- From: 08 Jun 2018
- To: 11 Jun 2018
The Tatts Finke Desert Race is an off road, multi terrain two-day race for bikes, cars, buggies and quads through desert country from Alice Springs to the small Aputula (Finke) community. The race is held each year on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June. “Finke” as it is commonly known, is one of the biggest annual sporting events in the Northern Territory and has the reputation of being one of the most difficult offroad courses in one of the most remote places in the world. Finke is unique and the most fun you can have with a helmet on!
- From: 29 Jun 2018
- To: 02 Jul 2018
There are hats and hats – these beanies stretch the definitions like never before.
The Alice Springs Beanie Festival is a unique event that celebrates this great Australian icon. It’s the place people can come to find the perfect beanie from among more than 4,000 beanies displayed at the Araluen Cultural Precinct in Alice Springs.
A full weekend with music, the famous tea shop, the Beanie Olympics, and a fantastic program of textile workshops and crafts for kids. Indigenous artists from local communities demonstrate their ancient spinning techniques and basket making.
- Date: 01 Jul 2018
Join the locals in Alice Springs to celebrate Territory Day. Free entertainment from 4pm on Anzac Oval with fireworks at 8pm. Food stalls, free activities for kids plus so much more. What a great way to celebrate the Territory.
- From: 06 Jul 2018
- To: 07 Jul 2018
The Alice Springs Show is a traditional rural show with a very close association with the regional cattle stations, and is based on agricultural produce, livestock and craft. The show encompasses business displays, competitions, photographic, cooking and other contests and outback sporting events. Find out more here.
- Date: 14 Jul 2018
The quirky, annual Apex Camel Cup attracts visitors to Alice Springs from all over the world.
While camels may have a reputation as dedicated ‘ships of the desert’, these magnificent beasts are certainly not short on personality. Racing them can prove a nightmare for riders and handlers but fantastic viewing for spectators. Entertainment is assured, with nine unique races scheduled around the dusty outback track throughout the day. Find out more here
- Date: 11 Aug 2018
Presented by Red Hot Arts Central Australia, the Alice Desert Festival is a fabulous Arts experience that speaks of contemporary Alice Springs. Creative, dynamic, meaningful content that reflects and enlivens those who engage with it. Find out more here.
- Date: 18 Aug 2018
The Henley-On-Todd Regatta is the most iconic event in the Australian outback, mainly because of its totally unique nature. Its a boat race – without any sign of water! Its a day of fun where teams and individuals race ‘boats’, in the dry bed of the Todd River in outback Alice Springs. Have fun and enjoy the hilarity as you watch seemingly sane people race in bottomless ‘eights’, ‘Oxford tubs’, ‘rowing 8’s’ and ‘yachts’ through the deep coarse sand. Find out more here.
- From: 31 Aug 2018
- To: 02 Sep 2018
The Ultimate Festival of Wheels in the Heart of Australia. Join Red CentreNATS a family-friendly auto festival with activities for all ages. Find out more here.
- From: 08 Sep 2018
- To: 17 Oct 2018
Over 10 days each September, singers, musicians and audiences from Alice Springs and Central Australia and visitors to the region experience something special. Choirs from the vibrant multi-cultural community come together to present a series of events that showcase the voice: the singer and the song. Find out more here.
- From: 19 Sep 2018
- To: 23 Sep 2018
Red Centre Bird Festival is one of Australia’s leading nature festivals will come alive in the heart of Australia from 19-23 September 2018.
The Red Centre has a suite of birdlife unlike anything else on offer around the country, including amazing iconic species such as Budgies, Spinifex Pigeons and Crimson Chats. These iconic species are rare and you would struggle to find them elsewhere, but in Central Australia they are a common sight and we want to share them with the world. Find further information here.