Mahbilil Festival

Community Event

30 Aug 2019 to 1 Sep 2019

Mahbilil is the annual festival celebrating Kakadu culture, both traditional and contemporary. Running from midday to midnight, Mahbilil is a family friendly event crammed with activities, workshops for kids, displays, Indigenous art exhibitions & demonstrations of weaving, painting and other crafts. The Festival includes art from across Arnhem Land, and performances from local traditional dance groups from across the region.
Bushfood features prominently with large earth ovens cooking Buffalo, Barramundi and the speciality of the region, Magpie Goose. Join in the fun with competitions that include spear throwing and magpie goose cooking. With lots of activities and entertainment aimed at young kids, youth and the older folks, there really is something for everyone.
At sunset the festival will transform with an evening program of projections, light-shows, music and dance till late. The music is diverse and hosts bands from Top End and across Australia as well as national and international guests.


Aboriginal Culture Art & Culture Authentic Aboriginal Arts and Crafts Cafe Camping Carpark Coach Parking Disabled access available Discover Aboriginal Experiences Family Friendly Indigenous experiences and/or cultural immersion Indigenous owned and controlled Indigenous themes and/or interpretation Kiosk Major Events Pet Friendly Public Toilet Wheelchair access


Free Entry

Event Times

30 Aug 2019 to 1 Sep 2019

Annual Event


Jabiru - Pool Parklands

Civic Drive, Jabiru, 886

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