Festivale is Tasmania’s premium summer event, a three day celebration designed to showcase Tasmanian food, beverages and entertainment. Staged in Launceston’s iconic City Park, the ambiance of this outdoor event is unique.
Held annually, Festivale attracts around 28,000 patrons and takes place on the first weekend of February. Originally established in 1988 as a multi-cultural street party, it has evolved into an iconic Tasmanian event, drawing people together to celebrate what Tasmania has to offer the world.
Festivale’s ability to present the best Tasmanian produce, cool climate wines, beers and entertainment in a historically and culturally significant outdoor location on the fringe of the city rates it as one of the best food and wine festivals in Australia. Under historic elm trees, family and friends can relax in the wide open space of City Park.
Listen and watch local artists plus headline acts live on stage including: Motor Ace and Eskimo Joe (Friday), Jack Jones and Vanessa Amorosi (Saturday) and Russell Morris and the Whitlams (Sunday). Sample, learn and taste at masterclasses which are held over the weekend. Watch Celebrity Guest Chef Karen Martini + amazing Tasmanian chefs in action as they cook in the park and don’t miss out on the famed Festivale Lunch where Karen Martini will be cooking and has created a menu just for us.
Festivale provides an opportunity to ‘taste’ and experience the best of what Tasmania has to offer.
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