Hotel Hobart - Events
Enjoy the sights, sounds, flavours, action and colour of Australia's best outdoor market - proudly operated by Hobart City Council - every Saturday from 8:30am to 3:00pm at Hobart's Salamanca Place.
Set between graceful plane trees and the mellow sandstone facades of historic warehouses, Hobart's famous market at Salamanca Place attracts thousands of locals and visitors, every Saturday of the year.
They come for the food and music, fresh fruit, crisp organic vegetables, hot baked spuds, the warm aroma of a coffee and croissant, buskers singing the blues, stroking a harp or strumming a lively folk song.
They come for breakfast, scrambled eggs and orange juice at a Salamanca cafe, then a stroll along the hundreds of stalls, meeting friendly people who make or grow what they sell.
Salamanca Market highlights fine Tasmanian art & craft including hand-worked glass, innovative design in Tasmanian timbers, stylish clothing, and bold ceramics.
Salamanca Market is close to historic St David's Park on the fringe of Hobart's central business district. From the market, it's a short climb up Kelly's Steps to reach the Georgian cottages and the village atmosphere of Battery Point.
Hobart's picturesque waterfront is also nearby - cross Salamanca lawns to the docks, where hard-working fishing boats are berthed close to cruising yachts and a square-rigger or two.
Trash & Treasure Market every 2nd Saturday 9am - 4pm. 1 Hurst Street, Bridgewater (behind Covehill Shopping Centre)
Every Sunday - Glenorchy Showgrounds Sunday Market. Royal Hobart Showground, 2 Howard Road Glenorchy
Every Wednesday - Brookfield Vineyard Market Brookfield Vineyard, Margate
16 - 20 January - Hobart
MONA FOMA has, over its relatively short life, proven itself an opportunity for Tasmania to experience some of the most exciting and inventive music, sound and visual art works from around the world – right here.
Come and embrace the 2013 MONA FOMA where featured artists David Byrne and St. Vincent, along with many other new international and regular MOFO artists, will entertain you with their creative collaborations.
15 - 24 March - Hobart
Come join with us as the world's islands cross the cultural divide. Ten Days on the Island offers an extraordinary program exploring the cultural uniqueness of islands, featuring international artists and events from island locations alongside Australia's finest talent. We invite you to join artists from Australia and around the globe who come to Tasmania to share their stories and revel in what makes us distinct and individual as islanders.
For ten wonderful days get out and about, off the beaten track into the sheds and barns, stately homes, halls, museums and theatres across the length and breadth of the state. You have the chance to see and hear the extraordinary works from many artists from Australia and other countries as they tell the stories of how island life has shaped their dance, theatre, music, opera, film, literature, and gastronomy. It's also a chance to combine travel and culture - you can choose to see the various performers as they journey to venues around the Island.
12 - 20 April - Hobart
Hobart Baroque is a festival of early music (mostly 17th and 18th century) and will be held from 12 to 20 April 2013 at the Theatre Royal.
Hobart Baroque, a new festival of early music, has been organised by Leo Schofield and Jarrod Carland who are highly regarded in their respective careers as creative director and theatre producer.
As part of Hobart Baroque, locals and visitors alike will be able to experience masterclasses, pre-show talks and post-show question and answer sessions, and tickets to dress rehearsals will be made available to students.
A series of masterclasses conducted by David Hansen, David Gowland, Artistic Director of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Oliver Gooch, Conductor of L'isola disabitata, Royal Opera House; and Dr Erin Helyard, soloist, conductor and Music Director of Hobart Baroque, will be held in partnership with the University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music.
1 - 31 May - Tasmania
The National Trust of Australia (Tasmania) is preparing this year's annual Tasmanian Heritage Festival.
The Tasmanian Heritage Festival is the largest celebration of Tasmanias cultural heritage offers amazing activities and events. Not just a must see for art lovers, the program is diverse and provides fantastic events from walks, tours and open homes, through to fairs, displays, talks and more.
This years program is sure to provide something of interest for everyone.
8 - 12 May - Tasmania
Savour Tasmania is an epicurean festival showcasing the island's finest food and produce, through the skills of leading international and Australian chefs in a host of culinary events across the island. This year will include chefs such as Spain's Michelin star rated Paco Roncero, Hong Kong's 'Dragon Chef' Alvin Leung, French chef Philuppe Nouzillat, New Zealand's Martin Bosley and our own Australian icon's from ABC's the Cook and The Chef, Simon Bryant and Maggie Beer. Event dates are 27th May - 6th June in Hobart, Burnie and Launceston.
14-24 June - Hobart
Dark Mofo - a new winter festival for 2013 The festival is scheduled to take place from 14 to 24 June 2013 and will be centred around a major winter exhibition at MONA, which will run for approximately three months.
The Premier and Minister for the Arts, Lara Giddings, has announced Tasmania will host a new cultural festival, Dark Mofo, which will be held in winter 2013.
“Dark Mofo will be the cornerstone of a three-month calendar of cultural activities being led by MONA in conjunction with the Festival of Voices and other partners” Ms Giddings said.
“Dark Mofo will commence with a large-scale fire and light event at Salamanca, and will include a night market at Princes Wharf 1 with music programmed by Brian Ritchie, a headline musical artist, and partnerships with existing events including the Festival of Voices.”
"Dark MOFO will build on the existing success of MONA FOMA as a powerful cultural tourism driver and will attract visitors to Tasmania during winter," Ms Giddings said.
"I am delighted that David Walsh and MONA have seen an opportunity to build on the success of the summer MONAFOMA by designing a winter cultural event." Ms Giddings said.
The Premier also thanked the Hobart and Glenorchy City Councils for their support of Dark Mofo and the many groups and organisations helping to make Dark Mofo a success, Hobart’s Theatre Royal, Salamanca Arts Centre, Glenorchy Arts and Sculpture Park (GASP!), Conservatorium of Music at the University of Tasmania, CAST, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
"It is exciting to see the organisers of existing and proposed events working together with the promise to create an event that is larger than the sum of its parts."
"This sort of dedication and collaboration within our arts and cultural sector is one of the reasons Tasmania now enjoys a reputation as a burgeoning cultural destination" Ms Giddings said.
5 - 14 July - Hobart
Festival of Voices brings the world of singing to Hobart in the heart of winter. The Festival features around 40 events over five days. Each year we invite the finest international and national choral teachers to lead master classes and workshops and perform in major concerts with choirs and singers from across Australia. Festival highlights include the Festival Bonfire and Big Sing, the Festival Club in Salamanca Place and the Festival Finale Concert in Hobart's Federation Concert Hall. And all within walking distance of Hobart's historic waterfront and CBD.
Festival of Voices is inclusive, non-competitive and affordable. National and local choirs from all over Australia and beyond choose the Festival as a vibrant opportunity to learn new repertoire and skills, to perform and to celebrate. Come with your choir, with friends, or come alone - everyone is welcome. We offer special workshops for teachers of music and the creative arts.