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Near Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

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Christmas Day
from 25 December, 2016 to 25 December, 2016
Christmas Day

Rotary Bang Tail Muster 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 30 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.

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,

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