MAJOR EVENTS

TEN DAYS ON THE ISLAND 2019 – mapali    IMAGE: SONJA AMBROSE

Unique and significant events that reflect the life and landscape of the Cradle Coast region.

TULIP FESTIVAL WYNYARD

WYNYARD – 12 OCTOBER 2019

The annual Tulip 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.

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STEAMFEST

SHEFFIELD – 7-9 March 2020

On the March long weekend every year, SteamFest brings history to life over three days with one of the biggest collections of working steam machinery in Australia, Steam train rides, exhibitions of pioneering skills showing how things were done in yesteryear, ploughing displays and a full wood chopping competition on Monday.

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LONG TABLE FESTIVAL

KING ISLAND – 2-7 April 2020

The Long Table Festival is run by a small team of local volunteers in conjunction with visiting chefs to display the best of local and Tasmanian produce. Past chefs include talents Stephen Russell and Nicholas Cooper, Melbourne’s Pure South Dining and Tasmania’s Bay of Fires Bush Retreats own Thomas Dicker.

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INTERNATIONAL MURAL FEST

SHEFFIELD – 12-18 April 2020

The International Mural Fest is a truly unique art competition 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 compete in a public ‘paint off’ from Easter Sunday to the following Saturday. Each artist must complete a 2100mm x 4800mm mural, using the same poem as their mural’s central theme and inspiration. Each year a new poem is selected, meaning no two Mural Fests are ever the same.

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PAPER ON SKIN

BURNIE – 19 June 2020

paper on skin connects Burnie’s papermaking heritage to a community of international artists who embrace the challenge of designing a wearable garment made from at least 80% paper. Art lovers from around the country travel to experience this showcase of spectacular wearables at our Gala Event and Award Evening.  The impact and appeal of this unique medium is reflected in the visceral audience response.  paper on skin firmly establishes Burnie as a centre of cultural excellence.

You will never take paper for granted again!

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THE UNCONFORMITY

QUEENSTOWN – 16-18 October 2020

Mining new cultural experiences at the edge of the world. The Unconformity is a contemporary arts festival that explores the paradoxes of Queenstown, a small mining community on Tasmania’s wild and mountainous West Coast. The Unconformity 2020 dates will be announced in June 2019.

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CRADLE MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

CRADLE MOUNTAIN – date to be announced

Join us for adventures in film in unexpected and exciting locations all over the Cradle Mountain National Park and village. The full program includes Green Carpet screenings and adventurer Q&As in a Forest Yurt Cinema, family-friendly films, the self-guided Mountain Huts Film Trail, Tasmanian short adventure films, filmmakers’ workshops, outdoor activities including canyoning, yoga and cold water therapy, Mountainfilm on Tour screenings, plus much more.

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CHOCOLATE WINTERFEST, LATROBE

LATROBE – date to be announced

Chocolate Winterfest is Latrobe’s wickedly delicious festival celebrating all things chocolate. Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe will indulge, inform, astound, amuse but above all celebrate chocolate as you escape from the bleakness of winter. Be indulged by events individually or successively as you immerse in this chocolate experience.

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TEN DAYS ON THE ISLAND

Begins 5 March 2021 across the Cradle Coast region

Ten Days on the Island is an epic adventure, over three weekends, through the heartlands of Tasmania. Since 2001, Ten Days on the Island has delighted audiences and showcased Tasmania as an island of innovation and artistic ability.

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