Festivals & eventsaround Darwin
Soak up relaxed vibes and balmy weather at Darwin's art and cultural events, festivals and buzzing outdoor markets.
Dreaming of palm trees and sunsets? Darwin shines when the rest of Australia is in the grip of winter. The Dry Season (May–October) serves up world-class events and exceptional weather.
Be entertained and delighted by the Darwin Festival. Indulge your sense of fun at the Beer Can Regatta. Get your hands on a variety of cuisines, art, craft and fresh tropical produce at Darwin's markets. At Mindil Market try one of the fabulous food stalls before heading onto the beach for a spectacular sunset.
Darwin event highlights
Darwin & Surrounds8 – 25 August 2024
There’s no better time to be in the tropical Top End than during Darwin Festival each August, where a fabulous festival wonderland awaits you.
Mindil Beach Sunset Market
Darwin & Surrounds27 April – 26 October 2023
The Mindil Beach Sunset Market is the heart of Darwin's cultural melting pot and truly epitomises the word 'multicultural'.
Million Dollar Fish Season 9
Darwin & Surrounds1 October 2023 – 31 March 2024
It’s no secret that the Territory’s home to some of the best fishing in Australia.