Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive
2nd June 2018 to 21st October 2018
Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival
Not long ago, what was known about dinosaurs was based almost totally on assumptions made from studying their internal body structures. The rest, including colours and skin coverings, was left to the imagination. Now thanks to incredible research and technology, that this time emphasises also skin and ornaments, we are now able to get a glimpse of the true, bizarre and complex nature of the evolution of the Dinosauria. Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival explores the predatory prehistoric world of dinosaurs with animatronics, 3D models and fossil casts that visitors can touch. The exhibits are also backed with close-to-life-sized murals of all the protagonist species, fully fleshed, feathered and restored in living and breathing colours. A travelling exhibition by Luis V. Rey and Gondwana Studios.
24th March 2018 to 2nd September 2018
Evolution: Torres Strait Masks
The Evolution: Torres Strait Masks exhibition takes visitors on a journey from time immemorial when masks were used in ceremonial rituals involving art, theatre and dance and shows how these historic artefacts have inspired new works that are constantly developing and changing. Developed by the Gab Titui Cultural Centre on Waiben (Thursday Island) this exhibition celebrates the rich and continuing tradition of mask making in Zenadh Kes (Torres Strait) and explores the longstanding importance of ceremonial masks in Torres Strait culture, and how they influence contemporary art forms. The 12 striking masks are created by contemporary Torres Strait artists – Andrew Passi, Eddie Nona, Vincent Babia, Kapua Gutchen Senior, Yessie Mosby, Alick Tipoti, Milton Savage and Seriat Young. A travelling exhibition from the National Museum of Australia.
19th July 2018
Johnny Nicol: My Music, My Life, My Story
The inimitable singer/guitarist Johnny Nicol is known as a bit of a legend in the Australian jazz scene. Having been in the business now for over 50 years, he has worked with some of the greats both in Australia and overseas and has an unmistakable style that is all his own. As a former member of the now legendary Maori Troubadours, Johnny has travelled all throughout Australia. It was during this time that he learned the craft of entertaining. After leaving the Troubadours to go solo, Johnny travelled overseas and further honed his craft performing in many prestigious venues in Las Vegas, Miami, the Bahamas and throughout Europe and the UK. Once back in Australia, Johnny quickly found his place as a contemporary jazz artist. Critics acclaimed him “the finest jazz guitar stylist in Australia” and “our own George Benson in both vocal style and guitar technique”. The night will also include guest appearances by a number of prominent Indigenous artists and public figures, including Professor Gracelyn Smallwood (Welcome to Country), Shireen Malamoo (Singer), Maggie Walsh (MC), Sean Choolburra (Comedian, Alfred Henaway (Foyer session during intermission), Aicey Zaro (Singer) and more.
20th July 2018
Absolute Elvis - Tour the Tropics
Elvis Presley's life in Music performed by UK's Multi Award Winning Elvis Tribute Artist - Johnny Lee Memphis. Songs that will get you rockin and a rolling as Johnny performs Elvis's greatest hits from the 50s to the 70s. Tickets on sale now - book early for an ideal music lovers gift.
20th July 2018 to 22nd July 2018
Autofest Performance Car Festivals are pleased to announce the addition of an All New Autofest event that will taking place in Far North Queensland from July 20 to 22 2018. To be known as the Ingham Autofest and to be held at the Ingham Showground each year from mid 2018 the Autofest Crew look forward to working together with local clubs as well as other events already running in Far North Queensland and they are sure that this exciting new event for their region will also compliment their events as well. Autofest is open to everything automotive from Cars, Trucks, Bikes in fact anything that has wheels is welcomed to join in on all the fun and with the theme of a Family Friendly Festival. Autofest events include, Go To Whoa, Spear A Spud, Dyno Shootout, Show N Shine, Autokana and everyone's favourite, the Mighty Burnout Comp. More details will be released over the coming weeks and Entrant Forms will be posted up at their website.
20th July 2018 to 22nd July 2018
Kids Rock Junior Rodeo, Heart of the Goldfields Rodeo and King of the Goldfields Steer Wrestling
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. A live band will keep the mood going once the arena action is completed. 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.
21st July 2018
Townsville Jaguar Land Rover Ladies Race Day
Part of the Winter Racing Carnival the Townsville Jaguar Land Rover Ladies Race Day is a must attend event on the social Calendar. Featuring immaculate fashion, great entertainment and a trackside celebration not to be missed. Children must be accompanied by a responsible guardian at all times.
21st July 2018
North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus St George Illawarra Dragons
Witness the thrilling atmosphere of a North Queensland Toyota Cowboys home game at 1300SMILES Stadium in 2018! Following a successful season in 2017 and a second Grand Final appearance in three years, the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys return in 2018 stronger than ever. Leading the charge is four-time Dally M winner Johnathan Thurston and Australian and Queensland representative Matt Scott, backed up by 2017 Australian Rugby League World Cup champions Michael Morgan and Jordan McLean, dual Dally M winner Jason Taumalolo and an outstanding lineup of state and international representatives and NRL talent, assembled by head coach Paul Green. Lock in your tickets now to see these 12 action-packed match days full of live entertainment, on-field competitions and rugby league at its best!
22nd July 2018 to 21st July 2019
The Paluma Push
Held in July each year, the Paluma Push is a race from the Paluma Village via the Paluma Dam through World heritage rainforest and cattle property to Hidden Valley cabins. Three courses are available, the 42 kilometre recreational course, the 53 kilometre intermediate course and the competition course which is 70 kilometres. This is a race that changes lives! If you are competitive, the prizes are substantial with both cash and equipment on offer. If you are a rider who loves a challenge, The Push is your perfect ride. But if you want to try an achievable personal challenge that will guarantee you a smile and helpful encouragement then this ride will change your life. Sign on commences before Easter 2019. Don't miss out! Hop in and register when the gate goes up. More than 600 riders every year can't be wrong.
27th May 2018 to 23rd September 2018
Forrest Beach Market
Unwind and enjoy the relaxed beach setting. Market boasts a variety of local arts and craft, fresh produce, plants, bric-a-brac, raffles, kids activities and barbeue lunch. Market occurs on the fourth Sunday of the month between May and September.