Adelaide River ( Stuart Highway ) Events Listings
Adelaide River NT Country Music Talent Quest
Enjoy true country hospitality and a toe-tapping day of outback country music.
From all over the Territory and interstate, entrants make the trek to Adelaide River, to be part of the only Country Music Association of Australia recognised NT country music talent quest. Entrants from 5 to 70 take part with trophies and prize money. A scholarship to the CMAA Country Music College Tamworth is awarded to one contestant each year, who meets the criteria.
From Bush Ballads to Country Rock, it’s all there with great food and bar facilities available. The Adelaide River NT Country Music Talent Quest concludes as the sun sets with a concert that has the showground rocking.
Adelaide River Races
Join in the excitement of a traditional country race meeting.
The Adelaide River Races, set in beautiful shady grounds, feature a seven-race program, with TAB and bookie facilities on site. Bar and food facilities are available, along with children activities. There's also 'Fashion on the Field' and 2-up after the races.
A concert and dance follow the day's races, so with free camping available throw in the swag and tent to spend the evening under the stars.
Gates open at 9am on the Saturday.
Railway Heritage Picnic Day
Observe the quaint tradition of Railway Heritage Picnic Day - a day of leisure, food, and games on the Adelaide River. Originally designated a public holiday for hardworking railway workers, today Railway Heritage Picnic Day is a celebration of the heritage of the Adelaide River township south of Darwin.
Join the fun of games including tug-o-war, sack and three-legged races, or egg and spoon races.
Walk around and explore the lily-studded reservoir, or discover the historical exhibits in the Sidney Williams Exhibition Hall. Enjoy traditional railway food and drinks served in the refreshment rooms at the Adelaide River Railway Heritage Precinct.