Outback Queensland | Events

Enjoy wide open spaces and big skies in Outback Queensland, where you can follow in the tracks of dinosaurs, meet larger-than-life outback characters, cheer on a field of racing camels and sleep under a blanket of stars.

2019 marks 'The Year of Outback Tourism' making it the perfect time to visit and experience Australia’s best live events in Queensland. Click here for the guide


Birdsville Races

Birdsville's busiest week of the year happens the first Friday and Saturday in September. Visitors take over this tiny outback town from all parts of Australia and the world for the Annual Birdsville Racing Carnival


Winton's Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival

Head to Winton a.k.a ‘Hollywood in the Outback’  to meet the actors, directors and producers behind some of your favourite Aussie films and at night, enjoy their talents on the big screen at the open-air theatre at the Vision Splendid Film Festival.

Check out The Outback Queensland calendar of events below for more inspiration.


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Cunnamulla Fella Festival 2020

Cunnamulla, Paroo Area
28 – 30 August 2020
The Cunnamulla Fella Festival is an annual three day event located at Cunnamulla in south west Queensland and showcases the the best of the outback lifestyle. Celebrating the true spirit of the Outback, a Rodeo School will be held over three days, led by some of the country’s best stockmen.

Thargomindah Polocrosse Carnival

Thargomindah, Bulloo Area
Free Entry
27 – 28 June 2020
Pack up your family, bring the kids and head on out for a fun filled weekend in Thargomindah. Watch the skill of these players and all the action that is Polocrosse. This is a weekend that promises to keep you entertained from wo to go.

Biloela Markets in the Park

Biloela, Banana Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 19 October 2019
Normally held on the third Saturday of the month, the Biloela Markets line the park lands near the Biloela Information Centre on Callide Street. This is where you’ll find those unexpected gems, the funky hand tooled or crafted specialties, homemade treats, jams and sauces, candles and scents, organic fruit and veg.

The Outback Food, Wine and Music Festival 2020

Longreach, Longreach Area
From AU$70.00 - 70.00
11 – 13 September 2020
Head to Stockman’s Hall of Fame on September 12, 2020 and savour great food, wine and craft beers at the Outback Food, Wine and Music Festival. It’s a must-attend outback event where you can wet your appetite and indulge your senses with a fun filled night.

Hungerford Remembrance Day

Hungerford, Bulloo Area
Free Entry
11 November 2019
Their Remembrance Day Ceremony is usually small, but well attended by the residents of Hungerford and surrounding property owners. Everyone is welcome to attend this ceremony.

Thargo Polocrosse Carnival

Thargomindah, Bulloo Area
Free Entry
27 – 28 June 2020
A weekend out of the house. Enjoy the fast pace action of both horses and riders. Followed by a Saturday night entertainment for all to enjoy. Bar and Canteen available.

Festival of Small Halls - Muttaburra

Muttaburra, Barcaldine Area
From AU$0 - 21
Quarterly from 9 November 2019
Festival of Small Halls is Australia’s largest music tour dedicated exclusively to regional, rural and remote Australia. Presented in partnership with major Australian festivals Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival, the Spring Tour 2019 starring the Jellyman’s Daughter (SCO) and Ash Bell and Sara Tindley (AUS), will kick off in the rolling hills of Dorrigo, NSW, cross the sunburnt outback of western Queensland and conclude on the sunny Victorian peninsula of Queenscliff.

Rotary Arts and Crafts Market Day

Biloela, Banana Area
From AU$3 - 3
26 October 2019
Beautifully handcrafted goodies for the home are the feature of Rotary’s ever-popular Arts and Crafts Market Day. This is a chance to find that little something that no one else has and to hear the story behind it, directly from the artist.

Stamford Races and Community Fun Day

Stamford, Flinders Area
From AU$5 - 5
4 – 5 July 2020
Stamford Races and Community fun day (horse racing) offers the best of country racing set in an outback rural setting. With 115 years experience under their belt, the Stamford races and Community Fun Day is sure to be a special event for the whole family.

Half Way There - Charleville Shindig

Charleville, Murweh Area
Free Entry
26 – 27 June 2020
On your way to the Big Red Bash and need somewhere to overnight? Call in at Charleville and enjoy a street party with food stalls and a whole lot more. Be entertained by local artists and musicians. Where are you half way to?
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