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Local Events

Finke Desert Race
from 08 June, 2018 to 11 June, 2018
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 29 June, 2018 to 02 July, 2018
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, 2018 to 06 July, 2018
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 14 July, 2018 to 14 July, 2018
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.

Old Timers Fete
from 11 August, 2018 to 11 August, 2018
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 18 August, 2018 to 18 August, 2018
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 16 August, 2018 to 06 September, 2018
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. This event is held in September each year.

Red CentreNATS
from 31 August, 2018 to 02 September, 2018
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,

PARRTJIMA - a festival of lights
from 28 September, 2018 to 07 October, 2018
The spectacular free public event is the first authentic Indigenous light festival of its kind and showcases the oldest continuous culture on earth through the newest technology, on a 300-million-year-old natural canvas. This year’s festival will be a magnificent celebration of Indigenous culture and will feature a new and expanded program to impress visitors from across the Territory, Australia and the world. Event information, including the full festival program, will be released in the coming months.

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