Festivale in Launceston, Tasmania

Launceston’s annual three-day celebration of the Tasmanian lifestyle is held in February every year.

Historic City Park in Launceston is the venue for Festivale. Festivale features Tasmania’s gourmet food and cool-climate wines. Local and interstate artists add to a fun atmosphere which is enjoyed by the whole family.

Approximately 70 food and wine exhibitors offer tastings through the weekend. There is an opportunity to meet local producers and to watch chefs prepare dishes from locally-sourced ingredients.

Entertainment at Festivale
Entertainment at Festivale, Launceston, Tasmania.
© Tourism Tasmania and Owen Hughes

Attendance at Festivale in Launceston is usually around 30,000 to 35,000 over the three days. At the 2007 event 32,000 people passed through the gates. The numbers were slightly down on expectations because of light rain.

Festivale in City Park
Festivale in the Launceston City Park
© Tourism Tasmania and Owen Hughes