Festivals & events in Alice Springs
Alice Springs is home to a variety of unique and quirky events that you can't find anywhere else in the world.
Find the perfectly knitted hat at the quirky Alice Springs Beanie Festival; witness a dry riverbed boat race at the Henley on Todd or immerse yourself in Aboriginal art at Desert Mob. Stroll through Australia's longest light show installation at Parrtjima where the 300 million year-old MacDonnell Ranges are brought to life with light and sound.
Check out the NT Festivals & Events Calendar to start planning your trip.
Alice Springs event highlights
Tatts Finke Desert Race10 – 13 June 2022
The iconic Finke Desert Race is an off-road, multi terrain two day race for bikes, cars, buggies and quads through desert country from Alice Springs to the small Aputula (Finke) community.
Red Centre NATS1 – 4 September 2022
The ultimate festival of wheels will return to Alice Springs in September 2022.
Desert Song Festival9 – 18 September 2022
Over 10 days in September, singers and musicians, choirs and audiences from Alice Springs and Central Australia, and visitors to the region, experience something special, as artists from this vibrant multi-cultural community come together with visiting interstate and international artists and musicians to present a series of events celebrating the singer, the song, the instrument, the land and its people.
The Parade of Performers & Aperture- Desert Song Festival Opening NightSunday 11 September 2022
Come and launch the 2020 Desert Song Festival with a rousing community celebration.
A cappella in the GorgeSunday 18 September 2022
Take a plunge in the icy waters at Ormiston Gorge at ‘A cappella in the Gorge’ – the Festival-ending outdoor concert set against this Majestic Central Australian backdrop.