Council Events and Festivals


Devonport Council coordinates a program of events every year that aims to, promote community connection and participation, build a vibrant culture and stimulate economic activity within Devonport. Our signature events include:

Devonport Food & Wine Festival

In 2017 the festival will be moved to it's new home on the calendar, October.  The month long Devonport Food & Wine Festival is one of the most popular events of the year. Linking the community with all things food and wine through a month long program of events and activities, the Festival celebrates the wine, cheese, chocolate, fresh food and boutique producers who call the North West of Tasmania home.

Looking to hold a DFWF event? Fill out the Expression of Interest form(PDF, 1MB)

Devonport Jazz

Devonport Jazz is a 4 day music Festival held on the last weekend in July, with over 40 performances held across 22 venues. Devonport Jazz is highly acclaimed in the international Jazz scene, and has attracted artists including Kate Cebrano, James Morrsion, Don Burrows, Graeme Bell, Vince Jones, Janet Seidel, Graeme Lyall, Bob Barnard, Jamie Oehlers, Dan Barnett and Ben Jones.

The Festival has been running since 2002 and attracts over 4000 patrons annually. The Festival promotes live performance and encourages patronage of local venues and businesses through association with Devonport Jazz.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this integral community event. Please email us.

Christmas Parade

The highlight of Devonport's Festive Season is the annual Christmas Parade, the parade is well attended and entices thousands into Devonport's CBD.

The 2017 Christmas Parade will be held in Devonport CBD on Friday 8 December from 6pm.

SKYFIRE New Years Eve

Devonport’s community New Year’s Eve celebration is held each year long the Mersey Foreshore at Roundhouse Park. Designed with families in mind, the Festival offers a range of free entertainment for kids, live music to suit the whole family, plus food and drink vendors.

Two fireworks displays - at 9.30pm and again at midnight - are the highlight of the event, wowing young and old with fabulous pyrotechnics.

The Festival has been running since 2012 and attracts on average 8,000 people each year.  

Tidal Festival

A bi-annual arts and cultural celebration,Tidal Festival, takes over popular locations from the Mersey Bluff to Devonport CBD every second January.

Tidal Festival is scheduled to return in 2018. 

Festival of Learning

Join us in September as we celebrate the month-long 'Festival of Learning' in Devonport.

There's over 35 events to choose from - why not come along and learn something new!


To discuss partnering your business with one or more of our signature events, please contact our Marketing and Events team by calling 03 6424 0511 or emailing us.

Planning Your Own Public Event

Find out what you need to know if you're planning your own public event here.