There are many family friendly events held around the Circular Head Region, showcasing fresh local produce. The community spirit shines when events are held, from the willing organisers to the supportive locals attending. We have a selection of events listed here. If you are interested in having your event on our website please email us.
CHArts Festival – Theme: Local legends + Icons. Opening Night 6th Sept, 2019
A magnificent month of outstanding creative art works by talented local artists, placed around town throughout September.
Circular Head Agricultural Show – 30th November, 2019
The Circular Head Show provides the community with the district’s major agricultural event. The show provides entertainment, fundraising for local service groups, exhibitors and competitors with the opportunity to showcase their wares at a traditional country show.
Rip Curl West Coast Surf Classic – March, Long Weekend, 2020
To Be Confirmed The Rip Curl West Coast Classic is a mobile surfing event held in March at Marrawah and nearby coastal areas. It is Tasmania’s premier surfing event. The Southern Ocean is renowned for producing big swells and each year West Coast Classic surfers find themselves taking on waves from one to six metres… READ MORE
To Be Confirmed
The Rip Curl West Coast Classic is a mobile surfing event held in March at Marrawah and nearby coastal areas. It is Tasmania’s premier surfing event.
The Southern Ocean is renowned for producing big swells and each year West Coast Classic surfers find themselves taking on waves from one to six metres in height. Some years have seen “Hawaiinesque” conditions.
The event features 12 divisions, from super groms to legends, with the main event being the Men’s Open division.
The West Coast Classic event has been contested annually for some 30 years.
Tasmania’s Gone Nuts 101 Adventure Run – Dates TBA, 2020
You may have conquered 100km – but can you Go Nuts and run 101? WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU COMBINE ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES WITH A RACE THAT WILL CHALLENGE YOUR MIND AND BODY? MAGIC HAPPENS. EXHILARATION. THEN PEACE (OR YOU MAY JUST GO NUTS!) Date: Saturday 2 March, 2019 Where: North West Tasmania, Australia… READ MORE
You may have conquered 100km – but can you Go Nuts and run 101?
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU COMBINE ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES WITH A RACE THAT WILL CHALLENGE YOUR MIND AND BODY?
MAGIC HAPPENS. EXHILARATION. THEN PEACE (OR YOU MAY JUST GO NUTS!)
Date: Saturday 2 March, 2019
Where: North West Tasmania, Australia
Start: The Nut, Stanley
Finish: Gutteridge Gardens, Wynyard
101km – individual, team of 2, 3 or 4
50km – individual or team of 2
25km – individual
Entries Open August 12, 2018
Tasmania’s Gone Nuts 101 Adventure Run will commence on one of Tasmania’s most recognised and visited icons, The Nut, at Stanley, in Tasmania’s North West corner. The race will hug coastline, climb through Rocky Cape National Park and traverse rugged coastal bush and calming temperate rainforest. You will be challenged by diverse landscapes, encounter native wildlife and birds, and witness some of the most spectacular coastlines imaginable. In this part of the world, rolling green farmland drops over cliffs into the pristine waters of Bass Strait. The beaches are also as diverse as they are unique, with sections of long white sandy beaches, small crescent shaped bays and rugged rocky bays formed by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago.
The run will finish in Gutteridge Gardens, Wynyard, after a breathtaking trip around another volcanic monolith, Table Cape. Spectators will enjoy festivities at the finish line on Saturday afternoon and evening, and on Sunday 4 March there will be race presentations in the Gardens.
Both the 101km, 50km races have individual and team entries, and the exclusive last 25km leg is for individuals only. We want everyone to be able to enjoy Gone Nuts so we have set generous cut off times for all legs – even a brisk walk will get you over the line in time!
The ‘Last 25’ section of the track includes private land not accessible outside of race day – and the Boat Harbour Beach to Table Cape coastline is an experience money can’t buy.
Australia Day Celebrations / Twilight on the Duck 26th Jan, 2020
Fun for all the family with various stalls and activities, including the great Duck River Duck Race. Kids activities galore, with a grand finale of fireworks display.
Please note this is NOT a pet friendly event.
Date 26 January 2020
Details for 2020 TBA
Venue Smithton Foreshore West Esplanade
Contact Circular Head Council 03 6452 4800
Time 4.00 pm – 10.00 pm
Entry by Gold Coin Donation
Twilight on the Duck 2019 itinerary
A spectacular day on the Foreshore by the Duck River. A day for everyone to enjoy.
Come and join in, or sit and relax by the river and experience the annual Twilight on the Duck activities.
Duck Dash, Foot Race
Nearly all kids activities are free. Jumping castle, surfrider, giant slide, face painting, glitter tattoos, VR games, Craft with Girl Guides, Fairy Tail Characters are coming.
The Smithton Rodeo & Stockman Challenge is where the small town in North West Tasmania comes alive with a buzz of horses, cattle, sweat and tears. The inaugural event was a huge success in 2017 nearly 37 years after the last full programmed rodeo was held. Non-stop rodeo action – bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback bronc, rope & tie, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping and lets not forget the local steer ride and barrel race guaranteeing the event will be one a premier Tasmanian Rodeo.
This year sees the event continue to run over the two days with some new exciting additions to the program. New Events include camp drafting, handy stock horse, billy can race, stock horse race, whip cracking, ironman challenge and the enduring championship race!
The Smithton Rodeo and Stockman Challenge expects to draw a crowd of over 3000 over the 2 days finishing off the days competition’s with a quiet drink and some great entertainment.
30th Dec sees Blake O’Connor take the stage after the Junior Rodeo & the North West Coasts very own Ringmasters to rock the night away……… NEW YEARS EVE sees a massive line up with Jake Sinclair returning to kick the night into gear…….followed by the amazing Casey Barnes to rock us into the New Year count down followed by our final entertainer (TBA) to keep the night rocking away till 2am!
Where else would you want to be New Years Eve 2019!!!!!
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