Multicultural events

There are two major multicultural events held each year in the Northern Territory (NT):

  • Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree
  • Big Day Out in Harmony in Alice Springs.

Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree

The Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree is a celebration of the NT's cultural richness, diversity and a display of harmony as a multicultural society.

The event is organised by the NT Government, Darwin Waterfront Corporation, Darwin Community Arts and the Multicultural Council of the NT.

Join in the cultural activities and entertainment and try delicious food from different parts of the world.

The event includes a lantern competition, lantern flotilla release and fireworks finale.

The Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree will be held from 4pm to 8:30pm on Saturday, 25 May 2019 at the Darwin Waterfront Precinct.

How to get involved

You can submit an expression of interest if you would like to hold a community stall, food stall or performance at the Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree.

Expressions of interest open on 1 October 2018 and close on Thursday, 22 February 2018.

To submit an expression of interest follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in the form that applies to you

Expression of interest: community stall
Expression of interest: community stall  

Expression of interest: food stall
Expression of interest: food stall  

Expression of interest: performance
Expression of interest: performance  

All performers must also fill in a talent release authority for the use of photographs, videos and audio recordings taken during the soiree.

Talent release authority
Talent release authority

If you need funding assistance to participate in the Waterfront Harmony Soiree you can apply for a quick response grant.

Application for a Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree quick response grant
Application for a Darwin Waterfront Harmony Soiree quick response grant

You cannot get funding for food stalls.

Step 2. Submit your application in person, by mail or email

In person

Office of Multicultural Affairs
Level 6, Darwin Plaza,
41 Smith Street Mall, Darwin

By mail

PO Box 37037
Winnellie NT 0820

Big Day Out in Harmony

Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia and the Alice Springs Town Council run a harmony event for Alice Springs.

The event is held on the lawns of the Alice Springs Town Council. It showcases food, films, music, dance and martial arts demonstrations from the town's multicultural community.

For more information contact the Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia on 08 8952 8776 or email


Last updated: 27 September 2018


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