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Australian Wooden Boat Festival

Join us in Hobart, the home of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival - a spectacular four day celebration of maritime culture and craftsmanship, which is the biggest maritime event of its kind in the southern hemisphere. Held every two years, the Festival brings together over 500 boats and wooden craft of all shapes and sizes will congregate on the city's historic waterfront. This amazing scene of colour and activity provides the perfect setting for an extensive program of dockside entertainment, music, demonstrations, and displays. Opening with the wonderful Parade of Sail on Friday, there is action aplenty on the water throughout the weekend. The unique event also features a taste of Tasmania's best food and beverages. From model boat sailing to clambering around a tall ship; from watching shipwrights at work to cheering on the community boat building teams; there is just so much to see and do!

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Barnbougle Polo

On January 19th 2019 The Game of Kings returns to Tasmania with the Annual Barnbougle Polo. Attracting Australia's best Polo players, Barnbougle Polo combines the excitement and drama of this breathtaking game with fine Tasmanian produce and typical country hospitality. A number ticketing options are available including a marquee to the traditional 'car boot spaces' are available on the day. For further information and ticketing please see website for details.

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Bay of Fires Winter Arts Festival

Join us at the Bay of Fires Winter Arts Festival. An annual event held on the June long weekend celebrating the arts. The festival includes the Bay of Fires Art Prize, an arts market, film arts, and an exciting program of events from White Sands to St Helens. See the event website for details, and download the program. Held on the June Long Weekend Annually.

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Bloomin' Tulips Festival Day

The Bloomin' Tulips Festival is an annual one day event to be held on Saturday 13th October 2018. The Festival comprises a full day of FREE entertainment, food and beverage stalls, kids activities and rides, set in the beautiful Gutteridge Gardens on the banks of the Inglis River. The night ends with a bang - with a fireworks display at 9pm. Take the opportunity to walk through the largest publicly accessible area of tulips under cultivation in the southern hemisphere on Table Cape, and enjoy the superb floral showcase, art exhibition, and light refreshments. Bulbs, flowers and potted colour are all for sale at the Table Cape tulip farm.

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Bruny Island Bird Festival

The Bruny Island Bird Festival provides a fantastic array of nature-based experiences for birdos, budding birdos and nature lovers alike. People come to Tassie's best tourist destination - Bruny Island - to celebrate the wonder and diversity of our birdlife in vibrant, intact habitats. Bruny Island is a recognised Important Bird Area, home to all twelve endemic Tasmanian birds and the last toehold for 40 spotted pardalotes and Swift Parrots. The Festival is already gaining a reputation as premier event on the Australian birding calendar.

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Burnie Farmers' Market

The Burnie Farmers' Market was the first farmers market established in Tasmania. It has now expanded to include country arts and crafts. The Burnie Farmers' Market is still the best place to buy fresh, cheap local produce, and meet the farmers who grow it. Take a table at the outdoor cappuccino bar and soak up the atmosphere. Avoid the hustle and bustle of the supermarkets and visit the market for the freshest and the best of local veggies and seasonal fruits. Pick up some great bargains in a fun and friendly atmosphere, there are around 50 stalls selling fruit and vegetables, home baking and craft. Burnie Farmers' Market held on the first and third Saturday each month from 8am until noon.

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Burnie Lilium Show

The 2019 Burnie Lilium Show will be held at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre. Doors are open from 1 to 4 pm on Saturday 5th January and from 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday 6th January. The Burnie Lilium Show is the earlier of our two annual shows and features Asiatic and Trumpet/Aurelian Lilium Hybrids along with a range of early Species Liliums. Always a blaze of colour and interest! This will be our 29th annual show at this excellent venue and promises to be bigger and better than ever. Floral Art is a major feature at these shows. We have some very experienced and capable floral artists as well as some highly talented, relative newcomers. This provides a dynamic mix with some amazing floral artistry on show. There is always a well-stocked trade table with lilies and other plants, cut-flowers, and selected Lilium seed. Demonstrations are always available on a range of Lilium-related subjects, from growing from seed to the art of hybridizing. Entry: Adults $4. Accompanied children admitted free of charge. Our mild climate and fertile soils ensure that Liliums grow about as well here as anywhere on earth!

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Campbell Town Show

Where country and town people meet. Tasmania's 'Paddock to People Show'. A vibrant celebration of all things rural. This is the Southern Hemisphere's oldest continually running Agricultural show, recognised by the National Trust as part of our island state's Living History.

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Centenary of Armistice Remembrance Concert

To celebrate the Centenary of Armistice in 2018, the Tasmanian community is coming together to remember those who have been part of international conflicts, especially World War I, and the legacy of these events. With two special concerts (1:30 pm matinée and 7:30 pm evening performances in Launceston, Tasmania on Saturday, November 3 in the majestic Albert Hall, artists from across Tasmania as well as a few special guests from around the world will gather to perform at the Centenary of Armistice Remembrance Concert. The event will be an enjoyable event for young and old, and we welcome people from across the world to join with us in this special event. Featuring Andrea Badcock, The Buglers of the Australian Army Band Tasmania, Christine Clark, City of Launceston Choir Vox Harmony, Denise Sames, Freddy Todman, Launceston City RSL Pipes & Drums, Marian Burnes, Matthew Garwood, Melissa Wimmer's Theatrical Dancers, Mike Whittle, Roberta Fox & Bernard O'Dowd and the West Tamar Band (with more to be announced) and special guest MC Jo Palmer.

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Cherry Blossom Celebration

The Cherry Blossom Celebration is the biggest day of the year on the calendar for Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden. We celebrate the flowering of the Japanese Cherry Blossoms with Japanese inspired displays; bonsai, traditional tea ceremonies, Aikido martial arts. Other local food & beverage vendors are on site for the day, along with our hard working volunteers in the Tea Room providing delicious hamburgers, sandwiches, scones/slices, coffee & tea.

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