Parrtjima comes of age with 2023 dates confirmed

Parrtjima is one of the NT's major events and festivals set to benefit from the extra funding.

Parrtjima – A Festival in Light has wrapped up its seventh successful year in Alice Springs, with organisers confirming the event will return next year on April 7-16.

Parrtjima attracted more than 23,000 attendances across 10-days at Alice Springs Desert Park and Araluen Arts Centre.

Northern Territory Major Events Company CEO Tim Watsford said a large interstate crowd showed Parrtjima was coming of age on the national stage.

“Over the years Parrtjima has continued to develop and grow, offering more and more reasons for people to visit the Red Centre from all corners of Australia,” he said.

“More interstate visitors is great news for the local economy, with flow-on effects felt across multiple sectors. In a year where everything is opening up again, and more and more events are taking place across Australia, it also shows Parrtjima can hold its own among the best in the country, and is something of a standout.”