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Events and Activities

Palmerston has a rapidly growing reputation as a place where events and activities are recognised as a valuable part of our vibrant and diverse community.

Council delivers a number of annual events and activities that enables people living, working or visiting our city to experience and participate in.

COVID-19 information 
When attending events please observe physical distancing and hygiene requirements as advised by the Chief Medical Officer at all times.

  • A minimum space of 1.5 metres between you and other people that you do not know.
  • Avoid touching your face and cough and sneeze into a tissue or into your elbow.
  • Hand washing with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser. 
  • Stay home if unwell.
Activate Logo

Activate Block 1 2021

When: 29 March 2021, 5:45pm - 23 May 2021, 11:00am
Location: Palmerston
Admission: $20 or $10 for concessions/seniors
Activate is an 8-week health and wellbeing program running from Monday 29 March until Sunday 23 May 2021. The program offers Palmerston and rural participants...
how to adult

How to Adult

When: 12 April 2021, 10:00am - 17 April 2021, 4:00pm
Location: City of Palmerston Library
Admission: Free
Celebrating the Youth Week theme #it'syourtomorrow...... 'How to Adult' is back and better! This time we are partnering with Amy Hetherington, headspace Darwin, Somerville, Lousie...
Have Your Say!

Have Your Say!

When: 14 April 2021, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Palmerston Recreation Centre
Admission: Free
City of Palmerston has released a draft Inclusive, Diverse and Accessible (IDA) Policy Framework to guide future practices for increased community inclusion and representation across...
Pop-Up Park program

Pop-Up Parks

When: 17 April 2021, 9:00am - 8 May 2021, 4:00pm
Location: Carpark behind Palmerston Library (via Kilgour Lane)
Admission: Free
Pop-Up Parks is an initiative of City of Palmerston to transform the nature of urban spaces into temporary parks for community members to enjoy at...
A little more country

On Frances 'A little more country'

When: 17 April 2021, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Frances Drive, Palmerston
Admission: Free
Yee-haw! Put on your akubra and saddle up for a boot scootin' good time at the 'A Little More Country' street party. Palmerston's country shindig will come alive with pop-up...
Positive Pets Palmerston

Positive Pets Palmerston - Paws, Parks and Ponds Walking Group

When: 21 April 2021, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: 16 Mile Camp - McKillop College - Johnston
Admission: FREE
Join our friendly Rangers on a walk around Palmerston with your fur-friend! Council are trialling a fortnightly walking group which provides an opportunity for you...
Live at the Lake

Live at the Lake

When: 1 May 2021, 4:00pm - 11 September 2021, 7:00pm
Location: Palmerston
Admission: Free
Head to Sanctuary Lakes or Durack Heights for an arvo of music and relaxation. Featuring live, local music for you to enjoy while the sun sets...
May the 4th Be With You

May the 4th Be With You - Community Film Festival

When: 4 May 2021, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Events Cinema - Gateway
Admission: Free - Booking Required
Celebrating International Star Wars Day and the art of fan-made film inspired by the Star Wars universe! City of Palmerston in association with Cinemart and...
Palmerston Youth Festival

Palmerston Youth Festival 2021

When: 10 July 2021, 4:00pm - 16 July 2021, 10:00pm
Location: Palmerston City Centre
Admission: FREE
Set to be the biggest event on the 2021 calendar, the Palmerston Youth Festival returns to Palmerston next year.
GFTE21

Geekfest Top End 2021

When: 10 July 2021, 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Palmerston CBD
Admission: Free
Thousands of Territorians are expected to attend the fourth instalment of this unique all-ages event, held across three locations in the Palmerston City Centre: Goyder Square...
Urban Jams

Urban Jams

When: 15 October 2021, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Palmerston Recreation Centre
Admission: FREE
A new series of FREE events for Palmerston Youth.
Urban Jams

Urban Jams

When: 12 November 2021, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Palmerston Recreation Centre
Admission: FREE
A new series of FREE events for Palmerston Youth.
Urban Jams

Urban Jams

When: 10 December 2021, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Palmerston Recreation Centre
Admission: FREE
A new series of FREE events for Palmerston Youth.
Urban Jams

Urban Jams

When: 11 February 2022, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Palmerston Recreation Centre
Admission: FREE
A new series of FREE events for Palmerston Youth.
Urban Jams

Urban Jams

When: 11 March 2022, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Palmerston Recreation Centre
Admission: FREE
A new series of FREE events for Palmerston Youth.