2019 Furneaux Islands Festival
Tickets for the Friday Festival Opening Supper & Show HERE
Now in its 6th year The Furneaux Islands Festival is a unique Tasmanian event held on Flinders Island to celebrate the community, culture and musical heritage of our diverse island community. Held annually in January, the festival stages a variety of events over four days at different venues across the Island.
In 2015 Council were proud to welcome (FIAAI) Flinders Island Aboriginal Association as Festival partner. The continuing partnership and collaboration is integral to the Furneaux Islands Festival success.
"The Furneaux Islands Festival is a great opportunity for everyone to come together to celebrate Island culture through live music, dance, food and art. Sharing our Island way of life is what we do best.
If we are to live together harmoniously we must as a nation develop an understanding and appreciation of our differences and the benefits that diversity can offer us all, Flinders Island is leading the way in this.
We as Island people want to share our Island life, so come to Flinders Island, be part of the community for a weekend, we promise you will not be disappointed." Maxine Roughley, CEO FIAAI - Flinders Island Aboriginal Association
For more information - visit the Festival website at www.fifestival.com.au
FESTIVAL EVENTS 2019
I Shed My Skin
Thursday 17 Jan, 5:30pm - Furneaux Museum, Emita
An exhibition by Tasmanian artist, Jane Giblin This project about the Furneaux, aims to understand how isolated geography encourages community traditions.
Festival Opening - Supper & Show
Friday 18 Jan, 6pm - 10pm - Emita Hall
A dinner of fine Flinders Island produce created by our visiting chefs and assisted by our local foodies. A program of fabulous entertainment continuing the Island tradition of community dances and musical entertainment.
$95 - Tickets on sale 2nd january at www.fifestival.com.au
Festival Market Day
Saturday 19 Jan, 10 am -1pm Whitemark
Patrick Street will be closed for a wide variety of market stalls, activities for kids, music and pop up entertainment. With a focus on ‘handmade & homegrown’ the Festival Market showcases our talented local Art & Crafts scene and delicious food.
Saturday 19 Jan,5pm - late - Furneaux Tavern, Lady Barron
Immerse yourself in the songs of local and visiting musicians whilst enjoying dinner and the stunning views.
Festival Finale - Community BBQ Day
Sunday 20 Jan,11am- 3pm FIAAI Park, Lady Barron
A lunchtime family concert featuring the best of our visiting and local musicians, Ninja fun for the kids and spectacular lunch prepared by our guest chefs!