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FRI 31 JAN
SAT 01 FEB
SUN 02 FEB
2020
Launceston - city park

Tasmania's premium food, beverage & entertainment event

Festivale is Tasmania’s premium summer event
A three day celebration serving you food, beer, wine, spirits, cider and entertainment

Event information

Launceston city park
Staged in Launceston’s historic and picturesque City Park the ambience of the outdoor event is unique. City Park, only a few minutes walk from Launceston’s CBD, is a historically and culturally significant outdoor location on the fringe of Launceston Tasmania. Under historic elm trees, family and friends can relax in the wide open space of Launceston’s City Park.
opening hours

FRI 31 Jan

4.00pm
Til
11.00pm

SAT 01 FEB

11.00am
Til
11.00pm

SUN FEB 02

10.00am
Til
4.00pm

Buy your tickets now

However you wish to experience Festivale there is a ticket option to suit every need. Choose a ticket option below to start your Festivale experience.

more about festivale

what to bring to festivale

A hat, sunscreen, warm jacket for cooler evenings, legal ID for those over 18 who wish to purchase alcohol, a picnic blanket or your own umbrella/rain coat in case of wet weather, cash and credit card – many stallholders have credit card facilities. You may bring prams, wheelchairs and walking frames. There is an ATM on site.

While we provide a considerable amount of seating for patrons throughout the weekend we cannot provide a seat for everyone. Patrons are encouraged to bring along their own low line fold up chairs or a picnic blanket as there are plenty of grassed areas in the park to sit back, relax and take in the wonderful sights and sounds on offer.

What is permitted at Festivale

Bottled water (but no glass bottles), food, fold up low line chairs, still cameras, mobile phones, personal umbrellas, picnic rugs, Festivale glasses, plastic picnic glasses, soft chiller bags (hard eskies are not permitted), baby formula in baby bottles.

What is NOT permitted at Festivale

Soft drink or water in glass bottles, glass of any sort, knives, shade structures, marquees or large umbrellas, alcohol, BBQ’s & fire pots, large tables, fireworks, animals (with the exception of assistance dogs), dangerous goods, weapons, scooters, bikes & skateboards, small or large hard eskies, illegal substances, loud hailers, laser pointers.

Please be patient upon entry when Security conduct bag searches and wanding.

Please Note:
  • Companion Card accepted
  • No concession for students or pensioners
  • Smoke Free Event
  • Bag searches at the gates

  • No BYO Alchohol
  • Tickets are non-refundable
  • No animals permitted into venue with the exception of seeing eye and assistance dogs
stuff for kids + parent information

Festivale offers a parenting tent in the children’s area. Explore Kid’s play park area for children’s activities including workshops, face painting, henna tattoos and jumping castles. Children’s activities will run from:

Friday: 4:45pm – 8.00pm
Saturday: 11.00am – 8.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Lost children
Guides Tasmania Booth will act as a central point for lost children. Refer to the Festivale map for location. If your child gets lost, please report to one of our friendly volunteers at the Weeding Hire Festivale Information Booth and they will be able to assist in locating your child.
Festivale is a smoke free event
Festivale aims to protect all patrons, stallholders and employees from exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS). Launceston City Park will become smoke free for the duration of the event. If you do wish to smoke, you will be required to exit City Park to do so. There is no designated smoking area.
First aid

St John’s Ambulance will provide a first aid station at Festivale. Refer to Festivale map for location.

weather
Check the weather forecast at Launceston Weather Forecast
festivale glasses

Plumm Wine tasting glasses for $6 each are available from the Weeding Hire Festivale Information Booth or can be purchased from wine stallholders. If you would like to bring your Festivale glass from previous events you are most welcome to do so.

atm facilities
ATM facilities will be located near the Weeding Hire Festivale Information Booth . You can also find ATMs throughout the CBD.
emergency

In the event of a park evacuation, please make your way as instructed to an exit point where wardens will direct you to the emergency assembly point.

Information for Hearing impaired + elderly/disabled

Launceston Festivale Committee Inc is committed to making Festivale accessible to all visitors. While it is our policy to be all inclusive there may be some areas of City Park which may not be fully accessible.

  • Festivale recognises the Companion Card for all ticketed events.
  • Disabled toilets will be available in City Park – please refer to the Festivale map for information.
  • Coloured access ramps will be placed in various positions throughout City Park for wheel chair and pram accessibility.
  • A limited number of disabled parking spots will be available in Tamar Street.
  • An accessible ticket booth is located at the Tamar Street entrance.
Responsible service of alcohol
  • All alcoholic beverage sales cease at 10.45pm on Friday and Saturday nights and 3.45pm on Sunday.
  • Sale of wine by the bottle will cease at 9:30pm on Friday and Saturday night and 3.45pm on Sunday.
  • Packaged liquor may only be removed from the park on Saturday up until 5pm and from 10am- 4pm on Sunday in accordance with Festivale’s Liquor Permit.
  • Food and non-alcoholic beverage sales will cease on Friday and Saturday at 10.45pm and Sunday at 3.45pm.
  • During Festivale, City Park is a licensed event site. Festivale is committed to safe drinking practices. All staff serving alcohol are trained in RSA and will not serve anyone who is under the age of 18 years or any person who appears to be intoxicated.
  • Free breath testing and information will be available from Breatho (site number tbc), a Community Road Safety Partnership Initiative, on Friday from 5.30pm-10pm and Saturday from 5pm-10pm
  • Please note undercover licensing police will be in attendance throughout Festivale
cycle racks

Available inside the Tamar Street entrance on Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday from 10am. Cyclists need to provide their own means of fastening bikes to the racks. Tamar Bicycle Users Group members will man the area but please note that bikes are left at the owner’s risk.

lost property

Visit Security/Police for lost and found property enquiries. All lost property not claimed at Festivale will be delivered to the Launceston headquarters of Tasmania Police.

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