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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Art in the Park

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
3 April – 13 June 2020
Bringing artistic expression out into a shared community space, it creates opportunities for everyone to engage with, be challenged by and be inspired by art in its many forms. Set along the Cardwell Foreshore.

The Percivals 2020

Townsville City, Townsville Area
Free Entry
22 May – 19 July 2020
Having begun in 2007, The Percivals is an open competition for artists. Call for entries are now open for the biennial Percival Portrait Painting Prize (North Queensland’s own portrait prize), together with the Percival Photographic Portrait Prize (returning for the fourth instalment since its debut in 2014) and the Percival Animal Portrait Prize.

Mission Beach Monster Market

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 31 May 2020
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.

Cotters Market Townsville

Townsville, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 31 May 2020
Townsville's most iconic farmers market for over 35 years! From fresh herbs to hand made goods, Cotters Market is your one-stop to taste and experience the real Townsville! Every Sunday morning, in the heart of Townsville's Central Business District, enjoy live music, fresh foods and exotic goods.

Cardwell Pioneers Tour

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 1 June 2020
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.

Conservation Volunteers Australia Townsville - Creekwatch

Belgian Gardens, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 2 – 3 June 2020
Conservation Volunteers Australia believes in a healthy and sustainable environment and for everyone to be involved in managing and protecting that environment. They offer environmental volunteer opportunities in and around the Townsville region that connect people to nature and contribute to improving and protecting native habitats.

Conservation Volunteers Australia Townsville - Beach Scrub Conservation

Pallarenda, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 4 – 5 June 2020
Conservation Volunteers believes in a healthy and sustainable environment, and for everyone to be involved in managing and protecting that environment. We offer volunteer opportunities in and around the Townsville region that connect people to nature and contribute to improving and protecting native habitats.

PechaKucha Night Townsville

North Ward, Townsville Area
From AU$5.00 - 5.00
Quarterly from 5 June 2020
PechaKucha Night Townsville, Volume. 24. As is customary, they have amazing presenters lined up to share their stories about exploring the tropical north by sketching. See you there! Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

Conservation Volunteers Australia Townsville - Ocean View Nursery

Town Common, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 5 June 2020
Conservation Volunteers believes in a healthy and sustainable environment, and for everyone to be involved in managing and protecting that environment. We offer volunteer opportunities in and around the Townsville region that connect people to nature and contribute to improving and protecting native habitats.

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Sydney Roosters

Railway Estate, Townsville Area
6 June 2020
The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys are back in 2020 in their brand new home, the North Queensland Stadium! Experience a Cowboys home game like never before, and be there to cheer on your Cowboys! Secure your tickets now to see these 12 action-packed match days full of live entertainment, on-field competitions and rugby league at its best!
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