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 perfect knitted hat from over 4,000 beanies at the quirky Alice Springs Beanie Festival. Experience the famous camel race around a dusty outback track at the Apex Camel Cup.
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.
Alice Springs event highlights
Parrtjima - A Festival in Light9 – 18 April 2021
Parrtjima is the only authentic Aboriginal light festival of its kind.
Tatts Finke Desert Race11 – 14 June 2021
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.
Alice Springs Beanie Festival25 – 28 June 2021
The Alice Springs Beanie Festival is a quirky and unique community event bringing together crafters across the country to Central Australia to celebrate the humble head-warmer.