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Ali Curung Traditional Dance Festival

Alice Springs Darwin Katherine Ulu r u Kings Canyon

The festival provides a rare opportunity for authentic cultural immersion through; hands-on workshops, demonstrations, performance and thrilling spear-throwing and fire-making contests.

Each year, the community of Ali Curung, holds a Traditional Dance Festival. Held during the NAIDOC week celebrations in July, the festival aims to embrace cultural awareness through music, song and dance.

The festival engages the community on all levels, generating cultural harmony between Indigenous locals and non-Indigenous visitors. It presents a unique opportunity to allow non-Indigenous visitors to experience bush tucker, bush medicine and Indigenous culture first-hand providing a rare opportunity for authentic cultural immersion.

Throughout the weekend there will be painting demonstrations, a traditional spear throwing competition using woomeras, artifact and jewelry making workshops and a fire making competition, using boomerangs.

The three days of activities brings Indigenous and non-Indigenous people together in friendship and understanding.

This is a drug & alcohol free event.

  • Information

    Event date

    Wednesday 4 July 2018

    Event type

    • Community Event
    • Concert or Performance
    • Festivals and Celebrations

    Opening times

    From 11am till late

    Entry cost

    Free entry


    • Carpark
    • Public Telephone
    • Shop


    Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance. Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times. Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.


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