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Barunga Festival


Barunga Festival is a weekend-long community festival featuring incredible music, sport, culture, art, dance, circus, kids activities, workshops and much more.

The Festival has a strong history of showcasing the Katherine region and supporting remote indigenous communities to come together and celebrate the positive aspects of community life through football, basketball, softball, music (contemporary and traditional), traditional arts and culture. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to join in the festivities and enjoy this unique opportunity to engage with a remote Indigenous community.

Barunga Festival, held annually on the Queen’s birthday long weekend (9-11 June, 2017) is now in its 32nd year, earning its place as one of the most important community festivals in regional Australia.

Photos by WAN IRAWAN

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