Festivals & events around Darwin
Soak up relaxed vibes and balmy weather at Darwin's art and cultural events, festivals and buzzing outdoor markets.
Dreaming of palm trees and sunsets? Darwin shines when the rest of Australia is in the grip of winter. The Dry Season (May–October) serves up world-class events and exceptional weather.
Be entertained and delighted by the Darwin Festival. Indulge your sense of fun at the Beer Can Regatta. Get your hands on a variety of cuisines, art, craft and fresh tropical produce at Darwin's markets. At Mindil Market try one of the fabulous food stalls before heading onto the beach for a spectacular sunset.
Darwin event highlights
Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair
Darwin & Surrounds | Events6 – 11 August 2021
In 2021, the 15th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair is bringing the world-class event online via its cutting-edge digital platform.
Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards
Darwin & Surrounds | Events7 August 2021 – 6 February 2022
- Awards Ceremony - Friday 6 August, 5.30pm ACST and 6pm AEST via natsiaa.com.
Darwin & Surrounds | Events5 – 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.
Mindil Beach Sunset Market
Darwin & Surrounds | Events29 April – 28 October 2021
The Mindil Beach Sunset Market is the heart of Darwin's cultural melting pot and truly epitomises the word 'multicultural'.