Festivals & events
NT event highlights
Nitro Up North
Darwin & SurroundsFriday 18 June 2021
Don’t miss Nitro Up North at the 2021 Merlin Darwin Triple Crown.
Katherine & Surrounds11 – 13 June 2021
The annual Barunga Festival celebrates Indigenous community life through music, sport and culture, with an outstanding music lineup.
Darwin Street Art Festival
Darwin & Surrounds20 May 2020 – 30 September 2021
The Darwin Street Art Festival in an annual event located in the Darwin CBD, Waterfront & Cullen Bay.
2021 Rotary Henley on Todd Regatta
Alice Springs & SurroundsSaturday 21 August 2021
The Rotary Henley on Todd Regatta is a fun, quirky and eclectic ‘boat’-racing festival held annually on the dry sandy bed of the Todd River in downtown Alice Springs, Northern Territory - the only dry river boating regatta in the world.
Opera Australia 2021
Uluru & Surrounds17 – 19 September 2021
Opera Australia will be returning to Uluru to deliver an exciting program of four magnificent performances.
Darwin & Surrounds5 – 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.
Mindil Beach Sunset Market
Darwin & Surrounds28 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'.
Wide Open Space Festival
Alice Springs & Surrounds30 April – 2 May 2021
Wide Open Space festival is an annual 3-day music, arts and desert culture festival that has attracted audiences to the desert since 2009.
Darwin Fringe Festival
Darwin & Surrounds2 – 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.
Parramatta Eels v Brisbane Broncos
Darwin & SurroundsFriday 23 April 2021
The Territory Eels return to Darwin to take on the Brisbane Broncos in a Round 7 Anzac Round blockbuster at TIO Stadium.
Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Alice Springs & Surrounds25 – 28 June 2021
The Alice Springs Beanie Festival is a quirky and unique community event bringing together crafters across the country to Central Australia to celebrate the humble head-warmer.