Find the perfect hat from among more than 4,000 'beanies' on display during the weekend of music, Beanie Olympics, textile workshops and kid crafts.
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.
Opening Night party is not to be missed - come and enjoy the entertainment and see the prize winning beanies paraded under the stars. The competition exhibition remains on display for several weeks after the festival.
Entry is via a gold coin donation, and there is a visitor's entry fee into the Araluen Galleries.