Festival Name: Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival, Darwin Foundation Year: 2005

Dates: Held annually in early May, typically following the May Day Long Weekend.

Location: Nightcliff Foreshore, Darwin, Northern Territory


“Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival takes place each year at the beginning of what is called the Dry Season in the Northern Territory of Australia. The festival takes place on Nightcliff Foreshore and runs across 2km of beautiful cliffs, grass and trees linked together by walkways. There are many bands, dancers and artists that perform there across many stages. It is a wonderful community festival that seeks to get everyone involved.” Seabreeze You tube page

The Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival is a manifestation of Darwin’s unique lifestyle, where diverse cultures and artistic expressions merge against the backdrop of the stunning Nightcliff Foreshore. Each year, it evolves to reflect the current interests and needs of the community, making it a dynamic and ever-changing event that resonates with both locals and visitors.

Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival is a celebration of community each May

This festival is renowned for its strong community foundation, volunteer-run ethos, and inclusive nature. It features a variety of performances and art forms, including music, dance, and visual arts. A distinct feature is its commitment to showcasing local talents, particularly from the Top End and NT remote areas.

Highlights include the digital and televised adaptation during the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring ongoing engagement and support for local artists and businesses. In previous years, the festival has been a platform for diverse artistic expressions, from traditional Aboriginal performances to contemporary music and dance.


  • Live music performances
  • Dance shows
  • Visual arts exhibitions
  • Sand sculpting
  • Community and cultural displays

Website Address: Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival Official Website

Facebook Page Address: Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival on Facebook

Local Area Tourism Information: Darwin, known for its outdoor adventures, cultural experiences, and stunning natural landscapes, offers attractions like the Litchfield National Park, Mindil Beach Sunset Market, and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory