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Townsville North Queensland - Alive in 2020

In 2020 Townsville North Queensland is alive with a vibrant events calendar you won’t want to miss. Come for an event and stay for an experience, as you discover fascinating places that will create holiday memories to last a lifetime.

Events

10th January 2020 to 18th December 2020

Conservation Volunteers Australia Townsville - Ocean View Nursery

Conservation Volunteers believes in a healthy and sustainable environment, and for everyone to be involved in managing and protecting that environment. We offer volunteer opportunities in and around the Townsville region that connect people to nature and contribute to improving and protecting native habitats. Overlooking beautiful Rowes Bay and Magnetic Island, the ocean view nursery concentrates on producing local provenance species for planting in areas around Townsville and North Queensland. Learn how to process seeds and raise seedlings for revegetation projects that preserve the local gene pool and biodiversity. Join us from 8:00 am to midday on Fridays and learn new skills while meeting new people. If you're interested in more conservation projects, check out our website. We occasionally run family friendly weekend events like tree plantings and beach clean ups or, for the more adventurous, there are monthly camping trips to beautiful, remote locations. Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

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9th January 2020 to 17th December 2020

Conservation Volunteers Australia Townsville - Beach Scrub Conservation

Conservation Volunteers believes in a healthy and sustainable environment, and for everyone to be involved in managing and protecting that environment. We offer volunteer opportunities in and around the Townsville region that connect people to nature and contribute to improving and protecting native habitats. The beach scrub project aims to promote conservation of beach scrub semi-evergreen vine thickets, an endangered ecosystem that’s crucial for reducing erosion and preserving strong ecological diversity. You will be involved in weed identification and removal, photo monitoring and removal of marine debris from beaches. Join the team and explore areas up and down the coast from Townsville. You will get to see out of the way places while helping to preserve these unique habitats. Projects run most Thursdays and Fridays and depart from our office in Pallarenda at 7:00 am returning no later than 2:00 pm. If you're interested in more conservation projects, check out our website. We occasionally run family friendly weekend events like tree plantings and beach clean ups or, for the more adventurous, there are monthly camping trips to beautiful, remote locations. Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

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10th April 2020 to 13th April 2020

2020 Townsville North Queensland Games

The North Queensland Games is the largest multi-sport event in regional Australia. The NQ Games is held biennial and shared between Mackay, Townsville and Cairns. The 2020 NQ Games will be staged in Townsville and surrounding regions and will be the 19th Games. There will be over 30 sports to choose from with an estimated 4000 plus participants to be involved. The 2020 Townsville NQ Games is an action packed weekend commencing with the official opening ceremony to be held on Thursday 9 April 2020. Athletes, supporters and officials participating in the games can enjoy one of the most picturesque coastal cities in northeastern Queensland, Australia. The Strand esplanade, with its pier and water park, is popular. The Reef HQ Aquarium has marine life and coral from the Great Barrier Reef, plus a sea turtle hospital. Southeast of the city, the Billabong Sanctuary wildlife park is home to koalas, wombats and crocodiles. Offshore, Magnetic Island has coral reefs and a national park full of wildlife. Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

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7th April 2020 to 10th April 2020

Life Festival 2020

Life Festival is a free event for the whole family running for three days in the first week of the school holidays in April. Including internal guest speakers: Janine Kubala: International Communicator with inspiring life stories shaped by hope and spirituality. Pat Morgan: Nationally Recognised Country and Gospel Artist. Live Music by Local Artists and Performers: Family Entertainment. Youth and Young Adult Activities. On Site Camping Available. Free Interactive Children’s Area. Free Rides for Kids. Food and Drinks Available to Purchase. And more! They are so excited to launch Life Festival and want to bring a free event to their community of Townsville that will bring them together for fun and music! Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

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14th December 2019 to 12th December 2020

Conroy Hall Markets

A fantastic all weather market with a great selection of antiques, bric-a-brac, books, home made treats, local craft and clothing. Fantastic cooked breakfast available between 7.30am and 9.30am Market held on the second Saturday of the month between February and December Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

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15th March 2020 to 13th March 2022

Cotters Market Townsville

Townsville's most iconic farmers market for over 35 years! From fresh herbs to hand made goods, Cotters Market is your one-stop to taste and experience the real Townsville! Every Sunday morning, in the heart of Townsville's Central Business District, enjoy live music, fresh foods and exotic goods. Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

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21st January 2020 to 16th December 2020

Conservation Volunteers Australia Townsville - Creekwatch

Conservation Volunteers Australia believes in a healthy and sustainable environment and for everyone to be involved in managing and protecting that environment. They offer environmental volunteer opportunities in and around the Townsville region that connect people to nature and contribute to improving and protecting native habitats. All are welcome to participate in their projects to make a difference in the community, learn something new and meet other locals. Creekwatch is an opportunity to learn more about our waterways and how to keep them healthy. Come along for a day or two to conduct fish and macro-invertebrate (water bug) surveys, undertake water quality monitoring, look out for water birds and clean up the waterways. It is a fantastic way to see out of the way areas around Townsville. Creekwatch runs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7.30am to 1pm visiting Louisa Creek, the Townsville Town Common, Bluewater Creek, Fairfield Waters, Sach’s Creek, Stuart Creek, Rollingstone Creek and Bohle River. Transportation (from a pick up point), safety gear and morning tea are provided. In addition to their weekly projects, they run monthly beach scrub camping trips, and occasional weekend tree planting days and marine debris beach clean ups the whole family can join! Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

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16th April 2020

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Melbourne Storm

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys are back in 2020 in their brand new home, the North Queensland Stadium! Experience a Cowboys home game like never before, and be there to cheer on your Cowboys! Secure your tickets now to see these 12 action-packed match days full of live entertainment, on-field competitions and rugby league at its best! Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.

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