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15th December 2018 to 28th January 2019

Summer Days at the Museum

These school holidays when it's hot outside, the Museum of Tropical Queensland is the cool place to be with a new science exhibition, awesome events and interactive activities for children of all ages. Commencing Saturday 15 December, daily activities include the new Sciencentre gallery - a discovery-zone with plenty of fun with more than 20 interactive exhibits to find out how science challenges the human body, exercises the brain and stimulates the senses. The new Construction Zone will also make for hours of imaginative play with the Big Blue Blocks and LEGO® plus the fun continues with the range of interactive exhibitions found across two massive air-conditioned floors. The excitement factor is taken up a notch from January 7 to 24 with a variety awesome special events including live science and 3D planetarium shows. In conjunction with Reef HQ, on Friday 18 January the Museum will open for one-night only before the school holidays finish and the Summer Days come to an end. Visit for a night of ‘science made simple’ with pop up science buskers, craft and other fun activities. For the full Summer Days at the Museum program visit their website.

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28th February 2019

Ocean Film Festival World Tour

With a vision to mesmerise and captivate, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface.  Featuring all new films this carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue.  The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points. Inspiring and thought-provoking, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home. Find out more at their website.

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21st April 2019

44th Van Nationals

The humble Panel Van is one of the most iconic vehicles in Australia! The 44th Van Nationals and Street Machine Show will have a variety of vans including big vans, medium vans and small vans, show, classic, vintage and custom, on display as owners and their vehicles will come together from across the country to meet at the historic outback gold mining town of Charters Towers. Easter Sunday, the Charters Towers Showgrounds will be alive with the smooth sounds and visual beauty of these iconic vans, along with a sub section of street machine and classic vehicles on display for spectators to view. Why not soak up the Easter long weekend and take a step back in time and discover the enchanting, outback town of Charters Towers. Driving the streets of Charters Towers is like viewing a living montage of Australian history and heritage. This iconic annual event is the largest Van Show held in Australia and is the first time this event has been held in North Queensland.

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27th April 2019 to 28th April 2019

Burdekin Auto Festival 2019

The Burdekin Auto Festival is a weekend jam packed full of events celebrating classic automotive culture. The festival includes a Super Cruise, Show and Shine, Live entertainment and a Rockabilly dinner dance. Sunday is a fun filled day for the whole family with a kids corner, slot cars and free jumping castle. There will also be finals for the driving events and judging of the cars and bikes, finishing Sunday afternoon with the trophy presentations. Over 200 vintage cars, hot rods and motorbikes on display including three onsite driving events.

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4th July 2019 to 5th July 2019

Ingham Show 2019

Come along to this classic country show with all the favourites: horses, dogs, birds, wood chopping, art, cooking and school displays, animal nursery, fireworks, night entertainment and side shows. The whole family will enjoy it!

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5th August 2019

Townsville Careers Expo 2019

The 15th annual Townsville Careers Expo presents an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in education and training or those seeking professional career development and employment opportunities. With exhibitors including Universities, private education providers, TAFE institutes, graduate employment, Defence Force recruiting, student support services and employers, the Expo provide a unique opportunity to find everything related to education and employment, under one roof. The Job Shop is organised in conjunction with the Expo, presenting career seekers with "real jobs" and the opportunity to meet face to face with local and national employers. A variety of positions will be available and can be viewed on the website closer to the event. Visitors have the chance to win multiple prizes! For more information on the Expo, please visit the website and click on the Townsville icon, or visit the Facebook page. The expo is on Monday August 5, 2019 from 10am to 1.30pm and 4pm to 7pm. Admission is free!

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