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.

Northern Fringe Festival

Townsville, Townsville Area
3 – 31 July 2019
The Northern Fringe – in the spirit of Fringe Festivals across the globe – will be an inclusive and organic festival hosted in theatres, cafés, pop-up venues, laneways and street corners right across Townsville.

Cardwell Pioneers Tour

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 22 July 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.

Rouge the Show

Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$57.20 - 72.30
24 – 27 July 2019
Rouge is a decadent blend of sensational acrobatics, operatic cabaret and tongue in cheek burlesque. This is a non-stop celebration of the astonishing, the surprising and the downright sexy, Rouge is circus for grownups.

Australian Festival of Chamber Music

South Townsville, Townsville Area
From AU$25 - 250
26 July – 4 August 2019
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.

Strand Ephemera

North Ward, Townsville Area
Free Entry
26 July – 4 August 2019
Strand Ephemera – the North’s Sculpture Festival held biennially is Townsville’s highly anticipated outdoor sculpture exhibition of state and national significance. This event was established by Townsville City Council to provide regional artists an opportunity to showcase their talent within a national arena, with a focus on works being ‘ephemeral’ for the short-lived exhibition of around 10 days encouraged artists to use inexpensive materials.

Mission Beach Monster Market

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 28 July 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.

Forrest Beach Market

Hinchinbrook Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 28 July 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.

Charters Towers Show

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
28 – 30 July 2019
Charters Towers will be alive with live performances, agriculture, produce, exhibitors and the famous side show alley for three exciting days. There is always something happening in the ring with showjumping and ring events to sit and watch throughout the day.
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