As the sun dips into the Arafura Sea every Thursday and Sunday evening, most of Darwin descends on Mindil Beach; tables, chairs, rugs and eskies in tow.
Mindil Beach Sunset Markets spoil their visitors in a way no other event can compare - not only will you be amazed by the fine selection of creative art & craft but you will be intoxicated by the flavors and aromas that fill the warm evening air as you relax and watch the sky transform into a kaleidoscope of color as the sun sets over the horizon.
The simple vision of the Mindil Beach Sunset Market is to LIVE THE LIFESTYLE. The vision statement attempts to reflect the essence of the Market. Tropical paradise, relaxed, fun, vibrant, creative, alive, entertaining; all the aspects that the market creates during each night of operation.
The Markets are renowned for the magnificent sunset over Mindil Beach and the relaxed, stunning tropical setting. Visitors can experience this in a vibrant, friendly and stimulating environment.
On any given Thursday & Sunday throughout the dry season market patrons can enjoy the tastes of five continents, with over 1200 different menu items, and an extensive array of handmade craft including crocodile products, indigenous art and jewellery.
Every week a variety of live entertainment is offered including live bands, street performers, cultural dance, acrobatics and fire shows.
Food is the main attraction − Thai, Sri Lankan, Indian, Chinese and Malaysian to Brazilian, Greek, Portuguese and more. Colourful arts and crafts vendors peddle their wares - handmade jewellery, natural remedies, artistic creations and unique fashion statements. Shop till you drop, catch a fire show, stop for a massage or be entertained by buskers, bands and talented performers as you wind your way through the palm lined boulevards of Mindil Beach Sunset Markets.
Mindil Beach Markets 25th April to 31st October 2013
Thursday 5pm - 10pm Sunday 4pm - 9pm