About the Festival

Our major event, the Alice Desert Festival, attracts an audience of 50,000 people from Australia and around the world.

Running a season from August-October with over 50 events and a core 10 day program of music, theatre, dance, workshops, film, kids activities and more.

2011 was the Alice Desert Festival’s 11th year and has grown to an arts and cultural festival of national (and international) significance. Beside the 50,000 festival attendees over 1000 participants, musicians and artists performed as a part of the 2011 Alice Desert Festival. From the diversity of the Sunset Street Parade, the Bush Bands Bash signature event, multicultural music and dance in Desert Voice to the sumptuous Wild Bush Foods events, Cinema in the River and the internationally recognised Wearable Art Awards.