Where: Mindil Beach

Time: 4pm-8:30pm

Entertainment: Enjoy tunes from Hot Dub Time Machine as he takes you on a dance fest through the decades, plus award-winning trio Eskimo Joe and the 2020 Battle of the School Bands winners Jayna and Joanne from Darwin and Apollo Springs from the Red Centre.

Food and Drink: All the tasty options from Mindil Beach Markets.

Fireworks Display: As bucket-list experiences go this would have to be up there as fireworks explode in the sky and reflect in the sea below. From 8:15pm to 8:30pm.

Getting there: Free public transport will be available with limited accessible parking at Mindil Beach.

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Where: Katherine Showgrounds

Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Entertainment: Catch live music from 6:25pm featuring the Katherine Community Choir, local singer/songwriters Hope Campbell and Gypsy Schmidt plus bearded muso David Garnham & the Reasons to Live joined by the Choir of Man - a group of blokes with flannel shirts and facial hair on back-up vocals. Not to be missed.

Food and Drink: Bring a picnic, or purchase food at one of the food stalls on site. This is an alcohol-free event.

Fireworks Display: Free fireworks will ignite from 8pm.

Getting there: Parking at the showgrounds, including accessible spaces.

Tennant Creek

Where: Tennant Creek Showgrounds

Time: 4pm - 9:30pm

Entertainment: Barkly’s best musos will come together for a star-studded performance of original songs that highlight the relaxed and friendly vibe in Tennant Creek. Join the Barkly Big Deal Band for this once-in-a-lifetime gathering.

Food and Drink: Selection of food vendors offering tasty treats throughout the event. This is an alcohol-free event.

Fireworks Display: Under vast desert skies in the Barkly region, fireworks will start at 8pm.

Getting there: Community bus available with parking, including accessible spaces, at the showgrounds.


Alice Springs

Where: Anzac Oval, Wills Terrace

Time: 5pm - 8:30pm

Entertainment: Experience the high-energy grooves of the world-inspired Afrobeat explosion with King Marong the Tamala Express, followed by a Welcome to Country at 6pm by Arrernte elder Kumalie (Rosalie) Riley. Headlined by Aussie favourite band Busby Marou, Alice Springs own Colin Lillie will also take to the stage with his powerhouse vocals. Free kids’ activities, including face painting, balloon twisting, a jumping castle and more.

Food and Drink: Plenty of food and drink stalls available. This is an alcohol-free event.

Fireworks Display: Sit back and enjoy a spectacular display that will light up the central Australian desert skies, delighting young and old, from 8:20pm.

Getting there: Parking available in the Alice Springs CBD with accessible parking at Anzac Oval carpark.

Community Events

Seventeen communities throughout the Northern Territory will celebrate our special day with a bang! Enjoy free entertainment, kids’ activities, yummy treats and fireworks across this much-loved land.