Big Day at Kangaroo Bay

What's on summer 2023-24

Your new to-do list from December 2023 to February 2024.

New Year's Eve celebrations

31 December

Tassie certainly knows how to ring in the new year with a bang. In Hobart, there are fireworks celebrations over the harbour, launched from barges on the Derwent River. Nab a spot on the Hobart Waterfront from the walkways to the wharves. In Launceston, head to Royal Park for the Launceston Beerfest NYE Celebration. Gates open at 4pm with Tassie street eats and live music. Catch the family-friendly twilight fireworks at 9.30pm or the traditional midnight celebration. Visit Discover Tasmania to find out what's on near you.

Tasmania's Taste of Summer

27 December-6 January

Celebrate Tasmanian produce and entertainment at the state’s premium food and drink event, staged along Hobart’s waterfront.

Tasman Peninsula Feast

27 January

Head to Nubeena Oval on the Saturday of the Australia Day long weekend for a community celebration of food, music and children’s entertainment.

Commbank Women's 3rd T20 International

30 January

A huge summer of cricket on Aussie soil comes to Hobart’s Blundstone Arena in Bellerive when Australia takes on South Africa.

Tasman Peninsula Feast

Party in the Paddock

8-11 February

Organisers call this “the country’s biggest little music and arts festival”. Returning to Quercus Park on Tilapangka/Liffey River, ‘The Paddock’ has grown from a few hundred people and a haybale stage to Tassie’s largest multi-day camping festival.

Clarence Jazz Festival

28 February-3 March

Now in its 28th year, Tasmania’s premier jazz festival will bring Hobart’s Eastern Shore to life in a vibrant celebration of music, art and foodie delights. Expect to see some of the state’s finest music talents as well as premier artists from interstate and overseas.