The Hobart City Council provides a range of support to community and cultural events and activities through its Community, Cultural, and Event & Festival Grants programs.
In September 2013, a great procession of sails will be seen in the Derwent as the Tall Ships come to Hobart once more.
The five-day Tall Ships program will include ship tours, special sailings, exhibitions and activities in Princes Wharf One, entertainment, a Grand Parade, fine Tasmanian food and wines, a special schools program and much more. Coming as it does just before the International Fleet Review in Sydney, you will get the chance to see these great ships first in Hobart’s beautiful Sullivans Cove. This is the only capital city where you’ll find the docks right in the centre of the city, just footsteps away from major hotels, restaurants, cafes and taverns. There are handy public transport connections and parking nearby. Interstate visitors can combine a trip to see Tall Ships Hobart with a visit to the jaw-dropping new exhibition at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), the totally revamped Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery or the lovely Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, all within easy reach.
To help you be part of the celebration Hobart Water Taxis are offering a special ferry service over the Tall Ships Festival weekend. Click here to download the ferry timetable.
Some of the events which have been supported by Council include:
- Dark Mofo
- Festival of Voices
- Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games 2010
- Italian Festival North Hobart
- Taspride Festival 2009
- Estia Greek Festival of Hobart
- Hot August Jazz Festival
- The Soundscape Festival 2010
- Point to Pinnacle Recreational Walk & Run
- Robocup Junior Tasmania 2009 State Finals
- RACT Insurance Challenge
- Mona Foma
- 6A Sound Festival
- City of Hobart Bonfire & Fireworks
- 2009 State Open Taekwondo Championships
- Australian Band Championships 2010
- Australian Junior Chess Championships
- The Mountain Festival
- Waterworks Harvest Fair
- Hobart City Council Tasmanian Tropfest Award
- City of Hobart Eisteddfod
- Royal Hobart Regatta
- Sandy Bay Regatta
For further information regarding Council assistance and Community, Cultural and Event & Festival Grants, phone (03) 6238 2100 or visit the Community Grants page.