Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations      HubGarden      Recipes
1 million Australian readers every month      list your event

Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival 2017

Home > Darwin > Beaches | Burlesque | Community Events | Festivals | Fun for Children | July
by Annette Vandersluis (subscribe)
I love to travel and some time ago discovered I also love to write, combine this with my husband's photography and we get to share it all with you. Please visit us at www.facebook.com/brucevandersluisimages
Event: -
Fun, sun and sand at Nightcliff in the dry
Now in its 12th year, the simply fabulous and famous Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival returns to 1.5 kilometres of the amazing Nightcliff foreshore. This is a premier way to commence the amazing Darwin dry season. This year's event brings 17 days of fun and sun with pre-festival activities running from 28 April 2017 to 5 May 2017 and the Big Day landing on Saturday 6 May 2017 from 2 pm bringing over 100 performances. Festival Week brings to Nightcliff more than 1000 performers and 100 performances and is truly the one stop shop for local arts, music and culture.

Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival 2017
Photo courtesy of Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival website


The Big Day program brings an array of magical delights from the Acoustic Stage with Adam Scriven, Cristabel Lewis and the Dripstone Middle School Duo to the Dance Stage featuring That's Dancing and the Chung Wah Society Jade Dragons.

nightcliff seabreeze festival, activities, Darwin, foreshore, casuarina, adam scriven, cristabel lewis, ripple effect, big day, dry season, after party, flowers to wear
Photo courtesy of Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival website


Then there is the Ripple Effect, a partnership between ECNT and the City of Darwin which brings national and local professors, scientists and experts together to talk about topics such as 'Where are all the Insects?' and 'The Consequences of Global Climate Change for the NT'. All along the foreshore there will be food and drink available for purchase.

nightcliff seabreeze festival, activities, Darwin, foreshore, casuarina, adam scriven, cristabel lewis, ripple effect, big day, dry season, after party, flowers to wear
Photo courtesy of Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival website


Free bus travel is available on the Big Day, however, you will need to access your free token from the Seabreeze Festival website.

For the kiddies on Big Day, there is the Sand Sculpture Competition, located at Nightcliff main beach, opposite Walker Street. Come down around 7.30 am with the tide being lowest at 8.30 am. Judging will occur at 10.30 am with winners announced at the Foreshore Café at 11 am.

nightcliff seabreeze festival, activities, Darwin, foreshore, casuarina, adam scriven, cristabel lewis, ripple effect, big day, dry season, after party, flowers to wear
Photo courtesy of Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival facebook page


As with all good events, you cannot miss the After Party. This year's party, located at the Nightcliff Sports Club, featuring headline act, France is Burning with doors opening at 10 pm. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Festival Week activities run from 6 to 14 May 2017 and this is your opportunity to get out there in the fabulous Territory dry season and try something new. There are Pilates Classes on Saturday 6 and 13 May 2017 from 9 to 10 am at the Jingili Water Gardens. Cost is $4 per person per session.

nightcliff seabreeze festival, activities, Darwin, foreshore, casuarina, adam scriven, cristabel lewis, ripple effect, big day, dry season, after party, flowers to wear
Photo courtesy of Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival website


For something a little less active, there is Flowers to Wear with Maria Okwa This workshop uses local and native flowers to create floral headpieces, crowns and bracelets. Learn about fresh flower varieties and techniques to create your own designs. The workshop is on Saturday 13 May 2017 from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm at Accomplice, 3/7 Caryota Court, Coconut Grove. Cost is $100 per person and includes nibbles and drinks in the courtyard at the end of the workshop. Bookings can be made at the website.

nightcliff seabreeze festival, activities, Darwin, foreshore, casuarina, adam scriven, cristabel lewis, ripple effect, big day, dry season, after party, flowers to wear
Photo courtesy of Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival website


For something a bit more lively, there is the Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival Finale Party at The Beachfront Hotel on Friday 12 May 2017 from 9 pm. This event will be hosted by the Darwin Cabaret and Burlesque Collective for a night that's a little bit naughty and a whole lot of fun! Cost is yet to be announced, however please see the website for further information.

Throughout Festival Week there is certainly much to do, please see the website for the full program.
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  10
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? Best way to see in the dry season.
When: 28 April to 14 May 2017
Phone: 0452450810
Where: Nightcliff Foreshore, Casuarina Drive, Nightcliff
Cost: Various
Your Comment
Related
by Annette Vandersluis on 02/05/2016
Top Events
Popular Articles
Categories
Lists
Questions