Festivals & events around 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 Aboriginal Art Fair
Darwin & Surrounds | Events5 – 7 August 2022
In 2022, the 16th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair returns.
Merlin Darwin Triple Crown Supercars
Darwin & Surrounds | Events17 – 19 June 2022
The Merlin Darwin Triple Crown returns to Hidden Valley with more motorsport than ever from 17-19 June 2022.
2022 Toyota AFL Round 12: Gold Coast Suns vs North Melbourne
Darwin & Surrounds | Events3 – 5 June 2022
AFL returns to the Top End as we see Gold Coast Suns take on North Melbourne in Round 12.
Mindil Beach Sunset Market
Darwin & Surrounds | Events29 April – 28 October 2021
The Mindil Beach Sunset Market is the heart of Darwin's cultural melting pot and truly epitomises the word 'multicultural'.
2022 Darwin Fringe
Darwin & Surrounds | Events8 – 17 July 2022
The Top End's biggest platform for emerging arts, the Darwin Fringe is a community arts access with bite.
Darwin Cup Carnival
Darwin & Surrounds | EventsMonday 1 August 2022
The pinnacle of Top End racing is the Great Northern Darwin Cup.
Darwin & Surrounds | Events4 – 21 August 2022
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.