Field of Light Uluru
Until December 31, 2020 - Ayers Rock Resort, NT
Against the iconic backdrop of Uluru, Bruce Munro’s breathtaking installation of 50,000 solar-powered lights – as featured in OUTBACK (issue 107) – is on display until the end 2020.
Blacken Open Air
May 4–5, 2019 - Ross River Resort, NT
Billed as Australia’s first heavy metal camping festival, with dozens of metal bands from all over Australia. The festival has been running in Alice Springs for six years, but this is the first time it has moved to an open-air location.
Uluru Camel Cup
May 25, 2019 - Yulara, NT
Camel racing and fashions on the field 11am–5pm, then finish the day with an outback ball on a red-dirt dance floor.
0428 937 283
June 19–23, 2019 - Brunette Downs station, NT
The biggest event on the Barkly Downs social calendar. Amateur horse racing, campdraft, rodeo and gymkhana, and the infamous Battle of the Barkly.
0427 102 355
Alice Springs Show
July 5–6, 2019 - Alice Springs, NT
Celebrating 60 years, the show will be jam packed with blue-ribbon competitions, displays, a farmyard and entertainment.
(08) 8952 1651
August 2–5, 2019 - Gulkula, NT
About 2500 Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and international visitors gather for this vibrant celebration of Yolngu culture, one of the oldest living cultures on earth. It incorporates visual art, ancient storytelling, dance, music performances, exhibitions, poetry recitals and forums.