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Red Centre Events

Central Australia is home to a wide range of events that you will not find anywhere else in the world, each with their own quirk. With a jampacked calendar full of events throughout the year, every weekend you will find something happening, from small community events to world class festivals. From adventure and action to arts and culture, what ever experience you’re looking for, we’ve got it.

The region is renowned for its arts and culture, with many festivals throughout the year to celebrate. Find your perfect piece of artwork at the famous Desert Mob, which runs in September, alongside Desert Song and Desert Festival, showcasing a line up of local and interstate performers. Immerse yourself in Central Australian Aboriginal culture, where stories come to light at Parrtjima, a festival in light.

Ever seen a Camel Race? See one in Central Australia race around a dusty outback track! How about a boat race in a dry riverbed? The Rotary Henley on Todd is the only boat race that gets cancelled if the river is flowing.

Find your perfect beanie at the Alice Springs Beanie Festival, where you can choose from over 7000 beanies! When you’ve found your perfect Beanie, rev up for action packed weekends like the Red CentreNATS and Finke Desert Race.

The desert landscape and clearest of skies make Central Australia the perfect place to star gaze, and this year we welcome to inaugural Dark Skies Festival, a celebration of humanities connection to the night sky. The clear skies don’t only make it perfect for star gazing, but for enjoying the evenings with FABalice festival, a weekend full of celebrating everything rainbow, inspired by Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

Have you found something that’s sparked your interest yet? Explore the range of events we have on below and start booking your Red Centre Adventure.

Feature Events

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Field of Light Uluru

The Field of Light art installation, a global phenomenon by internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, has come ... more

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Free Guest Activities

We are delighted to offer you a range of free guest activities to enhance your stay. Activities include Bush Yarn... more

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Unbroken Land 2021 Film Screening at Araluen Arts Centre

Incite Arts, Central Australia’s key facilitator of community-engaged arts, is proud to be presenting Unbroken Land... more

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Todd Mall Markets

The Todd Mall Market is a long established outdoor market located in the heart of the iconic town of Alice Springs.... more

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2021 Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Carnival

Join us for a month of racing at Ladbrokes Pioneer Park Racecourse from Saturday 10th April. Saturday 10th April: ... more

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Parrtjima Film - Bran Nue Dae

Jimmy Chi’s coming-of-age musical comedy is an exuberant ride through the 1960s. It follows an Aboriginal student o... more

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Parrtjima Workshop - Wooden Carvings Masterclass

Based at Uluru, Maruku Arts is renowned for their ancient wood carvings (Punu) which have been made for thousands o... more

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Parrtjima - A Festival in Light

Parrtjima is the only authentic Aboriginal light festival of its kind. The annual festival takes over Alice Springs... more

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Parrtjima Workshop - Bushfoods Talk and Tasting

Join Rayleen Brown, local cook and founder of Kungkas Can Cook, for a delicious celebration of ancient bushfoods. ... more

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Parrtjima - A Festival in Light

Parrtjima is the only authentic Aboriginal light festival of its kind. The annual festival takes over Alice Springs... more

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Parrtjima - Art Tour, Tour with Curator

Join the curator for a tour of Lineage and Legacy – an exhibition drawn from the Araluen Collection and various loc... more

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Parrtjima Workshop - Fabric and Textiles

Step into the world of Aboriginal textiles and fashion with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writer and creati... more

Community Event

Parrtjima - A Festival in Light

Parrtjima is the only authentic Aboriginal light festival of its kind. The annual festival takes over Alice Springs... more

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Parrtjima Film - Aboriginal Rules

Aboriginal Rules follows a year in the life of the Yuendumu Magpies Football Team as they battle it out in the red ... more

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Parrtjima Workshop - Painting through Symbolism Workshop

Join one of the first and most successful Aboriginal-owned art centres in Central Australia, Warlukurlangu for a sp... more

Community Event

Parrtjima - A Festival in Light

Parrtjima is the only authentic Aboriginal light festival of its kind. The annual festival takes over Alice Springs... more

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Parrtjima - Art Tour, Tour with Curator

Join the curator for a tour of Lineage and Legacy – an exhibition drawn from the Araluen Collection and various loc... more

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Parrtjima Workshop - Namatjira Landscape Masterclass

Iltja Ntjarra (Many Hands) Art Centre is renowned for the continuation of the Hermannsburg (Ntaria)art movement whi... more

Community Event

Parrtjima - A Festival in Light

Parrtjima is the only authentic Aboriginal light festival of its kind. The annual festival takes over Alice Springs... more

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Alice Springs Town Council Night Markets

Alice Springs Town Council Night Markets are held on specific months of the year. With entertainment for everyone... more

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Parrtjima Workshop - Deck Painting Workshop

Ltyentye Apurte (Santa Teresa) is home to Spinifex Skateboards. Founded by proud Arrernte man and the Northern Terr... more

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Flickerfest 2021 - Alice Springs

Celebrating its 30th year Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading Academy® Qualifying and BAFTA Recognised short fi... more

Community Event

Parrtjima - A Festival in Light

Parrtjima is the only authentic Aboriginal light festival of its kind. The annual festival takes over Alice Springs... more

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Parrtjima - Art Tour, Tour with Curator

Join the curator for a tour of Lineage and Legacy – an exhibition drawn from the Araluen Collection and various loc... more

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Flickerfest 2021 - Alice Springs

Celebrating its 30th year Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading Academy® Qualifying and BAFTA Recognised short fi... more

Community Event

Parrtjima - A Festival in Light

Parrtjima is the only authentic Aboriginal light festival of its kind. The annual festival takes over Alice Springs... more

Community Event

2021 Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Carnival

Join us for a month of racing at Ladbrokes Pioneer Park Racecourse from Saturday 10th April. Saturday 10th April: ... more

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Parrtjima Workshop - Singing in Language

Join the knowledgeable and entertaining Shellie Morris as she takes you on a journey to uncover the truths behind h... more

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Flickerfest 2021 - Alice Springs

Celebrating its 30th year Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading Academy® Qualifying and BAFTA Recognised short fi... more

Community Event

Parrtjima - A Festival in Light

Parrtjima is the only authentic Aboriginal light festival of its kind. The annual festival takes over Alice Springs... more

Community Event

Todd Mall Markets

The Todd Mall Market is a long established outdoor market located in the heart of the iconic town of Alice Springs.... more

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Parrtjima Workshop - Metal Sculptures Workshop

Artists from the community of Titjikala in the Simpson Desert are renowned for their miniature horse sculptures, kn... more

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Flickerfest 2021 - Alice Springs

Celebrating its 30th year Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading Academy® Qualifying and BAFTA Recognised short fi... more

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Flickerfest 2021 - Alice Springs

Celebrating its 30th year Flickerfest remains Australia’s leading Academy® Qualifying and BAFTA Recognised short fi... more

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Run Larapinta

Run Larapinta is a 4 day, 4 stage trail running race along the most spectacular sections of the iconic Larapinta Tr... more

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Run Larapinta Stage Race

Run Larapinta is a 4 day, 4 stage trail running race along the most spectacular sections of the iconic Larapinta Tr... more

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Run Larapinta Stage Race

Run Larapinta is a 4 day, 4 stage trail running race along the most spectacular sections of the iconic Larapinta Tr... more

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Run Larapinta

Run Larapinta is a 4 day, 4 stage trail running race along the most spectacular sections of the iconic Larapinta Tr... more

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Run Larapinta Stage Race

Run Larapinta is a 4 day, 4 stage trail running race along the most spectacular sections of the iconic Larapinta Tr... more

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Run Larapinta

Run Larapinta is a 4 day, 4 stage trail running race along the most spectacular sections of the iconic Larapinta Tr... more

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Run Larapinta Stage Race

Run Larapinta is a 4 day, 4 stage trail running race along the most spectacular sections of the iconic Larapinta Tr... more

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Run Larapinta

Run Larapinta is a 4 day, 4 stage trail running race along the most spectacular sections of the iconic Larapinta Tr... more

Community Event

Todd Mall Markets

The Todd Mall Market is a long established outdoor market located in the heart of the iconic town of Alice Springs.... more

Community Event

2021 Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Carnival

Join us for a month of racing at Ladbrokes Pioneer Park Racecourse from Saturday 10th April. Saturday 10th April: ... more

Community Event

Wide Open Space Festival

Wide Open Space festival is an annual 3-day music, arts and desert culture festival that has attracted audiences to... more

Community Event

2021 Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Carnival

Join us for a month of racing at Ladbrokes Pioneer Park Racecourse from Saturday 10th April. Saturday 10th April: ... more

Community Event

Wide Open Space Festival

Wide Open Space festival is an annual 3-day music, arts and desert culture festival that has attracted audiences to... more

Community Event

Wide Open Space Festival

Wide Open Space festival is an annual 3-day music, arts and desert culture festival that has attracted audiences to... more

Community Event

2021 Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Carnival

Join us for a month of racing at Ladbrokes Pioneer Park Racecourse from Saturday 10th April. Saturday 10th April: ... more

Major Events

Dark Skies Festival

Central Australia’s Dark Skies Festival is the first major event celebrating humanity's connection to the Night Sky... more

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