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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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Teeny Tiny Stevies - How to be Creative Tour - Alice Springs

ARIA Award Winning Children's Artist, Teeny Tiny Stevies are heading out on the road for their most comprehensive N... more

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Corrugations

Corrugations is a monthly series of events featuring new and experimental music with an emphasis on sustainability ... more

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Goanna - Celebrating 40 Years of Spirit of Place

Forty years on, and with their messages of positive engagement in Indigenous rights and environmental protection mo... more

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Tennant Creek Show

Tennant Creek Show is a great day out, expect lots of fun for the whole family - kids entertainment, exhibits, mark... more

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2022 Toyota AFL Round 18: Melbourne Demons v Port Adelaide

AFL returns to the red centre as we see Melbourne take on Port Adeleaide in Round 18 for the Heart of Nation game. ... more

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Apmere Mparntwe: The Australian Ceramics Triennale 2022

Apmere Mparntwe: The Australian Ceramics Triennale 2022 will be on Arrernte country. Presenting Australia's most ex... more

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Australian Outback Marathon

Now in its 12th year and one of the most unique Australian running events on the running calendar. Ayers Rock Resor... more

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Desert Harmony Festival

Desert Harmony Festival is the region's platform for a culturally diverse population to present and engage with the... more

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Blacken Open Air

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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Corrugations

Corrugations is a monthly series of events featuring new and experimental music with an emphasis on sustainability ... 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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The Redback MTB Stage Race

The Redback is a 4 day, 6 stage MTB race on the dusty trails surrounding Alice Springs in the very heart of Austral... more

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Rotary Henley on Todd Regatta

After a two-year hiatus, H.O.T. is back to celebrate the 60th Anniversary! Join in the fun at the 2022 Rotary Henl... more

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The Australian Ballet Regional Tour Gala

The Australian Ballet’s Regional Tour returns, spreading the joy of dance across the nation. This dazzling gala pr... more

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Pop Up Park Series

The Alice Springs Town Council with support from the Northern Territory Government are proud to bring back the high... more

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Pop Up Park Series - Braitling

The Alice Springs Town Council with support from the Northern Territory Government are proud to bring back the high... more

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AusCycling BMX National Round #4 and #5

The pinnacle BMX racing series in Australia. The BMX National Rounds is six (6) rounds that are held throughout th... more

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Red CentreNATS

The ultimate festival of wheels will return to Alice Springs. There will be more action than ever with burnouts, d... more

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Corrugations

Corrugations is a monthly series of events featuring new and experimental music with an emphasis on sustainability ... more

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Desert Song Festival

Over 10 days in September, singers and musicians, choirs and audiences from Alice Springs and Central Australia, an... more

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Desert Mob

Since its inception in 1991, Desert Mob has fostered and charted the incredible rise of Aboriginal art from the des... more

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Desert Mob MarketPlace

Explore and purchase artworks from over 30 participating Central Australian Art Centres and share in the artist’ st... more

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PENTATONIC

PENTATONIC is a promenade concert across 5 heritage sites in Alice Springs; the Stuart Town Gaol, the Old Law Court... more

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The Parade of Performers & Aperture- Desert Song Festival Opening Night

Come and launch the 2020 Desert Song Festival with a rousing community celebration. The Parade of Performers will ... more

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Sacred Song

'Sacred Song' is a free community concert, forming part of the Desert Song Festival program. It celebrates sacred m... more

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A cappella in the Gorge

Take a plunge in the icy waters at Ormiston Gorge at ‘A cappella in the Gorge’ – the Festival-ending outdoor conce... more

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MusicNT presents Bush Bands Bash

Showcasing some of the finest Indigenous bands and solo artists, this open-air festival sees attendance of over 300... more

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Desert Festival 2022

Red Hot Arts Central Australia is excited to welcome you to Desert Festival 2022. In 2021, Desert Festival was Lo... more

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Pop Up Park Series - Fitzpatrick Street

The Alice Springs Town Council with support from the Northern Territory Government are proud to bring back the high... more

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Pop Up Park Series

The Alice Springs Town Council with support from the Northern Territory Government are proud to bring back the high... more

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Corrugations

Corrugations is a monthly series of events featuring new and experimental music with an emphasis on sustainability ... more

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Olive Pink Opera

The Olive Pink Opera, produced by the Olive Pink Botanic Garden, is a showcase event of the Desert Song Festival. I... more

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Corrugations

Corrugations is a monthly series of events featuring new and experimental music with an emphasis on sustainability ... more

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Corrugations

Corrugations is a monthly series of events featuring new and experimental music with an emphasis on sustainability ... more

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Corrugations

Corrugations is a monthly series of events featuring new and experimental music with an emphasis on sustainability ... more

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Tatts Finke Desert Race

The iconic Finke Desert Race is an off-road, multi terrain two day race for bikes, cars, buggies and quads through ... more

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2023 Alice Springs Masters Games

Widely known as ‘The Friendly Games’, the Alice Springs Masters Games has been running since 1986 making it the lon... more

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