Jabiru Mahbilil Festival

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Jabiru Mahbilil Festival, Kakadu Area, Northern Territory, Australia

Jabiru Mahbilil Festival, Kakadu Area, Northern Territory, Australia [©Jabiru Mahbilil Festival]

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Jabiru Lakeside
Jabiru NT 0886

Phone: 088979 2200
Email: justin@mirarr.net

During daylight, it's a family event full of activities, workshops, rides, displays, Indigenous art and demonstrations of weaving, painting and more. Local showcasing includes the art and performance products from the Jabiru Youth Centre and Jabiru Area School.

Food features with large earth ovens, buffalo, barramundi and the region speciality of magpie goose. Join the fun with competitions, including spear throwing, didjeridoo blowing and kite-making.

At sunset the festival turns on a high art installation on the lake, followed by an evening program of screen arts, music and dance. Entertainment includes funky bands from Darwin and many Indigenous bands, such as West Arnhem Boss, The Bininj Band, Sunrize, David Dingala, Narbalek, Reggae Dave and Leah Flanagan. Dance such as Maori, Balinese, Congolese and modern ballet with a local flavour will be on show throughout the event. Screen arts and a spectacular fire show are some on the entertainment present.

 

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