Alice Springs Beanie Festival

 

The Alice Springs Beanie Festival is a quirky and unique community event bringing together crafters across the country to Central Australia to celebrate the humble head-warmer.

The event began in 1997, with a ‘beanie party’ organised by Adi Dunlop to an event that now presents over 7,000 beanies for sale from a core group of volunteer beanie-ologists!

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.

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calendar icon     June 25 - 28 

Hours icon   12:00 - 9:00

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 Location icon    Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs

 

Make the most of your visit to Central Australia during the Alice Springs Beanie Festival. Check out the suggested things to do, accommodation and activities packages on offer. If you can't find what you are looking for, contact us on 1800 645 199 or via the contact form. We're here to help with anything you need to make the most of your experience.

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