It doesn’t matter if you’re visiting Devonport for business or pleasure, why not see what’s going on in the area? Throughout the year Devonport hosts a range of special events and festivals guaranteed to entertain everyone. From horse racing, agricultural shows to music festivals, there is always something to see and do in the Apple Isle.
Below are some useful dates for entertainment and business events to help you plan your Tasmania vacation.
Devonport Cup Carnival
The Devonport Cup can trace its history back to 1902 and its race winners back to 1918, with a short break for World War II. It is counted as one of the three major cups in Tasmania alongside the Hobart and Launceston Cups.
While Cup day gives many a chance to dress up in their finest, the relaxed country atmosphere at Devonport, gives people from all walks of life the chance to enjoy racing at its best whether it be with a beer or champagne in their hand.
The Devonport Triathlon is one of Australia's oldest, with the first event held in 1985. Featuring an honour roll of legends like Emma Carney, Brad Beven, Loretta Harrop, and Craig Walton as well as amazing current champions, this event is not one to miss.
Whether you're a seasoned veteran of triathlons, newcomer wanting to try a challenge, want your child to enter the 'trikids' maraton the 'world class' Devonport Triathlon has an option for you.
Agfest is a multi-award winning agricultural field day, since it's small beginnings in 1983 it has grown to become Tasmania's largest single events and attracts up to 70,000 visitors. It features agricultural and industrial demonstrations, working sheep dog trials, helicopter rides and chainsaw carving.
There's something for everyone from the Heritage Display, the Craft Pavilion which offers some of the best handmade craft Tasmania has to offer, the Unique Tastes Pavillion where you can enjoy great Tasmanian produce as well as seeing whats new on the machinery market.
Devonport Jazz Festival
Featuring artists from interstate as well as Tasmania's leading jazz musicians, Devonport Jazz is a celebration of all jazz genres - both old and new.
Devonport Jazz breaks the mould by incorporating elements of education, food, visual art, dance and film into the traditional jazz festival program.
Take in a concert at the Devonport Entertainment & Convention Centre, or a show over breakfast, lunch or dinner at a range of cosy venues.
Devonport Jazz is an initiative of the Devonport City Council, under the management of the Devonport Events Unit and Musical Director, Viktor Zappner.
Devonport Food and Wine Festival
The Devonport Food and Wine Festival aims to celebrate the diversity of fantastic produce that is available on the North West Coast. Featuring food and wine from local eateries and wineries as well as entertainment for the whole family, the festival is the perfect day out for all ages.
Children can enjoy a dedicated kids area with a jumping castle, face painting, circus acts as well as games and activities, while adults can head to the main stage to listen to local, intrastate and interstate performers.
The Devonport Agricultural and Pastoral Spring Show is a great weekend out for the whole family, held in the coastal city of Devonport in late November each year.
The Devonport Spring Show has something for every age group: sideshow alleys, crafts, farming displays, fashion parades, live entertainment, animal displays and judging and much more.
After the Show Devonport is the perfect place to make your base in Tasmania's North-West where you'll discover some of Tasmania's best national parks, food and wine experiences and history and heritage.
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Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
Over the past 66 years, the Rolex Sydney Hobart has become an icon of Australias summer sport, ranking in public interest with such national events as the Melbourne Cup horse race, the Davis Cup tennis and the cricket tests between Australia and England. No regular annual yachting event in the world attracts such huge media coverage than does the start on Sydney Harbour.
Over the years, the Rolex Sydney Hobart and Cruising Yacht Club of Australia have had marked influence on international ocean yacht racing. The club has influenced the world in race communications and sea safety, maintaining the highest standards for yacht race entry. The clubs members have also fared well in major ocean racing events overseas, with victories in the Admirals Cup, Kenwood Cup, One Ton Cup, the Fastnet Race and the BOC Challenge solo race around the word, not to mention the Americas Cup.
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