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 | Events5 – 7 August 2022
In 2022, the 16th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair returns.
2022 NBL Blitz
Darwin & Surrounds | Events16 – 23 September 2022
The National Basketball League (NBL) Blitz Tournament is heading to Darwin.
2023 Darwin Fringe Festival
Darwin & Surrounds | Events7 – 16 July 2023
The Top End’s biggest platform for emerging arts, the Darwin Fringe is an open-access community arts access festival with bite.
Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards
Darwin & Surrounds | Events6 August 2022 – 15 January 2023
The Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards are Australia’s longest-running and most prestigious Indigenous art awards that capture the attention of the nation.
Darwin & Surrounds | Events4 – 21 August 2022
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'.