Festivals Festivals

The Victoria Daly Regional Council is a vibrant region which hosts and sponsors a diverse array of exciting festivals and community celebrations throughout the year and is actively involved in community events annually. These events and festivals are scheduled and advertised broadly once approved. Community events and festivals deliver significant benefits to our communities.

Stay up to date with all the coming events and latest information by following the Victoria Daly Regional Council on Facebook, Twitter and monitoring this site for updates.


Daly River Sports Festival 

Dates TBA

Family Fun Sports Festival 

**Free Camping **

For More Information:

Please Contact the VDRC Nauiyu Service Centre On 8978 2295


Gold Rush Festival

Pine Creek - 1st and 2nd of June 2018

NT Gold Panning Championships - All Ages Welcome

Keep all The Gold You Find!

Start Panning from 9am - First Heat starts at 10am

Art Exhibition and Prize Night 

For More Information:

Please Contact the VDRC Pine Creek Service Centre On 8976 1391


DINGO CUP Cricket Festival

Timber Creek in October 2018

Dates TBA

Weekend of Cricket and Family Fun!

For More Information:

Please Contact the VDRC Timber Creek  Service Centre

On 8975 0860


Freedom Day Festival

Kalkarindji - Dates TBA

 Celebrations commemorating the Wave Hill Walk Off

 *The Birth of Aboriginal land Rights* 

Please Contact the VDRC Kalkarindji Service Centre On 8975 0799


Pine Creek Community Sunday Markets

**Come and Check it out!** - Dry Season Only


Other Events 

Each year the VDRC recognises and celebrates significant dates through a number of events across Council. Including but not limited to National Celebrations and Public Holidays:

  • Australia Day - The official National day of Australia, commemorates two cultures meeting.
  • ANZAC Day - Commemorates all Australian and New Zealanders killed in war and honours returned servicemen and women.
  • National Reconciliation Week - Celebration across Australia commemorating two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey: the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision. The week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort.
  • NAIDOC WeekOpportunity for all Australians to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait people. Contributing to the fostering of positive, respectful relationships between Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the wider Australian community.
  • Territory Day - is a time for us to celebrate all that is great about being a Territorian. The NT achieving self-government from the Commonwealth on 1 July 1978. Fieworks celebrations. 
  • National Sorry Day -This day gives people the chance to come together and share the steps towards healing for the Stolen Generations, their families and communities. Stolen generations refer to Indigenous Australians who were forcibly removed from their families and communities.
  • Freedom DayCelebrations commemorating the Wave Hill Walk Off - The Birth of Aboriginal land Rights. On the 16 August 1975 at Daguragu, Prime Minister Whitlam transferred the leasehold title to the Gurindji, symbolically handing soil to Vincent Lingiari, one of the prominent leaders of the Gurindji people.