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 Fringe Festival
Darwin & Surrounds | Events1 – 31 July 2021
**Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the regular 2020 Darwin Fringe Festival has been postponed until 2021.
People's Choice BASSINTHEGRASS
Darwin & Surrounds | EventsSaturday 15 May 2021
Back on the beach in 2021, People’s Choice BASSINTHEGRASS Music Festival is set to be not only the biggest, but the best the Territory’s ever had.
Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards
Darwin & Surrounds | Events7 August 2020 – 31 January 2021
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.
Mindil Beach Sunset Market
Darwin & Surrounds | Events28 May – 29 October 2020
The Mindil Beach Sunset Market is the heart of Darwin's cultural melting pot and truly epitomises the word 'multicultural'.