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Parrtjima - A Festival of Light

  • From: 05 Apr 2019
  • To: 14 Apr 2019

Parrtjima is a free 10-night festival. You’re invited to join us from Friday April 5 to Sunday April 14, 2019.

Parrtjima is the only authentic Aboriginal light festival of its kind. The annual festival takes over Alice Springs with ten nights of light installations from a number aboriginal artists set against the majestic MacDonnell Ranges.

Alongside the artworks you can enjoy a program packed full of live talks, events and music by local and national musicians.

Learn more here.

 

Alice Springs Cup Carnival

  • From: 13 Apr 2019
  • To: 06 May 2019

Showcasing the best that Red Centre Racing has to offer, the 2019 Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Carnival is a must-see for locals and visitors to Central Australia. If you’ve thought about coming to Cup Carnival but haven’t made it yet, then this is your time!

Find out more information here

Easter In the Alice - Mountain Bike Race

  • From: 19 Apr 2019
  • To: 22 Apr 2019

Ride the best, natural MTB tracks in Australia. 200 km of hand crafted, ribbon. Within minutes of your accommodation are red rocks, blue skies, kangaroos, lizards, eagles soaring and more……

If you are new to stage racing, there is the Easter Mini – only 15-25 km each day. Perfect for a shorter challenge. Or even ride a single stage.

Find out all of the information and how to enter here.

Tatts Finke Desert Race

  • From: 07 Jun 2019
  • To: 10 Jun 2019

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! Find more information here.

Alice Springs Beanie Festival

  • From: 28 Jun 2019
  • To: 01 Jul 2019

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. Find out more here.

The Camel Cup

  • Date: 13 Jul 2019

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

 

Rapid Ascent Redback Mountain Bike Race

  • From: 22 Aug 2019
  • To: 25 Aug 2019

Alice Springs is surrounded by kilometre after kilometre of hand built single track made for mountain bikes by mountain bikers, and this award winning event allows you to race the trails with an awesome four day event designed for everyone.

The single track around Alice Springs really has to be ridden to be believed and if you have not been to Alice Springs before you’ll be blown away by the quantity and quality of riding, along with the jaw dropping Red Centre landscape.

Find out more information here.

Desert Song Festival

  • From: 06 Sep 2019
  • To: 15 Sep 2019

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.

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