September’s here and with it the first day of spring. Normally known for being the season of romance in other parts of the world, spring in the NT has more to offer and is the perfect destination for you, your loved one and ya mates!
Get ready for a month full of ripsnortin’ motor vehicles, full swinging PGA and Tennis tournaments, rocking concerts, pant wetting comedy festivals and the best in Indigenous art and culture from around the region.
1. Red CentreNATS
It’s the Territory’s own motor show of grunt featuring Australia’s toughest, loudest and most robust motor vehicles.
Held in Alice Springs over Father’s Day weekend, 1st to the 3rd of September, this fun filled family event showcases a plethora of immaculate muscle cars, burn outs, drag races and live music guaranteed to rev your engine.
2. Rel Week Boogie 2017
If parachutes, extreme heights, and gravity rapidly closing the distance between you and the earth excite you, then the Darwin Parachute Club has something for you.
From the 2nd to the 9th of September you’re invited to join in on the festivities, camping out and learning from some of the best skydiving coaches around.
And if you’re afraid of heights, that’s ok, because you have the option to see all the death defying airborne action from the comfort of good ol’ terra firma.
3. NT PGA
If polo shirts, slacks and long walks in the sun give you your jollies, then you’re no doubt a golfing fan.
Get down to Palmerston, August 31st to the 3rd of September, to see some serious golfing talent battle it out for a coveted $150,000 in prize money and points in the Official World Golf Rankings.
4. Alice Springs Pro Tennis International
Maybe swinging golf clubs is a little slow for you? If so why not check out the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) tournament held in Alice Springs from the 16th to the 23rd of September.
Get ya grunt on and warm up ya neck for some fast paced, left and right, ball watching action!
5. Mitchell Street (Darwin) Mile
The Mitchell Street mile is a foot race up ‘n’ down one of Darwin’s most iconic streets.
As the name suggests, this race spans one mile in length (1.6km) heading straight down Mitchell Street, chucking a U-y round McLachlan Street corner and back down Mitchell Street again.
Think running a foot race is boring, think again, because major gaming company and event sponsor – Lottoland – are offering $1,000,000 in cash to the person who breaks either the male or female track world record – Streuth! Where’s me boots?
1. Pete Murray
Byron Bay heartthrob, Pete Murray, wants to make you all-warm inside using nothing but his guitar and the honey in his voice.
The 9th of September is your chance to hear and see hits like So Beautiful, Better Days and his latest single Take Me Down performed live in Darwin.
Ticket information can be found right here, by clicking on this link.
Community & Arts
1. Desert Mob
Held in Alice Springs from the 7th to the 9th of September, Desert Mob is the NT’s premier Aboriginal and Indigenous art exhibition, showcasing contemporary work and culture from around the region.
Some of the pieces are available for sale and information about the artists and event can be found right here.
2. Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase
If you’re into having a laugh and love a good ribbing, you’re in luck because the Sydney Comedy Festival is spreading its wings and bringing its famous stand up show to the NT.
Featuring a great selection of stand up comics, the tour will be making not one, but two stops in the NT with a show in Darwin on the 30th of September and another in Alice Springs on the 1st of October.
Want tickets? Of course you do, and this is where you can find ‘em.