Tasmania’s Winter Events 2021

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BOFA – Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival

In Launceston: 30 April – May 2 2021
In Hobart: May 38 – 30 2021
Online (free): May 3 – 30 2021

Tasmania’s annual film festival, Breath of Fresh Air, makes a welcome return back to the big screens and also continues its online presence in 2021. More than just a film festival, BOFA presents; panel discussions, a short film competition aptly named Stories of Tasmania and a red carpet opening night, Roaring 20’s themed party.

Grab your popcorn.


CONTACT: Owen Tilbury | Festival Director | director@breath-of-fresh-air.com.au

Dark Mofo

June 16-22 2021


Celebrate the dark through large-scale public art, food, music, fire, light and noise. The festival will explore the links between ancient and contemporary mythology, humans and nature, darkness and light, birth and death.

One week of engaging public art, live music, performances, and nocturnal revelry around the city of Hobart.  Signature events: Winter Feast on the waterfront, Ogoh-Ogoh parade and burning, and the Nude Solstice Swim, welcoming back the light after the longest night. New major art and music precincts around the city, dialling up the artistic noise, experimental rock, synthwave, black metal, psych-folk, and a lot more.

Program revealed late April 2021. Subscribe for updates.

CONTACT: Isabella Szukilojc | Marketing Director | isabella@darklab.net.au

Festival of Voices

June 30-July 11 2021


Sing it loud and sing it warm. Festival of Voices reclaims the space that celebrates the human spirit through the joy of song. Attend one of the many masterclasses on offer or don the puffer and huddle in a Covid safe fashion around the bonfire for the big sing that magically transforms a crowd into a choir.

Box Office is now open!

CONTACT: Jen Murnaghan | Marketing Manager | jen@festivalofvoices.com

Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival

July 16 & 17 2021

Willie Smith’s Apple Shed


WASAIL AWAY! Venture down to the Huon Valley to Willie Smith’s Apple Shed to gather around the fire, dance and feast to celebrate the region’s rich apple growing history. Dress up in your finest tatters, bring your pots and pans and make a noise to scare away the evil spirits from the orchard so that the next season brings abundance.

In the depths of winter we let go.


CONTACT: Ben Wilkinson | Marketing Manager | marketing@williesmiths.com.au

Tassie Scallop Fiesta  

Sunday 1 August 2021 


Where else but in Tasmania can you celebrate the opening of the scallop season with a gastronomic festival rich in flavour and all things that live under the sea? Learn more about the maritime history of the area, find out what to fish and what not to fish and watch live cooking demonstrations using the hero ingredient of the day, the humble scallop!

Full program coming soon.


CONTACT: Leonie Johnston | Event Coordinator | admin@tassiescallopfiesta.com.au

Tasmanian Whisky Week

August 9 – 15 2021

A wee dram to say goodbye to the winter cold and to beckon the warmer months of spring. Sample or indulge from the plethora of fine Tasmanian whisky’s that will be the stars of their own special events. There’s a reason that Tasmanian is home to internationally acclaimed and gold medal whiskies so come and find out why.

CONTACT: Kate Akmentins | admin@tswa.net.au

Beaker Street Festival

14-22 August 2021

Hobart and Launceston

Beaker Street is a not-for-profit organisation in Tasmania that exists to promote the intersection of art and science. Their flagship event, Beaker Street Festival, is a celebration of this intersection and takes place around Tasmania with their hub at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. 

This year the program will include:

  • Science photography prize exhibition
  • Festival hub with roving scientists, workshops, live music and Tasmanian food and drink
  • Tasmanian Science Road Trip
  • Astronomy talks, cocktails and live music at the Dark Sky Party

CONTACT: Margo Alder | Festival Director | margo@beakerstreet.com.au

Junction Arts Festival  

September 1-5 2021 


In 2021 Junction Arts Festival is celebrating 10 years with the program highlighting the very best of the previous years. Connect with contemporary pakana and palawa stories through the Opening Ceremony and Journey of the Free Words, warm up by the fire as top chefs prepare a campfire feast, experience theatre and dance productions from Tasdance, Stompin and Mudlark in a carpark, abandoned buildings and old churches.

Subscribe via the Junction Arts Festival 2021 website to be the first to find out and receive exclusive offers.


CONTACT: Jess Robinson | Marketing & Partnerships Manager | jess@junctionartsfsetival.com.au

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