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
Nitro Up North
Darwin & Surrounds | EventsFriday 18 June 2021
Don’t miss Nitro Up North at the 2021 Merlin Darwin Triple Crown.
Darwin Street Art Festival
Darwin & Surrounds | Events30 August – 10 September 2021
The Darwin Street Art Festival in an annual event .
Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards
Darwin & Surrounds | Events7 August 2021 – 6 February 2022
The Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) is Australia’s longest running and most prestigious Indigenous art awards that captures the attention of the nation.
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.
Merlin Darwin Triple Crown Supercars
Darwin & Surrounds | Events18 – 20 June 2021
The Merlin Darwin Triple Crown returns to Hidden Valley with more motorsport than ever in 2021.
Superfast Tunes - Bernard Fanning, Ball Park Music, Alice Ivy
Darwin & Surrounds | EventsSaturday 19 June 2021
BERNARD FANNING / BALL PARK MUSIC / ALICE IVY live in concert.
Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair
Darwin & Surrounds | Events6 – 8 August 2021
The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair offers a rich exchange of art, culture, and ideas with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across Australia.
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.