Entertainment Zone 1
Visit three brilliant exhibitions: Fishing in Tasmania, From Tree to Boat and the Shipwright’s Village. Take home a nautical souvenir or a work of art, enjoy a cup of coffee or a drink in one of the many restaurants and cafes.
Entertainment Zone 2
The working heart of Hobart’s commercial fishing fleet – see historic wooden fishing boats, modern trawlers and meet the fishermen and women. Learn about this important industry in the ‘Fishing in Tasmania’ exhibit.
Entertainment Zone 3
Kings Pier Marina
From luxury cruisers to hand-made dinghies, thoroughbred racers to vintage classics, more than 300 superb wooden boats afloat. Visit the boats, talk to the owners, don’t forget your camera!
Entertainment Zone 4
The Seafood Market
Visit the Seafood Market for an amazing selection of the best and freshest from the sea including crisp fish, grilled scallops, fresh calamari and oysters, mussels, tender crayfish and smoked salmo. See some of the state's top chefs in the Seafood Theatre and don’t miss the Great Tasmanian Chowder Challenge!
Entertainment Zone 5
In the heart of the Festival, ‘Con Dock’ is the venue for exciting boat races, model boats, the famous Hobart Fish Punts and the fabulous Quick & Dirty Boat Builder’s Race.
Entertainment Zone 6
Elizabeth St Pier
The heart of entertainment and the buzz hub of the festival, Elizabeth St Pier houses The Wooden Boat Tavern, offering spectacular views, comfortable indoor & outdoor seating and a full program of live music and entertainment daily. Enjoy Tasmanian beers, wine, cider, spirits and soft drinks in a fully licensed venue.
Entertainment Zone 7
Watch the school teams build their Quick & Dirty boats, see the amazing display of superb model boats in Mawson Pavilion, watch a traditional Irish currach take shape, enjoy an evening of skating on the new Mawson Ice Rink.
Entertainment Zone 8
The Festival’s ‘Main Street’, Franklin Wharf runs all the way from Waterman’s Dock right through the heart of the action to the Hunter Street exhibitions. Follow the old rail lines to see all the Festival has to offer.
Entertainment Zone 9
MyState V.I.K (Very Important Kids) Area
Visit the MyState V.I.K (Very Important Kids) area on Parliament Lawns to see storytellers and face painters, acrobats and jugglers, with a swashbuckling theme of pirates, boats and adventures. Don’t miss the wonderful Swallows and Amazons Show.
Entertainment Zone 10
The Festival Foodcourt
The Festival Foodcourt is located in the Forecourt of Princes Wharf Shed No 1, adjacent to the bustling Maritime Marketplace. There’s generous free seating, shade and plenty of space. The entire area is family-friendly and alcohol free, with superb Tasmanian fare.
Entertainment Zone 11
Visit the bustling Maritime Marketplace to see over 50 exhibitors proudly displaying their wares, meet owners and builders, craftspeople and sailors. There are workshops and demonstrations throughout the Festival weekend. Be amazed at the wonderful display of vintage wooden surfboards.
Entertainment Zone 12
Salamanca Arts Centre
Visit the Salamanca Arts Centre in the heart of historic Salamanca Place. The Arts Centre is Tasmania’s multi-arts creative hub, housing an amazing array of unique art and design in the many galleries, studios and shops.