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: 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: Friday 11 - Saturday 26 August, 2017 Time: Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 4pm Location: Tactile Arts Description: An immersive exhibition that delves into the waters of Arnhem Land. Through the storytelling of contemporary fibre artists of the larger Maningrida re ... more
    2017-08-11 13:59:00
    2017-08-26 15:59:00
  • 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
    2017-08-24 17:00:00
    2017-08-24 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
    2017-08-26 08:00:00
    2017-08-26 14:00:00
  • Date: Saturday 26 August, 2017 Time: 2.00pm - 12.00am Location: Jabiru, Kakadu National Park Description:   It’s Gurrung season in Kakadu, the days are warm, but the nights are cool, the Magpie Geese are on the move and the late afternoon breeze br ... more
    2017-08-26 14:00:00
    2017-08-26 23:59:00
  • 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
    2017-08-26 16:00:00
    2017-08-26 21:00:00
  • Date: Saturday 26 August, 2017 Time: 6.00pm Location: Darwin Pint Club Description:   Step back in time to the year of 1857 where steam power rules amidst the rise of the industrial revolution. Join Special Guest Host Danielle A ... more
    2017-08-26 18:00:00
    2017-08-26 21:30:00
  • 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
    2017-08-26 19:00:00
    2017-08-26 21:00:00
  • Date: Saturday 26 August, 2017 Time: 7.00pm Location: Darwin Waterfront Description: Bring along your blankets or chairs and relax on the Waterfront lawns under the stars with family and friends. There are dinner specials available fro ... more
    2017-08-26 19:00:00
    2017-08-26 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
    2017-08-27 16:00:00
    2017-08-27 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
    2017-08-28 18:00:00
    2017-08-28 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
    2017-08-31 17:00:00
    2017-08-31 22:00:00
  • Date: Friday 1 - Sunday 3 September, 2017 Location: Alice Springs Description:   Join the party and get involved in Australia’s newest automotive festival celebrating all things wheels! The Red CentreNATS combines three d ... more
    2017-09-01 09:00:00
    2017-09-03 16:30:00
  • Date: Friday 1 and Saturday 2 September, 2017 Time: 6.00pm - 9.00pm Location: Ramada Suites Zen Quarter Description: Join us for a magical evening under the stars at Darwin’s only rooftop venue, situated on the 16th floor at Ramada Suites Zen Quarter. Start the nig ... more
    2017-09-01 18:00:00
    2017-09-02 21:00:00
  • 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
    2017-09-02 08:00:00
    2017-09-02 14:00:00
  • Date: Saturday 2 - Saturday 9 September, 2017 Time: Various Times Location: Batchelor NT Description: Skydivers will celebrate the 32nd Territory Rel Week by converging in Batchelor to make over 2,500 parachute descents from 14,000 feet. Spectators ar ... more
    2017-09-02 10:00:00
    2017-09-09 18:04:00
  • Date: Saturday 2 September, 2017 Time: 10.00am - 2.00pm Location: Government House Description: - Explore Government House - Learn about it's history and the role of the Administrator - View historical photographs and information displays - St ... more
    2017-09-02 15:25:00
    2017-09-02 17:25:00
  • Date: Saturday 2 September, 2017 Time: 9.00am - 9.00pm Location: Supreme Court Description: - Join Justice Stephen Southwood for a Sentencing Forum - Participate in a Mock Trial presented by NT Barristers - Go on a tour of the cells, courtr ... more
    2017-09-02 15:51:00
    2017-09-02 17:51:00
  • 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
    2017-09-02 16:00:00
    2017-09-02 21:00:00
  • Date: Saturday 2 September, 2017 Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm Location: Parliament House Description: - Tours of Parliament House at 9.00 am, 11.00 am and 1.00 pm- See inside the Chamber and Committee Rooms- Hear from special guests during Chamber Chat ... more
    2017-09-02 17:06:00
    2017-09-02 19:06:00
  • 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
    2017-09-02 19:00:00
    2017-09-02 21:00:00
  • Date: 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 local parks ... more
    2017-09-03 08:00:00
    2017-09-03 10:00:00
  • 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
    2017-09-03 16:00:00
    2017-09-03 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
    2017-09-03 17:00:00
    2017-09-03 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
    2017-09-04 18:00:00
    2017-09-04 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
    2017-09-07 17:00:00
    2017-09-07 22:00:00
  • Date: Friday 8 September, 2017 Time: Arrival from 2.00pm Location: Murdudjurl Community, Kakadu National Park Description: The 2017 Mayali Mulil Festival a Kakadu On Country Gathering is set to offer a real cultural experience with nature and traditional song and dance, fr ... more
    2017-09-08 14:00:00
    2017-09-10 15:43:00
  • 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
    2017-09-09 08:00:00
    2017-09-09 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
    2017-09-09 16:00:00
    2017-09-09 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
    2017-09-09 19:00:00
    2017-09-09 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
    2017-09-10 16:00:00
    2017-09-10 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
    2017-09-11 18:00:00
    2017-09-11 22:00:00
  • Date: Thursday 14 - Monday 25 September, 2017 Time: Various Times Location: Darwin Deckchair Cinema Description:   Taking place in the last month of Darwin’s heavenly dry season, the Darwin International Film Festival (DIFF) is an annual program of films ... more
    2017-09-14 11:52:00
    2017-09-25 13:52:00
  • 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
    2017-09-14 17:00:00
    2017-09-14 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
    2017-09-16 08:00:00
    2017-09-16 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
    2017-09-16 16:00:00
    2017-09-16 21:00:00
  • Date: Saturday 16 July, 2017 Time: 6.30pm - 11.59pm Location: SKYCITY Darwin Description:   BOOK NOW to celebrate 100 years of the Darwin RSL! Grab some friends and buy your tickets for a great night of entertainment at a formal dinn ... more
    2017-09-16 18:30:00
    2017-09-16 23:59:00
  • Date: Saturday 16 September, 2017 Time: 7.00pm Location: Darwin Waterfront Description: Bring along your blankets or chairs and relax on the Waterfront lawns under the stars with family and friends. There are dinner specials available fro ... more
    2017-09-16 19:00:00
    2017-09-16 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
    2017-09-17 16:00:00
    2017-09-17 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
    2017-09-17 17:00:00
    2017-09-17 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
    2017-09-18 18:00:00
    2017-09-18 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
    2017-09-21 17:00:00
    2017-09-21 22:00:00
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