Free Beginners Tai Chi – Every Saturday at 7amImmerse in the tranquil parklands of the Darwin Waterfront at 7am each Saturday morning with beginners Tai Chi on the lawns. Your fully qualified instructor will show you how to focus and connect each breath with every movement whilst practicing this Chinese martial art – consisting of slow, controlled movements and postures. Classes are free and designed to suit all ages and levels of fitness. Bring your own waterbottle, towel and sun protection.
Pesona Indonesia 2015Saturday 1 August 2015 from 4pm to 8.30pm Pesona Indonesia offers a special celebration, displaying the rich cultural traditions of Indonesia and demonstrated how our closest neighbours contribute to the Territory’s multicultural diversity. With a vibrant program of live traditional and contemporary music and dancing performances from Darwin's local Indonesian Community and visiting artists, as well as tantalising tastes of traditional food to sample, Pesona Indonesia transports you across the Timor Sea without leaving town.
Come and enjoy Indonesian music, dance and food from the local Indonesian community.This is a free event. No glass or alcohol.
Parramatta Eels Family Fun DayCome to the Darwin Waterfront on Wednesday, 5th August for a chance to meet your Parramatta Eels from 5.00pm to 6.30pm. Free family fun afternoon with an opportunity to purchase your official Parramatta Eels merchandise before Saturday’s game, jumping castle, face painting and more.
Lone Pine Memorial Fun RunSunday 9th August 2015, from 8am Lone Pine Memorial Fun Run will take place at the Darwin Waterfront on Sunday 9 August 2015 to remember the sacrifices made by those who fought during the Battle of Lone Pine, 100 years ago.
The Fun Run will be a 2.5 and 5 kilometre course, starting and finishing at the Darwin Waterfront. Everyone is invited so come on out and show your support to the 1st Brigade. Registrations open at 6.30am, and the race starts at 8am. A Gold Coin donation is all that it will cost - all funds will go to White Ribbon.For more information find ‘1st Brigade - Australian Army’ on Facebook.
Darwin Festival – Justine Clarke Sings!
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 August from 5.30pm Play School’s Justine Clarke is heading to Darwin’s Waterfront Precinct for two huge free family shows and you have to be part of the fun! Get your youngster ready to rock their socks off at the kids’ concert event of the year. Pack a picnic, bring the whole family and make a night of it. Stick around after Justine’s show to soak up the sunset with more free live music from local acts Elli Belle (Saturday) and Natalie Pellegrino Trio (Sunday) and enjoy a night of Festival magic.
Gran FondoSunday 16 August, 7am start The 2015 event will offer the traditional 120km+ Gran Fondo and for the first time provide a 50km Half Fondo and free Mini Fondo for junior and beginner riders. The Darwin Waterfront lawns will play host to a festival of cycling with bike displays and showcase tents. For more information go to www.pedalsnt.org
Salon des Refusés – Darwin FestivalOfficial Opening Fri 7 Aug 3pm Exhibition Dates Fri 7–Sun 23 Aug Mon-Sun 12noon-6pm
For the third successive year Paul Johnstone Gallery and Matt Ward of Outstation present an exhibition drawing on the original French idea of exhibiting works rejected by the jury of official awards. This is Salon des Refusés Territory style – a bold exhibition of contemporary Indigenous art submitted, but not selected for, the prestigious National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award (NATSIAA). It's been a huge hit at the last two Festivals and this year's Salon promises to once again complement the NATSIAA in providing art lovers the opportunity to experience the vitality and diversity of Indigenous art being created across the country. There'll be well-known artists and work from talented art centres, as well as unexpected gems and hidden, offbeat artistic delights.Presented by Outstation - art from art centres and Paul Johnstone Gallery in association with Darwin Festival Supported by Darwin Waterfront
Movie Under the Stars – Planes (G)Saturday 29 August 2015 , 7pm, FREE Bring along a picnic rug and relax on the Waterfront lawn under the stars with family and friends. There are dinner specials available from local businesses or bringing along a homemade picnic. Movie goers are encouraged to arrive at 6.30pm to secure a spot on the lawns. No alcohol or glass.
Free Beginners Tai ChiImmerse in the tranquil parklands of the Darwin Waterfront at 7am every Saturday morning with beginners Tai Chi on the lawns. Your fully qualified instructor will show you how to focus and connect each breath with every movement whilst practicing this Chinese martial art – consisting of slow, controlled movements and postures. Classes are free and designed to suit all ages and levels of fitness.
Aqua Zumba Fitness ClassEvery Sunday at 9am
Aqua Zumba is perfect for all ages and all levels of fitness including pregnant women, young mums with children and seniors. Adults $12, children $8 (under 15yrs). Price includes all day Wave Lagoon entry until 6pm.
Sundays Live at the LagoonEvery Sunday from 12pm to 4pm
Enjoy free local music on the Darwin Waterfront lawns each Sunday from 12pm to 4pm. Pack a picnic or enjoy offerings from local retailers as you sit and unwind to the sounds of a different musician each week. Suitable for all ages and music tastes.