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.

Garma Festival

Friday 4 - Monday 7 August, 2017

Garma is held on a significant Yolngu ceremonial meeting ground called Gulkula, outside the Gove township, north east Arnhem land in the Northern Territory. Guests number up to 2500, and the facilities are basic camping accommodation. The Festival is an open air affair, nestled amongst the stringybark trees. Leaders from across the nation gather at Garma, including guests such as the Timorese President Jose Ramos Horta, Dutch Ambassador, Indigenous entertainers, academics, legal types and university students and their institutions. Garma is where the saltwater and the freshwater meet to discuss, and where balance is sought and solutions are found. It is likened to reconciliation in it's purest form.

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Event Days and Times

Friday 4 - Monday 7 August, 2017, See website for times


At Gulkula is located about 30 minutes from the township of Nhulunbuy on the Central Arnhem Highway

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