Darwin 2019 Calendar

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

Click here to add your event to the calendar, whether it's fund raising, a fishing competition, a floral show or a seabreeze 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, 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


January

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

Flix In the Wet
Event Cinemas Casuarina
January to March

Island of Origin Football Match
Tiwi Islands

Oz Fusion celebrates Darwin’s cultural diversity 
26 January 
Palmerston Recreation Centre
4:00-7:00pm
alcohol free event

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

February

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
Darwin
5th February

Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin
Cenotaph,
Bicentennial Park,
Darwin
9.30am
19th February

19 February at Cenotaph Darwin19 February at Cenotaph Darwin

March

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

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

April

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

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

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

Malak Marketplace
4pm-9pm
Every Saturday May to October  

Foodstall at Malak MarketsFoodstall at Malak Markets

Arafura Games
27 April- 4 May 2019

May

Mothers Day Craft Fair
Darwin Waterfront

May Day
Monday 6th May 2019

Seabreeze Festival
Nightcliff Foreshore  
Saturday  May    

NT Writers Festival
16-19 May

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

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

Bass in the Grass
Music Festival
Mindil Beach 
Saturday 19 May 2019

Indonesian Festival
Goyder Square
Palmerston
Saturday  May
5.30-9.30pm

Harmony Soiree
Darwin Waterfront
Saturday  May 

Noonamah Tavern & Rodeo
Stuart Highway
Noonamah
May , June , 
August  September 

Garrmalang Festival
23-26 May 2019

Territory Taste Festival
25-16 May 2019

June

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

Katherine Junk Sculpture Festival
Katherine
 June TBA

Pine Creek Gold Rush
Pine Creek
June TBA

Darwin Italian Festival
George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

Adelaide River Races
2 June 2019




Greek Glenti
Bicentenial Park 
 June 

Horse racing at Adelaide RiverHorse racing at Adelaide River

Barunga Festival
Barunga NT
7-9 June 2019

Queens Birthday
Monday 10 June 2019

Malandarri Festival,
Borroloola Showgrounds 
 June TBA 

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

Orchid Spectacular 2019
Foskey Pavillion
Tate Place
Darwin Showgrounds, Stuart Hwy
June TBA

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
Wagait Beach
29-30 June


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

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

Noonamah Tavern & Rodeo
Stuart Highway
Noonamah
June  August  September 

July

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
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 12 July 2019

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

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 July
8.30-3.00pm

Rozella FestivalRozella Festival - Adelaide River Inn

August

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

Picnic Day
Monday 5 August 2019

Darwin Cup Day
Fanny Bay Racecourse
Monday 5 August

Noonamah Tavern & Rodeo
Stuart Highway,
Noonamah 
August , September 

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

Darwin Festival
8 - 25 August 2019

September

Fathers Day
Sunday 1 September

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

Noonamah Tavern & Rodeo
Stuart Highway
Noonamah
September 23rd

Darwin International Film Festival
Deckchair Cinema
 September

October

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

NT Waterfowl Season
Check NT Gov Hunting Website
 October -  January 

Cox Country Club Market
103 Cox Drive
Wagait Beach

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

November

Charles Darwin Film Festival
Darwin Entertainment Centre 
 November 

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 & Sunday  November
 9am to 4pm. Adults $2 Children Free

December

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

Centenary Great Air Race 
1919 - 2019
London to Darwin reenactment with new tech, low polluting planes
Various events celebrating the original race.
December 10 2019 

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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