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Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival

Like a cool waft of salty Dry season air, the Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival is upon us again, and more refreshing than ever.

This week-long, multi-art form festival is a beloved fixture on the Darwin community calendar and brings more than 15,000 people together to celebrate local creativity and connection. 

The first day is the highlight and goes off with a bang of food, fun and hundreds of live performances stretching along 1.5 kilometres of stunning Nightcliff foreshore. There’s pretty much a stage for all tastes with regular favourites including the Charles Darwin Music, Spoken Word and Blues stages, featuring back-to-back performances. 

This year Seabreeze is painting the festival green, so to say, with pavilion ‘The Ripple Effect’ hosting discussions with scientists and other experts on climate and the environment. And check this out – internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer, conservationist and former Australian of the Year Professor Tim Flannery is star guest and speaker.

You’re also invited to get learnin’ about your local mangroves and coastline with guided field walks throughout the week, in partnership with the folk from Keep Top End Coasts Healthy. This is the perfect way for schools, community groups and individuals to discover the wonders in our own backyard.

Always a good way to take in the world, this year you can also ride your bike and park it safely at bike concierge stops along the length of the festival. There’s high fives for people who bring their own water bottles as part of the ‘single use plastic bottle free’ initiative. You can purchase a nifty reusable Seabreeze bottle or bring your own and get hydrated via refill stations dotted throughout. 

This festival is all about Community, with a capital C – so pump up your tyres or put on your walking shoes and head down for a big, beautiful day.

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