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 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
2022 Toyota AFL Round 18: Melbourne Demons v Port Adelaide15 – 17 July 2022
AFL returns to the red centre as we see Melbourne take on Port Adeleaide in Round 18 for the Heart of Nation game.
Red CentreNATS2 – 4 September 2022
Meet us in the middle for Red CentreNATS, an automotive lifestyle festival celebrating all things wheels.
Desert Song Festival9 – 18 September 2022
Over 10 days in September, singers and musicians, choirs and audiences from Alice Springs and Central Australia, and visitors to the region, experience something special, as artists from this vibrant multi-cultural community come together with visiting interstate and international artists and musicians to present a series of events celebrating the singer, the song, the instrument, the land and its people.