Parrtjima – A Festival in Light

Fri 28th September, 2018 – Sun 7th October, 2018
6:30pm – 10:30pm
Alice Springs Desert Park Precinct and Todd Mall Precinct
Price: Free
The biggest iteration yet of Alice Springs' festival of light, arts and culture.

The third annual Parrtjima – A Festival in Light returns to Alice Springs. The festival – which celebrates Indigenous arts, culture and storytelling – centres on the theme Cultural Freedom.

The main event at Parrtjima (pronounced par-chee-ma) are seven stunning light installations, located across the two festival precincts, Alice Springs Desert Park and – for the first time – Todd Mall in Alice Springs' CBD.

The program also includes an extensive Knowledge Program of workshops and talks, music, dance, and ideas designed to educate and inspire locals and visitors alike.

"First Nations culture and dialogue, be it through dance, music, performance, films or visual arts, can be heard and witnessed across all genres at Parrtjima," said festival curator Rhoda Roberts in an official statement. "The groundswell of work tells of the pride and the celebration of country and our First Nations identity, as well as exploring the next generation."

A free park ‘n ride shuttle bus is available to and from the festival at Alice Springs Desert Park, stopping at several locations around Alice Springs.

Every day from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.