It’s only fitting that Australia’s smallest and only tropical capital city is home to a festival like no other. While the rest of the country is waiting for winter to pass, the family-friendly Darwin Festival is all balmy nights, starry skies and twinkling lights.
Running across 18 days and nights, this warm outdoor celebration, rich with local and international performances, art and music, is only the start of your Top End adventure. Complete your Festival experience with a selection of Darwin’s finest multicultural cuisine at Festival Park as you listen to the soundtrack of local heroes on the Rimfire Energy Bamboo Bandstand, or at The Victoria Spiegeltent on The Esplanade before catching a scintillating performance of Blanc de Blanc Encore. Or dance the night away to the hottest contemporary bands in the Festival’s iconic open-air big top, The Lighthouse.
There’s no better time to be in the Top End than when Darwin Festival is on! Kakadu, Nitmiluk and Litchfield National Parks, adventurous cruises, local markets and Indigenous art galleries – the Top End is a journey of discovery from sunrise to sunset, so start planning your trip now. Take a look below to see what’s on offer.

A Festival of hot August nights awaits you. A taste of what's to come in this year's program will be revealed in May, with the full 2020 Program announced and tickets on sale from Thursday 18 June.

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