Staged in Launceston’s historic and picturesque City Park the ambience of the outdoor event is unique. City Park, only a few minutes walk from Launceston’s CBD, is a historically and culturally significant outdoor location on the fringe of Launceston Tasmania. Under historic elm trees, family and friends can relax in the wide open space of Launceston’s City Park.
Please visit stallholders page to view our site map
A hat, sunscreen, warm jacket for cooler evenings, legal ID for those over 18 who wish to purchase alcohol, a picnic blanket or your own umbrella/rain coat in case of wet weather, cash and credit card – many stallholders have credit card facilities. You may bring prams, wheelchairs and walking frames.
While we provide a considerable amount of seating for patrons throughout the weekend we cannot provide a seat for everyone. Patrons are encouraged to bring along their own low line fold up chairs or a picnic blanket as there are plenty of grassed areas in the park to sit back, relax and take in the wonderful sights and sounds on offer.
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Guides Tasmania Booth will act as a central point for lost children. Refer to the Festivale map for location. If your child gets lost, please report to one of our friendly volunteers at the Weeding Hire Festivale Information Booth and they will be able to assist in locating your child.
Festivale aims to protect all patrons, stallholders and employees from exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS). Launceston City Park will become smoke free for the duration of the event. If you do wish to smoke, you will be required to exit City Park to do so. There is no designated smoking area.
St John’s Ambulance will provide a first aid station at Festivale. Refer to Festivale map for location.
Check the weather forecast at Launceston Weather Forecast.
There are no ATM Facilities on site at Festivale. You can find ATMs in the CBD in George and Brisbane Streets and at the KMART complex in Racecourse Crescent.
In the event of a park evacuation, please make your way as instructed to an exit point where wardens will direct you to the emergency assembly point.
Visit Festivale Information booth for lost and found property enquiries. All lost property not claimed at Festivale will be delivered to the Launceston headquarters of Tasmania Police.
Launceston Festivale Committee Inc is committed to making Festivale accessible to all visitors. While it is our policy to be all inclusive there may be some areas of City Park which may not be fully accessible.
Available inside the Tamar Street entrance on Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday from 11am. Cyclists need to provide their own means of fastening bikes to the racks. Tamar Bicycle Users Group members will man the area but please note that bikes are left at the owner’s risk.
If you are traveling from interstate, you can fly into Launceston from Melbourne via an approximate 50 minute flight. If travelling from Sydney, only an hour and 20 minutes on board will get you here or alternatively, board the Spirit of Tasmania from Melbourne to Devonport. Travel can be booked through:
Many of Launceston’s hotels are within walking distance of Launceston’s City Park however if you do intend to drive to or from Festivale or require public transport there are a number of options for you to choose from.
There are several car parks located near Festivale (see location map).
Disabled parking is available in Tamar Street near the Tamar Street entrance to City Park. Parking bays will be designated as disabled parking. All tickets must be purchased on line.
Taxis are available from the ranks located opposite the Tamar Street Exit in Cameron Street and a new rank has been set up in Lawrence Street.
Taxi Combined Services, Phone 13 2227
Ability Transport Services, Freecall 1800 452 429
Accommodation sells out quickly for Festivale weekend and we recommend you book well in advance. Hotels located near Launceston City Park include: