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How does the Top End celebrate Territory Day?

This year marks 41 years since the Northern Territory was granted Self-Government on 1 July 1978.
But what does Territory Day mean for Territorians and how is everyone spending Territory Day in 2019?

What’s Goin On?

Join the jolly masses celebrating Territory Day (or you can do your own thing…) at various free events, in Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs and Tennant Creek.


The Mindil Beach Sunset markets will be buzzing from 4pm till 10pm with a live music concert leading into the evenings fireworks at 8.15pm. Enjoy the vibe, smooth tunes and energy of DJ/MC Hello Bass, Max and Jack Fredericks, Phoebe Wear, Rachel Rachel, Tex Perkins and Hot Dub Time Machine! Make sure to take advantage of the free public transport that will help your evening flow conveniently and safely.


Head to the Katherine Showgrounds to enjoy the fun of live action and performers including Birdz, Serina Pech, Cockatoo Dancers and Electric Fields. Pack a picnic or go with the flow and enjoy the food stalls. Fireworks start from 8pm.

Tennant Creek

The Tennant Creek Showground is where it’s at from 6pm, including the Barkly Big Deal Band and the Warren H. Williams and Barkly’s Best musos. Food is available at the showgrounds and the fireworks start at 8pm.

Alice Springs

Join in at ANZAC Oval from 5pm and listen in on the Dave Crowe Duo, Casii Williams, Wolfpack Amadeus and a Welcome to Country. Fireworks start from 8.15pm and beforehand you can keep the kids busy with various activities, food and market stalls.

This competition is now closed.

Territorians, we want to hear from you.
Tell us how you plan to spend Territory Day and you could win!

We’re giving Kleenheat customers in the Northern Territory the chance to win a cookbook to help meal times flow!

Share your plan for the day on our Facebook page Territory Day post and we’ll pick three winners on the 1st of July! Here’s what you might find helping you in your kitchen very soon!

Maestre Miguels – Tapas a la Maestre: Miguel shares his cooking traditions, childhood memories and his experience working in some of the world’s best restaurants. Plus a few recipes!

Colin Fassnidge – Four Kitchens: Beautiful, Mouth-watering, Restaurant-quality Food to Cook at Home: This is a guide to light bites, barbeque and home dining. Choose from meat, fish, vegetables and desserts, and celebrate good eating every day, perfect for any event.

Dan Churchill and Hayden Quinn – Surfing the Menu: You’re guaranteed to enjoy the colour, life and taste of this vibrant guide to cooking. Indulge and be inspired from WA’s Shark Bay, to Katherine, to Cairns, and over to Byron Bay.

Be sure to have a look at the terms and conditions – but otherwise good luck!

One Response to “How does the Top End celebrate Territory Day?

  1. June 30, 2019 at 1:27 pm
    Pat hogan said:

    I will celebrate Territory Day by being responsible and staying home and looking after my two fur babies as unfortunately dogs 🐕 🐶 suffer with all that noise

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