Parrtjima is an annual festival of light that takes place in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. The festival celebrates the culture of the Aboriginal people, who are the traditional custodians of the land on which the festival is held. The name Parrtjima means “lighting up” in the Arrernte language.
During the festival, the MacDonnell Ranges and the surrounding landscape are transformed into a canvas for light installations, projections, and artworks. The festival features a range of activities including live music, dance performances, art exhibitions, and workshops.
The festival usually takes place over ten days in April or May and attracts thousands of visitors from across Australia and the world. It is a unique celebration of the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Central Australia. Due to the numerous visitors during the festival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms & tickets well in advance.
Parrtjima aims to share the rich culture and stories of the Arrernte people with visitors through the use of modern technology and artistic expression. The festival also provides economic and employment opportunities for the local community.
The festival’s program, venue, artists lineup information, shows time / schedule of events, how to get, FAQ etc. is present in the festival’s link website. See details below, under “Event Related Information” section.