Festivals & eventsaround Alice Springs
Alice Springs is home to a variety of unique and quirky events that you can't find anywhere else in the world.
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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
Alice Springs Beanie Festival Inc
Alice Springs & Surrounds23 – 26 June 2023
The 27th Alice Springs Beanie Festival, one of Australia's unique Festivals, will be held in the Red Centre in June 2023.
Desert Festival 2023
Alice Springs & Surrounds21 September – 1 October 2023
Desert Festival is Alice Springs’ award-winning annual arts and cultural festival, held in September each year.
Desert Song Festival
Alice Springs & Surrounds8 – 17 September 2023
The 2023 Desert Song Festival (DSF) will regather to Alice Springs, the Desert Song global family of artists who have contributed so much to building this unique regional festival.
Parrtjima – A Festival in Light
Alice Springs & Surrounds7 – 16 April 2023
Parrtjima is the only authentic Aboriginal light festival of its kind.
Red Centre NATS
Alice Springs & Surrounds1 – 3 September 2023
The ultimate festival of wheels will return to Alice Springs in September 2023!
Tatts Finke Desert Race
Alice Springs & Surrounds9 – 12 June 2023
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.