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.

Science Rocks! School Holiday Program

Townsville City, Townsville Area
21 September – 7 October 2019
Visit the Museum of Tropical Queensland these school holidays to find out just how much science can rock your world! See huge, chemical reaction fueled science shows from the teams at Crazy Science and Big Bang Education and take part in awesome workshops for junior scientists.

Cardwell Pioneers Tour

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 26 September 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.

Ewan Races

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
26 – 27 September 2019
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.

Mission Beach Monster Market

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 29 September 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.

Mercer Lane Markets

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 5 October 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.

Dance Tropics Dance!

North Ward, Townsville Area
From AU$15.00 - 50
5 October 2019
Dancenorth, 1RAR and Otto’s join forces once again to present… Dance Tropics Dance! One part mini festival… one part dance show… all parts fun and participatory! Featuring all of your live toe tapping favourites from the incredible 1RAR band.

Swan Lake – Imperial Russian Ballet Company - Townsville

South Townsville, Townsville Area
5 – 6 October 2019
The Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia with Swan Lake...the most loved classical ballet of them all. This masterpiece ballet is presented in two acts and follows the original storyline.

Mission Beach Markets

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
6 October 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.

Magnetic Island Triathlon 2019

Magnetic Island, Townsville Area
From AU$30 - 200
6 October 2019
North Queensland's own tropical destination adventure island brings you a great Sprint Triathlon - last year was a sell out - so don't leave it too late to swim on one of the best kept secrets which is Magnetic Island and one of the best destinations for this spectacular Triathlon.
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