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
Round 8: Parramatta Eels vs Brisbane Broncos
Darwin & SurroundsFriday 21 April 2023
The Territory's Parramatta Eels are returning to the Top End to take on the Brisbane Broncos at TIO Stadium in 2023!
Nitro Up North
Darwin & Surrounds16 – 17 June 2023
Don’t miss Nitro Up North at the 2023 Betr Darwin Triple Crown.
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'.
Betr Darwin Triple Crown Supercars
Darwin & Surrounds16 – 18 June 2023
The Betr Darwin Triple Crown Supercars Indigenous Round is set to roar back into Hidden Valley Raceway!
2023 Darwin Fringe Festival
Darwin & Surrounds14 – 23 July 2023
The Top End’s biggest platform for emerging arts, the Darwin Fringe is an open-access community arts access festival with bite.
Darwin Festival 2023
Darwin & Surrounds10 – 27 August 2023
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.
Million Dollar Fish Season 8
Darwin & Surrounds1 October 2022 – 31 March 2023
It’s no secret that the Territory’s home to some of the best fishing in Australia.