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Darwin 2024 Calendar

The Darwin 2024 Calendar of sports, festivals, markets, open days and just about anything else that is happening around Darwin this year.

Information from 2023 is included to give a sense of how events will probably unfold on 2024. 

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

Click here to add your event to the 2024 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

Annual NT Anniversaries, Festivals & Shows

 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 2024 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 2024 program
Calling for gardens for 2023 season
April to September

Pitch Black Open Day
Saturday  August 2024
Normally a Biannual Event
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  3pm to 6pm 

Saturday June  10am to 2pm
2024 Dates TBA

Free Admission

Charles Darwin University Open Day
 Palmerston campus

Larrakia country

Saturday 2 September 2023
9 am – 1 pm

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

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 
Saturday Evening May to October
2024 to be confirmed


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

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


New Year's Day
Monday 1 January 2024

Australia Day

City of Darwin
Australia Day Awards Event
26 January 2024 9.30am - 11.30am
Darwin Entertainment Center
A full weekend of activities around Darwin 

Australia Day Holiday
Friday 26 January 2024

DMF Family Fun Day 
26 January 2024 | Free entry
Venue: Lyons Community Hall | 10:00am to 02:00pm |

Oz Fusion
Celebrates Darwin's cultural diversity 
Territory Netball Stadium
235 Abala Rd, Marrara
26 January 2024
4: 00pm-7: 00pm
Free Entry
alcohol free event

Cyprus Hall
30 Batten Rd
6.00pm - 8.00pm

oz fusion 2024Oz Fusion Multifaith Ceremony 2024

Darwin Trailer Boat Club
Darwin Harbor / Shoal Bay
 January ?
6am to 4pm

Million Dollar Fish Competition
Season 9

You must register to win
Ends on  31 March 2024

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 7.30am for run

Friday 26th January 2024

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
22-25 February 2024

See program here

eight mountains movieEight Mountains Sat 24 Feb, 6:30pm

 Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin

Memorial Service:
Bicentennial Park,
19th February 2024

19 February at Cenotaph Darwin19 February at Cenotaph Darwin


International Women's Day Walk and Celebrations

 Saturday 2 March 2024

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

Clean Up Australia Day
Sunday 3 March 2024

Arafura Music Collective celebrat

Balance and Harmony

Palmerston Senior College Theatre 
Saturday 16 March 2024
 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Darwin Supreme Court Foyer
Sunday 17 March 2024
5.00pm - 6.00pm

International Women's day OnlineInternational Women's day Online
arafura music collective palmerston 2024Arafura Music collective Palmerston 2024

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

Munupi ArtMunupi Art Centre, Melville Island

Million Dollar Fish Competition
Season 9
Ends on  31 March 2024
There are now 24 barra carrying tags worth a million bucks

See all the fishing competitions here .

Easter Weekend
Friday29 March 2024
Monday 1 April 2024


 Smith Street Socials
Darwin CITY
 Phone: 0451692013

Open Gardens

Christ Church CathedralChrist Church Cathedral

Deckchair Cinema  
Darwin Waterfront
 April to November
 Details Here

Movies at the Deckchair CinemaMovies at the Deckchair Cinema

Anzac Day
Thursday 25 April 2024

NT Thai Association -
Thailand Grand Festival

Grand Festival
Darwin Waterfront
29th April 2023, 
11am to 10pm

Free Entry

thai grand festival 2023Thai Grand Festival 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


Italian Festival 2017Italian Festival Darwin

Masters Swimming Australia

47th National Championships

Parap Pool & Darwin Waterfront Lagoon

DATE: May 3rd -7th 2024

The Outsiders: Rooftop Party

22 Smith Street
Darwin City
NT 0800 Australia

Saturday, 4 May 2024 
 Sunday, 5 May 2024 
Start time - 0800pm
End time - 0200am      ACST

masters swimming championships 2024Masters Swimming Championships 2024
outsiders rooftop partyThe Outsiders: rooftop party 4-5th May 2024

May Day Monday 6 May 2024

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
Cancelled in 2022 & 2023
Maybe returning in 2024

Foodstall at Malak MarketsFoodstall at Malak Markets

Seabreeze Festival 2024 
Nightcliff Foreshore

Friday 10th, Saturday 11th, and Sunday 12th May

See more Info on Facebook

Community Choice Art Prizes
Sponsored by Nightcliff Community Bank
will return in 2024

Darwin Street Art Festival DSAF
Various locations

18 May 2024 to 8 June 2024

Seabreeze Festival Jetty Art SpaceSeabreeze Festival Jetty Art Space Awards
Sponsored by Nightcliff Community Bank
Street art Pavonia Place NightcliffStreet art Pavonia Place Nightcliff

Kakadu National Park

 From ranger-guided tours, to hands-on workshops and a dinner under the stars, there’s a range of events celebrating the culture of Bininj/Mungguy.

A Taste of Kakadu
13-21  May 2023

Info at Parks Australia

Darwin Italian Festival

Fort Hill Parkland, Darwin Waterfront 

BI-annual festival

 Saturday 13 May 2023
Free Entry
If you are interested in being a vendor, performer or contributor to the next festival please email

Traditional weaving at KakaduTraditional weaving at Kakadu

Tactile Arts

May Makers Market

Darwin Waterfront: 
Sunday 5th May 2024

all the mothers craft 2023All The Mothers Craft Fair 2023

Nightcliff Community Bank 
Seabreeze Art Prize Awards

Jetty ArtSpace will return in 2024
11-12 May 2024

Check for Information here.

At the Nightcliff Jetty under the trees.

Top End Rock n Rodeo Muster

Darwin Showgrounds (Main Oval), Stuart Hwy, Winnellie, NT 0820, Australia
Saturday 11 May 2024
11:30am - Gates Open
12pm - Entertainment starts
3pm - Main Rodeo
7pm till late - After Party Entertainment

Bass in the Grass

Music Festival
Mindil Beach 
Saturday 18 May 2024

Art prize presentation at Nightcliff Community BankAlawa Primary won the 2018 Jetty Art prize
Top End Rock Rodeo Muster 2024Top End Rock Rodeo Muster 2024
bass in the grass 2023Bass in the Grass 18 May 2024
National Volunteer Week 2024 logoNational Volunteer Week

Indonesian Festival
Goyder Square
Saturday May?

Freds Pass Show

Freds Pass Sport & Recreation Reserve
Stuart Highway, 

25-26 May 2024

freds pass show logoFreds Pass Show 25-26 May 2024

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

Saturday 29 June 2024,
10am to 2pm


Harmony Soiree

Multi-cultural Event
Darwin Waterfront
Saturday 25 May
4pm to 8.30pm

Darwin Seniors ExpoDarwin Seniors Expo
harmony soireeHarmony Soiree

Noonamah Tavern & Rodeo
Stuart Highway
Saturday, May 25 2024

Gates Open at 5.30pm

Limited Capacity
Fully Ticketed Event

Online Tickets Only

Noonamah Rodeo posterNoonamah Rodeo 27 May 2023

Garrmalong Festival
A celebration of the artistic richness of First Nations culture.

22-25 May 2024

Garrmalang Festival 2024Garrmalang Festival 22-25 May 2024


NT City2Surf 2024

The traditional City2Surf, starting on the Darwin Esplanade and finishing at Nightcliff Pool
Sunday 2 June 2024

city2surf 2024

Adelaide River Races

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

Saturday 3 June 2023

Horse racing at Adelaide RiverHorse racing at Adelaide River

Nepal Festival

Darwin Waterfront
Saturday 1 June 2024

Nepalese Festival brochureNepalese Festival at the Waterfront

Greek Glenti
Bicentenial Park
Darwin City 
June 8-9 JuneE 2024
10am to Midnight

glenti 2023

Barunga Festival

 Central Arnhem Road,
Barunga NT
7-10 June 2024 

barunga festival danceTraditional Dance at Barunga Festival

Adelaide River CampDraft

Adelaide River NT

Postponed until 2025

Adelaide River CampdraftAdelaide River Campdraft -postponed to 2024

King's Birthday
Monday 10 June 2024

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

Katherine Pride Festival
14-16 June 2024

Darwin Pride
Pride March  Saturday 24th from 2pm.

Details at Top End Pride

top end pride

NT Orchid Spectacular

Foskey Pavillion
Darwin Showgrounds
Stuart Hwy Winnellie

Saturday June 17th & Sunday 18th 2023
9am to 4pm

Entry; Adult $5, Seniors & Students Free,
Weekend pass $7


Purple Orchid at NT Orchid SpectacularNT Orchid Spectacular June 17 & 18 2023

Darwin Triple Crown Supercars

Hidden Valley
16 - 18 June 2023

Too Much Stuff
Alawa Hall 
25 June 2023
8am to 12pm

Darwin SupercarsDarwin Supercars at Hidden Valley Raceway

4WD Boating and Camping Expo
Royal Darwin Showgrounds
Stuart Hway Winnellie
24-25 June 2023

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

4WD and camping displayDarwin 4WD Boating and Camping Expo

MUFF Mandorah Ukulele Folk Festival
Cox Country Club
103 Cox Drive
Wagait Beach
26-27 June 2023

Muff LogoMUFF 2019

2024 NT Writers Festival!

Museum and Art Gallery of the NT

 27-30 June 2024


Territory Day
Saturday 1 July 2023

Alice Springs Show Day
Friday 5 July 2024

fireworks over DarwinFireworks over Darwin

Pine Creek Gold Rush Festival

Art Competition Friday  30 June 2023
 6:00pm to attend Art Exhibition at Station Masters Building, Old Moline Rd Pine Creek

NT Gold Panning Competition SAT 1 July2023 | 9am -activites on banks of Pine Creek

6:00pm - watch Territory Day fireworks at the town oval 

 8:00pm  enjoy live music at Lazy Lizard Tavern 

Gold panning at Pine CreekGold panning at Pine Creek

Tactile Arts
July Makers Market at MAGNT: 
Sunday 21st July 2024

Dragonfly Craft Fair
Museum grounds
19 Conacher St,
Darwin City

Sunday  21st July 2024
9am - 3pm


Dragonfly FestivalDragonfly Festival, Museum Grounds

Tennant Creek Show Day
Friday 12 July 2024

Darwin Fringe Festival
various locations
 12-21 July 2024

Purple Plastic MaoriPurple Plastic Maori

Shannons Rockabilly Car & Bike Show

Noonamah Tavern & Rodeo

15 July 2023

shannons rockabillky car showShannons Rockabilly Car & Bike Show 2023

Darwin Beer Can Regatta 2023

Mindil Beach Darwin

18 August 2024

Beercan RegattaJolly Roger at the Beercan Regatta

Palmerston Youth Festival

Free events
 Begins  July 

Katherine Show Day
Friday 19 July 2024

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 26 July 2024

Darwin Show ridesExcitment at Darwin Show rides

Craft and Rosella Festival

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

Rozella FestivalRozella Festival - Adelaide River Inn

Kindness Festival

Darwin Waterfront
Saturday 24 June 2023

4pm to 10pm

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

 Saturday  15 July 2023 
From 1pm to late night

Kindness festival logoKindness Festival 31 July 2023


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

Look forward to 2024

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

NT Seniors Month
1 to 31 August 2022

Picnic Day
Monday 5 August 2024

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

DJ Groove Terminator teams up with three-time Grammy®-winners Soweto Gospel Choir for an exhilarating journey through the history of dance music.

INPEX Sunset Stage, Festival Park
Buy Tickets Here

  • 8:30pm - Thursday 10 August 2023
  • 8:30pm - Friday 11 August 2023
  • 8:30pm - Saturday 12 August2023
Darwin Festival eventDarwin Festival event

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair

9-11 August 2024

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

7pm August 12, 2023


dancers at DAAFTraditional Dancers
NIMANational Indigenous Music Awards

Teddy Bears Picnic

Bicentennial Park
The Esplanade
Sunday 13 August 2023
9am - 12pm

teddy bears picnicTeddy Bears Picnic

Discover CDU

Casuarina campus
Sunday 24 August

10am - 2pm

cdu opendayCDU VET lecturer T.Y. Lee is always a popular attraction at Open Day

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

Borraloola Show Day
Friday 16th August 2024

Noonamah Tavern & Rodeo
Stuart Highway
Saturday,  27 August ??

Gates Open at 5.30pm

Limited Capacity
Fully Ticketed Event

Online Tickets Only

Territory quiltsTerritory Quilts


CDU Open Day

Palmerston campus

Larrakia country
Saturday 2 September 2023
9 am – 1 pm

Fathers Day
Sunday 3 September 2023

Nightcliff Orchid Society Spring Show

Tracy Village Social and Sports Club

28 Tambling Terrace Lyons

September 9 & 10
From 9am-4pm Daily

Nightcliff Orchid Society Spring ShowNightcliff Orchid Society Spring Show

Vietnamese Lantern Festival

Saturday | 9 September 2023

3:00pm - 9:00pm

vietnamese latern festivalVietnamese Latern Festival

 Katherine Bird Festival
Thursday - Sunday September
Nitmiluk National Park

Hala Bira 2022Filipino Hala Bira 2022

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

Darwin International Film Festival
Various locations

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

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


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  November TBC

Free community event

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

Mango Madness FestivalMango Madness Festival

Christmas Makers Market
at the Territory Netball Stadium: 
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th November 2024



Carols by Candle Light
Just $35 will get you a guaranteed seat, program and candle.

Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre
6.30pm and finishes at 8.30pm
Followed by Fireworks
Gates open 4.30

General Admission is free

Cash Donations at the Gate going to 
Variety the Children's Charity.

Sunday 3  December 2023

Carols by CandlelightCarols by Candlelight at Botanic Gardens
Programs and candles will be on sale on the night: Programs: $4.00 Candles: $3.00

Sing-a-Long Musical Theatre
 Phone: 0405537056
Thursday 7th December, 2023

 The Last Supper Pizzeria
1/35 Cavenagh St,
Darwin City NT 0800

Christmas Eve (7pm - Midnight)
Tuesday 24 December 2024

Christmas Day
Wednesday 25 December 2024

Boxing Day
Thursday 26 December 2024

New Years Eve (Part Day)
Tuesday 31 December 2024

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