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 Festival

The month long Devonport Food Festival is one of the most popular events of the year. Linking the community with all things food through a month long program of events and activities held in October each year. The Festival celebrates the wine, cheese, chocolate, fresh food and boutique producers who call the North West of Tasmania home.

To find out more or to request an Expression of Interest Form email Marketing and Promotions

Devonport Jazz is a 4 day music festival held on the last weekend in July, with performances held across venues in Devonport and surrounds. 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 Marketing and Promotions

Devonport Jazz

Christmas Parade

The highlight of Devonport’s Festive Season is the annual Christmas Parade, the parade is well attended and thousands line the parade route to celebrate our community coming together.

Held early in December to mark the beginning of the Festive Season.

Christmas events listings coming soon.

Devonport’s community New Year’s Eve celebration is held each year, designed with families in mind. This event offers a range of free entertainment for kids, live music to suit the whole family, plus food and drink vendors.

The 2021 event will consist of a family friendly food and entertainment event in the Market Square Precinct – New Year’s Eve in Devonport – All Around the World. A fireworks displays – at 9.30pm from Aikenhead Point will be viewable from along the Devonport coastline and East Devonport foreshore. 

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

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event email Marketing and Promotions (PDF, 1MB)

New Years Eve

Diamonds of Devonport

Since 2012 the Devonport community hve celebrated International Women’s Week with the Diamond of Devonport awards night. More recently the celebrations have grown into a week long calendar of events, with community organsiations celebrating with lunches, outings and speaking events. 

Find the 2022 event details and nomination form on the website here


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 Public Event

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

Get in contact! One of our friendly staff will be happy to help.