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Todd Mall Markets

  • Date: 25 Feb 2018

Todd Mall comes alive with the Todd Mall Markets. There is a wide range of stalls selling crafts, clothing, art, food, jewellery, well-being products, dog products, honey, hat, mats, books and more. Discover one of a kind treasures, have something to eat, or just chat with the stallholders and locals. Held from every second Sunday February to December from 9am – 1pm. See all dates here.

Queens Baton Relay - Commonwealth Games

  • From: 28 Feb 2018
  • To: 01 Mar 2018

The Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay will relay around the streets of Alice Springs on Wednesday the 28th February and Thursday the 1st March 2018.

There will be an end of day celebration to held at the Reflection Pond in the Todd Mall from 5.00pm on Wednesday 28 February.

Easter In the Alice - Mountain Bike Race

  • From: 31 Mar 2018
  • To: 02 Apr 2018

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: 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!

Alice Springs Beanie Festival

  • 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.

Territory Day

  • 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.

Alice Springs Show

  • 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.

The Camel Cup

  • 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

 

Alice Desert Festival

  • 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.

Rotary Henley-On-Todd Regatta

  • 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.

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