What’s Happening in Hobart this March

Whats Happening in Hobart this March 2016

What do ninjas, contortionists, cartoons and bargains have in common? They’re all happening this March in Hobart!

Hobart Japanese Culture Festival 2016

Date: 5 March
Location: Budokan Tasmania, 159 Macquarie Street, Hobart

We don’t know about you, but it looked as though pretty much everyone on our Facebook feeds travelled to Japan this holiday season. If you’re like us and didn’t get the memo, here’s your chance to grab a little piece of Japan right here in Hobart! For the tiny cost of a gold coin donation, head on over to the Martial Arts Hall of Tasmania for samurais, ninjas, martial arts, drumming performances, bonsai, and of course heaps of delicious Japanese food. Arigato gozaimasu! Find out more



Date: 10 March – 3 April
Location: Princes Wharf No. 1, Castray Esplanade, Hobart

Roll up! Roll up! It’s time to join the circus this March! Okay, maybe leaving our day jobs isn’t the best idea, so it’s a good thing Spiegeltent’s in town. It’s Hobart’s annual season of circus, cabaret and burlesque, with its 2016 program jam-packed full of crazy and colourful performances. Headlining this year’s program is Limbo – the award-winning circus cabaret troupe that has wowed audiences all over the world with jaw-dropping contortionists, acrobatics, and illusions that will have you thinking magic might just be real… Find out more



Date: 19-20 March
Location: Wrest Point Convention Centre

Do you want to be the very best? Like no one ever was? Then catch all the fun at the Anime Island Convention, Tasmania’s longest-running pop culture and animated art convention. Dress up like your favourite characters from manga and anime for a weekend full of crazy costume competitions, video game tournaments, trading and auction stalls, anime screenings and so much more. You’ll get the chance to meet and hang out with not only your favourite anime and video game characters, but also with manga artists and other personalities in a bunch of panels about everything anime. Find out more


Overdressed Market

Date: 20 March
Location: Masonic Temple, 3 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart

Everyone loves a bargain, especially when it comes to looking fiiiiine. For all you fashion-forward ladies out there, head on over to the Overdressed Market where you’ll find oodles of fashion-savvy stalls at bargain prices. Full of shoes, clothing and accessories, we guarantee you’ll find a treasure or two (or three or four or 18) from sellers whose closets can no longer handle their collections. What’s more, there will also be a heap of free – yes, FREE – clothing on offer for anyone looking to spice up their wardrobe on the cheap! Find out more

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