Alice Springs is home to a range of annual events that tourists and locals alike enjoy participating in.

Here’s a list of annual events held in Alice Springs:-




australia day alice springs

Australia Day local celebrations in Alice Springs


Get Physical Triathlon – 100 m swim, 5K bike and 1K run


alice springs cup carnival

Alice Springs Cup Carnival – major horse racing event at pioneer park Racecourse – mid AprilHeritage Festival – celebrating the European heritage of the area with guided tours of historic buildings – mid April


uluru camel cup

Wide Open Space – first weekend in May, outdoor three days of art, desert culture and musicBangtail Muster – first Monday in May, with a parade of carnival floats heading down the Todd Mall in central Alice SpringsUluru Camel Cup – annual camel racing event



tatts finke desert race

Tatts Finke Desert Race – Queen’s birthday weekend, a 240 km / 150 mile two day race around Finke with more than 400 motorcyclists, dirt bikes and buggiesAlice Springs Beanie Festival – four day event in mid-June, held at Witchetty’s at Araluen, with displays, workshops and awards related to woollen beanie hats


alice springs show

Alice Springs Show – early July, annual agricultural show, with many side stalls and attractions


henley on todd regatta

Henley-on-Todd Regatta – mid-August, a bizarre bottomless boat race along the dry Todd RiverDesert Harmony Festival – mid to late August held in Tennant Creek, NT. A ten day festival of art in various forms including film, dance and music



desert song festival

Desert Song Festival – first held in 2013, this is a ten day event held at various locations throughout Central Australia and Alice SpringsAlice Desert Festival – a five day event held in early September, with general festivities and entertainment

King of the Mountain – fun run or walk

Annual Spring Flower Show – Local gardeners and plant enthusiasts are encouraged to share their blooms, buds and other botanical delights at this iconic Alice Springs annual event and to celebrate spring in style!

Red CentreNATS – this inaugural event will be a rev heads paradise



alice springs christmas carnival

Christmas Carnival – first week in December, markets, performance and activities for children around the Todd Mall