About Darwin Festivals

(Darwin, Northern Territory - NT, Australia)

There are numerous popular festivals and celebrations in and around the Darwin area, reflecting the friendly nature of Australians.

Popular festivals in Darwin include the following events.

Annual Darwin Festivals

  • June: Beer Can Regatta, races where the boats are made of beer cans
  • June: Darwin Pride Festival, popular gay and lesbian festival
  • July: Darwin Fringe Festival, cultural event attracting large crowds
  • July: Cup Carnival, horse racing and other equestrian events
  • August: Darwin Rodeo, held in mid-August and featuring calf roping, bareback riding and other events; this festival draws large crowds
  • August: Festival of Darwin, known for its outdoor exhibitions of art, including many large Aboriginal works
  • September: World Solar Challenge, with cars powered by the sun, racing between Darwin and Adelaide
  • November: Christmas Craft Fair, busy handicrafts fair which takes places in the grounds of the museum

Tourism Top End - Official Darwin Visitor Centre
Address: 6 Bennett Street, Darwin, North Territory (NT), Australia
Tel: +61 (0)8 8980 6000
Website: www.tourismtopend.com.au/

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