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.

15th February 2016 to
29th January 2017

Centenary Park Charity Markets

On the 4th Sunday of each month, local producers gather at Centenary Park to sell fresh produce, home made crafts, jewellery, clothing, and just about anything else you can think of. Each month the markets raise funds for a nominated charity.

27th March 2016 to
27th November 2016

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 April 2016 to
1st January 2017

Percival Portrait Painting Prize

The biennial Percival Portrait Painting Prize is North Queensland's own portrait competition and is held at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery. Having begun in 2007, it is an open competition for artists. While showcasing the outstanding and innovative work currently being produced by Australian artists, the competition has also given many emerging artists an opportunity to engage with portraiture and share their expressions of themselves and those close to them. Across the years participating artists have presented varied styles and approaches to the contemporary portrait - from abstracted images and cool conceptualism to smooth realism and the energetic aura of thick, impasto oils executed with broad brush and palette knife. The Percival Portrait Painting Prize is a key event in the city-wide celebration of portraiture, The Percivals.

6th May 2016 to
10th July 2016

DUO Magazine Percival Photographic Portrait Prize

2016 marks the return of the DUO Magazine Percival Photographic Portrait Prize, and new exhibition launched by Pinnacles Gallery in 2014. This new prize was started to coincide with the highly popular Percival Portrait Painting Prize at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery and ensure a city-wide celebration of portraiture. Thanks to the sponsorship of DUO Magazine, the exhibition offers a major AUD10,000 acquisitive prize. The exhibition proved extremely popular in its first year, with 105 artists entering a total of 167 works, from which 75 works by 61 artists were selected and displayed as finalists. The DUO Magazine Percival Photographic Portrait Prize is a key event in the city-wide celebration of portraiture, The Percivals.

13th May 2016 to
10th July 2016

Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO Bricks

What do you get if you fuse some of the most iconic and eye-popping skyscrapers from Asia and Australia with LEGO? You get the awe-inspiring Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks, an interactive exhibition at the Museum of Tropical Queensland that showcases architecture and design in a lively, creative space. Created by Australia’s Ryan McNaught, the only certified LEGO professional in the Southern Hemisphere, Towers of Tomorrow with LEGO® Bricks showcases 15 skyline-defining towers including Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands, Taiwan’s Taipei 101, Japan’s Tokyo Skytree, Kuala Lumpur’s twin Petronas Towers and Sydney’s own Sydney Tower. “Creating two to three-metre high versions of these iconic buildings has been an incredible challenge, pushing the almost limitless possibilities of LEGO. The results should amaze and inspire visitors of all ages,” Ryan said. Featuring over 400,000 LEGO bricks weighing more than 1,000 kilograms, the LEGO Towers of Tomorrow took more than 2,000 hours (nearly three months) to build. Visitors inspired by these awesome towers will have the chance to create their own ‘towers of tomorrow’ with over 200,000 loose LEGO bricks available in hands-on construction areas.

17th May 2016 to
13th November 2016

Motoco Dam Fine Rally

The Motoco Dam Fine Rally will be held at Ross Park Kelso from June 30 to July 4, 2016. Open day for the public to visit will be on Saturday July 2 from 9am to 3pm. Admission to the Rally will be a gold coin donation and all proceeds will go to Camp Quality. Please come and enjoy a great day of entertainment, market stalls, displays and Motorhomes open for inspection. Food and drinks will also be available.

30th June 2016 to
4th July 2016

Night and Day, The Doris and Shirley Show

After rave reviews for her shows The Women of the 60's and The Belles of Broadway, the fabulous Gina Hogan returns to the stage with another standout show featuring songs from Doris Day and Shirley Bassey. You'll be taken on a trip down memory lane, with stories and music performed as only Gina can with her "amazing vocal versatility and engaging stage presence". Tickets include tapas served to your table at 7.45pm. Book now!

1st July 2016

MagnetiCon - Townsville Pop Culture Event

Townsville's first Pop Culture Event, set to bring everything pop culture to Townsville. They will have movie stars, cosplayers from all over Queensland 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 11th Doctor. Also AUD5 from ever ticket goes to The Golden Octopus Foundation. 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. The Townsville Show is also on this weekend and the V8 Supercars Townsville 400 is the next weekend so come up and spend the week there.

2nd July 2016 to
3rd July 2016

Adventurethon National Challenge Townsville

Adventurethon is a multi-sport outdoor activity incorporating paddling, mountain biking and trail running. Each event offers five exciting off-road courses to suit all types of fitness levels including pain seekers, the casual trainers to parents, family members and even juniors! Routes can range from one to eight hours, depending on what the competitor believes they can achieve. Their courses are off road, frequenting areas like national parklands, beaches and hiking trails to enjoy the spectacular sceneries and to experience the alfresco of each location. Any Adventurethon challenge can be done as an individual, tag team or side by side team to gain a different experience for the day. They want you to step out of your comfort zone and try something new!

2nd July 2016 to
3rd July 2016

Townsville 400 Super Street Party

Before the engines start rumbling, before the big acts complete their mic checks, and before Townsville turns into an action-packed, fast-paced course for the V8 Supercars, the aspiring motor-heads of the region will get their chance to get up close and personal with the masterminds behind the machines. Previously held at Jezzine Barracks, the newly-relocated event will begin with a convoy of all your favourite drivers, arriving in style in Townsville's iconic Flinders Street! The Townsville 400 Super Street Party is the place to kick off the V8 Supercars party with V8 drivers descending on the Townsville Central Business District.

7th July 2016

Supercars Castrol EDGE Townsville 400

North Queensland’s loudest weekend is coming for the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400, 8 to 10 July 2016. Featuring high octane Supercars racing through the streets of Townsville and exciting on and off track entertainment. Stadium Super Trucks will ramp up the on-track action, making their racing debut in North Queensland. Rock under the SuperTop with Aussie rock legends Icehouse and special guest Choirboys live on Saturday night. Great support categories will roll in to the Townsville, including Dunlop Series, V8 Utes and Australian GTs. There is something for the whole family with the on and off track action, the Virgin Australia Supercars Paddock, Disney Zone and more. Children 12 and under receive free Trackside Admission with a paying adult.

8th July 2016 to
10th July 2016

Exhibition Launch: Celebrating Townsville: the City’s visual history drawn from the James Cook University Art Collection and Wallflower

"Celebrating Townsville: the City's visual history drawn from the James Cook University Art Collection" This select exhibition in the Main space will showcase works by Townsville based art educators and their students demonstrating the lineage of teacher to student and the value of studio practice. "Wallflower" An Access and Vault Space exhibition by Jo Lankester & Hannah Murray featuring print collaborations that explore the symbolic and aesthetic qualities of abstracted patterns and imagery found in nature.

8th July 2016

Townsville Style Over Speed (SOS) Black-tie Bike Ride

Riding your bike is an ad for cycling…so do it in style!!! Style Over Speed is a traffic-stopping black-tie affair. Over 80 of us are parade from town along The Strand, out to the casino and back finishing with live music, a bar and a fashion parade by participants with their bikes. Have fun and get dressed up in your fanciest formal gear, match your handbag or manbag to your bicycle and come along! The ride is designed to encourage spectators to smile and cheer at their display because cycling is something to celebrate.

9th July 2016

Burdekin Readers' and Writers' Festival

Burdekin Readers' and Writers' Festival is a three day event which gives the local community and surrounding regions the opportunity to attend "conversations with high profile Australian authors" and explore and expand their writing skills by attending Writing Workshops. On the Friday evening "Dinner with the Authors' is a further opportunity for attendees to mix and mingle with guest authors in a pleasant, social atmosphere. Differing from the sometime industrial feel of big city festivals, this Literary Festival will inspire, stimulate and entertain.

15th July 2016 to
17th July 2016

Romeo and Juliet (Live Ballet)

Catch the romance of Michael Pappalardo's re-imagining of the classical Shakespearean tale "Romeo and Juliet". Shakespeare's most well known tragedy tours the country with a full cast to tell the story of two lovers who must endure the strongest hate just to stay together. Melbourne City Ballet is a full time classical ballet company currently based in Brunswick, Victoria. The organisation is focused on developing classical ballet throughout metropolitan, regional and remote areas of Australia, at ticket prices affordable to most audiences.

15th July 2016

SunRice Flavours of the World

Tastes of the Burdekin is a celebration of food and the many cultures that make up their Burdekin community. As part of the Water Festival, this annual event now in its thirteenth year and really brings the Burdekin community together to celebrate the universal love of food. With an array of food stalls to tempt the taste buds, cooking demonstrations and an exhibition of local produce supplied by the Burdekin's leading producers this is a great family event, with something for all to enjoy.

16th July 2016

Kids Rock Rodeo, Heart of the Goldfields Rodeo and 5 Head Steer Wrestling Challenge

Charters Towers is indisputably the centre of Rodeo in the North and has a long history with Rodeo with the Charters Towers Rodeo Association hosting events since 1948. The event features bulls, broncs, barrels, roping, bulldogging and bucking bareback ponies. The rodeos is a great family friendly outing, with all of the extreme rodeo action taking place under the covered arena at the Charters Towers Dalrymple Equestrian Complex.

22nd July 2016 to
23rd July 2016

Paluma Push Mountain Biking Adventure

The Paluma Push is a point to point adventure mountain bike race. North Queensland's glorious weather makes it perfect for those southerners looking to escape the winter chill. The ride starts in Paluma Village and winds its way through World Heritage rainforest to Paluma Dam, down into big timber and open cattle country and finishes at the historic tin mining settlement of Hidden Valley. The course consists of dirt road, old Four Wheel Drive tracks and sections of single track with some climbs and lots of fun down hills. The Paluma Push recreation course is approximately 42 kilometres long and is recommended for the novice to intermediate riders. The Paluma Push Competition Course is approximately 70 kilometres long and has extra technical sections, difficult climbs and descents to make it more of a challenge and is recommended for the more experienced and fitter rider.

24th July 2016

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 ten day program of 30 concerts set in the tropical warmth of Townsville, North Queensland. The Festival has been delighting audiences for 25 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.

29th July 2016 to
6th August 2016

The Three Dancers presented by Dancenorth

World premiere. Created by Lee Serle. Internationally celebrated choreographer, Lee Serle returns from New York to create a new contemporary dance work, The Three Dancers. Composed by world-renowned composer, Elena Kats-Chernin, and inspired by Picasso’s painting of the same name, The Three Dancers was originally presented in 2015 as a chamber music concert. Dancenorth’s re-imagining of the score is a unique collision of sound, light and movement. Score co-commissioned by Wimbledon International Music Festival, Dancenorth, Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Sitka Summer Music Festival, El Paso Pro Musica, Northwest Bach Festival and the Rambert Dance Company. Love, desire and betrayal are the ingredients of the shocking true story which inspired Picasso’s masterpiece, Lee Searle’s rendition reveals the intricacy within one of the twentieth century’s greatest artworks. The performance runs for 25 minutes as is presented as part of the AFCM concert crawl.

31st July 2016

Dine with the Dancers - Dancenorth

Join them for a performance of Three Dancers followed by post-show fine dining experience with their inimitable dancers, choreographer Lee Serle and Artistic Director Kyle Page at the award-winning restaurant JAM Corner.

2nd August 2016

Australian Italian Festival 2016

The Australian Italian Festival is celebrated annually, and is a fantastic event that promotes, showcases and celebrates the cultural attributes of Italian migrants and descendant's in the Hinchinbrook Shire and Australia. It has been estimated that over half of Ingham's population has one or more Italian ancestors making it the ideal place to hold this event. It is a celebration of all things Italian – Food, Wine, Cooking Demonstrations, Entertainment, Market Stalls, Historical display, Spaghetti Eating Challenge, Greasy Pole Challenge, Great Toga Race and much more. The 2016 entertainment will feature acts such as fire twirling, 1RAR band, Italian Comedian James Liotta, Tenor Paul Gulinello, MKR Chefs Martino and Luciano, Tango Kraze, Tom Jones and Tina Turner Tribute Show, The Rustica Project, CIAO Freestyle Dancers and The DeBellis Show Band and many more. Tickets are on sale now at the Townsville Tickets website and will also be sold at the gate. But if you buy now you will save up to 25 per cent off the gate price!

6th August 2016 to
7th August 2016

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.

7th August 2016

Danny Elliott - I've Got The Music

Danny Elliott is one of the world's most versatile entertainers, playing more than 12 different musical instruments, singing and even tap dancing. No wonder there's little argument that Danny Elliott is a truly gifted musician and performing artist. In his new show, aptly named "I've got the Music", Danny brings his talents to the fore in a spectacular showcase of musical expertise. His showmanship and incredible singing voice add to teh entertainment extravaganza that unfolds on Stage. Whether playing light classics or swing on traditional instruments like piano, flute, clarinet and saxophone; a little country guitar, banjo, fiddle and harmonica; perhaps the didgeridoo, the haunting pan flute, the Irish Penny whistle or even some rock and roll on the bagpipes, there is no doubt about the energy and enchantment Danny creates on stage and shares with his audience.

13th August 2016

Rocket Man songs of Elton John

Rocket Man is a unique and entertaining salute to Sir Elton John, one of the most iconic popular music figures. The show covers Elton's remarkable career from his first hit song through the disco era to his music for the Disney film "The Lion King". You'll also hear intriguing and often hilarious tales about Elton's life and the stories behind the songs. Rocket Man stars classically trained musician Brenton Edgecombe. Brenton learned his first Elton John song at the age of nine while studying the violin. He has played violin with several professional orchestras and once performed as Elton John backed by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Brenton's career in both classical and pop music led to the formation of the double-act String Fever with his wife Jacqui on cello, keyboards, backing vocals and percussion! String Fever are the recipients of five Australian Entertainment Industry MO Awards.

13th August 2016

Townsville Cultural Fest

Beneath the clear and sunny winter skies of Townsville, Townsville Cultural Fest celebrates the depth and diversity of Australian culture with ever increasing jubilation. With this year's festivities being the twenty-second anniversary, they are taking it to the next level. There will be 90 performing groups, 30 food stalls, nine days, four stages and 75 art/craft market stalls. Local and international acts will be offering everything from folk, rock and pop, to Indigenous Australian music, African drum troupes, Pacific Islanders, Middle Eastern and Latin dance groups. The event will start on August 17 with a massive parade of lanterns including exciting and decorated community and cultural entries, from Harmony Park (Corner Warbutton and McKinley Street). Festival activities will be from August 13 to 21. Registration of participants opens online from January and tickets will be available online from February 2016.

13th August 2016 to
21st August 2016

Opera Queensland: The Barber of Seville - Townsville

Dashing Count Almaviva has lost his heart to the sassy young maiden Rosina. But Rosina's guardian is determined to marry her himself until Figaro - king of charisma and silken style - leads the charge to unite the young lovers through a series of hilarious, "fool proof" schemes. Will it all add up to a Spanish mission impossible? Get ready for a rollicking fiesta of sunny Spanish madness as Rossini's celebrated, razor-sharp, musical wit is brought to life by director Lindy Hume and a fabulous cast of Queensland artists.

17th August 2016

Townsville Triathlon Festival

The Townsville Triathlon Festival is entering its 14th year and is proud to announce for 2016 and 2017 we will host the Triathlon Queensland Club Championships – North Queensland testimony to the quality of the course and event itself. 2016 and beyond will see the Festival embark on a new and exciting chapter, with the creation of the “Big Weekend” A weekend of racing, fun and a full festival atmosphere with an array of events and activities to take part in across one massive weekend. Triathlon is one of the world’s fastest growing sports. “The Big Weekend” will appeal to all ages and all fitness level wanting to be involved and have FUN. 2016 will see the inclusion of three new races, a 1km Ocean Swim and the Tri4Women super short course Triathlon (Ladies only – 100m/4km/1.5km) and Team Relays giving the Festival a total of 9 events across 3 days. The Festival will also offer competitors entertainment options including the opening night ‘Carbs With The Stars’ dinner, the option to go to the North Queensland Cowboys home game on the Saturday night, and post event get together on the Sunday afternoon, as part of the “Big Weekend”.

19th August 2016 to
21st August 2016

Always...Patsy Cline

Always... Patsy Cline is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer. The show is based on a true story about Cline's friendship with a fan named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and continued correspondence with Cline until her untimely death. The musical play, complete with down home country humour, true emotion and even some audience participation, includes 27 of Patsy's unforgettable hits, such as Crazy, I fall to pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking after Midnight.

19th August 2016 to
20th August 2016

Exhibition Launch: Compact Prints 2016 and Students In-Case 2016 and Shift

"Compact Prints 2016" The Compact Prints international exhibition and exchange has been Umbrella Studio's signature biennial exhibition since 2002. Over the years it has evolved into a significant benchmark of international engagement for printmakers across the globe. "Students In-Case 2016" An exhibition of prints created by local high schools, presented alongside Compact Prints 2016. "Shift" Change, vary, alter, adapt; the printmaking residents working in the studio space at Umbrella present the various print mediums they work in, encouraging discourse with the public on printmaking and reflecting on the changes which occur within their arts practice.

19th August 2016

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.

1st September 2016 to
4th September 2018

Towers Rocks

It's not just about the music, it's the experience! Towers Rocks is a community festival for those that want to enjoy their rock music live accompanied by great food and wine in a premier festival experience! Camp the weekend at Bivouac Junction and enjoy Friday night on food and live local entertainment, all day and all night of Aussie Rock legends and great food and drink on Saturday and a relaxing Sunday market day with and Aussie Rock legend supported by local bands. There is fantastic support and interest already evident for this years event, jump on board and come along to a Slydogz Rocks concert. Tickets and camping available now from the web site - don't miss out!

2nd September 2016 to
4th September 2016

Sail at Magnetic Island Race Week

Join the crew on Pilgrim and experience the exhilaration of racing in one of Queensland's premier yacht races in the beautiful waters surrounding Magnetic Island! There's plenty to do aboard a racing yacht so regardless of your skill level you'll be given the opportunity to get involved hoisting, trimming or grinding!! There will be six experienced sailors on board to guide and instruct you throughout the race. You can join the crew for just one day of racing or claim your spot on board for the whole regatta and save 15 per cent. Contact us directly to sign up for the whole regatta. Price includes sandwich lunch, soft drinks, post race drink (beer, wine or bubbles) and post race snacks. Racing starts on Friday 2 September and finishes on Tuesday 6 September. Sunday is a "lay day" with no racing - a great opportunity to explore Magnetic Island or relax on one of the Island's 23 magnificent beaches.

2nd September 2016 to
6th September 2016

Magnetic Island Bay Dayz Festival

Magnetic Island bursts with 50+ events and activities during the month-long Magnetic Island Bay Dayz Festival each September. The program includes island-wide competitions, the Rotary Beer Can Regatta, Morleys Spring Equinox Fair, one-off cultural events, Talk Like A Pirate Day, Movies Under The Stars, Mega Markets, the very popular Sand Sculpture Competition and Oktoberfest which is set right on picturesque Horseshoe Bay beach. Each of the four main bays and beaches on the island has events over the month. There are also outdoor movies, live music, art exhibitions, gallery openings, environmental walks and talks, workshops, restaurant discounts, health and beauty discounts - you name it, the Festival has something for everyone! We advise you book your accommodation early.

2nd September 2016 to
2nd October 2016

Burdekin Water Festival

The Burdekin's abundant water supply is celebrated each year at this much-loved festival. It is one of the longest running festivals in Queensland, with the first festival being held on 6 September 1958. The celebrations include a wide variety of exciting events that encompass the whole community. The three month-long program of events kicks off with Tastes of the Burdekin in July - an outdoor food festival with an international flavour. The festivities culminate in a street parade and mardi gras in Ayr's Central Business District in September. The colourful floats are always a big drawcard, especially those bearing the festival ambassador entrants.

3rd September 2016

Charters Towers Festival

This year, Charters Towers celebrates with 'Party at Charlie's Trousers'! This year's festival will have a party atmosphere with a fuse of events and attractions which features the town's original heritage through to the modern culture the region has developed. Those more adventurous may like to take on 'Towers Rush'. This is an Amazing Race style treasure hunt in Charters Towers where you will race to checkpoints and complete challenges to gain points. Be the team with the most points at the end of the race to take out the title at Towers Rush 2016. The festival includes triathlons, art exhibitions and workshops, heritage walking tours, live shows and theatre productions, the Inland Barra Fishing Classic on the mighty Burdekin River, the Charity Ball, outback races, music festival and much more.

3rd September 2016 to
30th October 2016

Townsville Caravan, 4×4 and Outdoor Adventure Expo

The Townsville Caravan, 4×4 & Outdoor Adventure Expo is an exciting event held at Reid Park, Townsville. This event takes on a new look in 2016, focusing on the outdoors, including caravans, camper trailers, 4x4's and vehicles, motoring accessories, camping gear, boating, fishing, tourism, travel and more. You’ll be sure to find everything you need to explore the great outdoors !

9th September 2016 to
11th September 2016

T150 Port of Townsville Gala Dinner Under the Stars

Townsville celebrates T150 years (T150) with a year-long program of celebrations and activities, including council and community festivals, events, concerts, exhibitions, sporting events and much more; and they want you to join them. T150 Gala Dinner Under the Stars - the black tie gala event of the year. This momentous occasion will pay tribute to one of the biggest gala outdoor events ever staged in the city, the Longest Dinner on the Strand, which was conducted to officially open the Strand in 1999. Further details on the event including ticketing and times will be announced in the coming months.

10th September 2016

TheatreiNQ - Hamlet

TheatreiNQ's Hamlet - Shakespeare Under The Stars 2016 is William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Based on the popular Nordic legend of Amleth, Hamlet has endured as one of Shakespeare's most popular tragedies. TheatreiNQ is taking it back to it's roots with a Viking-era adaptation. Townsville's beautiful Queens Gardens will one again play home to Shakespeare Under The Stars. Directed by Terri Brabon this production features James Raggatt and Townsville's own Brendan O'Connor. Enjoy a magical night under the stars!

13th September 2016 to
25th September 2016