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MANGO MADNESS FESTIVAL

Celebrate the Season

Welcome to our festival, where we celebrate Darwin's mango season. It's delicious, sticky, fun, educational, with a little bit of mango madness for the whole family to enjoy.

The Tropical Summer is here, so bring your swimmers and your appetite and join us as we fill the Waterfront with the bright colours of green and gold, music, food and summer vibes. 

Don't miss out on 'This Seasons Must Have' - Darwin mangoes!  

Join our Facebook event to stay up-to-date with all the Mango Madness.

Saturday 13 November 2021

3pm till 7pm

Darwin Waterfront

Free community event

 
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ABOUT

Our festival started in 2020 when our NT Mango Industry Association decided to share the things that they are most passionate about: mangoes, farming, and the Tropical Summer. At Mango Madness Festival, there’s something for everyone: food, games, music and most of all - lots of mangoes. Check out our site for all the Festival information that you might need.

The Northern Territory Mango Industry Association (NTMIA), is a member group of the NT Farmers Association and represents the Territory’s largest horticultural production with more than $112million worth of production annually. This equates to approximately 40,000 tonnes of Mangoes and they cover approximately 6350 hectares – that’s a lot of mangoes! The NTMIA Board consists of: President: Leo Skliros Vice President: Jess Jenkins Treasurer: Tou Saramat Ruchkaew Public Officer: Wayne Quach Director: David Hague Director: Ian Quin Director: Craig Stevens Director: Dora Andreou Director: Camila Phillip

 

OUR PROGRAM

Join Us

ALL DAY

EVENT MAP

3 PM - 4PM

HAPPY HOUR

It's Happy Hour at the Mango Beach Club. Come in and grab yourself a mango beverage and then sit back, relax and soak up Darwin's tropical summer as we celebrate mango season.

3 PM - 6:30PM

MANGO TASTING

The mango farmers have travelled to the city to meet their mango loving consumers. Come wander through the Mango Greenhouse and meet some of Darwin's best mango farmers, hear about their mango growing practices, ask questions and best of all…taste their mangoes!

3 PM - 6:30PM

MANGO FEASTS AND TREATS

Head on over to The Mango Shed where there is lots to discover. You can take a break from the sun and try a range of mango foods on offer, get involved in mango painting and learn about the mango and farming industry. 

3:15PM - 3:30PM

FESTIVAL OPENING

The NT Mango Industry Association welcomes you to the 2021 Mango Madness Festival at the Darwin Waterfront.

3:30PM - 6:30PM

TROPICAL SUMMER BEACH PARTY

Its' mango season, which means Darwin's tropical summer is here. Bring your swimmers, and have fun in the water with water floats, water activities and games or simply lay back on a sun lounger and watch the mango madness. This family friendly zone encourages you to relax, get active, get involved and get cool! There is live music all afternoon and the Mango bar nearby,

3:30PM -4:30PM

MANGO CUP

Activate Darwin with Hospitality NT have been looking for Darwin's best mango beverage. Be here to watch applicants wow the judges with their secret mango recipes and beverage making presentation skills.

3:30PM- 6:30PM

LIVE MUSIC

It's not a festival without live music! Kick back around the Mango Bar and beach and listen to live music.


3:30pm - David Spry delivers infectious rhythms that only a dance will remedy. Spry is solidifying the fresh new sound of Australian Roots and forging new storylines for Contemporary Indigenous music.

5pm - Liv Heyer strumming her way from gig to gig on her guitar and ukuleles hand-made by her dad, is the perfect way to relax, whilst sipping on mango beverages and watching the sun go down.

4:30PM - 5:00PM

CHEFS KISS

Come and watch experienced chef, Martin Bouchier, whose restaurant, Phat Mango won the Golden Plate 2021 award for Best New Restaurant.

Martin will be on the Mango Stage sharing his award winning skills as a chef to deliver a live cooking demonstration using Darwin finest mangoes.

3:30PM -6PM

MANGO MADNESS GAMES

It’s time to get a bit mango mad and get ready for the Mango Madness Games. The games are open for all ages and abilities to register on the day, including the family favourite, Mango Eating competition. Teams and individuals will battle it to be crowned the winner.

6PM -7PM

HAPPY HOUR 2

It's Happy Hour again at the Mango Beach Club. Come in and grab yourself a final mango beverage before we bring the 2021 Mango Madness Festival to a close.

6:30PM - 7PM

MANGO AWARDS

It's time to award the Mango winners from the Mango Madness Games and the Mango Cup. Cheer on members of our community for getting involved, having some sticky fun and for celebrating Darwin's mango season.

 
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FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES

Get Involved

 
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MANGO MADNESS GAMES

Tropical Summer Beach

It’s time to get a bit mango mad and get ready for the Mango Madness Games. The games are open for all ages and abilities to register on the day, including the family favourite, Mango Eating competition. Teams and individuals will battle it to be crowned the winner.
5pm -6pm

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MANGO PAINTING

The Mango Shed

Paint and Create will have a pop up studio in The Mango Shed where you can tap into your creative side and paint a mango whilst sipping on a mango drink.
Starts at 3:30pm

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SAND CASTLE COMPETITION

Tropical Summer Beach

At 3:30pm, get a team together or go in solo for the adults and kids Sand Castle Competition.  Not like your standard sand and bucket situation - we're sending the challenge to the boldest and bravest castle creators in this fast paced build.  With points for creativity, height and of course Mango themed - do you have what it takes to win MANGO-LD?!

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TUG-O-WAR

Tropical Summer Beach

At 4:30pm, get down and dig your heels in for a classic game of Tug-O-War with the last team standing battling it out in the sand.  The line has been drawn (in the sand) for this round where will it be sheer strength, or skill, that will reign in champions?  Rounds for the littlies and the not so littlies to work up a sweat in a sun soaked showdown.

  

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DRESSING UP FOR THE OCCASSION

Kids Activities

Connect the kids in with the greens and golds of the season by having their Face Painted! Or don a festive Balloon Crown and send the colour around the Waterfront!  The Zesty Productions team will have you feeling festive from 3pm!

  

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SUN SPOT SAND RELAY RACE

Tropical Summer Beach

At 5:30pm, speed through the sand and be your teams hero in the 'Sun Spot Sand Relays'. Bare foot plus hot sand equals a very fast footing, which is crucial in this game of agility and speed.  Grab a team and race the mango branch up and back for your chance to seal your place in First!

 
 

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