If you are looking to immerse yourself in Launceston life there are plenty of events to keep you busy. There are many things that Launceston does well and staging great events to suit all interests is definitely one of them. From live music events, to food festivals, to sporting events and even the local school fair there is always something happening to keep you entertained and having fun. 

  • Launceston Parkrun

    Launceston Parkrun is a free to enter timed 5km run, held every Saturday at 9am. Organised and run by a team of volunteers this event is designed for those who love to run. The course is run around the beautiful Inveresk Precinct.

    Inveresk Precinct, Launceston Visit event website
  • Harvest Market

    Harvest Launceston, Tasmania's Community Farmers Market showcases the best local produce on offer in the State. The stallholder’s passion for their produce shines through their innovation, collaboration and imagination. Chef demonstrations, guided market tours with local foodies and other events will be featured.

    Cimitiere Street Carpark, Cimitiere Street, Launceston Visit event website
  • Tasmanian Craft Fair

    Each year the picturesque township of Deloraine, just 30 minutes drive west of Launceston, buzzes with activity as the Tasmanian Craft Fair gets underway.
    The annual Tasmanian Craft Fair is Australia's largest working craft fair. The fair now attracts over 200 local and interstate craftspeople and over 30,000 visitors annually.
     

    Deloraine Visit event website
  • The Launceston Eye Institute Cataract Challenge

    The Launceston Eye Institute Cataract Gorge Challenge is a multi-sport event which promotes the benefits of active living in the community. The challenge will take place annually over the first weekend in November. The Cataract Gorge’s close proximity to the city makes it the perfect stage for the event. Its breathtaking natural beauty and challenging terrain provide a unique and exciting arena for competitors. The event is designed to excite the community through physical activity. Its five different legs will engage a wider range of people than a traditional triathlon or multi-sport event.  Paddle, road cycle, running, mountain bike and ropes course. Do one or do five challenges - it's up to you.

    Cataract Gorge Visit event website
  • Launceston Cataract Challenge

    The Launceston Eye Institute Cataract Gorge Challenge is a multi-sport event which promotes the benefits of active living in the community.
    The Cataract Gorge’s close proximity to the city makes it the perfect stage for the event. Its breathtaking natural beauty and challenging terrain provide a unique and exciting arena for competitors. The event is designed to excite the community through physical activity. Its five different legs will engage a wider range of people than a traditional triathlon or multi-sport event.

    Cataract Gorge Visit event website
  • Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Festival

    The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air  Film Festival (known  as BOFA) sprang from the desire to use fresh, innovative screen based stories to "inspire people to make changes personally, locally or globally" – hence the name 'breath of fresh air'. They use the power of films to shake things up and get people to look at issues differently.

    Inveresk & York Park Precinct Visit event website
  • Wolfe Brothers - Nothin’ But Trouble tour

    Australia’s favourite rockers The Wolfe Brothers return with their sophomore album ‘Nothin’ But Trouble’. The band recorded ‘Nothin’ But Trouble’ over two weeks at Studio 301 in Byron Bay, where they were joined by US producer-extraordinaire Luke Wooten (Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley & Kellie Pickler). It’s the follow-up to the 2013 debut ‘It’s On’, which hit #18 on the ARIA Album Chart and #2 on the ARIA Country Chart.  The highest ever debut for a Tasmanian band.

    Country Club Showroom, Prospect Visit event website
  • Seaport Outdoor Movies - Once

    It's time for outdoor movies at Launceston Seaport. Experience the magic of watching movies under the stars with family and friends on our giant outdoor screen! Limited number of bean bags and deck chairs available for hire at just $4 each, so reserve yours now and secure a seat at the front! You can also enjoy the comfort of your own chairs as they are happy for you to bring your own.

    Gates open at 7:00pm. Movie starts at 8:15pm. The cinema will be located on the paved area outside Mud Bar and entry to the cinema is near Fish 'n' Chips. Bring a blanket and warm clothing as it can get a little cool. Seaport restaurants will be open for take-away food options. No alcohol is to be brought to the venue and this is a non-smoking event.

    Seaport Visit event website
  • Launceston Parkrun

    Launceston Parkrun is a free to enter timed 5km run, held every Saturday at 9am. Organised and run by a team of volunteers this event is designed for those who love to run. The course is run around the beautiful Inveresk Precinct.

    Inveresk Precinct, Launceston Visit event website
  • Harvest Market

    Harvest Launceston, Tasmania's Community Farmers Market showcases the best local produce on offer in the State. The stallholder’s passion for their produce shines through their innovation, collaboration and imagination. Chef demonstrations, guided market tours with local foodies and other events will be featured.

    Cimitiere Street Carpark, Cimitiere Street, Launceston Visit event website
  • Seaport Outdoor Movies - The Kings Speech

    It's time for outdoor movies at Launceston Seaport. Experience the magic of watching movies under the stars with family and friends on our giant outdoor screen! Limited number of bean bags and deck chairs available for hire at just $4 each, so reserve yours now and secure a seat at the front! You can also enjoy the comfort of your own chairs as they are happy for you to bring your own.

    Gates open at 7:00pm. Movie starts at 8:15pm. The cinema will be located on the paved area outside Mud Bar and entry to the cinema is near Fish 'n' Chips. Bring a blanket and warm clothing as it can get a little cool. Seaport restaurants will be open for take-away food options. No alcohol is to be brought to the venue and this is a non-smoking event.

    Seaport Visit event website
  • Radical Reels Tour

    Catch the steepest and deepest in high-adrenalin outdoor sport films when the 2014 Radical Reels Tour comes to Launceston this November. Hurtle down steep untouched powder, feel the cold spray of stomach-dropping kayak first descents, fly high with the world’s wildest wingsuiters, and much more in extreme mountain sports.The 2014 Radical Reels Australian tour features 8 films and has something for every kind of adrenalin junkie.

    Tramshed, 4 Invermay Rd, Invermay Visit event website