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. 

You will find all you need to know about Top Events in our Events Calendar.



  • Date: Thursday 5 - Sunday 8 May, 2016 Time: Times TBC Location: Brown's Mart Theater Description:   "The NT Writers’ Festival ‘Wordstorm’ takes place annually, in Darwin and in Alice Springs on alternate years. This year it’s happeni ... more
    2016-05-05 11:21:00
    2016-05-08 13:21:00
  • Date: Every Saturday Morning 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 Para ... more
    2016-05-07 08:00:00
    2016-05-07 14:00:00
  • Date: Last Thursday in April until the last Thursday in October Time: Thursday 5.00pm - 10.00pm Sunday 4.00pm - 9.00pm Location: Mindil Beach Sunset Markets 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
    2016-05-08 09:44:00
    2016-05-08 11:44:00
  • Date: Sunday 8 May, 2016 Time: Starting from 7.00am Location: Mindil Beach Description: The Darwin MDC for 2016 will be at Mindil Beach and involves a 4km and 8km walk and run along Mindil Beach; travelling towards Lake Alexander and back ... more
    2016-05-08 11:03:00
    2016-05-08 13:03:00
  • Date: Sunday 8 May, 2016 Time: 9.00am - 2.00pm Location: Darwin Waterfront Description:   Spoil mum, and yourself, with a beautiful handcrafted, authentic and quality gift, purchased directly from the artist. Everything for sale is ... more
    2016-05-08 16:10:00
    2016-05-08 18:10:00
  • Date: Last Thursday in April until the last Thursday in October Time: Thursday 5.00pm - 10.00pm Sunday 4.00pm - 9.00pm Location: Mindil Beach Sunset Markets 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
    2016-05-12 09:44:00
    2016-05-12 11:44:00
  • Date: Friday 13 and Saturday 14 May, 2016 Time: 7.00pm Location: Darwin Entertainment Centre Description:   It's about Chucking time! Strassman returns with a brand new show, an evening of side-splitting comedy and riotous antics from Ted E. Bare an ... more
    2016-05-13 13:05:00
    2016-05-14 15:05:00
  • Date: Friday 13 - Sunday 15 May, 2016 Time: Friday, May 13th: Equestrian Events only Saturday, May 14th: Gates open 9 am – 12:30 am Sunday, May 15th: Gates open 9 am – 3 pm Official Opening Ceremony/Grand Parade: Saturday, 14th May at 2pm Location: Freds Pass Description:   Welcome to another Fred’s Pass Show. The popular rural show is a celebration of community spirit and rural pride and allows people to show c ... more
    2016-05-13 15:48:00
    2016-05-15 17:48:00
  • Date: Friday Nights Last Friday in April to the last Friday in October Time: . Location: Goyder Square Description: The Palmerston Markets are a family orientated non-profit organisation. Now in it's 29th year, the markets have really come of age with something for ... more
    2016-05-13 16:56:00
    2016-05-13 18:56:00
  • Date: Every Saturday Morning 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 Para ... more
    2016-05-14 08:00:00
    2016-05-14 14:00:00
  • Date: From May - October, one Saturday a month Time: 7.00pm Location: Darwin Waterfront Description: Experience the magic of moonlight cinema at the Darwin Waterfront this Dry Season with our free monthly movies, returning Saturday 14 May. The first ... more
    2016-05-14 10:18:00
    2016-05-14 12:18:00
  • Date: Saturday 14 May, 2016 Time: 2.00pm Location: Darwin Showgrounds Description: Click here for more information. ... more
    2016-05-14 14:29:00
    2016-05-14 16:29:00
  • Date: Saturday 14th May, 2016 Time: 5.00am Location: Alberton Luglietti Swimming Pool, Civic Drive, Jabiru NT 0886 Description:   The Kakadu Triathlon is back for 2016! Distance: 250m swim / 10km bike / 2.5km run. The event is open to all levels of fitness – from comp ... more
    2016-05-14 15:27:00
    2016-05-14 17:27:00
  • Date: Saturday night from 16 April – 15 October, 2016 Time: Movie starts at 7.00pm Location: Goyder Square, Palmerston Description: Back for 2016 is our popular movie program, FlicNics, with some exciting new changes. This dry season, the City of Palmerston is transforming Goyder S ... more
    2016-05-14 16:33:00
    2016-05-14 18:33:00
  • Date: Last Thursday in April until the last Thursday in October Time: Thursday 5.00pm - 10.00pm Sunday 4.00pm - 9.00pm Location: Mindil Beach Sunset Markets 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
    2016-05-15 09:44:00
    2016-05-15 11:44:00
  • Date: Third Sunday of each month May to September May 15th June 19th July 17th August 21st September 18th Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm Location: Darwin and Surrounds Description: Take a self drive tour to discover some of Darwin’s talented artist’s in their studios. You can purchase artwork, meet and interact with the artis ... more
    2016-05-15 10:00:00
    2016-05-15 16:00:00
  • Date: Various dates from April - September, 2016 Time: 10.00am- 4.00pm Location: George Brown Botanic Gardens & Palmerston – Goyder Square Description:   Territory Made Pop Up Upmarkets returns in 2016 to its spiritual home – the beautiful George Brown Botanic Gardens. It's the perfect place t ... more
    2016-05-15 10:00:00
    2016-05-15 16:00:00
  • Date: Various dates from April to November Time: 9.00am Location: Hidden Valley Raceway Description: Looking for something to do on a Sunday afternoon? Head down to Hidden Valley Raceway and watch TERRA (Top End Road Racing Association) for their 2016 ... more
    2016-05-15 11:48:00
    2016-05-15 13:48:00
  • Date: Wednesday 18 May, 2016 Time: 8.00pm Location: Darwin Entertainment Centre Description:   Apia is proud to announce that the annual Apia Good Times Tour is returning in 2016 for the fourth year running. With another stellar line-up ... more
    2016-05-18 13:09:00
    2016-05-18 15:09:00
  • Date: Last Thursday in April until the last Thursday in October Time: Thursday 5.00pm - 10.00pm Sunday 4.00pm - 9.00pm Location: Mindil Beach Sunset Markets 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
    2016-05-19 09:44:00
    2016-05-19 11:44:00
  • Date: Thursday 19 and Saturday 21 May, 2016 Time: 10.30pm on Thursday and 8pm on Saturday Location: Darwin Entertainment Centre Description:   Be taken on an extraordinary journey of love as Gary Lang NT Dance Company’s new work, Inspired, explores Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake music ... more
    2016-05-19 13:13:00
    2016-05-21 15:13:00
  • Date: Friday 20 - Sunday 22 May, 2016 Time: Friday 20 May 6:00pm Sunday 22 May 8:00pm Location: Darwin Entertainment Centre Description:   The Garrmalang Festival is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and knowledge.  It brings vibrant, modern, Indigen ... more
    2016-05-20 09:55:00
    2016-05-22 11:55:00
  • Date: Friday 20 May, 2016 Time: 7.30pm Location: Darwin Entertainment Centre Description:   Three-time ARIA award winner Dan Sultan is coming to Darwin as a headline act for the Garrmalang Festival. The shows will be a rare opportunit ... more
    2016-05-20 14:13:00
    2016-05-20 16:13:00
  • Date: Friday Nights Last Friday in April to the last Friday in October Time: . Location: Goyder Square Description: The Palmerston Markets are a family orientated non-profit organisation. Now in it's 29th year, the markets have really come of age with something for ... more
    2016-05-20 16:56:00
    2016-05-20 18:56:00
  • Date: Every Saturday Morning 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 Para ... more
    2016-05-21 08:00:00
    2016-05-21 14:00:00
  • Date: Saturday 21 May, 2016 Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm Location: Darwin Waterfront Description:   Conductor: Matthew Wood Soloists: Cheryl Barker, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Henry Choo Repertoire: Operatic Highlights Join us at the Darwin Waterf ... more
    2016-05-21 11:58:00
    2016-05-21 13:58:00
  • Date: Saturday 21 May, 2016 Time: 6.00pm Location: Darwin Entertainment Centre Description:   Storytelling ensures the celebration and survival of our memories, losses and triumphs. Join our first all-Indigenous storytelling line up for ... more
    2016-05-21 14:34:00
    2016-05-21 16:34:00
  • Date: Saturday 21 May, 2016 Time: 11.00am Location: Darwin Amphitheatre Description:   Get swept away in the sizzling sounds of Australia’s hottest artists at the 2016 People’s Choice BASSINTHEGRASS – Darwin biggest Dry Sea ... more
    2016-05-21 15:46:00
    2016-05-21 17:46:00
  • Date: Saturday night from 16 April – 15 October, 2016 Time: Movie starts at 7.00pm Location: Goyder Square, Palmerston Description: Back for 2016 is our popular movie program, FlicNics, with some exciting new changes. This dry season, the City of Palmerston is transforming Goyder S ... more
    2016-05-21 16:33:00
    2016-05-21 18:33:00
  • Date: Last Thursday in April until the last Thursday in October Time: Thursday 5.00pm - 10.00pm Sunday 4.00pm - 9.00pm Location: Mindil Beach Sunset Markets 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
    2016-05-22 09:44:00
    2016-05-22 11:44:00
  • Date: Tuesday 24 - Wednesday 25 May, 2016 Time: 6.30pm - 10.30pm Location: Deckchair Cinema Description:   Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Australia is bringing the action & adventure of the Banff Mountain Film Festival to the Deckchair ... more
    2016-05-24 16:09:00
    2016-05-25 18:09:00
  • Date: Wednesday 25 May, 2016 Time: 9.30am and 7.30pm Location: Darwin Entertainment Centre Description:   Love is a dirty word. Brontë’s gothic masterpiece storms the country in a new adaptation from the company behind the critically acclaimed p ... more
    2016-05-25 14:21:00
    2016-05-25 16:21:00
  • Date: Last Thursday in April until the last Thursday in October Time: Thursday 5.00pm - 10.00pm Sunday 4.00pm - 9.00pm Location: Mindil Beach Sunset Markets 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
    2016-05-26 09:44:00
    2016-05-26 11:44:00
  • Date: Friday 27 May, 2016 Time: 8.00pm Location: Darwin Entertainment Centre Description:   What are you waiting for? Hop on in and let's ride. There's plenty of room in here. Join me and together we'll contemplate everything from the ... more
    2016-05-27 14:39:00
    2016-05-27 16:39:00
  • Date: Friday Nights Last Friday in April to the last Friday in October Time: . Location: Goyder Square Description: The Palmerston Markets are a family orientated non-profit organisation. Now in it's 29th year, the markets have really come of age with something for ... more
    2016-05-27 16:56:00
    2016-05-27 18:56:00
  • Date: Every Saturday Morning 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 Para ... more
    2016-05-28 08:00:00
    2016-05-28 14:00:00
  • Date: Various dates from April - September, 2016 Time: 10.00am- 4.00pm Location: George Brown Botanic Gardens & Palmerston – Goyder Square Description:   Territory Made Pop Up Upmarkets returns in 2016 to its spiritual home – the beautiful George Brown Botanic Gardens. It's the perfect place t ... more
    2016-05-28 10:00:00
    2016-05-28 16:00:00
  • Date: Saturday 28 May, 2016 Time: 4.00pm - 8.30pm Location: Darwin Waterfront Description:   Celebrate our thriving and successful multicultural community by joining the picnic atmosphere at the Darwin Waterfront. There will be food, ... more
    2016-05-28 16:16:00
    2016-05-28 18:16:00
  • Date: Saturday night from 16 April – 15 October, 2016 Time: Movie starts at 7.00pm Location: Goyder Square, Palmerston Description: Back for 2016 is our popular movie program, FlicNics, with some exciting new changes. This dry season, the City of Palmerston is transforming Goyder S ... more
    2016-05-28 16:33:00
    2016-05-28 18:33:00
  • Date: Last Thursday in April until the last Thursday in October Time: Thursday 5.00pm - 10.00pm Sunday 4.00pm - 9.00pm Location: Mindil Beach Sunset Markets 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
    2016-05-29 09:44:00
    2016-05-29 11:44:00
  • Date: Last Thursday in April until the last Thursday in October Time: Thursday 5.00pm - 10.00pm Sunday 4.00pm - 9.00pm Location: Mindil Beach Sunset Markets 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
    2016-06-02 09:44:00
    2016-06-02 11:44:00
  • Date: Friday Nights Last Friday in April to the last Friday in October Time: . Location: Goyder Square Description: The Palmerston Markets are a family orientated non-profit organisation. Now in it's 29th year, the markets have really come of age with something for ... more
    2016-06-03 16:56:00
    2016-06-03 18:56:00
  • Date: Every Saturday Morning 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 Para ... more
    2016-06-04 08:00:00
    2016-06-04 14:00:00
  • Date: Saturday 4th June, 2016 Time: 8.00pm Location: Darwin Entertainment Centre Description:   Death. Sex. Horror. The ingredients for a great night of comedy! After their 100% sellout world-tour, the Doug Anthony All-Stars [D.A.A.S] are ... more
    2016-06-04 12:32:00
    2016-06-04 14:32:00
  • Date: Saturday 4 June, 2016 Location: Adelaide River Race Track Description:   Join in the excitement of a traditional country race meeting with live racing on the Territory’s only turf track! The Adelaide River Races, ... more
    2016-06-04 15:16:00
    2016-06-04 17:16:00
  • Date: Saturday night from 16 April – 15 October, 2016 Time: Movie starts at 7.00pm Location: Goyder Square, Palmerston Description: Back for 2016 is our popular movie program, FlicNics, with some exciting new changes. This dry season, the City of Palmerston is transforming Goyder S ... more
    2016-06-04 16:33:00
    2016-06-04 18:33:00
  • Date: Last Thursday in April until the last Thursday in October Time: Thursday 5.00pm - 10.00pm Sunday 4.00pm - 9.00pm Location: Mindil Beach Sunset Markets 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
    2016-06-05 09:44:00
    2016-06-05 11:44:00
  • Date: Sunday 5 June, 2016 Time: 6:30am – all late entries close 7:00am – 12km event begins 7:15am – 4km event begins 8:45am - 1.195km Marathon4Kids event begins Location: Various locations Description: There are 3 events to choose from: 12km ConocoPhillips City2Surf Starts on the Darwin Esplanade outside the Double Tree by Hilton. The Course travel ... more
    2016-06-05 10:50:00
    2016-06-05 12:50:00
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