WHAT’S ON IN LAUNCESTON | WEEK ENDING SUNDAY 11 MARCH 2018

Steamfest Tasmania | Shakespeare in the Vineyard | AFL Hawthorn vs. Carlton + much more!

Launceston – Week Ending Sunday 11 March 2018

Launceston – Week Ending Sunday 11 March  2018

Sunday 11 March

LITTLE ITALY FESTIVAL 2018

March 11 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Charles Street
LAUNCESTON  Tas.  7250

Little Italy Festival celebrates everything Italian!  Join us for fun, food and entertainment on the March long weekend. Held in Charles St Launceston on Sunday 11th March from 11.00am.  Enjoy fine Italian cuisine, free balloons and kid’s activities, live music and see Italian vehicles up close!  Put your iron stomach to the test in the spaghetti eating competition!  Little Italy is a free family friendly event.

SUNDAY LIVE MUSIC IN THE BEER GARDEN

March 11 @ 12:00 pm
Clarendon Arms
11 Russell Street
EVANDALE   Tas.  7212 

Step 1: Come in the big gate off Russell St into our beer garden.
Step 2: Grab a beverage and/or something to eat at our outside bar and food servery.
Step 3: RELAX and enjoy some tunes from some great local artists!
Clarendon Arms Hotel - Evandale, Tasmania

SHAKESPEARE IN THE VINEYARD

March 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Shakespeare in the Vines
4238 Bridport Road
PIPERS BROOK   Tas. 7254
Phone: (03) 6382 7190

Delamere Vineyard is delighted to host the 2018 Shakespeare production by Directions Theatre Company: Romeo and Juliet.  The beautiful Delamere Gardens are the perfect setting for this romantic comedy. For the past 17 years audiences have gathered for this annual “pre-vintage” event, to experience the sidesplitting hilarity, astounding poetry, music and staggering theatrical intensity of Directions Theatre Company’s productions, whilst indulging in some of Tasmania’s finest wine.  Audiences are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy Delamere’s beautiful wines on offer on the day. (No BYO alcohol please). Children are welcome.  Adults $20.00 | Concession $15.00 | Family $65.00 (2 Ad + 2 Ch) | Group (10+) $20.00

Shakespeare in the Vineyard - Delamere Wines, Tasmania

AUSTRALIAN FEMALE DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP

March 11 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Launceston Pacing Club and Go Racing Tasmania
Mowbray Racecourse
Cnr Vermont Rd & Remount Rd, Mowbray, Tasmania 7248

Wrap up International Women’s week with a night out at the Inagural Australian Female Drivers’ Championships.  Kick back on the lawns for a relaxing Sunday session featuring live racing action, kids’ and musical entertainment plus a selection of local food vendors. Entry is FREE.

Or, secure yourself a ticket to the official Team Teal fundraising dinner and enjoy a gourmet meal while raising funds for Women’s Cancer Foundation and celebrating Australia’s top reinswomen.

Official Team Teal Fundraising Dinner – 5:30 pm.
Featuring special guests and live entertainment – hosted by Blair Brownless

Tickets $50 per head for a 2-course gourmet buffet including a $10 donation to Ovarian Cancer Research.  TICKETS11 March 2018 - Launceston Racecourse Australian Driver's C

Monday 12 March

WEST TAMAR LIONS CLUB EXETER MARKET

March 12 @ 9:00 am1:30 pm
Exeter Showgrounds, Cnr. Frankford Hwy, Winkleigh Rd and West Tamar Hwy.
Exeter, Tasmania Australia
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Exeter Showground - Exeter, Tas.

Exeter Showgrounds, Exeter, Tas.

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Monday 05 March

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH JELENA DOKIC

by Clifford Craig Foundation

Join us for lunch with fomer international tennis star, Jelena Dokic.

Hear about Jelena’s incredible story of tragedy and triumph on and off the court. A national champion of Australia in all age groups. Jelena rose to World No. 4 in 2002 at the age of 19, making history along her journey.

Jelena will be signing copies of her newly released bookUnbreakable – a story of Jelena’s survival as a refugee (not once, but twice), on the tennis court and, most importantly, against her father, Damir Dokic, the tennis Dad from hell. 

Jelena Dokic - Country Club Tasmania
Image Credit: Women in Tasmania

Tuesday 06 March

F1 IN SCHOOLS NATIONAL FINAL

March 06 @ 9:00 am – March 07 @ 5:00 pm
Launceston Convention Centre
50 Glen Dhu Street
SOUTH LAUNCESTON  Tas.  7249

Re-Engineering Australia Foundation (REA) will be hosting the National Final of the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge at the Launceston Convention Centre.

200 Students and teachers from all corners of Australia will come together to compete for the opportunity to become Australian F1 in Schools National Champions and to vie for the opportunity to represent Australia at the next F1 in Schools™ World Finals in Singapore in September.  View Map – visitors welcome.F1 National Series - Launceston, Tasmania

QVMAG FRIENDS EXCLUSIVE:  BEHIND THE SCENES

Tuesday, 06 March 2018 | 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM

QVMAG - Behind the ScenesPLEASE NOTE ALL SESSIONS ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED.  SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. 

From fish, birds, reptiles and mammals, to minerals and fossils: this event exclusive to children and grandchildren of QVMAG Friends will be a journey through the wonderful world of QVMAG’s Natural Sciences.  Children will learn how museum staff collect, preserve, store and catalogue the collection with Curator David Maynard.  Please note this event is for children aged between 5-12 accompanied by a parent or guardian. A maximum of five children and two adults per session.

  • Tuesday, 06 March 2018 | 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 07 March 2018 | 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM
  • Tuesday, 20 March 2018 | 04:00 PM – 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday, 21 March 2018 | 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Wednesday 07 March

2018 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY BREAKFAST

March 7 @ 7:00 am8:30 am
Grand Chancellor, Cameron St.
Launceston, Tas. 7250 Australia
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$45
2018 International Women's Day Breakfast The Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise International Women's Day Breakfast is now into its 5th year. International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year's campaign theme is 'Press for Progress', a call to action motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

Grand Chancellor Hotel – Launceston, Tasmania

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GORGEOUS WALK & TALK

Wednesday, 07 March 2018 | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Cataract Gorge

The latest instalment of City of Launceston’s Gorgeous Walks and Talks is on. This time, we’ll share and discover facts about the Tamar Estuary and Northern Tasmanian waterways.  Alison HUgo from NRM North will lead the event that starts with registration at 9.30am at the Basin Cottage.  RSVP essential to basin.cottage@launceston.tas.gov.au or ph. (03) 6333 0715.  Cost $4 per person.

AUSTRALIAN FEMALE JOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP

March 7 @ 5:30 pm11:00 pm
Luxbet Racing Centre, Jellico St.
Mowbray Heights, Tas. 7250 Australia
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Australian Lady Jockey Championships

Mowbray Racecourse, Launceston, Tasmania

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Friday 09 March

A FESTIVAL CALLED PANAMA

Friday, 09 March 2018 | 12:00 PM
Lone Star Valley
570 Lone Star Road
GOLCONDA  Tas. 7254  View Map

A music festival celebrating emerging and established Australian artists in Lone Star Valley, which aims to be environmentally and socially sustainable.   Cabarets, storytelling and DJ sets will keep patrons well entertained.

A Festival Called Panama - TasmaniaBRIAN FRASER – A FINGER PICKIN’ BLUES SHOW

March 09 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Rosevears Hotel
215 Rosevears Drive
ROSEVEARS  Tas.  7277

Rosevears Hotel welcome multi-award winning blues artist Brian Fraser for an entertaining night. Geelong’s Brian Fraser is one of Australia’s finest and most well-known acoustic blues performers.

Brian Fraser - Rosevears Hotel

Saturday 10 March

HARVEST MARKET

March 03 @ 8:30 am – 12:30pm
Cimitiere St. Car Park
LAUNCESTON  TAS.  7250

Harvest Market - Launceston, Tasmania
Image Credit: Scott Gelston – The Examiner Newspaper

STEAMFEST TASMANIA

March 10 – March 12 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sheffield Steam & Heritage Centre
14 Spring Street
SHEFFIELD  Tas.  7306 

SteamFest is Tasmania’s premier country event and the largest working demonstration of steam machines in the state.

Steamfest Tasmania 2018

A DAY ON THE GREEN

March 10 @ 12:00 pm
Josef Chromy Wines
370 Relbia Road
RELBIA  Tas.  7258

The Living End + Spiderbait + Veruca Salt + The Lemonheads + Tumbleweed + The Fauves | TICKETS & INFO.

A Day on the Green - Josef Chromy Wines, Relbia

BRIDPORT BAY INN LAUNCH PARTY

March 10 @ 7:00 pm – 12:00 am

Bridport Bay Inn
105 Main Street
BRIDPORT  Tas.  7262

Come celebrate with Ray & Sarah for taking over Bridport Bay Inn! We have Jamie Davis coming to provide us with live music! Drink specials start from 7pm. Mega Prize Give Away and more!!!!!
Bridport Bay Inn - Launch Party

JLT COMMUNITY SERIES 2018 – HAWTHORN VS. CARLTON

March 10 @ 7:05pm
University of Tasmania Stadium

Hawthorn will face Carlton in the JLT Community Series pre-season fixture at the University of Tasmania Stadium.

Carlton vs. Hawthorn - UTAS Stadium - York Park, Inveresk Tas.

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