WHAT’S ON IN LAUNCESTON WEEK ENDING SUNDAY 28 JANUARY 2018

Australia Day Celebrations | Music in the Park | Fireworks | Regatta + much more!

Launceston – Week Ending 28 January 2018

Launceston – Week Ending 28 January 2018

Wednesday 24 January

LAUNCESTON DEADLY 60 DOWN UNDER

January 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Princess Theatre Launceston
57 Brisbane Street
Launceston  Tas.  7250
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LAUNCESTON!  After two sell-out Australian tours, Steve Backshall, the star of the hit TV show Deadly 60 is returning to Australia with his brand new stage show, DEADLY 60 DOWN UNDER!

However this time there is big difference … this summer Steve will appear live on stage with some of Australia’s deadliest animals!

Join Steve as he shares the wildest Deadly footage from his times in Australia … being lowered from a helicopter to dangle into a crocodile’s nest, or hand catching the world’s most venomous octopus just off Sydney Harbour. Plus there will be loads of audience participation and lots of on stage fun!

Don’t miss Steve Backshall and some of Australia’s deadliest wildlife on stage this summer!

Thursday 25 January

CHILLI SKYFIRE

January 25 @ 5:00 pm

Royal Park
Park Street, Launceston

FREE EVENT  – Celebrate our birthday at Royal Park Australia Day Eve. Watch the Launceston Sky light up with a beautiful fireworks display after 9pm!  Featuring live entertainment on the Motors live performance stage. Great local food and plenty of rides and entertainment including zorb balls, laser tag and rides for the kids and so much more!   This is an alcohol and smoke free event.

JAPANESE WHISKY TASTING EVENT

January 25 @ 6:30 pm10:30 pm
Brisbane Street Bistro, Brisbane Street
Launceston, Tas. 7250 Australia + Google Map
$95

Japanese Whisky Tasting Evening - Brisbane Street Bistro - 25 January, 2018

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Friday 26 January

AUSTRALIA DAY CAR BOOT SALE

January 26 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Hadspen Riverbank
Main St., Hadspen

Enjoy your Australia Day morning on the Hadspen Riverbank (end of Main St) with egg and bacon roll for breakfast (from 8:30) shop for a bargain with our stall holders and grab lunch from our BBQ. You could even bring the family and the dog and have a dip in the South Esk.

8 am start (sellers in between 7 and 8 please, no need to book)
No general admission fees – sellers $10 per car space
No traffic movements between 8 and 12:30 and no food sellers without prior permission (please pm us)

GEORGE TOWN CELEBRATES AUSTRALIA DAY

January 26 @ 8:30 am
YGeorge Town Memorial Hall
75 Macquarie St., George Town

FREE EVENT – Commencing at 8.30am, the George Town Australia Day celebrations will commence with the Civic Reception and Community Breakfast.   We invite the community to join with us as celebrate our great Nation, and give recognition to members of the community through the Australia Day Awards Presentations.

Awards will be presented to
•Citizen of the Year
•Young Citizen of the Year, and
•Event of the Year.

Special guest will be George Town’s Australia Day Ambassador Jo Palmer.  This free community event will have something for everyone – join in the opening ceremony, compete in your age category for the opportunity of winning a medal for your nominated country you will be representing, or sit back and enjoy the music in Regent Square. Cash prizes, vouchers and movie tickets will also be up for grabs on the day – be a part of this great event.

Registration Forms for the Mini Olympics, can be completed on Council’s website – https://georgetown.tas.gov.au/events or you may register on the day.

Australia Day - George Town, Tasmania

BRIDPORT SPLASH

January 26 @ 10:00 am
Gofton’s Beach
Bridport  Tas.  7262

FREE EVENT  – The Bridport SLSC have a great program planned for the day with the traditional games, activities and competitions, as well as some of the new events introduced last year.

“Regular events like the jelly drop, sand castle competition, late for school race, the great boat race and more will be held as well as the newer events such as the 100 metre gift sprint, beach flags and the Bridport surf rowing teams.

“The regular stalls of Fish Care, Parks & Wildlife and the Bridport Fire Brigade will be present on the day, as well as a wide variety of food stalls, music and more,” Mr Arnold said.
Bridport Splash - Australia Day

WEST TAMAR LIONS CLUB AUSTRALIA DAY

January 26 @ 10:00 am
Greens Beach, Tasmania

FREE EVENT – Lions Club of West Tamar are providing a totally free Australia Day Sausage Sizzle and fun day at Greens Beach.  Beach activities include foot races, kid’s treasure hunt, sand sculpturing etc.  Bring your shade tent, chair and SUNSCREEN.

AUSTRALIA DAY OUTSIDE PARTY

January 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mowbray Hotel
254 Invermay Rd.
Mowbray Heights  Tas.  7248

We are holding our annual Australia Day in the car park. LIVE MUSIC from 11am, games (Dunny roll throwing, Handball Comp. & Ziggy’s Wheel) lucky door prizes, and great drink specials all day. This event is family friendly (kids are welcome) a fun filled day for all. Hope to see you Australia day!!
Australia Day Outside Party - Mowbray Hotel, Launceston

CITY OF LAUNCESTON 2018 AUSTRALIA DAY CEREMONY

January 26 @ 10:10 am
Albert Hall, Tamar St., Launceston

FREE EVENT – The City of Launceston will hold a citizenship ceremony and presentation of the 2018 Australia Day Awards the Albert Hall in Cimitiere Street at 10.00am on Australia Day.

Tasmania’s most awarded architect, Mr Robert Morris-Nunn AM is the 2018 Australia Day Ambassador for Launceston and will deliver a personal message about what Australia Day means to him.

AUSTRALIA DAY PARTY

January 26 @ 11:00 am
Riverside Hotel Motel
407 West Tamar Hwy, Launceston, Tasmania 7250

Live music by Acoustix , games and prizes to be won, XXXX summer stubbie $5, Great northern pints $6. Free BBQ and snacks provided throughout the day.

AUSTRALIA DAY BBQ PRIZES & GIVEAWAYS

Friday at 12:00pm – 3:00 pm
Rosevears Hotel
215 Rosevears Drive, Rosevears
Get the long weekend started on the right note
Join us for the annual Gourmet BBQ
Chance to get your hands on some great prizes & giveaways
$30 per head
Australia Day BBQ - Rosevears Hotel

FRIDAY EVENING AT SHARMANS

January 26 @ 4:00 pm8:00 pm
Sharmans Wines, 175 Glenwood Rd., Relbia
Launceston, Tas. 7258 Australia
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Friday Evenings at Sharmans

Glenwood Road, Relbia

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AUSTRALIA DAY DEGUSTATION

January 26 @ 7:00 pm11:30 pm
Brisbane Street Bistro, Brisbane Street
Launceston, Tas. 7250 Australia
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$140
Australia Day Degustation - Brisbane Street Bistro

Brisbane Street Bistro

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AUSTRALIA DAY LIVE MUSIC – GYPSY ROSE

January 26 @ 6:00 pm
Shearwater Resort Tavern
17-23 Shearwater Bvd, Shearwater, Tas

Book in for dinner and enjoy the evening with some awesome tunes and cool beverages or simply come and enjoy the evening with some live music!  Phone 6428 6205
Australia Day - Shearwater - Gypsy Rose

Saturday 27 January

WHEELS, WINE & DINE

January 27 @ 10:00 am
Georges Bay Esplanade
St Helens  Tas.

‘Wheels, Wine & Dine’ will feature cars, bikes, and custom boats by the bay, with live Rockabilly bands, huge outdoor dance floor, fine foods, and is a licensed event. There is also kid’s entertainment.  The ‘St Helens Regatta Rocks On’ incorporates water based sports, carnival show rides, wood chopping,and ‘Wheels, Wine & Dine’: plenty of fun for the whole family!  So get your cars, bikes, and custom boats ready for January’s event – it should be a cracker!

Wheels, Wine & Dine - St Helens

ST HELENS REGATTA ROCKS ON 

January 27 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
St Helens Foreshore
St Helens  Tasmania 

St Helens Regatta Rocks On, it is still the Regatta we all know and love but with a healthy dash of Rockabilly flavour.  The super-sized event will feature all the usual Regatta activities from show rides and fireworks to water activities and wood chopping, but will also include the car, bike and boat show “Wheels, Wine & Dine” complete with fine food and beverages, and Rockabilly bands and dancers.

Bands include Sydney Band No Brakes, and local Tassie talents The Brown Cords, and Kitty & The Riffs. The evening will culminate in a Fireworks display sponsored by Chilli FM and Xtreme Rides.

St Helens Rock on Regatta - St Helens

CELLAR DOOR OPENING

January 27 @ 10:00 am4:30 pm
Clover Hill Wines, 60 Clover Hill Road
Lebrina, Tasmania 7254 Australia
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Clover Hill Wines - Lebrina, Tasmania

Clover Hill Wines – 60 Clover Hill Road, Lebrina Tas.

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CHILL OUT AT JOSEF CHROMY WINES

January 27 @ 6:00 pm10:00 pm
Josef Chromy Wines, Relbia Rd., Relbia
Launceston, Tas. Australia
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$95
Chill Out at Josef Chromy Wines

Chill Out at Josef Chromy Wines Josef Chromy Wines Chill Out to live local music SUMNER, supported by TIM GAMBLES, playing to the last of the summer sunlight. A combination of roaming snacks followed by a seated set menu. Roaming canapes from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, plus an oyster and ceviche station on the deck.. Followed by a seated set menu dinner served in the restaurant. Drinks at the bar from 6pm.   Book online or contact the restaurant for…

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 Sunday 28 January

BEAUTY POINT MARKET

January 28 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Inspection Head Wharf
Beauty Point  Tas.

“The L’Austral cruise ship will be sailing into Beauty Point, on 28 Jan 2018. It is the first cruise arrival in the area in five years!   Come join in the celebrations and welcome her and her passengers to the area!”
Beauty Point Market

MUSIC IN THE PARK

January 28 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
City Park, Launceston

Music in the Park Series – week 4 – a free event with free bouncing for the kids in the House of Bounce jumping castle.  Bring a picnic and  enjoy the music with family & friends.

Music in the Park Series - Launceston City Park - 07 January 2018
Image Credit: Examiner Newspaper

BRAD GILLIES BLUES

January 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Goaty Hill Wines
530 Auburn Road
Kayena   Tas.

Brad Gillies Blues plays a southern swampy slide blues guitar, accompanied by a vast vocal range & a solid stomp section. Quality entertainment with an afternoon of fine foods & wines at the pristine Goaty Hill wines.

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