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Events in and around Hobart and Surrounds

Seasonal Fun and Exciting Events in and Around Hobart and Surrounds, Tasmania, Australia

Hobart is a vibrant and exciting city located at the southern end of Tasmania, Australia. The region is known for its natural beauty and cultural heritage. It's also home to an array of seasonal events and festivals that draw visitors from all over the world. From food and wine festivals, market days, and outdoor concerts, there is no shortage of activities to keep you entertained all year round. Here are some of the seasonal events that you won't want to miss.

- Taste of Tasmania: Held on Hobart's waterfront over five days in late December, The Taste of Tasmania is the ultimate food and drink festival. You can sample amazing local produce and beverages while enjoying live music, cooking demonstrations, and other entertainment. Contact Details: Phone: (03) 6238 2410; Email: admin@thetasteoftasmania.com.au

- Hobart Summer Festival: Taking place in January, the Hobart Summer Festival is a family-friendly event that features street performers, live music, and a range of activities for kids. Contact Details: Phone: (03) 6230 8233; Email: info@hobarthotels.com

- Australian Wooden Boat Festival: Held every two years in February, the Australian Wooden Boat Festival is a celebration of maritime tradition and history. There are boat-building workshops, demonstrations, and races, as well as music, food, and drink. Contact Details: Phone: (03) 6223 3375; Email: info@awbf.org.au

- The Royal Hobart Show: Taking place over three days in October, the Royal Hobart Show is a family-friendly event that showcases the best in agriculture, livestock, and entertainment. There are animal shows, rides, food stalls, and a range of exhibits. Contact Details: Phone: (03) 6272 6812; Email: enquiries@hobartshowground.com.au

- MONA FOMA: The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) hosts the annual Festival of Music and Art (FOMA) in January. It's a weird and wacky festival with a focus on avant-garde music and art installations. Contact Details: Phone: (03) 6277 9900; Email: info@mona.net.au

- Dark MOFO: Dark MOFO is an arts festival that takes place over 10 days in June. The festival is famous for its winter solstice nude swim in the Derwent River, as well as its art installations, live music, and light shows. Contact Details: Phone: (03) 6270 4033; Email: info@mona.net.au

- Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival: Held in July, the Huon Valley Mid-Winter Festival celebrates the pagan tradition of wassailing to encourage a fruitful apple harvest. There are bonfires, cider tastings, and live music. Contact Details: Phone: (03) 6264 2233; Email: enquiries@huonvalleymidwinterfest.com.au

- Bloomin' Tulips Festival: Held in September, the Bloomin' Tulips Festival is a celebration of spring and Tasmania's Dutch heritage. The highlight is the mass planting of tulips at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Contact Details: Phone: (03) 6165 7941; Email: web.intel@dhhs.tas.gov.au

- Targa Tasmania: Targa Tasmania is a car rally that takes place over five days in April. The event attracts classic and modern sports cars from all over the world and is a must-see for car enthusiasts. Contact Details: Phone: (03) 6221 8800; Email: info@targa.com.au

Whether you're a local or a visitor, there is always something fun and exciting happening in and around Hobart. So, why not mark your calendar and enjoy the best of Tasmania's seasonal events.

Greater Hobart area from Mt Wellington thanks to JJ Harrison