Parrtjima – A Festival in Light 2025

Where: Desert Park, ,
When: Friday, April 11, 2025 - Sunday, April 20, 2025 - Estimated date!

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.

For accommodations, check the most recommended hotels in Alice Springs and around, most of them suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY:
Accommodations around Alice Springs:

Event Related Information

Contact details:
Northern Territory Major Events Company Pty Ltd.
Level 2, 16 Bennett Street, Darwin Northern Territory Australia
P +61 8 8999 5256
Contact Email:

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As unforeseen circumstances can arise, the details of events are subject to change. We highly recommend checking with the organizers before making any travel arrangements to ensure up-to-date information.

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Australia background and overview
Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt.
James COOK took possession in the name of Great Britain. Six colonies were created in the late 18th and 19th centuries; they federated and became the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. The new country took advantage of its natural resources to rapidly develop agricultural and manufacturing industries and to make a major contribution to the British effort in World Wars I and II. In recent decades, Australia has transformed itself into an internationally competitive, advanced market economy.
It boasted one of the OECD's fastest growing economies during the 1990s, a performance due in large part to economic reforms adopted in the 1980s. Long-term concerns include pollution, particularly depletion of the ozone layer, and management and conservation of coastal areas, especially the Great Barrier Reef.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

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