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.

Eugene Pagotto Memorial Canefield Ashes Carnival

Home Hill, Burdekin Area
27 – 28 April 2019
The Home Hill Cricket Association will be hosting the Home Hill Canefield Ashes Cricket Carnival at the Home Hill Cricket Grounds in April 2019. The Canefield Ashes brings the excitement of 20/20 cricket to the sugar capital of Australia.

Adventurethon Magnetic Stage Race

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
27 – 28 April 2019
This is an Adventurethon event which has been pulled apart to create three stand-alone individual races (Run, MTB and Paddle), with times that can be tallied together in a stage race format at the end to find an overall champion.

Spirit and Soul Festival

Hervey Range, Charters Towers Area
From AU$0 - 0
28 April 2019
A day to explore and experience a wide range of holistic and natural therapies. Treat yourself to a massage, reflexology or reiki treatment. Seek guidance from the spiritual side with readings. Browse market stalls offering a variety of products including essential oils, crystals, new age products, jewellery and clothing.

Burdekin Sugar Rush

Ayr, Burdekin Area
From AU$35 - 65
28 April 2019
The Burdekin Sugar Rush is the marquee event for the Burdekin Road Runners and Walkers Club. It is a key event in the Athletics North Queensland half marathon series and the only half marathon race within the Burdekin region.

Cardwell Pioneers Tour

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 2 May 2019
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.

North Queensland Sportfishing Championships

Halifax, Hinchinbrook Area
3 – 5 May 2019
The North Queensland Sportfishing Championships "NQ Champs" is a social, family friendly event where anglers from across Queensland converge on the Hinchinbrook region over the May long weekend.

Charters Towers Country Music Festival

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
3 – 5 May 2019
A weekend of Country Music at it's finest! 2019 will mark the festival's 42nd year, the Charters Towers Country Music Festival appeals to all ages - young and old. The festival offers both an amateur Talent Quest that has seen the likes of Samantha McClymont, Brendan Walmsley, Anthony Taylor and Judah Kelly compete and win prizes;

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Gold Coast Titans

Kirwan, Townsville Area
3 May 2019
The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys return in 2019 stronger than ever. Witness first-hand the thrilling atmosphere of a North Queensland Toyota Cowboys home game for their final season at 1300SMILES Stadium in 2019!

Home Hill Sugar Bowl

Home Hill, Burdekin Area
4 – 6 May 2019
An event over three days using both the Home Hill and Ayr tennis facilities. Teams coming from as far as Mackay and Ingham and out to Charters Towers. Individuals will be coming from Brisbane and Cairns.
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