Council Events

Multicultural Events

Big Day Out in Harmony 

Join Alice Springs Town Coun­cil and Mul­ti­cul­tur­al Ser­vices of Cen­tral Aus­tralia to cel­e­brate our diverse community!

Each year, Mul­ti­cul­tur­al Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices of Cen­tral Aus­tralia invites all the local mul­ti­cul­tur­al groups and asso­ci­a­tions to par­tic­i­pate in the event and share some of their cul­ture with the wider com­mu­ni­ty. After months of rehearsals, it comes togeth­er on a day filled with colours, sounds, fra­grances and tastes from across the world.

Head­line per­for­mance in 2023 by:


Chikchi­ka fea­tures renowned Oro­mo singer-song­writer Muluu Baqqalaa with Tigrinya vocal­ists Anbessa Gebre­hi­wot and Haf­tu Reda. Accom­pa­nied by tra­di­tion­al Eritre­an and Ethiopi­an stringed instru­ments, the krar and masinko, Chikchi­ka weave impor­tant sto­ries of cul­ture, love and peace into per­cus­sion heavy and up-tem­po tunes. Mul­ti-instru­­men­­tal­ist Dale Gorfinkel, and Michael McNab on the drum kit round out this new voice in Aus­tralian music.

In recent years Chikchi­ka have been cap­ti­vat­ing crowds at promi­nent music fes­ti­vals, such as Dark Mofo, WOM­ADe­laide, Leaps & Bounds, and Brunswick Music Fes­ti­val, while also per­form­ing at icon­ic Mel­bourne venues includ­ing Forum Mel­bourne, Howler and Tramway Hotel.

FREE | No book­ings required | All welcome!

Mul­ti­cul­tur­al dance, music, food and kids’ activ­i­ties!

If you have attend­ed a Pop Up Park and would like to pro­vide valu­able feed­back, please com­plete the 1 minute survey.

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Lunar New Year Pop Up Party

The first Lunar New Year Pop Up Par­ty was held on the 23 Feb 2024 down the Todd Mall! It involved delec­table food, cel­e­bra­to­ry crafts, and cap­ti­vat­ing lion dance per­for­mances. Don’t miss any future oppor­tu­ni­ties to be part of Coun­cil’s mul­ti­cul­tur­al cel­e­bra­tion! Con­tact us by email astc@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au to get involved and refer the event to inter­est­ed individuals.

Diwali Night Market

Alice Springs Town Coun­cil is excit­ed to hold a spe­cial Night Mar­ket event to cel­e­brate Diwali. Diwali is a Fes­ti­val of Lights that cel­e­brates the vic­to­ry of light over dark­ness and good over evil. 

Want to par­tic­i­pate for the next Diwali Night Market?

If you wish to par­tic­i­pate in any way, such as per­form­ing, doing Ran­goli, dec­o­rat­ing, facil­i­tat­ing a work­shop or crafts table or even pro­vid­ing us with sug­ges­tions dur­ing plan­ning process, please con­tact our Com­mu­ni­ty Inclu­sion Offi­cer by call­ing 8950 0565 or email astc@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au.

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