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What's on this weekend | 18th – 20th May

Wed 27 Mar 2019 01:42 am to 01:42 am

  • Free
  • Launceston


Something for everyone…

Million Paws Walk
Where: Royal Park, Launceston
When: Sunday from 10am
Details: The Launceston Million Paws Walk event is one of the most popular walks in Tasmania! Participants are encouraged to view the Event Day Program prior to arrival and participate in the many games and activities that will be running on the day. Enjoy a walk along Launceston's iconic Tamar River, stay for lunch and win some prizes for you and your pooch!
Cost: Tickets available online and on the day -

DCA Progressive Garage Sale
Where: Deviot Road – look out for orange balloons and flags
When: Saturday from 9am – 2pm
Details: The much-anticipated Annual Deviot Community Association Progressive Garage Sale will be held on Saturday 19th May from 9am to 2 pm. Numerous households along Deviot Road and Paper Beach Road will hold garage sales on their properties and the Deviot Hall will be full of individual stalls and here too you can take a break from bargain hunting and enjoy a morning tea and something hot from the barbecue. This is a fundraising event for the continued maintenance of the Deviot Community Hall.
Cost: Free
Contact: Lisa Boyter – 0418 768 837 – [email protected]

Launceston Harvest Market
Where: Cimitiere Street Carpark, 71 Cimitiere Street, Launceston
When: Every Saturday from 8:30am-12:30pm
Details: Harvest Market brightens a quiet inner-city car park and brings the farm gate to you. Meet the farmers, connect with locals and feast your eyes on Tasmania’s freshest seasonal produce, ethical meat and fish, local dairy, artisan bread and pastries, Fruit and Vegetables. Try the locally roasted coffee and taste your way around our foodie State at this vibrant weekly event before collecting a myriad of premium produce, cool-climate wines, artisan ciders and home-made preserves.

Local Legends Sports Night
Where: Westbury RSL Club
When: Saturday 19 May from 07:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Details: Fundraiser for Westbury RSL. Rob Heathcote and Michael Roach to tell a few stories on a night of fun and frivolity. All proceeds to go to the renovation of the heritage listed Westbury RSL building.
Cost: $50
Contact: Bob Sackley - 0408 975 188 - [email protected]

Designer Market at Penny Royal
Where: Penny Royal, Bridge Road Launceston
When: Sunday from 8:30am – 1:30pm
Details: On the 3rd Sunday of the month between 8:30am and 1:30pm Penny Royal Launceston plays host to unique Tasmanian design stalls from local creators.With everything from handmade clothes, jewellery, candles, home decor and plants, to local art and wood carvings. Penny Royal Adventures, Penny Royal Cafe & Restaurant, Brady's Tavern and The Ice Creamery Cafe are all located within the complex and available on market days.
Cost: Free

Monthly Garage Sale & Market
Where: Derby Town Hall
When: Sunday 20 May from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Details: Got something to sell? No Fees! All Welcome! Open to stallholders at 8 am - no bookings required Sausage Sizzle and refreshments served by the North East Tasmania Lapidary Club.
Cost: Free
Contact: Sandra Snow - 0417 533 030

The Star Theatre, Launceston
Where: 217b Invermay Road, Launceston
When: During School holidays
Details: Love watching a film with the kids? Check out the Star Theatre!
Please click the link to see session times and ticket links below. The café and doors open each day at 9.30am.
Contact: If you have any difficulty booking via the links please contact us on 03 6333 1190

Allegri Ensemble Concert
Where: Holy Trinity Church, Cameron Street Launceston
When: Saturday 19 May from 3:30pm
Details: Allegri Ensemble is proud to present Cantiones Sacrae (Sacred Songs), an a cappella program of sacred choral works from the published collections of William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Peter Philips, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck and others. The program includes two works from Igor Stravinsky, his Pater noster of 1926 and his version of Carlo Gesualdo's Illumina nos, for which Stravinsky supplied two missing voice parts.
Cost: $35 Adult, $28 Concession
Contact: Greg Parkinson - [email protected]

Westbury Market
Where: Lonsdale Promenade, opposite the Village Green, Westbury
When: Saturday, 9am until 1pm.
Details: Fresh Vegetables, Cakes, Biscuits, Jams, Pickles, Relishes. Plants, books galore, picture postcards, jewellery, haberdashery, bric a brac, something for everyone. Come along and enjoy browsing the stalls while enjoying the open fire to keep warm.
Weather permitting BBQ as well as a wonderful array of sandwiches, and delicacies available along with soup and tea and coffee from the cafe in the hall.
Goods are sold on commission and more stall holders always welcome. Proceeds to the Anglican Parish of Quamby.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Margaret 6393 1417 or Rob at [email protected]

Round 7 - Tornadoes v Sydney Sparks
Where: Elphin Sports Stadium
When: Saturday 19 May at 6:30pm
Details: The Bellamy's Launceston Tornadoes are a women's basketball team competing in Australia's Premier Winter League, The SEABL. They have been a part of the Launceston sporting landscape for 23 years and have strong community support, with crowds of 600+. It's a great night's entertainment, a wonderful activity for all the family to enjoy. Join in the fun and book now!
Contact: Bellamy's Launceston Tornadoes PH: 0417 037 337 E: [email protected]

Avoca Market
Where: Avoca Memorial Hall, 16 Blenheim Street, Avoca
When: Saturday from 09:00 am to 02:00 pm
Details: Avoca market is a country market where you can browse for bric-a-brac, craft, refreshments. Undercover at Memorial Hall, with plenty of parking, enjoy this little town’s hospitality while unearthing a treasure! Second Saturday of each month.
Cost: Free
Contact: 6385 2002

D.I.Y Workshops at Bunnings – North Launceston
Where: Bunnings, Corner Lindsay Street & Goderich Street, North Launceston
When: Saturday – see times below
Details: Come along to Bunnings, North Launceston and make the most of the D.I.Y Workshops!
10:00am: Game Makes Workshops | Kids D.I.Y. Workshop
11:00am: Sustainable D.I.Y. Workshops - Insulation
12:30pm: Project Advice - If you are stuck in the midst of a project and need some advice, come in and speak with our D.I.Y. presenter to get some expert advice and tips to help finish your project.
2:00pm: Sustainable D.I.Y. Workshops - Insulation
To book:

D.I.Y Workshops at Bunnings – Kings Meadows
Where: Bunnings, 90 Connector Park Drive, Kings Meadows
When: Saturday & Sunday
Details: Come along to Bunnings, Kings Meadows and make the most of the D.I.Y Workshops!
10:30am - 1:30pm (both days): Game Makers Workshops | Kids D.I.Y. Workshop
To book:

Evandale Sunday Market
Where: Falls Park, on Logan Road, Evandale
When: Every Sunday from around 8:00am until around 1:30pm.
Details: Evandale hosts a regular country market. There's a great variety of stalls, including fantastic local produce, second-hand books, food vans, general bric-a-brac and local crafts. There are also rides for the kids, including the Evandale Light Rail and pony rides.
Cost: Free entry
Contact: For all enquiries about the Markets (including holding a stall), please call 03 6391 9191.

Launceston Esk Market at Inveresk
Where: Launceston Showgrounds, Forster Street, Launceston
When: Every Sunday from 9:00am-2:00pm
Details: The Launceston Esk Market has a range of products on offer including refreshments, bric-a-brac, pre-loved items, clothing, books, tools, collectable tools, antique and craft items, knitting, sewing, beads, wooden and rustic furniture, novelties and toys. Avoid the hustle and bustle of the supermarkets and visit the market for the freshest and the best of local vegetables and seasonal fruits. Pick up some great bargains in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The market has over 150 stalls all of which are undercover.
Cost: Free parking and free entry.
Contact: Phillip LeFevere | P: 0408 487 154

Tunbridge Country Market
Where: Tunbridge Hall, 99 Main Road, Tunbridge
When: Sunday from 09:00 am to 03:00 pm
Details: The Tunbridge Country Market is a great rural market experience. Held on the second Sunday of each month from 9am to 3pm at the Tunbridge hall, in Main Street, find a treasure, souvenir, craft, bric-a-brac.
Cost: Free
Contact: 6255 2008

Tasmanian Dog Training Classes
Where: Churchill Park, Invermay
When: Sundays - Beginners: 9:30am, Puppies: 9:30am, Grades: 10:45am
Details: We are a Non-Profit community minded volunteer organisation that provides dog training, education and a path to a variety of dog sport activities in Launceston Tasmania. We can assist you to get involved in training your dog or getting involved in dog sports such as Agility and Jumping, Obedience, Rally-O, Tracking and Endurance. We strictly believe in positive reinforcement for our training!
Contact: For more information email [email protected] or call the clubs mobile phone on 0474 225 192 Website:

Rueda In the Square
Where: Prince's Square, Charles St, Launceston
When: Sunday 20th May from 10:30am – 12:00pm
Details: Let's dance Cuban salsa! We dance 'Rueda de Casino' at Harvest Market every month and we are practising it in Prince's Square. Beginners are very welcome and no partner is required! Come to dance or see us at Prince's Square (at the rotunda in City Park (not in Civic Square) if it rains)!
*Beginner Lesson: 10.30 am - 11.00 am (FREE, no partner required)
*Rueda Social: 11.00 am - 12.00 pm (for beginners & experienced dancers)
Please come over before 10.30 am if you want to learn Rueda from the basic steps.
<what's rueda?>
Rueda means "wheel" in Spanish. Rueda is a shorter name of "Rueda de Casino" which means a wheel of Cuban salsa and a group of people dance in a wheel (circle) with a number of moves. It's fun to dance and watch and easy to learn. What you do is follow what a caller says next. Watch the following YouTube video to find out what Rueda is like.
We dance on the bitumen so you are recommended to wear comfortable shoes (not high heels).
See you in the Square!
Cost: Free

Free Learn to Bowl Program
Where: Launceston Lanes, 20 Innocent Street, Kingsmeadows
When: Ongoing
Details: Learn to bowl with your friends over four easy lessons! Launceston Lanes is running FREE learn to bowl programs for people 16 and over. Each program runs for 4 weeks and includes 1 x 90-minute lesson per week with a qualified coach. Ball and shoes provided. Numbers are limited and bookings are essential.
Cost: Free
Contact: For more information, or to check times of next available sessions, phone Launceston Lanes on 03 6344 9933. Or visit

Some of the local gigs…

Sundaze, DENNI, Monique Howe
Where: St Johns Craft Bar
When: Saturday from 8pm
Entry: $10

FREE Eight Ball games
Where: Olde Tudor Hotel, Prospect
When: Friday evenings from 7.30pm
Entry: Free Admission

Live Acoustic Entertainment
Where: Alchemy
When: Friday & Saturday, from 9pm till late
Entry: Free

Dirty Utility
Where: Iron Horse Bar & Grill, Prospect
When: Friday from 8:30pm
Entry: Free

Katy Hanson: A Girl With Her Guitar
Where: Iron Horse Bar & Grill, Prospect
When: Saturday from 8:00pm
Entry: Free

Mick Attard
Where: Royal Oak, 14 Brisbane Street St – Public Bar
When: Friday from 9:00pm
Entry: Free

Fresh Comedy featuring Greg Fleet
Where: Royal Oak, 14 Brisbane Street St – Boat Shed
When: Friday from 8:30pm

Where: Royal Oak, 14 Brisbane Street St – Boat Shed
When: Sunday from 1-4pm
Entry: Free

Open Folk Session
Where: Royal Oak, 14 Brisbane Street St – Public Bar
When: Sunday from 5:00pm
Entry: Free

Trevor Weaver
Where: Watergarden Bar at the Launceston Country Club
When: Friday from 7pm
Entry: Free

New Sensations
Where: Tonic Bar at the Launceston Country Club
When: Saturday from 9pm
Entry: Free

Raj Sinha
Where: Watergarden Bar at the Launceston Country Club
When: Saturday from 7pm
Entry: Free