Darwin 2013 Calendar

This Darwin 2013 Calendar of sports, festivals, markets and attractions will allow visitors to plan their time in Darwin.

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  • Australia Day
    26 January - A full weekend of activities
    check the website for details.
  • February

  • Travelling Film Festival
    BC&C Darwin 5 Cinemas.
    7-10 February 2013
  • Goyder's Day
    Deckchair Cinema
    5th February 2013
  • 71 st Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin
    Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park,
    19th February 2013
  • March

  • Enchanted Moments Wedding Expo
    Holiday Inn
    The Esplanade
    4-7pm Saturday 2nd March
    10am-3pm Sunday 3rd March
  • Cyprus Food and Wine Festival
    Cyprus Function Centre
    30 Batten Road, Marrara
    3 March 2013
  • Clean Up Australia Day
    Sunday 3rd March
    9am - 3pm
  • Darwin Flight Centre Travel Expo
    Darwin Convention Centre
    Sunday 10th March
    9am - 3pm
    Admission is free
  • Darwin Symphony Orchestra
    Darwin Entertainment Centre
    Events To be Announced
    contact 04 662 553 51
  • MoveMeNT Dance Expo
    Casuarina Senior College,
    Cnr Trower & Parer Road, Moil (Darwin)
    10am - 4pm
    Sunday, 10 March 2013
    contact 08 8981 7002
  • Harmony Day

    21 March 2013

    Harmony Day for young 'uns
    Jumping Castle & Sausage Sizzle
    Wednesday March 20
    9am to 12midday
    Malak Community Centre
  • T4321 - Tea For Trisomy 21
    World Down Syndrome Day
    Down Syndrome Association NT office
    Rapid Creek Business Village
    Thursday 21 March
    ph; 89856222
  • April

  • Katherine Music Week
    April 15-18, 2013

  • Mindil Beach Markets
    Opening Night 2013
    April 25, 5-10pm

  • Deckchair Cinema Opening Night
    Darwin Wharf
    Wednesday April 17, 2013

  • Open Cockpit Day
    Aviation Heritage Centre
    Stuart Highway
    Sunday 28th April
  • May

  • Sea Breeze Festival
    Sat 4th May 2013
    Nightcliff Jetty & Cliff Tops
  • Daly Waters Rodeo, Campdraft and Gymkhana
    Daly Waters Rodeo Grounds , Daly Waters
    FRiday 3 to Monday 6 May 2013
    Tel: 08 8975 9936
  • Fred's Pass Rural Show
    Freds Pass Reserve
    This show haas been cancelled for 2013
  • The Italian Festival Darwin
    Parliament House - Speakers Green
    Saturday 18 May 2013
    Darwin Ampitheatre
    Saturday 25th May 2013
  • Tracy Village Family Fun Day
    28 Tambling Terrace
    Sunday 26th May 2013
  • Never Never Festival
    24th - 26th May, 2013

  • Fundraiser for Nightcliff Primary School.
    Deckchair Cinema, Jervois Road, Darwin City
    Screening of WRECK IT RALPH.
    Pre-purchase tickets at www.deckchaircinema.com.au
    30th May, 2013
    Gates open 6.30pm. Movie starts 7.30pm. Food available.

  • The Darwin Eisteddfod
    Darwin Entertainment Centre
    May 2013
  • June

  • Merrepen Arts Festival
    Daly River
    31 May - 2 June 2013
  • Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree
    Darwin Waterfront
    Saturday 1st June 2013
  • Tropical Gardens Spectacular
    1-2 June 2013
    8am - 8pm
    Darwin Botanic gardens
  • Darwin Life & Home Expo
    Darwin Convention Centre
    Wharf Precinct
    Saturday June 1st 9am to 5pm
    Sunday June 2nd 9am to 4pm 2013
  • Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree
    Wharf Precinct
    Saturday June 1st 4pm to 9pm
    Sunday June 2nd 9am to 4pm 2013
  • Barunga Festival
    Barunga is located 70kms south of Katherine on the Central Arnhem Highway
    3-days of music, sport, dance and traditional activities
    Friday 7th - Monday 10th June2013
  • Adelaide River Show,
    Adelaide River
    8 -9 June 2013
  • Greek Glenti
    Bicentennial Park
    The Esplanade
    8-9 June 2013
  • Sunset Ball
    Trailer Boat Club
    15 June 2013 Bookings can be made with NTBDA at
    Email ntbda@yahoo.com
    Phone 8948 3089
    Tickets $80 pp available from NTBDA
  • World Refugee Day Festival
    Jingili Water Gardens
    Sunday 16 June 2013
  • Monsoon Sessions
    An 11 Day Workshop Festival for Artists
    Browns Mart
    June 2013
  • Darwin Latin Dance Festival
    Darwin Entertainment Centre
    93 Mitchell St
    June 2013
  • Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Touring Pro Series
    Robbie Robbins Reserve
    7.30pm Saturday 29th June 2013
  • India@Mindil
    Indian Cultural Festival
    Mindil Beach
    Saturday 21 June 2013
  • Pine Creek Goldrush
    Goldpanning Championships
    Art Exhibition Friday
    Goldpanning & Heritage Ball Saturday
    21-23 June 2013
  • Katherine Fringe Festival
    Various Venues
    21-23 June 2013
    Katherine Regional Arts
  • Darwin Blues Festival
    Darwin entertainment centre
    Gardens amphitheater
    June 2013
  • Snap It Up
    Darwin Entertainment Centre
    June/ July
  • Borroloola Gulf Show
    Borroloola Sports Grounds
    28-29 June 2013
  • Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Touring Pro Series
    Robbie Robbins Reserve
    29 June 2013
  • NT Orchid Spectacular
    Foskey Pavillion
    Darwin Showgrounds
    Saturday 29 June 9am - 5pm
    Sunday 30 June 9am - 4pm
  • Arnhemland Bird Week
    June - July 2013
  • July

  • Territory Day Fireworks
    Beaches around Darwin
    1 July 2013
  • Darwin Recycled Art Festival
    Shoal Bay Recycle Centre
    Five artists in an Artist Residency
    Monday 15 - Friday 19 July 2013.
    Artist Residency Applications close 17 June
  • Darwin City Muster
    Gardens Ampitheatre, Darwin
    Held every 2 years - July 2013
  • Nesian Pride 2013
    Darwin Entertainment Centre
    12 July 2013
  • Factor 50 Beach Party
    Mindil Beach Reserve
    4.00pm to Midnight
    13 July 2013
  • Tennant Creek Show
    Tennant Creek Showgrounds
    12-13 July 2013
  • Beer Can Regatta
    Mindil Beach
    Sunday 7th July 2013
    10am to about 5pm
  • Looking Forward, Looking Back with the Darwin City Brass Band
    Sing-a-long concert
    Darwin Waterfront Precinct
    Saturday 20 July - 6.30pm
  • Dragonfly Craft Fair
    Sunday 14 July 2013.
    Museum grounds, Bullocky Point
  • Katherine & District Show
    Katherine Showgrounds
    19-20 July 2013
  • History and Flora of the Gardens
    Talks, afternoon tea and entertainment
    Wesleyan Church, George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens
  • Darwin Rollergirls' Royal Roller Show
    Marrara Indoor Stadium.
    10 Abala Road, Marrara. NT
    7 pm, Saturday 27th July 2013
  • Royal Darwin Agricultural Show
    Darwin Showgrounds
    26-27 July 2013
  • 2013 Portrait of a Senior Territorian Art Award and Exhibition
    Parliament House
    27 July to 15 August 2013
    Winners announced 1 August
  • August

  • Darwin Turf Club Gala Ball
    Little Mindil Lawns at SKYCITY.
    Saturday 3rd August 2013
  • LingaLonga Festival
    8am to 10pm
    Friday 2nd to Monday 5th
    August 2013.
  • Garma Festival
    Arnhemland, NT
    3-6 August 2013
  • Katherine Festival
    11-25 August 2013
  • Darwin Festival
    Full program to be announced 27 June
    9 - 26 August 2013
  • Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award
    Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
    19 Conacher Street
    9 August 2013 to 10 November 2013.
  • Darwin Championship Rodeo
    Robbie Robins Reserve
    Stuart Highway, Berrimah
    12 - 13 August 2013
  • Charles Darwin University Open Day
    Charles Darwin University Open Day

  • Charles Darwin University Open Day
    Entry is free.
    Ellengowan Drive
    Sunday 25, August 10am - 2pm.

  • National Indigenous Music Awards
    10 August 2013
    Gardens Ampitheatre
  • Barrio Fiesta
    Filipino Community Centre
    Batten Road
    31 August 2013
  • September

  • Darwin Boat & Leisure Show
    Darwin Convention Centre
    1-2 September 2013
  • Palmerston Festival
    17 August to 1 September 2013
  • Nightcliff Orchid Society Annual Spring Show
    Wesleyan Church
    George Brown Botanical Gardens
    Gardens Rd
    9am - 4pm each day
    10 -11 September 2011
    Orchids are available for purchase
    Admission FREE
  • October

  • NT Children's Week
    October 2013
  • Darwin Fridge Festival
    Darwin Community Arts
    At Various sites
    October to November.
  • Fist Full of Films
    A Darwin Community Arts project
    Entries close Wed 2 October 2013
    Film Festival @ Deckchair Cinema
    Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd November 2013
  • Darwin Open Garden Scheme
    Enjoy the best NT gardens
    2013 gardens here...
  • November

  • Fist Full of Films
    Film Festival @ Deckchair Cinema
    Friday 1st NT Exposure & Entries
    Saturday 2nd November Galah Awards Finalists

    Our Journey from Darwin Community Arts on Vimeo.

  • December

  • Overcoming Anxiety Meditation Course
    Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia
    Sunday 8 December 10am-4pm
    The Tank, Darwin High School, Atkins Drive,Fannie Bay
    Cost $50.00
  • Christmas Festivals 2013

    • Christmas Craft Fair
      24th November 2013
      Museum grounds, Bullocky Point
    • Lord Mayor's Christmas Tree Lighting
      Raintree Park, Darwin Mall
      5.30pm to 7.30pm
      Friday 29th November 2013
    • City of Darwin Christmas Family Fun Day
      Darwin Mall
      10.00am - 1.00pm
      Saturday 30th November 2013
    • Carols By Candlelight
      Darwin Amphitheatre,
      George Brown Botanical Gardens.
      Gates open at 4.30pm for a 6.30pm start.
      Fireworks from 8.30 to close at 9.00pm
      Sunday 1st December 2013
    • New Years Eve on the Wharf
      31 December 2013

Sports & Racing Darwin 2013 Calendar

Northern Territory Sports Awards
22 March 2013

Darwin Motorsports at Hidden Valley

  • NTFL Games 2011/12
  • Heineken Hottest 7s Rugby
    Austar Rugby Park
    26-27 January 2013
  • Tiwi Football Grand Final
    Bathurst Island
    Sunday 17 March 2013 (TBC)
  • DMCC Top End Hire Thumper Series
    Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex

  • Rural Athletics Club
    Freds Pass Oval
    Season start
    PH 0408 837680
  • Australian Superbike & Supercross Championships
    Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex
    Hidden Valley Rd, Berrimah 14-15 SEptember 2013
  • Precision Motorcycles KAMFARI
    May 2013
    Various locations around Darwin
    Tel: 0408 894127
  • Pine Creek Cup
    Pine Creek Turf Club
    August 2013 (TBC)
  • Darwin Drag Racing
    Hidden Valley Motor sports Complex
    April - September 2013
  • Simply the Breast Yacht Race
    Darwin Habour
    May 2013
  • Adelaide River Cup
    Dorat Rd
    Adelaide River
    TBA June 2013
  • Top End Monster Truck Spectacular
    Northline Speedway
    Hidden Valley Motor Sport Complex , Darwin, NT
    June 2013
  • Hellraisers of Insanity Stunt Spectacular
    Northline Speedway
    Hidden Valley Motor Sport Complex , Darwin, NT
    June 2013
  • 2013 Australian Sprintcar Championships
    Northline Speedway
    Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex
    May to October Calendar TBA
  • V8 Supercars
    Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex
    14 -16 June 2013
  • 2013 Australian Karting Championships
    Hidden Valley Go Kart Track
    7-8 July 2013
  • Demonition Derby
    Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex
    July 2013 (TBC)
  • Dinah Beach Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race
    Stokes Hill Wharf
    25 August 2013
  • Territory REL Week
    Batchelor Airstrip
    July 2013 (Bi-annual event)
  • DMCC Pony Express
    To be Announced 2013
    Tel: 0408 894127
  • Darwin Cup Carnival
    Fannie Bay Racecourse Darwin
    August 2013 (TBC)
    Saturday 7 July 2013 - Day 1, Hot 100 Darwin Guineas Race Day
    Saturday 14 July 2013 - Day 2, Trans Territory Foods Chief Minister's Cup Day
    Wednesday 18 July 2013 - Day 3, Bridge Toyota Ladies Day
    Saturday 21 July 2013 - Day 4, SKYCITY NT Derby Day
    Saturday 28 July 2013 - Day 5, SKY Racing Metric Mile Race Day
    Wednesday 1 August 2013 - Day 6, Colemans Printing Race Day
    Saturday 4 August 2013 - Day 7, Palmerston Sprint Race Day
    Monday 6 August 2013 - Day 8, Carlton Mid Darwin Cup
  • The Boulderdash
    September 2013
    Tel: 0408 894127
  • Australian Superbike & Supercross Championships
    Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex
    Hidden Valley Rd, Berrimah
    14-15 SEptember 2013
  • The TOUR (trailride)
    September 2013
    Tel: 0408 894127
  • World Solar Challenge
    October 2013 (TBC)
    Darwin to Adelaide

Fundraising Events

  • T4321 - Tea For Trisomy 21
    World Down Syndrome Day
    Down Syndrome Association NT office
    Rapid Creek Business Village
    Thursday 21 March
    ph; 89856222
  • Biggest Morning Tea

    Your Morning Tea

    The Nightcliff Community Bank will be holding a Biggest Morning Tea 4 U at 10am on Wednesday May 1st in the Branch. Piggy will be joining us as our special guest for the morning. Come along and invite your friends.

  • Beat A Path Heart Foundation Fun Run Walk
    6 May 2013
    7.15am registration for 8.00am start
    East point Reserve beside lake Alexander car park
    Adults $15 Children (5-15) $5, Children under 5 free

  • Australia's Biggest Morning Tea
    May - June 2013
    The official day is Thursday 24th May -
    you can host a function anytime in May or June
    Add your Biggest Morning Tea here
    For more information please call 1300 65 65 85

  • Variety NT Celebbrity Bowls Day
    Friday, June 29, 2013
    Darwin Bowls Club, Fannie Bay
    Join celebrities Wilbur Wilde and Frankie J. Holden for this fun and informal afternoon! All proceeds going to Variety, the Children's Chariety, NT, to support children with special needs in the NT!

  • Cancer Council Fundraising Fun
    August to October 2013
    Daffodil Day -Friday, 24th August
    Darwin Sailing Clubs Annual Mud Crab and Quail Dinner and Auction
    Saturday 1st September 2013
    Relay For Life Darwin 28th and 29th September 2013
    Girls Night In throughout October
    Pink Ribbon Day 22nd October 2013

  • Variety of Chefs Gala Dinner 2013

    Variety NT Logo

    9 November 2013
    Darwin Convention Centre
    Three course delightful dinner and auction. Chefs Jimmy Shu, Tony Ford, Steve Sunk & Dave Griffin.
    Black tie event.
    Tickets $180 early bird 11 October, thereafter $200
    See website for more details & to book
    www.varietynt.org.au or call 8981 2544.

  • Darwin Open Garden Scheme
    Enjoy the best NT gardens
    Proceeds help local Charities
    2013 gardens here...

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