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A beaker full
6 - 14 August
Feed your curiosity at Beaker Street Festival. As well as in-person events at the hub in Hobart’s Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, science and art lovers can catch livestreams of Beaker Street’s statewide road trip or take a self-guided audio escape with the digital Sci Art Walks series.
Launnie lights up
1 - 5 September
Preparations are forging ahead for one of Tasmania’s most vibrant cultural events. Junction Arts Festival is an interactive multi-arts celebration bringing live music, art and performance to unexpected venues across Launceston. First intended as a one-off event, Junction has since proven so popular that it will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year on 1–5 September. The beloved festival marks a joyous start to spring with open-air public events and intimate shows (with COVID-safe plans in place across the board), fuelled by Tasmania’s seemingly endless creative reserves.
Vine and dine
3 - 13 September
Raise a glass to one of our prettiest wine regions at the Great Eastern Wine Week. Join an array of COVIDsafe events such as a long lunch at Twamley Farm, a wine cruise or Freycinet Vineyard tour; or go solo on the East Coast Wine Trail. Stay a while with 25% off accommodation at Freycinet Lodge for members.
Day of the tiger
National Threatened Species Day was enshrined to mark the sad day in September 1936 when ‘Benjamin’, the last known thylacine, passed away in a Hobart zoo. It’s a precious reminder of all the species teetering on the brink and an opportunity to reflect on what we can all do to help.
It's tulip time
From 26 September
Each year a clifftop property in Wynyard bursts into a riot of colour with tulip season. Table Cape Tulip Farm opens its gates to the public on 26 September for a few glorious weeks until late October. If you can’t make it in person, Van Diemen Quality Bulbs ships direct from Table Cape.
Make a note
Read With words by Bruny Island-based writer Anne Morgan and illustration by Hobart artist Lois Bury, The Way of the Weedy Seadragon from CSIRO Publishing is as pretty as it is educational.
Listen Get your literary fix until the biennial Tamar Valley Writers Festival returns in September 2022 with the TVWF podcasts, on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
Download Inspired to do a spot of bird watching? Find the Bird in the Hand app by Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service on Google Play.
Buy Prepare for planting season with Veggie Garden Seeds. This homegrown Hobart business offers veggies, herbs, grasses, flowers and native plants in pretty little packets, including rare seeds. A pastel-hued zinnia or summer squash is just the thing to banish winter blues.
Sow Tomatoes, eggplant and zucchini.
Harvest Green garlic and purple sprouting broccoli
Disclaimer: Due to the ongoing impacts of the global pandemic, we recommend you research any events before heading off to make sure everything is going ahead as planned.