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Darwin 2019 Calendar

The Darwin 2019 Calendar of sports, festivals, markets, open days and just about anything else that happened around Darwin that year.

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Dates for some events are still to be finalized and will be published as they become available, meanwhile events have been added in the anticipated month.

Regular weekly events

Market Days

Open Days 2019 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 

Australia Day Holiday
Monday 28 January

Great Northern Barra Bash
Darwin Trailer Boat Club
Darwin Harbour/Shoal Bay
26 January 2019
6am to 4pm

Million Dollar Fish Competition
Ends on 31 March 2019 
See all the fishing competitions here.

Great Northern Barra BashGreat Northern Barra Bash

Hot100 Australia Day Ute Run
Hidden Valley to Noonamah
7am- Gates open 9.30am for run

26th January 2019

Australia Day Ute RunAustralia Day Ute Run

Island of Origin Football Match
Tiwi Islands

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


Travelling Film Festival
BCC Darwin City Cinemas
Casuarina Square Shopping Centre
247 Trower Rd Casuarina NT 0810
Phone: (08) 8945 7777
7 - 9 February 2019

Goyder's Day
Deckchair Cinema
5th February

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

19 February at Cenotaph Darwin19 February at Cenotaph Darwin


Planning for Retirement Seminar
Harbourview Room
Christ Church Cathedral
2 Smith Street Darwin CBD
Tuesday 5 March 2019
Cost $20 per person
Bookings essential

Planning to TravelPlanning to Travel

Tiwi islands Grand Final and Art Sale.
Tiwi Island
Sunday 17 March 2019
Book ferry service here.

Ruby Gala Ball
40th Anniversary

Down Syndrome NT
Grand Ballroom Skycity Darwin
Friday 22 March  2019
6.30pm to 11.00pm

Tickets $185 per person
upporting Down Syndrome People

looking to futureLooking to the Future

Million Dollar Fish Competition
Ends on 31 March 2019 
See all the fishing competitions here.


Fauré Requiem
Christ Church Cathedral
2 Smith St  Darwin
14 April 2019
Tickets $30

Christ Church CathedralChrist Church Cathedral

Easter Weekend
Friday 19 April 2019 to
Monday 22 April 2019

Nepal Festival 
Darwin Waterfront
Saturday  April  

Heritage Festival
2 weeks of events
Monday  to Sunday  April

Deckchair Cinema  
Darwin Waterfront
 April to November
 Details TBA

Anzac Day
Thursday 25 April 2019

Thailand Grand Festival
(formally the Songkran Festival)
Darwin Waterfront
Saturday 27th April
4pm to 10pm
Free Entry

Thai Grand festivalThai Grand Festival

Arafura Games
27 April- 4 May 2019


Battle of the School Bands

Darwin Railway Club
Friday 3 May 6pm
Gold coin donation
Entries Close Monday 11 March

Malak Marketplace
Every Saturday 4 May to October  
Free Entry

Battle of school bands logoBOSB 3 May 1019
Foodstall at Malak MarketsFoodstall at Malak Markets

May Day
Monday 6th May 2019

A Taste of Kakadu
Kakadu National Park
Info at Parks Australia
ri 10 - Sun 19 May 2019

Darwin Italian Festival
Civic Park,
Harry Chan Avenue, Darwin 

Saturday 11th May 2019
2pm to 10pm
Free Entry

Italian Festival 2017Italian Festival Darwin

Seabreeze Festival
Nightcliff Foreshore  
Saturday  11 May   
Free Entry 

Community Choice Prizes

Individual Artwork Gold $3000

Schools/groups Art Gold $3000

Seabreeze Festival Jetty Art SpaceSeabreeze Festival Jetty Art Space

Mothers Day Craft Fair
Darwin Waterfront
Sunday 12h May 2019
9am - 2pm

NT Writers Festival
16-19 May

Freds Pass Show
Stuart Highway,
40th Anniversary Show
Saturday 18-19 May 2019

freds pass show logo

Nightcliff Community Bank 
Seabreeze Art prize awards
Community Bank Branch
40 Progress Drive, Nightcliff
Sat 18 May 2019

Art prize presentation at Nightcliff Community BankAlawa Primary won the 2018 Jetty Art prize

Bass in the Grass
Music Festival
Mindil Beach 
Saturday 18 May 2019

Indonesian Festival
Goyder Square
Saturday  May

Harmony Soiree
Darwin Waterfront
Saturday 25 May
4pm - 8.30pm 

Harmony Soiree DragonHarmony Soiree Dragon

Noonamah Tavern & Rodeo
Stuart Highway
25 May , 13 July , 
21 September 

Noonamah Tavern RodeoNoonamah Tavern Rodeo

Garrmalang Festival
23-26 May 2019

Territory Taste Festival
Cruise Ship Terminal
1 Anchorage Court, Darwin
25-26 May 2019

Territory Taste FestivalTerritory Taste Festival

Cota NT Seniors Expo 
Palmerston Recreation Centre
11 The Blvd, Palmerston City
Friday 31 May 2019
10am to 2pm 

COTA logo


Pine Creek Gold Rush
Pine Creek
Saturday 1st June
(Friday 31st May until the 2nd of June.)

Katherine Junk Art Festival
Lindsay St Complex

(Friday 31st May until the 2nd of June.)

Katherine Junk Arts logoKatherine Junk Arts

Adelaide River Races
Saturday 1st June 2019

Greek Glenti
Bicentenial Park 
Jun 08 Jun 09 2019

Horse racing at Adelaide RiverHorse racing at Adelaide River

Barunga Festival
Barunga NT
7-9 June 2019

Adelaide River Show
Friday 7th June – Mon 10th June 2019

Queens Birthday
Monday 10 June 2019

Malandarri Festival,
Borroloola Showgrounds 
 Friday 14 - Sat 15 June 2019

Merrepen Arts & Music Festival
Nauiyu/Daly River
15-16 June 2019

Summer Sessions Beach Party
Mindil Beach,
Darwin, NT 0820, Australia
Saturday 8 June 2019 
2pm to midnight

NT Orchid Spectacular 2019
Foskey Pavillion
Darwin Showgrounds
Stuart Hwy Winnellie
June 15th & Sunday 16th

purple orchidNT Orchid Spectacular 2019

Darwin Supercars Triple Crown
Hidden Valley,
14-16 June 2019

4WD Boating and Camping Expo
Royal Darwin Showgrounds
Stuart Hway Winnellie
Sat 22 - Sun 23, June 2019

Borraloola Show Day
Friday 28th June 2019

MUFF Mandorah Ukulele Folk Festival
Cox Country Club
103 Cox Drive
Wagait Beach
29-30 June

Muff LogoMUFF 2019

World Music Festival

Jingili Water Gardens
Sat  June
4pm - 9.30pm


Territory Day
Monday 1 July 2019

Darwin PBR
Saturday 1st July,  (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 5th July 2019

Dragonfly Craft Fair
Museum  grounds
19 Conacher St, Darwin City
Sunday 7th July
9am - 3pm

Dragonfly FestivalDragonfly Festival, Museum Grounds

Tennant Creek Show Day
Friday 12 July 2019

Darwin Fringe Festival
various locations
6-15 July

Purple Plastic Maori
Brown's Mart Theatre,
12 Smith Street, Darwin
Sat 06 Jul 2019 | 7:30pm,
Sun 07 Jul 2019 | 6:45pm
Price: Full: $30/Concession: $15

Purple Plastic MaoriPurple Plastic Maori

Noonamah Tavern & Rodeo
Stuart Highway
13 July , 
21 September 

Noonamah  Tavern RodeoNoonamah Tavern Rodeo

Beer Can Regatta
Mindil Beach
14 July 2019
10am - 5pm 

Palmerston Youth Festival
Free events
13-20 July

Beercan RegattaJolly Roger at the Beercan Regatta

Katherine Show Day
Friday 19 July 2019

Darwin Show Day
Darwin Showgrounds
Stuart Highway
Friday 26 July 2019

Darwin Show ridesExcitment at Darwin Show rides

Craft and Rosella Festival
Adelaide River Inn
Adelaide River
Friday 26 July 2019

Rozella FestivalRozella Festival - Adelaide River Inn

Nepalese Food & Culture Festival 2019
Darwin Waterfront Precinct
Saturday 27 July
4pm - 9pm

Nepalese Festival brochureNepalese Festival at the Waterfront

No Lights No Lycra  Dance
10th Birthday Celebrations
Happy Yess, 12 Smith St.
Saturday, 27th July 2019,
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Dancing at No Lights No LycraDancing at No Lights No Lycra


RAAF Open Day
RAAF Base, Darwin

Picnic Day
Monday 5 August 2019

Darwin Cup Day
Fanny Bay Racecourse
Monday 5 August

Navy Week Ceremonial Divisions
Mindil Beach Celebrations
Thursday 8 August 2019

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

10 August 2019
From 1pm to late night

Little Billy Rock BandLittle Billy Rock Band

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair
Darwin Convention Centre,
Stokes Hill Road, Darwin, NT
9-11 August 2019

dancers at DAAFTraditional Dancers

Teddy Bears Picnic
Bicentennial Park
The Esplanade
11 August 2019
9am - 12pm

Darwin Festival
8 - 25 August 2019

Discover CDU
Casuarina Campus
Sunday 18 August 2019,
10am - 2pm

Territory Quilts 2019
Double Tree by Hilton Esplanade Hotel
116 The Esplanade 
Thursday 22nd of August to Sunday 25th August 2019

Territory quiltsTerritory Quilts

DSO 30th Anniversary Gala
Darwin Convention Centre
Sat 24th August
Buy tickets here

Darwin Boat Travel and Leisure Show
Mindil Beach Casino Resort
Sat, 31 Aug, 9:00 am – Sun, 1 Sep, 4:00 pm


Fathers Day
Sunday 1 September

Craft Market
Darwin Waterfront
1 September

Japanese Festival Darwin
The Charles Darwin Centre
(19 Smith Street. The Mall Darwin).
Sat. 7 September
11am - 2 pm

Darwin Street Art Festival
arious locations
5 - 15 September

Nitmiluk Festival
6 -15 September

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

Noonamah Tavern & Rodeo
Stuart Highway
21 September 

Noonamah  Tavern RodeoNoonamah Tavern Rodeo

 Waterfowl hunting season commences Wednesday, 25 September 2019 ending Monday, 6 January 2020.

Darwin International Film Festival
Various locations
 12 - 22 September

Wagait Arts Festival
Wagait Beach
Cox Peninsula
Sat 28 September
10am - 11.30pm


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

World Solar Car Challenge 
Leaves State Square Darwin CBD
13 October 2019

NT Waterfowl Season
Check NT Gov Hunting Website
 October -  January 

Japanese Film Festival
Fri 18 - Sat 19 October

Cox Country Club Market
103 Cox Drive
Wagait Beach

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


 Frog Races on Cup Day
Noonamah Tavern
1801 Stuart Highway,
Noonamah NT 0837
Tuesday 5 November

Frogs for the race are auctioned to raise money for charity.

Noonamah frogRacing frog waiting for the big moment.

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
Darwin Convention Centre
Saturday 30 November
9am – 4pm


Christmas Arts Fair promotionTactile Arts Christmas Arts Fair


Centenary Great Air Race 
1919 - 2019
London to Darwin reenactment with new tech, low polluting planes
Various events celebrating the original race.
cancelled due to security concerns

Smith and his team landed at Fannie Bay Airfield in Darwin at 4.12 p.m. on December 10, 1919

On 10 December, the commemoration ceremony will be held at the Aviators’ memorial in Fannie Bay at 8.30am.

Please register  info.fbhhs*at*
for catering - everyone is welcome.

More on Darwin Aviation History

Vickers VimyVickers Vimy Aircraft
Map of great Air Race RouteMap of great Air Race Route

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 2019

Boxing Day
Wednesday 26 December 2019

Fundraising Events

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