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 perfect knitted hat from over 4,000 beanies at the quirky Alice Springs Beanie Festival. Experience the famous camel race around a dusty outback track at the Apex Camel Cup.
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.
Alice Springs event highlights
Tatts Finke Desert Race10 – 13 June 2022
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.
Red CentreNATS2 – 4 September 2022
Meet us in the middle for Red CentreNATS, an automotive lifestyle festival celebrating all things wheels.
Desert Mob MarketPlaceSaturday 10 September 2022
Explore and purchase artworks from over 30 participating Central Australian Art Centres and share in the artist’ stories and culture.