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Diary travelnt.com May 4-6 Katherine Country Music Muster Enjoy country music, Katherine style. The Katherine Country Music Muster is three days of non-stop music at one of the best country music festivals in the north. www.kcmm.com.au 24 Bass in the Grass 2008, Darwin Since the first concert in 2003, Bass In the Grass has grown into one of the biggest events in Darwin, providing entertainment to all age groups with the best of home-grown and interstate bands. www.bassinthegrass.com.au 30 Merrepen Arts Festival, Daly River The annual Merrepen Arts Festival is held in the community of Nauiyu, 240 kilometres south-west of Darwin, on the banks of the Daly River. The festival hosts a combination of events over three days, including art sales and auctions, traditional music and dance, bush tucker tasting and a football and sporting carnival. T: 61 8 8978 2533 June 6-9 Barunga Festival, Katherine Learn about indigenous culture at the annual Barunga Festival. Held in this remote Aboriginal community over the Queens Birthday long weekend, its one of the longest-running indigenous community festivals in the NT. It showcases sport, traditional dance, bush tucker and spear throwing demonstrations. www.barungafestival.com.au 12-15 Brunette Downs Races, Tennant Creek These iconic races are held every year on Brunette Downs station, located on the Tales from the Territory, April 2008 contact: firstname.lastname@example.org www.travelnt.com Barkly Tablelands, 350 kilometres north-east of Tennant Creek. The biggest event on the Barkly Tablelands social calendar, it attracts visitors from all around Australia. Running for almost a century, the Brunette Downs races is one of Australias best kept outback secrets. www.abcraces.com.au 27-30 Alice Springs Beanie Festival This festival celebrates the great Australian icon, the beanie hat. Visitors can choose from more than 3000 beanies displayed at the Araluen Cultural Precinct. Indigenous textiles, including the famous Tjanpi baskets and batik and painted beads from Ernabella are also available. The Beanie Olympics, speed crochet comp, textile workshops, and story reading and crafts for kids is a highlight of the event. www.beaniefest.org July 4-5 Alice Springs Show A traditional rural show with a close association to the regional cattle stations, this event is based on agricultural produce, livestock and craft. Grab some fairy floss or fresh strawberries and cream. T: 08 8952 1651 12 Imparja Camel Cup, Alice Springs Attracting visitors from all over the world, this race celebrates the uniqueness of Alice Springs and its quirky traditions. More than 4500 people gather to experience this famous camel race and its dusty outback track. www.camelcup.com.au 13 Beer Can Regatta, Darwin Optimistic crowds cheer on boats home made from empty beer cans as they flounder and sink in the shallows. Boat entries range from 1 to 12 metres in this iconic event. www.beercanregatta.org.au Brunette Downs Races Beer Can Regatta