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BASSINTHEGRASS is the largest music festival in the Northern Territory, and is held annually at the Darwin Botanic Gardens Ampitheatre. Styled on the Big Day Out concerts held in other states, BASSINTHEGRASS brings renowned Australian bands to the Territory, as well as showcasing local emerging groups. 23 May 2015.

Darwin Lions Beer Can Regatta

Make a date in your diary and start building your boat for this year’s Beer Can Regatta. Held at Mindil Beach, beach events for all ages, and entrance by gold coin donation, all proceeds from the day go to projects supported by the combined Lions Clubs of Darwin. Mindil markets will trade all day. 12 July 2015.

The Darwin Festival

The Darwin Festival is recognised as the premier festival for the ‘Top End’ of Australia and the Asia Pacific Region, for its quality, diversity and innovation in arts programming and presentation. Running for twelve days, the Festival is a feast of creativity, showcasing the Territory as a cultural destination of choice, attracting an audience of more than 75,000 annually. Festivities take place in a number of venues around Darwin. August 2015.

Global Green Challenge – Darwin to Adelaide

Global Green Challenge participants traverse more than 3,000 kms of the Australian continent from tropical Darwin to Adelaide, in cars powered by nothing more than the sun. The ‘Challenge’, to design and build a car capable of crossing Australia on the power of daylight, utilizes and showcases the most innovative research and development of alternative transport technologies. It’s a celebration of achievement, courage and the application of scientific knowledge in the field of solar technology. October 2015.


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