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Darwin 2016 Calendar

The Darwin 2016 Calendar of sports, festivals, markets,open days and just about anything else that happened around Darwin that year.

Add your event to the current calendar here, whether it's fund raising, a fishing competition, a floral show or a fridge festival, there's room for everyone.

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Darwin Time and Date

 Click on the Event Name for more detailed information, only dates and locations are shown on this page. Dates for some events are still to be finalized and will be published as they become available.

Regular weekly events

Market Days

Open Days 2016 Calendar

Take advantage of the opportunity to see some special places.

Annual NT Anniverseries, Festivals & Shows


  • Australia Day
    City of Darwin
    Australia Day Awards Event
    Tuesday 26 January 9.30am - 11.30am
    Darwin Entertainment Centre
  • Oz Fusion celebrates Darwin’s cultural diversity Tuesday 26 January
    NEW VENUE - Oz Fusion will be held at the Palmerston Recreation Centre
    alcohol free event


  • Goyder's Day
    Deckchair Cinema
    th February
  • Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin
    Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park,
    19th February
  • Wbf Heavyweight World Title
    Darwin Convention Centre
    Stokes Hill Rd, Darwin
    27 February 6:00pm – 11:00pm


  • Tiwi Islands Annual Football Art Sale
    18-20 March 2016
  • DCA Community Dinner
    Chambers Crescent Theatre
    6pm, 21 March 2016
    All Welcome, $5 donation
  • Easter Weekend
    Friday 25th March to Monday 28th March 2016
  • Easter Saturday at Darwin Waterfront
    The Easter Bunny and lots of activities
    10am onwards on Saturday 26 March


  • Good Vibes YouthFest
    Music & Skate event
    Jingili Water Gardens
    9 April opens 1pm
  • THE ARMED MAN - Darwin Chorale
    Commemorating WW1
    Saturday 23 April 2016
    0408 036 252
  • Territory Made Pop Up Markets
    George Brown Botanic Gardens
    17 April opens 10am
  • ANZAC Day
    Monday 25 April 2016
  • Malak Marketplace
    Darwin Community Arts carpark
    Chambers Crescent
    2016 Opening Day
    30 April 4pm


  • May Day
    Monday 2nd May
  • Flickerfest Film Festival
    Deckchair Cinema
    Friday 6th May
  • Seabreeze Festival
    Nightcliff Jetty & Bike Track
    Saturdy 7th May
  • Fred's Pass Show
    Stuart Highway
    Friday 13 - Sunday 15 May
  • Paspaley Star Ball
    Fundraiser for Starlight Childrens Foundation
    Darwin Convention Centre
    15 May 7pm - 11.30pm
  • BASSINTHEGRASS Music Festival
    Gardens Ampitheatre
    Saturdy 21st May
    Tickets will go on sale 7am (NT time) 11th February
  • Harmony Soiree
    Darwin Waterfront
    Monday 30th May


  • Greek Glenti
    11-12 June 2016
    The Esplanade, Darwin,
  • Noonamah Blues Festival
    Noonamah Tavern
    Stuart Highway - 30k's South of Darwin
    Saturday June 11th 2pm-12am @ Noonamah Rodeo Grounds
    Sunday June 12th 12pm-10pm Noonamah Tavern Beer Garden
  • Queen's Birthday
    Monday 13th June
  • NT Orchid Spectacular
    Foskey Pavillion, Darwin Showgrounds,
    Stuart Hwy Winnellie
    17-18 June 2016
    9am to 4pm Saturday & Sunday
  • V8 Supercars
    Hidden valley racetrack
    17-19 June 2016
  • Professional Bull Riders (PBR)
    Robbie Robins Reserve,
    Stuart Highway,
    Sat 25 June 2016
  • Darwin 4WD Boating & Camping Expo
    Darwin Showgrounds
    25-26 June 2016


  • Noonamah Tavern Rodeo
    Stuart Highway - 30k's South of Darwin
    Saturday July 2nd
    Gates open at "5:30PM
  • Darwin Fringe Festival
    At Various locations including;
    Browns Mart, Happy Yess, Railway Club, Mayfair Gallery and Darwin Bowls Club.
    Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd July 2016
  • Beatles Caberet- Concert
    Darwin Chorale
    Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd July 2016
  • Royal Darwin Show
    Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd July 2016
    Darwin Showgrounds, Stuart Highway
  • National Pyjama Day
    Friday 22 July 2016


  • Picnic Day Public Holiday
    1st August 2016
  • The Darwin Women's Leadership Symposium 2016
    Wednesday 3rd August 2016
    Hilton Hotel
  • Darwin Festival
    04 - 21 August
    • Free Santos Opening Night Concert
      4th August 5.30pm Botanic Gardens
  • RAAF Flypast and Handling Display
    Thursday 11 August
    5pm – 6pm
    Mindil Beach, Darwin
    A flypast featuring Australian and international military aircraft, including a RAAF F/A-18 Hornet handling display (subject to operational availability).
  • Pitch Black Open Day
    Saturday 13 August 9am – 4pm RAAF Base Darwin (off Stuart Hwy, Gate S) The Pitch Black Open Day is a free community event
  • Tropical Garden Fair
    Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th August
    George Brown Botanic Gardens
    Gardens Road, Darwin
    Entry Free
  • Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair
    Darwin Convention Centre,
    Stokes Hill Road, Darwin, NT
    Friday 5 August, 10am – 4pm
    Saturday 6 August, 10am – 5pm
    Sunday 7 August, 10am – 4pm
    WORKSHOPS: 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm daily
    DANCING: 12pm daily

    Darwin Convention Centre,
    Friday, 5 August 8pm
    ENTRY: $45

    DAAFF PANEL DISCUSSION Darwin Convention Centre,
    Friday 5 August 8.30am
    ENTRY: $15

    DAAFF FILM FESTIVAL Deckchair Cinema Thursday 11 August – Saturday 13 August Doors open 6.30pm Visit for further information
  • FREE Eco Village Tour
    NT Adventure Park
    135 Coda Road,Berry Springs
    Saturday 20 August
    Tours: 10am,12.30pm,2.30pm & 4.30pm.
    Lunch: 12pm-1pm.

  • Barrio Fiesta
    Filipino Community Centre,
    4 Batten Road, Marrara
    Monday August 29
    3pn till late


  • 11th Latin American Film Festival
    Red 6 Building, Charles Darwin University, Darwin
    Mon 5 Sep 2016 – Mon 3 October
    Opening 9am Daily
  • Darwin Chorale Concert
    "For the Term of His Natural Life"
    Charles Darwin University Theatre
    5pm on 18 September.
    Tickets on sale
    $40 Adult, $36 Conc




  • Christmas Cararet - celebrate in style
    Darwin Chorale 9 & 10 December 2016
    Darwin Entertainment Centre
  • Christmas Day
    Sunday 25th December 2016
    Boxing Day Monday 26th December
    Tuesday 27th December - Xmas Day Public Holiday

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