Special Events

Check our Regular Events Page for details of regular events (dances, clubs and sessions) across the state.

Also, check our Special Dances page.

Special Events

We don’t post most individual events to this page (as it’s too much work for our volunteer admins).  Instead, they’re on the events list on our Facebook page, shown in the panel to the right of this message, as long as your browser doesn’t block it.  Feel free to “like” our Facebook page (Folk Federation of Tasmania) whilst you’re there.    We also have a Facebook group, Dance Folk Tasmania, for news about folk dances.

See our Venues page for information about some venues around the state.

Major Annual Festivals

Cygnet Folk Festival – second weekend of January each year. Full program details online shortly before festival.  See the web site for details of various Tasmanian and other performers.

Tamar Valley Folk Festival, Georgetown, third weekend of January each year. See the web site for details.

Tasmanian Highlands Gathering, Feb each year.

Rosebery Festival – 3rd or 4th weekend in Feb every year.

Australian Wooden Boat Festival – Hobart, February every second year.

St Patrick’s Day festival – Westbury – weekend near St Patrick’s Day, March.

Ten Days on the Island – Tasmanian international arts festival in March every second year, which often includes folk acts

Nayri Niara – Good Spirit Festival – Hosting an amazing array of musicians, dancers, healers and teachers from across the globe to explore and connect indigenous, earth-based wisdoms and emergent sustainable practices.  April, not every year.  Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia

Huon Valley Mid-winter Fest – July – wassailing, Morris and maypole dancing, and other folk acts

Mount Roland Folk Festival – October/November, info@mountrolandfolkfest.org

Derwent Regency Festival – last weekend in November

Evandale Verandah Music Festival – November

HOBOFOPO – November

This page and the linked pages are maintained as a free community service by the Folk Federation of Tasmania who accept no responsibility for the accuracy or otherwise of information supplied to us for listing.  If you find that anything has changed or you know of another event which might be worth listing and the organiser wants publicised, please let us know at events@folktas.org.