Move over Mardi Gras and WorldPride, because FabALICE is the Northern Territory-based event that’s got everyone talking and quite frankly, it’s about time!
This isn’t your average boring festival, darling, it’s a unique showcase of drag, family and cabaret events, celebrating the inclusivity and diversity of the Red Centre that takes place from March 9 to 12.
Inspired by the one and only The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, FabALICE brings all the sass, glamour, and drama in a sparkling rainbow celebration set among the raw natural beauty, wide-open landscapes and stunning scenery of the Alice Springs/Mparntwe.
With a dazzling display of drag, glitter, comedy, cabaret, and entertainment, this is one event that’s sure to have you living your best life. And the best part? It’s all for a good cause: celebrating inclusivity, and individuality.
Darwin-based transgender showgirl Vogue MegaQueen, who is set to be one of the festival’s fabulous entertainers, gave us the goss on the unique activities you should definitely check out during your trip to FabALICE and the NT.
“FabALICE is such a unique festival that celebrates inclusivity and diversity,” she told Rolling Stone Australia of the epic festival.
“I’m a proud transgender showgirl who transitioned six years ago and I’ve been living my best, most beautiful authentic life here in Darwin, so here are three things you should do when you visit Alice Springs.”
“First, come and see the showgirls and me at the FabALICE festival!” she said, adding, “My second suggestion would be going to Uluru because it’s such an amazing sight and the energy is electric.”
Vogue continued, “Number three would be taking a short drive out of Alice Springs to Ellery Creek Big Hole where you can have a swim in the beautiful waterhole.”
Whether you’re down for a cabaret show, the main event – FabALICE Under the Stars, Drag Queen Story Time, the Night Markets, or exploring the natural beauty of Alice Springs, there’s truly something for everyone.
Thursday, March 9 sees FabALICE kick off with important discussions in the Community Sexual Diversity Forums, followed by a Sound of Music sing-along.
Friday’s event will see your RuPaul’s Drag Race dreams come to life in the Lip Sync Battle, along with the Fab and Frivolous Cabaret and fabFRIDAY jams that will have you racing to the dance floor.
Saturday, March 11, is chock-a-block with fun for the whole family, beginning with Drag Queen Story Time and Children’s Show, Drag Queen Bingo, Di-VER-city Youth Event before culminating in the extravaganza that is FabALICE Under the Stars Gala at the Old Quarry, hosted by Marzi Panne and Miss Ellaneous, followed by the After Dark party that will have you dancing up a storm all night!
Wrapping up the fun-filled weekend are Sunday’s chilled events, including the FabALICE Fashion Show and Sunset Cocktails around the pool featuring live music and family activities. Count us in!
Plus, with plenty of free and ticketed events around town, your cocktail glass will always be overflowing and your dance moves will be straight-up dynamite.
So mark your calendars, darling, you don’t want to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of the most uniquely fabulous event of the year.
So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to live your best life at the FabALICE Festival and explore all the unique events and activities that the Northern Territory has to offer.
For more, head to the FabALICE website.