Bicheno Beams will light up the sky this winter

What's on winter 2024

Your new to-do list from June to September 2024

Hunt for winter truffles

Select dates throughout June - September

At the Truffle Farm in Deloraine, winter is the perfect time to join second-generation truffle farmer Anna and her truffle-hunting dogs on a quest for rare black truffles. Once you’ve got your truffles, settle in for an afternoon by the fire pit with a truffle pizza and a glass of Tasmanian wine or beer. There’s also a farm-gate shop with boutique truffle products and fresh truffles for sale. Bookings essential.

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap

11 - 22 June

Directed by Aussie theatre icon Robyn Nevin, this new Australian production of this genre-defining murder mystery play takes to the stage at Hobart’s stunning Theatre Royal. Added bonus: RACT members get a 10 per cent discount on tickets.

Bicheno Beams

29 June - 20 July

Catch this vibrant family laser light show at Bicheno Lions Park. Free and fun, it’s a celebration of light for locals and tourists alike with synchronised tunes. Come for two nights and enjoy two different shows.

Table Cape Sound Walk

From 1 July

Sound artist Rachel Meyers has created a soundscape composition, based on field recordings, for the inaugural “Permission to Trespass” event showcasing the North West Coast. Scan the QR code to listen on the self-guided walk between the Table Cape lookout and lighthouse.

Taking in Table Cape Lighthouse on the self-guided Sound Walk

Credit: Jess Bonde

Truffle bounty at Truffle Farm Tasmania

Credit: Andrew Quaile

Catch Wil Anderson's new stand-up show Wilegitimate at the Odeon, Hobart

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Road Show

10 - 12 July

Australia’s biggest comedy spectacular is on its annual road trip, with stops at Burnie Arts Centre, Hobart’s Odeon Theatre and Devonport’s Paranaple Arts Centre.

Devonport Jazz Festival

25 - 28 July

Celebrating its 23rd anniversary, this annual four-day event features different sub-genres of jazz at a variety of venues. Think trumpets, horns, guitars, gypsy jazz, 1930sand ’40s-style big bands and more. There’s also events for the kids, plus local street food.


27 July

Host of the ABC TV shows Gruen, Question Everything and podcasts Wilosophy and TOFOP, comedian Wil Anderson returns to the festival circuit with a new stand-up show, his biggest tour in more than five years, including this one-night stop at Hobart’s Odeon Theatre.

Beaker Street Festival

6 - 13 August

This annual week-long celebration promises a packed program of science-infused entertainment and discussions on the hottest science topics. This year, it’s all about Antarctic science. All the action will take place in an expanded festival precinct in Hobart’s waterfront and CBD.

A celebration of science awaits at the Beaker Street Festival

Credit: Remi Chauvin

Chocoholics rejoice at Chocolate Winterfest

Chocolate Winterfest

13 August

With 40 events at 31 venues, chocolate lovers will rejoice at this dessert-led festival. Held in Latrobe, just a 10-minute drive from Devonport, there’ll be choc high tea, a chocolate cake decorating master class, a lollylicious chocolate mousse decorating session and more.

Nipaluna/Hobart Lunchbox Concerts

20 August - 17 September

The Tuesday Lunchbox Concert Series returns to the Hobart Town Hall. Curated by Van Diemen’s Band artistic director, Julia Fredersdorff.

Australian Antarctic Festival

22-25 August

This four-day festival at Hobart’s Sullivan’s Cove celebrates the city’s role as one of the world’s pre-eminent gateways to the Antarctic.