Wide Open Space (May 3 – 5)
The event organisers say: “Wide Open Space is a three-day arts, music and desert culture gathering, is organised by a 100% volunteer crew and is the only event of its kind in Central Australia. For many, it provides the opportunity to experience the heart of our country for the very first time. For the people of Alice Springs, it’s a showcase of the diverse range of creative talents the town has to offer – plus it’s the best goddamned party of the year.”
For more information, head to: www.wideopenspace.net.au
Ingkerreke Commercial Mountain Bike Enduro (May 13th – 17th)
The event organisers say, “Australia's iconic Red Centre is set to host a feast of multi-day mountain biking goodness with the award-winning Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro* packing in five days of incredible riding along the sweet single tracks and trails that explore the inspiring landscapes of the MacDonnell Ranges, near Alice Springs, NT.
For more information, head to: www.rapidascent.com.au
Finke Desert Race (June 8 – 10)
The event organisers say, “The Tatts Finke Desert Race is an off road, multi terrain two-day race for bikes, cars, buggies and quads through desert country from Alice Springs to the small Aputula (Finke) community. The race is held each year on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June. “Finke” as it is commonly known, is one of the biggest annual sporting events in the Northern Territory and has the reputation of being one of the most difficult offroad courses in one of the most remote places in the world. Finke is unique and the most fun you can have with a helmet on!"
For more information, head to: www.finkedesertrace.com.au
- May Day (NT only) Monday, May 6
- Queen’s Birthday (Aus) Monday, June 10