Festivals of the Northern Territory Australia

Festivals of the Northern Territory Australia

Top Festivals of the Northern Territory

The Northern Territory Australia is blessed with many out-of-the-box festivals and events throughout the year, and especially in the dry winter season. These festivals reflect the larrikin nature of territory life and share the rich culture and history of its indigenous communities.  Here are some of the famous Northern Territory festivals.

For more information on Northern Territory festivals, please visit the following website;

https://bbmlive.com/northern-territory-cultural-and-food-festivals/

Tjungu Festival

The Tjungu Festival, a 4-day family-friendly festival that runs in April, celebrates the best of Australian indigenous culture, from culture to film and art, from sport to music, to food and fashion.  During the festival days Ayers Rock is kept busy from sunrise to sunset and beyond with the following activities;

  • Anangu Welcome to Inma Country
  • Markets showcasing indigenous art and bush foods
  • Traditional and contemporary indigenous music and bands
  • Tjungu Indigenous Short Film Festival
  • Tjungu Fashion Parade
  • AFL Tjungu Cup
  • Bush-food inspired dining experience

For more information about the festival, please visit the following website;

https://www.indigenous.gov.au/news-and-media/event/tjungu-festival

Alice Desert Festival

The Alice Desert Festival that runs through September – October celebrates the dynamic exchange between cultures in the heart of Australia.  The festival, which is Central Australia’s premier celebration of arts and culture, shares stories, songs and the unique lifestyle of the Red Centre’s arid region.  Major up-and-coming comedy, music, cabaret and dance performances in this festival.

For more information about the festival, please visit the following website;

https://northernterritory.com/alice-springs-and-surrounds/events/desert-festival

Barunga Festival

The Barunga Festival is yet another unique blend of music, sport as well as culture & cultural exchange.  It features the following among many others;

  • Barunga Art Prize
  • International Didgeridoo competition
  • Story telling circle
  • AFL, softball and basketball

For more information about the festival, please visit the following website;

https://northernterritory.com/katherine-and-surrounds/events/barunga-festival

Darwin Festival

Being the Northern Territory’s premier arts and culture event, the Darwin Festival sees hundreds of thousands of people annually.  Theatrical performances, live music, cabaret, comedy, daredevil circus and family fun are the main features of this grand festival.  The programme accommodates hundreds of artists in several free and ticketed performances across many venues.  

For more information about the festival, please visit the following website;

https://www.darwinfestival.org.au/