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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Cardwell Pioneers Tour

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 13 December 2018
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.

Summer Days at the Museum

Townsville City, Townsville Area
15 December 2018 – 28 January 2019
These school holidays when it's hot outside, the Museum of Tropical Queensland is the cool place to be with a new science exhibition, awesome events and interactive activities for children of all ages.

Mission Beach Markets

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
16 December 2018
The Mission Beach Markets are local community markets run by Rotary Mission Beach. The Mission Beach Markets are held in the shady Ulysses Day Park beside the beach on Porter Promenade, Mission Beach.

Raintree Markets

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 16 December 2018
Under the shade of Ingham's iconic raintrees of Rotary Park, right in the heart of Ingham. This market offers a diversity of offerings from local craft, bric-a-brac, fresh produce, real coffee, tropical plants and tasty treats.

Stable on the Strand

Townsville City, Townsville Area
Free Entry
18 – 22 December 2018
Townsville's Christmas Festival, Stable on the Strand, celebrates its 17th birthday in 2018 at Townsville's premier event location, Strand Park. Stable on the Strand is one of Australia's most spectacular Christmas events, delighting crowds of 40,000 people over five nights as Christmas is shared with story, song and festivity.

New Year's Eve Celebrations

Thuringowa Central, Townsville Area
Free Entry
31 December 2018
Welcome in the New Year in a relaxed, North Queensland style with Townsville City Council's New Year's Eve celebrations! Join them at any one of the locations for a fun family night out involving a movie on the big screen, food vendors, amusements and exciting fireworks display.

New Year's Eve Celebrations

North Ward, Townsville Area
Free Entry
31 December 2018
Welcome in the New Year in a relaxed, North Queensland style with Townsville City Council's New Year's Eve celebrations! Join them at any one of the locations for a fun family night out involving a movie on the big screen, food vendors, amusements and exciting fireworks display.

Conroy Hall Markets

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 12 January 2019
A fantastic all weather market with a great selection of antiques, bric-a-brac, books, home made treats, local craft and clothing Market held on the second Saturday of the month

Mercer Lane Markets

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 2 February 2019
Set against the stunning backdrop of Mercer Lane Mosaic, a 42 metre long homage to their heritage, this market brings to life Hinchinbrook's finest hand made local art and craft.

Ocean Film Festival World Tour

Thuringowa Central, Townsville Area
From AU$22.50 - 30.50
28 February 2019
With a vision to mesmerise and captivate, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface.  Featuring all new films this carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray;
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