The Northern Territory is brimming with festivals and events!


Northern Territory (NT) is humming with life with the beginning of dry season and cooler temperature. If you have nothing to do in the next couple of months, head toward the NT to keep yourself busy with exciting activities.

Darwin’s Beer Can Regatta

Thousands will gather on the Mindil Beach on July 9 to participate and enjoy this annual family event. There will be some silly competitions including the racing of boats made with plastic bottles, beer cans, and cartons.

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Alice Spring’s Apex Camel Cup

Not only the locals but also people from all over Australia and the world visit there to enjoy the annual camel racing. Going to take place on July 15, riders will race the ships of desert around the dusty outback in nine unique races.

Katherine’s Walking with Spirits

The Djilpin Arts will present the event on July 15. The annual ceremony is the celebration of the heritage and culture of the community of Beswick/Wugularr. Over the weekend, there will be a traditional Corroborree from several Arnhem Land languages. You have to purchase tickets in advance, costing $145 to $195 per adult and from $35 to $75 per child. Remember to fuel up because there’s no gas station in Beswick or Barunga.

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Darwin Festival

The 18-day festival that is going to be held between August 10 and 27 this year is packed with free outdoor events, music, dance, comedy, and theatre. You can also dine with others at the long communal tables and talk about the shows and sensational cuisine.

There are lots of more festivals that will be hosted by the NT throughout the year. There will be Garma Festival in Arnhem Land (from August 4 to 7), Desert Festival in Alice Springs (from August 18 to September 7), Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (from August 11 to 13), and more. Check out the NT Festivals & Events for the full catalogue.

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