Junction for Families

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Art is for everyone - especially little ones! Junction's 2021 program features some fantastic projects for kids of all ages to get involved in. There's plenty for parents to enjoy, too!

Whether you're looking for a fun family outing or the perfect spot to relax and catch up with friends and loved ones, read on for our pick of how to do Junction with the family.

Image: Melanie Kate Photography

Roaming performance: Terrapin's Tip Duck

Following on from their 2020 crowd favourite, COVID-Busters, Terrapin are back with the northern premiere of Tip Duck. This hilarious free roaming performance will be popping up in Prince's Square across the weekend, don't miss it!

Weekend favourite: Tony's Imaginary Circus

Roll up and witness Tasmanian circus royalty with a children’s show of classy conjuring, amazing acrobats, and lots and lots of fun. Not just for kids, Tony’s Imaginary Circus is one for the whole family to enjoy. Get your tickets to see this loveable circus troupe on Saturday or Sunday of Junction.

FREE: Birds of a Feather

Northern Children's Network's Birds of a Feather will keep little ones entertained as they create feathers to dress a five foot wedge tail eagle sculpture. Facilitated by artists Mimi Digney and Alysha Dansie, the whole family can join in and help create a colourful plumage from a variety of recycled materials. This free event runs from Thursday to Sunday of the festival in Prince's Square.

FREE: The Junction Dog Show

In celebration of Junction’s 10th anniversary, the infamous Junction Dog Show returns. Bring along your pooches to Prince’s Square to battle it out in this crazy canine competition, or come along to watch all the action on Saturday afternoon.

FREE: Little J & Big Cuz live in palawa kani

Kids will love seeing their favourite animated TV series, Little J & Big Cuz, performed live at Junction. Against the backdrop of a projected episode of the award-winning children's animated television series, Aboriginal voice actors from our community will provide a live reading in palawa kani - the language of Tasmanian Aborigines. Catch this special performance on Saturday & Sunday of Junction.

For older kids: Nightlight

Purchase a $10 Nightlight map from the Prince's Square box office and wander around the city to discover this after-dark art trail. Featuring interactive art installations by a range of local artists, Nightlight is a great family activity to enjoy from Thursday to Saturday of the festival.

Book a babysitter for: Opening Night Party

For the perfect parent's night out, Opening Night has you covered. Join us in Prince's Square to kick off the festival celebrations, grab a bite to eat and a drink with friends. Tickets are $15 and include entry to see The Sunset Ceremony, a special performance of Muster, and the Après Ski Party.

For the young at heart: The Tweed Ride

Dress-up in your best tweed and join in Junction’s much-loved family bike ride around the historic streets of Launceston, before returning to Prince’s Square for morning tea and a parade of the best tweed kits! The Tweed Ride is a memorable Sunday family activity you won't want to miss. Get your tickets here.

For mums: The Motherload


For a ladies' night out, get your tickets to the must-see Tasmanian production, The Motherload. Developed over several years in collaboration with mothers across Tasmania, the Motherload Collective present an interactive live gameshow: two teams compete for the crown of Ultimate Queen Mumma. Catch it from Thursday to Saturday of the festival.