The Darwin Festival

Experience Darwin’s fantastic outdoor lifestyle and warm, tropical days and nights at a unique festival celebrating Darwin and its multicultural flavour and Asian connections.

The Darwin Festival is a vibrant arts and cultural event held every year in Darwin’s dry season - an amazing time of the year in the Top End.

One of the fastest growing major Festivals in the Southern Hemisphere, the Darwin Festival is unlike any other Festival staged in any other Australian capital city. This is due to Darwin’s location, population size and demographics, and because of the unique Indigenous and multicultural population that adds so much culture and flavour to the region.

This year, the Darwin Festival will be held over an exciting 18 days and nights, with local and touring performances and events including outdoor concerts, workshops, theatre, dance, music, comedy and cabaret, film and visual arts.

From August 11- 28, Darwin will be buzzing with performers, artists, locals and visitors enjoying the vibrant and colourful atmosphere and the festivities of the Darwin Festival.

The Darwin Festival - A Time to Celebrate!