Festivals & events
NT event highlights
Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Alice Springs & Surrounds25 – 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.
Mindil Beach Sunset Market
Darwin & Surrounds28 May 2020 – 28 October 2021
The Mindil Beach Sunset Market is the heart of Darwin's cultural melting pot and truly epitomises the word 'multicultural'.
Tatts Finke Desert Race
Alice Springs & Surrounds11 – 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.
Darwin Fringe Festival
Darwin & Surrounds2 – 11 July 2021
Showcasing work in every genre you can think of (and a few that might be made up), the Darwin Fringe Festival is a community arts festival with bite.
Katherine & Surrounds11 – 13 June 2021
The annual Barunga Festival celebrates Indigenous community life through music, sport and culture, with an outstanding music lineup.
Parrtjima - A Festival in Light
Alice Springs & Surrounds9 – 18 April 2021
Parrtjima is the only authentic Aboriginal light festival of its kind.
Alice Springs & Surrounds3 – 5 September 2021
The ultimate festival of wheels returns to the Red Centre.
Darwin & SurroundsSaturday 15 May 2021
Soak up the sun, sand and good vibes at Darwin's favourite beachside music festival BASSINTHEGRASS.
Darwin Street Art Festival
Darwin & Surrounds20 May 2020 – 30 September 2021
The Darwin Street Art Festival in an annual event located in the Darwin CBD, Waterfront & Cullen Bay.
Darwin & Surrounds5 – 22 August 2021
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.
Darwin Triple Crown Supercars
Darwin & Surrounds18 – 20 June 2021
The Darwin Triple Crown returns to Hidden Valley with more motorsport than ever in 2021.
2021 Rotary Henley on Todd Regatta
Alice Springs & SurroundsSaturday 21 August 2021
The Rotary Henley on Todd Regatta is a fun, quirky and eclectic ‘boat’-racing festival held annually on the dry sandy bed of the Todd River in downtown Alice Springs, Northern Territory - the only dry river boating regatta in the world.
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