Events

Townsville North Queensland offers a huge line up of entertainment and events with sports, food, cultural and music festivals in full swing throughout the year. Cheer yourself hoarse at a national sporting match, bask in the sun during Magnetic Island Race Week or enjoy a performance by the world’s finest chamber musicians at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music. Become part of the exciting calendar of events and immerse yourself in the laid back, vibrant lifestyle. 

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Townsville turns 150; the old and the news

This significant exhibition at the Museum of Tropical Queensland reveals the news stories, events, developments and local personalities that shaped the Townsville region from 1866 to 2016. From the declaration of the municipality of Townsville in 1866, to the spirited rejuvenation of the city heart in 2016, this exhibition tracks the development of the Queen City of the North. This exhibition was developed in partnership with James Cook University, Townsville City Council and the Townsville Bulletin.

10th July 2016 to
29th January 2017

Full Moon Down Under - Base Magnetic Island

The Biggest Island Party In Australia, at Townsville - Queensland. For the last 5 years, Full Moon Down Under has become one of Queensland's, and Australia's most iconic events. Full Moon is staged monthly and set on the ridiculously beautiful Magnetic Island's Nelly Beach. We hand pick our artists, bringing the biggest acts Australia and the world has to offer so they can commit to delivering an explosive night full of entertainment. With up to 3,000 people from different parts of the world travelling to experience their unique island party, you can expect nothing less then fire twirlers, body paint, plenty of colour and good times! From sunset to sunrise, it is a night you may or may not remember

22nd July 2016 to
1st January 2017

Da Vinci Machines

Pinnacles Gallery is set to host the major international touring exhibition, loaned from the Museum of Leonardo Da Vinci, Florence. Over 500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci conceived possibilities far beyond the understanding of others. His ideas about nature, anatomy, mechanics and flight, reveal a man of extraordinary vision. Da Vinci Machines brings the innovations of Leonardo da Vinci to life, featuring over 75 exhibits reconstructed from illustrations and writings by the mastermind. Encounter and test his amazing machines, see his magnificent artworks, and reflect on the genius that was Leonardo da Vinci. The exhibition is presented by The Niccolai Group Artisans of Florence Pty Ltd, together with The Museum of Leonardo Da Vinci, Florence - Italy, under the auspices of Comune di Firenze (Florence) Professor Carlo Pedretti, UCLA (Los Angeles), Associazione Culturale - La Cittá Ideale (Vigevano).

12th November 2016 to
12th February 2017

Picturing Townsville

Drawing works from the incredible City of Townsville Art Collection, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery marks Townsville's celebration of its 150th year with Picturing Townsville, an exhibition of hidden treasures created across those 150 years. Each work captures a moment in time and tells a story of the development of our city, and the issues and events that have shaped our community.

2nd December 2016 to
22nd January 2017

Attractor Preview

Dancenorth and Lucy Guerin Inc presents Attractor Preview on Friday 2 December at 7pm followed by an Artist Talk on Saturday 3 December at 7pm. Two of Australia’s leading dance companies Dancenorth and Lucy Guerin Inc, join forces with Indonesia’s tour-de-force music duo Senyawa along with Melbourne's choreographic luminaries Lucy Guerin and Gideon Obarzanek. Together they take you on a visceral odyssey that transcends all borders, a unique ecstatic music/dance ritual for non-believers. Want to get involved? They have an limited opportunity for Townsville people to be involved in the development of the world premiere of Attractor. The dates are between November 21 to 25 at Dancenorth Studio. The session times are between 3pm to 5.30pm. You only need to commit to one session. Please contact Susan at the studio to register your interest. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Major Festivals Initiative in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., Arts Centre Melbourne, Brisbane Festival and WOMADelaide.

2nd December 2016 to
3rd December 2016

Carols by Candlelight - Townsville

Celebrate the Christmas spirit with the 2016 Carols by Candlelight! Held at Reid Park under the big top, the evening begins with pre-show entertainment showcasing some of Townsville's local dance schools. With free entertainment, a special visit from Santa, amusement rides and a variety of food and beverage stalls, the night will be one to remember.

4th December 2016

Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous

Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous gives you a chance to experience life on earth 145 million years ago. Featuring more than 20 animated, life-size dinosaur models, including the fearsome T-Rex, and Queensland’s very own Muttaburrasaurus, the Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous exhibition will transport you back millions of years to when dinosaurs ruled the earth.

10th December 2016 to
8th July 2017

Stable on the Strand 2016

Townsville's Christmas Festival, Stable on the Strand, celebrates its fifteenth birthday in 2016 at Townsville's premier event location, Strand Park. Stable on the Strand is one of Australia's most spectacular Christmas events, delighting crowds of 40000 over five nights. Stable on the Strand 2016 will feature the Town of Bethlehem: the story of the birth of Jesus told interactively using live actors as wise men, shepherds, Roman soldiers, King Herod, and of course Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus; camels, chickens, goats, sheep, and a donkey for children to pat; huge carousel in the Stable Village; fabulous youth program; great children's activities; amazing entertainment on the Main Stage with local and guest artists; hospitality areas: enjoy the ambience of Stable on the Strand while enjoying free tea, coffee and Christmas Cake. Entry is free!

18th December 2016 to
22nd December 2016

New Year's Eve - The Strand

The Strand, Riverway and Northern Beaches See the sky light up across the city to bring a close to Townsville's 150 Celebrations and welcome in the new year. Fireworks displays will be held across the city in four locations at the Strand, Riverway, Magnetic Island and the Northern Beaches area. In addition, the popular Pictures in the Park will also continue to be held at Strand Park and Riverway with the screening of two movies either side of the fireworks displays. Come along and join in the family friendly fun and welcome in the New Year in a traditional relaxed no-fuss North Queensland style!

31st December 2016

Charters Towers PBR Touring Pro Series

40 of the Nation's most accomplished bull riders annually converge on the gold mining town of Charters Towers for the annual PBR in the Outback New Years Eve Touring Pro Series Event. Great family entertainment filled with the thrills and spills of this major league sporting event will keep you entertained from the first bull until the last. Come to the outback this New Years Eve and witness the Toughest Sport on Dirt.

31st December 2016

Goldfield Ashes

The Charters Towers Goldfield Ashes is the largest amateur cricket carnival in the southern hemisphere. It is conducted in January by the Charters Towers Cricket Association Incorporated (CTCA). The event was recently given the status of being a Queensland Iconic Event. Matches are played on 58 different playing fields, including some which are privately owned. Whilst 'The Ashes' has grown to levels well beyond the imagination of President Jack Mann's original concept, it has not lost its reputation for friendliness and hospitality. Perhaps within that reputation, lies the secret of its past success and assured growth in the future.

20th January 2017 to
22nd January 2017

Simon Gillespie sings Peter Allen - Charters Towers

Simon Gillespie grew up just about as far away from Peter Allen as it’s possible to get and yet has an uncanny affinity for the music of this extraordinary singer/songwriter. Including Olivia Newton John’s landmark recording of ‘I Honestly Love You’ and Peter’s own soulful and heart-wrenchingly honest delivery of ‘Tenterfield Saddler’ these songs are lovingly recreated in this outstanding new show. From working as Judy Garland’s opening act [Quiet Please – There’s a Lady Onstage] to international stardom as an openly flamboyant and controversial artist [Bi-Coastal] these songs take us on a journey through life, love and finally having to say goodbye [Once Before I Go]. For almost 15 years audiences across the globe have been clamouring for Simon to deliver a purely ‘Peter Allen’ set as only he can. Well here it finally is, working to standing ovations and encores everywhere! Peter Allen’s songs are his legacy and with Simon's skilfully sensitive interpretations they serve so well to tell the story of his life and his loves in this new very personal, very intimate cabaret.

11th February 2017

Fantasea Destination Adventure Women Mountain Bike Retreat

This is your time! Three days of mountain bike skills, snorkelling, yoga, strength session, seminars, food and friendships all whilst discovering the hidden gem that is Magnetic Island.

23rd February 2017 to
26th February 2017

Fantasea Destintation Adventure Mountain Bike Retreat

Three days of Mountain Bike Skills, 23 bays and beaches, strength sessions, informative seminars, snorkelling the fringing Great Barrier Reef, Ambrose golf and Craft Beer. Bring your bike, a sense of freedom and join them for an exploration of magnificent Magnetic Island.

2nd March 2017 to
5th March 2017

Melanoma March Townsville

Register and help to end melanoma. Did you know that more than 13,000 Australians are expected to be diagnosed with melanoma this year? And that melanoma makes up 20 per cent of all cancer cases in young Australians (15-39 years old)? Help us change this statistic and put an end to melanoma by uniting with thousands of Australians for Melanoma March. Melanoma March is a fun community event where participants unite together and walk along a short course to raise awareness and funds for life-saving research. It is an exciting day for the whole family - there will be entertainment, food, drinks and lots more. Melanoma March will be happening at Riverway, Village Boulevarde, Thuringowa. Can’t make the march? Why not Move for Melanoma instead. Move for Melanoma by organising your own group activity or event, or create a personal challenge to get moving in March.

26th March 2017

Adventurethon Magnetic Island

Paddle, mountain bike and trail run tropical Magnetic Island, North Queensland in the Adventurethon Magnetic Island. This multi-disciplined physical challenge has varying levels of difficulty, catering to the most seasoned athletes or first time fitness enthusiasts. The great thing about this multisport challenge is that newcomers can tackle the leg of the race they are comfortable with, and share the other legs as part of a team. There is even a duathlon option for the non-paddling athlete! The Magnetic Island Adventurethon is one of Queensland's toughest races, and the pinnacle in a series of five events around Australia. Completing this challenge creates a lasting memory for those with the courage to take it on. Be part of the action, either as a supporter or as a competitor. Add a splash of tropical adventure to your life!

1st April 2017

Fantasea Destintation Adventure Clint Robinson Paddling Retreat

How does four days of learning from the master Clint Robinson on Maggie Island sound? A paddling intensive clinic with technique lessons, downwind paddling, strength and endurance sessions , cross training, motivational seminars and some great local food! Each paddler will also go home fully decked out in Zhik 's Clint Robinson range of paddling gear. Awesome! Only 12 places available for this amazing event at Peppers Blue On Blue Resort. Get some skills for the Adventurethon Australia in Townsville or a perfect lead in to Molokai2Oahu if you're keen.

20th April 2017 to
23rd April 2017

Anzac Day Charters Towers

Anzac Day is the day to remember every Australian who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. A National Day of remembrance for Australia and New Zealand, originally commemorated annually by both countries on 25 April to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli during World War I. Anzac Day commemorative services will be held in Hervey Range, Pentland, Greenvale, Ravenswood and Sellheim, with a Dawn Service at the Charters Towers War Cemetery and morning service at the Cenotaph, observe the Anzac Parade as it makes its way along Gill Street from City Hall to the Cenotaph.

25th April 2017

Townsville MTB Festival

Mountain Bike Australia are pleased to present the inaugural Townsville MTB Festival. This event will incorporate: - 2017 Cross-Country Marathon National Championships - Explore Townsville Adventure Ride - Castle Hill DHI Eliminator The Explore Townsville Adventure Ride will be a family-friendly event, consisting of two to three hours of riding various trails and locations throughout greater Townsville each day. The Castle-Hill DHI Eliminator will be an invitational and wild-card event for participants and is sure to draw a crowd of spectators. The XCM National Championships will as always be open to all MTBA members with categories ranging from Junior through to Masters. This truly unique event is sure to offer something for all mountain bike enthusiasts.

29th April 2017 to
5th May 2017

Fantasea Destination Adventure Melinda Gainsford Taylor Running Retreat

This is your time! Join them for three days on beautiful Magnetic Island learning from the Olympic Legend Melinda Gainsford Taylor. The package includes motivational and informative seminars, strength sessions, mobility workshops, yoga, free dive lessons, amazing local food all whilst exploring the hidden gem that is Magnetic Island

4th May 2017 to
7th May 2017

Townsville MS Swimathon

The Kokoda Memorial Pool will host the last MS Swimathon event of the season to raise vital funds to help people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). It doesn't matter if you can do 100 fast laps or doggy paddle one, everyone can join in, have fun and support people living with MS - an incurable disease which affects a person's central nervous system. Designed as a relay event, teams must have one swimmer in the water at all times throughout the entire 12 hour event period. Participants can raise donations by asking for a one off donation from friends and family or being sponsored based on the number of laps they can do. Registrations open 29 February, so get involved to help support those individuals living with MS and their families.

7th May 2017

Nitro Circus Live - Townsville

The world’s most exciting, adrenaline-charged, live action-sports show, Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus Live, is returning to Australia to launch it’s all new, 10th anniversary, party of the decade tour. Aussie fans will be treated to a newly designed, multi-million dollar set with unbelievable features that will be seen for the very first time worldwide, on this tour. This will be the Nitro party of the decade and they want all of their fans to celebrate with them, so if you don’t want to get involved with the show, don’t bother showing up! You can expect to see brand new tricks and stunts never before performed, anywhere in the world. New riders, new ramps, new contraptions … with and without motors, a fully loaded bar on set, full of celebrity guests, full audience interactive moments and incredible giveaways. It’s time to celebrate 10 years of Nitro Circus in Australia. You do not want to miss the Nitro party of the decade. *Rider line-up subject to change without notice

20th May 2017

Nitro Circus Live- Townsville

Direct from sell out shows across the globe, the world's greatest action sports show, Travis Pastrana's Nitro Circus Live, is coming to 15 cities across Australia! Featuring 30 of the world's best extreme athletes in freestyle motocross, BMX and Skate, plus a host of ridiculous contraptions being launched 50ft into the air, by the crazy Nitro daredevils. Expect to see the world’s biggest and most dangerous stunts, in a fully choreographed, actions sports, theatrical spectacular!

20th May 2017

Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships

The Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships is a test of skill and endurance, with thousands of dollars in prize money up for grabs for competitors. Bring the family to experience history coming back to life, in the sugar capital of Australia- the Burdekin region. Spectators will have the opportunity to walk through a paddock of burnt sugarcane - an unusual and memorable experience for many city dwellers. Watch tonnes of burnt sugarcane being cut through the grit and determination of the competitors. The dirty, back-breaking work of a by-gone era, the expertise of the 'old-timers', and the excitement of the 'Cut, Top and Load' will be on show again at this iconic Australian event. Novice and Ladies Cup competitions have been added to the program. Championship titles and trophies are presented at the end of the day's competitions. Displays, and a free jumping castle, will add to the day's activities, with food and drinks available throughout the day. The Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships are held at the Home Hill Showgrounds, about one and a quarter hour's drive south of Townsville, and 15 minutes from Ayr.

3rd June 2017

MagnetiCon - Townsville Pop Culture Event

Townsville's first Pop Culture Event was held on July 2 and 3, 2016 and was a roaring success, so they are set to bring everything pop culture to Townsville on June 3 and 4, 2017. They will have movie stars, cosplayers from Australia and the United States of America as well as cartoonist that have done work from the Simpsons to My Little Pony. Come try the Zombie obstacle course, go down Artist Alley, see Doctor Who's Tardis a Dalek and you might even see someone dressed up as the eleventh Doctor. They will have memorabilia from Civic Video - Fairfield Water Movies and Collectibles (Platinum Sponsor) on site as well. They have vendors travelling from Sydney and all over Queensland selling everything pop culture so they can't wait to see you in Tropical North Queensland during their beautiful winter 17 to 26 degrees.

3rd June 2017 to
4th June 2017

Fantasea Destination Adventure Fitness and Wellbeing Retreat

Your time is now! A Fitness Retreat and a Tropical Island holiday all rolled into the one week – a sweet escape from daily routine to explore your true potential and the rugged beauty of Magnetic Island. They invite you to join them in a place where you can challenge yourself and relax completely, seek insight or escape, flirt with adventure or hang at the beach. Join them for an fitness experience that spans all its offerings, from strength sessions to mobility workshops, free diving, snorkelling and mountain biking to yoga and mediation. Informative seminars to keep your mind active. There will be time to walk the unique island tracks, explore the nearshore coral reefs and time for the beach. They offer healthy meals or the alternative of self-catering, simple group accommodation or the alternative of seeking your own space, and gaps in the program for precious time to yourself. The program is adaptable to different weather conditions and the sessions will be modified to suit all levels of ability. Book now, and let them take care of the rest

5th June 2017 to
11th June 2017

Charters Towers Motor Show and Swap Meet

The Annual Motor Show and Swap Meet is a must see event for all car buffs featuring a 'show n shine', super cruisers and go-to-whoa. There is something for everyone including a large selection of swap sites, demonstrations, feature attractions, a vast array of vintage cars and stationary machinery on display and much more including live band, licensed bar and children's entertainment.

9th June 2017 to
11th June 2017

Fantasea Destintation Adventure Yoga Holiday

Somewhere between a yoga retreat and a tropical island holiday – a sweet escape from daily routine to explore your potential on the yoga mat and the rugged beauty of Magnetic Island. They invite you to join them in a place where you can challenge yourself and relax completely, seek insight or escape, flirt with adventure or hang at the beach. Join them for an experience of yoga practice that spans all its offerings, from dynamic to soft asana practice, pranayama, guided relaxation and meditation, to lively discussions of yoga philosophy, and more. There will be time to walk the unique island tracks, explore the nearshore coral reefs, and time for the beach. We offer healthy meals or the alternative of self-catering, simple group accommodation or the alternative of seeking your own space, and gaps in the program for precious time to yourself. The program is adaptable to different weather conditions and the yoga sessions will be modified to suit most levels of ability. Book now, and let us take care of the rest.

29th June 2017 to
2nd July 2017

Supercars Townsville 400

North Queensland’s loudest weekend is coming for the Virgin Australian Supercars Townsville 400. Featuring high octane Supercars racing through the streets of Townsville and exciting on and off track entertainment. Children 12 and under receive free Trackside Admission with a paying adult.

7th July 2017 to
9th July 2017

North Queensland Pop Up Festival

Experience Townsville's tropics transformed into a bustling hub of creativity at the North Queensland Pop Up Festival. They've worked with landlords and businesses in the main city street to offer space to artists and other creatives to take them over for nine days. Visit an exhibition or take part in a workshop while you're there to get the most from your experience. Drop in to see and artist work in an open studio, or hear them speak about their work in an artist talk. The Pop Up festival features local, national and international artists - something for everyone.

28th July 2017 to
5th August 2017

Strand Ephemera 2017: The North's Sculpture Festival

Beginning in 2001, ‘Strand Ephemera’ has developed to be a locally loved, nationally significant outdoor sculpture festival. The event has grown from within the community, with the support of collaborating partners, and in 2015 attracted over 138,000 visitors. ‘Strand Ephemera’ is a free event and presents a spectrum of work from the popular to the conceptually demanding, and attracts national and international works, while also providing opportunities for regional artists. 2017 will be the biggest and best 'Strand Ephemera' in the history of the event, featuring an exhibition of site-specific works chosen from a nation-wide call for artists; a curated selection of contemporary works by leading Australian and international artists; and a range of musical and theatre performances. Visitors can engage with 'Strand Ephemera' in a range of ways that go beyond viewing the range of artworks on display, including a range of art workshops, guided tours, and taking part in the photographic competitions.

28th July 2017 to
6th August 2017

Australian Festival of Chamber Music

The Australian Festival of Chamber Music presents the finest musicians from around the world in a wonderfully unique and innovative nine day program of 30 concerts set in the tropical warmth of Townsville, North Queensland. The Festival has been delighting audiences for 26 years and has earned a reputation for the quality of its programming and performances along with its friendly, intimate and relaxed atmosphere. There is truly nothing else like it in the world - the unique combination of music, warmth and tropical location create a special atmosphere that entices audiences and artists back year after year.

28th July 2017 to
5th August 2017

Townsville Cultural Fest

The Townsville Cultural Festival is a not-for-profit community festival organised by the Townsville Intercultural Centre. The festival showcases the diversity of Australian music, food, arts and culture, bringing tens of thousand of people together each year in celebration of life itself. From Wednesday 17 to Sunday 21 August over 150 performing groups will offering everything from folk, blues, hip-hop and punk, to Indigenous Australian music and dance, drum circles, fireshows, cabaret, poetry, theatre and traditional dance groups from around the world. This year the JCU sponsored Centre of Learning will host workshops, lectures, discussion panels, theatre shows and the Townsville heat of the National Poetry Slam competition. The Wonky Queenslander will host DJ sets, solo sets as well as workshops and yoga classes. Over 100 food and market stalls from around the world, will offer arts and crafts, cuisines, fashion and produce, and around the grounds you will find art features, interactive games, roving performers, show rides, yarning circle, henna tattoo stalls and gypsy fortune tellers. Join us in this celebration of Unity in Diversity. Tickets on sale June 15.

1st August 2017 to
31st August 2017

Fantasea Destintation Adventure Celebrate U

Three massive days dedicated to health, fitness, wellbeing and nutrition - Fantasea Destination Adventure in conjunction with The McDonald’s® Townsville Running Festival is now offering an exclusive package to not only give you the opportunity to achieve your goals in a running festival, but to indulge in meaningful workshops, complementary yoga relaxation mornings, and beautiful new friendships at the same time. This is your time!

4th August 2017 to
7th August 2017

McDonald's Townsville Running Festival

The McDonald's Townsville Running Festival includes a Marathon (42.2 kilometres) Half Marathon (21.1 kilometres), 10K Classic, adult and junior 5 k Run/Walk, 5 kilometre Corporate Challenge and Hero Run. Their AIMS accredited courses are fast, flat and hug the coastline as well as feature the 43rd Townsville Marathon - Australia's second oldest race. All runners experience spectacular views of the Coral Sea, Magnetic Island and the Marina as they follow their tropical blue line and vie for AUD23,000 prize money. With a predawn start marathoners experience a breath taking sunrise over Cleveland Bay as they run along Townsville's award-winning Strand Beach. Arrive early for the pre-race dinner, take in a Cowboys NRL home game and stay for the famous after-party. Treat yourself to a tropical winter getaway this August. Run Townsville and Explore the region. An event Run by Runners for Runners.

6th August 2017

Intersport Townsville Triathlon Festival

The Townsville Triathlon Festival is entering its fifteenth year and is now the "Big Weekend" with nine events over three massive days. Catering for any fitness level aged seven to 70, The Big Weekend has something for everyone, also now the proud home of the Club Championships North Queensland, bringing Triathlon Clubs from Harvey Bay to Mount Isa and north of Cairns to the region to compete for the title. Challenge yourself at the 2017 Intersport Townsville Triathlon Festival, and give yourself the greatest sense of achievement for getting involved. The Festival also offers a number of packages including an unlimited race pass for just AUD150. The Festival kicks off in style every year with the Carbs with the Stars Dinner, an event not to be missed.

18th August 2017 to
20th August 2017

SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week

Bringing together the excitement of competitive sailing and community events, along with the ambience of Magnetic Island each August, SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week offers an experience to remember. With top notch racing, live bands and partying galore, the shore side program of this annual regatta is sure to leave you wanting more year after year. You don't need to be a competitive sailor to participate in this great event, there is something available for everyone whether it be jumping onboard the a racing yacht or partying after dark with the crews at one of the social functions.

31st August 2017 to
5th September 2017

Fantasea Destination Adventure Steve Moneghetti Running Retreat

Your time is now! Join Steve Moneghetti for a running retreat on a tropical island – a sweet escape from daily routine to explore your running potential and the hidden beauty of Magnetic Island. They invite you to join them in a place where you can challenge yourself and relax completely, learn new skills , flirt with adventure or hang at the beach. Join them for a running experience that spans all its offerings: long runs, fartlek, motivational seminars, nutrition, strength sessions, mobility workshops, intervals and yoga. There will be time to walk or run the unique island tracks, explore the nearshore coral reefs, and time for the beach. We offer healthy meals or the alternative of self-catering, simple group accommodation or the alternative of seeking your own space, and gaps in the program for precious time to yourself. The program is adaptable to different weather conditions and the running sessions will be modified to suit most levels of ability.

7th September 2017 to
10th September 2017

Great Barrier Reef Film Festival

It's going to be a fun-filled weekend of film at the Great Barrier Reef Film Festival. Film Trivia Night, Feature Films, Film Industry Forums and Workshops, Kids Film Workshops and more! Discount passes available! Travelling from Townsville? They have a Friday Night Pass, Saturday Pass and a Weekend Pass that are all at discounted prices, and include a return ferry trip. Book your accommodation now and stay for the weekend.

8th September 2017 to
10th September 2017

Rugby League World Cup

Rugby League World Cup – Townsville to host three pool matches. In 2017, the best players and teams from around the globe will descend on Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea for the Rugby League World Cup. The tournament will see 14 teams play 28 games over five weeks – all hoping to be crowned world cup winners, in what is the pinnacle event in international Rugby League. Townsville Stadium, the home of the North Queensland Cowboys will host three pool matches over two weekends, in what is set to be the biggest sporting event in Australia during 2017. The action will kick off in Townsville, when Fiji take on the USA followed by a double header featuring USA vs Italy and Fiji vs Wales. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be at the Rugby League World Cup in Townsville.

28th October 2017 to
5th November 2017