Launceston, a captivating Tasmanian city, basks in the glow of spring and summer with a multitude of enriching events and experiences. Whether you’re a foodie, a lover of the great outdoors, a culture enthusiast, or a sports aficionado, Launceston has something for everyone. These Launceston events and experiences, thoughtfully arranged in chronological order, invite you to immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant culture, natural beauty and culinary delights from November 2023 to February 2024.


Isaac Butterfield 

1 June 2024

A lethal combination of razor-sharp wit and unapologetic humour, Isaac fearlessly delves into the realities of modern life.

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Josh Pyke

23 May 2024

Josh Pyke has announced additional dates, bringing this fantastic show to a few more places for the very last time.

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Kirsty Webeck

21 June 2024

Kirsty would like you to see her new show. It’s got a lot of jokes in it because the genre demands them. 

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Harvest Market in Launceston

Harvest Market Launceston

Dates: November 2023 to February 2024
Location: Cimitiere Street Car Park, Launceston
Time: Every Saturday, 8:30AM to 12:30PM

Kickstart your journey with the Harvest Market Launceston, an award-winning farmers market that celebrates the abundance of Tasmania’s finest produce. From fresh fruits and vegetables to fine meats, seafood, bread, and pastries, this market brings over 70 local businesses together every week. It’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in the local atmosphere and support the community.

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Nicole Clark standing in front of Penny Royal Adventure Park

Penny Royal Adventure Park

As Tasmania’s only theme park, Penny Royal Adventure Park is a must-do for families, thrill-seekers and culture enthusiasts alike. There are plenty of activities on offer for kids, as well as attractions for adults including a barge ride, which takes passengers through the venue’s history, a gondola-style chair lift and ten different rope walks suspended over towering cliffs. A premium, locally-made ice creamery and multiple restaurants and bars are also available on-site – the perfect pick-me-up for busy adventurers. Penny Royal Adventures is located directly next door to Leisure Inn Penny Royal, making it the perfect activity for those looking to explore closer to home.

“All guests MUST make contact with the theme park directly to confirm the hours of operation prior to booking. Leisure Inn Penny Royal takes no responsibility if the hours of operation of Penny Royal Adventure Park change without notice. We appreciate your understanding.”


Launceston BeerFest NYE

Date: December 31, 2023
Location: Royal Park, Launceston

Ring in the new year at Launceston BeerFest NYE. This picturesque event at Royal Park promises an evening filled with excitement, indulgence, and the finest Tasmanian food and drinks. With over 200 craft brews, wines, ciders, cocktails, kids’ entertainment, comedy, masterclasses, and live music, it’s an ideal family night out. Family-friendly fireworks at 9:30 PM set the stage for the main event at midnight, welcoming in 2024 with a bang.

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Attendees outdoor at the Launceston Fringe Festival

Launceston Fringe Festival

Dates: January 2024 (specific dates to be announced)
Location: Various venues across Launceston

Immerse yourself in the world of the avant-garde at the Launceston Fringe Festival. This dynamic celebration of arts and culture features a diverse range of performances, exhibitions, and immersive experiences. From cutting-edge theater to interactive installations, this festival brings creativity to the forefront.

Tamar Valley Winery near the water

Tamar Valley Wine Route

Dates: Year-round
Location: Tamar Valley, Launceston

Indulge in the flavors of the Tamar Valley Wine Route. Meander through the vineyards and wineries along the picturesque Tamar River. Enjoy wine tastings, fine dining, and the beautiful landscapes that make this region a food and wine lover’s paradise.

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Tennis player hitting a ball at the Launceston Regional Tennis Centre

Launceston International Tennis

Dates: 3 February to 9 February 2024
Location: Launceston Regional Tennis Centre, Launceston

Love the game? Don’t miss the Launceston International Tennis event, part of the ATP Challenger Tour. Watch professional tennis players from around the world compete for glory. It’s an exciting opportunity to witness top-tier tennis action in a picturesque setting.

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Large public gathering in Launceston City Park


Dates: February 2-4, 2024
Location: Launceston City Park, Launceston

Save the dates for Tasmania’s premium summer event, Festivale. Held in the picturesque Launceston City Park, this three-day celebration offers a feast for the senses. Enjoy food, beer, spirits, wine, cider, and live entertainment, including live music, chefs in action, masterclasses, comedy, and a kid’s kingdom. Festivale is the ideal way to make the most of the final days of summer, a must-do experience in Launceston.

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Cataract Gorge Reserve with a pedestrian bridge

Cataract Gorge

Dates: Year-round
Location: Cataract Gorge Reserve, Launceston

Only a short walk from Leisure Inn Penny Royal, the stunning Cataract Gorge is a year-round attraction. This natural wonder offers hiking trails, a chairlift with breathtaking views, a swimming pool, and a picturesque reserve. Whether you’re seeking adventure or a leisurely stroll, Cataract Gorge is a perfect escape into nature.

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