Alice Springs Beanie Festival
The Alice Springs Beanie Festival is an annual event that brings together people from all over the world to celebrate everything beanie!
Currently in it’s 25th year, the Beanie Festival began as a house party, selling beanies crocheted by Aboriginal women in remote communities. These days, the Alice Springs Beanie Festival has grown into a multi-day celebration where Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists share their culture and exhibit together. The festival’s aims have always been to develop Aboriginal women’s textiles, promote women’s culture, identify the beanie as a regional art form, as well as promote handmade textile arts.