Events

Art in Darwin

Darwin Festival

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.
Cultural in Darwin

Beer Can Regatta

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.
Art in Darwin

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Held at the Darwin Convention Centre, this three-day August festival showcases Indigenous art from communities throughout the NT.
Cultural in Darwin

Darwin Fringe Festival

Showcases eclectic, local performing and visual arts at venues including Brown’s Mart theatre.
Sports in Darwin

Darwin Cup Carnival

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…
Literature in Darwin

WordStorm

The biennial NT Writers' Festival event (even-numbered years) includes song, storytelling, visual-art collaboration, theatre, performance poetry, history, biography, poetry and fiction.
Fair in Darwin

Royal Darwin Show

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.
Music in Darwin

Darwin Blues Festival

In late June, the Darwin Botanic Gardens charge up with electrifying live blues. Much beer and bending of guitar strings.