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Tasmanians embrace vibrant music, arts, food and cultural festivals. The islands surroundings and changing seasons provide much of the inspiration. Our communities are home to proportionately more artists, writers and musicians than any other Australian state.

The must-see events on the calendar are:

  • The winter Dark Mofo festival
  • Taste of Summer
  • Festivale
  • Ten days on an island
  • Mona Foma
  • Junction art festival
  • Vibrant art festival
  • Falls Music and Arts festival

These festivals see hundreds of thousands of tourists flock to the island for a variety of events suitable for every age and interest.

Many international students in Tasmania are involved in the festivals through volunteering, working, or as performers.

Multicultural festivals such as Lunar New Year, Tết, Holi, Eid al-Fitr and Diwali are also strongly celebrated by both the multicultural and local community. Follow us on social media, your local council or migrant networks to see the full range of exciting festivals to fill your free time!

To keep up to date with multicultural events by your local councils:

City of Hobart

Glenorchy City Council

City of Clarence

Kingborough Council

City of Launceston

Devonport City Council

Burnie City Council