Festivals & events
Join us under twinkling lights and amongst ancient landscapes to discover the festivals and events that make the Northern Territory come alive.
NT event highlights
Alice Springs & Surrounds2 – 4 September 2022
Meet us in the middle for Red CentreNATS, an automotive lifestyle festival celebrating all things wheels.
Tatts Finke Desert Race
Alice Springs & Surrounds10 – 13 June 2022
The iconic Finke Desert Race is an off-road, multi terrain two day race for bikes, cars, buggies and quads through desert country from Alice Springs to the small Aputula (Finke) community.
Darwin Cup Carnival
Darwin & SurroundsMonday 1 August 2022
The pinnacle of Top End racing is the Great Northern Darwin Cup.
Million Dollar Fish Season 7
Darwin & Surrounds1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022
It’s no secret that the Territory’s home to some of the best fishing in Australia.
Desert Festival 2022
Alice Springs & Surrounds22 September – 2 October 2022
Red Hot Arts Central Australia is excited to welcome you to Desert Festival 2022.
Desert Mob MarketPlace
Alice Springs & SurroundsSaturday 10 September 2022
Explore and purchase artworks from over 30 participating Central Australian Art Centres and share in the artist’ stories and culture.
Mindil Beach Sunset Market
Darwin & Surrounds29 April – 28 October 2021
The Mindil Beach Sunset Market is the heart of Darwin's cultural melting pot and truly epitomises the word 'multicultural'.
Darwin & Surrounds4 – 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.