The Taste Festival in Hobart, Tasmania is an annual event dedicated to food. It happens every summer, late December to early January, with activities around the waterfront of Hobart.
People can visit many stalls to try food from all over Tasmania, and the waters around it. Those wishing to sample various beverages can go to The Brasserie.
If you want to learn how to make the meals yourself then attending a session or two at the Taste Theatre, which is located next to The Brasserie is the thing to do. International, Australian and local chefs present educational shows. Going on a Red Hat Tour is another way to learn about food. This guided tour takes you around the Taste Festival to learn about specific areas of food, like seafood or cheese.
For those who want a break from food, go to Salamanca Lawns. There you will see skateboard demonstrations and can also try out various video games at the multimedia trailer.
There will be entertaining buskers located around the Taste Festival that delight crowds with their displays of comedy and athletic ability. These shows happen near the Cafe Precinct, which is located near the Murray Street Pier.
The Taste Festival also entertainment for New Year's Eve. As well as live bands and other music there are two fireworks displays. The first is catered to families who have children who won't be able to stay up for the midnight show.
Many of the events at Hobart's Taste Festival are free, you can also stay refreshed with free drinking water and don't have to worry if it is sunny as free sunscreen is available too. The Taste Festival also provides free wireless access.
The Parliament House lawns are the setting for Family Twilight Cinema. Every night of the week long Taste Festival there is a family movie to watch under the night sky.