Darwin 2018 Calendar

The Darwin 2018 Calendar of sports, festivals, markets, open days and just about anything else that is happening around Darwin this year.

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

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 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 2018 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
26 January 9.30am - 11.30am
Darwin Entertainment Centre
A full weekend of activities around Darwin
check the website for details.

Island of Origin Football Match
Tiwi Islands
26 january 2018

Oz Fusion celebrates Darwin’s cultural diversity
26 January
Palmerston Recreation Centre
alcohol free event


Travelling Film Festival
BCC Darwin City Cinemas
Cnr Mitchell & Briggs Streets
Darwin NT 0800
8-11 February 2018

Goyder's Day
Deckchair Cinema
5th February

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


Tiwi islands Grand Final and Art Sale.
Tiwi Island
Sunday 18 March 
Book ferry service here.

Good Friday
30th March 2018


Easter Monday
2 April 2018

Deckchair Cinema Opening Night
Jervois Rd
Darwin Waterfront

Thai Songkran Festival
Darwin Ampitheatre


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

Anzac Day
Tuesday 25 April

Malak Marketplace
Saturday 29th April
Every Saturday to October 28th 2018


May Day
Monday 7th May

Seabreeze Festival
Nightcliff Foreshore                                                                        Saturday 5 May 2018

Freds Pass Show
Stuart Highway,
Saturday 12 May 2018

Mothers Day Craft Fair
Darwin Waterfront
Sunday 13 May 2018

Bass in the Grass
Darwin Ampitheatre
Saturday 19 May 2018 (TBC)

Orchid Spectacular 2018
Foskey Pavillion
Tate Place
Darwin Showgrounds, Stuart Hwy
Winnellie NT

Nightcliff Community Bank
Seabreeze Art prize awards

Deckchair Cinema
Reconciliation Week Free Movie Night

Harmony Soiree
Darwin Waterfront


Territory Taste Festival
Convention Centre
Darwin Waterfront
2-3 June 2018

Cota NT Seniors Expo 
Museum and Art Gallery
19 Conacher St, Darwin City NT 0820
Friday June 

Darwin Italian Festival
George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

Summer Sessions Beach Party
The Boatyard at Vesteys Beach 
20 Conacher Street, Fannie Bay, NT 0820, Australia
Saturday 9 June 2018

Greek Glenti
Bicentenial Park 
9-10 June 2018

Barunga Festival
Barunga NT
8-10 June 2018

Queens Birthday

Monday 11 June 2018

Darwin Supercars Triple Crown
Hidden Valley,
June 15-17 2018

Borraloola Show Day
29th June


Territory Day
Sunday 1 July 2018

Darwin PBR
Saturday 1st July, 2018 (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.

Alice Springs Show Day
Friday 6th July 2018

Dragonfly Craft Fair
Sunday July 

Shannon's Rockabilly Classic Car Show
Noonamah Tavern
Stuart Highway, Noonamah

Tennant Creek Show Day
Friday 13 July 2018

Katherine Show Day
Friday 20 July 2018

Darwin Fringe Festival
15 - 25 July

Darwin Show Day
Darwin Showgrounds
Stuart Highway
Friday 27 July


Picnic Day

Monday 6 August 2018

Darwin Cup Day
Fanny Bay Racecourse
Monday 6 August

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair
Darwin Convention Centre,
Stokes Hill Road, Darwin, NT

Darwin Festival
9 - 26 August


Fathers Day
Sunday 2 September

Darwin International Film Festival
Deckchair Cinema


Cox Country Club Market
103 Cox Drive
Wagait Beach


Charles Darwin Film Festival
Darwin Entertainment Centre

Rights on Show
Darwin Community Legal Service's 
24th human Rights Art Award and Exhibition
Darwin Supreme Court
State Square,
Darwin City NT 0800
 November –  December 2018
8.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday – Friday
All  Free All Welcome

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
Tuesday 25 December 2018

Boxing Day
Wednesday 26 December 2018

Fundraising Events

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