in Hobart and Southern Tasmania

Southern Tasmania has you covered for summer events. Check out our HOT LIST of popular events to indulge in.

Southern Tasmania comes alive during summer with an array of vibrant events, offering locals and visitors an opportunity to immerse themselves in the region’s rich culture, breathtaking landscapes, history and diverse festivities. From eclectic music festivals to bustling food and wine extravaganzas showcasing the region’s culinary delights, southern Tasmania is set to be a hive of activity and entertainment during the summer months.

Join us as we explore the exciting lineup of events that promise to make this summer in southern Tasmania an unforgettable experience for all.

Hobart International 2024

6 – 13 January

Attracting and unearthing some of the world’s best tennis players, it’s your shot to see thrilling tennis up close and personal. 

With views of Hobart’s stunning waterfront from Centre Court and the tournament buzzing with fabulous food and drinks from across Tasmania – Hobart International is more than tennis, it’s your perfect day out!

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Cygnet Folk Festival

12 – 14 January

The Cygnet Folk Festival is one of Australia’s most iconic folk music festivals. The festival showcases eclectic music genres featuring local and international artists, dance, poetry, masterclasses, films, kids entertainment, local handicrafts and more, all set in the breathtaking scenery of Tasmania’s Huon Valley.

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Richmond Bicentenary Week 2 – Richmond History Festival

18 – 22 January 2024

Richmond Bicentenary is an initiative of Clarence City Council in association with Richmond Village Fair and Events and local community. A program of five themed long ‘Weekends in the Valley’ will frame the Bicentenary.

Weekend 2. Richmond History Festival (18–22 January 2024)
Talks, exhibitions, collectors’ roadshow (21 January 2024), guided tours, and events focused on Richmond and the Coal River Valley and its role in Tasmanian development.

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Gin-uary Hobart Gin Festival

27 – 28 January

Gin-uary Hobart Gin Festival was created to celebrate Tasmania’s amazing gin industry. Tassie is known for its high quality and locally made produce – and gin is no different. Tasmania is the birthplace of modern-day distilling and, now in its fourth year, Gin-uary has become an important annual event for the Tasmanian spirits industry.

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CommBank Women’s 3rd T20I | Australia V South Africa

30 January

A huge summer of cricket on Aussie soil comes at Blundstone Arena when Australia takes on South Africa in the 3rd CommBank Women’s T20 International. Don’t miss your chance to watch Meg Lanning’s world-champion team.

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IRONMAN 70.3 Tasmania 2024

4 February

The beautiful city of Hobart will provide a playing field like no other, including Oceania’s first-ever completely indoor transition right next to the historic sandstone buildings of Salamanca.

Check-in, event village, swim start, and finish all together in the heart of the city, and with plenty of great places to stay and play within walking distance.

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Dettol Men’s 1st T20I | Australia V West Indies

9 February

Don’t miss our Aussie men take on the West Indies in the opening match of the Dettol T20 International cricket series.

Grab your friends and family to enjoy an exciting Friday night at the cricket with both teams possessing power-packed line-ups!

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Kettering Wooden Boat Rally

9 – 11 February 2024

The Kettering Wooden Boat Rally is a highly anticipated event in the maritime calendar that celebrates the rich maritime heritage and craftsmanship of wooden boats. Held on the off-year to the AWBF in the town of Kettering, Tasmania, this rally draws boat enthusiasts from near and far.

The main highlight of the rally is the sailing events, where wooden boats take to the water, showcasing their grace and sailing prowess. Spectators can watch from the shore or even jump onboard with friends to experience the joy of gliding through the pristine waters of the Kettering coastline. The Kettering Yacht Club opens the clubroom bar, and you might even be treated to some live music.

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Richmond Bicentenary Week 3 – Convict Muster – Heritage Farming Expo

9 – 12 February 2024

Richmond Bicentenary is an initiative of Clarence City Council in association with Richmond Village Fair and Events and local community. A program of five themed long ‘Weekends in the Valley’ will frame the Bicentenary.

Weekend 3. Convict Muster – Heritage Farming Expo (9-12 February 2024)
Explore convict ancestry with keynote speakers, convict history-themed talks and music.
Heritage Farming Expo at Summer Hill, highlighting the contribution of convict farm labour.

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kunanyi Trail Series

11 February

kunanyi Trail Series is an opportunity to embrace the wilderness and run with kunanyi!

Spanning four events across the year, the Trail Series offers adventure, community spirit and a chance to immerse yourself in nature! Breathe in the eucalypts, brush past the wet ferns, and hear the cockatoos squawk.

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Mona Foma

15 February – 4 March

Mona’s summer festival rolls back into town in 2024, with Queens of the Stone Age swaggering onto the Mona lawns to kick things off. A smorgasbord of music, art and boats follows: Mogwai, Shonen Knife, Lonnie Holley + Moor Mother + Irreversible Entanglements, Courtney Barnett, TISM, Paul Kelly, Emeka Ogboh, Yahon Chang, and more. There’s a free concert in the Gorge in Launnie; a big gin-centric artwork; a boat used as a stage; immersive, fantastical dance works, and a whole mess of other stuff. Come and play.

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Tasmanian Highlands Gathering

23 – 25 February

A chance to celebrate all the Great Lake and surrounding charming country towns have to offer, including strong highland ties and tales, fishing, stunning vistas and waterways, fine arts, and entertainment, locally made whisky and pure highlands hospitality.

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Richmond Bicentenary Week 4 – Bicentenary of Town Proclamation

23 – 27 February 2024

Richmond Bicentenary is an initiative of Clarence City Council in association with Richmond Village Fair and Events and local community. A program of five themed long ‘Weekends in the Valley’ will frame the Bicentenary.

Weekend 4. Bicentenary of Town Proclamation (23-27 February 2024)
Explore Richmond’s architecture – featuring Open House Richmond (25-26 February), with special events, walks and talks, and exhibitions. Presented with the Australian Institute of Architects.

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For more great events in southern Tasmania, be sure to visit our Events page.

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