What's on in Launceston this weekend | February 10-11, 2018

Friends, fun and frivolity at Party in the Paddock

Back for 2018 is the North’s biggest paddock dance party. 

Heading into the event’s sixth year, PITP has added a third day to its calendar. 

More than 6500 people are expected to dance Saturday night away listening to tunes from the festival’s first international act Grouplove, Ball Park Music, The Preatures, and Meg Mac.

 A limited number of resale tickets are available through Oztix.com.au

Scootin’ and tootin’

Launceston’s Royal Oak hotel will host one evening of many musical genres on Saturday.

Hobart outfit The Bootleg Gin Sluggers will make the trek north to showcase their blues-jazz improvisational style. 

They’ll appear alongside homegrown country-rock act Cotton Pony.

Doors to the musical mash-up will open at 9pm on Saturday. 

Entry is $10.

My Closet Market at St Ailbe’s Hall

My Closet Market returns on Saturday for the second time this year.

Launceston’s largest market for preloved clothing will be at St Ailbe’s Hall from noon to 3pm.

Items on offer include men's and women's new and preloved clothing, shoes, jewellery and accessories.

The market has been popular amongst savvy shoppers since its inception in June 2013.

For more details about the market, contact info@myclosetmarket.com.au.

Big Blue Marine Community Expo sparks curiosity

Gain a new insight into the often misunderstood Tamar River at the Big Blue Marine Community Expo.

Taking place at Albert Hall on February 11, the expo aims to educate Launcestonians on the rivers and estuaries of the region.

The event starts at 10am. Admission is a $5 donation.

In bloom at Westbury

Westbury Garden Club will host its annual flower show on Saturday at Westbury Town Hall on Lyall Street.

The show will be opened by Meander Valley mayor Craig Perkins and will run from 1.30pm until 4pm.

On display at the show will be dahlias, cut flowers, floral art, vegetables and pot plants. 

A raffle will be held on the day, with a hamper of gardening supplies up for grabs.

The cost of admission is $2.

Launceston International tennis tournament 

Don’t miss out on the final two days of the Launceston International.

Held at Launceston Regional Tennis Centre, the ATP world tour sanctioned men’s and ITF women’s tennis event showcases the best rising stars from around the world. 

Matches commence at 10am and entry is via a gold coin donation.