With balmy Summery days upon us, there are a plethora of events that are taking place across Tasmania early in the New Year. Here are just a few…
December 28 – January 3
The Taste Festival is Tasmania’s largest annual event and is held on Hobart’s waterfront at Salamanca. This annual event attracts more than 250,000 people over seven days. Celebrating contemporary food culture, the festival features dozens of stalls from local wineries and producers of fine foods. As well as the amazing food on offer, there are kids cooking classes, musicians and other performers and various workshops. It’s an internationally renowned event that is always well worth the trip and the inevitable food baby you may develop.
December 29 – January 1
Falls Festival has some big names and amazing acts performing at this three day event. Some tickets have sold out but you can still snap up a two day pass – but you’ll have to be uber quick. With names like Fleet Foxes, Lanie Lane and Kimbra, it promises to be an amazing few days of music and arts in the glorious sunshine. (Weather may or not provide said glory…)
Mona. You just have to go there to discover it all for yourself. It’s confronting, thought provoking and offers a new way to experience art. One of the less controversial events to happen at Mona is the start of the Rooftop Markets. There will be food, fresh produce, live music and workshops in a pretty spectacular rooftop location. The first market will be held on January 21 from 1:30 – 6:30, then ongoing from that date.
The Mona Foma Festival – the Museum of Old and New Art Festival of Music and Art, is happening from January 13 – 21 and has dozens of exhibitions, concerts and events happening, including a not to be missed performance by PJ Harvey. Ya-huh, THE PJ Harvey is coming to little old Tassie. Be sure to have a look at the program, going to Mona should be on everyone’s bucket list.