What’s Happening in Hobart this January

Whats Happening January 2016-Hobart

Hold on tight, Hobart, and get ready for a rockin’ January!


Farm Gate Market

Date: Every Sunday
Location: Bathurst St, from Murray to Elizabeth St, Hobart

Farmers are the pride of Australia, and there’s really nothing better for all you aspiring cooks out there than a good old-fashioned farmer’s market. Head on over to the Farm Gate Market every Sunday this January to stock up on the freshest local produce. The Markets are truly a story of grassroots gone wild, growing from just 12 stalls five years ago to the Sunday staple it is today. And, as the name suggests, the fruits, vegetables, artisan and heirloom foods come straight out the farm gate to Bathurst Street. Masterchefs, get to it! Find out more »



Date: 13-18 January
Location: MONA

MONA FOMA MOFO. Say that ten times fast. If names like The Flaming Lips, Kate Miller-Heidke or Gilbert & George mean anything to you, you’re in for a massive treat this January at one of the biggest rock and roll and art festivals this year. MOFO is MONA’s Festival of Music and Art, and it’s curated by none other than Australian rock legend Brian Ritchie, of Violent Femmes fame. Get on over to MONA for six days of music mayhem, featuring a whole slew of gigs plus a bunch of contemporary art exhibitions. Find out more »


Nick Offerman: Full Bush

Date: 30 January
Location: Theatre Royal

You might know him as the hilarious Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation, but the comedic artist Nick Offerman, will be touring Australia for the first time this January. ‘Full Bush’ is a stage show that’ll have you laughing to hard you snort your wine out of your nose. Featuring a collection of cautionary tales, tunes and tips for prosperity, Offerman’s shows are described as inspirational experiences with an episode of humour. Expect an evening of lessons in manliness, high-spirited sing-a-long and the occasional bout of nudity, so make sure you leave the kids at home. Find out more »


Tasmania Fruit Wine and Cider Festival

Date: 31 January
Location: Bellerive Boardwalk

There’s really nothing better than a thirst-quenching cold beverage on a warm Australian summer’s day. And this January, you’ll get to enjoy exactly that by the water at the Bellerive Boardwalk at the Tasmania Fruit Wine and Cider Festival. Savour a huge range of delicious fruit wines, liqueurs, ciders and meads accompanied by a bunch of tasty food stalls and live musical performances. With so many hand-crafted drinks on offer, you’ll just have to sample them all to find your favourite. We know it’s a hard job, but someone has to do it, right?
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Image credit: MONA FOMA

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