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Parrtjima 2020 returns to the heart of Australia

  • 10 September 2020
Parrtjima is a ten day festival of lights in Central Australia
Parrtjima 2020 will feature 10 nights of incredible art, light and culture in the heart of Australia. 

Running from the Alice Springs Desert Park through to the Todd Mall the free event will run from 11-20 September 2020.

At the centre of the attractions is 2km of illuminations projected onto the majestic MacDonnell Ranges.

This year’s light show, Ebb and Flow of Sky and Country, will be accompanied by a dynamic soundscape and narration by Traditional Owner Benedict Kngwarraye Stevens and the event’s First Nations Adviser, Rhoda Roberts.

Alice Springs Desert Park will feature the Signature Installations, and there will be a fascinating program of Deep Listening talks, creative workshops, film favourites and live music in Todd Mall.

In a first for Parrtjima, this year’s program includes two nights of cooking demonstrations with chef Mark Olive and co-founder of Kungkas Can Cook, Rayleen Brown.

As part of the festival’s COVID-19 Safety Plan, guests are required to register their attendance to help manage the flow of people, reduce queueing and support physical distancing guidelines.

Parrtjima is a free event. To register and view the program visit


Page last updated on 10 September 2020