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Alice Springs Desert Park 20th Birthday Open Day
from 09 April, 2017 to 09 April, 2017
Come and celebrate the Alice Springs Desert Park's 20th Birthday on Sunday April 9th at our open day. With free entry all day, talks and presentations throughout the day, kids activity zone including face painting and kids science zone, food stalls, afternoon entertainment and much, much more. Presentations through the day include meet the keeper, boomerang throwing , our ever popular free flying bird show, bush medicine making workshop and the chance to meet some of the Parks animals up close.

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

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).

Alice Springs Telegraph Station Open Day and Market
from 23 April, 2017 to 23 April, 2017
Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory would like to invite you to rediscover the Telegraph Station. Join in the fun with family and friends, browse the market and food stalls while watching the kids play old fashioned games. Explore the oldest buildings in Alice Springs and view old fashioned craft in this beautiful historic setting. Cycle to the market and enjoy the great outdoors.

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

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!

Celebrating A Galaxy Far Far Away On Tatooine - The Imperial March
from 04 May, 2017 to 04 May, 2017
On International Star Wars day, join in with the Imperial March at Lasseters! Lasseters will transform into the Mos Eisley Spaceport for the event and we encourage everybody to dress up in Star Wars Costumes and be involved. The Alice Springs Town Band will perform the Imperial March from Star Wars as we march around Lasseters in honor of Star Wars. There will be prizes up for grabs for best dressed and the best Princess Leia, and meals will be available from the Admiral Snackbar with all proceeds going to the Desert Sports Foundation. For more details head here - https://www.facebook.com/astatooine/

The Australian Bee Gees
from 05 May, 2017 to 05 May, 2017
It’s hard to believe that it has been 40 years since The Bee Gees redefined pop music and culture forever with the phenomenal success of The Saturday Night Fever album, the most successful soundtrack of all time. The Australian Bee Gees Show are digging out their flares and dusting off their platform shoes in preparation for the Australian leg of their 2017 world tour so let the party begin! The Saturday Night Fever 40th Anniversary tour is a fitting tribute and a celebration of the wonderful music of the Brothers Gibb.

Celebrating A Galaxy Far Far Away On Tatooine - A Night Out At The Can
from 06 May, 2017 to 06 May, 2017
A Night Out At The Cantina Come along to the Mos Eisley Spaceport on May 6 as the Goat And Bucket transforms into the Cantina from Star Wars. The night will feature the Alice Springs Town Band performing the music from John Williams massive Star Wars movies, and will comprise of a night of Star Wars Trivia and fun. There will be prizes for Best Dressed and Best Team and it will be an unmissable night. Meals will be included in your ticket price and more information will be provided T.B.A. For details head here - https://www.facebook.com/astatooine/

Seinfeld's Best Bits ... A Trivia Night !!
from 13 May, 2017 to 13 May, 2017
SEINFELD'S BEST BITS are coming to Alice Springs. Come down to the Alice Springs Convention Centre for 'SEINFELD'S BEST BITS – it’s TRIVIA ABOUT NOTHING and bring this cracker of a show back to life! Questions cover all 180 episodes and will cater from the novice to the greatest Seinfeld tragic. The bar will be open and meals available to purchase, and yes, they will be shamelessly Seinfeld themed .. May 13th - Doors open @ 6:00pm Show starts 7pm. For tickets call 89 500 200 or purchase online

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
from 18 May, 2017 to 18 May, 2017
Buckle up Australia! The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is back on the bus, hitting the road to home deliver the freshest and funniest from Australia’s largest comedy festival! Featuring an all-killer, no-filler cast of Australian stars, talented newcomers and international performers, we’ve got all your comedy bases covered. The Roadshow hits Alice Springs on Thursday 18th May with Aussie favourites HANNAH GADSBY and CAL WILSON, the UK’s CARL DONNELLY and more! So get on board, grab your mates and get giggling as the ultimate comedy roadtrip rolls into town!

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.

PARRTJIMA - a festival of lights
from 22 September, 2017 to 02 October, 2017
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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