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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Evolution: Torres Strait Masks

Townsville City, Townsville Area
From AU$4.40 - 38
24 March – 2 September 2018
The Evolution: Torres Strait Masks exhibition takes visitors on a journey from time immemorial when masks were used in ceremonial rituals involving art, theatre and dance and shows how these historic artefacts have inspired new works that are constantly developing and changing.

Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival

Townsville City, Townsville Area
2 June – 21 October 2018
Not long ago, what was known about dinosaurs was based almost totally on assumptions made from studying their internal body structures. The rest, including colours and skin coverings, was left to the imagination.

The Paluma Push

Paluma, Charters Towers Area
22 July 2018
Held in July each year, the Paluma Push is a race from the Paluma Village via the Paluma Dam through World heritage rainforest and cattle property to Hidden Valley cabins. Three courses are available, the 42 kilometre recreational course, the 53 kilometre intermediate course and the competition course which is 70 kilometres.

Forrest Beach Market

Hinchinbrook Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 22 July 2018
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.

Breakfast with the Stars

Cluden, Townsville Area
Free Entry
25 July 2018
Breakfast with the Stars thanks to Feed 2 Go - everyone’s welcome! Presented by sports host Mark Forbes and racing commentator Tony Wode, Rise and Shine with the Norths Champions of the Turf. Breakfast with the Stars is a free public event where you are invited to watch a selection of the Mater Townsville Cup Runners at one of their final training sessions before then AUD100,000 race.

UBET Townsville Guineas Race Day

Cluden, Townsville Area
From AU$10 - 15
26 July 2018
Be trackside and feel the thrill of seven live local races, including the UBET Townsville Guineas QTIS Three-Years-Old Handicap! The perfect day for punters and keen racegoers, this promises to be a fantastic day of racing action.

Cardwell Pioneers Tour

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 26 July 2018
The Cardwell Pioneer Tours are currently operating every Thursday morning from 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.

Mater Calcutta Evening

Hyde Park, Townsville Area
26 July 2018
Get your colleagues, syndicates and mates together - The Mater Townsville Cup Calcutta Evening will be a night to remember! Hosted by Mark Forbes and featuring Special Guest Former Champion Jockey and Sky Racing Personality Bernadette Cooper.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Thuringowa Central, Townsville Area
26 – 27 July 2018
“and - pop! - out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.” One of the most-read and famous children’s books of all time, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ emerges off the page in a masterful theatrical experience for the whole family.

Australian Festival of Chamber Music

Townsville, Townsville Area
27 July – 5 August 2018
The Australian Festival of Chamber Music presents the finest musicians from around the world in a wonderfully unique and innovative ten day program of 30 concerts set in the tropical winter warmth of Townsville, North Queensland.
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