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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May 2019

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

Sit with senior Arrernte woman Pat Ansell-Dodds as she shares her culture through art and story.

Date 
29 May to 3 Aug
Time 
9:30am to 1:30pm
Event Location 
Adelaide House
Type 
Community

A classic psychological thriller from one of France’s most renowned authors.

Date 
30 May
Time 
8:00pm
Event Location 
Araluen Arts Centre: Galleries and Theatre
Type 
Community

June 2019

Todd Mall Markets for 2019

Date 
2 Jun
Time 
9:00am to 2:00pm
Event Location 
Todd Mall
Type 
Community

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

Precarious takes us on a journey into the mayhem that is the ministry of nature, an absurd Lo-fi bureaucracy...

Join us for a 70-minute non-stop spectacle of acrobatic mayhem for audiences of all ages.

Date 
6 Jun to 7 Jun
Time 
7:30pm
Event Location 
Araluen Arts Centre: Galleries and Theatre
Type 
Community

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

Fans of Spinal Tap and Flight of the Conchords, say “Hallo!” to your new favourite band. Otto & Astrid are Die Roten Punkte (‘The Red Dots’).

Date 
8 Jun
Time 
8:00pm
Event Location 
Araluen Arts Centre: Galleries and Theatre
Type 
Community

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

Join the Alice Springs World Chamber Orchestra for new music and performances in 2019.

Date 
12 Jun
Time 
5:30pm
Event Location 
Church of Ascension
Type 
Community

Still in my mind: Gurindji location, experience and visuality draws inspiration from Gurindji and Malngin leader Vincent Lingiari’s profound declaration of connection to his Country. Lingiari’s statement “that land ... I still got it on my mind”, forms the exhibition’s touchstone and provides the framework for reflection on the ongoing impact of the Gurindji Walk-Off at Wave Hill, a seminal event in Australia’s history that sparked the national land rights movement and resonates deeply today.

Date 
14 Jun to 11 Aug
Time 
6:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Location 
Araluen Arts Centre: Galleries and Theatre
Type 
Community

Todd Mall Markets for 2019

Date 
16 Jun
Time 
9:00am to 2:00pm
Event Location 
Todd Mall
Type 
Community

What kind of King would you be?

A naïve boy raised by goatherds is discovered to be heir to the kingdom. Treasures and privileges are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others?

Date 
18 Jun
Time 
10:00am
Event Location 
Araluen Arts Centre: Galleries and Theatre
Type 
Community

Intersections and Boundaries is the culmination of Alice Springs ceramic artist Mel Robson’s research and experimentation as the Araluen Cultural Precinct Creative in Residence recipient. Responding to both two and three dimensional works from the Araluen Art Collection and engaging with the local community, Robson has created a new body of ceramic works exploring the idea of Place, through the lens of mapping and cartography.

Date 
21 Jun to 18 Aug
Time 
6:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Location 
Araluen Arts Centre: Galleries and Theatre
Type 
Community

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

In its 23rd year, the Alice Springs Beanie Festival drops the needles with A Head Full of Tunes.

Date 
29 Jun to 14 Jul
Time 
6:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Location 
Araluen Arts Centre: Galleries and Theatre
Type 
Community

Todd Mall Markets for 2019

Date 
30 Jun
Time 
9:00am to 2:00pm
Event Location 
Centre of the Todd Mall
Type 
Community

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

An elegant dinner party hosted by an influential young man for his manipulative guests is thrown into turmoil when power meets greed, ambition and jealousy.

Date 
6 Jul
Time 
8:00pm
Event Location 
Araluen Arts Centre: Galleries and Theatre
Type 
Community

Todd Mall Markets for 2019

Date 
7 Jul
Time 
9:00am to 2:00pm
Event Location 
Centre of the Todd Mall
Type 
Community

Todd Mall Markets for 2019

Date 
14 Jul
Time 
9:00am to 2:00pm
Event Location 
Centre of the Todd Mall
Type 
Community

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

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