EVENTS

The Top End is host to a wide range of incredible, world-class, unique events. Laugh along with the locals at quirky events distinctive to the Top End, honour Aboriginal culture at indigenous celebrations in remote communities or revel in major sporting events such as the V8 Supercars, Australian SuperBikes, Rugby League and Darwin Cup Carnival. You will find all you need to know about Top End festivals events listed here such as Darwin Festival, Italian Festival, Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Greek Glenti, Garma Festival and the Finke Desert Race and many more.



  • Date: Every Sunday until Sunday 22 October, 2017 Also held on Thursday 5.00pm - 10.00pm Time: 4.00pm - 9.00pm Location: Mindil Beach Description: As the sun dips into the Arafura Sea every Thursday and Sunday evening, most of Darwin descends on Mindil Beach; tables, chairs, rugs and eskies in to ... more
    2017-07-23 16:00:00
    2017-07-23 21:00:00
  • Date: July, August and September Time: 5.00pm - 7.30pm Location: Goyder Square, Palmerston Description: Enjoy our Top End dry season sunsets and relax on the Goyder Square lawn listening to LIVE music from local artists every second Sunday from 14 May. B ... more
    2017-07-23 17:00:00
    2017-07-23 19:30:00
  • Date: Running until Saturday 31 March, 2018 Time: Various Times Location: Uluru Description: As darkness falls and Uluru is thrown into silhouette, field of light illuminates. As far as the eye can see gentle rhythms of colour light up the des ... more
    2017-07-24 18:00:00
    2017-07-24 22:00:00
  • Date: Tuesday 25 July - Sunday 6 August, 2017 Time: 7pm. (Sun 6 Aug 5pm) Location: Browns Mart Description: Hamed Mokri stands on a tiny wooden boat on high and stormy seas. He cradles his small daughter, on his way to find them a place of Hope and Possibili ... more
    2017-07-25 19:00:00
    2017-08-06 21:00:00
  • Date: Thursday 27 - Saturday 29 July, 2017 Time: Gates open from 9am to 10pm. Location: Darwin Showgrounds Description: The Royal Darwin Show is a unique blend of elements focusing on showcase, competition, education and entertainment. It is family oriented and provides ... more
    2017-07-27 09:00:00
    2017-07-29 22:00:00
  • Date: Every Thursday until Thursday 26 October, 2017 also held on Sunday's 4.00pm - 9.00pm Time: 5.00pm - 10.00pm Location: Mindil Beach Description:   As the sun dips into the Arafura Sea every Thursday and Sunday evening, most of Darwin descends on Mindil Beach; tables, chairs, rugs and eski ... more
    2017-07-27 17:00:00
    2017-07-27 22:00:00
  • Date: Every Saturday Time: 8.00am - 2.00pm Location: Parap Village Shopping Precinct Description: Every Saturday morning the Parap Village Markets entice and delight with bustling colourful life. A treasured institution since 1982, the Parap Villag ... more
    2017-07-29 08:00:00
    2017-07-29 14:00:00
  • Date: Saturday 29 July, 2017 Time: 10.00am Location: Darwin Turf Club Description:   On the Track The stars of the dry season are out in force to contest a day of high calibre racing, culminating in the much-anticipated featur ... more
    2017-07-29 10:00:00
    2017-07-29 13:04:00
  • Date: Every Saturday until Saturday 28 October, 2017 Time: 4.00pm - 9.00pm Location: Malak Shopping Centre carpark, Chambers Cres, Malak Description: A unique, community market for Darwin full of food, flavour and fun Malak Marketplace opens in Malak at Chambers Crescent Car Park, from 4pm until 9p ... more
    2017-07-29 16:00:00
    2017-07-29 21:00:00
  • Date: Every Saturday night from Saturday 22 April - Saturday 16 September 2017 Time: 7.00pm Location: Goyder Square, Palmerston Description: Back for 2017 is the popular movie program, FlicNics. Goyder Square will once again transform into a FREE outdoor cinema, giving residents the chance ... more
    2017-07-29 19:00:00
    2017-07-29 21:00:00
  • Date: Every Sunday until Sunday 22 October, 2017 Also held on Thursday 5.00pm - 10.00pm Time: 4.00pm - 9.00pm Location: Mindil Beach Description: As the sun dips into the Arafura Sea every Thursday and Sunday evening, most of Darwin descends on Mindil Beach; tables, chairs, rugs and eskies in to ... more
    2017-07-30 16:00:00
    2017-07-30 21:00:00
  • Date: Monday 31 July - Sunday 6 August, 2017 Time: Various Times Location: Hidden Valley Raceway Description: More information will be made available closer to the date. Click here for more information. ... more
    2017-07-31 07:30:00
    2017-08-06 11:57:00
  • Date: Running until Saturday 31 March, 2018 Time: Various Times Location: Uluru Description: As darkness falls and Uluru is thrown into silhouette, field of light illuminates. As far as the eye can see gentle rhythms of colour light up the des ... more
    2017-07-31 18:00:00
    2017-07-31 22:00:00
  • Date: Wednesday 2 August, 2017 Time: 10.00am Location: Darwin Turf Club Description:   On the Track It’s all about the sprinters, vying for the $35,000 Darwin Corporate Park Cup over 1300m. The stars of the Carnival will use t ... more
    2017-08-02 10:00:00
    2017-08-02 13:11:00
  • Date: Every Thursday until Thursday 26 October, 2017 also held on Sunday's 4.00pm - 9.00pm Time: 5.00pm - 10.00pm Location: Mindil Beach Description:   As the sun dips into the Arafura Sea every Thursday and Sunday evening, most of Darwin descends on Mindil Beach; tables, chairs, rugs and eski ... more
    2017-08-03 17:00:00
    2017-08-03 22:00:00
  • Date: Thursday 3 - Saturday 5 August, 2017 Time: Gates open 6:00pm, show starts 6:30pm Location: George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens Description: A mother dances on the moon with her tiny infant daughter. They are happy. The explosion of a cannon, shouting, marching, like thunder surrounds them ... more
    2017-08-03 18:30:00
    2017-08-05 20:30:00
  • Date: Friday 4 - Monday 7 August, 2017 Time: See website for times Location: Gulkula is located about 30 minutes from the township of Nhulunbuy on the Central Arnhem Highway Description: Garma is held on a significant Yolngu ceremonial meeting ground called Gulkula, outside the Gove township, north east Arnhem land in the Northern Terr ... more
    2017-08-04 08:00:00
    2017-08-07 23:30:00
  • Date: Every Saturday Time: 8.00am - 2.00pm Location: Parap Village Shopping Precinct Description: Every Saturday morning the Parap Village Markets entice and delight with bustling colourful life. A treasured institution since 1982, the Parap Villag ... more
    2017-08-05 08:00:00
    2017-08-05 14:00:00
  • Date: Saturday 5 August, 2017 Time: 10.00am Location: Darwin Turf Club Description:   On the Track The pace takes centre stage with contenders chasing the title of the Territory’s Top Sprinter, along with $135,000 in prize mo ... more
    2017-08-05 10:00:00
    2017-08-05 13:18:00
  • Date: Every Saturday until Saturday 28 October, 2017 Time: 4.00pm - 9.00pm Location: Malak Shopping Centre carpark, Chambers Cres, Malak Description: A unique, community market for Darwin full of food, flavour and fun Malak Marketplace opens in Malak at Chambers Crescent Car Park, from 4pm until 9p ... more
    2017-08-05 16:00:00
    2017-08-05 21:00:00
  • Date: Every Saturday night from Saturday 22 April - Saturday 16 September 2017 Time: 7.00pm Location: Goyder Square, Palmerston Description: Back for 2017 is the popular movie program, FlicNics. Goyder Square will once again transform into a FREE outdoor cinema, giving residents the chance ... more
    2017-08-05 19:00:00
    2017-08-05 21:00:00
  • Date: Saturday 5 August, 2017 Time: 7.00pm Location: Darwin Turf Club Description:   A phenomenal night of starlit entertainment The jewel in the Carlton Mid Darwin Cup Carnival’s crown is the Qantas Darwin Turf Club Gala Ba ... more
    2017-08-05 19:00:00
    2017-08-05 23:00:00
  • Date: 7 May, 4 June, 2 July, 6 August and 3 September, 2017 Time: 8.00am - 10.00am Location: Various Location in Palmerston Description:   Families will enjoy plenty of FREE outdoor activities and time together at Brekkie in the Park. This allows families to connect with their loc ... more
    2017-08-06 08:00:00
    2017-08-06 10:00:00
  • Date: Sunday 6 August, 2017 Time: 2.00pm - 10.15pm Location: George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens Description: Grab your camp chairs and picnic rugs, perhaps a small esky of snacks and sealed bottled water and head into the Darwin Amphitheatre with your family ... more
    2017-08-06 14:00:00
    2017-08-06 22:15:00
  • Date: Every Sunday until Sunday 22 October, 2017 Also held on Thursday 5.00pm - 10.00pm Time: 4.00pm - 9.00pm Location: Mindil Beach Description: As the sun dips into the Arafura Sea every Thursday and Sunday evening, most of Darwin descends on Mindil Beach; tables, chairs, rugs and eskies in to ... more
    2017-08-06 16:00:00
    2017-08-06 21:00:00
  • Date: July 9 - Jazz with Couch Recipe 23 - Mark & Selena Duo August 6 - Jazz with Couch Recipe 20 - Ken Brodie & Friends September 3 - Jazz with Couch Recipe 17 - Miz Bully & Northern Lights Time: 5.00pm - 7.30pm Location: Goyder Square, Palmerston Description: Enjoy our Top End dry season sunsets and relax on the Goyder Square lawn listening to LIVE music from local artists every second Sunday from 14 May. B ... more
    2017-08-06 17:00:00
    2017-08-06 19:30:00
  • Date: Monday 7 August, 2017 Time: 9.00am Location: Darwin Turf Club Description:   On the Track For two minutes, a crowd of 20,000 hold their breath as twelve of Australia’s top thoroughbreds chase the Northern Territory ... more
    2017-08-07 09:00:00
    2017-08-07 13:31:00
  • Date: Running until Saturday 31 March, 2018 Time: Various Times Location: Uluru Description: As darkness falls and Uluru is thrown into silhouette, field of light illuminates. As far as the eye can see gentle rhythms of colour light up the des ... more
    2017-08-07 18:00:00
    2017-08-07 22:00:00
  • Date: Wednesday 9 August, 2017 Time: 7.30pm Location: Skycity Darwin – Outdoor Pavilion Description: In its eleventh year this August, the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Australia’s premier Indigenous art, film and cultural event, presents "From Countr ... more
    2017-08-09 19:30:00
    2017-08-09 22:00:00
  • Date: Thursday 10 - Sunday 27 August, 2017 Time: Various Times Location: Various locations around Darwin Description:   Darwin Festival is an 18-day celebration of music, theatre, visual art, dance, cabaret and more in the beautiful tropical city of Darwin. Enjo ... more
    2017-08-10 11:00:00
    2017-08-27 17:51:00
  • Date: Every Thursday until Thursday 26 October, 2017 also held on Sunday's 4.00pm - 9.00pm Time: 5.00pm - 10.00pm Location: Mindil Beach Description:   As the sun dips into the Arafura Sea every Thursday and Sunday evening, most of Darwin descends on Mindil Beach; tables, chairs, rugs and eski ... more
    2017-08-10 17:00:00
    2017-08-10 22:00:00
  • Date: Friday 11 - Sunday 13 August, 2017 Time: Friday 11 August, 10.00am – 4.00pm Saturday 12 August, 10.00am – 5.00pm Sunday 13 August, 10.00am – 4.00pm Location: Darwin Convention Centre Description: The annual event serves as a platform to showcase the works of more than 2000 artists, with thousands of traditional and contemporary pieces available ... more
    2017-08-11 10:00:00
    2017-08-13 13:00:00
  • Date: Every Saturday Time: 8.00am - 2.00pm Location: Parap Village Shopping Precinct Description: Every Saturday morning the Parap Village Markets entice and delight with bustling colourful life. A treasured institution since 1982, the Parap Villag ... more
    2017-08-12 08:00:00
    2017-08-12 14:00:00
  • Date: Every Saturday until Saturday 28 October, 2017 Time: 4.00pm - 9.00pm Location: Malak Shopping Centre carpark, Chambers Cres, Malak Description: A unique, community market for Darwin full of food, flavour and fun Malak Marketplace opens in Malak at Chambers Crescent Car Park, from 4pm until 9p ... more
    2017-08-12 16:00:00
    2017-08-12 21:00:00
  • Date: Every Saturday night from Saturday 22 April - Saturday 16 September 2017 Time: 7.00pm Location: Goyder Square, Palmerston Description: Back for 2017 is the popular movie program, FlicNics. Goyder Square will once again transform into a FREE outdoor cinema, giving residents the chance ... more
    2017-08-12 19:00:00
    2017-08-12 21:00:00
  • Date: Every Sunday until Sunday 22 October, 2017 Also held on Thursday 5.00pm - 10.00pm Time: 4.00pm - 9.00pm Location: Mindil Beach Description: As the sun dips into the Arafura Sea every Thursday and Sunday evening, most of Darwin descends on Mindil Beach; tables, chairs, rugs and eskies in to ... more
    2017-08-13 16:00:00
    2017-08-13 21:00:00
  • Date: Sunday 13 - Thursday 17 August, 2017 Time: 7.00pm Location: WWII Oil Storage Tunnels Description: Tunnel Number Five festival of underground music is a series of 5 concerts staged in the acoustically breathtaking WWII Oil Storage Tunnels underneath ... more
    2017-08-13 19:00:00
    2017-08-17 21:00:00
  • Date: Running until Saturday 31 March, 2018 Time: Various Times Location: Uluru Description: As darkness falls and Uluru is thrown into silhouette, field of light illuminates. As far as the eye can see gentle rhythms of colour light up the des ... more
    2017-08-14 18:00:00
    2017-08-14 22:00:00
  • Date: Every Thursday until Thursday 26 October, 2017 also held on Sunday's 4.00pm - 9.00pm Time: 5.00pm - 10.00pm Location: Mindil Beach Description:   As the sun dips into the Arafura Sea every Thursday and Sunday evening, most of Darwin descends on Mindil Beach; tables, chairs, rugs and eski ... more
    2017-08-17 17:00:00
    2017-08-17 22:00:00
  • Date: Every Saturday Time: 8.00am - 2.00pm Location: Parap Village Shopping Precinct Description: Every Saturday morning the Parap Village Markets entice and delight with bustling colourful life. A treasured institution since 1982, the Parap Villag ... more
    2017-08-19 08:00:00
    2017-08-19 14:00:00
  • Date: Saturday 19 August, 2017 Time: Gates Open 5.30pm Location: Noonamah Rodeo Grounds Description: Noonamah Tavern Rodeo has become one of the best top rodeo's in the Country and it's right here in your own back yard! Featuring Dallas Livestock's un ... more
    2017-08-19 11:49:00
    2017-08-19 13:49:00
  • Date: Every Saturday until Saturday 28 October, 2017 Time: 4.00pm - 9.00pm Location: Malak Shopping Centre carpark, Chambers Cres, Malak Description: A unique, community market for Darwin full of food, flavour and fun Malak Marketplace opens in Malak at Chambers Crescent Car Park, from 4pm until 9p ... more
    2017-08-19 16:00:00
    2017-08-19 21:00:00
  • Date: Every Saturday night from Saturday 22 April - Saturday 16 September 2017 Time: 7.00pm Location: Goyder Square, Palmerston Description: Back for 2017 is the popular movie program, FlicNics. Goyder Square will once again transform into a FREE outdoor cinema, giving residents the chance ... more
    2017-08-19 19:00:00
    2017-08-19 21:00:00
  • Date: Every Sunday until Sunday 22 October, 2017 Also held on Thursday 5.00pm - 10.00pm Time: 4.00pm - 9.00pm Location: Mindil Beach Description: As the sun dips into the Arafura Sea every Thursday and Sunday evening, most of Darwin descends on Mindil Beach; tables, chairs, rugs and eskies in to ... more
    2017-08-20 16:00:00
    2017-08-20 21:00:00
  • Date: July 9 - Jazz with Couch Recipe 23 - Mark & Selena Duo August 6 - Jazz with Couch Recipe 20 - Ken Brodie & Friends September 3 - Jazz with Couch Recipe 17 - Miz Bully & Northern Lights Time: 5.00pm - 7.30pm Location: Goyder Square, Palmerston Description: Enjoy our Top End dry season sunsets and relax on the Goyder Square lawn listening to LIVE music from local artists every second Sunday from 14 May. B ... more
    2017-08-20 17:00:00
    2017-08-20 19:30:00
  • Date: Running until Saturday 31 March, 2018 Time: Various Times Location: Uluru Description: As darkness falls and Uluru is thrown into silhouette, field of light illuminates. As far as the eye can see gentle rhythms of colour light up the des ... more
    2017-08-21 18:00:00
    2017-08-21 22:00:00
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