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North Queensland Elite Rodeo
North Queensland Elite Rodeo has changed to two nights of action packed Rodeo. The 2019 Prize money was over AUD70,000. It is no longer invitational only. The aim of the event is to put the very best Rodeo athletes against the best Rodeo stock in the country. Their goal is to not only put on one of the greatest competitions for spectators but to also show junior and emerging rodeo stars that there is a pathway for this great sport....Find Out More
North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus New Zealand Warriors
Cheer on your North Queensland Toyota Cowboys at their home ground, Queensland Country Bank Stadium during the 2022 NRL Telstra Premiership. With an exciting crop of up-and-coming talent on the roster, you won't want to miss a moment of the action. Leading the charge is three-time Dally M Lock of the Year Jason Taumalolo, backed up by fan-favourites Valentine Holmes, Chad Townsend, Jordan McLean, Scott Drinkwater, and young-gun Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow. The atmosphere is captivating, and the experience will leave you craving more. Secure your tickets now and support your team – North Queensland!...Find Out More
Cape Pallarenda Trail Run
The signature event in the Mike Carney Toyota Trail Run Series 2022. 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 and 21 kilometres- the half marathon distance for the ones who like a good challenge. And Townsville's only trail run marathon!...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
Townsville Triathlon and Multisport Festival
Held along the picturesque background of Townsville’s Strand and Pallarenda Beach, The Townsville Triathlon and Multisport Festival is one of Australia’s flattest, fastest and most memorable courses....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
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
Gay Games 40th Anniversary Presentation hosted by Team Rainbow Inc Townsville
Learn about the history of the World's largest sporting and cultural event (Gay Games) and how you can get involved and participate with the only Regional Queensland member organisation, Team Rainbow. Be a part of bringing the Gay Games to Brisbane next decade and learn how you can participate in GG11 2023....Find Out More
Dettol ODI Series vs Zimbabwe
A huge summer of cricket kicks off in Townsville with Australia taking on Zimbabwe in three ODIs almost two decades since the two teams last met on Aussie soil. The competition is set to be hot....Find Out More
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