This mainly outdoor arts and culture festival celebrates music, theatre, visual art, dance and cabaret and runs for 18 days in August. Festivities are centred in the large park next to Civic Sq, off Harry Chan Ave.
An utterly insane and typically Territorian festival that features races for boats made out of beer cans. It takes place at Mindil Beach in July and is a good, fun day.
Held at the Darwin Convention Centre, this three-day August festival showcases Indigenous art from communities throughout the NT.
Showcases eclectic, local performing and visual arts at venues including Brown’s Mart theatre.
The Darwin Cup racing carnival takes place in July and August at the Darwin Turf Club in Fannie Bay. The highlight of the eight-day program is the running of the Darwin Cup, along with the usual fashion and frivolit…
The biennial NT Writers' Festival event (even-numbered years) includes song, storytelling, visual-art collaboration, theatre, performance poetry, history, biography, poetry and fiction.
This agricultural show takes place at the showgrounds in Winnellie on the last weekend of July. Plenty of rides, demonstrations, competitions and pampered farm animals.
In late June, the Darwin Botanic Gardens charge up with electrifying live blues. Much beer and bending of guitar strings.