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Adelaide River Races
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019
Join in the excitement of a traditional country race meeting.

The Adelaide River Races, set in beautiful shady grounds, feature a seven-race program, with TAB and bookie facilities on site. Bar and food facilities are available, along with children activities. There's also 'Fashion on the Field' and 2-up after the races.

A concert and dance follow the day's races, so with free camping available throw in the swag and tent to spend the evening under the stars.

Gates open at 9am on the Saturday.
AFL Premiership Match - Melbourne vs Adelaide Crows
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019
AFL returns to the Territory and sees Melbourne take on the Adelaide Crows.

Be sure to come along and see the guys battle it out in the Top End!
Warren Miller's Face Of Winter - Darwin
Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019
Loving the pure joy of winter is something we have in common with the late, great Warren Miller—who helped create and capture the magic of skiing. This year, “Face of Winter,” the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment presented by Volkswagen, will bring new and veteran athletes alike together to pay tribute to the man who started it all.

Watch as the world’s best skiers and riders cover ground in some of the most legendary destinations to honor a face that launched a thousand quips and got us all started on this long, crazy ride. Visit some of Warren’s favorite locations from Switzerland to Chamonix, British Columbia to Alaska, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand and more.

Come along to far off regions, meet the locals, carve faces of remote mountain ranges, and celebrate the thrills of a life lived in high places.
Alice Springs Town Council Night Markets
Date Thu 6th Jun 2019 to Fri 6th Dec 2019
Alice Springs Town Council Night Markets are held on specific months of the year.

With entertainment for everyone, you can bring the family, catch up with friends, chill out, watch the world go by and listen to the riveting, intoxicating, electric, rousing grooves of diverse Alice Springs talent.

Shop for authentic indigenous art, craftworks, recycled treasures, books, photos, handmade clothing and jewellery and grab a tasty treat from one of the many multicultural food vendors.

2019 Night Markets
Thursday 6 June
Thursday 29 August
Thursday 26 September
Thursday 24 October
Thursday 14 November
Friday 6 December (Christmas Carnival)
Tatts Finke Desert Race
Date Fri 7th Jun 2019 to Mon 10th Jun 2019
The iconic Finke Desert Race is an off-road, multi terrain two day race for bikes, cars, buggies and quads through desert country from Alice Springs to the small Aputula (Finke) community. The race is held each year on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June.

The race is the main feature in the off road racing calendar and the King of the Desert Trophy is arguably the most sought after prize, although...just getting there and back is a victory.

The premier racing event attracts entrants from all over Australia and the world, including world-class Australian off-road and enduro motorcycle racer, Toby Price (first Australian to win the Dakar Rally) and who won the race six times.

This unique outback event is said to be one of the most difficult off-road races in the world through remote terrain of red dirt, sand and spinifex. For 3 days, 650 bikes & quads and 150 buggies & trophy trucks compete annually at this one of a kind race.

The Tatts Finke Desert Race is Australia's ultimate desert race.
Barunga Festival
Date Fri 7th Jun 2019 to Sun 9th Jun 2019
The annual Barunga Festival celebrates Indigenous community life through music, sport and culture, with an outstanding music lineup.

Featuring the Barunga Art Prize, an international Didgeridoo competition, Story Telling Circle and outstanding displays of sporting prowess in AFL, softball and basketball, Barunga Festival is a unique blend of music, sport and culture, with a strong emphasis on cultural exchange and collaboration.

Barunga promises more unique and inspiring musical collaborations, top notch team and individual sporting feats, fantastic activities for kids, healthy, delicious food and some of the best Territory dry season camping around.
Adelaide River Show
Date Fri 7th Jun 2019 to Mon 10th Jun 2019
Join in the thrill of a rodeo, camp draft and rural show.

The Adelaide River Show, in the Adelaide River township south of Darwin, features a rodeo, polocrosse, gymkhana and camp draft as well as competitions in arts and crafts, flora art, cookery, photography, horticulture and agriculture, and farm produce in both adult and children sections.

The camp draft consists of six head of cattle in a 'camp', in which the competitor has to cut only one animal out. The competitor must get the animal to the front of the camp. Once the competitor has the animal up front, they must block and turn the beast a few times to show the judges they have control of the animal. The rider then calls for the gates to be opened, completes a figure 8 before guiding it through the gate to finish. All this is done in less than 45 seconds.
Summer Session
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019
Summer Session consistently delivering to you, world class acts, artists, sound and lighting, it's one of the “must do” festivals of the Darwin Dry Season.

This year’s 10 Year Anniversary will be celebrated on Saturday 8th June at the much loved home of Summer Session, Mindil Beach.

This is at the peak of the Darwin dry season with cool sea breezes and a world renown sunset.

As always, we’ll be focused on delivering you the best Summer Session so far and one that you’ll never forget!

For the Summer Session 10 Year Anniversary, we’ve come out swinging with our first round line-up announcements:

Direct from the UK Heavy weight Electronic act “Rudimental” join us as part of their Toast to our Difference Australia Tour.



Along with Australia’s much loved and Aria award winning “Sneaky Sound System”.

Tickets are available now through dtix.com.au, get in quick as there are very limited “Early Bird” tickets.

Treat yourself and check out the Premium Options and now with “Open Pay” it’s never been easier to secure you Summer Session Experience.

As always, stay tuned for the latest announcements by following “Summer Session” on Facebook and Instagram.

Adelaide Thunderbirds v. Sunshine Coast Lightning
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019
Suncorp Super Netball Round 7
The Adelaide Thunderbirds will take on the Sunshine Coast Lightning at Territory Netball Stadium.


Come and see world class netball live in Darwin.
#fiercetogether

Tatts Finke Desert Race
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019 to Mon 10th Jun 2019
The Tatts Finke Desert Race is an off road, multi terrain two-day race for bikes, cars, buggies and quads through desert country from Alice Springs to the small Aputula (Finke) community. “Finke” as it is commonly known, is one of the biggest annual sporting events in the Northern Territory and has the reputation of being one of the most difficult offroad courses in one of the most remote places in the world.

The race brings more than 7,000 people to Alice Springs annually from across Australia and the rest of the world, with a boost to the economy of an estimated $7 million. Finke is unique and the most fun you can have with a helmet on! The race is held each year on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June.
BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown Supercars
Date Fri 14th Jun 2019 to Sun 16th Jun 2019
Take your place at the BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown, Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin June 14 - 16, 2019

Join us for a huge weekend of racing and a full-program of on and off-track entertainment including two nights of concerts on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday 15 June - featuring Jimmy Barnes, The Veronica's and Ezekiel Ox

Sunday 16 June - URBAN VALLEY featuring Illy, Vera Blue, Briggs and DT3

As well as the after race concerts, this year’s BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown will see the return of Mack the Truck at the Disney Fun Zone.

Legendary free-style motocross rider Robbie Maddison will trek back to Australia for a one-off appearance at the Darwin Supercars alongside other attractions suitable for all members of the family including the F18 Aerial Display, and Matt Mingay and the Hot Wheels Stuntz Inc Team.

The on-track racing program again boasts a wide range of categories such as Aussie Racing Cars, Porsche Carrera Cup, Improved Production/Commodores Cup and the HQ’s.

Tickets including General Admission, Grandstand and Hospitality Packages are on sale now
NT Orchid Spectacular 2019
Date Sat 15th Jun 2019 to Sun 16th Jun 2019
The largest Orchid show in Northern Australia.

Enjoy the displays, demonstrations every 2 hours, bargain stalls, Devonshire teas, hot food, raffles plus much more. Come along & purchase orchids and other plants from nurseries and clubs, ask questions of orchids specialists. There are potting demonstrations by orchid, bonsai and bromeliad growers throughout the weekend. The orchid competition has over 60 classes to be judged, including a floral art section, and the photographic competition. Soak up the relaxed tropical atmosphere.



Children 12 and under enter free.

Contact 04 1903 1799 for more information.

Ocean Film Festival World Tour
Date Tue 18th Jun 2019 to Wed 19th Jun 2019
With a vision to mesmerise and captivate, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface.

Featuring all new films this carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue.

The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points.

Inspiring and thought-provoking, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home.

Find out more at www.oceanfilmfestival.com.au
Oceans Film Festival World Tour 2019
Date Tue 18th Jun 2019 to Wed 19th Jun 2019
With a vision to mesmerise and captivate, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface.

Featuring all new films this carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue.

The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points.

Inspiring and thought-provoking, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home.

Find out more at the website.
Brunette Races - ABC Amateur Race Club
Date Thu 20th Jun 2019 to Sun 23rd Jun 2019
One of Australia's best kept outback horse racing secrets.

The races are held in June every year, on Brunette Downs, situated on the Barkly Tablelands, 350 kilometres north-east of Tennant Creek. This is the biggest event on the Barkly Tablelands social calendar and attracts visitors from all around Australia.

You'll enjoy four days of country hospitality featuring amateur horse racing, campdrafting, rodeo, gymkhana, kids events and novelty races such as the 'Battle of the Barkly' event.

There are great onsite facilities - bar, catering and live entertainment, visitors can even fly in to the nearby airstrip. Accommodation is bring your own camping, and fuel is not available at this location.
Ocean Film Festival World Tour
Date Thu 20th Jun 2019
With a vision to mesmerise and captivate, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface. 

Featuring all new films this carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue. 

The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points.

Inspiring and thought-provoking, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home.

Find out more at www.oceanfilmfestival.com.au
Women Like Us Comedy
Date Fri 21st Jun 2019 to Sat 22nd Jun 2019
Women Like Us comedians Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs are different from other comedians, they’re women, they’re mothers, they’re middle aged and they’re country girls.

With more than 50 sold out shows and packed houses at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival’s Enmore Theatre, Adelaide Fringe and Perth Festival, and constant touring to country halls, pubs, clubs and theatres around the Australia, the girls are coming to Darwin.
Described as a ‘two Tena pad show’. These are untold, laugh out loud, women’s stories.



Few sacred cows remain unmilked by these two smalltown Showgirls, with seven children, four husbands and thirty five years stage time between them, their material is hilarious first hand account of parenting, beauty industry, getting older, getting fatter, strange surgeries, weird TV shows, obsessions, frustrations, and most importantly, who unpacks the dishwasher.
Mandy Nolan, a columnist for the Byron Shire Echo, and writes for Mamamia, with appearances on ABC's Q&A, SBS's Mums The Word & About Women and is a corporate and club performer nation wide. Ellen Briggs, a national Finalist for RAW comedy and winner of Foxtel Comedy Channel's Be A Comedian.

Borroloola Gulf Show
Date Fri 28th Jun 2019
Aptly nicknamed the WayOutBack agricultural show by locals, The Borroloola Gulf Show is held each year in the isolated town of Borroloola in the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Despite its small size and remote location, the last blast of the Territory show season swells the Borroloola population, attracting over 1,000 visitors and competitors coming for the exciting action of the local rodeo and campdraft.

The show combines a gymkhana with agriculture, gardening, lifestyle, arts, crafts and competition in an entertaining day out.

Regarded as the biggest event in the Gulf, the show is held to coincide with the Borroloola show day public holiday.

Borroloola is situated 80 kilometres inland from the Gulf of Carpentaria in the Northern Territory, 250 kilometres west of the Queensland border.
Alice Springs Beanie Festival
Date Fri 28th Jun 2019 to Mon 1st Jul 2019
The Alice Springs Beanie Festival is a community event that began in 1997, with a ‘beanie party’ organised by Adi Dunlop. In the early years, the festival was run by a group of friends including Pamela Bladon, Merran Hughes and Jo Nixon on a volunteer basis. The core group has slowly grown into a committed band of beanie-ologists. We know our beanies!
The festival was organised to sell beanies crocheted by Aboriginal women in remote communities. It has grown into a fun event where Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal artists share their culture and exhibit together.
The festival is unique because of its community participation and unique ties with local Aboriginal organisations. The festival aims to develop Aboriginal women’s textiles, promote womens’ culture and the beanie as a regional art form, as well as promote handmade textile arts.
MUFF 2019 Mandorah Ukulele Folk Festival
Date Sat 29th Jun 2019 to Sun 30th Jun 2019
One of Australia's remotest and most fun Ukulele festivals, two days of Ukuleles, folk music and Bush Poetry. Camp over night, or get the ferry from Darwin's Cullen Bay.

The festival is held underneath the Banyan trees at the Cox Country Club at beautiful Wagait Beach - come spend a day listening to music, drinking cold beer and chowing down on some good food in Australia's Tropical Bush! Darwin's favorite Free Festival.

Headliners this year include Ben Evolent, Leah Flanagan, Tracey Bunn, Shellie Morris and the Thin White Ukes.

Admission is free, and camping is available, check the website to pre-book a spot.

Quote from Licensing NT "Anyone who has been fortunate enough to attend one of the Club’s music nights and hear a top class performance from a stage nestled in to the side of a majestic Banyan tree will attest to this being one of the best experiences the Top End can provide"

Kids activities and cultural workshops, market stalls and food kiosks. Attendees arriving by Sealink Ferry to Mandorah Jetty will have the option of a return shuttle bus to the festival site.

NRL Telstra Premiership Game - Parramatta Eels vs Canberra Raiders
Date Sat 29th Jun 2019
NRL returns to the Territory in Round 15 and sees the Parramatta Eels take on the Canberra Raiders.

Be sure to come along and see the guys battle it out in the Top End!
Yoga Day Festival
Date Sun 30th Jun 2019
Peace, Love, Unity = Yoga Day Festival!

An iconic annual festival commemorating the United Nations International Day of Yoga, enjoy an incredible afternoon of community celebrations for all things yoga!

Held on the beautiful Nightcliff Foreshore, enjoy inspiring yoga flows by much loved local teachers. Wander through our workshop tents filled with relaxing meditation sessions, workshops, Vedic wisdom discussions and more. Round out the day with Yoga Day Festival's with soaring sacred music with one of Australia's leading kirtan bands, Ashraya.

Bask in the glow of yoga, feeling grateful for all the ways the yoga lifestyle has given us sanctuary from the demands of everyday life and guided us on the path to self-discovery.

Whether you’re new to yoga or an experienced practitioner, you will absolutely love Yoga Day Festival!
Territory Day
Date Mon 1st Jul 2019
Territory Day is one of the most spectacular events on the festival calendar. For one day only the Territory lights up in a rainbow of rockets, bangers and Roman candles.

Celebrating the anniversary that self governance was handed down to the Territory by the Commonwealth Government, Territorians and visitors alike gather for public fireworks shows. They also compete with one another to produce the most brilliant pyrotechnics display on the only day of the year where people are allowed to light fireworks.

Mindil Beach in Darwin is a popular vantage point to watch the spectacular. With delicious food from the markets, people can picnic on the sand as they watch the fireworks burst and sparkle over the Timor Sea.
Alice Springs Show
Date Fri 5th Jul 2019 to Sat 6th Jul 2019
Join in the fun and excitement of a large rural show.

The Alice Springs Show is a traditional rural show with a very close association with the regional cattle stations, and is based on agricultural produce, livestock and craft. The show encompasses business displays, competitions, photographic, cooking and other contests and outback sporting events. It also brings the rides, attractions and sideshow alley offered at the big capital city shows to delight all children and families. Treat yourself to a dagwood dog, a bag of fairy floss, a jam doughnut or some fresh strawberries and cream.

The Alice Springs Show finishes with a giant fireworks display.
Great Northern Darwin Cup Carnival
Date Sat 6th Jul 2019 to Mon 5th Aug 2019
The pinnacle of Top End racing is the Great Northern Darwin Cup. It takes a little over two minutes to run, a dedicated team a year to plan and is the crescendo of a stunning eight-day Carnival. The iconic Great Northern Darwin Cup is truly the largest sporting and social event in the Northern Territory.

The day is broadcast to over 40 nations and will see a crowd of 20,000 revellers converge on Fannie Bay for a day of fashion, entertainment and unsurpassed hospitality. In 2019, the Great Northern Darwin Cup Carnival is being billed as the ‘Carnival of Colour’ and Darwin City will be awash in vivid bright tones when Carnival fever grips.

2019 Great Northern Darwin Cup Carnival Dates

-6th July 2019 – Hot 100 Darwin Guineas Race Day
-13th July 2019 – Asian United Food Service, Chief Minister’s Cup Family Day
-17th July 2019 – Bridge Toyota Ladies Day
-20th July 2019 – Ladbrokes NT Derby Day
-27th July 2019 – SKY Racing Metric Mile Race Day
-31st July 2019 – Darwin Corporate Park Race Day
-3rd August 2019 – bet 365 Palmerston Sprint Day
-5th August 2019 – Great Northern Darwin Cup Day
Our Country, Our Culture
Date Sun 7th Jul 2019 to Sun 14th Jul 2019
Join the Desert Park in celebrating the culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander during NAIDOC Week for Our Culture, Our Country.



Culture is in our hearts, the landscape and in our blood. The oldest living culture on earth will come alive with stories, displays, films and hands on activities as we celebrate the Aboriginal people of the desert.

Entry fees apply or a valid Territorian Pass.

Tennant and Districts Show
Date Fri 12th Jul 2019 to Sun 14th Jul 2019
Share the excitement of the Tennant and Districts show.

With all the side show rides, competitions and displays you're used to seeing in a regional show, the Tennant Creek Show is a fun day out for all the family. There's always something to see and learn with the displays and plenty to do and buy, including the always popular sides show alley games, show bags and food.

The cattle and dog sections continue to attract much interest from all over Australian and there's always new attractions for the kids too.
The Katherine Show and Rodeo
Date Fri 19th Jul 2019 to Sun 21st Jul 2019
For a week of rural fun head to Katherine and District Show. Get caught up in the excitement of the Equestrian, Campdraft, Rodeo competitions, enter the competitions, find thrills on the show rides, delights in the stalls and inspiration from almost 3000 entries in showcase competitions.
Equestrian events commence on Tuesday, Campdraft from Wednesday, Showcasing and animal competitions from Thursday to Saturday and the week is rounded off on Saturday night with the fireworks and Rodeo.

Join us for a celebration of the senses and a fabulous week at the agricultural show!
Alice Springs Camel Cup
Date Sat 20th Jul 2019
The quirky, annual Apex Camel Cup attracts visitors to Alice Springs from all over the world.

While camels may have a reputation as dedicated 'ships of the desert', these magnificent beasts are certainly not short on personality. Racing them can prove a nightmare for riders and handlers but fantastic viewing for spectators. Entertainment is assured, with nine unique races scheduled around the dusty outback track throughout the day.

There will be lots of action between races, too. Belly dancers, rickshaw races, 'Kids Kamel Kapers' hobby camel races, rides, Mr and Miss Camel Cup challenges, food stalls and bars will add to the carnival atmosphere.

Gates open at 11am, with the grand parade starting at 11.30am. The first race is at 12noon and the last race is at 4pm.
AFL Premiership Series - Melbourne vs West Coast Eagles
Date Sun 21st Jul 2019
AFL returns to Alice Springs in Round 18 and see Melbourne take on the West Coast Eagles.

Be sure to come along and see the guys battle it out in the Territory.
Royal Darwin Show
Date Thu 25th Jul 2019 to Sat 27th Jul 2019
IT'S SHOWTIME! The Territory’s oldest and largest community event will offer show goers young and young at heart the opportunity to experience a real taste of the Territory! Enjoy 3 fun-filled days of thrilling showrides and games in sideshow alley, animals, exhibits, loads of free entertainment with live music and performances for everyone, as well as arts and crafts, cookery, fireworks spectacular and so much more!
Alice Springs Street Art Festival
Date Thu 1st Aug 2019 to Sat 31st Aug 2019
The walls in the CBD will be transformed into dynamic art as part of the Alice Springs Street Art Festival. An ‘urban artist in residence’, local painters, artists and designers will collaborate with interstate mentors, coming off the back of a highly successful street art season in Darwin.

Watch the urban landscape transform into a fresco masterpiece.

The Alice Springs Street Art Festival is presented by Red Hot Arts Central Australia in partnership with NT Major Events. #alicestreetart

Garma Festival
Date Fri 2nd Aug 2019 to Mon 5th Aug 2019
The ancient sound of the Yidaki (didjeridu) is a call to all people to come together in unity; to gather for the sharing of knowledge and culture; to learn from and listen to one another. Each August, the Yidaki call announces the start of Garma, the largest and most vibrant annual celebration of Yolngu (Aboriginal people of north-east Arnhem Land) culture.

It is heard at Gulkula, near Nhulunbuy in north-east Arnhem Land, as about 2,000 Indigenous and non-indigenous Australians and international visitors gather for the annual Garma Festival. Garma is a Yolngu word that describes a 'two-way learning process". Yolngu culture is one of the oldest living cultures on earth, stretching back over 40,000 years, and the Garma Festival is a celebration of that Yolngu cultural inheritance.
Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race
Date Sat 3rd Aug 2019
Head to Darwin Harbour to catch the spectacle of the fleet of yachts setting out to race to Indonesia.

One of the most anticipated events on Darwin's sailing calendar, the Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race attracts large crowds to the harbour foreshore to watch the action, and enjoy the dry season sunshine and the festival atmosphere.

Find a vantage point from which to see the colourful sailing vessels starting their sailing adventure that ends in Ambon, Indonesia. The cool dry season breezes fill the spinnakers of yachts poised on the starting line.

The Darwin Ambon Yacht Race and rally starts at 11am. This 600-nautical mile race to the capital of the Spice Islands attracts blue water sailors from Australia and the world. Skippers who wish to enter should contact the Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race Committee or refer to their website. Race entry fees apply.
Railway Heritage Picnic Day
Date Mon 5th Aug 2019
Observe the quaint tradition of Railway Heritage Picnic Day - a day of leisure, food, and games on the Adelaide River. Originally designated a public holiday for hardworking railway workers, today Railway Heritage Picnic Day is a celebration of the heritage of the Adelaide River township south of Darwin.

Join the fun of games including tug-o-war, sack and three-legged races, or egg and spoon races.

Walk around and explore the lily-studded reservoir, or discover the historical exhibits in the Sidney Williams Exhibition Hall. Enjoy traditional railway food and drinks served in the refreshment rooms at the Adelaide River Railway Heritage Precinct.
Harts Range Races & Bush Sports Weekend
Date Mon 5th Aug 2019
Held annually at the Harts Range Racecourse, set in the majestic East MacDonnell ranges area, is the ‘Harts Range Bush Sports Weekend’ aka ‘Harts Range Races’. The NT August Picnic Races Public Holiday stem from this 70 year old tradition started at the Harts Range Racecourse, 215km East of Alice Springs on the Plenty Highway.

Over 2 days of fun for all the family. Stock-horse races, rodeo, gymkhana, sports events including running races, novelty races for kids, lizard race, ladies cow tail toss, tug of war and jumping castle for the little ones.

Please note that there are no ATM facilities or mobile phone service.

Catering will be available courtesy of the Alice Springs Branch of ICPA. No alcohol is sold over the weekend BYO only. Ice will be available for sale.
Darwin Festival
Date Thu 8th Aug 2019 to Sun 25th Aug 2019
There’s no better time to visit the tropical Top End than during Darwin Festival each August, where a fabulous festival wonderland awaits you. Balmy nights under twinkling lights provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable dry season – known elsewhere in Australia simply as ‘winter’.

Darwin Festival combines warm outdoor festivities with a program rich with local, national and international talent. Cabaret, theatre, dance, visual arts, outdoor concerts under the stars and fun family events transform Darwin for 18 dazzling days and nights.

Relax in the balmy festoon-lit surrounds of Festival Park with a tasty dinner and drink from the iconic bamboo food stalls and pop-up bars as you listen to the soundtrack of local heroes on the Bamboo Bandstand. Or prepare to dance the night away to the hottest contemporary bands in the Festival’s iconic open-air big top, The Lighthouse. Glimmering with lights and sounds, The Lighthouse is one of the hottest tickets in town each August.

Darwin Festival celebrates the quintessential spirit and energy of Darwin, with its laidback, friendly lifestyle. Join in the fun of hot August nights and spend a tropical winter at Darwin Festival!
Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award
Date Fri 9th Aug 2019 to Sun 3rd Nov 2019
The Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) is Australia’s longest running and most prestigious Indigenous art awards that captures the attention of the nation. The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) with Telstra delivers this unique showcase of the best in Indigenous art from across the country.

Each year sees an increasing variety of art forms and media, demonstrating the richness and diversity of current contemporary Indigenous artistic practice.

The Awards Ceremony and Opening Night is an evening of incredible live performance. Pack a picnic, bring a rug and enjoy an evening on the picturesque MAGNT lawns.

36th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award
Awards Ceremony and Opening Night: Friday, 9 August 2019
Exhibition Open: 10 August - 3 November 2019

For more information, visit: magnt.net.au/natsiaa
13th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair
Date Fri 9th Aug 2019 to Sun 11th Aug 2019
We are proud to host over seventy remote community Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned Art Centres, collectively representing over 2000 emerging and established artists. The Fair provides an opportunity ethically to purchase a vibrant range of art including: paintings on canvas, bark paintings, works on paper including limited edition prints, sculpture, didgeridoos, fibre art and cultural regalia.
Join in the free artist workshops and watch traditional dance performances! Come and engage with the contemporary creations of the oldest continuous living cultures in the world.
National Indigenous Music Awards
Date Sat 10th Aug 2019 to Sun 11th Aug 2019
The National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) are recognised as one of Australia’s most prominent Indigenous music awards and they have been celebrating Australian music for 14 years.

The NIMAs showcase the rich musical landscape of Australia and highlight the music coming from all corners of the country. The awards bring together acts who are yet to make their mark on the world alongside those who have achieved international acclaim, such as Gurrumul & Jessica Mauboy.

Held annually under the stars at Darwin’s historic Amphitheatre, The NIMAS bring audiences from all over Australia together to applaud the winners, enjoy the performances and soak up the ambience of a night for music lovers of all ages and all cultures. Musicians such as Yothu Yindi, Gurrumul, The Tableland Drifters, Warren H. Williams and Arnhem Land rock stars Saltwater Band have performed and won awards as well.

The NIMAs are a special celebration of Indigenous music. The Awards are a family friendly, not-to-be-missed event in the Darwin entertainment calendar and the Australian music calendar.
Shannons Rockabilly Classic Car Show
Date Sat 10th Aug 2019
Noonamah Tavern and Shannon's are proud to announce our 3rd Annual Shannon's Classic Rockabilly Car Show bringing something new and exciting to Darwin this is our Rockabilly Show we have Hot Rods, Classic Cars and Pin Up girl competitions and more.
We are super excited to have Little Billie rocking our event this will be their first time to Darwin and these guys are just first class all the way we are fortunate to have them play before they head off on tour as they have been selected by Joe Bonamassa to tour the Mediterranean for the "Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea" with Joe Bonamassa, Peter Frampton and many, many more amazing artists!
Originally formed in 2015 by lead vocalist Tahnee Sarah, the band has evolved from their traditional 50’s Chicago blues and rockabilly roots by mixing it up with an original modern twist, to produce a high- energy blues, rock, and rockabilly fusion!! With upcoming international shows including ‘Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea’ with Joe Bonamassa, Little Billie is definitely a band to catch!!
Top Dog Film Festival Darwin
Date Tue 13th Aug 2019
Celebrate the canine connection through this carefully curated collection of heartwarming stories about dogs and their people at the 2019 Top Dog Film Festival screening in Darwin.

Meet dogs from all walks of life on the big screen at the 2019 Top Dog Film Festival. From husky dogs of Alaska to working dogs of Australia, the pull on your heartstrings is guaranteed. Meet four-legged heroes, unbreakable bonds and canine companions that enrich the lives of all they encounter.

The 2019 Top Dog Film Festival presents a two hour cinematic celebration honouring the bond between dogs and their people. Filled with delightfully doggy moments of joy and celebration of our beloved canine companions.

This carefully curated program of canine-themed films is comprised of the most inspirational, heart-warming and entertaining stories about dogs and their human companions, from independent filmmakers around the globe.

Get tickets before they sell out – you’d be barking mad to miss it.

Seating is not allocated. Arrive early for best seats.

One show only in Darwin.

No refunds.

The Top Dog Film Festival is exempt from classification but would obtain a General rating and is suitable for all ages
2019 Rotary Henley on Todd Regatta
Date Sat 17th Aug 2019
Talk about quirky?? - It's A boat race with a unique difference - on the dry sands of the Todd River. In fact - it is the worlds ONLY dry river bed boating regatta!

The Henley on Todd Regatta is the most iconic event in the Australian outback, mainly because of its totally unique nature. Its a boat race - without any sign of water!

Its a day of fun where teams and individuals race 'boats', in the dry bed of the Todd River in outback Alice Springs.

Have fun and enjoy the hilarity as you watch seemingly sane people race in bottomless 'eights', 'Oxford tubs', 'rowing 8's' and 'yachts' through the deep coarse sand.

Participants and get crafty and build and race their own boats, or we provide all boats and equipment so you can come and join in the fun.


The event is the major annual fundraiser for the three local Rotary clubs in Alice Springs.
The Redback MTB Stage Race
Date Thu 22nd Aug 2019 to Sun 25th Aug 2019
Alice Springs is surrounded by kilometre after kilometre of hand built single track made for mountain bikes by mountain bikers, and this award winning event allows you race the trails with an awesome four day event designed for everyone.

The single track around Alice Springs really has to be ridden to be believed and if you have not been to Alice Springs before you'll be blown away by the quantity and quality of riding, along with the jaw dropping Red Centre landscape.

We’ve designed a race that allows you to ride as much single track as possible whilst keeping the race logistics super simple – stay in the one location all week, no car or support crew needed and we’ll even pick you up at the airport !

So lock it into your diary, grab your mates and join us for the MTB stage race with the easiest race logistics (and the best riding!).

WHAT:
4 day, 6 stage mountain bike stage race
Race all 6 stages OR pick and choose the stages you want to do!

GROUPS
Personalised group name event branded T-Shirt, for groups of 5 or more '6-stage riders'.
Top Dog Film Festival Alice Springs
Date Sat 24th Aug 2019
Celebrate the canine connection through this carefully curated collection of heartwarming stories about dogs and their people at the 2019 Top Dog Film Festival screening for one night only in Alice Springs.

Meet dogs from all walks of life on the big screen at the 2019 Top Dog Film Festival. From the husky dogs of Alaska to the working dogs of Australia, the pull on your heartstring is guaranteed to be strong. Meet 4 legged heroes, unbreakable bonds and canine companions that enrich the lives of all those they encounter.

The 2019 Top Dog Film Festival presents a 2-hour cinematic celebration honouring the bond between dogs and their people. Filled will delightfully doggy moments of joy and celebration of our beloved canine companions.

This carefully curated program of short canine-themed films is comprised of the most inspirational, heart-warming and entertaining stories about dogs and their human companions, from independent films makers around the globe.

Get your tickets before they all sell out—you’d be barking mad to miss it. Two sessions only in Canberra. Seating is not allocated. Arrive early for the best seats. Sorry no refunds.

The Top Dog Film...

See Eventfinda for more information.
Brumby Week 2019
Date Sun 25th Aug 2019 to Sat 31st Aug 2019
This week long event will feature brumby watching safaris through the outback with world expert in the horse's foot, Emeritus Professor Chris Pollitt and renowned Australian brumby researcher Dr Brian Hampson, educational lectures from experts, and the film premiere of The Desert Brumby II. International speakers on feral and wild horses and environmental management include: Assoc. Prof. Wayne Linklater, New Zealand Kaimanawa horse behavioural specialist and local Brumby specialist, Dr Dave Berman.

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in an indigenous immersion, hosted by Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Experience, and learn about bush tucker and medicine, traditional weapons, dot painting and language storytelling in the George Gill Ranges. Guided hikes will take you to the Watarrka National Park to see the magnificent Kings Canyon and learn about the native flora and fauna.

The event is expected to attract everyone from horse lovers to adventurers, road-trippers to international guests and academics; photographers will be in paradise. Participants will also be able to turn Brumby Week into an extended adventure, with Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park, the West MacDonnell National Park and Finke Gorge National Park an easy trip just down the road. Our brumbies were featured on the ABC!
Mahbilil Festival
Date Fri 30th Aug 2019 to Sat 7th Sep 2019
Mahbilil is the annual festival celebrating Kakadu culture, both traditional and contemporary. Running from midday to midnight, Mahbilil is a family friendly event crammed with activities, workshops for kids, displays, Indigenous art exhibitions & demonstrations of weaving, painting and other crafts. The Festival includes art from across Arnhem Land, and performances from local traditional dance groups from across the region.
Bushfood features prominently with large earth ovens cooking Buffalo, Barramundi and the speciality of the region, Magpie Goose. Join in the fun with competitions that include spear throwing and magpie goose cooking. With lots of activities and entertainment aimed at young kids, youth and the older folks, there really is something for everyone.
At sunset the festival will transform with an evening program of projections, light-shows, music and dance till late. The music is diverse and hosts bands from Top End and across Australia as well as national and international guests.
Red CentreNATS
Date Fri 30th Aug 2019 to Sun 1st Sep 2019
The Ultimate Festival of Wheels is set to return to Alice Springs Father's Day weekend, with all roads leading to the Red Centre!
Celebrate everything on four wheels over 3 action packed days showcasing the very best in street machines, elite show cars, hot rods, classics & exotics.

The entertainment on offer includes Australia's largest Street Parade, the Burnout Masters, Show n Shine Drag Racing and the Rock N Rumble concert.

Desert Festival
Date Sun 1st Sep 2019 to Sun 13th Oct 2019
Presented by Red Hot Arts Central Australia, the Festival shares the stories, songs and the unique lifestyle of the Red Centre’s arid region. Featuring a vibrant program born out of the desert landscape, it celebrates the dynamic exchange between cultures in the heart of Australia.
Red Centre Bird Festival
Date Wed 4th Sep 2019 to Sun 8th Sep 2019
Red Centre Bird Festival is one of Australia's leading nature festivals will come alive in the heart of Australia from Wednesday 4 to Sunday 8 September 2019.

The Red Centre has a suite of birdlife unlike anything else on offer around the country, including amazing iconic species such as Spinifex Pigeon, Dusky Grasswren, Rufous-crowned Emu-wren, Bourke’s Parrot and Mulga Parrot.

These iconic species are rare and you would struggle to find them elsewhere, but in Central Australia they are a common sight and we want to share them with the world.

Locals and visitors are invited to enjoy what the Red Centre has to offer with activities for experienced birdwatchers, nature lovers and those starting the journey.

Take part in photography tours, field trips, hear from specialists and enjoy a colourful array of bird art in the heart of Australia.

Desert Song Festival
Date Fri 6th Sep 2019 to Sun 15th Sep 2019
The Desert Song Festival comes roaring back in 2019, with its most exciting and ambitious program yet!

With bold, artistic innovation the rich, musical traditions of Africa, India, the Americas and Central Australia will combine to showcase our global musical heritage. Singers, musicians and audiences will be united in this sixth annual celebration of cultural diversity and artistic brilliance in Central Australia.

Ancient landscapes and iconic heritage venues in town, provide the staging. Through music and song, audiences can connect with the custodians of this land and will feel the ‘connection to country’ as two major events, in the Tjoritja/ West MacDonnell Ranges, bookend the festival.

Over 10 glorious days a myriad of concerts, workshops and masterclasses will present choirs, musicians, small vocal ensembles and solo performers, in a celebration of; the singer, the song, the instrument, the land and its people.
Desert Mob
Date Fri 6th Sep 2019 to Sun 20th Oct 2019
Desert Mob is unlike anything else and is one of the most anticipated and important Aboriginal art and cultural events in the nation.

Bringing together Desart member art centres from across the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia, Desert Mob is a unique annual gathering of artists, artworks and audiences, in the heart of the region, Alice Springs.

Desert Mob continues to be a bold and exhilarating statement of Aboriginal art and its dynamism. After 25 years it remains the most immediate interface between Aboriginal art making in remote desert communities and the wider world.

The Desert Mob opening, including Exhibition, Symposium and MarketPlace, is an opportunity to view new developments in Aboriginal art, to meet the artists, listen to their stories and share their culture in the heart of their country.

Spanning three galleries and hundreds of new works selected for inclusion by the artists and art centres, Desert Mob is both a testament to tradition and a testing ground for experimentation and innovation in contemporary Aboriginal art from the desert.

The exhibition presents paintings, sculpture, weaving, wood carving, ceramics, prints, photography and works on paper by established and emerging artists.
Desert Mob Symposium
Date Fri 6th Sep 2019
The Desert Mob Symposium is a day of presentations by artists, art centres and special guests. Through images, film, animation and performance, artists reveal and share their stories, ideas, projects and creative processes with the audience. The Symposium provides a rich context for Desert Mob, reinforcing and celebrating the pivotal role of country, living culture and community in the lives of artists.
The Parade of Performers & Aperture- Desert Song Festival Opening Night
Date Fri 6th Sep 2019
The Parade of Performers will have choirs, singers and musicians ignite Todd Mall with sound, colour and harmony in a creative movement towards Flynn Lawns for 'Aperture'- the 2019 Desert Song Festival's opening night event.

Aperture will be a rousing community celebration in the heart of the Alice Springs CBD, introducing some of the festival’s signature acts- the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir, Asante Sana, visiting musicians from Africa, India and North America. Experience a captivating preview of the kaleidoscope of talent awaiting festival goers over the next ten days.

The Desert Song Festival is an annual showcase of cultural diversity and artistic brilliance in Central Australia. The festival will unite singers, musicians and audiences from Alice Springs and visitors to the region.

Come and launch the 2019 Desert Song Festival with a rousing celebration! APERTURE is a free CBD event, staged on the lawns of the John Flynn Memorial Church.

The Parade of Performers will commence at 5:30pm, with Aperture following from 6pm to 7:30pm.
Desert Mob MarketPlace
Date Sat 7th Sep 2019
Desert Mob MarketPlace is presented in association with the annual Desert Mob Exhibition, which is held in Alice Springs in September every year and a great chance to view and buy Central Australian artwork.

Desert Mob draws together Aboriginal art centres in Central Australia to display a wide variety of art and crafts, with artists and art centre managers on hand to sell, inform and inspire.

Desert Mob MarketPlace is held at the Araluen Art Centre foyer, grounds and Witchetty's Artspace, and showcases paintings, ceramics, prints and textile works. This popular event is operated in association with Desart and attracts well over 1,000 visitors, so get there early.

The Desert Mob MarketPlace is open from 10am to 2pm and the Exhibition will be open from 10am to 4pm.
Desert Voice at White Gums
Date Sat 7th Sep 2019
The signature choral concert of the Desert Song Festival, ‘Desert Voice’ is nestled amongst the shadow of the Yeperenye Range at Honeymoon Gap, bringing the voices of the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir ‘home’ to Arrentte country in the Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park.

The program will also feature the voices of Asante Sana, The Zimbabwe Ladies Choir, Taiwanese Indigenous vocalist Sang Mei-Chuan and other visiting choirs and musicians. It's a night of moving music not to be missed!

The 2019 Desert Song Festival will unite singers, musicians and audiences in this sixth annual celebration of cultural diversity and artistic brilliance, in Central Australia. Over 10 glorious days (September 6- 15) a myriad of concerts, workshops and masterclasses will present choirs, musicians, small vocal ensembles and solo performers, in a celebration of; the singer, the song, the instrument, the land and its people.

The Festival gives visitors and locals an unforgettable experience where audiences have an opportunity to connect with the original inhabitants of this land through music and song.

Book online or, at the Alice Springs Visitor Information Centre on the corner of Todd Street Mall & Parsons Street.
Soiree at Whitegums
Date Sat 7th Sep 2019
Enjoy a Picnic Day at beautiful White Gums – the rural retreat for Desert Song Festival 2019.

Share in a day of activities including walks, guided cultural journeys, traditional Central Australian cooking by the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir, an Aboriginal Art market, and a ‘wellness’ workshop comprising Yoga accompanied by some excellent music and food stalls.

Singers, musicians and audiences will unite with a diverse program of events over 10 glorious days (September 6- 15), revealing incredible musical talent.

With bold, artistic innovation, the rich musical traditions of Africa, India, the Americas and Central Australia will combine to showcase our global musical heritage.

Through music and song, audiences will feel the 'connection to country' the custodians of this land have, as two major events, in the Tjoritja/ West MacDonnell Ranges, bookend the festival.
Crusty Demons: Rise of the Demons World Tour - Darwin
Date Sat 7th Sep 2019
The Crusty Demons of Dirt are back and bigger than ever in 2019! They are bringing back some of your favourite Crusty Demon OG's along with some new blood that will go bigger, faster, higher, and more insane than before. Dirt bikes, new tricks, Crusty babes, carnage, along with an incredible production, all set for one hell of a show. This tour is not something you’re going to want to miss.
MusicNT presents Bush Bands Bash
Date Sun 8th Sep 2019
A large scale, open-air public concert now in it’s 16th year! Showcasing eight Indigenous bands and three solo female artists before estimated live audiences of over 3000 and many many more through live radio broadcast and now live video feed.

Celebrated in the spring time in Alice Springs, Bush Bands Bash has grown into a huge foot-tapping night under the stars at the historic Alice Springs Telegraph Station.

With many of the bands singing in traditional cultures, this is the biggest night of Aboriginal music in Central Australia.

The successful applicants will participate in MusicNT's intensive skills development camp, Bush Bands Business, and will then perform at the Bush Bands Bash alongside a headline and emerging act from Country Arts WA's 'Sand Tracks' Tour.

A drug and alcohol free, family-friendly event.

For more info head to www.musicnt.com.au/BBB
The Festival Recital
Date Mon 9th Sep 2019
The Festival Recital is one of the premier events of the sixth annual Desert Song Festival, which showcases the extraordinary cultural diversity and artistic brilliance in Central Australia.

The night concludes with nibbles and more entertainment in the foyer of the CSC Theatrette: a concert-ending party!

Bookings are essential and can be made online or, in person at the Alice Springs Visitor Information Centre, on the corner of Todd Street Mall & Parsons Street.
The Konzerthall- Hartley Street Schoolroom
Date Wed 11th Sep 2019 to Fri 13th Sep 2019
The Konzerthall Hartley Street Schoolroom is one of the quality, musical evenings of the 2019 Desert Song Festival.

Over two fantastic nights, the popular Konzerthall chamber concert series continues in this wonderful acoustic space- The Hartley St Schoolroom. Presented by a talented line-up of world-class local musicians displaying virtuosity across a wide range of instruments, these two concerts will impress!

Wednesday 11 September @ 7:30pm.

Friday 13 September @ 7pm.

Bookings essential and can be made online or, in person at the Alice Springs Visitor Information Centre, on the corner of Todd Street Mall & Parsons Street.

The Desert Song Festival is an annual showcase of cultural diversity and artistic brilliance in Central Australia . The festival will unite singers, musicians and audiences from Alice Springs and visitors to the region, over 10 incredible days (September 6- 15).
TETE-A-TETE at Flynn
Date Thu 12th Sep 2019
Join Desert Song Festival's Festival Director, Morris Stuart for- TÊTE-À-TÊTE at Flynn.

‘Sound Track for a Revolution’ – an intimate conversation with Morris Stuart .

The Desert Song Festival is an annual showcase of cultural diversity and artistic brilliance in Central Australia.

The festival unites singers, musicians and audiences, from Alice Springs and visitors to the region, over 10 glorious days. Artists from this vibrant, multi-cultural community, in the heart of Australia, have come together to present a diverse program of events, that reveal incredible musical talent.

Using staged, iconic heritage venues across town and the majestic, ancient landscapes of Central Australia as a backdrop, the festival gives visitors and locals an unforgettable experience.

Join Morris for this exclusive FREE event and get an insight into the Desert Song Festival vision.
2019 Katherine Bird Festival
Date Thu 12th Sep 2019 to Sun 15th Sep 2019
Katherine hosted its inaugural Bird Festival in 2018, which doubled the number of participants that were expected, with interstate and international visitors joining locals in exploring the Savannah Gulf region.

Many events centered around the vulnerable Gouldian Finch. Bird counts were conducted to aid research, bird boxes were built and painted by community groups, and expert-guided walks led many guests to proclaim ‘Wow! That’s my first Gouldian I’ve seen in the wild!’.

Other events to be held in 2019 include bird-watching cruises, expert led morning, afternoon and nocturnal bird watching activities, information sessions and family activities.

This Bird Festival is not to be missed – it will undoubtedly become one of Australia’s premier birding events. This bird watchers haven won’t remain a secret for very long! Save the date today, and check the Facebook site for event/program updates.
The Public Lamentation for Peace
Date Fri 13th Sep 2019
Alice Springs' locals and visitors are invited to take part in 'The Public Lamentation for Peace'-a free musical event from the diverse and colourful 2019 Desert Song Festival program.

Join this gentle staging of a creative vigil for peace. Focusing on creating love, peace and a welcome for refugees from war-torn places, this simple gathering is a small contribution towards a more harmonious and humane society.

Choirs will perform peaceful soliloquies accompanied by readings of poetry and prose atop ANZAC Hill, with the dramatic MacDonnell Ranges as a back drop.

Be a part of this special community event and marvel at the beauty of the landscape, as the sun sets for another evening of Desert Song Festival passion.

The 2019 Desert Song Festival unites singers, musicians and audiences, from Alice Springs and visitors to the region. Over 10 glorious days (September 6- 15), watch artists from this vibrant, multi-cultural community, come together to present a diverse program of events, that reveal incredible musical talent.

Using staged, iconic heritage venues in town and the majestic, ancient landscapes of Central Australia as a backdrop, the festival gives visitors an unforgettable experience.
Young Desert Voices
Date Fri 13th Sep 2019
A Desert Song Festival schools’ event- a parade of choirs and dance ensembles from Alice Springs Schools and youth clubs. Come and be entertained by the best young talent in town!

The Desert Song Festival is an annual showcase of cultural diversity and artistic brilliance in Central Australia.

The festival unites singers, musicians and audiences, from Alice Springs and visitors to the region, over 10 incredible days. Artists from this vibrant, multi-cultural community, in the heart of Australia, have come together to present a diverse program of events, that reveal incredible musical talent.

Using staged, iconic heritage venues across town and the majestic, ancient landscapes of Central Australia as a backdrop, the festival gives visitors and locals an unforgettable experience.

Come and cheer the kids on at this fantastic free event!
The Finale Concert
Date Sat 14th Sep 2019
The 2019 Desert Song Festival comes to an exciting climax with a Finalé Concert “Celebrating Global Musical Culture” featuring an impressive line-up of festival artists in a unique collaboration.

This final fanfare to our theme, will feature musicians from 4 continents together with Western Arrentte and Pitjantjatjara voices in a musical celebration of exquisite artistic quality.

Singers, musicians and audiences unite for the 2019 Desert Song Festival in celebration of cultural diversity and a showcase of artistic brilliance in Central Australia.

Ancient landscapes and iconic heritage venues in town, provide the staging. Through music and song, audiences will feel the ‘connection to country’ that the custodians of this land have.
Crusty Demons: Rise of the Demons World Tour - Alice Springs
Date Sat 14th Sep 2019
The Crusty Demons of Dirt are back and bigger than ever in 2019! They are bringing back some of your favourite Crusty Demon OG's along with some new blood that will go bigger, faster, higher, and more insane than before. Dirt bikes, new tricks, Crusty babes, carnage, along with an incredible production, all set for one hell of a show. This tour is not something you’re going to want to miss.
A cappella in the Gorge
Date Sun 15th Sep 2019
'A cappella in the Gorge' is the season ending, annual outdoor concert of the Desert Song Festival.

It gives visitors and locals an unforgettable experience as Ormiston Gorge, in the Tjoritja (West MacDonnell) National Park, is ignited with melody, voice and song. Set against this iconic and majestic Central Australian backdrop, ‘A cappella in the Gorge’ is an event not to be missed!

The Desert Song Festival is the annual showcase of cultural diversity and artistic brilliance in Central Australia.

Over 10 glorious days (September 6- 15) a myriad of concerts, workshops and masterclasses will present choirs, musicians, small vocal ensembles and solo performers, in a celebration of; the singer, the song, the instrument, the land and its people.

Ancient landscapes and iconic heritage venues in town, provide the staging throughout the festival. Through music and song, audiences will feel the extraordinary ‘connection to country’ that the custodians of this land have.

Australian Burlesque Festival - Headliner Workshops - Alice Springs
Date Tue 8th Oct 2019
The Australian Burlesque Festival - Headliner Workshops Alice Springs.

8 October 2019
One Day Passes, Single Workshops & Private Lessons

Instructors: Sweetpea, Chris Oh, Ella Fontaine, Diesel Darling, Rita Fontaine

Come learn from the best with two full days of workshops from the Headliner acts of the Australian Burlesque Festival 2019!
Book one or book them all! With everything from Dance Technique to Costume Design you're sure to find something to get excited about!
Australian Burlesque Festival - Tropical Tease - Alice Springs
Date Wed 9th Oct 2019 to Fri 11th Oct 2019
The Australian Burlesque Festival – Tropical Tease!

Celebrating 10 successful years

Three huge nights of glamorous classic tease and modern neo-burlesque that will dazzle, delight and stimulate the senses! ‘Tropical Tease’ will consist of some of the best and most entertaining international and local burlesque performers.

Join us in celebrating traditional Bump n’ Grind, vintage-flavoured tease, sizzling cabaret and variety entertainment! Be delighted, tantalised and pleasantly entertained as you experience jaw-dropping glamour and high quality shows from leading stars of the stage.

Celebrating ten successful years.

The biggest celebration of burlesque in the Southern Hemisphere. If you are going to one burlesque event this year make it this one!!

Starring local and some very special international stars of the stage!!

For more information on performers, merchandise, workshops and more head to the website: www.australianburlesquefest.com
Australian Burlesque Festival - Headliner Workshops - Darwin
Date Sun 13th Oct 2019
The Australian Burlesque Festival - Headliner Workshops Darwin

***13 October 2019***
**One Day Passes, Single Workshops & Private Lessons**

Instructors: Sweetpea, Chris Oh, Ella Fontaine, Diesel Darling, Rita Fontaine

Come learn from the best with two full days of workshops from the Headliner acts of the Australian Burlesque Festival 2019!
Book one or book them all! With everything from Dance Technique to Costume Design you're sure to find something to get excited about!
The Opera Gala at Uluru
Date Fri 1st Nov 2019 to Sun 3rd Nov 2019
On Saturday 2 November, you can hear an exclusive concert in the spiritual heart of Australia, with the rolling red dunes of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Bruce Munro’s Field of Light as the backdrop.

The gala event, held under the stars, will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. As the sun dips below the horizon, the desert’s intense colours will change from luminous orange to deep purple.

It’s a splendid sight, with a magical soundtrack to match. Natalie Aroyan, Lorina Gore, Diego Torre and others will perform a program of famous arias.
Ooraminna Christmas Party 2019
Date Sat 30th Nov 2019
Start Planning your next Christmas Party at Ooraminna Station Homestead...

Ooraminna's Christmas Party has a reputation that precedes itself! A fun night to get a group of friends, and/or your work group together to come along and have your Christmas Party within a BIG CHRISTMAS PARTY!!! Single, couples will be put onto tables to make up 10's and otherwise
you can book your group in and we will accommodate you together.

Coach transfers are included in the ticket price along with Sparkling on arrival followed by a delicious Christmas dinner, live entertainment and lots of dancing!

You get dropped back off at the Convention Centre car park where you can make your way home or continue to party on at the Casino!

An event not to be missed in the calendar this year!

Dress Code : Christmassy

Tickets on sale NOW on our website www.ooraminna.com.au

For more information, please contact us on Tel: 8953 0477 or info@ooraminna.com.au
Wide Open Space Festival
Date Fri 1st May 2020 to Sun 3rd May 2020
Wide Open Space festival is an annual 3-day music, arts and desert culture festival that has attracted audiences to the desert since 2009. Held in the breath-taking East MacDonnell Ranges at Ross River Resort, the festival celebrates contemporary and traditional culture through the high calibre music, arts and culture that the region generates, alongside a selection of national/international performers and artists that the region would not normally attract.



The festival promises to feed your mind, tickle your fancy and get your body moving! It’s a chance to celebrate art, music and creativity amidst the stunning landscape. It’d be hard to find a broader range of music on offer across multiple stages. From folk to live hip hop to poolside disco to Indigenous reggae to late-night dancefloors.

Take in one of the many performances going on including a tapestry of cabaret and burlesque, circus and aerials and lots of dress-ups ! Or join a forum or workshops that spans dance, culture, sustainability to politics.

Held an hours' drive from Alice Springs at Ross River Resort, the main accommodation option is camping. There are a small number of private cabins at Ross River Resort, however book early to avoid disappointment.