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Local Events

DATE EVENT LOCATION
MARKETS
Thu & Sun               (Apr – Oct) Mindil Beach Sunset Markets – open 5pm – 10pm Mindil Beach
Every Friday Palmerston Markets Palmerston
Every Saturday Parap Markets – open 8am – 2pm Parap
Every Sunday Nightcliff Markets – open from 6am to 2pm Nightcliff
Thursday                (Wet Season) Rapid Creek Markets – open 5pm – 10pm Rapid Creek
Sunday (Dry Season) Rapid Creek Markets – open 6.30am – 1.30pm Rapid Creek
JANUARY 2014
24 & 25 January Hottest 7’s (Rugby) in the World Tournament Rugby Park, Marrara
26 January Australia Day (Festivities all over Darwin) Darwin
26 January Australia Day Fun Run – 2.5km & 5km option Darwin Convention Centre – 7am
FEBRUARY 2014
6 February Angus & Julia Stone Darwin Entertainment Centre
8 February Chinese New Year Celebrations Darwin
19 February Bombing of Darwin Anniversary Darwin
MARCH 2014
8 & 9 March Top End Barra Series Shady Camp
10 March Macy Gray Darwin Entertainment Centre
15 March Tiwi Islands Annual Football Art Sale Darwin
16 March TIO NTFL Grand Final Marrara
17 March Tiwi Island Grand Final
17 March St Patrick’s Day Shenannigans or Fiddlers Green
21 March Raw Comedy Festival Darwin Entertainment Centre
27 – 29 March Dundee Easter Family Fishing Competition Dundee
APRIL 2014
12 – 18 April Darwin Heritage Festival
15 April Deckchair Cinema – Opening Night Deckchair Cinema
16 April Michael Franti and Spearhead Darwin Entertainment Centre
19 April Easter Saturday Family Fun Day Darwin Waterfront
24 April Nitro Circus TIO Stadium, Marrara
25 April ANZAC Day Darwin
27 – 29 April XXXX Gold Billfish Classic Darwin
30 April Mindil Beach Sunset Markets Begin Mindil Beach
MAY 2014
1 & 2 May Darwin Food & Wine Festival SkyCity Casino
2 May Roy Orbison and the Everly Brothers
2 – 3 May Supercheap Auto Powercruise Hidden Valley Race Track
2 – 9 May Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival Nightcliff
4 May (Dry Season) Sundays Live at the Lagoon – Different musicians each week – commencing May Day Darwin Waterfront Lawn
6 May Beat a Path Family Fun Run/Walk East Point Reserve
7 May Darwin Pride Festival
9 May Evening Salt Water Craft Fair – 4pm start Darwin Waterfront
9 – 11 May Garramalang Festival Darwin Entertainment Centre
10 May Simply the Breast Yacht Festival Stokes Hill Wharf, Darwin Harbour
15 – 17 May Fred’s Pass Rural Show Fred’s Pass
16 May Katherine Races Katherine Racecourse
16 – 17 May Territory Freshwater Fly Fishing Open Corroboree Billabong
17 May RSPCA Million Paws Walk
18 – 19 May Frillies Fair Adventure Race Darwin
23 May Bass in the Grass Darwin Ampitheatre
24 May Darwin Symphony Orchestra Concert & Fireworks Darwin Waterfront
26 – 29 May Wordstorm Festival @ George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens
27 May Latin American Film Festival
30 May Adelaide River Races Adelaide River Racecourse
31 May – 1 June Waterfront Harmony Soiree Darwin Waterfront
JUNE 2014
5 June Adelaide River Show Adelaide River Racecourse
6 June AFL – Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide TIO Stadium
6 & 7 June Greek Glenti
7 June NT City 2 Surf Fun Run Series
7 – 8 June Bynoe Harbour Camp Out Fishing & Crabbing Competition Bynoe Harbour
7 – 15 June Save the Children Adventure Volunteering Kakadu
19 June Sportsnet V8 Drivers Dinner SkyCity Casino
19 – 21 June V8 Supercars Hidden Valley Racetrack
20 June Race &Rock Concert Hidden Valley Racetrack
27 June Darwin Blues Festival
28 June Darwin Ukulele & Folk Festival
28 June Darwin Pro Bull Riders Touring (Pro Division) – 7pm Robbie Robins Reserve
JULY 2014
1 July Territory Day Fireworks Mindil Beach Markets
4 July AFL – Melbourne v Fremantle TIO Stadium, Marrara
4 July Darwin Cup Festival starts (runs until 3rd August) Darwin Racecourse
4 July Darwin Guinness Day
12 July Lions Beer Can Regatta Mindil Beach
16 July Darwin Fringe Festival Happy Yess
23 – 25 July Royal Darwin Show Darwin Showgrounds
25 July The 19th Annual Dundee Beach Fishing Competition Dundee Beach
AUGUST 2014
2 August Pesona Indonesia (an Indonesian cultural market) Darwin Waterfront
3 August Darwin Cup Day Darwin Racecourse
6 – 23 August Darwin Festival
7 – 9 August Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair
9 August NRL – Parramatta Eels v Canberra Raiders Marrara
10 August Santos Top End Gran Fondo (long distance cycling event)
15 August Cyprus Food & Wine Festival
21 & 22 August Government House – Open House Government House
22 August Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race
23 August Australian Netball League – Round 4
26 August Norzone AllStars v Adelaide United FC Marrara
28 – 30 August Humminbird Corroboree Park Challenge
29 – 30 August Palmerston Festival
SEPTEMBER 2014
2 September World Beer Tour Darwin Ski Club
18 September Darwin International Film Festival
22 – 26 September Kakadu Bird Week Jabiru
OCTOBER 2014
12 – 14 October Darwin Trailer Boat Club Bluewater Classic Darwin
18 – 25 October World Solar Challenge
25 Oct – 2 Nov Darwin Fridge Festival
29 October Mindil Beach Sunset Markets Close Mindil Beach
NOVEMBER 2014
13 – 14 November Fist Full of Films Festival
15 November Deckchair Cinema Closing Night
22 November Christmas Craft Fair

For more events in Darwin and the Top End, please have a look at Tourism Top End