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Centenary Park Charity Markets
On the fourth 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. Stroll through the beautiful surrounds of Centenary Park and chat to a local, with over 50 stalls each month and the local Country Music Club providing live music. Each month the markets raise funds for a nominated charity....Find Out More
Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival
Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival is now a three day festival that incorporates the First Fire of the crushing season, Burdekin Cultural Fair and the Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships. The Burdekin region is one of the last regions in Australia to still burn sugar cane before it is harvested. The First Fire celebrates that fact and involves burning the purpose grown cane to be cut in the Australian Hand Cane Cutting Championships. The Burdekin Cultural Fair celebrates the many cultures that make the Burdekin the friendly, multicultural town it is and 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 First Fire and 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. The Burdekin Cultural Fair is held next to the PCYC on Macmillan Street in Ayr. ...Find Out More
In line with popular demand, Townsville returns to the standard Adventurethon Format again in 2022 with a Multisport Extravaganza. Gear up for a full on, three discipline, race to test your stamina on the waters and tracks of the Ross Dam. Not just an event for the elite athletes, Adventurethon also caters to the whole family from juniors to first-time adults and those seeking a bit more of a challenge. Paddle, run and ride courses are designed to provide you with the best experiences of the location and to throw in a little adventure...Find Out More
Country Market Day
Country market day with market stalls with free kids entertainment including face painting, balloon animals, playground and colouring-in station followed by country music on the patio by Townsville and Thuringowa Country Music Association (open mic walk ups encourages)....Find Out More
Australian Italian Festival
The Australian Italian Festival is a signature cultural event in North Queensland. This event serves up a program of world class entertainment, displays, demonstrations, competitions and workshops including amusement rides which are all free. The festival provides and opportunity for visitors to experience authentic home-cooked Italian food as well as an array of other delectable food options. Exhibitions which showcases and relives the heritage, culture and traditions of the first Italian immigrants to Australia are a popular part of the Festival each year. The Australian Italian Festival is truly a unique event and leaves visitors with life long memories....Find Out More
Australian Italian Festival
The Australian Italian Festival is one of Queensland’s leading cultural festivals. It is an exciting celebration of all things Italian – food, wine and world class entertainment on two large stages. There is loads of fun to be had with cooking demonstrations, market and craft stalls and an historical display showcasing the influence of Italian immigrants on the district. Take the challenge with spaghetti and pizza eating competitions, grape stomping or even attempt climbing the greasy pole. With free amusement rides and entertainment for the children and exciting games for the teenagers and young at heart. The festival is a great weekend out for young and old. The 2021 festival will be held in the first weekend of June. Come experience our amazing North Queensland winter weather and allow us to provide the entertainment. Tickets are available at the Townsville Tickets website and will also be sold at the gate. Tickets can be purchased online for a 20 per cent discount off the full price. Minors (under 18s) must be accompanied by an adult and will be admitted free of charge....Find Out More
Echoes of Pink Floyd: A Journey Through Time - Townsville
Australia’s largest scale Pink Floyd concept act Echoes of Pink Floyd will take audiences on a musical and visual journey from Pink Floyd’s earliest days as darlings of 1960’s London’s psychedelic underground, all the way to their 1990’s powerhouse performances as the undisputed masters of stadium rock. In addition, the show will provide insight into the amazing evolution of the seminal English prog rockers throughout their history. The searing, soaring music and heart-wrenching but deeply contemplative lyrics reflecting Pink Floyd’s own journey as they charted their way through life’s twists and turns, triumphs and disappointments. Audiences will be treated to an extensive exploration of the band’s impressive catalogue as the gang from Echoes of Pink Floyd plays all of Pink Floyd’s biggest smash hits, as well as some lovingly hand-picked deep album cuts designed to please the most committed of hard-core fans....Find Out More
QCWA Sunday Markets Charters Towers
The QCWA markets promises to be a feast for your senses. Indulge yourself and experience Charters Towers' local hospitality and listen and chat with the stallholders who love nothing better than to share their local knowledge and experiences. With their vibrant colours, locally grown and freshly picked produce is a delight to the eyes, and those freshly harvested fruits and veggies smell wonderful, good enough to eat straightaway. Charters Towers boasts some of the best cooks in the country there are baked goodies, bottled jams and all kinds of condiments for all occasions. Your taste buds will thank you. Craftsmen and craftswomen create a feast for your eyes by proudly spreading their wares, ranging from leather work, handmade jewellery, knitting, crocheting and machine made garment, card making, potted plants and knick knacks that will bring a smile to your face. These indoor markets are a delight whatever the weather may bring. So rain or shine the hall provides a very comfortable venue for everyone to feel at home. Come along and treat your senses to an array of delights. The funds raised are utilised by the local QCWA branch to help individuals and families identified as needing assistance. ...Find Out More
'Street Party' Celebrating Faces & Places of Charters Towers
A fun and exciting street party to Celebrate Queensland Day & 150 Years of Charters Towers. Featuring the people and places that helped shape Charters Towers, complete with artisan markets, workshops, entertainment, great food and more! The event will reflect the unique culture, heritage and aspirations of Charters Towers. Charters Towers - Celebrating 150 Years in 2022! This event is proudly supported by the Queensland Government in partnership with Charters Towers Regional Council....Find Out More
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