Darwin Festival

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  • 06 - 21 Aug 2016

  • Confirmed event

Celebrate Darwin at an 18-day festival packed with free outdoor events, theatre, dance, music, and comedy, plus the sensational cuisine and weather.

Six hot Early Release shows on sale Friday 1 May at darwinfestival.org.au with the full program revealed Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Darwin Festival combines the local love of outdoor community festivities and dining with a programme of Australian and international performances and exhibitions. Music, theatre, exhibitions, concerts, ideas and an irrepressible nightly Festival Club along with the ubiquitous bamboo food stalls and pop-up bars transform the tropical city.

Festival goers can be seen for 18 nights each August at the long communal tables in the festooned Festival Park eating Darwin's legendary Asian food and arguing about who has seen the most shows. A festival that started nearly half a century ago with a parade. Nowadays the Festival boasts top international acts from the popular to the avant-garde and from the family friendly to the confronting, but it hasn't lost its quintessential Darwin feeling of a relaxed, friendly, community celebration.

Event date:

  • 06 August 2015 - 21 August 2016

Event type:

  • Art and Culture
  • Classes, Lessons and Workshops
  • Family
  • Festivals and Celebrations
  • Major Event
  • Performances
  • Leisure
  • Leisure

Entry cost:

  • Entry costs apply

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