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Escape winter and head to the Northern Territory. It’s an exciting time of year full of festivals and events. From May to September, the weather sets the perfect stage for a calendar serving up sporting events, theatre, cabaret, dance, live music, art and cultural experiences.

Arts & Culture

Garma Festival

29 July - 1 August 2016

Garma Festival

The ancient sound of the Yidaki (didjeridu) is a call to all people to come together in unity; to gather for the sharing of knowledge and culture; to learn from and listen to one another. Each August,...

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Santos Opening Concert

Thursday 4 Aug 2016

Santos Opening Concert

The Darwin Festival free Santos Opening Night Concert is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year and is a fixture on the Darwin Festival calendar. A free celebration of diverse musical talent...

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Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

5 August - 7 August 2016

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

The 10th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair provides a unique opportunity to experience and buy art work of emerging and established artists. You will see a range of styles, mediums and products, including works...

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Cyprus Food and Wine Festival

Saturday 27 Aug 2016

Cyprus Food and Wine Festival

The Cyprus Foods and Wine Festival is a family event and will showcase the famous Cypriot Commandaria wine which is one of the oldest wines on earth. There will be a fusion of musical acts, dance performances,...

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Government House Open Day

Saturday 27 Aug 2016

Government House Open Day

The Administrator of the Northern Territory invites you to enjoy the beauty and charm of Government House and its tropical gardens during its annual Open Day. Explore Government House, learn about its...

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Desert Mob

8 September - 10 September 2016

Desert Mob

Considered amongst the top three Aboriginal art events in the country, Desert Mob is a unique opportunity to experience what is currently happening in art centres throughout Central Australia. This event...

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Desert Song Festival

8 September - 18 September 2016

Desert Song Festival

Over 10 days each September, singers, musicians and audiences from Alice Springs and Central Australia and visitors to the region experience something special. Choirs from the vibrant multi-cultural community...

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Territory Made Pop Up Upmarkets

1 April - 30 September 2016

Territory Made Pop Up Upmarkets

Territory Made Pop Up Upmarkets is the Territory's newest cultural event. Explore the rich tapestry of stalls showcasing handcrafted wares created in the Territory by Territorians. Wares that are designed...

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Christmas Saltwater Craft Fair

Sunday 20 Nov 2016

Christmas Saltwater Craft Fair

The tactile ARTS annual Christmas Craft Fair is one of Darwin's most anticipated market events, a favourite with locals and visitors. Set amongst the trees in the picturesque grounds surrounding the tactile...

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Field of Light Uluru

1 April - 31 March 2017

Field of Light Uluru

EVENT DATES: 01 APRIL 2016-31 MARCH 2017 Bruce Munro's monumental art installation, Field of Light, is a global phenomenon. The British artist conceived the idea at Uluru in 1992 after eight years...

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Sport

Darwin Cup Carnival

9 July - 1 August 2016

Darwin Cup Carnival

Darwin’s premier Social and Sporting event is a riot of racing, fashion and genuine Territory hospitality. The weekend sees the biggest influx of tourism in to Darwin as tourists and locals converge on...

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22nd Annual Dundee Beach Fishing Competition

28 July - 30 July 2017

22nd Annual Dundee Beach Fishing Competition

The Dundee Social and Recreation Club invites you and your family to their annual fishing competition. Dundee is a great place to target big, hard fighting sports fish as well as an opportunity for anglers...

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Australian Outback Marathon

28 July - 29 July 2017

Australian Outback Marathon

Now in its 8th year and one of the most unique Australian running events on the running calendar. Ayers Rock Resort once again plays host to the Australian Outback Marathon on 29th July 2017. With entrants...

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Harts Range Bush Sports Weekend

30 July - 1 August 2016

Harts Range Bush Sports Weekend

The Harts Range Bush Sports Weekend is a great family outback event. Located 200 kilometres north east of Alice Springs, is the home of the annual Harts Range Bush Sports Weekend. This action-packed event...

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Katherine Races

Saturday 6 Aug 2016

Katherine Races

Join in the excitement of a local race meeting. The Katherine Races is a great family day out with families coming from all over the Katherine area. With a full racing program, including the running of...

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2016 Top End Gran Fondo

Sunday 14 Aug 2016

2016 Top End Gran Fondo

The Gran Fondo is a hugely popular and celebrated tradition in the Italian cycling world. The Top End Gran Fondo is the largest cycling event in the Northern Territory. There are 3 events of offer: 120km...

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Squash - 2016 World Doubles Championships

15 August - 19 August 2016

Squash - 2016 World Doubles Championships

Darwin will host the 2016 World International Doubles Squash Championships at the Darwin Squash Centre from 15-19 August. The 2016 championships will provide ideal preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth...

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Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race

17 August - 27 August 2016

Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race

Head to Darwin Harbour to catch the spectacle of the fleet of yachts setting out to race to Indonesia. One of the most anticipated events on Darwin's sailing calendar, the Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race attracts...

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Run Larapinta Stage Race

19 August - 22 August 2016

Run Larapinta Stage Race

Join us for a 4-day, 4-stage trail running race along the most spectacular sections of the Larapinta Trail and experience the awe of the outback. You won't believe how magnificent the MacDonnell Ranges...

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Darwin Pro Rodeo

Friday 19 Aug 2016

Darwin Pro Rodeo

Come and enjoy a family friendly, fun filled, action packed night of Extreme Sport State against State. Containing some of Australia's best quality bucking stock and some of the highest decorated Cowboys...

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Rotary Henley-On-Todd Regatta

Saturday 20 Aug 2016

Rotary Henley-On-Todd Regatta

Talk about quirky?? - It's A boat race with a unique difference - on the dry sands of the Todd River. The Henley-On-Todd Regatta is the most iconic event in the Australian outback, mainly because of its...

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Darwin Pro Rodeo

Monday 22 Aug 2016

Darwin Pro Rodeo

Come and enjoy a family friendly, fun filled, action packed night of Extreme Sport State against State. Containing some of Australia's best quality bucking stock and some of the highest decorated Cowboys...

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The Redback - MTB Stage Race

25 August - 28 August 2016

The Redback - MTB Stage Race

The Redback gives you four days and six stages of some of the most awesome mountain biking Australia has to offer. The event is all about racing some good miles on your bike and then kicking back around...

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Nixon's X-ing Campdraft

25 August - 28 August 2016

Nixon's X-ing Campdraft

Starting at noon on Thursday and finishing Sunday afternoon, the Nixon's X-ing Campdraft program will be full of campdrafting and challenge events for riders and horses of all capabilities. Spectators...

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Humminbird Corroboree Park Challenge

26 August - 28 August 2016

Humminbird Corroboree Park Challenge

A fishing competition for the whole family to tackle. With the emphasis on the family and junior anglers, the Humminbird Corroboree Park Challenge is a tag-and-release photo competition. The renowned...

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Music & Festivals

Australian Outback Marathon

28 July - 29 July 2017

Australian Outback Marathon

Now in its 8th year and one of the most unique Australian running events on the running calendar. Ayers Rock Resort once again plays host to the Australian Outback Marathon on 29th July 2017. With entrants...

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Garma Festival

29 July - 1 August 2016

Garma Festival

The ancient sound of the Yidaki (didjeridu) is a call to all people to come together in unity; to gather for the sharing of knowledge and culture; to learn from and listen to one another. Each August,...

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Desert Harmony Festival

29 July - 1 August 2016

Desert Harmony Festival

The Desert Harmony Festival is hosted by Barkly Regional Arts in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory. On Warumungu lands (Tennant Creek) our predominately Indigenous community, travel across the arid landscape...

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Garma Festival

29 July - 1 August 2016

Garma Festival

The ancient sound of the Yidaki (didjeridu) is a call to all people to come together in unity; to gather for the sharing of knowledge and culture; to learn from and listen to one another. Each August,...

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Darwin Turf Club Gala Ball

Saturday 30 Jul 2016

Darwin Turf Club Gala Ball

Darwin's social event of the dry - entertainment, fabulous food and atmosphere. If you are yet to attend the Darwin Turf Club Gala Ball don't hesitate any longer. Words, friends or photographs can not...

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Pesona Indonesia 2016

Saturday 30 Jul 2016

Pesona Indonesia 2016

Celebrate our Indonesian community by joining the festivities at the Darwin Waterfront precinct. Come and enjoy Indonesian music, dance and food from the local Indonesian community in Darwin from 4pm...

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Lingalonga Festival

Saturday 30 Jul 2016

Lingalonga Festival

For a change of pace head to the picturesque town of Batchelor for its annual, popular Lingalonga Festival. Relax under a shady tree and watch the world wander by, explore the markets, sit back and enjoy...

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Railway Heritage Picnic Day

Monday 1 Aug 2016

Railway Heritage Picnic Day

Observe the quaint tradition of Railway Heritage Picnic Day - a day of leisure, food, and games on the Adelaide River. Originally designated a public holiday for hardworking railway workers, today Railway...

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Santos Opening Concert

Thursday 4 Aug 2016

Santos Opening Concert

The Darwin Festival free Santos Opening Night Concert is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year and is a fixture on the Darwin Festival calendar. A free celebration of diverse musical talent...

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Darwin Festival

4 August - 21 August 2016

Darwin Festival

Darwin Festival combines the local love of outdoor community festivities and dining with a program of Australian and international performances and exhibitions. Music, theatre, art exhibitions, concerts,...

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Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

5 August - 7 August 2016

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

The 10th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair provides a unique opportunity to experience and buy art work of emerging and established artists. You will see a range of styles, mediums and products, including works...

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National Indigenous Music Awards

Saturday 6 Aug 2016

National Indigenous Music Awards

The National Indigenous Music Awards [NIMAs] are a celebration of Indigenous music that honours contemporary and traditional artists. The NIMAs are unlike other Award events, it is quite possibly the...

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People's Choice Teddy Bears' Picnic

Sunday 7 Aug 2016

People's Choice Teddy Bears' Picnic

Bring the family (and, of course, your special teddy) and join us at George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens for the People’s Choice Teddy Bears’ Picnic. This action-packed day of artistic activity has something...

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Red Centre Bird Festival

17 August - 21 August 2016

Red Centre Bird Festival

The Red Centre Bird Festival is your chance to get to know the Northern Territory's plumed inhabitants better. Filled with diverse habitats, the Red Centre is a haven for birds. They hide in spinifex,...

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Rotary Henley-On-Todd Regatta

Saturday 20 Aug 2016

Rotary Henley-On-Todd Regatta

Talk about quirky?? - It's A boat race with a unique difference - on the dry sands of the Todd River. The Henley-On-Todd Regatta is the most iconic event in the Australian outback, mainly because of its...

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Markets & Community

Desert Harmony Festival

29 July - 1 August 2016

Desert Harmony Festival

The Desert Harmony Festival is hosted by Barkly Regional Arts in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory. On Warumungu lands (Tennant Creek) our predominately Indigenous community, travel across the arid landscape...

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Pesona Indonesia 2016

Saturday 30 Jul 2016

Pesona Indonesia 2016

Celebrate our Indonesian community by joining the festivities at the Darwin Waterfront precinct. Come and enjoy Indonesian music, dance and food from the local Indonesian community in Darwin from 4pm...

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Santos Opening Concert

Thursday 4 Aug 2016

Santos Opening Concert

The Darwin Festival free Santos Opening Night Concert is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year and is a fixture on the Darwin Festival calendar. A free celebration of diverse musical talent...

Find out more

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

5 August - 7 August 2016

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

The 10th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair provides a unique opportunity to experience and buy art work of emerging and established artists. You will see a range of styles, mediums and products, including works...

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Old Timers Fete

Saturday 13 Aug 2016

Old Timers Fete

Rummage through bric-a-brac at Alice Springs’ largest fete. The largest annual fete in Alice Springs, the Old Timers Fete, is a fun filled day with 'on tap' entertainment, second hand book stall, craft...

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Red Centre Bird Festival

17 August - 21 August 2016

Red Centre Bird Festival

The Red Centre Bird Festival is your chance to get to know the Northern Territory's plumed inhabitants better. Filled with diverse habitats, the Red Centre is a haven for birds. They hide in spinifex,...

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National Road Transport Hall of Fame Reunion

25 August - 29 August 2016

National Road Transport Hall of Fame Reunion

Remember the great trucks, buses and vehicles of the past, and the men and women who drove them at the annual National Road Transport Hall of Fame Reunion. If you love trucks this is your opportunity to...

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Government House Open Day

Saturday 27 Aug 2016

Government House Open Day

The Administrator of the Northern Territory invites you to enjoy the beauty and charm of Government House and its tropical gardens during its annual Open Day. Explore Government House, learn about its...

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Desert Mob

8 September - 10 September 2016

Desert Mob

Considered amongst the top three Aboriginal art events in the country, Desert Mob is a unique opportunity to experience what is currently happening in art centres throughout Central Australia. This event...

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Desert Song Festival

8 September - 18 September 2016

Desert Song Festival

Over 10 days each September, singers, musicians and audiences from Alice Springs and Central Australia and visitors to the region experience something special. Choirs from the vibrant multi-cultural community...

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Desert Mob MarketPlace

Saturday 10 Sep 2016

Desert Mob MarketPlace

Desert Mob MarketPlace is presented in association with the annual Desert Mob Exhibition, which is held in Alice Springs in September every year and a great chance to view and buy Central Australian artwork. Desert...

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Territory Made Pop Up Upmarkets

1 April - 30 September 2016

Territory Made Pop Up Upmarkets

Territory Made Pop Up Upmarkets is the Territory's newest cultural event. Explore the rich tapestry of stalls showcasing handcrafted wares created in the Territory by Territorians. Wares that are designed...

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Turtle Camp

30 September - 2 October 2016

Turtle Camp

Every year, the li-Anthawirriyarra Sea Ranger Unit and Yanyuwa and Mara families invite paying guests to attend our annual turtle camp. Visitors are accommodated in luxury eco tents and can observe ('up...

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"Darwin in the Wet" Author Signing at The Bookshop

Saturday 1 Oct 2016

"Darwin in the Wet" Author Signing at The Bookshop

Join Sue Moffitt, author of 'Darwin in the Wet' for discussion and book signing at The Bookshop, Smith Street Mall. Sue's book is a combination of a travelogue and guide book that captures the magic...

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The Yapa Styles Fashion Festival

Saturday 1 Oct 2016

The Yapa Styles Fashion Festival

A community event held annually in Alice Springs, this project was developed in mind for Alice Springs social and economic outcomes, and regional development. The effects that substance misuse has on...

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