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What's on

Your new summer to-do list.

Taste of Summer

28 Dec - 3 Jan

The Hobart waterfront becomes the setting for festive feasting during Taste of Summer. More than 80 local eateries, breweries, distilleries and wineries will set up shop on Princes Wharf No. 1. If you’re looking for NYE plans, Taste will ring in 2022 with a party featuring live local acts. Put on your dancing shoes.

Taste of Summer will ring in 2022 with a party

Credit: Julia Smith


8 - 9 Jan

We’ve got good news for gin lovers: Gin-uary is back for another year. Come January, Tasmania’s leading distilleries will head to Hobart with their best drop in hand. This is your chance to get a taste of gin brands you’ve yet to try and chat to other aficionados about what brought you together: gin.

Gin being served at Gin-uary in Hobart

Credit: Alastair Bett

The Cygnet Folk Festival

14 - 16 Jan

Huon Valley acts as the scenic backdrop to one of Australia’s most iconic folk music festivals. Celebrating 40 years, The Cygnet Folk Festival always showcases leading talent in the eclectic music genre and 2022 is no different with Lior and Domini and Albi & The Wolves headlining.

Band playing at The Cygnet Folk Festival

Credit: Steven Pearce

Mona Foma

21 - 30 Jan

The Museum of Modern Art’s annual summer music and art festival, Mona Foma, needs no introduction. Innovation and creativity are what it’s all about. Days are filled with live music acts and art, and the evenings are awakened by light installations and warehouse parties.

Amanda Parer's installation, Man, at the First Basin in the Cataract Gorge

Credit: Jesse Hunniford

Festival of King Island

28 - 29 Jan

Against the backdrop of Currie Harbour, Festival Of King Island (FOKI) is a laid-back music festival inspired by the spirit of this rugged island. Make a weekend out of it and nab one of the camping spots.

The Getaway Plan playing at FOKI

Credit: Michael Laskey

To market, to market

Dec - Jan

If you leave festive shopping to the last minute and want to get your loved ones something unique then you’re in luck as market season is in full swing come December. Put together a gift hamper at Willie Smith’s Artisan Produce Market, which showcases growers and local artisans producing honey, baked goods, jam and more. It’s on every Saturday ‘til 15 January. Artisan goods can be picked up at the Hobart Handmade Makers Market on 12 December and everything from fine wine, handmade chocolate and good books can be found at Salamanca Market every Saturday leading up to Christmas.

Crafted items available at Salamanca Market

Credit: Alastair Bett