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 Street Art Festival
Darwin & Surrounds | Events20 May 2020 – 30 September 2021
The Darwin Street Art Festival in an annual event located in the Darwin CBD, Waterfront & Cullen Bay.
Darwin & Surrounds | EventsSaturday 15 May 2021
Soak up the sun, sand and good vibes at Darwin's favourite beachside music festival BASSINTHEGRASS.
Million Dollar Fish Season 6
Darwin & Surrounds | Events1 October 2020 – 31 March 2021
It’s no secret that the Territory’s home to some of the best fishing in Australia.
Darwin Fringe Festival
Darwin & Surrounds | Events2 – 11 July 2021
Showcasing work in every genre you can think of (and a few that might be made up), the Darwin Fringe Festival is a community arts festival with bite.
Mindil Beach Sunset Market
Darwin & Surrounds | Events28 May 2020 – 28 October 2021
The Mindil Beach Sunset Market is the heart of Darwin's cultural melting pot and truly epitomises the word 'multicultural'.
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.