Events

20 Apr

Easter Saturday Celebrations

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Celebrate Easter at the Darwin Waterfront on Saturday 20 April from 9am to 1pm.

Visit Mr & Mrs Easter Bunny in their majestic Bunny Burrow, take a photo and get a free chocolate egg and balloon. Photos will be taken by a professional photographer and shared on the Darwin Waterfront Facebook page after the event.

There’ll be plenty of fun for children of all ages with two jumping castles, two water slides and an inflatable obstacle course.

Dance the day away with a live kids’ DJ on the lawns playing festive songs to get you in the Easter spirit.

Hyper the Clown and Jemma the Jester will work their balloon twisting Easter magic and make everything from bunnies, animals and flowers and Yenz Entertainment will bring along her team of festival glitter artists to sprinkle about some magic and also get kids crafting at their sand art station.

Fairy Jill’s Enchanted Entertainment will have a free circus workshop with diabolos, juggling, spinning plates, poi and balance toys as well as a giant bubble play.

There will also be an Easter art and craft stand with plenty of creative fun on the day thanks to The Burning Circus.

Keep the kids active with giant garden games or a bout of come ‘n’ try hockey with Hockey NT.

Enter the Easter colouring-in competition to win some great prizes including an overnight stay at The Vibe hotel. Download the form via the link below and deliver to the Wave Lagoon kiosk prior to Saturday 20 April or submit it at the arts and crafts marquee at the event.

Hop along the Easter egg trail and collect some chocolate eggs on the way. Pick up a form on the day and complete your egg trail by visiting the businesses on the map, getting each location stamped and then place it in the entry box at the bunny burrow to win!

Take a splash in the Recreation Lagoon and enjoy floating around on the giant inflatables for the day.

A variety of food will be available from local cafes and restaurants around the precinct, and a sausage sizzle fundraiser will also be operating during the event.

Easter colouring-in entry form

20 Apr

No Aqua Fitness on Easter Sunday

 

Aqua Fitness class will break on Sunday 21 April for Easter. The class will return on Sunday 28 April from 8:30am to 9:15am.

20 Apr

Free Yoga Asana Class

Every Saturday from 8am to 9am.

Begin your Saturday morning ritual with a blissful free weekly Yoga Asana class on the Peninsular Lawns, at the Darwin Waterfront, from April through to October.

A dedicated and qualified yoga instructor will guide you through a gentle 1 hour session of yoga asana, breath work and meditation suited to all levels of yoga experience including beginners.

Patrons will need to provide their own yoga mat for the class.

25 Apr

Live Music ANZAC Day at Stokes Hill Wharf

Relax to the sounds at sun down over Stokes Hill Wharf on Anzac Day 25 April 2019 with free live music from 6pm to 9pm.

Ambrose Nicholls-Skene entertain throughout the evening in the alfresco dining area at sunset.

 

26 Apr

Arafura Games Opening Celebrations

Friday 26 April, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Dance, music, and song will join together in a powerful show, highlighting the vast, culturally diverse communities we have in the Top End.

Directed by Artistic Director Ben Graetz, the show brings cultural groups, artists and performers together for the highly anticipated Arafura Games 2019 Opening Celebrations.

As the sun sets a special Larrakia Welcome will open this special event followed by unique performances by artists and community leaders, featuring NT Dance Company, choreographed by local Larrakia man Gary Lang, and guest artists Shellie Morris and Leah Flanagan.

This incredible showcase of cultural groups from across Darwin will come together to celebrate our neighbours from across the Arafura Sea and to welcome the visiting athletes.

Award-winning hip hop artist, the Fresh Prince of Arnhem Land, Baker Boy will close this extraordinary event with his infectious raps in Yolngu Matha language representing his bloodlines.

The night sky will also come alive with an eruption of fireworks to officially open the Arafura Games 2019.

Program of Events

Arrive from 5pm: Enjoy a bite to eat at one of the restaurants, cafes or food stalls within the Darwin Waterfront precinct.  Sit back and enjoy the wonderful surroundings with some pre-show entertainment including Milula, the 2019 Arafura Games mascot.

Main Event – 6.30pm: Take your seats, then sit back to enjoy the main Opening Celebrations.

27 Apr

Thailand Grand Festival

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Saturday 27 April from 4pm to 10pm

The NT Thai Association will transform the Darwin Waterfront into a bursting cultural experience in honour of one of Thailand’s largest celebrations – the Songkran Festival.  The free event will showcase the sensational Thai culture, concert entertainment, Bangkok street food, dance performances and more.

 

27 Apr

Free Yoga Asana Class

Every Saturday from 8am to 9am.

Begin your Saturday morning ritual with a blissful free weekly Yoga Asana class on the Peninsular Lawns, at the Darwin Waterfront, from April through to October.

A dedicated and qualified yoga instructor will guide you through a gentle 1 hour session of Yoga Asana, breath work and meditation suited to all levels of yoga experience including beginners.

Patrons will need to provide their own yoga mat for the class.

28 Apr

Live Music Sunday’s at Stokes Hill Wharf

Relax to the sounds at sun down over Stokes Hill Wharf each Sunday with free live music from 6pm to 9pm.

On Sunday 28 April Tabu Ska will entertain throughout the evening along the alfresco dining at sunset.

04 May

Free Yoga Asana Class

Free Yoga Asana classes will commence again for 2019 on Saturday 6 April from 8am.

Begin your Saturday morning ritual with a blissful free weekly Yoga Asana class on the Peninsular Lawns, at the Darwin Waterfront, from April through to October.

A dedicated and qualified yoga instructor will guide you through a gentle 1 hour session of yoga asana, breath work and meditation suited to all levels of yoga experience including beginners.

Patrons will need to provide their own yoga mat for the class.

04 May

Arafura Games Closing Celebrations

2019 Arafura Games Closing Celebrations
Saturday 4 May, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Come down to the iconic beauty of the Darwin Waterfront and marvel at a kaleidoscope of colour and movement as the Arafura Games 2019 come to an end.

Directed by Artistic Director Ben Graetz, this magical event will be a distinctive tribute to the Arafura Sea and its people, as well as a breathtaking goodbye for visiting athletes.

Over a period of three months school students have been working with Aly de Groot and the Groote Eylandt Weavers to create a seascape like no other and a woven sea creature to adorn the stage.

Shellie Morris, Leah Flanagan, and Stevie Jean will perform a soulful dedication to the Arafura Sea before the We Is One dance spectacular that showcases local dance schools Rix Kik Arts, Express Studios and Darwin Gymnastics.

Skinnyfish Sound System will then unleash a dance party to remember to close out Arafura Games 2019 with the perfect combination of Aboriginal anthems and party beats.

Program of Events

Arrive from 5pm: Enjoy a bite to eat at one of the restaurants, cafes or food stalls within the Darwin Waterfront precinct.  There will some pre-show entertainment including Milula, the 2019 Arafura Games mascot.

Main Event – 6.30pm: Take your seats and sit back and celebrate the past nine days as the Arafura Games 2019 come to a close.

05 May

Sunday’s Live at the Lagoon

 

Soak in the sounds of free live music at the Recreation Lagoon every Sunday during the dry season from 12pm to 4pm.

Rachel Rachel will kick off the Sunday’s Live at the Lagoon season on Sunday 5 May.

05 May

Aqua Fitness

Take a splash each Sunday morning with our aqua fitness class. A dedicated instructor will guide you through a body conditioning, pool based aerobic
program.

8:30am to 9:15am.

$12 for adults | $8 for children (under 15) includes all day entry to the Wave Lagoon.

Program is suitable for all fitness levels including beginners.

11 May

Free Yoga Asana Class

Begin your Saturday morning ritual with a blissful free weekly Yoga Asana class at the Darwin Waterfront during the dry season.

A dedicated and qualified yoga instructor will guide you through a gentle 1 hour session of yoga asana, breath work and meditation suited to all levels of yoga experience including beginners.

 

12 May

Sunday’s Live at the Lagoon

Soak in the sounds of free live music at the Recreation Lagoon every Sunday during the dry season from 12pm to 4pm.

On Sunday 12 May, vocalist, Yoris will feature.

12 May

Beat the Heat – Aqua Fitness

Take a splash each Sunday morning with our aqua fitness class. A dedicated instructor will guide you through a body conditioning, pool based aerobic
program.

8:30am to 9:15am.

$12 for adults | $8 for children (under 15) includes all day entry to the Wave Lagoon.

Program is suitable for all fitness levels including beginners.

19 May

Beat the Heat – Aqua Fitness

 

Take a splash each Sunday morning with our aqua fitness class. A dedicated instructor will guide you through a body conditioning, pool based aerobic
program.

8:30am to 9:15am.

$12 for adults | $8 for children (under 15) includes all day entry to the Wave Lagoon.

Program is suitable for all fitness levels including beginners.

19 May

National Motoring Heritage Day

The Classic Ford Club of the NT will be holding a car cruise for National Motoring Heritage Day.

On Sunday 19 May, club members will meet at the WWII Strauss Airstrip Noonamah (9am) and conclude the cruise at Stokes Hill Wharf (10am).

At the wharf, live music entertainment will be played from 10am to 1pm and food and beverages will be available to purchase from retailers.

All are invited to come along and see the collection of cars on display.

19 May

Sunday’s Live at the Lagoon

Soak in the sounds of free live music at the Recreation Lagoon every Sunday during the dry season from 12pm to 4pm.

on Sunday 19 May, you can enjoy acoustic tunes by well known artist, Adam Scriven.

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