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.
The signature event of the festival is the Spring Fling. Fun for all the family, the Spring Fling feature old-school races, home-cooking competition, local producers, food and beverage vendors, and live music.
To find out more or to request an Expression of Interest Form email Devonport Events.
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, Katie Noonan, 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.
In 2023, Devonport Jazz will be held from Thursday 27 – Sunday 30 July.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for this integral community event. Please email Devonport Events.
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, which also includes Carols By Candlelight, Christmas in the East and a huge community Christmas tree decorated with panels painted by local children.
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.
This event has been running, in various formats since 2012 and attracts on average 8,000 people each year.
To find out more about sponsorship opportunities available for this event, email Devonport Events.
New Years Eve
Diamonds of Devonport
Since 2012 the Devonport community hve celebrated International Women’s Week with the Diamonds 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.
2023 event information will be available soon.
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.