What’s On: Tasmania in June
The year’s half-over, but the fun is just beginning.
Even while the weather gets colder, Tasmania remains a vibrant, exciting place to be. June has something for everyone, from the gardening enthusiasts to football fanatics – there’s a fascinating array of events throughout the month, and there’s never a dull day.
AFL 2018: Hawthorn v Port Adelaide
Sadly for AFL nuts, no TV could ever truly capture the spirit of being at the game – so leave your couch behind and head to Launceston’s UTAS Stadium for the real thing this Saturday. The 23rd of June also sees Hawthorn take Gold Coast Suns, another chance to brave the cold and experience some serious footy fever.
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TSO: Elgar’s Enigma
The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra is getting ready to tackle Elgar’s Enigma, an enchanting collection of variations on the same theme, inspired by several of Edward Elgar’s friends and family – for anyone looking to enjoy a concert of good music performed by great musicians, TSO’s Enigma is a must-attend.
Lilium Bulb Sale
A must for any Tasmanians with green thumbs – make sure you get in quick to get the best bulbs. This year has everything, from rare species of lilium, to hybrids – including new Tasmanian-grown variations.
Tasmanian Running Festival
Keen to keep up your fitness routine this winter? See how you go by tackling the Launceston 5k or 10k, with kids invited to participate in the 2k. There’s a festival of food and entertainment for runners to reward themselves and for spectators to cheer on their competing loved ones.
Bay of Fires Winter Arts Festival
Celebrate the long weekend with a glimpse into some of Tasmania’s best art at the Bay of Fires Winter Arts Festival. The trail of art stretches all the way from Four Mile Creek through to St Helens and Binalong Bay, so if you’re looking for a hiking trip with a bit of culture on the side to brighten up your long weekend, head over to the festival.
If you’ve never been one to follow the crowd, Offbeat is the evening of entertainment you’ve been looking for. For just one night, St Helens High School will play host to food trucks, performers, and an artisan market that’ll suit anyone looking for something off-track.
MONA is known for their unconventional celebrations of art, and their MOFO series is no exception – Dark MOFO, the winter edition, plays host to an eclectic cocktail of art and music alongside the exploration of winter solstice rituals, making it a treat for anyone looking for a fortnight like no other.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
Australian comedy is some of the best in the world, and the MICF Roadshow is the perfect place to see some of our best comedic voices, a great night out everyone to enjoy. What better way to turn a night out into a bundle of laughs.
Festival of Voices
Fight back the winter chill with songs and shows starring a handful of the best singers from Australia and abroad – there’s a dazzling array of performances and classes, culminating with a stunning Hobart Big Sing Bonfire for all festival goers to enjoy.
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