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Spotlight on August travelnt.com 2-3 Walking with Spirits, Beswick Falls, Katherine A concert and corroboree with the Wugularr Community from Arnhem Land, set amongst the picturesque lake and cliffs of Beswick Falls. The show begins at sunset and overnight camping is available. www.djilpinarts.org.au 8-12 Garma Festival, Yirrakala Rare opportunities to share knowledge and culture make Garma Australias major indigenous cultural exchange event. Held in north-east Arnhem Land it features a unique line up of entertainment, education and real cultural interaction. www.garma.telstra.com 14-31 Darwin Festival A feast of local, national and international performances make up the festival program, with everything from free outdoor events to theatre, dance, music, cabaret, films, workshops, comedy and sensational cuisine. The festival completes on August 31. www.darwinfestival.org.au 14-16 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair With the eclectic works of 30 community arts centres from across the Top End, Katherine region, Central Desert, the Kimberley and Queensland represented, this is a unique experience for lovers of indigenous culture. T: 08 8979 5946 Tales from the Territory, April 2008 contact: firstname.lastname@example.org www.travelnt.com 15-16 Freedom Day, Kalkaringi Commemorating the Wave Hill Walk Off and beginning of the modern land rights movement in 1966, the festival includes an official ceremony, arts, workshops and tours of heritage sites. It culminates with the Freedom Day Concert. www.freedomday.info 16 Gunbalanya (Oenpelli) Open Day Share the culture of the Kunwinjku-speaking people of western Arnhem Land. The open day features a football carnival, scenic flights, cultural dancing, spear throwing, weaving demonstrations, bush foods, didjeridu-playing demonstrations and childrens activities. www.gunbalanya.org 16 Alice Springs Rodeo As part of the Australian Professional Rough-Riders Association official circuit, the Alice Springs Rodeo attracts the best. Bareback bull riding, calf roping, team roping, breakaway roping and the ladies barrel race make up the program. T: 03 5528 4224 28 Desert Harmony Art and Cultural Festival, Tennant Creek Tennant Creek celebrates its cultural diversity through dance, performance, a street parade and markets, music and art. The rich tapestry of events woven together over 10 days breathes new life into the harmonious community. T: 08 8962 0000 30Henley-on-Todd Regatta, Alice Springs Defying the desert sands, teams and individuals race their boats in the dry bed of the Todd River. Sit back and enjoy the entertainment as seemingly sane competitors shoulder their bottomless eights, oxford tubs and yachts. www.henleyontodd.com.au Aboriginal dancer Henley-on-Todd Regatta