Townsville North Queensland | Events

As the event capital of the north, Townsville North Queensland is never short of things to see and do. With frequent art exhibitions, concerts, expos, festivals, carnivals and sporting competitions, this region has some top events to pencil in to your calendar all year round.

Whether you prefer spectating or participating, water sports or motor sports, the Townsville North Queensland events calendar is over-flowing with options.

Check out the Townsville North Queensland calendar of events for more.

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Natural Curiosity: Discovering the secrets of Queensland's Greatest Collections

Townsville City, Townsville Area
6 April – 10 November 2019
An exhibition created by the Museum of Tropical Queensland. We are all curious about the natural world. We are intrigued by how things began, what they are like now and how they will be in the future.

The North Australian Festival of Arts

Townsville, Townsville Area
1 July – 31 August 2019
The North Australian Festival of Arts is a month-long arts and cultural festival celebrated in July – where Townsville’s winter is a perfect summer. Presenting national and international acts, NAFA will showcase the vibrant artistic and cultural life of northern Australia.

Forrest Beach Market

Hinchinbrook Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 25 August 2019
Unwind and enjoy the relaxed beach setting. Market boasts a variety of local arts and craft, fresh produce, plants, bric-a-brac, raffles, kids activities and barbeue lunch. Market occurs on the fourth Sunday of the month between May and September.

Mission Beach Monster Market

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 25 August 2019
The Mission Beach Monster market is a local community market run by Rotary Mission Beach. Traditionally this market starts on Easter Sunday and then on the last Sunday of each month up to and including November.

Cardwell Pioneers Tour

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 26 August 2019
The Cardwell Pioneer Tours are currently operating every Monday and Thursday morning from 10am at the Visitor Information and Heritage Centre located in Cardwell. The tour incorporates all the buildings in the historic precinct and takes visitors on a fascinating journey of the area’s colourful history as they move through each building.

SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
Free Entry
29 August – 4 September 2019
Bringing together the excitement of competitive sailing and community events, along with the ambience of Magnetic Island each August/September, SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week offers an experience to remember.

Townsville Expo 2019

Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$10 - 12
30 August – 1 September 2019
The 2019 Townsville Expo is the region’s largest outdoor adventure, home and lifestyle event, with well over 100 local and national companies on show. This is your opportunity to view and compare the very latest caravans and campers, 4x4's, vehicles, boats, accessories and more, all in the one convenient location.

Ingham Gold Cup

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
From AU$20 - 20
31 August 2019
Since 1879 the annual Ingham Gold Cup provides exciting horse racing, excellent fashion, live music and a great social day. Stay on after the race and party till late with a live band and DJ. This is an 18 plus event.

Crusty Demons: Rise of the Demons World Tour - Townsville

West End, Townsville Area
31 August 2019
The Crusty Demons of Dirt are back and bigger than ever in 2019! They are bringing back some of your favourite Crusty Demon OG's along with some new blood that will go bigger, faster, higher, and more insane than before.

Red Bull Defiance

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
31 August – 1 September 2019
Red Bull Defiance is an event that attracts many of the world’s best endurance athletes. Inspired by Braden Currie, New Zealand’s foremost triathlete and multisport racer, the courses have been designed to test athletes over two extremely challenging days, racing alongside the worlds best multisport and endurance athletes.
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