Festive Season Block Parties

 

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This festive season, groups of businesses and the community are working together to hold a Block Party in their precinct with the support of the City of Hobart.
There are five block parties being held between 28 November and 13 December 2020.  Each has its own program of entertainment and is free to attend.

In order to meet COVID-19 public safety requirements, check-in will be available at the entry points.

For more information, please email events@hobartcity.com.au or phone (03) 6238 2566.

 

What is a Block Party?

A Block Party is a four-hour event that has been designed to increase visitation and activation in a retail area and for the community to celebrate the festive season together. Held during the period 20 November to 20 December 2020, the Block Party concept is a collaboration between businesses and the City of Hobart.  

When and where are the Block Parties?

Battery Point Block Party
Date: Saturday 28 November 2020
Time: 11am – 3pm
Location: Waterloo Crescent

Midtown Block Party
Date: Saturday 5 December 2020
Time: 3pm – 7pm
Location: Elizabeth Street, Brisbane and Melville Streets

K&D Block Party
Date: Saturday 12 December 2020
Time: 10am – 2pm
Location: Brisbane Street and K&D car park.

South Hobart Block Party

Date: Saturday 12 December 2020
Time: 4pm – 8pm
Location: Elboden Street

Red Square Block Party
Date: Sunday 13 December 2020
Time: 11am – 3pm
Location: 14 Evans Street, Hobart Waterfront 

Are the Block Parties ticketed?

No. Block Parties are not ticketed. Check-in will be required at entry points to ensure COVID-19 safety.  Patrons should expect to provide their name and contact details for contact tracing purpose.

Are there entry fees?

All Block Parties are free to attend.

Are there limits on the number of people who can attend?

Capacity will be monitored closely and entry will be dependent on attendee numbers.

Why are we running Block Parties?

By inviting the community into retail areas for a one off, unique experience, it is hoped this will increase economic benefits for traders during the upcoming festive season. At a time when retail has been impacted by COVID-19, the Block Party enables businesses to create a celebratory environment for the community. 

Will the Block Parties run in bad weather?

Block Parties will go ahead rain, hail or shine. We will delay opening or temporarily close in the event of extreme weather. Please see our City of Hobart Facebook page for any changes due to weather. 


Are the Block Parties family friendly, inclusive and accessible?

Block Parties are family friendly and inclusive events. All community members are encouraged to attend. To enquire about accessibility please contact us on (03) 6238 2890.

COVID-19 Safety

The City of Hobart will follow Tasmanian Government and Public Health guidelines to ensure all COVID-19 safety measures are in place. This will include contract tracing, monitoring event capacity, ensuring physical distancing and providing and promoting good hygiene and sanitation.

You must not attend Block Party events if you:

  • Have COVID-19.
  • Have been instructed to quarantine and your 14 days are not yet finished.
  • Are unwell, including with fever (or night sweats/chills) or respiratory symptoms e.g. shortness of breath, cough, sore throat.


Will there be seating available?

There will some limited seating on site.

Can I bring animals to the Block Parties?

Dogs are not permitted, unless they are part of the Battery Point Block Party dog parade. Owners are responsible for the collection of dog waste.

Are the Block Parties licensed events?

Block Parties are not licensed, however, businesses operating within the event site may offer alcoholic beverages within their licensed premises.

Is smoking permitted at Block Parties?

City of Hobart Block Parties are 100% smoke-free events. Smoking is not permitted within the event sites.

I have dietary needs. How can I find out what food is available at the festival?

Food choices will be subject to the businesses participating in the Block Parties and outside of Block Party event sites.

Is there free drinking water available at Block Parties?

Free drinking water will be available via onsite water stations. 

Will there be access to cash withdrawal facilities at the Block Parties?

There will be no cash withdrawal facilities within the event sites. Please look to existing ATM facilities within the local area or use tap and go facilities at individual businesses participating.

First Aid

Roaming and stationery First Aid will be available on site.


Will there be any road closures?

Road closures will be in place as part of Block Party site requirements. Road closures will be in place for the following locations, dates and times:

Battery Point Block Party
Date: Saturday 28 November 2020
Time: 11am – 3pm
Location: Waterloo Crescent
Map: [LINK]

Midtown Block Party
Date: Saturday 5 December 2020
Time: 3pm – 7pm
Location: Elizabeth Street, Brisbane and Melville Streets

K&D Block Party
Date: Saturday 12 December 2020
Time: 10am – 2pm
Location: Brisbane Street and K&D car park

South Hobart Block Party
Date: Saturday 12 December 2020
Time: 4pm – 8pm
Location: Elboden Street

Red Square Block Party
Date: Sunday 13 December 2020
Time: 11am – 3pm
Location: 14 Evans Street, Hobart Waterfront

Parking and transport

For information regarding parking and transport please visit our Parking page or and www.transport.tas.gov.au