Festivals & events
Join us under twinkling lights and amongst ancient landscapes to discover the festivals and events that make the Northern Territory come alive.
NT event highlights
Darwin Fringe Festival
Darwin & Surrounds1 – 31 July 2021
**Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the regular 2020 Darwin Fringe Festival has been postponed until 2021.
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 & 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.
People’s Choice BASSINTHEGRASS
Darwin & SurroundsSaturday 15 May 2021
Back on the beach in 2021, People’s Choice BASSINTHEGRASS Music Festival is set to be not only the biggest, but the best the Territory’s ever had.
Alice Springs & Surrounds3 – 5 September 2021
The ultimate festival of wheels returns to the Red Centre.
Katherine & Surrounds11 – 13 June 2021
IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS THAT WE INFORM YOU THAT BARUNGA FESTIVAL 2020 HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED.
Field of Light Uluru
Uluru & Surrounds2 March 2018 – 31 December 2021
The Field of Light art installation, a global phenomenon by internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, has come ‘home’ to the place that inspired it - Uluru.
Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards
Darwin & Surrounds7 August 2020 – 31 January 2021
The Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) is Australia’s longest running and most prestigious Indigenous art awards that captures the attention of the nation.
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