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Mahbilil Festival

Mahbilil is the annual festival celebrating Kakadu culture, both traditional and contemporary.

Running from midday to midnight, Mahbilil is a family friendly event crammed with activities, workshops for kids, displays, Indigenous art exhibitions & demonstrations of weaving, painting and other crafts. The Festival includes art from across Arnhem Land, and performances from local traditional dance groups from across the region.
Bushfood features prominently with large earth ovens cooking Buffalo, Barramundi and the speciality of the region, Magpie Goose. Join in the fun with competitions that include spear throwing and magpie goose cooking. With lots of activities and entertainment aimed at young kids, youth and the older folks, there really is something for everyone.
At sunset the festival will transform with an evening program of projections, light-shows, music and dance till late. The music is diverse and hosts bands from Top End and across Australia as well as national and international guests.

  • Information

    Event date

    30 August – 7 September 2019

    Opening times

    12 noon to 12 midnight

    Entry cost

    Free entry

    Facilities

    • Cafe
    • Carpark
    • Coach Parking
    • Family Friendly
    • Kiosk
    • Pet Friendly - Enquire
    • Public Toilet

    Activities

    • Camping

    Accessibility

    Caters for people who use a wheelchair. Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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