Taking in some of Darwin’s vibrant outdoor markets, festivals, or exhibitions is the best way to feel at one with the city’s easygoing spirit.
Some of the events that you might want to consider include:
Every year in August, the tropical Top End comes alive with the Darwin Festival, turning the city into a veritable festival wonderland. The dry season in the Top End, also known as the tropical winter, is best experienced during the warm, luminous evenings that characterise this time of year. With balmy outdoor celebrations and a jam-packed schedule of events, Australia’s greatest winter arts festival is sure to be an unforgettable good time for all.
Beer Can Regatta
There is no better way to spend your summer than at the annual Darwin Lions Beer Can Regatta! This Darwin tradition dates back to 1974 and invites participants of all ages to employ their creativity by building a floatable vessel from all recyclable materials including; soda and beer cans, plastic bottles, and milk cartons. It’s a great day trip and there are lots of things for the kids to do. There will be sandcastle-building contests, thong-throwing contests, Ironman competitions, and many more beach-themed events throughout the day.
Desert Mob is a nationally significant event because it provides the most comprehensive survey of modern Aboriginal art created by artists from Desart-member art institutions in the desert regions and communities of the Northern Territory, South Australia, and Western Australia.
Desert Song Festival
The Desert Song Festival is an annual event that celebrates the music, culture, and history of the Aboriginal people of Australia’s red centre. The festival takes place in Alice Springs, which is located in the heart of the Northern Territory. The event features a range of musical performances, dance workshops, and cultural activities. There is also a market stalls selling Aboriginal arts and crafts.