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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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Blooming Tasmania Flower & Garden Festival 2018

Our Festival showcases and aims to promote the very best Tasmania has to offer in garden tourism, horticulture, floristry, landscape design and related businesses. Set in and around the iconic Albert Hall and City Park of Launceston the event has 60+ exhibitors & displays plus a speaker program of local & nationally acclaimed gardening experts covering a wide spectrum of gardening/horticultural related industries and topics. With 50+ of the exhibitors inside the Albert Hall plus the speakers' program upstairs, numerous displays, exhibitors and food stalls outside in the City Park plus musical performances and children’s activities in the Conservatory there truly is something for everyone. Held over the third weekend in September each year 2018 is the third Festival and aims to be bigger and better than ever. Visitors can gain knowledge, buy plants, enjoy floral art displays, plan open garden related holidays, get those challenging gardening questions answered, try fresh produce and have the whole family entertained.

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Bruny Island Bird Festival

The four day Festival is jointly presented by the Bruny Island Environment Network, BirdLife Tasmania and Inala Nature Tours, drawing on the wealth of knowledge and experience of experts in these groups to provide both an engaging and educative immersion in the natural delights of Bruny. Held every two years, the Festival has become a much anticipated event by the community and visitors alike. Each Festival brings new features and long-term favorites. In 2018, the Festival will continue to build on the four key elements of Community, Conservation, Science and Creativity to further involve guests in the many tours, walks, workshops, lecturers, markets and cultural celebrations that are the Festival. Bruny Island is a recognised Important Bird Area, home to all twelve endemic Tasmanian birds and a sanctuary for Forty - Spotted Pardalotes and Swift Parrots. The Festival is already gaining a reputation as premier event on the Australian birding calendar. The main festival is in October. Pre Festival events take place from July onward, see the website for all details and bookings. July Events - Nest box building workshops at the Men's Shed Alonnah August Events - Gatepost sculpture workshops at the Men's Shed Alonnah

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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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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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Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe

Chocolate Winterfest is Latrobe's wickedly delicious festival celebrating all things chocolate. It is no coincidence that the Latin name for cocoa, from which chocolate is made, translates as "food of the gods". Some cultures even valued chocolate more than gold, and who could blame them. Just the mere mention of chocolate turns heads and that's what Chocolate Winterfest, Latrobe will do to you. 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. Don't deny one of life's pleasures - join us at Latrobe on the central northern coast of Tasmania for this unique celebration.

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Christmas in July at Cradle Mountain Hotel 2019

Christmas in July 2019 will be back, keep your eye peeled for dates which will be coming soon. Stay at Cradle Mountain Hotel at festive prices and enjoy a jolly Christmas in July feast. Extend your stay to include the Friday prior or Sunday following. We will be offer winter warmer additions to our menu to help you stay warm and cosy while getting into the festive spirit. Some of these Christmas treats are: hand crafted cookies, Christmas pudding and hot chocolate, mulled wine and Christmas cocktails Make sure you leave lots of room for the Christmas in July buffet! Clinton Hutton will play all the favourite covers in Altitude Lounge and Bar well into the evening. A special surprise visit from Santa for the kiddies might just be the perfect way to finish off the evening

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Clarence Jazz Festival

Clarence Jazz Festival: Tasmania's premier jazz festival. Over 8 days, we’ll present 100 years of jazz spread out around idyllic waterside locations on Hobart's sunny eastern shore. From twilight concerts to simmering evenings at the Bellerive Boardwalk, and cosy cabarets at the the historic Rosny Barn Jazz Lounge, this lifestyle festival offers free concerts, fantastic Tasmanian cuisine and a convivial atmosphere to dance, drink and swing into Tasmania’s mild summer nights. Ten minutes from the Hobart CBD, it's an excellent set of events to include in your Tasmanian travel plans or for the jazz aficionados to plot a whole visit around.

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