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From art and cultural experiences, unique events distinctive to Central Australia, music, dance, theatre and sporting events the Red Centre hosts many world class events. You are sure to find an event that attracts your interest so take a look and see what’s going on in the region.


Alice Springs Beanie Festival

Friday 29 June- Monday 2 July


In 2018 the nationally and internationally famous, Alice Springs Beanie Festival hits hyper-drive, going intergalactic with- Reach for the Stars!

The exhibition in the Araluen Galleries will see makers from across the desert, the continent, the planet, and beyond, respond with knitted, felted and crocheted interstellar wonders!

Opening night celebrations include the announcement of exhibition winners and feature live music, parade, performance and food, as thousands descend on the Araluen Cultural Precinct.

At Beanie Central, thousands of beanies shine like a galaxy visible to the naked eye. Try and buy, join a workshop, learn a creative skill and become part of the incredible Alice Springs Beanie Festival cross-cultural community.

The Alice Springs Beanie Festival is a community- based event that began in 1997 with a 'beanie party'. The festival was originally designed to sell beanies crocheted by Aboriginal women in remote communities. It is now a world renowned event, where Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal artists share their culture and exhibit together, with true Central Australian flair.

The iconic festival aims to develop Aboriginal women's textiles, nurture womens' culture, exhibit handmade textile arts and promote the beanie as a regional art form.

Event Days and Times

Friday 29 June- Monday 2 July, Fri- 6pm to 9pm, Sat to Mon- 10am to 5pm


Entry into Beanie Central is by gold coin donation.
Entry into The National Beanie Exhibition is $15 for a weekend pass or free for locals.
Children’s corner workshops are free and you can drop in anytime.
Entry into workshops have varying prices.



Phone: 08 8951 1122 or 0408 436 928


Categories: Featured Events

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