Local Events

Alice Springs Heritage Festival
from 10 April, 2017 to 16 April, 2017
Explore the history of Alice springs at this week long festival, with bus tours of Heritage sites. The Alice Springs Heritage Festival is a week-long celebration of local heritage. Jailhouse Folk is a night of Aussie music, come and enjoy a meal and show at the National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame. The Old Hartley Street School Open Day - come in and experience the schoolroom of a past era. Heritage Night at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station - experience the atmosphere of yesteryear with activities and displays, or try your hand ad sending a Morse code telegram. 10 April 2017 - 16 April 2017 Date to be confirmed

Rotary Bang Tail Muster Parade
from 01 May, 2017 to 01 May, 2017
The Parade is supported by the community of Alice Springs and includes floats, walking groups and individuals all adding in their own special way to highlight the unique lifestyle we enjoy in Alice Springs. The parade attracts a huge crowd along the parade route. Come join the fun of this major Community Event!

Aileron Bush Weekend
from 15 April, 2017 to 16 April, 2017
Need an idea for Easter that involves fun, family and friends then why not head to Aileron for the 13th Annual Aileron Bush Weekend on the 15th and 16th April 2017! Come and get amongst the cowboys and cowgirls as they battle it out in the extreme rodeo rough stock events. Try your luck in the notorious Mexican Donkey race. The Junior and Open Gymkhana will be held Saturday morning. An added feature for the kiddies is a jumping castle on both Saturday and Sunday! Saturday night will feature a Bush Dance, with DJ, which will keep you on the dance floor into the night. Entry fee is $5.00, gents must wear a tie, neat and tidy dress standards apply. The gate closes at 9.30 pm. Sunday night enjoy the casual atmosphere, as the sun sets on the weekend. All competitors entering in any rough stock or gymkhana events must be between the ages of 3 years to 80 years, as of the 31st day of December 2016. Aileron Bush Club inc. recommends all competitors have personal ambulance cover. So pack the kids and camping gear and get your backside North-side to the Aileron Racecourse (130kms North of Alice Springs).

Anzac Day
from 25 April, 2017 to 25 April, 2017
Anzac Day - Dawn Service 6.15am & Parade 9.45am

Finke Desert Race
from 09 June, 2017 to 12 June, 2017
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 23 June, 2017 to 26 June, 2017
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 07 July, 2017 to 07 July, 2017
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 15 July, 2017 to 15 July, 2017
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.

Run Larapinta Stage Race
from 11 August, 2017 to 14 August, 2017
The Run Larapinta Stage Race is a 4-day, 4-stage trail running race along the most spectacular sections of the iconic Larapinta Trail, in the MacDonnell Ranges around Alice Springs, August 11-14, 2017. Boundless beauty, breathless exuberance, day-old friendships that will last for years and the unspoilt grandeur of a landscape that transcends time… This is an extraordinary run that should be on every bucket list. Each stage of Run Larapinta will start and finish at different locations every day and showcase the many aspects of Alice Springs and the West MacDonnell Ranges.

Old Timers Fete
from 12 August, 2017 to 12 August, 2017
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

The Redback MTB Stage Race
from 17 August, 2017 to 20 August, 2017
Alice Springs is surrounded by kilometre after kilometre of hand built single track made for mountain bikes by mountain bikers, and this award winning event allows you race the trails with an awesome four day event designed for everyone. The single track around Alice Springs really has to be ridden to be believed and if you have not been to Alice Springs before you'll be blown away by the quantity and quality of riding, along with the jaw dropping Red Centre landscape.

Rotary Henley on Todd
from 19 August, 2017 to 19 August, 2017
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 28 August, 2017 to 30 August, 2017
Alice Desert Festival

Red CentreNATS
from 01 September, 2017 to 03 September, 2017
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,

Desert Song Festival
from 06 September, 2017 to 17 September, 2017
Desert Song festival in Alice Springs celebrates the magic of singing, showcasing a diversity of works performed by Aboriginal and community choirs.

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