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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Head in the Clouds: Ben Trupperbäumer, June Tupicoff and Ron McBurnie

Townsville, Townsville Area
Free Entry
25 August – 15 October 2017
The high altitude tropical cloud forests of the Atherton Tablelands are the focus of an exhibition of new works by Ben Trupperbäumer, June Tupicoff and Ron McBurnie. Each artist has created a body of work that is reflective of their different relationships to this unique landscape.

62nd Townsville Art Awards and Townsville Open Art Awards

Townsville, Townsville Area
Free Entry
1 – 24 September 2017
The Townsville Art Society has held an annual or biannual Arts exhibition since the society’s inception, and The Townsville Art Society’s Awards Exhibition is now a major exhibition in the cultural life of the city.

Lustre: Pearling and Australia Exhibition

Townsville City, Townsville Area
From AU$8.80 - 38.00
2 September 2017 – 28 January 2018
From a 2,000-year-old natural pearl found in a Kimberley rock shelter to modern lustrous pearl jewellery, the exhibition Lustre: Pearling and Australia traces the fascinating heritage of pearling across the north of Australia, from Shark Bay to the Torres Strait Islands.

Manggan - gather, gathers, gathering

Townsville City, Townsville Area
From AU$8.80 - 38.00
9 September – 26 November 2017
Manggan – gather, gathers, gathering presents and shares knowledge, stories and art from nine tribal groups of rainforest people from far North Queensland - the Nywaigi, Gugu Badhun, Warrgamay, Warungnu, Bandjin, Girramay, Gulnay, Jirrbal and Djiru people.

Horrible Histories - Pirates: The Exhibition

Townsville City, Townsville Area
From AU$8.80 - 38.00
16 September 2017 – 4 February 2018
Do you have what it takes to be a pirate? Get hands-on with pirate history at this Australian National Maritime Museum travelling exhibition based on the bestselling Horrible Histories series and developed in association with Scholastic UK.

TheatreiNQ - A Midsummer Night's Dream

North Ward, Townsville Area
From AU$25 - 40
19 – 23 September 2017
TheatreiNQ's A Midsummer Night's Dream - Shakespeare Under the Stars 2017. This September, Shakespeare’s most popular comedy comes to Queens Gardens, Townsville. Join us “Under the Stars” for a magical romp where anything can happen.

Ewan Races

Charters Towers, Charters Towers Area
22 – 23 September 2017
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 AUD80,000, making it one of the richest country meetings on the racing calendar.

Mission Beach Monster Market

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
24 September 2017
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.

Ingham Lions Hinchinbrook Family Fishing Classic

Lucinda, Hinchinbrook Area
29 September 2017
Enjoy your weekend at one of the World’s iconic fishing destinations. Great food, live music and up to AUD25,000 worth of prizes. A number of events are displayed on the night for the whole family.

Townsville Young Artist Awards

Townsville, Townsville Area
Free Entry
29 September – 22 October 2017
Townsville is home to a strong contingent of young and emerging artists, practicing in a variety of traditional and digital mediums. The annual exhibitions showcase works by a selection of these artists, with the Young Artist Awards offering prize categories for participants aged from pre-school to 18 years.
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