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What's on: Aug/Sep 2022

Your new Tassie to-do list from August through to October in 2022.

Tasmanian Whisky Week

8 - 14 August

There’s no doubt that Tasmania is the heartland of Australian whisky, which is why Tasmanian Whisky Week (8–14 August) is a celebrated event. Whisky lovers will relish the Meet the Maker events held in Hobart and Launceston. For those looking to taste the best that distillers have to offer, the Tasmanian Spirit Showcase is for you, with more than 30 distilleries under the one roof, each pouring its best drops. There’re also immersive nights that include food, whisky and entertainment that are more intimate. We’ll cheers to that.

Winter Light Festival

11 - 21 August

The goal of the Winter Light festival? To celebrate the end of winter. The diverse program includes the return of QT Cabaret, a free opening event in Salamanca Square, and a large-scale youth and family program that will host a youth theatre performance and visual art installations created by young locals.

Hobart Airport Marathon

25 September

Lace up your sneakers as the Hobart Airport Marathon Festival is in town. There’s a full marathon, a half marathon, 10km and 5km runs, and 5km and 2km walks to enter. RACT members are treated to a 15% member discount on registrations.

Hobart Twilight Market

7 October

Looking for fun places you can take your four-legged friend along to? Try the Hobart Twilight Market. The Long Beach, Sandy Bay location will launch its ninth season in October and will be on every Friday following. Expect delicious Tassie eats and drinks, plus live entertainment.

Freycinet Challenge

8 - 9 October

If you’re a paddler, road cyclist, runner or mountain biker, the Freycinet Challenge will push your limits in one of Australia’s most beautiful places. You can choose whether to enter as a team or solo and if you want to compete for one or two days. It’s not for the fainthearted but the views are sublime.

Exodust - Crying Country

Until 17 October

Artists Fiona Hall and AJ King have teamed up for Exodust – Crying Country, currently being exhibited at MONA. Both artists have much to say about the world we share and what we have done, and continue to do to it, and this is portrayed throughout their work. It’s a must see.

Fiona Hall and AJ King