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Finke Street Party and Night markets
from 06 June, 2019 to 06 June, 2019
The ‘Finke Street Party & Night Markets’ is the OFFICIAL KICK OFF PARTY for Australia's ULTIMATE Desert Race... the Tatts Finke Desert Race. The Showtime FMX team will put on a show that will thrill onlookers – whether they are into motorsport or not – performing in front of the Council lawns with a section of Todd Street closed for the evening. Showtime FMX are promising tricks such as rock solids, turn downs, heart attacks, backflips, backflip variations and more. An array of multicultural food choices will be available on the night, along with a large variety of stallholders selling authentic indigenous art, craftworks, handmade clothing, jewellery and much more.

Finke Desert Race
from 07 June, 2019 to 10 June, 2019
The Tatts Finke Desert Race is an off road, multi terrain two-day race for bikes, cars, buggies and quads through desert country from Alice Springs to the small Aputula (Finke) community. The race is held each year on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June. “Finke” as it is commonly known, is one of the biggest annual sporting events in the Northern Territory and has the reputation of being one of the most difficult off road courses in one of the most remote places in the world. Finke is unique and the most fun you can have with a helmet on!

Beanie Festival
from 28 June, 2019 to 01 July, 2019
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.

Territory Day
from 01 July, 2019 to 01 July, 2019
Join the locals in Alice Springs to celebrate Territory Day. Free entertainment from 4pm on Anzac Oval with fireworks at 8pm. Food stalls, free activities for kids plus so much more. What a great way to celebrate the Territory.

Alice Springs Show
from 05 July, 2019 to 06 July, 2019
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.

Lasseters Camel Cup
from 20 July, 2019 to 20 July, 2019
Be assured of top entertainment as riders race moody camels along dusty outback tracks at the annual carnival, with lots of action between races, too. The first Camel Race was run in 1970 in the dry Todd River Bed as a bet between two mates, Noel Fullerton and Keith Mooney-Smith, and was an added attraction at the Alice Springs Centenary Year Celebrations.

Melbourne vs. West Coast Eagles
from 21 July, 2019 to 21 July, 2019
AFL is coming to the Red Centre. Final Details TBC

Alice springs Street Art Festival
from 01 August, 2019 to 17 August, 2019

Old Timers Fete
from 10 August, 2019 to 10 August, 2019
Rummage through bric-a-brac at Alice Springs? largest fete and enjoy 'on tap' entertainment, plus fete treasures like crafts and preserves and cakes. - See more at: http://northernterritory.com/alice-springs-and-surrounds/events/old-timers-fete#sthash.UvXffuPV.dpuf

Rotary Henley on Todd
from 17 August, 2019 to 17 August, 2019
Have fun, enjoy the hilarity and help raise funds for charity, with major sponsor Rotary. 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 30 August, 2019 to 13 October, 2019
Alice Desert Festival The Alice Desert Festival is Central Australia’s premier arts and cultural festival, celebrating the desert and its rich cultural landscape. Featuring a vibrant program born out of the desert landscape, we celebrate the dynamic exchange between cultures in the heart of Australia.

Red CentreNATS
from 30 August, 2019 to 02 September, 2019
The Ultimate Festival of Wheels returns to Alice Springs Fathers' Day weekend for 3 days of horsepower heaven! Showcasing the very best in street machines, elite show cars, hot rods, classics, exotics and super cars,

Red Centre Bird Festival
from 04 September, 2019 to 08 September, 2019
Red Centre Bird Festival is one of Australia's leading nature festivals will come alive in the heart of Australia from Wednesday 4 to Sunday 8 September 2019. The Red Centre has a suite of birdlife unlike anything else on offer around the country, including amazing iconic species such as Spinifex Pigeon, Dusky Grasswren, Rufous-crowned Emu-wren, Bourke’s Parrot and Mulga Parrot. These iconic species are rare and you would struggle to find them elsewhere, but in Central Australia they are a common sight and we want to share them with the world. Locals and visitors are invited to enjoy what the Red Centre has to offer with activities for experienced birdwatchers, nature lovers.

Desert Mob 2019
from 05 September, 2019 to 07 September, 2019
Presented by the Araluen Arts Centre and Desart. In 2019, the Desert Mob Exhibition, Symposium and MarketPlace continues to document and celebrate the dynamic shifts of one of the world’s most important art movements, with artists from Desart member art centres across the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia converging on Mparntwe (Alice Springs).

Desert Song Festival 2019
from 06 September, 2019 to 15 September, 2019
The Desert Song Festival comes roaring back in 2019, with its most exciting and ambitious program yet. With bold, artistic innovation the rich, musical traditions of Africa, India, the Americas and Central Australia will combine to showcase our global musical heritage. Singers, musicians and audiences will be united in this sixth annual celebration of cultural diversity and artistic brilliance in Central Australia.

MusicNT Presents Bush Bands Bash
from 08 September, 2019 to 08 September, 2019
Bush Bands Program is a true collaborative partnership across more than a dozen organisations which all have a single goal in mind: the furthering of Australian Indigenous musicians and musicianship. In 2013 Bush Bands Bash concert came under the management of MusicNT. This created an exciting opportunity for MusicNT to consolidate the Bush Bands Bash with the Bush Bands Business a skills camp that MusicNT have run in conjunction with the concert since 2010. The result has been rebranded as the Bush Bands Program, and forms an integrated approach to the celebration, support and development of contemporary Indigenous musicians from remote Central Australian communities.

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