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 26 May 2018 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.

To submit an expression of interest follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in the form that applies to you:

Expressions of interest close on Friday 23 February 2018.

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

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

You cannot get funding for food stalls.

Step 2. Submit your application using one of the following methods:

  • in person - Office of Multicultural Affairs, Level 6, Darwin Plaza, 41 Smith Street Mall, Darwin
  • by mail - PO Box 37037, Winnellie, NT 0820
  • by email -

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: 20 June 2018