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Darwin 2018 Calendar

The Darwin 2018 Calendar of sports, festivals, markets and open days are here for reference.

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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

NT Archives Centre Goyder Day Exhibition
Kelsey Crescent, Millner.
5-28 February
Monday to Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm
ph 8999 6890

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

Nepal Festival – Nepalese New Year 2075 BS
Darwin Waterfront
Saturday 14 April 2018 
3pm until 9pm.

Heritage Festival
2 weeks of events
Monday 16 to Sunday 29 April

Deckchair Cinema Opening Night
Indonesian Film Festival
Darwin Waterfront
Wednesday 18 April

Anzac Day
Wednesday 25 April

Battle of the School Bands
Brown's Mart 
Friday 27 April 6pm
Gold coin donation

Thailand Grand Festival
(formally the Songkran Festival)
Darwin Waterfront
Saturday 28th April
4pm to 10pm

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


Mothers Day Craft Fair
Darwin Waterfront
Saturday 5 May 2018
9am to 3pm

May Day
Monday 7th May

Seabreeze Festival
Nightcliff Foreshore 
Saturday 12 May 2018                                                                     

Freds Pass Show
Stuart Highway,
Saturday 19 May 2018

Nightcliff Community Bank 
Seabreeze Art prize awards
Bank Branch
40 Progress Drive, Nightcliff
10am 19 May 2018

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

Indonesian Festival
Goyder Square
Saturday 19 May

Harmony Soiree
Darwin Waterfront
Saturday 26 
May 2018

Noonamah Tavern & Rodeo
Stuart Highway
May 26th, June 30th,
August 11th, September 23rd
Saturday, 26 May at 5.30pm (Gates Open)


Cota NT Seniors Expo 
Palmerston Recreation Centre
11 The Blvd, Palmerston City
(This is a new location)
Friday 1 June
10am to 2pm 

Katherine Junk Sculpture Festival
2 June

Pine Creek Gold Rush
Pine Creek
1-3 June

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

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

Malandarri Festival,
Borroloola Showgrounds 
Fri 15 Jun, 5.30pm
Sat 16 Jun, 2pm 

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

Orchid Spectacular 2018
Foskey Pavillion
Tate Place
Darwin Showgrounds, Stuart Hwy
16-17 June 2018

World Music Festival
Jingili Water Gardens
Sat 23 June
4pm - 9.30pm

4WD Boating and Camping Expo
Royal Darwin Showgrounds
Stuart Hway Winnellie
Sat, 23 - Sun, 24 Jun 2018

Garrmalang Festival
Darwin Entertainment Centre
Friday 25 - Sunday 27 May

Borraloola Show Day
29th June

Noonamah Tavern & Rodeo
Stuart Highway
 June 30th, 
August 11th, September 23rd


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

Darwin Fringe Festival
various locations
6-15 July

Tennant Creek Show Day
Friday 13 July 2018

Katherine Show Day
Friday 20 July 2018

Beer Can Regatta
Mindil Beach
22 July
10am - 5pm 

Darwin Fringe Festival

Darwin Show Day
Darwin Showgrounds
Stuart Highway
Friday 27 July

Craft and Rosella Festival
Adelaide River Inn
Adelaide River
Friday 27 July


Women's Leadership Symposium
Darwin Convention Centre
1 August 2018

RAAF Open Day
RAAF Base, Darwin
Saturday 4th August
9am to 5pm

Picnic Day
Monday 6 August 2018

Darwin Cup Day
Fanny Bay Racecourse
Monday 6 August

Noonamah Tavern & Rodeo
Stuart Highway,
August 11th, September 23rd

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair
Darwin Convention Centre,
Stokes Hill Road, Darwin, NT
10-12 August 2018

Our own Way - A play celebrating 40 years of NT
Palmerston College Theatre
Friday 24th August 2018 at 7pm

Darwin Festival
9 - 26 August


Fathers Day
Sunday 2 September

World Suicide prevention/Awareness Day Walk
Beginning at Memorial Park, Palmerston
Monday 10th September, 2018 5:30pm 

APGA Annual Convention and Exhibition
Darwin Convention Centre
 8 to 11 September 2018

Noonamah Tavern & Rodeo
Stuart Highway
September 23rd

Darwin International Film Festival
Deckchair Cinema


Million Dollar Fish Competition
1 October 2018 to 31 March 2019
See all the fishing competitions here.

NT Waterfowl Season
Check NT Gov Hunting Website
1 October 2018 - 2 January 2019

Cox Country Club Market
103 Cox Drive
Wagait Beach

Probus Club Gala Dinner
Sky City Casino Ballroom
Wednesday 17 October
6.30pm - 11.30pm

Lance Friend Live Performance
Noonamah Tavern
Sunday 21 October 
1pm - 5pm


Charles Darwin Film Festival
Darwin Entertainment Centre

Voices Of Remembrance
Darwin Chorale performance
Entertainment Centre
Mitchel St Darwin
7.30 3 November 2018

Noonamah Frog Auction Races
Noonamah Tavern
Melbourne Cup Day
6 November 

Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer
Browns Mart Theatre,
Smith St Darwin
November 14-18 
Preview: 7pm Nov 14; Tix $15
Show: 7pm Nov 15-17; Tix $30/$20 Conc/Groups 8+
Matinee: Nov 18; Tix $30/$20 Conc/Groups 8+

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


Tactile Arts Christmas Craft Fair
Darwin Convention Centre
Sunday 2 December
9am to 4pm
Gold coin Entry

Carols by Candle Light
Botanic gardens ampitheatre
6.30pm and finishes at 8.30pm
followed by a fireworks display.
Dec 2 Gates open 4.30
Free Entry

Jim Beam Mate of a Mate's Day
The Beachfront, Darwin
14 December 2018

Darwin RebellionDarwin Rebellion 1918

The Darwin Rebellion Reenactment
Bennett and Smith on the lawns.
Sunday 16 December 2018

Christmas Day
Tuesday 25 December 2018

Boxing Day
Wednesday 26 December 2018

Fundraising Events

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