What’s On in Hobart

Calendar of events in Hobart, Tasmania

Find the latest information on events and activities in our What’s On in Hobart guide.

Whether you are traveling for leisure or business – perhaps attending a conference in Tasmania, there are some quality activities all within close proximity to our Hobart hotel.

Visit our Nearby Activities page for more of our favourite tours and attractions.

The events below are not exhaustive but offer taste of what’s happening soon in Hobart.


A Night of History: The Sheep’s Back

The Old Woolstore

Experience a glimpse of the history of Australia’s sheep and shearing industry with a night of Tasmanian theatre and dining at The Old Woolstore. 
An exclusive performance of ‘The Sheep’s Back’ brought to you by the Award Winning, Live History the Creators of Louisa’s Walk and Her Story.
This forty minute show will transport you back to the late 1890’s and give you a glimpse of the history of Australia’s sheep and shearing industry. Meet Tom and Kathleen, a shearer and his wife take a peek into their domestic life.
Paired with a gourmet Tasmanian two-course meal, for a truly Tasmanian experience, this night and theatre and dining will be a real treat.

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Hobart Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal

This January:

Wicked – The excitement of Broadway is coming to the Theatre Royal with Hobart’s community theatre premiere of the magical, musical blockbuster WICKED!

Alice in Wonderland – Come with Alice on a magical journey as she tumbles into the curious world of Wonderland. Groove with the cool Cheshire Cat, blow bubbles with a confusing Caterpillar, then drink tea with the Mad Hatter and his madcap friends.

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Tasmanian Theatre Company

Various locations

Get ready for a fantastic season of theatre from the Tasmanian Theatre Company. Some exciting and enchanting performances are coming our way. Click through to their website for more information.

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Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Federation Concert Hall

Explore the enigmatic concerts and experience something new with the TSO. Established in 1948 and declared a Tasmanian Icon in 1998, the TSO gives more than 70 concerts annually including seasons in Hobart and Launceston, and appearances in Tasmanian regional centres.

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Mona Foma Festival 2017

MONA and Various Locations

Mofo is Mona’s Festival of Music and Art, curated by Brian Ritchie. 2017 marks its ninth year, and it runs from 18–22 January (20–22 at Mona itself). High fives all round. Check out the lineup.

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Beer Festival

Hobart Beer Festival

Salamanca Wharf, Hobart

Experience a showcase of award winning Craft Beers, Ciders, and Spirits January 2017 as you Stop, Sip & Savour the very best! Just a ten-minute walk, along the waterfront, from the hotel.

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Wooden Boat Festival

Hobart Waterfront

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.

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Royal Hobart Regatta

Various Locations

The 2017 Royal Hobart Regatta will be three days of continuous activity on the Derwent River, Queens Domain and the skies above, including another tilt at the Guinness World Record for the simultaneous launch of canoes and kayaks.

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Festa Italia Hobart

Federal Street, Hobart

Get a true taste of Italian culture at the annual Italian Street Festival.

From 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Federal Street will come alive with all things Italian – including live music, gourmet food and specialised wines, displays from the various regions, car & motorbike displays, children’s activities, cooking demonstrations, grape crushing, watermelon and spaghetti eating competitions…

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Spiegeltent Hobart 2017

Princes Wharf Shed No 1

Spiegeltent Hobart is set to return to Hobart’s PW1 Forecourt in 2017 with a jam-packed program of Music, Comedy, Caberet & Cirus, headlined by the internationally acclaimed act, Velvet.

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Ten Days on the Island

Various Locations

The biennial festival celebrates Tasmania’s island culture and offers a platform on which to profile and promote Tasmania’s innovative, creative and resourceful character and unique cultural identity.

Ten Days on the Island brings international recognition for Tasmania and demonstrates how the arts can positively influence a community’s perception of itself and the image it projects to the world

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North Melbourne Football Club 2017 Season

Blundstone Arena

North Melbourne Football Club fixtures for 2017 in Hobart include:

NMFC vs GWS Giants – April 8th 2017

NMFC vs Adelaide Crows – May 6th 2017

NMFC vs Melbourne – July 29th 2017

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Anzac Day Old Woolstore 2016

Anzac Day 2017

Macquarie Street, Hobart

Anzac Day 2017 will be observed with many different events close to The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel.

Dawn Services at the Hobart Cenotaph from 6:00 am until 6:30 am

Anzac Day Main Parade on Macquarie Street from 11:00 am until 11:40 am

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Melbourne Comedy Festival Road Theatre 2016

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Theatre Royal Hobart

Join a line-up of the finest local and international comedy talents for an evening of entertainment like no other, hand-picked to bring the biggest and best belly laughs

Experience Australia’s largest comedy festival with 5 comedic acts performing in the one show – it’s silly, it’s satirical, it’s side-splitting.

It’s Australia’s ultimate comedy road trip!

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Dark Mofo

Dark MOFO 2017

Various Locations

Celebrate the dark through large-scale public art, food, music, light and noise.  MONA’s winter music and art festival. Something different to warm those winter chills at various locations around the city and at MONA which is only a short journey from The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel.

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Festival of Voices 2017

Various Locations

The Festival of Voices lights your fire in winter, an annual ten-day festival in the heart of Hobart Tasmania driven by passion and participation.

Singers to die for, world class workshops, large-scale ‘big sing’ community events, intimate one-off, never-to-be-seen-again performances and then there’s Voicebox – dangerous cabaret at its absolute finest.

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Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race 2017

Various Locations

One of Australia’s newest and fastest growing ocean races, the Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race sees yachts journey 280 nautical miles Launceston down to Hobart via the east coast of Tasmania.

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