Territorians and visitors are in for a massive few days with multiple events planned across the Territory starting from tomorrow. This includes five festivals, a Territory favourite, a national sporting event and a relatively new arrival on the Top End events scene.
First up is the Australian National Squash Championships, which will run from 22-26 June. Players from across the country are in Darwin to take part, and this is the first time the Championships will take place outside the Eastern states.
The NT Writers Festival and Top End Pride Festival both start on Thursday and run until 26 June. The former promises four days of inspiring panels, immersive events and powerful performances focused around the theme of ‘balarr | catching the light’. The latter will feature an eclectic program of events ranging from cabaret and a family fun day to the Fierce Parade and Drink & Draw.
Saturday, 25 June, is jam packed, with the Darwin Symphony Orchestra’s All Out 80s concert at The Amphitheatre, the Kindness Festival at Darwin Waterfront showcasing the cultural melting pot that is the Territory, and the NT City2Surf Festival, which is on Saturday and Sunday, and includes multiple options, from the 2km Marathon4Kids to the full 12km event.
Sunday, 26 June sees a family favourite return to Mindil Beach, when the Beer Can Regatta again draws crowds to this iconic spot for hours of fun as teams battle it out in boats made from beer cans.
Alice Springs is also in on the festival fun this weekend, with the famous Beanie Festival running from 24-27 June. Join a wide range of workshops, classes and talks, and don’t miss the Marketplace on Sunday, 26 June.