"Kid I Am" Launceston's largest family event

"Bellamy's Organic Kid I Am" is an action-packed event filled with fun and inspiring activities for families of Northern Tasmania. Bringing all the local activity operators under the one roof for one day will provide the ultimate opportunity for kids to try a wide range of physically and mentally stimulating activities they didn’t know existed or never thought possible. The venue is organised into various zones that kids can move between. In the Performance Zone there will be singing, dancing, music and drama; in the Active Zone kids can kick a soccer ball and shoot a netball; in the Craft Zone kids can test their artistic ability on a huge art wall; and more. Being held at the Silverdome, this world class venue will provide the perfect platform for children to experience a fun day of new exciting activities in a safe and nurturing environment.

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2017 Electric Vehicle Festival

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 vehicle enthusiasts. A two day conference in Devonport "Preparing for the Electric Vehicle era" will bring together experts to present on a range of topics, including electric conversions, charging technology, fleet networks and more. There is also a one day electric vehicle show on the foreshore in Devonport (the "Shannons Insurance Electric Vehicle Display") which will be a showcase for a wide range of electric vehicles from bikes and motorcycles, to cars, plug-in hybrids, conversions and commercial vehicles. And a first ever electric vehicle convoy to Cradle Mountain (the "Mitsubishi Motors Cradle Mountain Charge") will tour from Devonport through Sheffield, Gowrie Park and Moina to Cradle Mountain. You can be part of the event and enter your own electric vehicle or simply look, see and learn about electric vehicle technology.

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2017 Korean Film Festival in Hobart

The 8th Korean Film Festival in Australia. The Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) is back for its 8th year and it’s bigger than ever! KOFFIA is the most celebrated annual festival in Australia to showcase the very best and latest in Korean cinema. From Blockbusters guaranteed to put you on the edge of your seat, arthouse delights and heart-warming rom-coms there’s something in the line-up for everyone! Featuring a complement of 24 features and 3 guest visit sessions, the festival will see over 80 screenings take place across Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart and Darwin. With almost 20,000 people attending the festival to date, the festival expects to double all our figures in 2017. If you are a fan of trying something new and different or are an appreciator of good film, KOFFIA is a must for all backgrounds and ages! All our films screen with English subtitles.

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2017 MacMurray Insurance Brokers Pink Cup

This annual thoroughbred race day luncheon, turning ten this year, has a wonderful history as a successful grass roots community fundraising event, run entirely by volunteers, and is the largest charity race day held in Tasmania, having run in both Hobart and Launceston, with the cup race itself having been run across race tracks in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport. In Australia, 48 women a day are diagnosed with breast cancer, and approx 140 men a year. There are over 65,000 people living with breast cancer in Australia today, with 8 women dying each day. The aspirational goal of the National Breast Cancer Foundation is to see this figure reduced to ZERO deaths from breast cancer by 2030. This can only be achieved through research, which costs money. In the years since inception, this Tasmanian race day has raised over $234,000 net profit for the charity, which has enormous benefit to the research that the National Breast Cancer Foundation funds. Funds raised locally at this race day have assisted fund the Endowed Chairs program, ensuring two leading lights working on research into breast cancer can continue their vital ground breaking work, feeding into the global knowledge about breast cancer.

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2018 Jewellery Gem and Mineral Fair

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 fair there will be faceting and cabochon demonstrations, plus children's gem sieving and gem/gold panning. Delicious food and refreshments available on-site, all weekend. Entry fee - Adults $5 Children under 16 free. 9am to 4pm both days.

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A Day on the Beach

With loads of sporting activities, live music, a sand sculpture competition, two big Aussie barbecues, double decker buses, and swimming races against the pristine backdrop of Kingston Beach, A Day on the Beach is a celebration of the beach, family fun and the Australian lifestyle. All activities are provided free of charge.

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A Taste of the Huon

A Taste of the Huon is a celebration of fine food, wine, arts, crafts and entertainment from the Huon Valley, D'Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island regions of Tasmania. Held at Ranelagh which is only 30 minutes scenic drive south of Hobart, the festival is held over the long weekend in March and is one the most popular regional events in Tasmania drawing over 20,000 people throughout its two day program. With around 90 stalls the festival is about showcasing some of the finest and freshest quality produce and quality wines the state has to offer, all of which can be found in the abundant cafes, wineries and berry farms that are scattered amongst rolling hills and along the winding Huon River. Entertainment includes something for everyone, energy sapping activities for the kids leaving parents time to relax and enjoy the cultural delights on offer to the cool strains of jazz.

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ANZAC Day Citizens Commemorative Service

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 those that have contributed to their country in a variety of ways. Come and join this important commemoration on Australia's calendar.

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Redlands Distillery at Dysart House are holding an art exhibition, Artlands, celebrating the Tasmanian Southern Midlands and features work by the late Stephen Walker AM. People's Choice Award, so come take a look and vote for your favourite. The winning artist receives a prize. Open 10am - 4pm daily. Beautiful Redlands Distillery is located in an 1840’s mansion called Dysart House, in the picturesque colonial town of Kempton. A comfortable 40 minute drive from Hobart and 2hrs from Launceston. It now offers the opportunity to sit back, relax and unwind in some of the manors charmingly restored rooms. The cellar door offers a wide variety of tastings of both Redlands Distillery products and other Tasmanian and Australian boutique spirits. Redlands Distillery has a selection of craft spirits and merchandise available for purchase also. A fresh, home cooked menu is available, including our popular Devonshire Tea made fresh daily using locally sourced produce where ever possible. We also have espresso coffee, hot chocolate and milk shakes. Please feel free to contact us about group bookings. Redlands Distillery is only a short 1-min drive off the Midlands Highway with plenty of parking for vehicles of all sizes!

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Australian Masters Games

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's North West from Saturday 21st to Saturday 28th October. It is expected over 5,000 participants will compete across over 50 different sports. The event is open to anyone. The only criteria to compete in the Australian Masters Games is that you must meet the minimum age requirement, which in most sports is 30+ years. It does not impose qualifying standards and welcomes participants from all over the world. This variety of sports on offer provides the opportunity for participants to try a new sport, compete in multiple sports during the week and register as an individual or in a team. The Australian Masters Games will also comprise a variety of social events throughout the week, providing a festival atmosphere for both competitors and visitors to Tasmania. The announcements regarding the entertainment are highly anticipated with the Games’ reputation for its social calendar equal to its reputation for producing a fantastic sporting program. The Opening Ceremony will be held in Devonport, Closing Ceremony in Burnie and Accreditation Centre in Ulverstone.

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