Community events

Darwin-Garramilla Shorebird Festival

  • Date Friday, 15 September 2023 - Sunday, 17 September 2023
  • Locations Darwin-Garramilla Shorebird Festival


The aim of the festival is to engage and ignite the community of Darwin-Garramilla to learn information to protect shorebirds through the arts and sciences – we will share stories about the migrant birds that travel thousands of kilometres every year to visit Darwin beaches; the Bush Stone-curlew that cries at night, and many people already have strong connections to this bird; the Masked Lapwing known for chasing people to protect their nests and young, and many other shorebirds that are found in freshwater wetlands and grassy plains.

The festival will include a curated art exhibition by local artists, art and craft sessions for the community, poetry, birdwatching and surveys, presentations, and social chats, and will conclude with a music immersion session.


Getting there

The Darwin-Garramilla Shorebird Festival takes place from 15-17 September 2023 at various locations around Darwin-Garramilla. See our website for more information and the program of events.