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 on 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 and is a good, fun day.

Sports in Darwin

Darwin Cup Carnival

The Darwin Cup racing carnival takes place 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 frivolities.

Literature in Darwin

NT Writers Festival

The biennial NT Writers Festival (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.

Art in Darwin

Darwin Street Art Festival

Begun in 2017 as a way to bring some culture to the city centre, this street art festival began with eight artists and had double that number second time around in 2018. Public murals appears across the CBD in...

LGBT in Darwin

Darwin Pride

Held over 10 days in the second half of September, Darwin's biggest LGBT celebration takes place mostly in bars and clubs rather than on the streets, but it's still a fun time to be in town.