Townville is recognised as the event capital of the north so there is always something to see or do. Enjoy one of the frequent art exhibitions, concerts, expos, festivals, carnivals or sporting competitions.
Top events to keep an eye out for include Charters Towers’ Ten Days in the Towers Festival at the end of April, the Burdekin Growers Race Day in May, the Townsville 400 V8 Supercars in July, Ingham’s Australian Italian Festival in August, and the Magnetic Island Race Week at the end of August.
Here are some great ideas for events matching your search criteria. Change the options in the box to the right to refine your search.
24 to 27 Apr 2014
A perfect way to celebrate Anzac Day, last year this extraordinary piece of critically-acclaimed theatre stunned and moved audiences at its Townsville premier.
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25 Apr to 4 May 2014 Free Entry
Country Music, ghosts, gold, buskers, amazing buildings, markets and a parade! Sounds intriguing? Since 1872 when gold was discovered, the town has charmed many visitors and was nicknamed The World.
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26 Apr 2014
NQ Ocean Paddle Series offers five events of varying distances and paddle styles in the Townsville/ Magnetic Island region to suit a range of different skills and fitness levels allowing those to explore the oceanic wonders of North Queensland waters.
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27 Apr 2014 Free Entry
Calling all beer lovers! The North Queensland Home Brew Competition is back on the deck at Peppers Blue On Blue Magnetic Island.
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28 Apr 2014
In 2011, songwriter and diplomat Fred Smith returned from 18 months in Uruzgan Province, southern Afghanistan with a collection of songs he released as the album Dust of Uruzgan .
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4 May 2014
2014 will mark the sixth anniversary for the dynamic youth festival held at Murray Sports Complex attracting thousand of locals and tourists to Townsville! GTM is Australia's only regional national touring music event and Townsville is one of five licensed all ages events on the tour and features a number of artists (including at least 10 international) who perform over 12 hours of music, across an outdoor double stage and the Moolin Rouge Big Top.
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7 May 2014 Free Entry
Originally the Golden Gumboot was a competition between Tully, Innisfail and Babinda as to which town is the wettest in Australia.
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10 May 2014 Free Entry
The Pub with No Beer Annual Festival 2013 is the 70th anniversary of the "Pub With No Beer" legend which saw a convoy of American soldiers from Townsville drink Lees Hotel at Ingham [then the Day Dawn] dry! Local Dan Sheahan rode in for a "coldie" and could only get a warm glass of wine! He was so upset that he penned a poem, "The Pub Without Beer" which went on to become Slim Dusty's ,and Australia's, very first world-wide No1 smash hit, "The Pub With No Beer".
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24 to 25 May 2014
Join them for a fun couple of days cycling to raise awareness and funds for Mental Health research and local support initiatives.
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30 to 31 May 2014
Controlled Falling Project is high energy circus theatre suitable for all ages and backgrounds. The show is a combination of theatre, circus, clowning, dance, and percussion.
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