As far as events are concerned, 2020 has been highlighted by ongoing uncertainty and cancellation after cancellation. Thankfully, we're beginning to see restrictions on gatherings ease up a little, and as we roll into September, events season is off to a tentative start. Although the schedule is still a tad light on, it's encouraging to see that some folk will be able to get out and about this month.
(Image: Red Centre NATS located in Alice Springs this September)
Red Centre Nats – September 4-6
Red dirt, classic cars and burnt rubber; is there anything more Aussie? This year's Red Centre Nats will see petrol heads of all sorts gather in and around Alice Springs to indulge in their high-octane vices. A full schedule is set to take place over the weekend, including drag racing, grass driving, motorkhana, burnout comps and show and shines. For all those Sunday cruisers that have spent more weekends in the garage this year than they should, this is the ideal opportunity to blow off the cobwebs.
For more information go to www.redcentrenats.com.au
(Image: The Parrtjima Festival located in Alice Springs this September)
Parrtjima Festival – September 11-20
Mparntwe (Alice Springs) comes to life each year through the work of local indigenous artists brought together by the Parrtjima Festival. This year's featured works share the theme 'lifting our spirits', and the timing couldn't be better.
The festival is made up of large installations that light up after the sun goes down, as well as elaborate projections that paint the region with colourful stories. One of the key attractions is the huge projections that light up the MacDonnell Ranges, which combines tradition and technology in a beautifully immersive story-telling experience.
For details, go to www.parrtjimaaustralia.com.au
(Image: The ARB Eldee Station Easter Festival is located in Outback NSW this October)
ARB Eldee Festival – October 2-6
Eldee Station's Easter Festival is running a little late this year, but still promises to deliver all the festive fun you'd expect. The program is packed with five days of 4WD challenges, tours and entertainment, including fireworks and a bouncy castle – and of course, it wouldn't be Easter in October without an Easter egg hunt.
There's still plenty of time to organise your trip, so head to www.eldeestation.com and get started.
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