Darwin 2008 Calendar of Events and Festivals

The Darwin 2008 Calendar of Events and Festivals will have something to interest everyone.

Darwin Time and Date

DefenceConnect Gala Dinner
Guest speaker The Hon Kim Beazley
Wed 19 November 2008
18:30—23:00
Darwin Convention Centre
$135 (members)
$145 (non members)
$1350 (table of ten)

Register now;
Contact AIDN Events Secretariat on (08) 8941 0388
Email: dcem@desliens.com.au or visit: aidnnt.org.au

If you are organising an event in Darwin during 2008, please use this form to send in the details so we can publish as soon as they are available.

Regular weekly events

Chinese New Year 7 February - 21 February 2008

Open Days

Take advantage of the opportunity to see some special places.

  • East Point Military Museum
    17 Feb 2008
  • Hi to the Dry Craft Fair and Open day
    20 April 2008
  • Government House Open days
    30 -31 May 2008
    8 - 9 August 2008

Annual Festivals & Shows

  • Children's Week
    Rapid Creek Revival
    Saturday 18th October
    9am - 2pm

  • NT Kids Expo
    Sunday 26 October, 2008
    10am - 4pm
    Darwin Showgrounds, Foskey Pavilion.
    Family Fun Day Out for parents with children 0-12 years of age.
    Ben 10 & Angelina Ballerina are the major acts together with specialty speakers, sporting demonstrations and fashion parades.
  • Australia Day
    Saturday 26 January 2008
    A full wekend of activities
    check the website for details.
  • Sea Breeze Festival
    3 -10 May 2008
    Nightcliff Jetty & cliff tops
  • Fred's Pass Rural Show
    Humpty Doo
    16/05/08-18/05/08
  • Merrepen Arts Festival
    Daly River
    31/05/08-1/06/08
  • The Darwin Eisteddfod
    Darwin Entertainment Centre
    Tuesday 20th - Friday 30th May 2008
    Ph 8984 3466
  • Adelaide River Show,
    races, rodeo & country music talent quest
    7 -8 June 2008
  • Greek Glenti
    7 - 8 June 2008
  • Sunset Ball
    Trailer Boat Club
    7 June 2008
  • Darwin Latin Dance Festival
    Darwin Entertainment Centre
    June 20 - 22 2008
  • Darwin Fringe Festival
    25/06/08 - 15/07/08
  • Beer Can Regatta
    Mindil Beach
    13/07/08
  • Dragonfly Craft Fair
    15 June 2008
  • History and Flora of the Gardens
    Talks, afternoon tea and entertainment
    by The Folk Club Quartet.
    $5 admission. (bring your own chair)
    20 July 2008 2:30-5:00 pm
    Wesleyan Church, George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens
  • Royal Darwin Agricultural Show
    Darwin Showgrounds
    July 24 - 26th 2008
  • Darwin International Guitar Festival
  • Darwin Turf Club Gala Ball
    2 August 2008
  • Fist Full of Films Galah Awards Night
    Territory Short Film Screening
    Tuesday 5th August 7:30pm,
    doors open at 6:30pm

    At the Deckchair Cinema
    end of Jervois Road, off Kitchener Drive,
    Wharf Precinct, Darwin

    Tickets at the door: $13 adult / $10 concession

  • Second Sunset Screening - Mindil Beach Markets
    Sunday 10th August at 7:15pm

    Tickets at the door: $10 adult / $8 concession / children under 12 free

  • Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair
    06/08/08 - 08/08/08 (Free)
  • Darwin Festival
    14th -31st August 2008.
  • NT Indigenous Music Awards
    30 August 2008
  • Human Rights Art Award and Exhibition
    Supreme Court Foyer
    Opening Thursday 11 December 5:30pm
    Rights on Show
    9am-5pm weekdays 11-19 December 2008
  • Darwin Open Garden Scheme
    Enjoy the best NT gardens
    2008 gardens here....

Christmas Festivals 2008

  • Christmas Craft Fair
    16 November 2008
  • Darwin Christmas Tree Lighting
    28 November 2008
  • Carols By Candlelight
    7 December 2008
  • New Years Eve on the Wharf
    31 December 2008

Sports & Racing

  • NTFL Games 2008
  • Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race
    26 July (Saturday) 2008
  • Darwin Cup Carnival
    Fannie Bay Racecourse Darwin
    5/07/08 - 4/08/08
  • V8 Supercars
    Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex Darwin
    04/07/2008 -6/07/08
  • AFL Western Bulldaogs Games
    AFL Premiership Round 12
    TIO Stadium Darwin

Conferences and Conventions

Fishing Competitions

  • Aurora Kakadu Klash
    3-5 April
    PH 08 8979 0166
  • Boorroloola Easter Classic
    Easter
    PH 08 8975 9800
  • Timber Creek Classic
    Easter
    PH 08 8975 0722
  • Barra Nationals
    Banyan Farm, Daly River
    26 April- 3 May
    Palmerston Game Fishing Club
    PH 0414 565 953
  • Big Horse Creek Barra Classic
    Victoria River,Timber Creek
    3-5 May
    PH 8972 1142
  • NT Barra Classic
    Daly River
    11-18 May
    PH 8941 3585
  • Wilsons Reel Women Barra Classic
    May 16 & May 17 2008
    Briefing on at Dundee Lodge on Thursday 15th at 7pm
    Fishing the Finniss River, approx 10 klm south of Dundee Boat Ramp.
    Teams of 2 to 4 women, with or without a Skipper. (lures only)
    Accommodation available - Air con Rooms or camping facilities.
    Contact Emma via fishing@anglerschoice.com.au
  • Fishing and Crabbing Competition
    7-8 June
    PH 08 8978 2509
  • 14th Dundee Social & Recreation Club Annual Comp
    25-26 July
    PH 08 8978 2509
  • Bynoe Harbour Camp Out & Fishing Comp.
    Dundee Social & Recreation Club
    PH 8978 2509
  • Dundee Beach Easter Family Competition
    Easter
    Dundee Social & Recreation Club
    PH 8978 2509
  • Saltwater Fly Fishing Challenge
    8 - 10 September
    Crab Claw Island
    Darwin Flyrodders Inc.
    PH 8931 1650
  • 21st Annual Billfish Tournament
    3-11 November
    PH 08 8987 6368


Fundraising Events

Heart Foundation Go Red For Women Cocktail Party
Friday 13 June 2008
Go Red on black Friday!! Heart disease is a women's disease too! Get your girlfriends together and Go Red For Women. Support the Heart Foundation in raising funds for research into heart disease and help us celebrate real women; real hearts. Tickets $75 and available by calling 8981 1966.





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