There’s just one sleep to go until the third annual Darwin International Laksa Festival finale.
Festival Day will take place from 3pm tomorrow at Festival Park, on the lawns in front of Parliament House.
14 vendors will turn out with their laksa and laksa-inspired dishes and drinks for Territorians and tourists to enjoy.
Throughout the month of November, Territorians have enjoyed thousands of litres worth of laksa, more than 3,000 dishes and drinks have been purchased, and laksa lovers have voted for over 1,000 dishes.
The Darwin International Laksa Festival celebrates the Territory’s love of all things laksa, whilst also supporting jobs and driving foot traffic in the traditionally quiet period.
The free family-friendly event will also include cooking demonstrations, activities for kids and music to culminate the month-long festival.
People attending Festival Day will also have the chance to win a full day fishing charter for up to eight people with YNOT, and a night’s accommodation at YNOT Getaway Dundee Beach for up to 20 guests.
Quotes from Chief Minister Michael Gunner:
“We’re calling all laksa lovers to celebrate the spicy noodle dish in Darwin this Sunday afternoon. We’ll be announcing the tastiest dishes and drinks the Territory has on offer – and for the first time, the Best Regional Laksa.
“This festival is so important for driving the Territory’s economy and supporting local jobs throughout the low season, and so far we’ve seen more than 3,000 dishes purchased as a result.”
Quotes from Minister for Small Business Paul Kirby:
“It’s that time of the year again where the Darwin CBD comes alive with all things laksa as we celebrate the end of the month-long festival.
“This year we’ve seen the highest number of participating Territorians, which means we’re supporting even more small businesses through the initiative and keeping more money flowing locally over the traditionally quiet shoulder season.”
Northern Territory Government