Local Events

Aileron Bush Weekend
from 03 April, 2011 to 04 April, 2011
Aileron Bush Weekend

Federal Netball Club 40th Reunion
from 22 April, 2011 to 24 April, 2011
Federal Netball Club 40th Reunion

Anzac Day
from 25 April, 2012 to 25 April, 2012
Anzac Day - Dawn Service 6.15am & Parade 9.45am

Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro
from 16 May, 2011 to 16 May, 2011
Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro

Finke Desert Race
from 09 June, 2012 to 11 June, 2012
Finke Desert Race

Beanie Festival
from 22 June, 2012 to 25 June, 2012
The Alice Springs Beanie Festival is a community- based event that began in 1997 with a ‘beanie party’, organised by Adi Dunlop. We know our beanies! The festival was organised to sell beanies crocheted by Aboriginal women in remote communities. It has grown into a fun event where Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal artists share their culture and exhibit together.

Alice Springs Show
from 06 July, 2012 to 06 July, 2012
Join in the fun and excitement of a large rural show. The Alice Springs Show is a traditional rural show with a very close association with the regional cattle stations, and is based on agricultural produce, livestock and craft. The show encompasses business displays, competitions, photographic, cooking and other contests and outback sporting events. It also brings the rides, attractions and sideshow alley offered at the big capital city shows to delight all children and families. Treat yourself to a dagwood dog, a bag of fairy floss, a jam doughnut or some fresh strawberries and cream. The Alice Springs Show finishes with a giant fireworks display.

Lions Imparja Camel Cup
from 14 July, 2012 to 14 July, 2012
The grounds take on a carnival atmosphere with colourful stalls and rides, belly dancers and a large variety of food and drink stalls with several bars, band, along with Camel Cup souvenir stalls. One Steel Metaland Rickshaw Races: $$ can be won! Between races, heats and finals of the Rickshaw Races are run in the centre of the arena, with anyone able to enter. Kids Kamel Kapers: Childrens Hobby Camel Race. Find where your kiddies can enter and have fun in the action on the day. Every child walks out a winner with a prize. Miss & Mr Camel Cup Challenge is a fun competition chosen from the girls and guys who participate during the day. Join in this fun Fashions on the Field display to win some great prizes. The feature race is the 'XXXX Gold Lions Camel Cup', with the winning camel owner and rider being presented with the perpetual trophy. One novelty camel race is the 'Imparja Television Honeymoon Handicap'; the 'grooms' race the camels half way round the arena, the camels then drop down and the appropriately dressed 'brides' climb aboard and race to the finish line. The antics are hilarious! The Camel Cup Carnival is run by the Lions Clubs of Central Australia, and supported by other Alice Springs service clubs.

Golf in the Alice 500 Junior Golf
from 09 August, 2011 to 09 August, 2011
Golf in the Alice 500 Junior Golf

Assa Abloy Henley on Todd
from 18 August, 2012 to 18 August, 2012
Have fun, enjoy the hilarity and help raise funds for charity, with major sponsor ASSA ABLOY, the world’s leading lock group! Held on the third Saturday in September, the Henley-on-Todd dry riverbed rowing and sailing regatta takes place in the glorious red centre of Australia – Alice Springs.

Alice Desert Festival
from 09 September, 2011 to 18 September, 2011
Alice Desert Festival

Aussie Trike Festival
from 27 October, 2011 to 27 October, 2011
Aussie Trike Festival

Christmas Day
from 25 December, 2011 to 25 December, 2011
Christmas Day

Masters Games
from 13 October, 2012 to 20 October, 2012
The 1986 Alice Springs Masters Games (then called the Central Australian Masters Games) became only the second event of its kind to be staged in the world. The only previous multi-sport masters games was the first World Masters in Toronto, Canada in 1985. The Games and the concept developed in to a success story and quickly earned the reputation of ‘The Friendly Games’ because of the camaraderie and good spirited nature of the competitors and the environment created by the games village atmosphere of Alice Springs. That spirit is now carried around Australia and overseas by the thousands of people who have experienced the Alice Springs Masters Games. The ‘Friendly Games’ tag has stuck ever since and it is easy to see why. The Alice Springs Masters Games has reached some amazing milestones over the years. In 2004 the Games celebrated 10 successful games, and then in 2006 the Games rejoiced as they reached 20 years of prosperous Games in Alice Springs. What is even more extraordinary is that over 100 competitors, officials and volunteers have been a part of the Games since 1986 – a remarkable achievement for all those people.