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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Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival

Townsville City, Townsville Area
2 June – 21 October 2018
Not long ago, what was known about dinosaurs was based almost totally on assumptions made from studying their internal body structures. The rest, including colours and skin coverings, was left to the imagination.

Cardwell Pioneers Tour

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 20 September 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.

The Great Island Trek

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
22 September 2018
An awesome adventure with spectacular scenery. Trek, walk or run across Magnetic Island and see secluded bays, spot koalas in the wild, keep at eye out for sea turtles and discover the hidden gem that is Magnetic Island.

Forrest Beach Market

Hinchinbrook Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 23 September 2018
Unwind and enjoy the relaxed beach setting. Market boasts a variety of local arts and craft, fresh produce, plants, bric-a-brac, raffles, kids activities and barbeue lunch. Market occurs on the fourth Sunday of the month between May and September.

Run Nation Film Festival 2018 presented by Travelling Fit (Townsville)

Townsville City, Townsville Area
From AU$20.30 - 78.72
26 September 2018
Live the passion, the purpose and the people. Now in the fourth tour, the very best running films have been selected to leave your heart pounding and your mind mesmerised. Presented by Travelling Fit, the 2018 collection of original short films will focus on human-interest stories that use running as the medium of storytelling.

Ewan Races

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
28 – 29 September 2018
The Ewan Races honour the true spirit of country racing, by conducting its annual two-day race meeting, on the banks of Stockyard Creek, Charters Towers in North Queensland. With its on track facilities, EATC is proud to offer two days of first class, professional country racing with a prize pool of over AUD100,000, making it one of the richest country meetings on the racing calendar.

Bikes and Bulls 2018 Tour: Battle of the States

Idalia, Townsville Area
From AU$22 - 131
29 September 2018
Bikes and Bulls is the Number1 Family Entertainment event of its kind. In 2018 they have designed a brand new show that includes never seen before acts with the same heart-stopping Bikes and Bulls entertainment that everyone loves!

Mission Beach Monster Market

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 30 September 2018
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.

The Orchid and the Crow

Thuringowa Central, Townsville Area
3 October 2018
Theatre Season 2018 Presented by Salvador Dinosaur and Critical Stages. A comedy about an atheist surviving cancer by finding God in Lance Armstrong. Reflecting on Daniel’s real life (and almost death) experiences, The Orchid and the Crow is a solo performance that is part story-telling, part-theatre featuring original songs from the award-winning writers of Otto and Astrid (Die Roten Punkte).

Ravenswood's 150 Year Celebration

Ravenswood, Charters Towers Area
5 – 7 October 2018
Celebrate Ravenswood's sesquicentennial with a spectacular weekend of entertainment for the whole family. The town's gold mining history through to the present day mining operations is transformed by a mosaic art project by Local artist Shelley Burt in the town common.
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