Events this October, 2017 in Launceston

Published on 08 Sep 2017

Spring in Tasmania has Launceston blooming! Hosting a wide array of events - from an eclectic mix of singers and musicians to entertain, the talented Russian Ballet are in town, the annual Fiesta On George will be happening and the Australian Masters Games with 5,000 participants will take place!

Virtuosi Tasmania Flute, Harp, Strings Launceston.

Sun 1st October 2017

City Baptist Church. 11 Frederick Street, Launceston, Tasmania

Virtuosi are a talented array of musicians, some of them hailing from the well renown Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO), along with other fine Tasmanian musicians and members of the mainland orchestras. They aim to perform over 16 concerts a year in unusual and unexpected places throughout Tasmania; including heritage homes, shearing sheds, galleries, a court house and even a cave! When in Launceston, the Baptist Church will be the stage for a performance centred around the Flute, Harp and Strings. Feel free to find out more and book your tickets through the links below.

For more information visit the Virtuosi Tasmania website.


Kim Churchill - Weight Falls Tour

Sat 7th October 2017 - 8pm

Royal Oak Hotel - Cnr Brisbane St and Tamar Street, Launceston, Tasmania

The new album is out and the Australian tour is underway! There is one show only in Launceston, so don't miss the chance to hear Kim bellow out his beautiful tunes. He is a talented man with a voice and guitar skill beyond his youthful years.

For those that are familiar with Kim Churchill from his radio hit 'Window To The Sky' that reached no 42 in Triple J's Hottest 100 in 2014, a recognisable familiarity will be present alongside some surprise elements as he shares the new album Weight Falls.

Find our more at the Kim Churchill website


Ashkar & Beethoven with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Sat 7th October 2017 - 7:30pm

Albert Hall - Corner Cimitiere St and Tamar Street, Launceston, Tasmania

Beethoven is a name in history synonymous to great music, Ashkar may well follow in the same footsteps. Making his New York Carnegie Hall debut at age 22, he has since gone on to work with the leaders in the industry, including the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra St Petersburg among others throughout the world.

Originally from Israel, Saleem Ashkar is a dedicated recitalist and chamber musician, dedicating his present focus on classical compositions by Beethoven. Travelling extensively with this particular work, it will be an honour to have him perform in Launceston for a one and only show at the iconic Albert Hall with our own very talented and well respected  - Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

For all Bookings: Theatre North website

For more information, visit Saleem Mashkar's website and The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra website


A Festival of Russian Ballet

Thu 12th October to Fri 13th October 2017 - 7:30pm

Princess Theatre - 57 Brisbane Street, Launceston, Tasmania

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia after sell out shows of 'The Nutcracker' and 'Swan Lake', this time to share with us a snippet of the world's most famous ballets (45 minutes) and Don Quixote (1 hour) and Blero (1 hour), including an interval to break up the evening to refresh.

This particular performance has been showed extensively around the world, with a cast of 40 elite dancers and support staff this is a night not to be missed!

More information and ticket sales at the Theatre North website


Fiesta on George

Saturday 21st October 2017 - noon to 9:00pm

George Street, Launceston, Tasmania

Fiesta On George has become an iconic event held each Spring in Launceston, Tasmania brought to life by Cityprom and all the retailers, eateries and the like along George Street. The street is sectioned off allowing for foot traffic to fill the area alongside street performers and musicians entertaining the many patrons, as well as retailers to share their wares outdoors and food vans to set up shop for the fun, one day festival.

For more information visit the Fiesta on George facebook page


The Australian Masters Games

Launceston based events on Saturday 21st October - Monday 23rd October 2017

Various venues including The Silverdome, and the Launceston Aquatic Centre

This year celebrates the Australian Masters Games 16th birthday! The Games will actually conclude on the 28th October, however we have made a focus on the events held just in Launceston to give you a glimpse of what is in town during that time. The events held further afield across North West Tasmania can be found via the link below.

This biannual event is regarded as one of the largest sporting events in the Australia sporting industry, with an estimate of over 6,000 participants competing (with registration still open as we write) across 40 different sports.

More information available at Australian Masters Games website

Fanny Lumsden

Sunday 22nd October 2017

Saint Craft Beer Bar - 131-133 St John Street, Launceston, Tasmania

Tin Cup Country presents this Golden Guitar and Aria winner for an afternoon of entertainment! Fanny Lumsden is celebrating the release of her new album by sharing her alternative county music tunes in the heart of the city for one show only.

Chris Familton is quoted as describing Lumsden as "a born entertainer, with a voice that sings between pop, soul and country and by surrounding herself by fine musicians (The Thrillseekers), she's never failed to leave an imprint on an audience by way of personality and performance".


For more information visit the Fanny Lumsden website and Saint John Craft Beer website



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