Parrtjima Festival night lights

Parrtjima 2021 dates announced

The sights and sounds of Parrtjima – a 10-day Festival in Light experience kicked-off just last night with Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Major Events Natasha Fyles announcing the 2021 dates.

The Festival will return to the Red Centre in 2021 from 9 -18 April.

The 2020 program commenced with a moving opening ceremony and Welcome to Country at Alice Springs Desert Park, and the Todd Mall program commenced with music by Stuart Nuggett, the first of the Deep Listening talks with broadcast journalist Tracey Holmes and a showing of the film Babakiueria.

Each year Parrtjima draws people to the Red Centre for what has proven to be an enchanting visitor experience and provides a boost for the local economy.

This year’s Parrtjima runs from 11-20 September after being rescheduled from 3-12 April 2020 due to COVID-19 precautions.

You must register online to attend this year. The Todd Mall program has proven so popular to date there is a waitlist to attend the 2020 event. Visit