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Darwin Local Events at your Fingertips 

Please see below some of the Darwin local events that may interest you!

Thu & Sun (Apr – Oct) Mindil Beach Sunset Markets – open 5pm – 10pm Mindil Beach
Every Friday Palmerston Markets Palmerston
Every Saturday Parap Markets – open 8am – 2pm Parap
Every Sunday Nightcliff Markets – open from 6am to 2pm Nightcliff
Thursday (Wet Season)  Rapid Creek Markets – open 5pm – 10pm  Rapid Creek
 Sunday (Dry Season)  Rapid Creek Markets – open 6.30am – 1.30pm  Rapid Creek
 JANUARY 2019    
24 & 25 January  Hottest 7’s (Rugby) in the World Tournament  Rugby Park, Marrara
 26 January  Australia Day (Festivities all over Darwin)  Darwin
26 January Australia Day Fun Run  Darwin Convention Centre – 7am
FEBRUARY 2018    
22 Feb Chinese New Year Celebrations Darwin Chung Wah Society
18 Feb Bombing of Darwin Anniversary Darwin
MARCH 2018    
11 March Top End Road Racing Association  Hidden Valley Race Way
11 March Travel Expo Darwin Convention Centre
17 March St Patrick’s Day Shenannigans or Fiddlers Green
31st March Easter Sunday Celebrations  Darwin 
APRIL 2018    
27th April – 4 May Arafura Games   Marrara Sports/ Darwin Waterfront  
8th April  Palmerston Fun Run Palmerston 
25 April ANZAC Day Darwin
27th April Mindil Beach Sunset Markets Begin Mindil Beach
MAY 2018    
3-6 May Green Day’s American Idiot Darwin Entertainment Centre
6th – 20th May Seabreeze Festival  Nightcliff Foreshore 
5th May Angus & Julia Stone  Darwin Ski Club
6th May Seaside Sounds Darwin Ski Club
11th May Circa – Peepshow Darwin Entertainment Centre
18th – 27th May A Taste of Kakadu Kakadu National Park 
18th May Melbourne International Comedy Festival Darwin Entertainment Centre
19th & 20th May Freds Pass Show  Hidden Valley Race Track
19th May Bass in the Grass Amphitheatre
20th May Jimmy Barnes – Working Class Man Darwin Entertainment Centre
JUNE 2018    
2-3 June Territory Taste Festival   Darwin Waterfront 
2nd June Adelaide River Races Adelaide River
9th June NRL Eels vs Cowboys TIO Stadium 
9th June Summer Sessions Music Festival   Mindil Beach 
9-10th June Greek Glenti  Esplanade 
15-17th June V8 Supercars Hidden Valley 
24th June Noonamah Rodeo Kakadu
TBA India @ Mindil Mindil Beach
28 June – 1 July Australian Superbike Championship  Hidden Valley Raceway
JULY 2018    
1 July Territory Day Fireworks Mindil Beach Markets
7-16th July Darwin Fringe Festival  TIO Stadium, Marrara
7 July Darwin Cup Carnival starts (runs until 6th August) Darwin Racecourse
14th July  One Tropical Day Darwin Botanic Garden Amphitheatre
15th July AFL – Melbourne vs Adelaide  TIO Stadium 
7-16 July Darwin Fringe Festival  Happy Yess 
15-24 July Darwin Heritage Festival Darwin 
20-21 July Nitro Up North Hidden Valley
22nd July Beer Can Regatta Mindil Beach 
26-29 July Royal Darwin Show Darwin Show Grounds 
AUGUST 2018    
6 August Darwin Cup Day Darwin Racecourse
9-26 August Darwin Festival  Darwin 
10-12 August Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Darwin Convention Centre
19 Aug Noonamah Rodeo  
TBA Cyprus Food & Wine Festival  
31 Aug – 2 Sep Red CentreNATS Alice Springs
SEPTEMBER 2018    
2 September Government House – Open House Government House 
13-24 September Darwin International Film Festival  
16 Sep Lottoland Million Dollar Mile   
OCTOBER 2018    
TBA World Solar Challenge  
25 Oct – 2 Nov Darwin Fridge Festival  
26 October Mindil Beach Sunset Markets Close Mindil Beach

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