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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Natural Curiosity: Discovering the secrets of Queensland's Greatest Collections

Townsville City, Townsville Area
6 April – 10 November 2019
An exhibition created by the Museum of Tropical Queensland. We are all curious about the natural world. We are intrigued by how things began, what they are like now and how they will be in the future.

Cardwell Pioneers Tour

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 27 June 2019
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.

Neck of the Woods Music Festival

Pinnacles, Townsville Area
From AU$25 - 145
29 – 30 June 2019
Neck of the Woods Music Festival is a local music and lifestyle festival set in a family friendly environment on a property in the suburb of Pinnacles, 30 minutes from the Townsville central business district.

Adventurethon Townsville

Pallarenda, Townsville Area
29 – 30 June 2019
In line with popular demand, Townsville returns to the standard Adventurethon Format again. Gear up for a full on, three discipline, race to test your stamina on the waters and tracks around Pallarenda.

Excavated School Holiday Program

Townsville City, Townsville Area
29 June – 6 July 2019
Discover archaeology and adventure at the Museum these holidays! Have loads of fun as you work through the interactive Field School to complete your Junior Archaeologist passport and explore how scientists link their discoveries to people, stories and moments.

U18 State Hockey Championships 2019 - Men

Annandale, Townsville Area
Free Entry
30 June – 2 July 2019
Hundreds of athletes and their supporters from all across Queensland will converge in Townsville for the U18 State Hockey Championships. Spectators are welcome to come along and see the best Under 18 hockey players from across Queensland battle it out everyday.

Mission Beach Monster Market

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 30 June 2019
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 North Australian Festival of Arts

Townsville, Townsville Area
1 July – 31 August 2019
Townsville will play host to the inaugural North Australian Festival of Arts. The event will solidify their city as a world class tourism and events destination. With a month-long lineup featuring Cabaret acts in the Spiegeltent and Strand Ephemera along the Strand, the Australian Festival of Chamber music in Queens Gardens and an array of local and national talent featured throughout.

Vivaldi Mozart Saint-Saens - Townsville

Townsville, Townsville Area
1 July 2019
Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience one of Germany's finest Ensembles Chamber Philharmonia Cologne Germany performing classics from Germany. The diverse program ranges from Antonio Vivaldi and his tremendously famous "La Tempesta de Mare" to W.

Ingham Show 2019

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
From AU$6 - 15
4 – 5 July 2019
Come along to this classic country show with all the favourites: horses, dogs, birds, wood chopping, art, cooking and school displays, animal nursery, fireworks, night entertainment and side shows. The whole family will enjoy it!
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