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Local Events

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    
24th – 25th January Hottest 7’s (Rugby) in the World Tournament  Rugby Park, Marrara
 26th January Australia Day (Festivities all over Darwin)  Darwin
26th January Australia Day Fun Run  Darwin Convention Centre – 7am
FEBRUARY 2019    
22th Feb Chinese New Year Celebrations Darwin Chung Wah Society
18th Feb Bombing of Darwin Anniversary Darwin
MARCH 2019    
9th -10th March Top End Road Racing Association  Hidden Valley Race Way
9th March Travel Expo Darwin Convention Centre
17th March St Patrick’s Day Shenannigans or Fiddlers Green
APRIL 2019    
27th April – 4th May Arafura Games   Marrara Sports/ Darwin Waterfront  
9th April  Palmerston Fun Run Palmerston 
25th April ANZAC Day Darwin
27th April Mindil Beach Sunset Markets Begin Mindil Beach
MAY 2019    
10th – 19th May A Taste of Kakadu Kakadu National Park 
10th May Melbourne International Comedy Festival Darwin Entertainment Centre
11th May  Italian Festival  Darwin City
11th May Seabreeze Festival  Nightcliff Foreshore 
18th May  Bass in the Grass Mindil Beach 
19th May  RSPCA Million Paws Walk  Jingili Water Gardens 
18th – 19th May Freds Pass Show  Freds Pass Show Grounds
23rd- 26th May  Garrmalnag Festival  Darwin Entertainment Centre 
24th – 25th May Territory Taste Festival  Darwin Water Front 
JUNE 2019    
1st June Adelaide River Races Adelaide River
1st June AFL Melbourne vs Adelaide Crows  TIO Stadium 
9th -8th June Summer Sessions Music Festival   Mindil Beach 
8th-9th June Greek Glenti Esplanade 
14th -16th June V8 Supercars Hidden Valley 
29th June NRL Eels vs Raiders  TIO Stadium 
TBA India @ Mindil Mindil Beach
29th -30th June Mandorah Ukylele and Folk Festival  Mandrorah Beach 
JULY 2019    
1st  July Territory Day Fireworks Mindil Beach Markets
1st July Beer Can Regatta   
5th -14th July Darwin Fringe Festival  TIO Stadium, Marrara
7th July Darwin Cup Carnival starts (runs until 6th August) Darwin Racecourse
5th -14th July Darwin Fringe Festival  Happy Yess 
25th -27th July Royal Darwin Show Darwin Show Grounds 
AUGUST 2019    
5th August Darwin Cup Day Darwin Racecourse
8th -25th August Darwin Festival  Darwin 
9th -11th August Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Darwin Convention Centre
SEPTEMBER 2018    
OCTOBER 2019    
13th -20th October  World Solar Challenge Hidden Valley Raceway
26 October Mindil Beach Sunset Markets Close Mindil Beach

For more events in Darwin, please have a look at Tourism Top End