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Desert Fringe


The Fringe hits the highway to the edge of the desert for a jam-packed line-up of Fringe fun in Port Augusta and Leigh Creek. Featuring fantastic indigenous performers and internationally renowned acts, Desert Fringe is a remarkable experience for the whole family. This is a FREE family friendly event.

For further information download the Desert Fringe brochure

Leigh Creek

Thursday 12 March

Port Augusta

Friday 13 & Saturday 14 March

*A smoke free event.


Fri 13 March

6.30pm – 11.30pm                        Desert Fringe Club

The Barracks                                  FREE

Treat yourself to a brilliant night of entertainment under the stars with your stunning host, Leah Shelton from Polytoxic (QLD) and an array of international and local artists, including the sensational Djuki Mala (NT) from Elcho Island in Arnheim Land.


Sat 14 March

12.30pm – 3.30pm                      Arts Market

The Barracks                               FREE

An afternoon of performance, circus workshops and market stalls featuring work by local Port Augusta artists and craftspeople.

4:00pm – 5:00pm                       Les Dudes Family Show

Institute Theatre                         FREE

A special Desert Fringe exclusive featuring internationally acclaimed street theatre legends, Les Dudes, who will wow the whole family with their amazing tricks and quirky humour.


7:00pm – 8:00pm                       Djuki Mala Show (The Chooky Dancers)

Lea Memorial Theatre               Tickets only $10

One show only!  Bring the whole family!

Direct from Elcho Island, critically acclaimed, Djuki Mala (Djuki meaning Chooky with a Yolngu accent & Mala meaning mob) has toured the world playing to packed houses presenting their infectious blend of dance and physical theatre.


8:00pm – 9:30pm                       Sunset Concert & BBQ

Lea Memorial Theatre               FREE

Outdoor area

After the Djuki Mala show, bring a rug, grab a bite to eat and enjoy the Sunset Concert with the whole family!
Featuring laidback tunes from Jeremy Whiskey and members of the Iwantja Band. The Djuki Mala dancers will also join the crowd!



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