Events


Townsville North Queensland offers a huge line up of entertainment and events with sports, food, cultural and music festivals in full swing throughout the year. Cheer yourself hoarse at a national sporting match, bask in the sun during Magnetic Island Race Week or enjoy a performance by the world’s finest chamber musicians at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music. Become part of the exciting calendar of events and immerse yourself in the laid back, vibrant lifestyle. 

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Ingham Show

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

6th July 2017 to
7th July 2017

Australian Italian Festival

The Australian Italian Festival is an authentic Italian cultural event held on the first weekend of August in Ingham, North Queensland. The Festival is staged at the award-winning TYTO Precinct, off the Bruce Highway, 500 metres from Ingham’s Central Business District. For the space of the two day Carnival, the area is transformed into a huge piazza with nonstop world-class entertainment on two stages. Guests gain access to homemade, mouth-watering Italian food and wine, cooking demonstrations, displays, competitions, free amusement rides, market stalls and much more. The atmosphere, the food and the excitement all come together to give you the experience of walking into a festival in Italy.

5th August 2017 to
6th August 2017

Ingham Sugar City Rodeo

Featuring The King of the Cane Fields steer wrestling (Friday night), break-away roping, barrel racing, Pop Sheahan Memorial Bronc Ride, Harry Burdell Memorial Bare Back, jnr. Rodeo and Open Bull Ride Final.

1st September 2017 to
2nd September 2017

Ingham Gold Cup

Since 1879 the annual Ingham Gold Cup provides exciting horse racing, excellent fashion, live music and a great social day. Stay on after the race and party till late with a live band and DJ.

2nd September 2017

Ingham Maraka Festival

Ingham Maraka Festival will feature steam train rides, cocktail night, Try-Athlon, rock and roll dinner dance, afternoon tea, pet parade, float procession, finishing with entertainment and fireworks in Rotary Park.

7th October 2017 to
28th October 2017