Imagine Seaside Carnival set to return to Darwin later this year

The Territory’s events calendar in September is looking to be busier than ever, with the Imagine Seaside Carnival confirmed to take place from 17-18 September 2022.

First held in 2021, the popular festival has now become an annual event and will be delivered at the Darwin Surf Life Saving Club within the Casuarina Coastal Reserve.

Celebrating the Top End’s rich community and culture, the 2022 Imagine Seaside Carnival program will feature a diverse range of performance, art and music.

The event kicks off at 4pm on both Saturday, 17 and Sunday, 18 September. There will be something for all ages, with numerous creative activities and workshops for the whole family to get involved in.

A diverse line-up of performing artists from across the NT and beyond will take to the stage, including Emily Wurramara, Robbie Mills & The Collective, Juran, Kaivili, Katanga Junior, DJ Charly Templar and more to be announced soon.

In addition, event goers will be able to experience a variety of culinary delights from the Top End, as well as visual art installations and exhibitions.

The Imagine Seaside Carnival is supported by the Northern Territory Government through the Northern Territory Major Events Company Event Funding Program and the Community Benefit Fund.

Imagine Seaside Carnival Producer, Gaia Osborne, said organisers are excited to bring the event back after a successful first outing in 2021.

“The program really is a creative feast, showcasing the incredible talent that thrives in the Northern Territory,” she said. “This event is presented by Foldback Media NT, which exists to support and promote live original music and arts in the Northern Territory. Imagine Seaside Carnival brings community together to celebrate, collaborate and inspire creative expression across generations.”

The full 2022 program and tickets will be released soon. To stay up to date, follow the Imagine Seaside Carnival Facebook page.

Image: Wild Water on stage at the 2021 event. Photo credit: Steve Kelk, Foldback Media NT.