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 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!

Mul­ti­cul­tur­al Fit­ness Month

Mul­ti­cul­tur­al Fit­ness Month occurs annu­al­ly in March and show­cas­es phys­i­cal activity/​movement to exer­cise lead by facil­i­ta­tors from cul­tur­al­ly diverse back­grounds. The use of Coun­cil’s Parks and Ovals are the per­fect loca­tion to enjoy fun and fit­ness suit­able for all ages and abilities.

Diwali Night Market

Alice Springs Town Coun­cil is excit­ed to hold a spe­cial Night Mar­ket event to cel­e­brate Diwali in 2023. Diwali is a Fes­ti­val of Lights that cel­e­brates the vic­to­ry of light over dark­ness and good over evil. 

If you cel­e­brate Diwali and wish to par­tic­i­pate in any way, such as per­form­ing, facil­i­tat­ing a work­shop or crafts table or even pro­vid­ing us with sug­ges­tions dur­ing plan­ning process, please con­tact our Mul­ti­cul­tur­al Projects and Events Offi­cer by call­ing 8950 0565 or email amccrickard@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au