Events this February 2018 in Launceston
Published on 31 Jan 2018
February in Launceston kicks off with the famous Festivale in the heart of the city, a food and drink mecca for locals and tourists alike! Highlighting some of the best produce, wine, gin, whisky, cider and beer made on the island, along with a lineup of entertainment for all the family to enjoy. Launceston will also play host to the infamous comedian Jimmy Carr, tennis matches spanning across 9 days, the Launceston Cup Carnival and live music at the The Royal Oak Hotel, an eclectic mix for everyone to enjoy across the month.
FestivaleFri 2nd Februray 2018 to Sun 4th Februray 2018
City Park, Launceston, Tasmania
Festivale is the largest annual festival in Northern Tasmania that showcases the unique and wonderful produce, cool climate wines, spirits, beers and ciders grown and produced on the island. Running for more than 30 years, Festivale 2018 welcomes back many previous stallholders as well as introducing a few new highlights, some of which are offering share platters – making the communal eating and drinking all the more enticing.
There will be live comedy in the evenings by Fresh Comedy (8 performers in total) on the KPMG stage, starting at 8:15pm. Check out the link below to see the full line up of acts. There will also be street performers, children’s activities, food and beverage masterclasses, cooking demonstrations and a ripper of a musical lineup, including the headline acts: Friday night Clare Bowditch; Saturday night The Choir Boys and Sunday Renee Geyer followed by Deborah Conway accompanied by Willy Zygier.
Download the festival program and book tickets at the festivale website.
SmartFibre Launceston InternationalSat 3rd Februrary to Sunday 11th Februrary 2018
57 Racecourse Crescent, Launceton 7250
This is the premier tennis event for Northern Tasmania and not to be missed! As part of the Australian Pro Tour the Smartfibre Launceston International attracts over 100 players from across Australia and abroad, many of which have just played at the Australian Open. It would not be an Australian summer if it did not involve sport for all the family.
For more information visit the Australian Tennis Website
The Nah, Slag Queens and The Native CatsFri 9th Februray 2018 - 8:30pm
Royal Oak Hotel - Cnr Brisbane St & Tamar St, Launceston, Tasmania
The Nah, Slag Queens and The Native Cats are back and ready to share their original music with Launceston audience once again. These clever musos hail from across Tasmania and Wollongong, NSW and will present a one show only night of entertainment, just a short walk away from Adina Place Motel. The Royal Oak Hotel – ‘A Hotel of Uncommon Character’ is renowned for hosting regular live music, counter meals and dining options, and has on offer several locally produced beers, ciders and wines to quench ones thirst. A real ‘Aussie’ pub.
For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1770430599932322/
Jimmy Carr - The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits World TourWed 21st Februray 2018 -8:00pm
Princess Theatre, Brisbane Street, Launceston
Jimmy Carr represents British comedy in its finest form, hilarious and sharp as a tack, this is an amazing opportunity for Launceston! Bringing together some of his well known material mixed with brand new jokes, Jimmy will leave you laughing and possibly cringing as his style does not tend to shy away from anything ‘politically correct’. His ability to interact with hecklers in the audience is part of his spontaneous appeal as a performer, so don’t forget to bring along your own sharp wordsmith wit. Carr has performed in across 9 sell out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over 2 million people across four continents.
More information available at the The Theatre North website
The 2018 Sky Racing Launceston Cup DayWed 28th Februray 2018
Jellico Street, Mowbray, Tasmania
As part of the 2018 Launceston Cup Carnival, the official cup day is sure impress! Presented by Go Racing Tasmania and affiliates, this is a day out of entertainment with horse racing, live music by the Doctors Rocksters, outdoor food and beverage vans, various dining options, picnics welcome and the Examiner Fashion on the Field taking place at 1pm for men and women, with great prizes to be won. Time for a day at the races?
For more information visit: Go Racing Tasmania's website