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 North Australian Festival of Arts

Townsville, Townsville Area
1 July – 31 August 2019
The North Australian Festival of Arts is a month-long arts and cultural festival celebrated in July – where Townsville’s winter is a perfect summer. Presenting national and international acts, NAFA will showcase the vibrant artistic and cultural life of northern Australia.

Intersport Townsville Triathlon and Multisport Festival

North Ward, Townsville Area
16 – 25 August 2019
Introducing the brand new Intersport Townsville Triathlon Festival Multisport Event. The TTF is entering its 17th year and is established as a significant race on the National Triathlon circuit as a World Age Group Qualifying Olympic Distance event.

Seniors Lifestyle Expo 2019

Annandale, Townsville Area
Free Entry
20 August 2019
Held as part of National Seniors Week, the annual Seniors Lifestyle Expo provides seniors access to information and services available to them. Don't miss over 100 displays and live entertainment including talks, demonstrations and music.

Cardwell Pioneers Tour

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 22 August 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.

A Night at Opera Queensland - 'Songs To Die For'

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
From AU$10 - 20
23 August 2019
Come and enjoy a beautiful evening under the stars, listen to Opera Queensland and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, sip on a fresh beverage and take in the beautiful scenery at the TYTO Parklands in Ingham.

Cape Pallarenda Trail Run 2019

Pallarenda, Townsville Area
From AU$10 - 60
25 August 2019
Their signature event in the Outer Limits Trail Run Series. So close to home and taking in some of the best trails in Townsville with stunning views onto Magnetic Island. The event offers a distance for everyone, a five kilometre course for the kids or first timers, 12 kilometres for the runners who are craving more, 21 kilometres- the half marathon distance and of course, Townsville's only full trail marathon, 42 kilometres.

Forrest Beach Market

Hinchinbrook Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 25 August 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.

Ride for Road Safety in memory of Sue Bell and Jeff Ashby

North Ward, Townsville Area
Free Entry
25 August 2019
Over 200 people ride 18 kilometres, (or the four kilometre option leaving from the Bicycle Pedlar), through the main streets of Townsville with a green wave through all lights thanks to Transport Main Roads.

Ride for Road Safety

North Ward, Townsville Area
Free Entry
25 August 2019
Over 200 people ride 18 kilometres (or four kilometre option leaving from the Bicycle Pedlar) through the main streets of Townsville with a green wave through all lights. In 2013 two cyclists where injured and Sue Bell killed when a truck driver attempted to overtake a group of cyclists on Shaw Road.
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