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06 Nov

Bring in 2020 at the Darwin Waterfront this New Year’s Eve

The countdown is on for Darwin’s biggest free New Year’s Eve bonanza at the Darwin Waterfront.

A soiree of free family friendly festivities to welcome 2020 will entertain from 4pm on Tuesday 31 December 2019.

The line-up for this year’s celebration includes a national headline concert, tribute stage show, local artists, national children’s act, roving entertainment, food stalls and two fireworks extravaganzas.

Aussie icon, Daryl Braithwaite returns to the Waterfront to headline for the evening. Braithwaite will take to the stage to perform his string of quintessential hits. Revellers can sing along to a nostalgic compilation of number one favourites including ‘One Summer’ and ‘As the Days Go By’ along with well-known classic ‘The Horses’.

The evening will continue to excite with a vibrant performance by the Australian Pink Tribute Show. The ‘Raise Your Glass’ act will have party goers dancing into the evening and through to the New Year countdown.

Well-known local performers Mel Gray Duo and Jony Levy will also entertain throughout along with world party rocker and international DJ Charly Templar, sure to keep the celebrations alive well into the night.  Amy Hetherington will host the evening as the master of ceremonies with support cameos by DJ Rica G.

Kids can start the celebrations early with free children’s entertainment from 5pm including a Nickelodeon SpongeBob SquarePants Bikini Bottom Beach Party, roving face glitter artists and balloon twisters.

At both 9pm and midnight the skies will ignite with two ten-minute fireworks spectaculars.

Food stall holders will operate for the evening with a delicious selection of offerings including loaded spuds, cinnamon churros, natural smoothies, gourmet hotdogs, sticky peanut satays and more. Bring along your picnic spread, hampers and chairs and nestle in for the evening. Esky’s are welcome, but no glass or alcohol is permitted. Restaurants will also be taking reservations with front row seats of the festivities.

There’ll be undercover marquees available in the case that it does rain. Be sure to a pack a poncho – the show will certainly go on!

Patrons are encouraged to park in the CBD or catch public transport into the city for the evening then take a short stroll across the Sky Bridge or down Hughes Avenue and into the celebrations. Kitchener Drive will be closed from 3pm with limited on-street parking available along Stokes Hill Road, the Darwin Convention Centre and the Mavie Street Overflow.

On New Year’s Day the festivities will continue with sounds by the Recreation Lagoon. Darwin icon Max Fredericks will perform main stage from 12noon to 4pm.

For more information visit www.waterfront.nt.gov.au or the like ‘Darwin Waterfront’ on Facebook.

Media contact : Chloe Koukouvas – 0457 964 832

29 Oct

Free Waterfront Shuttle – out of service for lunch route

We regret to advise that the Free Waterfront Shuttle will be out of service for the lunch route (11:30am to 2pm) today, Tuesday 29 October 2019 due to unexpected maintenance.

The shuttle will return for the evening service from 4pm to 9pm.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

07 Oct

Free Waterfront Shuttle Returns to Service 08.10.2019

The free Waterfront Shuttle will return to service this afternoon (Tuesday 8 October 2019) ahead of schedule.

The shuttle will be operating as per its normal route across all stops from 4pm to 9pm.

We thank you for your patience.

26 Sep

A fortnight of fun for the October school holidays

26 September 2019

These October school holidays will be packed with a vibrant two week calendar of free fun at the Darwin Waterfront. Activities will be held each weekday from 10am to 12noon from Monday 30 September to Friday 11 October 2019.

Kids can get dancing from day one with a giant bubble disco. The Burning Circus will be pumping funky tunes and spreading bubble magic throughout the parklands.

If creativity is on the agenda, children can get crafting with a sand art and face painting play day, a brick building LEGO workshop or a morning of moulding and making slime.

A sports play day including rugby league, AFL Auskick and come and try soccer is one of the active inclusions to the program along with the opportunity to shoot some hoops at a skills and drills session on the newly installed 3X3 basketball court and a connect 4 inflatable basketball activity.

Little green thumbs can take part in a flower power workshop, planting sunflowers, hula hooping and dancing on the lawns.

To celebrate the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge commencing in Darwin, children can try their hand at building a solar powered car, boat or robot.

Making a return splash to the Recreation Lagoon, Surf Life Saving Northern Territory will facilitate a beach and boarding program as a water based inclusion to keep everyone cool.

All activities are targeted towards primary school aged children from 5 to 12 years. The diverse program enables children to learn new skills in a social and relaxed outdoor environment.

Patrons are reminded to be sun-smart and bring sunscreen, a hat and plenty of drinking water.

After the school holiday fun, families can stay a little longer and enjoy a picnic or lunch at a nearby café or restaurant and a swim. 

The Wave Lagoon is open every day from 10am to 6pm. $18 gets a family of two adults and three kids all day entry, single entry is $5 for children and seniors, or $7 for adults. 

Families can also enjoy the free Recreation Lagoon, which is fully patrolled by lifeguards from 9am to 6pm daily. Other free facilities include the beach volleyball court on the sand at the Recreation Lagoon and the 3X3 basketball court located beside the Wave Lagoon.

Download your free school holiday program. For more information follow ‘Darwin Waterfront’ on Facebook or visit waterfront.nt.gov.au

Media contact: Chloe Koukouvas, Senior Events Coordinator, 0457 964 832

25 Sep

Free Waterfront Shuttle – returns to service

We wish to advise that the free Waterfront Shuttle will return to normal service as of tomorrow, Thursday 26 September 2019.

12 Sep

Darwin International Film Festival – Water Screen

To top off 11 days of sil­ver screen won­der, Darwin International Film Festival (DIFF) brings you a splash­ing grand finale of its 10th edi­tion with a 30-metre… water screen!

Free and fam­i­ly friend­ly, the show will repeat on the clos­ing week­end of the fes­ti­val on Friday 20, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September, sending out DIFF 2019 with
mes­meris­ing imagery.

Bring the fam­i­ly, grab an ice cream and sit back on the Water­front lawns and enjoy the mag­ic of the water screen for the first time ever in the Territory.

Each evening the shows will commence at 7:30 pm and repeat 3 times through to 9:30 pm.

12 Sep

Free October School Holiday Activities

These October school holidays will be jam packed with free family fun
each weekday from 10am to 12noon. Activities will include:

Week One
Monday 30 September – giant bubble disco fun
Tuesday 1 October – brick build LEGO play
Wednesday 2 October – 3 x 3 and connect 4 basketball
Thursday 3 October – beach play and boarding in the Recreation Lagoon
Friday 4 October – slime workshop

Week Two
Monday 7 October – solar power car, boat and robot building
Tuesday 8 October – sports play (Aus Kick, NRL & soccer)
Wednesday 9 October – creative play (sand art, face painting & tunes)
Thursday 10 October – sunflower pots and disco fun
Friday 11 October – slime workshop

October School Holiday Calendar 

All activities are free and no bookings are required.

 

10 Sep

WIN 2 x DIFF FULL PASSES (valued at $420)

Darwin’s first water screen projection will be showcased in the Darwin Waterfront’s Recreation Lagoon for three nights (20 to 22 September 2019) as part of this year’s Darwin International Film Festival (DIFF).

The show starts at 7.30pm and repeats until 9pm.

To celebrate the Darwin Waterfront is giving away 2 x DIFF full passes to one lucky winner. The passes entitle the card holders to attend all of DIFF’s 25 ticketed screenings.

To win simply ‘like’ and ‘share’ the Darwin Waterfront Facebook post. ** Make sure your shares are ‘public’ so that the Darwin Waterfront can view it.**

Conditions of entry:
• Check in 15 minutes prior to scheduled start: Guaranteed access to all screenings, regardless of seats availability without having to book ahead.
• Check in within 15 minutes of scheduled start: subject to seats availability. Book your seat ahead to avoid disappointment via contact@diff.net.au
• The winner will be announced and tagged in the Facebook post. Judges decision is final.
• Competition closes at 8am (CST), 12 September 2019.

All screenings will start promptly on time, as advertised in the schedule. When a screening sells out, DIFF will release all unclaimed bookings 10 minutes after scheduled start.

DIFF passes are nominal, and cannot be shared with other people. We reserve the right to ask for ID. DIFF passes are not replaceable, please treat them like cash.

29 Aug

Spoil dad this Father’s Day at the Darwin Waterfront

Spend the day with dad this Father’s Day (Sunday, 1 September 2019) at the Darwin Waterfront.

Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of the many restaurants, cafes or bars. See Father’s Day specials for more information.

Make a splash  in the Wave Lagoon, jump on Big Buoy Water Park or float the day away in the free Recreation Lagoon.

Kick back on the lawns with a footy, frisbee, volleyball game or just a picnic; there’s free live music with Spanish guitarist, Francis Diatschenko, from 12noon to 4pm.

Shoot some hoops with dad at the new CLB3X3 basketball court (next to the Wave Lagoon kiosk).

End the day with a Father’s Day harbour cruise with: Sail Darwin, Darwin Harbour Cruises, Cape Adieu or Sea Darwin.

09 Aug

3X3 basketball debuts at the Darwin Waterfront

Australia’s first official semi-permanent FIBA 3X3 spec basketball court will make its debut at the Darwin Waterfront.

The new facility will be open for 12 months and hold weekly events, national and international competitions and be free for public use most days.

The Darwin Waterfront has collaborated with CLB3X3’s Darwin Branch who will manage the court and coordinate the calendar of events.

“It has always been our vision to bring 3X3 basketball back to Darwin on a more regular basis since we hosted the massive Darwin leg of the CLB3X3 National Tour in 2016. Three years later and all the hard work and dedication by our team has paid off, driving that vision to become a reality has been very exciting and is a huge step for our brand,” Matt Hollard, Founder & General Manager CLB3X3 said.

“The Darwin leg of the 2016 CLB3X3 National Tour was one of the biggest, most successful locations for the tour which was held in most capital cities and regional centres across the country. We had over 120 competitors and hundreds of spectators attend the one-day event at the Waterfront.”

“Darwin has been a pioneer location for 3X3 basketball in Australia, and we’ve worked hard over the years to build our local relationships with businesses and the community to ensure our presence here is a success.”

“The new facility will bring national 3X3 events to the Darwin Waterfront and form part of the CLB3X3 Aussie Summer Series along with becoming the home to a newly established Darwin elite team (to be announced), which will compete nationally and internationally.”

“We also have our sights set on international competitions including attracting teams from countries such as PNG, Philippines and Malaysia, with these discussions well underway.”

“While the court will bring competition from around the country and the globe, there is a strong focus on local development. CLB3X3 will facilitate weekly 3X3 competitions for local Darwin ballers right through to business personnel with our Corporate Cups and team building sessions.”

“It would also continue to push Darwin locals to the top of the national federation rankings with increased FIBA points on offer, placing them in the qualification zone for selection to a national team and playing in a global event.”

Northern Territory’s first born and bred NBL star Timmy Duggan played in the first CLB3X3 event back in 2016 and knows what a facility like this could do for the area, “The Waterfront is a prime location on Larrakia Country to provide opportunities for local and visiting tourists to play the sport.  I have no doubt this facility will increase physical activity in the city.”

The new facility is a welcomed addition to the Darwin Waterfront, growing a diverse offering of activities.

“It’s fantastic to see the Darwin Waterfront taking up these opportunities and providing yet another active and healthy activity for our local community,” Local Member for Port Darwin, Paul Kirby said.

“Outside of CLB competition, the court would be open for all to use on a casual basis and be completely accessible for the whole community.”

“The format is quick with fast 10 minute games, which means more people get a run and it makes for a great spectator sport; perfect for the whole family to enjoy.”

“The court will be located on the lawns between the Wave Lagoon kiosk and the pool, activating this otherwise under utilised area.”

“The facility will also enhance our tourism offer,” Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss said.

“This initiative is in line with NT Government’s Tourism strategy to enhance visitor experiences, provide more community events and adopt partnerships between industry and government to grow the visitor economy.”

“3X3 is huge in countries around the world including Asia and Europe. The 3X3 court provides a new activity to attract these markets to the Waterfront to play ‘pick up’ 3on3 with ranking points being recorded on an international world ranking system.”

“In addition, this court provides a great opportunity to bring local and remote school kids to the Waterfront to compete in local Darwin 3X3 competitions not previously offered in the Top End. CLB’s strong link with their charity partner Red Dust, who have been delivering positive health messages to Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory for more than 20 years will only enhance this.”

Works will commence on Monday 12 August 2019 with an official opening planned for Friday 23 August 2019. Local business, The Precinct Tavern, will host a launch party for the new 3X3 arena.

Follow ‘Darwin Waterfront’ on Facebook for more information and updates.

Follow “CLB3X3” on Facebook & Instagram for information on 3X3.

Media contact:

Paola McCarthy
Events and Marketing Manager, Darwin Waterfront Corporation
0437 621 433 (m) or paola.mccarthy@nt.gov.au (e)

Yvette Williams
Director, CLB3X3 Champions League
0431 672 607 (m) or yvette@clb.com.au (e)

25 Jul

New harbour cruise ticketing offices on the wharf

New ticketing offices for local harbour cruise operators; Darwin Harbour Cruises, Sea Darwin and Cape Adieu, will soon open on Stokes Hill Wharf.

The operators provide a range of services from sunset cruises to charters to diving and eco tours.

This is the first onsite ticketing office for Sea Darwin and Cape Adieu.

“In the past we have relied on our customers planning ahead and booking via the phone, website or booking agent,” Jim Smith from Sea Darwin said.

“The new office allows us to have a physical presence and talk face-to-face with visitors on the wharf. As the only operator offering day time cruises as well as sunset and charters year-round, this will be a great new service.”

“We will now be able to take bookings on the spot from people who visit the wharf and those that make the spur-of-the-moment decision to experience our beautiful harbour from the water.”

“While we’ve operated from the wharf for 11 years, we’re excited to officially become part of the ‘top deck’ of the wharf and work-in with existing businesses including the restaurants and Royal Flying Doctor Service Bombing of Darwin Tourism Facility.”

“Stokes Hill Wharf is a truly iconic location and one which we’re proud to be part of.”

Stokes Hill Wharf is managed by the Darwin Waterfront Corporation on behalf of the Northern Territory Government.

“The new ticketing offices increase capacity for our cruise operators and enhance the visitor experience,” Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss said.

“The Darwin Waterfront Corporation has listened to the needs of businesses on the wharf and responded with a solution which is a win-win for our harbour cruise operators, restauranteurs and visitors to the wharf.”

“Darwin Harbour is an iconic and historic tourist attraction and it’s important we continue to develop our local harbour cruise industry.”

Member for Port Darwin, Paul Kirby is pleased these local businesses who deliver such iconic Top End experiences to Territorians and tourists alike will now have a physical location at the wharf.

“A sunset harbour cruise is an ultimate Darwin experience and to be able to find these three operators in one centralised location is a great outcome,” Mr Kirby said.

The new office building also allows for Darwin Harbour Cruises to relocate from the food arcade, making a highly sort after tenancy available for a new food-outlet to further enhance and complement the existing offerings at Stokes Hill Wharf.

Local company NT Link was commissioned to construct the new demountable offices.

The operators have started moving into the offices this week and are expected to be open in the coming weeks.

Media contact: 

Paola McCarthy
Events and Marketing Manager, Darwin Waterfront Corporation
0437 621 433 (m) or paola.mccarthy@nt.gov.au (e)

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05 Jul

Waves back on for school holidays

The Wave Lagoon (with waves) will be open this weekend and entry will be free of charge. Normal fees will apply as of Monday (08/07/2019).

The pool will be closed again after the school holidays (from Tues 23/07/2019) to allow additional patch works to be undertaken.

Work is continuing on options for a full refurbishment and re-lining.

Follow ‘Darwin Waterfront’ on Facebook for further updates.

05 Jul

Darwin Waterfront charges clean transport future

Tesla vehicle charging stations are now available free of charge within the Darwin Waterfront’s Kitchener Drive Multi-storey Car Park.

The Darwin Waterfront has now been officially added to the international Tesla Destination Charging network.

The new charging Tesla Wall Connectors help Tesla drivers have a seamless experience when they park. The ongoing expansions of the network will ensure that Tesla owners in the Darwin area are able to easily charge their vehicles when they’re not charging at home.

“Early adoption of technology links with the Enabling Smarter Communities direction in the NT Government’s Digital Territory Strategy,Local Member for Port Darwin, Paul Kirby said.

“This is an excellent example of how a government organisation has harnessed smart city technology and is supporting a clean transport solution.”

“Technological changes to public assets such as this will transform the way we live and provides an additional resource to support owners of electronic vehicles.”

“As electric vehicles become more accessible, the availability of charging stations will improve services for owners.”

The Kitchener Drive Multi-storey Car Park is located near some of Darwin’s most popular areas including the swimming lagoons, restaurants, Stokes Hill Wharf and is only a 5 minute walk to Darwin’s CBD and Smith Street Mall area.

The car park remains free to park up to two hours a day, or three hours a day for Darwin Waterfront Members.

Visit tesla.com/destination-charging to learn more about Tesla’s Destination Charging network.

ENDS

Media Contact: Paola McCarthy, Events and Marketing Manager, 0437 621 433

28 Jun

Darwin Waterfront celebrates Territory Day

28 June 2019

The Darwin Waterfront will celebrate Territory Day this Monday, 1 July, from 5pm to 8pm.

Families can nestle in for an evening of free live entertainment including performances by acoustic musicians, roving glitter artists, balloon twisters and a pyro musical fireworks spectacular.

Surrounding restaurants are open for a front row seat of the display, so be sure to make a reservation. The Waterfront’s newest establishment, Snapper Rocks will also provide patrons with a premium experience and view of the skies when they ignite.

A career built in Los Angeles and most popular for cover video of John Mayer’s ‘Queen of California’, Jon Levy will open the festivities followed by prolific singer-songwriter Rachel Rachel and the exceptional Territory favourite, Max Fredericks.

At 8pm rays of choreographed sparkles will paint the night’s sky with ground shots and aerial bursts of fireworks displayed over the Recreation Lagoon to officially celebrate Territory Day.

The Darwin Waterfront Corporation will restrict personal fireworks at and around the event in the interests of safety for event goers.

Picnics and eskys are welcome however glass and alcohol is not permitted.

Free on street parking will be available from 5pm in marked bays and in the Mavie street overflow car park via Frances Bay Drive or Stokes Hill Road. It is also free for the first two hours per day in the Kitchener Drive Multi-Level Carpark.

For more information regarding firework friendly zones or restriction zones visit waterfront.nt.gov.au. 

Media contact: Chloe Koukouvas, Events and Marketing Coordinator, 0457 964 832

17 Jun

Temporary partial closure of the Wave Lagoon

The waves at the Darwin Waterfront Wave Lagoon are not in operation due to widespread tile failures. Tile failures have impacted the Wave Lagoon to varying degrees for the last 10 years.  A number of large aquatic facilities around the country with tiled pools have had similar experiences.

The Corporation is looking at immediate options to recommence waves at the Lagoon in a safe way while longer-term plans are finalised.

Longer-term re-lining options are being considered by the Corporation, including alternatives to tiles which can significantly reduce shut-down times.

The Corporation will also look to make other improvements while the facility is closed; including a new kiosk and amenities building, upgraded wave generators and improvements to the kiddies play area.

Timelines will be known once a re-line product is confirmed and contractor engaged. Dependent on lining product, a shutdown of between 2-8 months is expected and all refurbishments are planned to be completed by mid-2020.

The Wave Lagoon shallows and kiddies area remains open and is free to use.

The Corporation apologies for any inconvenience and thanks the public for its patience.

Further updates will be provided on the Darwin Waterfront Facebook page and website.

14 Jun

Beach volleyball at the Waterfront

Now you can play beach volleyball at the Darwin Waterfront’s Recreation Lagoon.

“Following the creation of a new beach area for the Arafura Games, the Darwin Waterfront Corporation has installed a full-size volleyball court at the Recreation Lagoon, creating a new, free outdoor activity to enjoy this Dry Season,”  Samuel Burke, General Manager at the Darwin Waterfront Corporation said.

“The facility is free to use 7 days a week with a volleyball available from the lifeguards on duty from 9am to 6pm daily, or players can bring their own ball.”

“This is a simple, low-cost way for government to provide a free facility for locals and visitors which promotes a healthy and active lifestyle.”

“The Darwin Waterfront is already a place where people choose to spend their time walking, swimming and doing other exercise so the facility is yet another option to get active in one of Darwin’s most beautiful outdoor areas.”

The facility will be in place for the duration of the Dry Season.

For more information on the Darwin Waterfront events and activities, follow the ‘Darwin Waterfront’ on Facebook or visit the website www.waterfront.nt.gov.au

 

ENDS

Media Contact: Paola McCarthy, Events and Marketing Manager, 0437 621 433

12 Jun

No Aqua Fitness

Due to ongoing, unplanned maintenance in the Wave Lagoon, Aqua Fitness class will not be held of a Sunday over the coming weeks. Aqua Fitness will recommence in the Wave Lagoon as soon as maintenance has been completed.
A partial section of the Wave Lagoon along with the children’s wading pools will continue to operate daily from 10am to 6pm, with free entry to the public.
Other free weekly activations patrons can enjoy include:
    • Yoga Asana every Saturday from 8am to 9am
    • Sundays Live at the Lagoon every Sunday from 12noon to 4pm
    • Live music at Stokes Hill Wharf every Wednesday and Sunday from 6pm to 9pm.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please continue follow Darwin Waterfront on Facebook visit waterfront.nt.gov.au for further updates.
07 Jun

Partial Wave Lagoon reopening today

A partial section of the Wave Lagoon along with the children’s wading pools will re-open today from 11am, free to the public.This also includes free use of the sun lounges and umbrellas.

Due to ongoing, unplanned maintenance of the Wave Lagoon, waves will not be in operation during this time.

Please continue to follow Darwin Waterfront on Facebook or visit waterfront.nt.gov.au for further updates.

10 May

Spoil mum this Sunday at the Saltwater Craft Fair

10 May 2019

Let mum pick her own gift this Sunday at the Tactile Arts Saltwater Craft Fair, from 9am to 2pm.

The lush green lawns of the Darwin Waterfront will be transformed into an arts and crafts paradise.

“Mum’s will be spoilt for choice with hundreds of locally handcrafted wares from over 70 stalls,” Tessa Duke, General Manager of Tactile Arts said.

“You will find ceramics, jewellery, hand printed fabrics, gifts, homewares and much, much more.”

“Some of the standouts include Shona Johnson whose brand Salvation Jewellery has become an Instagram sensation selling a range of funky, colourful statement earrings in every form imaginable. Young entrepreneur Stevi Thomas who recently launched her brand STEVI, featuring a range of contemporary resin homewares and jewellery, all handmade in the NT”

“Another creative Darwinite, Mischa Gorman of Twisted Pots is on a mission to make the world a greener place with her range of indoor plants that can be grown hanging or freestanding in their own container made of twisted coir and plant fibres.”

“Make sure to pick up a ticket for the famous handmade raffles when you visit the Tactile Arts stall on the day, where you can also have beautiful gift wrapping by gold coin donation to make it an extra special gift for mum.”

There will be live music playing throughout the day and plenty of options for breakfast or lunch, this is the perfect way to spend your Mothers’ Day. 

For more information like ‘Darwin Waterfront’ on Facebook.

ENDS

Media Contact: Chloe Koukouvas, Senior Events Coordinator – Darwin Waterfront Corporation, mobile: 0457 964 832

26 Apr

Thailand Grand Festival at the Darwin Waterfront

The Darwin Waterfront will be bursting with Thai culture tomorrow evening from 4pm to 10pm with the Thailand Grand Festival.

The event will feature Thai food, cultural shows, dance performances, parades, music, Thai massages, children’s entertainment and more.

A spectacular Thai parade will open the event with a rainbow of traditional costumes and dance. The procession will start in Mitchell Street and lead into Raintree Park and then regroup at the Darwin Waterfront. For the first time, this year’s parade will include traditional long drum performances (ram klong-yao).

The Grand Festival is planned around the timing of Thailand’s Songkran festival, which is one of Thailand’s biggest celebrations for the Thai New Year.

“A big part of the Songkran festival is throwing water, which symbolises cleansing and renewal as we welcome in the Thai New Year with a fresh start,” Tou Saramat Ruchkaew, President of the NT Thai Association said.

“There will be a traditional water pouring ceremony onto Buddha, and water pistols and water bottles will be sold at the event so that everyone can get involved and throw water which will bring blessings and good luck.”

“The festival is our opportunity to share our vibrant and unique culture with the Darwin community. It also helps to keep our traditions alive, particularly with our younger generations.”

A 24 strong troupe of international Thai dancers, along with national and local performers, will showcase the best of Thai entertainment throughout the evening.

Festival-goers can indulge in the authentic Thai cuisine along the Bangkok style ‘eat street’ with offerings including delicious paw paw salads, laksas, fresh fruit juices, pad thai, satay dishes, curry rice and noodle dishes, a seafood barbeque and Thai desserts from local stall holders and Thai restaurants.

There will be a lucky draw on the night, with the first prize winner receiving return airfares for two people from Darwin to Thailand thanks to SilkAir. The second prize winners will receive a two night stay at Hilton Darwin. To buy a ticket contact NT Thai Association on Facebook page.

This event receives funding from the Northern Territory Government’s Community Benefit Fund (Major Community Events Grants) which funds a range of community initiatives including tourist-attracting festivals in Central Australia and the Top End that support the NT economy.

For more information follow ‘Thailand Grand Festival NT’ on Facebook.

Media contact:

Nong Kamontip, NT Thai Association, mobile: 0490 821 771

Britta Decker, Agentur Events, mobile: 0417 875 901

Paola McCarthy, Events and Marketing Manager, Darwin Waterfront Corporation, mobile: 0437 621 433

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