Festivals & events in Alice Springs
Alice Springs is home to a variety of unique and quirky events that you can't find anywhere else in the world.
Find the perfect knitted hat from over 4,000 beanies at the quirky Alice Springs Beanie Festival. Experience the famous camel race around a dusty outback track at the Apex Camel Cup.
Witness a dry riverbed boat race at the Henley on Todd, or immerse yourself in Aboriginal art at Desert Mob. Stroll through Australia's longest light show installation at Parrtjima, where the 300 million year-old MacDonnell Ranges are brought to life with light and sound.
Alice Springs event highlights
Parrtjima - A Festival in Light11 – 20 September 2020
Parrtjima is the only authentic Aboriginal light festival of its kind.
Desert Festival24 September – 4 October 2020
Desert Festival is set to celebrate the best of local arts and desert culture in Alice Springs/Mparntwe.