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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

Freds Pass Rural Show

13 May - 15 May 2016

Freds Pass Rural Show

There is a character and charm to this event that is distinctively Darwin. The Freds Pass Rural Show, on Darwin's outskirts, is an annual event with over 200 exhibitors. Highlights include a country music...

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Big Day Out in Harmony

Saturday 14 May 2016

Big Day Out in Harmony

The Big Day Out in Harmony is presented by Alice Springs Town Council and the Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia. This great event celebrates the rich and diverse community of Alice...

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Merrepen Community Festival

27 May - 29 May 2016

Merrepen Community Festival

The annual Merrepen Festival is held in the friendly community of Nauiyu, 240 kilometres south-west of Darwin. Merrepen Arts will be open with exhibitions, as well as screenprinting, weaving and bush...

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Da Vinci Exhibition

2 April - 31 May 2016

Da Vinci Exhibition

Exploring and connecting his studies in nature, anatomy, mechanics, flight and robotics the Exhibition demonstrates how Leonardo's work is more relevant in today's scientific world than 500 years ago when...

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Top Half Folk Festival

10 June - 13 June 2016

Top Half Folk Festival

Celebrate the Queen's Birthday weekend at the Top Half Folk Festival - at Mary River Park, about 110km east of Darwin The festival features two main evening concerts, afternoon concerts, workshops, presentations,...

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Barunga Festival

10 June - 12 June 2016

Barunga Festival

Hear the stories and learn the culture of the Indigenous people. The annual Barunga Festival is held in this remote Aboriginal community over the Queen's Birthday long weekend and is one of the major...

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Greek Glenti

11 June - 12 June 2016

Greek Glenti

Experience the largest show of ethnic celebration in the Northern Territory calendar. The Greek Glenti, held at historic Bicentennial Park in Darwin, is a fun and vibrant festival where the Greek community...

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The Alice Prize - a National Contemporary Art Award

15 April - 13 June 2016

The Alice Prize - a National Contemporary Art Award

View an exciting mix of multicultural experiences, including Aboriginal, Asian and European artistic backgrounds. An extraordinarily diverse collection of artists' exhibit works in a variety of mediums...

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Brunette Races - ABC Amateur Race Club

16 June - 19 June 2016

Brunette Races - ABC Amateur Race Club

One of Australia's best kept outback horse racing secret. The races are held in June every year, on Brunette Downs, situated on the Barkly Tablelands, 350 kilometres north-east of Tennant Creek. This...

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The Alice Springs Beanie Festival

22 June - 26 June 2016

The Alice Springs Beanie Festival

There are hats and hats - these beanies stretch the definitions like never before. The Alice Springs Beanie Festival is a unique event that celebrates this great Australian icon. It's the place people...

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2016 Ali Curung Traditional Dance Festival

Tuesday 5 Jul 2016

2016 Ali Curung Traditional Dance Festival

The festival will start with a "Welcome to Country" by an elder from the community of Ali Curung, and then the Hon. Gerry McCarthy MLA, the member for Barkly, will officially open the Ali Curung Traditional...

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Darwin Fringe Festival

15 July - 24 July 2016

Darwin Fringe Festival

The Darwin Fringe Festival is a ten day open access, community driven arts festival that will take place from July 17-26 in the beautiful Darwin Dry. The festival supports independent and diverse local...

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Royal Darwin Show

21 July - 23 July 2016

Royal Darwin Show

IT'S SHOWTIME! This year's Show is once again a winning mixture of entertainment, exhibition and showcase with a strong emphasis on education. Don't miss out on this 3 day, fun-filled family event including...

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National Indigenous Music Awards

Monday 25 Jul 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 only...

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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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Sport

Pine Creek Cup

Saturday 7 May 2016

Pine Creek Cup

Have a flutter on the horses at a real bush race meet. Head to Pussycat Flats Racecourse at Pine Creek for the Pine Creek Cup, a five-race program that includes plenty of weekend entertainment. Place your...

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Territory Freshwater Fly Fishing Open

7 May - 8 May 2016

Territory Freshwater Fly Fishing Open

Test your fishing skills against the elusive barramundi. The Territory Freshwater Fly Fishing Open is a catch, measure and release competition held at the beautiful Corroboree Billabong, part of the renowned...

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Daly Waters Campdraft, Rodeo and Gymkhana

2 May - 9 May 2016

Daly Waters Campdraft, Rodeo and Gymkhana

A true Aussie outback experience. The Daly Waters Campdraft, Rodeo and Gymkhana is held in the historic township of Daly Waters, 600 kilometres south of Darwin. This annual event attracts hordes of dusty...

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Freds Pass Rural Show

13 May - 15 May 2016

Freds Pass Rural Show

There is a character and charm to this event that is distinctively Darwin. The Freds Pass Rural Show, on Darwin's outskirts, is an annual event with over 200 exhibitors. Highlights include a country music...

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Reel Women Barra Classic

15 May - 16 May 2016

Reel Women Barra Classic

Join in the thrill of a women's-only, fishing competition. The Reel Women Barra Classic is one of two Northern Territory ladies-only fishing tournaments, with the main focus on encouraging women to participate...

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Two Cup Race day

Sunday 15 May 2016

Two Cup Race day

Experience the excitement and buzz of thoroughbred racing with a race program featuring the running of the St Patrick's Cup and Tennant Creek Cup. Find full catering facilities, Sky channel, on-course...

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Merrepen Community Festival

27 May - 29 May 2016

Merrepen Community Festival

The annual Merrepen Festival is held in the friendly community of Nauiyu, 240 kilometres south-west of Darwin. Merrepen Arts will be open with exhibitions, as well as screenprinting, weaving and bush...

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Melbourne vs Port Adelaide AFL

Saturday 28 May 2016

Melbourne vs Port Adelaide AFL

MFC vs Port Adelaide, Alice Springs - Saturday May 28 Watch the AFL match between Melbourne Football Club and Port Adelaide at the Round 10 game at TIO Traeger Park, Alice Springs. This will be the third...

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Hockey - 4 Nations Tournament

30 May - 5 June 2016

Hockey - 4 Nations Tournament

The world-beating Australian women's hockey team will take on India, New Zealand and Japan in the tournament from May 30 to June 5. The Tournament will be the Hockeyroos final hit-out in Australia, and...

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Adelaide River Races

Saturday 4 Jun 2016

Adelaide River Races

Join in the excitement of a traditional country race meeting. The Adelaide River Races, set in beautiful shady grounds, feature a seven-race program, with TAB and bookie facilities on site. Bar and food...

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NT Powerade City2Surf

Sunday 5 Jun 2016

NT Powerade City2Surf

Whether you are an experienced runner, recreational jogger or a social walker have some fun, be active and join this community event. Join us in 2016, for the 43rd NT City2Surf. We're using the same...

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Bynoe Harbour Camp-Out Fishing and Crabbing Competition

6 June - 7 June 2016

Bynoe Harbour Camp-Out Fishing and Crabbing Competition

Have some family fun at a local Mud Crab and Fishing Competition. Held in conjunction with the Milne Volunteer Bushfire Brigade, the Bynoe Harbour Camp-Out Fishing and Crabbing Competition is a great...

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Tatts Finke Desert Race

10 June - 13 June 2016

Tatts Finke Desert Race

Come and experience a truly unique outback event. The Finke Desert Race is Australia's premier off-road racing event that attracts bike, car and buggy entries from around Australia and overseas. It is...

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Barunga Festival

10 June - 12 June 2016

Barunga Festival

Hear the stories and learn the culture of the Indigenous people. The annual Barunga Festival is held in this remote Aboriginal community over the Queen's Birthday long weekend and is one of the major...

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Parramatta Eels vs Gold Coast Titans, Darwin

Saturday 11 Jun 2016

Parramatta Eels vs Gold Coast Titans, Darwin

Parramatta Eels vs Gold Coast Titans, Darwin - Saturday June 11 Parramatta Eels are travelling to the Northern Territory for the Round 14 match against the Gold Coast Titans. The Eels will play against...

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Music & Festivals

Festival of the Dry

6 May - 5 October 2016

Festival of the Dry

Join in the vibrant celebration of art and culture at the Katherine Festival. The Katherine Festival is held in Katherine and incorporates a variety of community events over two weeks. Events range from...

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Molly's Bash

Saturday 7 May 2016

Molly's Bash

Molly’s Bash is a major fundraiser for the Old Andado Homestead and a truly unique outback experience. Originally the bash was held to help raise money for the Alice Springs Pioneer's Women's Hall of...

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Mataranka Never Never Festival

13 May - 15 May 2016

Mataranka Never Never Festival

The Mataranka Never Never Festival is a magical weekend filled with a variety of activities for everyone. Friday's activities includes the Cancer Council 'Biggest Morning Tea', Artist in Residence Thommo...

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Freds Pass Rural Show

13 May - 15 May 2016

Freds Pass Rural Show

There is a character and charm to this event that is distinctively Darwin. The Freds Pass Rural Show, on Darwin's outskirts, is an annual event with over 200 exhibitors. Highlights include a country music...

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Paspaley Darwin Star Ball

Friday 13 May 2016

Paspaley Darwin Star Ball

The Paspaley Darwin - Star Ball, is a fundraiser for the Starlight Children's Foundation. This year the event will be themed as The Mask of Mystery so dress to mysteriously impress. There will be live...

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Big Day Out in Harmony

Saturday 14 May 2016

Big Day Out in Harmony

The Big Day Out in Harmony is presented by Alice Springs Town Council and the Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia. This great event celebrates the rich and diverse community of Alice...

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BASSINTHEGRASS Music Festival

Saturday 21 May 2016

BASSINTHEGRASS Music Festival

The Northern Territory Government presents the People's Choice BASSINTHEGRASS Music Festival, 21 May 2016. BASSINTHEGRASS Music Festival is an annual all age's event featuring some of Australia's best...

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Uluru Camel Cup

27 May - 28 May 2016

Uluru Camel Cup

Join locals at this fun filled weekend of activities and experience a true Aussie outback style event. Coming into its fourth year, Uluru Camel Cup festivities begin at the atmospheric Outback Pioneer...

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Merrepen Community Festival

27 May - 29 May 2016

Merrepen Community Festival

The annual Merrepen Festival is held in the friendly community of Nauiyu, 240 kilometres south-west of Darwin. Merrepen Arts will be open with exhibitions, as well as screenprinting, weaving and bush...

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Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree

Saturday 28 May 2016

Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree

Celebrate our thriving and successful multicultural community by joining the picnic atmosphere at the Darwin Waterfront. There will be food, entertainment, come and try activities and you can make a floating...

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Top Half Folk Festival

10 June - 13 June 2016

Top Half Folk Festival

Celebrate the Queen's Birthday weekend at the Top Half Folk Festival - at Mary River Park, about 110km east of Darwin The festival features two main evening concerts, afternoon concerts, workshops, presentations,...

Find out more

Barunga Festival

10 June - 12 June 2016

Barunga Festival

Hear the stories and learn the culture of the Indigenous people. The annual Barunga Festival is held in this remote Aboriginal community over the Queen's Birthday long weekend and is one of the major...

Find out more

Summer Session Music Festival

Saturday 11 Jun 2016

Summer Session Music Festival

Warning: this is a pumping beach party! Now in it's 5th year, the Summer Session has become an eagerly awaited annual event on the Darwin dry season calendar, showcasing the best popular DJs, MCs and...

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Greek Glenti

11 June - 12 June 2016

Greek Glenti

Experience the largest show of ethnic celebration in the Northern Territory calendar. The Greek Glenti, held at historic Bicentennial Park in Darwin, is a fun and vibrant festival where the Greek community...

Find out more

Brunette Races - ABC Amateur Race Club

16 June - 19 June 2016

Brunette Races - ABC Amateur Race Club

One of Australia's best kept outback horse racing secret. The races are held in June every year, on Brunette Downs, situated on the Barkly Tablelands, 350 kilometres north-east of Tennant Creek. This...

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Markets & Community

Freds Pass Rural Show

13 May - 15 May 2016

Freds Pass Rural Show

There is a character and charm to this event that is distinctively Darwin. The Freds Pass Rural Show, on Darwin's outskirts, is an annual event with over 200 exhibitors. Highlights include a country music...

Find out more

Paspaley Darwin Star Ball

Friday 13 May 2016

Paspaley Darwin Star Ball

The Paspaley Darwin - Star Ball, is a fundraiser for the Starlight Children's Foundation. This year the event will be themed as The Mask of Mystery so dress to mysteriously impress. There will be live...

Find out more

Big Day Out in Harmony

Saturday 14 May 2016

Big Day Out in Harmony

The Big Day Out in Harmony is presented by Alice Springs Town Council and the Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia. This great event celebrates the rich and diverse community of Alice...

Find out more

Merrepen Community Festival

27 May - 29 May 2016

Merrepen Community Festival

The annual Merrepen Festival is held in the friendly community of Nauiyu, 240 kilometres south-west of Darwin. Merrepen Arts will be open with exhibitions, as well as screenprinting, weaving and bush...

Find out more

Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree

Saturday 28 May 2016

Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree

Celebrate our thriving and successful multicultural community by joining the picnic atmosphere at the Darwin Waterfront. There will be food, entertainment, come and try activities and you can make a floating...

Find out more

Da Vinci Exhibition

2 April - 31 May 2016

Da Vinci Exhibition

Exploring and connecting his studies in nature, anatomy, mechanics, flight and robotics the Exhibition demonstrates how Leonardo's work is more relevant in today's scientific world than 500 years ago when...

Find out more

NT Powerade City2Surf

Sunday 5 Jun 2016

NT Powerade City2Surf

Whether you are an experienced runner, recreational jogger or a social walker have some fun, be active and join this community event. Join us in 2016, for the 43rd NT City2Surf. We're using the same...

Find out more

Barunga Festival

10 June - 12 June 2016

Barunga Festival

Hear the stories and learn the culture of the Indigenous people. The annual Barunga Festival is held in this remote Aboriginal community over the Queen's Birthday long weekend and is one of the major...

Find out more

Brunette Races - ABC Amateur Race Club

16 June - 19 June 2016

Brunette Races - ABC Amateur Race Club

One of Australia's best kept outback horse racing secret. The races are held in June every year, on Brunette Downs, situated on the Barkly Tablelands, 350 kilometres north-east of Tennant Creek. This...

Find out more

Alice Springs Show

1 July - 2 July 2016

Alice Springs Show

Join in the fun and excitement of a large rural show. The Alice Springs Show is a traditional rural show with a very close association with the regional cattle stations, and is based on agricultural produce,...

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Apex Camel Cup

9 July - 15 July 2017

Apex Camel Cup

The quirky, annual Apex Camel Cup attracts visitors to Alice Springs from all over the world. While camels may have a reputation as dedicated 'ships of the desert', these magnificent beasts are certainly...

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Darwin Fringe Festival

15 July - 24 July 2016

Darwin Fringe Festival

The Darwin Fringe Festival is a ten day open access, community driven arts festival that will take place from July 17-26 in the beautiful Darwin Dry. The festival supports independent and diverse local...

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The Katherine and District Show

15 July - 16 July 2016

The Katherine and District Show

For a weekend of rural fun head to Katherine and District Show. Get caught up in the excitement of the Equestrian, Campdraft, Rodeo competitions, enter the Lawn Mower Race or the Top End Tournament, find...

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Royal Darwin Show

21 July - 23 July 2016

Royal Darwin Show

IT'S SHOWTIME! This year's Show is once again a winning mixture of entertainment, exhibition and showcase with a strong emphasis on education. Don't miss out on this 3 day, fun-filled family event including...

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Miss Muddy

Saturday 23 Jul 2016

Miss Muddy

Miss Muddy is a 5km muddy fun run full of colour, foam and fun obstacles graded to suit any fitness level and ability with all profits to the McGrath Foundation.

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