TasPride Festival: February 2023 (dates to be confirmed)
Celebrating 30 years of Diversity – come fly your Flag! TasPride has provided a voice and close knit community for LGBTQI Tasmanians and their friends. We’re passionate and dedicated to celebrating, uniting and promoting the Tasmanian Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer community. We do this by providing opportunities for everyone to come together and share our collective pride!
TasPride Parade and Party in the Park: (Hobart): February 2023 (date to be confirmed)
Join TasPride for the 2022 Pride Parade & Party in the Park celebrations! The Pride Parade is the signature event of the TasPride Festival! The Parade starts on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Patrick Street and finishes in Franklin Square for the Party in the Park.
Australian Musical Theatre Festival (Launceston): May 2023** (dates to be confirmed)
The Australian Musical Theatre Festival is an unparalleled opportunity for musical theatre lovers, makers and industry professionals to get together, share, nurture and celebrate this wonderful genre. Held in Launceston, Tasmania, it includes a diverse program with opportunities to teach, collaborate, engage, perform, learn and – of course – enjoy. A non-profit event, the Festival is held annually to benefit Australia’s musical theatre industry.
TasPride Queens Ball (Hobart): Sunday 12 June 2022
It’s wonderfully camp, beautifully bent and queer as all heck – it’s the Queen Ball 202 Featuring International DJ Alex Taylor, DJ Amanda Louise (NY Pride, Sydney Mardi Gras), Superstar Drag Queens MisTy DelRay, Pussay Poppins, and Rosa Rita. Save the date and make sure you wear sensible shoes cause we’re gonna have you dancing up a storm till the wee hours!
Artfully Queer Exhibition (Hobart): 9 – 25 September 2022
As always, interpret, challenge, expand or illustrate as creatively as you like. From drawings and paintings through to fashion, installations, video art and even live performance, Artfully Queers showcases Tasmania’s hottest emerging and practicing artists all under the roof of the iconic Long Gallery at Salamanca Arts Centre. This years theme is TRANSFORM – exhibitors to consider the theme and respond to it in their work or choice of entry.
If your festival or event is not listed above, and you would like to submit for consideration, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Your festival or event must be not-for-profit and primarily coordinated by those who identify as LGBTIQ. (Events organised by individuals or commercial entities will not be considered)
Image: Salamanca Market, Hobart
Note: ** festival contains significant LGBTIQ content