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Darwin 2022 Calendar

The Darwin 2022 Calendar of sports, festivals, markets, open days and just about anything else that is happening around Darwin this year.

After the past two years experience with Covid-19 this will again be a fairly uncertain year. At this time the following calendar is a "best guess", based on normal life in Darwin pre-covid-19.

Definite dates and venues will be added as they are confirmed.

Click here to add your event to the 2022 calendar, whether it's fund raising, a fishing competition, a floral show or a seabreeze festival, there's room for everyone. 

Use this search box to find current events.

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

Open Days 2022 Calendar

Take advantage of the opportunity to see some special places.

Australian Army Open Day
Robertson Barracks
May ?
10am to 2pm

Botanic Gardens Open Day
Gardens Road
May ?

Open Gardens NT 2022 program
See page  for various times & locations
April to September

Pitch Black 2022 Open Day
Saturday 27 August 2022
9.00 am – 4.00 pm
RAAF Base Darwin
Free buses from Darwin Showground to RAAF Base Darwin.

Open Cockpit Day
Aviation Heritage Museum
557 Stuart Highway Winnellie
Entry charges apply

Dragonfly Craft Fair and Open Day
NT Museum and Art Gallery grounds
19 Conacher St, Darwin City
Sunday July?
9am - 3pm

Government House

29 The Esplanade
Friday June 24 2022 3pm to 6pm 
saturday 25 June 2022 10am to 2pm
Free Admission

Charles Darwin University Open Day
 August 28 2022
10am - 4pm
Ellengowan Drive

Chinese Museum Open Day
During Seniors Week in August
Date to be confirmed
25 Woods St or 8 Litchfield St

The Green Room is held on the last Friday of each month from May to September.

Darwin Art Trail
Sundays July, August, September and October
Check here  for details

Market Days

 Darwin Markets


Mindil Beach Sunset Markets 
(April - October)
Mindil Beach
4pm - 9pm


Palmerston Markets
(May - October)
Goyder Square
4pm to 9pm


Parap Village Markets
(All Year)
Saturday Morning
8am to 1pm

Malak Marketplace 
Not operating in 2022


Mindil Beach Markets 
(April - October)
Mindil Beach
Sunday Evening
4pm - 9pm

Nightcliff Markets
(All Year)
Progress Drive, Nightcliff
Sunday Morning
8am - 2pm

Rapid Creek Business Village
(All Year)
Trower Rd
8am to 1pm

Too Much Stuff Markets
varoius locations & dates
( Usually at Alawa Hall each month)
Check for details

DTBC Boot Sales

Rural Markets


Freds Pass Rural Markets
(All Year)
Cnr Bees Creek Rd & Stuart Highway
9am to 1pm

Adelaide River Market

Adelaide River Township ,
Stuart Highway NT 

Sat, Sun & Mon April

Sat, Sun & Mon 1st, 2nd and 3rd May 

from there every Saturday, Sunday and Monday until mid September .


Freds Pass Markets 
(Nov - Feb)
Coolalinga Shopping Center

Berry Springs Community Markets 
(March - December)
Cox Peninsular Road,  Berry Springs
Last Sunday of month
8am to 12pm

Cox Country Club Market
Every Second month beginning October
103 Cox Drive Wagait Beach
9am to 12pm

Annual NT Anniversaries, Festivals & Shows


Australia Day

City of Darwin
Australia Day Awards Event
26 January 9.30am - 11.30am
Darwin Entertainment Center
A full weekend of activities around Darwin 

Oz Fusion  celebrates Darwin's cultural diversity 
26 January
Darwin Convention Center
12: 00pm-4: 00pm
alcohol free event
Cyprus Hall
30 Batten Rd
6.00pm - 8.00pm

New Years Day 1 January

Australia Day Holiday
Wednesday 26 January 2022

Tropical Light DisplayTropical Light, Smith St darwin

Great Northern Barra Bash
Darwin Trailer Boat Club
Darwin Harbor / Shoal Bay
6am to 4pm

Million Dollar Fish Competition
Season 5
Ends on  31 March 

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

Wednesday 26th January 2022

Australia Day Ute RunAustralia Day Ute Run

Island of Origin Football Match
Tiwi Islands


Goyder's Day

Deckchair Cinema
5th February

Traveling Film Festival
BCC Cinemas
Casuarina Square Shopping Center
247 Trower Rd Casuarina NT 0810
Phone: (08) 8945 7777
10-13 February 2022

See program here

Drovers Wife FilmThe Drovers Wife -Thu 10/02 7.00pm

Japanese Film Festival Online

  14 -27 February 2022

80th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin

Bicentennial Park,
19th February

19 February at Cenotaph Darwin19 February at Cenotaph Darwin


International Women's Day Walk and Celebrations

 Saturday 5 March

8.30am Gather in the Civic Park
(Harry Chan Avenue, Darwin CBD)

Clean Up Australia Day
Sunday 6 March

Arafura Music Collective celebrate IWD
"Of Stars and Birds"
State Square Darwin 
Sunday March 6 2022
from 4.30pm

International Womens Day Online

Date:  March 
Time: 4 pm-5pm AEDT
Cost: Individual $ 50
Corporate bundle of 10: $ 450
Contact au

International Women's day OnlineInternational Women's day Online

Tiwi Islands Footy Grand Final and Art Sale.
Tiwi Island
Sunday 20 March 2022
Book ferry service here .

Munupi ArtMunupi Art Centre, Melville Island

Darwin Symphony Orchestra
Darwin Entertainment Center
93 Mitchel St
Saturday 19 March 

Million Dollar Fish Competition
Season 5
Ends on  31 March 
See all the fishing competitions here .


Open Gardens 2022

15 Stuckey Crt 
Howard Springs
April 2 & 3 
$7 entry

Open Gardens 2022Open Gardens 2022

Easter Weekend
Friday 15 April 2022 to
Monday 18 April 2022

Christ Church CathedralChrist Church Cathedral

Deckchair Cinema  
Darwin Waterfront
 April to November
 Details Here

Movies at the Deckchair CinemaMovies at the Deckchair Cinema

NT Thai Association -
Thailand Grand Festival

Mini Thailand Grand Festival
21st April 2022

Grand Festival
Darwin Waterfront
23 April 2022 , 
11am to 10pm

Free Entry

Darwin Thailand Grand Festival 2021Darwin Thailand Grand Festival 23 April 2022

Anzac Day
Monday 25 April 2022

Arafura Games
Deferred until 2023 due to Covid-19 pandemic
April- May 2023?

Battle of the School Bands

Darwin Railway Club
Battle of the School Bands Final
Final -  Venue and Date to be advised

Gold coin donation

Darwin Beat Festival

07th September 2022 to 09th September 2022

Battle of the School Bands posterBattle of the School Bands


May Day Monday 2 May 2022

Harmony Soiree

Multi-cultural Event
Darwin Waterfront
Saturday 2 May 
4pm to 8.30pm

Indian Street Food Festival
Darwin City Mall
Saturday  May 
4pm to 10pm

Harmony Soiree DragonHarmony Soiree Dragon 2018

Malak Marketplace
Malak Shops Car park

4 pm-9pm
Every Saturday May to October
Free Entry

A Taste of Kakadu

 Visitors to the park will enjoy a 3-day journey of discovery celebrating Kakadu's cuisine, culture and country.
Kakadu National Park
From  May

Info at Parks Australia

Foodstall at Malak MarketsFoodstall at Malak Markets
Traditional weaving at KakaduTraditional weaving at Kakadu

Darwin Italian Festival
Civic Park,
Harry Chan Avenue, Darwin 

BI-annual festival
 2022 Date to be confirmed
Free Entry
If you are interested in being a vendor, performer or contributor to the next festival please email

Italian Festival 2017Italian Festival Darwin

Seabreeze Festival
Nightcliff Foreshore

Seabreeze Festival 2022 Cancelled
See more Info on Facebook

Community Choice Art Prizes
Sponsored by Nightcliff Community Bank
Individual Artwork Gold
Schools / groups Art Gold 
Jetty ArtSpace cannot proceed in May due to Seabreeze Cancellation

Seabreeze Festival Jetty Art SpaceSeabreeze Festival Jetty Art Space

Mothers Day Craft Fair 2022
Darwin Waterfront
Saturday 7 May between 9am and 3pm

Stall applications will be closing on Monday, 4 April 2022.

mothers day craft fair logoMothers Day Craft Fair Saturday, 7 May 2022

Freds Pass Show

Freds Pass Sport & Recreation Reserve
Stuart Highway, 

14-15 May 2022

Site Bookings for 2022 are now open

freds pass show logoFreds Pass Show 14th and 15th May 2022
  • National Volunteer Week
    16 - 22 May 2022 
Volunteer Week logoVolunteer Week 2022

Nightcliff Community Bank 
Seabreeze Art prize awards

Jetty ArtSpace cannot proceed due to Seabreeze Cancellation

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

Bass in the Grass
Music Festival
Mindil Beach 
Saturday 21  May 2022

Indonesian Festival
Goyder Square
Saturday May?

Bass in the Grass logoBass in the Grass 2022

Noonamah Tavern & Rodeo
Stuart Highway
Saturday, May 28

Gates Open at 5.30pm

Limited Capacity
Fully Ticketed Event

Online Tickets Only

 27 August 2022

Noonamah Rodeo posterNoonamah Rodeo 28 May 2022


Katherine Junk Art Festival
Lindsay St Complex

Saturday 4 June

Katherine Junk Arts logoKatherine Junk Arts

Nepal Festival 
Darwin Waterfront
Saturday June 4 2022

Nepalese Festival brochureNepalese Festival at the Waterfront

Adelaide River Races

Due to damage at the Adelaide River racetrack
 the races will be run at Fannie Bay Racetrack 
in Darwin.

Saturday 4 June 2022

Greek Glenti
Bicentenial Park
Darwin City 
Cancelled for 2022

Horse racing at Adelaide RiverHorse racing at Adelaide River

Barunga Festival
 Central Arnhem Road,
Barunga NT

Barunga FestivalBarunga Festival 2021

Adelaide River CampDraft

Adelaide River NT
10-12  June 2022 

Adelaide River CampdraftAdelaide River Campdraft 2022

Queens Birthday
Monday 13 June 2022

Malandarri Festival,
Borroloola Showgrounds 
 Friday 17 5pm  - Saturday 18 2pm  June 2022

Merrepen Arts & Music Festival
Nauiyu / Daly River

Katherine Pride Festival
17-19 June 2022

Darwin Pride
23-26 June 2022

Details at Top End Pride

Darwin Pride Festival logoDarwin Pride Festival 2022

NT Orchid Spectacular

Foskey Pavillion
Darwin Showgrounds
Stuart Hwy Winnellie

Saturday June 18th & Sunday 19th 2022
9am to 4pm


purple orchidNT Orchid Spectacular 2022

Darwin Triple Crown Supercars

Hidden Valley
17-19 June 2022

Too Much Stuff
Alawa Hall 
26 June 2022
8am to 12pm

Darwin SupercarsDarwin Supercars at Hidden Valley Raceway

NT Writers Festival

Museum and Art Gallery of the NT

23-26 June 2022

NT Writers Festival bannerNT Writers Festival

4WD Boating and Camping Expo
Royal Darwin Showgrounds
Stuart Hway Winnellie
25 -26 June 2022

onsite at the Darwin 4WD, Boating & Camping Expo.

4WD and camping display4WD Boating and Camping Expo

Darwin Beer Can Regatta 2022
26 June 2022

Mindil Beach Darwin

Applications close on 29 April 2022

Beercan RegattaJolly Roger at the Beercan Regatta

MUFF Mandorah Ukulele Folk Festival
Cox Country Club
103 Cox Drive
Wagait Beach
Canceled 2021

Muff LogoMUFF 2019


Territory Day
Friday 1 July 2022

fireworks over DarwinFireworks over Darwin

Alice Springs Show Day
Friday 1 July 

Pine Creek Gold Rush Festival
Art Competition Friday 1 July 2022 | 5PM NT Gold Panning Competition SAT 2 July | 9AM

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


Dragonfly FestivalDragonfly Festival, Museum Grounds

Tennant Creek Show Day
Friday 8 July 2022

Darwin Fringe Festival
various locations
 8-17 July 2022

Purple Plastic MaoriPurple Plastic Maori

Palmerston Youth Festival

Free events
 Begins  July 

Katherine Show Day
Friday 15 July 2022

Palmerston Youth Festival bannerPalmerston Youth Festival

Country Music Muster

Robyn Lesley Park,
Karama. NT
Saturday July 
4pm to 9pm

Country Music Muster at KaramaCountry Music Muster at Karama

Darwin Show Day
Darwin Showgrounds
Stuart Highway
Friday 22 July 2022

Darwin Show ridesExcitment at Darwin Show rides

Craft and Rosella Festival

Adelaide River Inn
Adelaide River
Friday July  2022 (usually Darwin Show day)

Rozella FestivalRozella Festival - Adelaide River Inn

Garrmalang Festival

Darwin Entertainment Center
93 Mitchell St

Friday, 29 July 2022 - Sunday, 31 July 2022


KIndness Festival

Darwin Waterfront

4pm to 10pm

Kindness festival logoKindness Festival 31 July 2021

Seniors Expo 
 CDU Stadium, Sitzler Netball Centre, 235 Abala Road, Marrara NT 0812

Saturday 30 July 2022, 10am to 2pm

Darwin Seniors ExpoDarwin Seniors Expo


RAAF Open Day
RAAF Base, Darwin
Usually held every 2 years 
Saturday 27 August 2022

RAAF Open Day visitorsRAAF Open Day 2018 - 2020 Pitch Black was cancelled

NT Seniors Month
1 to 31 August 2022

Picnic Day
Monday 1 August 2022

Darwin Cup Day
Fanny Bay Racecourse
Monday August 1 2022

Darwin Festival
 4-21 August 2022

Navy Week Ceremonial Divisions
Mindil Beach Celebrations
Thursday  August 

Darwin Cup RacegoersDarwin Cup Racegoers

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

 Saturday  16 July 2022 
From 1pm to late night

To be Confirmed

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

 5-17 August 2022

National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMA)
Darwin Amphitheatre
21 Geranium St, The Gardens NT 0820

7pm August 6, 2022


dancers at DAAFTraditional Dancers
NIMANational Indigenous Music Awards

Teddy Bears Picnic
Bicentennial Park
The Esplanade
Sunday 7 August 2022
9am - 12pm

Discover CDU

Casuarina Campus
Sunday  August ,
10am - 2pm

Territory Quilts 
Double Tree by Hilton Esplanade Hotel
116 The Esplanade 
Thursday to Sunday

Borraloola Show Day
Friday 19th August 2022

Noonamah Tavern & Rodeo
Stuart Highway
Saturday,  27 August 2022

Gates Open at 5.30pm

Limited Capacity
Fully Ticketed Event

Online Tickets Only

Territory quiltsTerritory Quilts

Darwin Street Art Festival
arious locations

SUBURBS: Aug 12th - Aug 20th 2022

CBD: Aug 26th - Sept 5th 2022

Street Art NightcliffLook behind the Nightcliff Community Bank in Progress Drive Nightcliff


Fathers Day
Sunday 4 September 2022

Nightcliff Orchid Society Spring Show
Tracy Village Social and Sports Club
SEP 17 AT 9 AM – SEP 18 AT 4 PM

Nightcliff Orchid Society Spring ShowNightcliff Orchid Society Spring Show

Noonamah Tavern & Rodeo
Stuart Highway

noonamah rodeo september 4 posterNoonamah rodeo September 4

Hala Bira 2022
Filipino-Australian Association
Darwin Waterfront
Saturday 27August 2022

 Katherine Bird Festival
Thursday - Sunday September
Nitmiluk National Park

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

Hala Bira 2022Filipino Hala Bira 2022

Darwin International Film Festival
Various locations

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


Million Dollar Fish Competition

1 October  to 31 March 

See all the fishing competitions here.

International Day of Older Persons 

1 October 2022

NT Waterfowl Season
Check NT Gov Hunting Website
 You can only shoot during certain hours of each day:

Cox Country Club Market
103 Cox Drive
Wagait Beach

Grandparents Day Celebration

  Sunday 30 October 2022


Too Much Stuff
 Alawa Hall, Lakeside Drive Alawa 
SUNDAY  October 

Mango Madness Festival
Darwin Waterfront

Saturday 13 November 2021
3pm till 7pm

Darwin Waterfront

Free community event

The Northern Territory Caladium Festival
Saturday 19th November 2022
 10am – 4pm
Foskey Pavilion,
Darwin Showgrounds.

Japanese Festival Darwin
The Charles Darwin Centre
(19 Smith Street. The Mall Darwin).
Sat.  November TBC ??
11am - 2 pm

Mango Madness FestivalMango Madness Festival
caladium festival 2022Caladium Festival at Darwin Showgrounds

Christmas Craft Fair 2022
Darwin Convention Centre
Saturday 19 &  Sunday 20  November 2022
9am – 3pm



Carols by Candle Light
Botanic gardens amphitheatre
6.30pm and finishes at 8.30pm
followed by a fireworks display.
Gates open 4.30
(Donation at door)

Sunday 4th December 2022

Carols by CandlelightCarols by Candlelight at Botanic Gardens

Christmas Eve (7pm - Midnight)
Friday 24 December 2022

Christmas Day
Saturday 25 December 2022

Boxing Day
Tuesday 27 December 2021

Fundraising Events

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