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Tasmania Festivals & Events

Plan your bike trip to coincide with a fun festival in Tasmania

Regional Tasmania loves a good festival. Whether it's promoting their delicious local food and wine, celebrating music, supporting a local cause, stocking up at a farmer's market or something quirky (like MONA FOMA), there's no better time to visit a community in the Apple Isle.

Get in touch with our team to see if you can time your Australian cycling holiday with a festival or event in Tasmania. It will surely add to your experience.

Find key festivals and events in regional Tasmania below. If we've missed any, be sure to let our team know.

Tasmania Festivals & Events

Admiring the view on the way to Bicheno |  <i>Leanne Atwal</i>

Bicheno Food and Wine Festival

Tassie's best little food and wine festival with great musical entertainment. Kick back on the lawn to great music and celebrate everything from the east coast. Amazing food, views, exceptional wine, delicious beers, and spirits! Saturday 19th November, 10.30am - 5.30pm.

Visit the Bicheno Food and Wine Festival website

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Mona museum, Tasmania |  <i>Jesse Hunniford</i>

MONA FOMA

MONA FOMA is an annual music and arts festival held in January in Tasmania, Australia, curated by Violent Femmes member Brian Ritchie. Launceston 17–19 February, Nipaluna/Hobart 24–26 February 2023.

From tiny beginnings the Mansfield Lantern Festival now regularly attracts more than a thousand festival-goers. Ahead of the event, free lantern-making workshops are available to encourage locals and visitors to get creative and get involved.

Visit the official MONA FOMA website

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Harbourside, Hobart |  <i>Richard I'Anson</i>

Dark MOFO

This provocative midwinter festival was created by the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and began in 2013. Celebrating dark and ancient pagan rituals, attendees will revel in extreme merry-making and create memories that will last a lifetime. Everywhere you turn in Hobart (and beyond), there is music, art, food, and film that explore the links between ancient and modern mythology, dark and light, birth and death. Dark MOFO takes place in June each year.

Visit the Dark MOFO website

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Biker at the Bay of Fires |  <i>Andrew Bain</i>

Tasmania's Farmer's Markets

Salamanca Markets

The Salamanca Market is one of Tasmania's most visited tourist attractions and has won many awards for excellence. The market extends the full length of Hobart's historic Salamanca Place, from the silos end to the top of Davey Street. You will find a huge selection of locally made products and you can meet the makers, the artisans, the designers and producers. It runs each Saturday from 8.30 am to 3 pm, rain, hail or shine.

Visit the official Salamanca Markets website

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Do you know of any more festivals and events in Tasmania to be added to our calendar? Email the team.

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