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Rektango

Rektango is a free live music event held every Friday evening in the Courtyard (weather pending). Kick-started by Tania Bosak in 2000, Rektango has become a Hobart Institution. This family friendly is the perfect way to finish the week: a chat with friends, great music and a good dance! Bands rotate weekly and span many genres, including funk, reggae, soul, blues, rock and much much more!

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Rocktober @ Cargo Bar – Agent 99

Agent 99 is a five piece band that brings classic songs from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s and mixes them with the most up-to-date chart hits to keep the crowd moving and grooving. Free entry before 9:00pm. See Tassie’s biggest pub screen and DJ Frankie.

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Rocktober @ Cargo Bar – Candy Feet

Party with the five piece dance band Candy Feet, who will be playing a huge range of funky classics and current hits to get everyone on the dance floor. Free entry before 9:00pm. See Tassie’s biggest pub screen and DJ Frankie.

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Rocktober @ Cargo Bar – Pete Cornelius Band

Celebrate Rocktober @ Cargo Bar with the Pete Cornelius Band and DJ Frankie. It's free entry before 9pm. Come along and see Tassie’s biggest pub screen.

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Rocktober @ Cargo Bar – The Smokin’ Elmores

Celebrate Rocktober at the Cargo Bar with The Smokin’ Elmores and DJ Frankie. It is free entry before 9pm. And you can see Tassie’s biggest pub screen.

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Rodriguez Headline Show

Acclaimed Sugar Man, Rodriguez returns to Australia next February and March! The legendary singer-songwriter and self-taught guitarist will bring his iconic blend of folk and psychedelic rock to our shores for a run of six massive headline shows plus three very special A Day On The Green events. Apart from these, he will also be heading to New Zealand for a show in Auckland. Australia and New Zealand audiences hold a very special place in my heart so I can’t wait to return down under in 2019." - Rodriguez Joining Rodriguez on all headline shows (excluding Darwin, Auckland and all A Day On The Green shows) will be one of Australia’s finest voices, Sydney-based and 3x ARIA Award winning, Sarah Blasko. Joining the bill in Darwin will be soul singer Caiti Baker, an A.B. Original collaborator and one half of electro-soul duo Sietta. A Day On The Green special guests include Xavier Rudd, Busby Marou, Pierce Brothers & Alice Skye. Local legends Dave Dobbyn, The Topp Twins and The Eastern will open the Auckland show. Rodriguez has had strong ties to Australia and New Zealand ever... See Eventfinda website for more information.

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

The Rolex Sydney Hobart is a 628 nautical mile yacht race that is described as one of the most gruelling ocean races in the world. The annual race begins in Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day and finishes in Hobart. Each year thousands line Sydney Harbour or form farewell flotillas to cheer the departing yachties as they charge through Sydney Heads before turning south, knowing they are casting their fate to the might of the great Southern Ocean and the winds of the Roaring Forties. Days later, in Hobart, the excitement builds as news of who will be the first boat to arrive comes through. Be part of the scene at one of the world's great blue water classics that has been thrilling Australian's since 1945, and the first to welcome the brave and weary competitors as they return to dry land at the Hobart Race Village on Constitution Dock, December 27th - 31st.

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Rupertswood Farm Crop Maze

Rupertswood Farm Crop Maze is an agri-tourism event that is held on our Tasmanian family farm each year. Attracting around 5,000 visitors annually, the Crop Maze is a fantastic day out for visitors to explore our bespoke Crop Maze - the only one in Australia - and visit our beautiful farm! The Crop Maze is open during to the public every March. To develop the Crop Maze owners, Rowan and Anna Clark, work with international UK Maze specialists, Mazescape, each year to develop a new maze design to fit with a particular theme they have chosen. Rowan then 'cuts' the Maze into his five hectare maize crop, and customised games are developed for visitors to play within the Maze. The Maze is open to the public to explore for a limited time (five weekends in March), before the crop is harvested. In addition to the Maze, there are other farm attractions in the maze courtyard for families to enjoy, such as hay bale structures for children to climb and vegetables to pick. Gourmet food sourced from the farm is also on offer to visitors.

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Salamanca Market

Salamanca Market is one of Australia’s most vibrant and loved outdoor markets. It's a new adventure every Saturday. The Salamanca Market is located at historic Salamanca Place, next to the Hobart waterfront and with over 300 stallholders it’s an experience that’s hard to beat. The Salamanca Market operates every Saturday 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, except for Christmas Day or Anzac Day when the market is held on Sunday. There is no entry fee, making it free to enjoy. Tasmanian producers and designers make Salamanca Market memorable and unique. Tasmania's biggest selection of locally made products can be explored every Saturday including hand-worked glass, innovative design in Tasmanian timbers, stylish clothing, bespoke jewellery, organic produce, artworks, bath and body care, ceramics and leather goods, handcrafted cheeses, breads, wines and spirits, and delicious hot foods. Salamanca Market is Tasmania's most visited tourist attraction and has won many awards for excellence. In 2016 and 2017 the market was a winner in the Major Festivals and Events category at the Tasmanian Tourism Awards and a finalist in the Australian Tourism Awards. It is proudly owned and operated by the City of Hobart.

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Santa's Funland

Santa's Funland comes alive for two exciting days at the Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart, packed with Christmas fun: enjoy the fun of unlimited rides suitable for all the family; walk through the magical winter forest in the falling snow; visit Frosty the Snowman at his winter playground; have your face-painted at the elves' workshop and watch our interactive stage performances with our cast of Christmas characters.

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