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Nightcliff Markets
Nightcliff Markets

Wed 01 Jan 2014 - Wed 31 Dec 2014

Unwind and feel the ambience of the Nightcliff Markets. Set in the attractive Nightcliff Shopping Centre the markets are an ideal place for a lazy Sunday coffee or a cool and refreshing..

Parap Markets
Parap Markets

Wed 01 Jan 2014 - Wed 31 Dec 2014

Tantalise your senses with a mixture of Asian cuisine and the aroma of fresh coffee. The Parap Village Market is a great place to shop and a favourite among locals and visitors alike...

Rapid Creek Markets
Rapid Creek Markets

Wed 01 Jan 2014 - Wed 31 Dec 2014

Relax and enjoy a stress-relieving massage or cool tropical juice. Darwin's oldest market is situated only 20 minutes from Darwin city, in the Rapid Creek Business Village. Come on down..

Free Beginners Tai Chi
Free Beginners Tai Chi

Mon 10 Mar 2014 - Tue 10 Mar 2015

Immerse in the tranquil parklands of the Darwin Waterfront at 7am each Saturday morning with beginners Tai Chi on the lawns. Your fully qualified instructor will show you how to focus and..

Palmerston and Rural Markets
Palmerston and Rural Markets

Sat 26 Apr 2014 - Sat 25 Oct 2014

Join the fun, be entertained and grab a bargain. Happening every Friday evening between May and October, the Palmerston and Rural Markets provide a great evening of family entertainment..

Darwin Cup Carnival
Darwin Cup Carnival

Sat 05 Jul 2014 - Mon 04 Aug 2014

Share in the excitement of Darwin's premier horse racing calendar. The picturesque Fannie Bay Racecourse track is one of only a few dirt tracks in operation on the circuit, and the Darwin..

Darwin Fringe Festival
Darwin Fringe Festival

Thu 17 Jul 2014 - Sun 10 Aug 2014

Join the Fringe and traipse around the boundaries of popular culture. The Darwin Fringe Festival is an exciting performance and arts festival that takes place in various venues across..

Garma Festival
Garma Festival

Fri 01 Aug 2014 - Mon 04 Aug 2014

The ancient sound of the Yidaki (didjeridu) is a call to all people to come together in unity; to gather for the sharing of knowledge and culture; to learn from and listen to one another...

MILIMIKA - Tiwi Islands Festival
MILIMIKA - Tiwi Islands Festival

Sun 03 Aug 2014 - Mon 04 Aug 2014

MILIMIKA - Tiwi Islands Festival is the Northern Territory's newest arts, culture and performing arts festival. This is a weekend of celebration with proud Tiwi Islanders' sharing their..

Mindil Beach Sunset Markets
Mindil Beach Sunset Markets

Sun 03 Aug 2014 - Sun 03 Aug 2014

Experience the atmosphere and flavours of the famous sunset markets. Enjoy the tropical night air at Darwin's Mindil Beach Sunset Markets every Thursday and Sunday evening between May and..

Railway Heritage Picnic Day
Railway Heritage Picnic Day

Mon 04 Aug 2014 - Mon 04 Aug 2014

Observe the quaint tradition of Railway Heritage Picnic Day - a day of leisure, food, and games on the Adelaide River. Originally designated a public holiday for hardworking railway..

Darwin Festival
Darwin Festival

Thu 07 Aug 2014 - Sun 24 Aug 2014

Celebrate the dry season in appropriate style with the Darwin Festival. In August the city will be a hive of artistic activity and they want you to join in the fun. Experience art on the..

Santos Opening Concert
Santos Opening Concert

Thu 07 Aug 2014 - Thu 07 Aug 2014

The Darwin Festival Santos Opening Concert is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year and is a fixture on the Darwin Festival calendar. A free celebration of diverse musical..

31st Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award
31st Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award

Fri 08 Aug 2014 - Sun 26 Oct 2014

View the cultural art work and crafts of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award is the premier national indigenous..

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair
Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

Fri 08 Aug 2014 - Sun 10 Aug 2014

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair is a unique opportunity to see and buy the work of emerging as well as established artists, to meet the makers and to find out about the variety of different..

Government House Open Days
Government House Open Days

Sat 09 Aug 2014 - Sat 09 Aug 2014

You are invited into the home of the Administrator of the Northern Territory on the Government House Darwin annual open day. Each year this historic building opens its doors to show you..

Parramatta Eels v Canberra Raiders
Parramatta Eels v Canberra Raiders

Sat 09 Aug 2014 - Sat 09 Aug 2014

The Parramatta Eels played their first game in the Northern Territory on Saturday 8 February in Alice Springs. The Alice Springs National Rugby League Trial Match and their round 22 NRL..

People
People's Choice Teddy Bears' Picnic

Sun 10 Aug 2014 - Sun 10 Aug 2014

Everyone's favourite friend, Big Ted, returns to the shady surrounds of the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens with his fluffy friends for heaps of adventures and fun. All kids are..

Santos Top End Gran Fondo
Santos Top End Gran Fondo

Sun 10 Aug 2014 - Sun 10 Aug 2014

The Santos Top End Gran Fondo (Italian for big endurance) follows in tradition of long-distance, timed cycling events that invites competitive, amateur and recreational cyclists of all..

National Indigenous Music Awards
National Indigenous Music Awards

Fri 15 Aug 2014 - Fri 15 Aug 2014

The National Indigenous Music Awards [NIMAs] are a celebration of Indigenous music that honours contemporary and traditional artists. The NIMAs are unlike other Award events, it is quite..

Cyprus Food and Wine Festival
Cyprus Food and Wine Festival

Sat 16 Aug 2014 - Sat 16 Aug 2014

The Cyprus Foods and Wine Festival is a family event and will showcase the famous Cypriot Commandaria wine which is one of the oldest wines on earth. There will be a fusion of musical acts..

Vietnamese Water Puppets
Vietnamese Water Puppets

Wed 20 Aug 2014 - Sun 24 Aug 2014

Originating as far back as the 11th Century, the Vietnamese Water Puppets will be performed for your entertainment at the Darwin Waterfront Recreation Lagoon. Come along to enjoy this free..

Humminbird Corroboree Park Challenge
Humminbird Corroboree Park Challenge

Fri 22 Aug 2014 - Sun 24 Aug 2014

A fishing competition for the whole family to tackle. With the emphasis on the family and junior anglers, the Humminbird Corroboree Park Challenge is a tag-and-release photo competition...

Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race
Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race

Sat 23 Aug 2014 - Sat 23 Aug 2014

Head to Darwin Harbour to catch the spectacle of the fleet of yachts setting out to race to Indonesia. One of the most anticipated events on Darwin's sailing calendar, the Darwin to Ambon..

Australian Netball League
Australian Netball League

Sun 24 Aug 2014 - Sun 24 Aug 2014

Australia's rising netball's stars are set to return to Darwin for Round 4 of the 2012 Australian Netball League (ANL) competition. Come on down to cheer and support the Territory Storm as..

RocKwiz Live
RocKwiz Live

Sun 24 Aug 2014 - Sun 24 Aug 2014

Some Kind of Genius Tour 2012 is coming to Darwin. In 2010, the RocKwiz Team took to the road and played thirty five shows in nineteen venues across this wide brown land. A rotating..

Palmerston Festival
Palmerston Festival

Sat 30 Aug 2014 - Sun 31 Aug 2014

Join the family fun of the annual Palmerston Festival. Each year the community celebrates the city of Palmerston with a festival showcasing the young, fast growing city with..

World Beer Tour
World Beer Tour

Tue 02 Sep 2014 - Tue 02 Sep 2014

Darwin will host the first World Beer Tour as part of a World Beer tour organised by Edgy Global showcasing over 40 beers from around the world with many tastings available. From 12 noon..

Winemakers Dinner  Dine with the Saints
Winemakers Dinner Dine with the Saints

Sat 13 Sep 2014 - Sat 13 Sep 2014

Delicate cuisine, smooth wines and brilliant conversation. If you enjoy fine wine accompanied by delicate cuisine, then Dine with the Saints Winemaker's Dinner is a must. Tantalise your..

Darwin International Film Festival
Darwin International Film Festival

Wed 17 Sep 2014 - Wed 24 Sep 2014

The Darwin International Film Festival, or DIFF, brings the latest in international films to Darwin over 8 luscious Top End nights and 12 screenings. DIFF is held at Deckchair Cinema..

SWB - Secret Women
SWB - Secret Women's Business

Fri 19 Sep 2014 - Sat 20 Sep 2014

Join in the thrill Australia's premier women's fishing tournament. SWB Barra Challenge, fondly referred to as SWB s a ladies-only fishing tournament, with the main focus on encouraging..

Latino Annual Ball
Latino Annual Ball

Sat 04 Oct 2014 - Sat 04 Oct 2014

Most people enjoy a good party, so it with great pleasure that the Latino NT Association announces that it will be holding its annual Latin Party. The party will start at 6.15pm and..

World Solar Challenge - Darwin to Adelaide
World Solar Challenge - Darwin to Adelaide

Mon 06 Oct 2014 - Mon 06 Oct 2014

A road race like no other, the World Solar Challenge participants will traverse more than 3,000 kilometres of the Australian continent from tropical Darwin to Adelaide, in cars powered by..

Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest

Thu 09 Oct 2014 - Sun 12 Oct 2014

The fun and festivities of the Oktoberfest return to the lawns of SKYCITY Darwin. A little piece of Germany will be coming to SKYCITY Darwin with Frauleins serving up the official..

Darwin Trailer Boat Club Blue Water Classic
Darwin Trailer Boat Club Blue Water Classic

Sun 12 Oct 2014 - Tue 14 Oct 2014

Enjoy a great weekend of fun and rivalry whilst participating in this saltwater fishing competition. The Darwin Trailer Boat Club Blue Water Classic is a both a catch-and-release and..

The Darwin Fridge Festival
The Darwin Fridge Festival

Sun 12 Oct 2014 - Tue 28 Oct 2014

The Darwin Fridge Festival is a celebration of Darwin, its people and the humble fridge. The festival is a chance for everybody, everywhere, to make art. Paint a fridge, glitter up an..

Milpirri Festival - Tracks Dance Company
Milpirri Festival - Tracks Dance Company

Mon 27 Oct 2014 - Tue 28 Oct 2014

The Warlpiri People of Lajamanu and Tracks Dance Company draw together the strengths and hopes of the elders and youth over one unforgettable weekend. Featuring a spectacular dance..

RSPCA Darwin - Save the Paw Ball
RSPCA Darwin - Save the Paw Ball

Mon 27 Oct 2014 - Mon 27 Oct 2014

The annual Save the Paw Ball is Darwin's RSPCA's major fundraising event for the year and is a fantastic night out. Enjoy a delicious three course meal, beverage package and fantastic live..

Fist Full of Films Festival
Fist Full of Films Festival

Fri 14 Nov 2014 - Sat 15 Nov 2014

The 15th annual Fist Full of Films Festival is proudly presented by the Darwin Film Society at Deckchair Cinema Darwin. The NT's short film and music clip competition, awards and film..

Shannons Motoring Extravaganza
Shannons Motoring Extravaganza

Sat 22 Nov 2014 - Sun 23 Nov 2014

A chance for car and motor cycle enthusiasts, to view the history of motor cars and cycles. Darwin Showgrounds will be a hub of excitement with over 400 vintage, veteran, classic, exotic..

Christmas Craft Fair
Christmas Craft Fair

Sun 23 Nov 2014 - Sun 23 Nov 2014

The tactile ARTS annual Christmas Craft Fair is one of Darwin's most anticipated market events, a favourite with locals and visitors. Set amongst the trees in the picturesque grounds..

Christmas in Palmerston - Carols Event
Christmas in Palmerston - Carols Event

Sun 23 Nov 2014 - Sun 23 Nov 2014

Celebrate Christmas with your family, friends and favourite musical entertainers. Head to the Christmas in Palmerston - Carols Event for a festive season singalong. Big name popular..

Carols By Candlelight
Carols By Candlelight

Sun 07 Dec 2014 - Sun 07 Dec 2014

Join in and celebrate the start of the festive season. Carols by Candlelight is the pinnacle of the festive season in Darwin and is held in the Amphitheatre at the George Brown Darwin..

Darwin Symphony Orchestra - Family Proms
Darwin Symphony Orchestra - Family Proms

Sun 07 Dec 2014 - Sun 07 Dec 2014

Darwin Symphony Orchestra's popular Family Proms concerts are back in 2012, providing the youngest of audiences with an entertaining and interactive introduction to the instruments of an..

Darwin Symphony Orchestra - Hats off to Broadway
Darwin Symphony Orchestra - Hats off to Broadway

Tue 16 Dec 2014 - Tue 16 Dec 2014

Embrace the dry season with two evenings of fun music for the whole family. The Darwin Symphony Orchestra's - Hats off to Broadway, will bring highlights from your favourite musicals to..

Heineken Hottest 7
Heineken Hottest 7's in the World

Sat 24 Jan 2015 - Sun 25 Jan 2015

A fantastic opportunity to watch seven-a-side international rugby union played. The Heineken Hottest 7’s in the World is a Rugby 7's competition conducted in Darwin over two days with..

Goyder
Goyder's Day

Wed 04 Feb 2015 - Wed 04 Feb 2015

Goyder’s Day is a commemoration of the arrival of the Surveyor-General George Woodroffe Goyder, who arrived in Port Darwin on the 5 February 1869. Join the National Trust and witness the..

Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year

Sun 08 Feb 2015 - Sun 08 Feb 2015

Join the Darwin Chinese New Year festivities, a time of community celebration, ritual and feasts. Book a place at the main event - the popular Chinese New Year Banquet at SkyCity Darwin..

Imparja Cup Cricket Carnival
Imparja Cup Cricket Carnival

Sun 08 Feb 2015 - Sat 14 Feb 2015

Watch all-Indigenous teams take part in the hotly contested Imparja Cup. Indigenous teams representing all states and territories in Australia, as well as major centres and communities of..

Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin
Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin

Wed 18 Feb 2015 - Wed 18 Feb 2015

2014 is the 72nd Anniversary to tribute, honour and remember those who defend Darwin. The Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin is commemorated each year on 19 February at the Cenotaph..

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