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Darwin 2017 Calendar

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 Whether it's fund raising, a fishing competition, a floral show or an art festival, there's room for everyone. 

The Darwin 2017 Calendar of sports, festivals, markets, open days and just about anything else that is happening around Darwin this year.

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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 2017 Calendar

Take advantage of the opportunity to see some special places.

Annual NT Anniversaries, Festivals & Shows


Australia Day
City of Darwin
Australia Day Awards Event
Tuesday 26 January 9.30am - 11.30am
Darwin Entertainment Centre
A full weekend of activities around Darwin
check the website for details.

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


Travelling Film Festival
BCC Darwin City Cinemas
Cnr Mitchell & Briggs Streets
Darwin NT 0800
2-5 February 2017

Goyder's Day
Deckchair Cinema
5th February

Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin
Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park,
19th February


Tapestry at Happy Yess
w/ Snapchat Regret and Silk Village
Happy Yess
12 Smith Street Darwin, NT
March 17th 2017

Pacific Requiem Concert
Darwin Chorale
Darwin Memorial Uniting Church
78 Smith St, Darwin
Saturday 18 March
$10 Ticket

Tiwi Islands Grand Final and Art Sale
Sunday 19 March
Tiwi Island


Good Friday
14th April 2017

Deckchair Cinema Opening Night
Jervois Rd
Darwin Waterfront
Wednesday 19 April 2017

Thai Songkran Festival
Darwin Ampitheatre
21 April

Territory Taste Festival
Darwin Convention Centre
with live entertainment at the Darwin Waterfront Precinct

22-23 April 2017

Anzac Day
Tuesday 25 April

Malak Marketplace
Saturday 29th April
Every Saturday to October 28th 2017


May Day
Monday 1 May

Seabreeze Festival
Nightcliff Foreshore                                                                        Saturday 6 May

Freds Pass Show
Stuart Highway,
13 & 14 May

Mothers Day Craft Fair
Sunday 14 May

Orchid Spectacular 2017
Foskey Pavillion
Tate Place
Darwin Showgrounds, Stuart Hwy
Winnellie NT
Sat 20th & Sun 21st May
9am to 4pm

Nightcliff Community Bank
Seabreeze Art prize awards

Chambers Crescent Theatre
6-7pm 27 May 2017

Deckchair Cinema
Reconciliation Week Free Movie Night
27 May 2017

Harmony Soiree
Darwin Waterfront
27 May 2017


Cota NT Seniors Expo 2017
Museum and Art Gallery
19 Conacher St, Darwin City NT 0820
2nd June
10am to 2pm

Darwin Italian Festival
George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens
3rd June 2017
12pm - 10pm

Greek Glenti
Bicentenial Park
Sat10 - Sun11 June 2017

Barunga Festival
Friday June 9 - Sunday June 11
Barunga NT

Queens Birthday

Monday 12 June


Territory Day
1 July

2017 Darwin PBR
Saturday 1st July, 2017 (Territory Day)
Robbie Robbins Reserve – 176 Stuart Hwy, Berrimah NT 0828
Gates Open: 4:30pm
Event Starts: 6:30pm
Event Finishes: 9:30pm with live band, DJ and Bar until 1am.

Dragonfly Craft Fair
Sunday July 9th

Darwin Fringe Show -In My Skin
Browns Mart,
Smith St Darwin
15 July

Shannon's Rockabilly Classic Car Show
11am onwards
July 22
Noonamah Tavern
Stuart Highway, Noonamah

Darwin Fringe Festival
15 - 25 July

Darwin Show Day
Friday 28 July


Northern Territory Ballroom Dancing Association (NTBDA)
'Come and Try' sessions
Wednesdays 2, 9, 16 and 23 Aug 2017
Malak Community Centre, Malak Crescent, Malak

Autism Sensory Workshop
Tracy Village Sports Club,
28 Tambling Tce, Lyons NT 0810
9:00am - 4:00pm,
3 August 2017

Picnic Day

Monday 7 August

Darwin Cup Day
Fanny Bay Racecourse
Monday 7 August

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair
Darwin Convention Centre,
Stokes Hill Road, Darwin, NT
11th - 13th August 2017

Opening times:
Friday, 10am – 4pm
Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Sunday, 10am – 4pm

Grace Gawler - Darwin Seminar
Club Tropical Resort Darwin -
622 Lee Point Road Lee Point NT 0810
Thursday 17 August 2017
10 am – 2pm

Darwin Festival
10 - 27 August

DCA Seniors Community Dinner
DCA car park,
Chambers Crescent,
Monday 28 August

Scottish Country Dancing
12 week Course
Saturday, August 12,
from 2 to 4 pm at
Malak Community hall.


Fathers Day
Sunday 3 September

NT Ballroom Dance Association (BTBDA)
MALAK Community Centre
Malak Crescent,
Saturday 9 September 2017
Dance 2. Saturday 14 October 2017
7pm to 11:30pm
Tickets on sale at the door. Price $10:00 per person

Darwin International Film Festival
Deckchair Cinema
15 - 25 September


World Solar Challenge
Parliment House
State Square
Darwin CBD
Sunday 8th October 2017
6.30 am

Cox Country Club Market
103 Cox Drive
Wagait Beach

NT Ballroom Dance Association (BTBDA)
MALAK Community Centre
Malak Crescent,
Saturday 14 October 2017
7pm to 11:30pm
Tickets on sale at the door. Price $10:00 per person


Charles Darwin Film Festival
Darwin Entertainment Centre
11 November 2017

NT Ballroom Dance Association (BTBDA)
Darwin Golf Club,
Links Rd,
Saturday 11 November 2017
7pm to 11:30pm
Tickets on sale at the door. Price $10:00 per person

Rights on Show
Darwin Community Legal Service's 
23rd Human Rights Art Award and Exhibition
Darwin Supreme Court
State Square,
Darwin City NT 0800
24 November – 14 December 2017
8.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday – Friday
All  Free All Welcome

Kiddi-Oke, for kids who sing!
18 Nov, 25 Nov & 2 Dec from 10 am.
Oasis Shopping Village Palmerston.
Register now at

Christmas Craft Fair
Marrara Indoor Stadium,
Abala Road Marrara (near Darwin Airport)
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November
 9am to 4pm. Adults $2 Children Free


Carols by Candle Light
Botanic gardens ampitheatre
6.30pm and finishes at 8.30pm
followed by a fireworks display.
Gates open 4.30
Free Entry

Christmas Day
Monday 25 December

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