TasPride Festival: 26 January – 25 February 2024
For over two decades and counting TasPride has provided a voice and close knit community for LGBTQI Tasmanians and their friends. Today, we are stronger than ever! 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! Every February we host the colourful TasPride Festival as well as several other events throughout the year.
TasPride Parade and Party in the Park: (Hobart): Saturday 10 February 2024
The TasPride parade and party in the park is the signature event of the TasPride Festival, and Together We Can, celebrate once more, in 2024. Gather your friends, family, colleagues and teammates; don your pride colours and costumes; prepare your banners; and get ready to party.
The Great Kingborough Bake Off: Saturday 17 February 2024
Join us in supporting TAS Pride Festival with Kingborough’s first BAKE OFF! Bake your own cake at home and enter for the chance to win prizes! Come along for a cuppa and vote for your favourite cake design.
Australian Musical Theatre Festival (Launceston): 15 – 19 May 2024**
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 10 June 2024 (date to be confirmed)
It’s wonderfully camp, beautifully bent and queer as all heck – it’s the Queen Ball 2024. So get out those hot glue guns, glitter and rhinestones because this year’s costume competition is bigger and better than ever! With hosts of national and international acclaim, there will be plenty of entertainment and DJs galore
Artfully Queer Exhibition (Hobart): September 2024 (dates to be confirmed)
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.
TasPride Christmas Picnic (South Hobart): December 2024 (date to be confirmed)
Whether this season fills you with childlike glee or drives you to a life of solitary sheep herding, something we can all get behind is the TasPride Christmas Picnic! While we all love a Christmas BBQ, we know our community likes to do things differently, so we’re having a Paella Party!
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: Pride Parade Hobart – courtesy of TasPride
Note: ** festival contains significant LGBTIQ content