Festivals & Celebrations

Outdoor musical events happen regularly through the warmer months – with venues as diverse as the Cataract Gorge First Basin and vineyards showcasing national and international acts. For electronic music fans, Sunday afternoons monthly come alive at Our House, where the hip young crew dance the afternoon away to guest DJs from here and overseas.

The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival kicks off in November; regarded by locals and visitors as an intimate, thought-provoking and fun boutique festival bringing the world's best features and documentaries to Tasmania and inspiring audiences to see their world differently - it's truly a 'breath of fresh air'.

In early Spring Junction Arts Festival turns the hidden spaces of Launceston into an artistic playground – 5 days of participatory performance and installation designed to engage and provoke. Statewide festivals such as the Ten Days on the Island promote a number of events in the City, while MOFO, run by the infamous MONA (Museum of Old and New Art), has exhibited here as part of a wider program.