Local Events

The Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Carnival
from 13 April, 2019 to 06 May, 2019
The Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Carnival is the highlight of our racing calendar, featuring Ladies Day, Young Guns Day, Family Day, Pioneer Sprint Day and culminating with the running of the Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup on the May Day public holiday. For visitors and regulars alike, the Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Carnival is a remarkable experience that is not to be missed!

Easter In The Alice Mountain Bike Race
from 19 April, 2019 to 22 April, 2019
The Easter in the Alice Mountain Bike Race is a Central Australian Rough Riders club event that has grown from a local Northern Territory event into one of the best mountain bike events in Australia.

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.

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.

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 13 July, 2019 to 13 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

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,

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