What’s on: Cup Weekend in Darwin

FRIDAY JULY 30

Party @ INFINITY

POOL PARTY @ INFINITY

There’s no better way to kick off the weekend than with a cocktail at the Infinity Pool.

Doors open from Midday on Friday & there will be DJs from 3pm! VIBE.

Anyone 18+ can attend, and the party continues all weekend – entry via the Casino!

BEST OF THE BEST WINE & DINE EXPERIENCE @ PEPPERBERRY

Or if you want to kick off the weekend with something fancy – try a unique self-guided wine experience, paired with a 5-course set menu featuring some of PepperBerry Restaurant’s signature (and confirmed: delicious) dishes.

The Wine + Dine Experience runs from 6:30pm – 8:30pm and is completely at leisure, seated privately with your own party!

6.30pm Friday AND Saturday, Tickets here

OLYMPICS LIVE

From Friday 30 July, the Olympics will be broadcast from 10am – 10pm on a big screen on the Chan lawns, opposite Parliament house!

There will even be family entertainment and 3×3 Basketball from 4.30pm on Friday, and 10am Saturday! More info here

SATURDAY JULY 31

ONE MILE’S BAR-BQ FESTIVAL

One Mile Beer
One Mile Brewery in Winnellie

The BAR-BQ Lot Festival is sure to be no different to the usual great times that the One Mile team deliver!

The Bar-BQ Lot Festival will include amazing food from several local food suppliers like Smokey J’s and ZZAN – there’s door prizes and fun for the entire family during the day, with a jumping castle and kids face painting – and then live music all day and into the night for the adults!

July 31 2021 from 11am! More info here

POOLSIDE HIDEAWAY @ DOUBLETREE HILTON DARWIN

We will be very interested to check this one out – there’s a new hangout in the Darwin CBD! The Lillet Poolside Hideaway is the French wine backed pool party coming to Darwin on Saturday’s and Sundays at the Doubletree Darwin. Entry fee covers the lawn games, pool use, a Lillet cocktail on arrival and shared bar bites.

Entry from 2:00pm!

GIN PICNIC WITH SEA DARWIN

For something really different, Sea Darwin are offering gourmet gin picnics on a Darwin beach or sandbar – how cool! You’ll get a glass of bubbles, a beach blanket, a grazing box for 2, gin & tonic, and a boat ride to and from the picnic spot!

Tickets here

DARWIN COMEDY CUP @ HAPPY YESS

Browns Mart Theatre - What's on in Darwin
Browns Mart Theatre AKA Happy Yess

If the actual Darwin Cup isn’t your thing – welcome to a different kind – the Darwin Comedy Cup!

A heap of funny people making you laugh, from 9pm @ The Happy Yess. Only $10!

CROOKED COLOURS @ MAYBERRY

One of Darwin’s newest clubs is really packing a punch early – With a DJ set by Crooked Colours!!!

Entry to the new establishment on Edmunds Street in the city is free before 10pm!

JIMEOIN @ DARWIN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

Jimeoin is an award winning comedian, you may recognise him from various TV shows (including his own) – and he’s coming to Darwin! Saturday at 8pm – if you’re up for a laugh, tickets here!

CAMPING @ PURPLE MANGO CAFE AND BREWERY

Purple Mango Wood Fired Mango Pizza

Our favourite little brewery in the bush is open for the long weekend Friday, Saturday, Sunday AND Monday from 10am!

They do really good Hawaiian pizza (with MANGO) and a ripper mango beer or smoothie! The best bit? You can book with them to camp on their land, which is just off the Marrakai track near Corroboree, if you are looking to get out of town!!

SUNDAY AUGUST 1

JANSZTRAVAGANZA SUNDAY BRUNCH @ PEPPERBERRY

Surely a long weekend calls for a bottomless brunch?

Enjoy free-flowing Brut & Rosé JANSZ at PepperBerry Restaurant’s very first six-course JANSZtravaganza Sparkling Sunday Brunch!

Tickets here

DARWIN COCKTAIL FESTIVAL

It’s definitely festival season… and arguably the city’s most refreshing festival, the Darwin Cocktail Festival brings together a selection of the cities best cocktail bars, shaking & stirring things up at the Darwin Ski Club.

There will be 2 stages of live music, food stalls and over 30 locally inspired cocktails on offer, a pool, cocktail making shows – and prizes for best dressed beach cocktail outfits!

Final release tickets here.

Cocktail Festival Venue – Darwin Ski Club

SPALSH OF DISCO BOAT CRUISE

If the Cocktail Festival is up your alley but you want to go bigger… you can set sail on the Splash of Disco boat cruise! The full experience includes a 2.5 hour boat cruise with DJs, Karaoke on the Middle deck, bus transfer directly to the Darwin Cocktail festival with express entry and access to the “Splash of Disco” pool pavilion once inside!

Tickets here

KINGSWOOD @ DARWIN RAILWAY CLUB

The borders have opened literally JUST in time – and Darwin couldn’t get enough of Kingswood, so they had to add a second show! Saturday is sold out, but there are still tickets for Sunday @ The Darwin Railway Club.

Sunday doors open from 7pm – tickets here.

SUNSET REGGAE

What better way to spend a Sunday than relaxing by the ocean at De la Plage, soaking in some Reggae tunes.. Happy Sunday Darwin!

Bar opens at 5pm, kitchen closes at 8pm!

Sunset De la plage
Sunset from De La Plage

FIRST SUNDAY BLUES

The Sunday Blues team lay claim to Darwin’s best Sunday Session – and rightly so, they’ve had musicians jamming on the first Sunday of every month since 2010!

At the Tracey Village Social & Sports Club, the First Sunday Blues is a relaxed atmosphere that allows Musicians to come down for a jam with a different house band each month. Sunday from 3pm!

SEASIDE SESSIONS AT THE TRAILER BOAT CLUB

A nice chilled weekly favourite – Sunday Sessions at Darwin Trailer Boat Club from 3pm – 6pm, acoustic tunes complemented by 2 for $20 cocktails to keep your long weekend going!

CUP SUNDAY AT TRADER BAR

We remember how fun this one was from last year… a Sunday of tropical vibes in the Trader Bar gardens – music, drinks and friends!!

$5 peronis and $10 Aperols, with a line-up of DJs from 4pm!

MONDAY AUGUST 2

GREAT NORTHERN DARWIN CUP

The biggest day on the social and sporting calendar – the Great Northern Darwin Cup!

The Fannie Bay racecourse will be a sea of colour as thousands flock to the track for the fun, action, and fashion of the Great Northern Darwin Cup.

Tickets are selling fast – so check it out here!


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