Events

Upcoming events in and around Alice Springs.

Welcome to Alice Springs Town Council's Community Calendar. 

The calendar is a popular Council initiative designed to promote community events for the Alice Springs municipality, and receives an average of over 10,000 unique pageviews each month.

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March 2019

2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the widely acclaimed movie “Priscilla - Queen of the Desert”. The 1994 Australian comedy-drama film quickly attained cult status within the LGBTQI community.

Date 
8 Mar to 10 Mar
Time 
1:00pm to 11:00pm
Event Location 
Alice Springs
Type 
Major Event

April 2019

Parrtjima is the only authentic Aboriginal light festival of its kind.

Date 
5 Apr to 14 Apr
Time 
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Event Location 
Alice Springs Desert Park
Type 
Major Event

Support Alice Springs' creative youth by coming to the launch and winner announcement of the 2019 Youth Recycled Art Prize!

Date 
12 Apr
Time 
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Type 
Town Council

Dreamcatchers with a difference. Participants will learn how to create magical dreamcatchers using real crystals.

Date 
13 Apr
Time 
10:00am
Event Location 
Easide Alice Springs
Type 
Community

Showcasing the best that #RedCentreRacing has to offer, the 2019 Ladbrokes Alice Springs Cup Carnival is a must-see for locals and visitors to Central Australia.

Date 
13 Apr to 6 May
Time 
11:00am to 6:00pm
Event Location 
Ladbrokes Pioneer Park Racecourse
Type 
Major Event

Outback Cycling Easter in the Alice is a locally run mountain bike race, drawing hundreds of racers and their families to Alice Springs during Easter long-weekend.

Date 
20 Apr to 22 Apr
Time 
6:00am to 11:00pm
Event Location 
Alice Springs
Type 
Major Event

The Alice Springs RSL seeks to keep the Dawn service as a traditional, solemn commemoration for the fallen. As such, we will only lay the traditional three wreaths at the Dawn Service.

Date 
25 Apr
Time 
6:00am
Event Location 
ANZAC Hill Cenotaph
Type 
Major Event

May 2019

Looking for a laugh? The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to Alice Springs!

Date 
9 May
Time 
8:00pm to 10:15pm
Event Location 
Araluen Arts Centre
Type 
Community

Writers and storytellers from central Australia join writers from across the continent, here in the heart of the country.

Date 
16 May to 19 May
Time 
9:00am to 12:00am
Event Location 
Olive Pink Botanic Garden
Type 
Major Event

The Foodie event for the Alice! Alice's longest desert lunch has become well known for amazing meals, served up by the finest restaurants and chefs in town.

Date 
18 May
Time 
12:00pm
Event Location 
Todd Mall
Type 
Major Event

Herewith, a DRAFT calendar for the Centralian Eisteddfod 2019, including dates for NAPLAN and the Finke Desert Race for your planning convenience.

Date 
19 May to 15 Jun
Time 
9:00am to 9:00pm
Event Location 
Araleun Arts Center
Type 
Community

2019 Pets on Parade, the pet social event of the year!  Stay tuned for more details.

Date 
26 May
Time 
8:00am
Event Location 
Alice Springs Town Council Lawns
Type 
Major Event

June 2019

The ‘Finke Street Party & Night Markets’ is the OFFICIAL KICK OFF PARTY for Australia's ULTIMATE Desert Race... the Tatts Finke Desert Race.

Date 
6 Jun
Time 
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Location 
Todd Mall and Council Lawns
Type 
Major Event

Scrutineering is held at the Start/Finish Line from 5.00pm to 9.00pm. This is where all competitor’s (bikes, quads and buggy’s) must have their machine and clothing checked and passed for racing.

Date 
7 Jun
Time 
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Event Location 
Start Finish Line Precinct - Lot 6333 South Stuart Highway Alice Springs NT 0870
Type 
Major Event

2019 Tatts Finke Desert Race Competitor’s must complete an 8.3km track in a race against the clock to determine their starting position for Race Day 1.

Date 
8 Jun
Time 
7:00am to 6:00pm
Event Location 
Start Finish Line Precinct - Lot 6333 South Stuart Highway Alice Springs NT 0870
Type 
Major Event

Cars and Bikes tackle the 230km track in the first day of racing, from Alice Springs to Finke, in Australia's FASTEST and ULTIMATE Desert Race.

Date 
9 Jun
Time 
7:00am to 5:00pm
Event Location 
Start Finish Line Precinct - Lot 6333 South Stuart Highway Alice Springs NT 0870
Type 
Major Event

Competitors race from Finke to Alice Springs in Australia's FASTEST and ULTIMATE Desert Race to see who will be crowned the next 'King of the Desert'.

Date 
10 Jun
Time 
7:00am to 6:00pm
Event Location 
Start Finish Line Precinct - Lot 6333 South Stuart Highway Alice Springs NT 0870
Type 
Major Event

The Alice Springs Beanie Festival (Beanie Festival) is a community arts event that provides opportunities for artists from remote Indigenous communities and the wider community to make, exhibit and

Date 
28 Jun to 1 Jul
Time 
10:00am to 5:00pm
Event Location 
Araluen Arts Centre 61 Larapinta Drive Araluen NT
Type 
Major Event

July 2019

Territory Day - Its our day! Come and join in the celebrations.

Date 
1 Jul
Time 
5:00pm
Event Location 
Anzac Hill Oval
Type 
Major Event

Come along and celebrate 60 years of the Alice Springs Show! Join us for Alice Springs largest community event and discover something for everyone.

Date 
5 Jul to 6 Jul
Time 
9:00am to 7:30pm
Event Location 
Blatherskite Park Showgrounds
Type 
Major Event

The Phoney Film Festival is a film festival specifically for young people, with films being shot on smartphones or tablets, and a range of awesome prizes to be won for various categories.

Date 
18 Jul
Time 
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location 
Alice Springs Cinema
Type 
Town Council

AFL Round 18 Melbourne Demons v West Coast Eagles - check out www.afl.com.au for more

Date 
21 Jul
Time 
8:00am
Event Location 
TIO Traeger Park
Type 
Major Event

August 2019

Mayor Damien Ryan invites senior members of the Alice Springs community to join him for morning tea to celebrate Seniors Month.

Date 
2 Aug
Time 
10:30am to 12:00pm
Event Location 
Civic Centre
Type 
Town Council

The Old Timers Fete is an annual event held on the 2nd Saturday in August.
Entertainment, Plants, Food, Stalls, Auction, Lucky Program and More!

Date 
10 Aug
Time 
10:00am
Event Location 
Old Timers Village 446 South Stuart Hwy Alice Springs
Type 
Major Event

The Rotary Henley on Todd Regatta is a fun, quirky and eclectic ‘boat’ race held annually on the dry sandy bed of the Todd River in Alice Springs, Australia - the only dry river boating Regatta in

Date 
17 Aug
Time 
10:30am
Event Location 
Snow Kenna Park, Wills Tce
Type 
Major Event

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