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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

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

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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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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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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Sporties 12 Hour Enduro

29 August - 31 August 2016

Sporties 12 Hour Enduro

The Sporties 12 Hour Enduro has been running in it's current format since 2004. It's a teams based event and reliability is the key and keeping your team (of 2) going for 12 hours and completing as many...

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Red CentreNATS

2 September - 4 September 2016

Red CentreNATS

Red CentreNATS 02 will take place on Father's Day weekend, 2 - 4 September 2016. Tickets will go on sale 28/7/16 from www.redcentrenats.com.au All the action will be back for the Ultimate Festival of...

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SWB - Secret Women's Business Barra Challenge

9 September - 10 September 2016

SWB - Secret Women's Business Barra Challenge

Join in the thrill Australia's premier women's fishing tournament. SWB Barra Challenge, fondly referred to as SWB s a ladies-only fishing tournament, with the main focus on encouraging females to participate...

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Alice Springs Festival of Tennis

20 September - 2 October 2016

Alice Springs Festival of Tennis

Your chance to watch a tennis champion in the making - or have a go yourself!! The Alice Springs Open is part of the AMT (Australian Money Tournaments). This tennis tournament, attracts players from all...

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Northern Territory Netball Championships

23 September - 25 September 2016

Northern Territory Netball Championships

The Northern Territory Netball Championships (proudly sponsored by NT Link) are the Premier intra-Territory competition held on an annual basis and are an integral development pathway for underage players...

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Barkly Muster Gold Rush Camp Draft

29 September - 2 October 2016

Barkly Muster Gold Rush Camp Draft

Tennant Creek is the Centre of a vast region that contains some of the best pastoral country in the world. This region is steeped in rich pastoral history and tradition. “The Barkly Muster” is a major...

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Alice Springs Masters Games

8 October - 15 October 2016

Alice Springs Masters Games

Known as the Friendly Games, the Alice Springs Masters Games is the longest running Masters Games event in Australia. The Games in 1986 was the first in Australia and has held biannually. Alice Springs...

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Walkabout Lodge John Jones Memorial Billfish Challenge

8 October - 9 October 2016

Walkabout Lodge John Jones Memorial Billfish Challenge

Pit your strength against the powerful sailfish or marlin. The Billfish competition is a major tag-and-release tournament held in Nhulunbuy on the Gove Peninsula in Arnhem Land and targets the powerful...

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Darwin Trailer Boat Club Blue Water Classic

28 October - 30 October 2016

Darwin Trailer Boat Club Blue Water Classic

Enjoy a great weekend of fun and rivalry whilst participating in this saltwater fishing competition. The Darwin Trailer Boat Club Blue Water Classic is a both a catch-and-release and weigh-in event for...

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Gove Game Classic Fishing Competition

4 November - 11 November 2016

Gove Game Classic Fishing Competition

Pit your strength against the big sports fish of the north. Enter the annual Gove Game Classic Fishing Competition and hope to land a barracuda, sailfish or marlin in the stunning waters off Nhulunbuy. The...

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XXXX Gold Billfish Classic

7 November - 9 November 2016

XXXX Gold Billfish Classic

The mighty billfish are the targeted fish in this challenge. Darwin Game Fishing Club's annual Billfish Classic is a three day tag, photograph and release competition, open to all anglers, with teams...

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Music & Festivals

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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Bush Bands Bash

Sunday 28 Aug 2016

Bush Bands Bash

Bush Bands Bash is a foot stomping musical celebration under the starry desert sky. Played to an audience of thousands the concert is the biggest annual showcase of Aboriginal desert music in Australia....

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Red CentreNATS

2 September - 4 September 2016

Red CentreNATS

Red CentreNATS 02 will take place on Father's Day weekend, 2 - 4 September 2016. Tickets will go on sale 28/7/16 from www.redcentrenats.com.au All the action will be back for the Ultimate Festival of...

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Alice Desert Festival

25 August - 4 September 2016

Alice Desert Festival

Presented by Red Hot Arts Central Australia, the Alice Desert Festival is a fabulous Arts experience that speaks of contemporary Alice Springs. Creative, dynamic, meaningful content that reflects and enlivens...

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Barrio Fiesta

Saturday 3 Sep 2016

Barrio Fiesta

Gates open at 3pm at the Filipino Community Centre on Batten Road in Marrara and the festivities will continue until well into the evening. There will be traditional Filipino music and dancing, plenty...

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Jabiru Mahbilil Festival

Saturday 3 Sep 2016

Jabiru Mahbilil Festival

The annual festival returns to celebrate Kakadu culture, both traditional and contemporary. Running from midday to midnight, Mahbilil is a family friendly event crammed with activities, workshops for kids,...

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Latin American Film Festival in Australia

5 September - 3 October 2016

Latin American Film Festival in Australia

The Latin American Embassies in Australia and Latino NT Association are proud to present the Latin American Film Festival. Taking place in Darwin at Charles Darwin University the Film Festival will offer...

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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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Darwin International Film Festival

14 September - 21 September 2016

Darwin International Film Festival

The Darwin International Film Festival, or DIFF, brings the latest in international films to Darwin over 8 luscious Top End nights and 12 screenings. DIFF is held at Deckchair Cinema, Darwin's premier...

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Alice Springs Town Council Night Markets

25 August - 10 November 2016

Alice Springs Town Council Night Markets

Alice Springs Town Council Night Markets are held once a month from August through to November. They are often themed and compliment major events such as the Alice Desert Festival, Alice Springs Masters...

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Sundays Live at the Lagoon

1 May - 25 September 2016

Sundays Live at the Lagoon

Relax on the lawns by the Recreation Lagoon and enjoy free live music every Sunday afternoon from 12pm until 4pm. Sunday's Live at the Lagoon will feature a different musician each week and provide a...

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Darwin Pride Festival

30 September - 5 October 2016

Darwin Pride Festival

Join the colour and community of the Darwin Pride Festival - the annual celebration of lifestyle for the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transsexual and intersexual community. The busy festival program includes...

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Latino Annual Ball

Saturday 1 Oct 2016

Latino Annual Ball

Most people enjoy a good party, so it with great pleasure that the Latino NT Association announces that it will be holding its annual Latin Party. The party will start at 6.15pm and features a live band,...

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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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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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Markets & Community

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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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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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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Artback NT's Malandari Festival

21 October - 22 October 2016

Artback NT's Malandari Festival

A coming together of community and culture, the inaugural Malandari Festival is a community re-imagining of Artback NT's previous festival known as DanceSite. Join us back in Borroloola to kick up dust...

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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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Alice Springs Town Council Christmas Carnival

Friday 2 Dec 2016

Alice Springs Town Council Christmas Carnival

The Alice Springs Town Council's Christmas Carnival permeates the Red Centre with festive fun and Christmas cheer! Todd Mall, Todd Street and the Council Lawns comes alive with buskers and rambling...

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Carols by Candlelight - Alice Springs

Sunday 4 Dec 2016

Carols by Candlelight - Alice Springs

Alice Springs Carols by Candlelight is on again for another great night bringing the whole community together to celebrate and sing some great carols. Come and celebrate as people come together as a community,...

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New Year's Eve Concert and Fireworks

31 December - 1 January 2017

New Year's Eve Concert and Fireworks

Each year Darwin Waterfront throws a big party and invites everyone to come and welcome in the New Year. Find a spot with a view, spread out a picnic rug or your own chairs and settle in for an evening...

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