Parrtjima – A Festival in Light has been illuminating the Red Centre at Alice Springs Desert Park since 8 April, and this weekend is the final chance for people to marvel at the large-scale light installations.
Closing weekend of the free festival includes acclaimed singer Dan Sultan, Aussie rapper Barkaa, and Eastern Reggae Band live on stage. There will be workshops, a bushfood demonstration and talks with a range of Aboriginal identities, including Steven Oliver of Black Comedy fame, and NRL legend Josh Addo-Carr. Araluen Arts Centre is hosting a retrospective of acclaimed Alice Springs screenwriter, director and cinematographer Warwick Thornton’s work.
Northern Territory Major Events Company CEO Tim Watsford said Parrtjima has drawn thousands of people to the Red Centre, and Alice Springs is busy with visitors eager to experience the region’s unique tourism offerings.
“An action-packed week of Parrtjima has seen Alice Springs Desert Park bustling with activity into the night, with Territorians and visitors enjoying everything the festival has to offer, which is plenty,” he said.
“With such a wide-ranging program, there is something for everyone to enjoy, whether you’re into music, craft, film, talks, or you simply want to soak up the extraordinary light installations under a star-studded Alice Springs night sky.
“Parrtjima takes place once a year, so this weekend is your last chance to experience this wonderful festival for another 12 months.”
Parrtjima – A Festival in Light ends on Sunday, 17 April 2022