Northern Territory unveils epic calendar of 2023 events that 'bring the different'

Northern Territory unveils epic calendar of 2023 events that 'bring the different'

From leading First Nations arts and culture events to spectacular native food and wildlife experiences, Aboriginal fashion showcases, red desert drag extravaganzas and bumper music festivals, the Northern Territory is stacked with events that are sure to ‘bring the different’ in 2023.

The Territory’s jam-packed 2023 events calendar is set to feature more than 180 unique and vibrant experiences across iconic destinations including Darwin, Uluru, Alice Springs, Tiwi Islands, Katherine, Arnhem Land and more.

Some of this year’s most anticipated events include Parrtjima – A Festival in Light, the only Aboriginal light festival of its kind in the world; fabALICE, a dazzling rainbow celebration in Alice Springs; Taste of Kakadu, one of Australia’s premier Indigenous food and culture festivals; and BASSINTHEGRASS, a beachside party featuring huge names in Aussie music including Amy Shark, Angus & Julia Stone, Baker Boy, The Presets, Tones And I, and many more.

Other highlights include Darwin Festival, an 18-day celebration of music, theatre, visual art, dance, cabaret and comedy; Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, a leading showcase of First Nations’ art and fashion; and Desert Song Festival, an epic staging of artists and choirs performing in the NT’s iconic Red Centre.

Held right across the Top End and Red Centre, the events provide the perfect launch pad to experience an unforgettable holiday in the NT, no matter what time of the year.

For more information on NT events including a full downloadable 2023 events calendar, visit

Tourism NT
The Ethics Centre
NT Business Events
Mates 4 Mates
Northern Territory Government
Charles Darwin University
Northern Territory Major Events Company
Brand Council
Children's Cancer Institute
Possability Group
Jacana Energy
NT Mental Health Coalition
Parrtjima – A Festival in Light
Million Dollar Fish
betr Darwin Triple Crown
Kwik Kopy
Grow Well Live Well
AGB Events
Barangaroo Delivery Authority
Sydney Airport
Verve Super
St Vincent's Hospital Australia
Starlight Childrens Foundation
Festival of Dangerous Ideas
Teachers Mutual Bank
Pathways to Politics