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.

The Two Bays Trail Run

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
From AU$10 - 45
25 May 2019
Outer Limits hosts the Two Bays Trail Run on Magnetic Island. The spectacular run takes you from Nelly Bay to the other side of the Island and finishes at the picture perfect Arcadia Bay. The event offers a 10 kilometre and a 20 kilometre course, both are challenging and beautiful at the same time.

Forrest Beach Market

Hinchinbrook Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 26 May 2019
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.

Mission Beach Monster Market

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 26 May 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.

Eco Fiesta 2019

North Ward, Townsville Area
Free Entry
26 May 2019
Find out how you can lead a more sustainable lifestyle at Townsville City Council's Eco Fiesta. This popular annual event features exhibitors and market stalls, demonstrations, presentations from guest speakers, live entertainment, tree giveaways, food vendors and amusements.

Loose Ends

Townsville City, Townsville Area
From AU$12.50 - 15.00
28 – 29 May 2019
Tie up some ‘Loose Ends’ when this adventurous one-man show loaded with groovy gadgets, naughty puppets and madcap clowning lands in your town. With a touch of Wallace and Gromit and Mr. Bean, Loose Ends is built from hard rubbish and op-shop treasures, is a celebration of the capricious and full of unexpected and quirky situations.

Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival

Home Hill, Burdekin Area
30 May – 2 June 2019
This event incorporates both the First Fire of the crushing season and the Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships. The Burdekin region is one of the last regions in Australia to still burn sugar cane before it is harvested.

Mercer Lane Markets

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 1 June 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.

Townsville Magneticon Cosplay and Gaming Expo

Townsville City, Townsville Area
From AU$25 - 40
1 – 2 June 2019
Townsville's first and largest Cosplay and Gaming Expo with exhibitors from all over Australia. A local event that allows those to find their alter ego and dress in their favourite character. Join in the fun and explore the many things to see and do over a massive two day fan fair.

Mission Beach Markets

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
2 June 2019
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.
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