Outback Queensland | Events

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to head outback and go bush, stop right there. Outback Queensland towns and their salt of the earth locals pretty much guarantee that you’ll have a darn tootin, rip roaring good time in the Outback. Especially if you time your visit around event season (from March til October). 

Here’s a few quirky and quintessential Queensland events to make you feel true blue: 
  • Share a yarn with old Drovers around a campfire in Camooweal or watch the Camel Races and Camp Oven Cook Off in Bedourie.
  • Head to Mount Isa for the biggest rodeo in the southern hemisphere #yeehah
  • Wet a fishing line and snag a winning Barra in the Lake Moondarra
  • Join the punters at the Birdsville Races and hold onto your best racing hat as the dust flies or place your bets on awesomely named yabbies at the International Windorah Yabby Races
  • Be mesmerised by film artists in an open outdoor theatre at the Vision Splendid Film Festival in Winton

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

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A Camera on Gallipoli Exhibition

Longreach, Longreach Area
Free Entry
6 November 2017 – 19 January 2018
Join them for a free morning tea to launch this moving exhibition. This photographic exhibition features a unique series of photographs taken on Gallipoli by Charles Ryan while serving as a senior medical officer in the Australian Imperial Force in World War One.

Christmas in the Gallery

Quilpie, Quilpie Area
Free Entry
17 November 2017 – 2 January 2018
Christmas in the Gallery will be on again this year and is a great place to pick up a great gift for that special someone! Handmade items, art, jewellery.........there is something to tickle everyone's fancy!

Biloela Markets in the Park (at the Bowlo)

Biloela, Banana Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 9 December 2017
Normally held on the third Saturday of the month, the Biloela Markets line the grounds of the Biloela Bowls Club on Gladstone Road. 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.

Goldfield Ashes

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
Free Entry
26 – 28 January 2018
The Charters Towers Goldfield Ashes is the largest amateur cricket carnival in the southern hemisphere. It is conducted in January by the Charters Towers Cricket Association Incorporated (CTCA). The event was recently given the status of being a Queensland Iconic Event.

Australia Day Celebrations Goovigen 2018

Goovigen, Banana Area
Free Entry
26 January 2018
Come and enjoy the Australia Day Celebrations at the Community Hall, from 9am until 3pm. There will be an official ceremony at 9am, followed by Australia Day festivities at the recreation grounds.

Australia Day Celebrations Windorah

Windorah, Barcoo Area
Free Entry
26 January 2018
Barcoo Shire Council's annual Australia Day Awards and Celebrations will be held at Windorah Community Centre. Commencing at 6pm, there will be a barbecue, indoor bowls and a Jumping Castle for the kids and bingo.

The Pirates of Penzance, with a Cast of only Six - Live on Stage

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
From AU$15 - 25
9 February 2018
A true family musical comedy is what lies ahead, with the pirates clashing swords and trading barbs in this modern take.  Songs such as I Am The Pirate King, Policeman’s Lot is Not a Happy One, Cat Like Tread and Poor Wandering One, are just a few performed in this riveting production.

Surat Riveside Markets

Surat, Maranoa Area
Free Entry
Quarterly from 24 February 2018
A market event held on the riverside. Stalls include home cooking, hand-made jewellery, pottery, quilting, arts and crafts, plants, jams and preserves, knick-knacks and other gifts. There will be a barbecue breakfast.

Leaving Jackson: The Johnny Cash and June Carter Story - Charters Towers

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
From AU$43 - 48
9 March 2018
For more than 40 years, Johnny Cash and June Carter enthralled audiences around the world with their songs of life, love and heartache.  A love story played out through some of the greatest songs ever written.

Roma's Easter in the Country Festival

Roma, Maranoa Area
Free Entry
29 March 2018
Roma's Easter in the Country festival is a five-day celebration of all things country. Now entering its fortieth year, it is widely recognised as one of southwest Queensland's premier Easter events, and brilliantly showcases the history and lifestyle of regional Queensland.
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