Darwin get ready! Territory Day 2019 is about to go off with a bang! Territory Day is celebrated every year on the 1st of July. Darwin Family Life has rounded up some of the fantastic free firework events for families this Territory Day 2019.
Darwin Territory Day 2019
Territory Day with a young family can sometimes be a challenge. Depending if your child/children like fireworks or are sensitive to big crowds and noise can determine how you celebrate the day. Over the years my children have not enjoyed fireworks so we have tended to celebrate quietly at home with our own sparklers and glow sticks, which is a great easy low key option for families. If your family prefers to let off your own fireworks they can be purchased throughout Darwin and the surrounds on the 1st of July. Or we have listed the free public events you can enjoy below.
Fusion BLAST – Public display night Darwin Waterfront – Friday 28th June
From 6 pm to 9 pm head down to Darwin Waterfront for a family friendly preview night. Fusion Fireworks will host its ‘Blast’ preview night. The event will provide Territorians with a preview of products on offer for Territory Day. There will be live music, DJ, giveaways, food and fun for whole family.
Territory Day 2019 at Mindil Beach
The Mindil Beach Sunset markets open at 4 pm and conclude by 10 pm. A huge line up of entertainment kicking off from 4 pm with DJ/MC Hello Bass, Max and Jack Fredericks, Phoebe Wear, Rachel Rachel, Tex Perkins and Hot Dub Time Machine.
The main fireworks show will kick off at 8.15 pm. Free public transport is available to this event and public car parking is available. No personal fireworks are permitted.
Territory Day 2019 Celebrations at the Darwin Waterfront
The free festivities will commence from 5pm at the Darwin Waterfront with live performances from talented local artists including Jon Levy, Rachel Rachel and Max Fredericks along with appearances by DJ Emily Rose. Yenz Entertainment will be spreading their magic with roving glitter gurus and kapow balloon twisters. The fireworks finale will be at 8pm.
Pack a picnic and bring a rug and chairs and arrive early to secure a spot on the lawns. Eskys are welcome, however glass and alcohol are not permitted. Or grab a bite to eat at many of the restaurants or cafes along the Waterfront area. A restriction of personal fireworks will apply within areas of the precinct throughout the event.
Territory Day 2019 in Palmerston
Celebrate Territory Day in Palmerston, at the new location of Goodline Park, (Corner of Owsten Ave and Forrest Parade, Roseberry).
There will be live entertainment from Groove Factor between 5 and 7 pm before the free fireworks show from 7.30 pm.
Bring a blanket or chairs, food and drinks will be available for purchase from the Palmerston Raiders canteen, or feel free to pack a picnic. This is a family friendly event and no private fireworks are permitted.
Territory Day 2019 at Cox Peninnsular (Wagait)
On Monday 1st of July at 50 Forsyth Road at Wagait Beach the Wagait Shire Council are putting on a Territory Day fireworks event. There will be a BBQ sausage sizzle from 5.30 pm, BYO drinks, chairs, picnic mats. Fireworks show will kick off from 7.30 pm. No personal fireworks are permitted.
Territory Day 2019 at Batchelor Oval
Another event for our rural members, kicking off from 4 pm to 6 pm with a sausage sizzle and drinks. Organised by the Coomalie Community Government Council there will be fireworks for the whole family to enjoy after sunset from 6.30 pm. Batchelor Oval is located at Nurinda Street Batchelor.
For any families with little ones who need some ear protection – our friends at Little Rompers are also selling the Baby banz ear muffs. Get in quick to grab your pair as they sell out fast.
We hope you and your family have a fun, safe and enjoyable Territory Day! Please leave us a comment if you found this blog helpful!