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
Tatts Finke Desert Race
Alice Springs & Surrounds7 – 10 June 2024
The iconic Finke Desert Race is an off-road, multi terrain two day race for bikes, cars and buggies through desert country from Alice Springs to the small Aputula (Finke) community.
Alice Springs & Surrounds7 – 10 March 2024
A unique showcase of Drag, Family, Comedy and Cabaret events, celebrating the inclusivity and diversity of the Red Centre.
Parrtjima 2024 - A Festival in Light
Alice Springs & Surrounds12 – 21 April 2024
Parrtjima is the meeting place where old meets new.
Henley on Todd Regatta
Alice Springs & SurroundsSaturday 17 August 2024
The iconic Rotary Henley on Todd Regatta is a fun, quirky and eclectic ‘boat’ race held each year on the dry, sandy bed of the Todd River in Alice Springs, Australia.
Alice Springs & Surrounds30 August – 1 September 2024
The ultimate festival of wheels returns to Alice Springs in 2024!