Bringing people together

Attracting around thousands of visitors annually, the Festival engages individuals, organisations and businesses and creates a space for people who would not necessarily meet, to work together in a supportive and fun environment, creating bonds that last long beyond the weekend.  

The Festival engages communities by helping them understand the natural environment and sustainability issues which affect their everyday life and gives them opportunities to help maintain their wellbeing. 

SLF2016 their were places to sit back and relax, listen or dance, engage with discussions, family friendly play areas, sustainable shopping, educational interactive play, sustainable food demonstrations, and opportunities to share and gain practical skills and knowledge, or to get creative.

We respond to community needs and collaborate with others to deliver a diverse, creative and culturally expressive Festival.  In past years it has featured Tassie Bush Foods, thought provoking films, circus skills workshops, basket making, collaborate art workshops, eclectic music and a wide variety of kids and family activities.

Who came to our Festival in 2016?

In 2016 68% of Festival goers came from the City of Hobart and surrounding suburbs and another 20% from Tasmania more broadly with 12% coming from interstate and overseas.