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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.

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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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Antoinette dans les Cévennes

The #1 comedy hit of the 2021 AF French Film Festival, writer/director Caroline Vignal’s hilarious and life-affirmi... more

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Central Craft Beanie Festival Workshop Program

Alice Springs Beanie Festival is back and that means Central Craft is hosting workshops again. This year there are ... more

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Central Craft Beanie Festival Workshop Program

Alice Springs Beanie Festival is back and that means Central Craft is hosting workshops again. This year there are ... more

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Brunette Races

The Brunette Races are four and a half days packed with great country fun. Everyone is welcome, bring the camping g... more

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Central Craft Beanie Festival Workshop Program

Alice Springs Beanie Festival is back and that means Central Craft is hosting workshops again. This year there are ... more

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Central Craft Beanie Festival Workshop Program

Alice Springs Beanie Festival is back and that means Central Craft is hosting workshops again. This year there are ... more

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Alice Springs Beanie Festival

The Alice Springs Beanie Festival is a quirky and unique community event bringing together crafters across the coun... more

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Central Craft Beanie Festival Workshop Program

Alice Springs Beanie Festival is back and that means Central Craft is hosting workshops again. This year there are ... more

Community Event

Alice Springs Beanie Festival

The Alice Springs Beanie Festival is a quirky and unique community event bringing together crafters across the coun... more

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Central Craft Beanie Festival Workshop Program

Alice Springs Beanie Festival is back and that means Central Craft is hosting workshops again. This year there are ... more

Community Event

Alice Springs Beanie Festival

The Alice Springs Beanie Festival is a quirky and unique community event bringing together crafters across the coun... more

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Central Craft Beanie Festival Workshop Program

Alice Springs Beanie Festival is back and that means Central Craft is hosting workshops again. This year there are ... more

Community Event

Alice Springs Beanie Festival

The Alice Springs Beanie Festival is a quirky and unique community event bringing together crafters across the coun... more

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Central Craft Beanie Festival Workshop Program

Alice Springs Beanie Festival is back and that means Central Craft is hosting workshops again. This year there are ... more

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2021 Territory Day - Tennant Creek

Celebrate your Territory, the place we call home this Territory Day on 1 July with a free family event! Barkly’s ... more

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2021 Territory Day Alice Springs

Celebrate your Territory, the place we call home on 1 July with a family friendly event in Alice Springs. Get do... more

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2021 Territory Day - Yulara

Celebrate everything that is great about the Northern Territory this Territory Day in Yulara on 1 July from 6pm. ... more

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Alice Springs Show

The largest community event in Alice Springs. An agriculture Show designed to support and promote the Pastoral Indu... more

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Alice Springs Show

The largest community event in Alice Springs. An agriculture Show designed to support and promote the Pastoral Indu... more

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Tennant Creek Show

Tennant Creek Show is a great day out and fun for the whole family - kids entertainment, exhibits, market stalls, s... more

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Back To The Track 2021

In July and August 2021, groups of military vehicle collectors from around Australia will converge on Alice Springs... more

Community Event

Back To The Track 2021

In July and August 2021, groups of military vehicle collectors from around Australia will converge on Alice Springs... more

Community Event

Back To The Track 2021

In July and August 2021, groups of military vehicle collectors from around Australia will converge on Alice Springs... more

Community Event

Back To The Track 2021

In July and August 2021, groups of military vehicle collectors from around Australia will converge on Alice Springs... more

Community Event

Back To The Track 2021

In July and August 2021, groups of military vehicle collectors from around Australia will converge on Alice Springs... more

Community Event

Back To The Track 2021

In July and August 2021, groups of military vehicle collectors from around Australia will converge on Alice Springs... more

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Harts Range Races

THE 74TH HARTS RANGE RACES ​ Held annually at the Harts Range Racecourse, set in the majestic East MacDonnell ran... more

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Back To The Track 2021

In July and August 2021, groups of military vehicle collectors from around Australia will converge on Alice Springs... more

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Desert Harmony Festival

Featuring a diversity of artistic and cultural programs, the Desert Harmony Festival celebrates the Barkly region’s... more

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Blacken Open Air 2021

Australia’s original camp out heavy music festival, Blacken Open Air, is back for the ninth year since its inceptio... more

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Advocate Art Award 2020

The Advocate Art Award 2020 continues the annual tradition of this all-inclusive exhibition held dear by the commun... more

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Back To The Track 2021

In July and August 2021, groups of military vehicle collectors from around Australia will converge on Alice Springs... more

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Blacken Open Air 2021

Australia’s original camp out heavy music festival, Blacken Open Air, is back for the ninth year since its inceptio... more

Community Event

Back To The Track 2021

In July and August 2021, groups of military vehicle collectors from around Australia will converge on Alice Springs... more

Event

Blacken Open Air 2021

Australia’s original camp out heavy music festival, Blacken Open Air, is back for the ninth year since its inceptio... more

Community Event

Back To The Track 2021

In July and August 2021, groups of military vehicle collectors from around Australia will converge on Alice Springs... more

Event

Blacken Open Air 2021

Australia’s original camp out heavy music festival, Blacken Open Air, is back for the ninth year since its inceptio... more

Community Event

Back To The Track 2021

In July and August 2021, groups of military vehicle collectors from around Australia will converge on Alice Springs... more

Community Event

Back To The Track 2021

In July and August 2021, groups of military vehicle collectors from around Australia will converge on Alice Springs... more

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Darwin Festival

There’s no better time to be in the tropical Top End than during Darwin Festival each August, where a fabulous fest... more

Community Event

Back To The Track 2021

In July and August 2021, groups of military vehicle collectors from around Australia will converge on Alice Springs... more

Community Event

Darwin Festival

There’s no better time to be in the tropical Top End than during Darwin Festival each August, where a fabulous fest... more

Community Event

Back To The Track 2021

In July and August 2021, groups of military vehicle collectors from around Australia will converge on Alice Springs... more

Community Event

Darwin Festival

There’s no better time to be in the tropical Top End than during Darwin Festival each August, where a fabulous fest... more

Community Event

Back To The Track 2021

In July and August 2021, groups of military vehicle collectors from around Australia will converge on Alice Springs... more

Community Event

Darwin Festival

There’s no better time to be in the tropical Top End than during Darwin Festival each August, where a fabulous fest... more

Community Event

Back To The Track 2021

In July and August 2021, groups of military vehicle collectors from around Australia will converge on Alice Springs... more

Community Event

Darwin Festival

There’s no better time to be in the tropical Top End than during Darwin Festival each August, where a fabulous fest... more

Community Event

Back To The Track 2021

In July and August 2021, groups of military vehicle collectors from around Australia will converge on Alice Springs... more

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