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2019 Events and Insider Guide

Whether it's on the beach, the stage, or field, be prepared to experience world-class events in spectacular settings. View or download your 2019 Events and Insider Guide to start planning your perfect holiday to Townsville North Queensland. 

Events

4th August 2018 to 5th December 2020

Mercer Lane Markets

Set against the stunning backdrop of Mercer Lane Mosaics, this market brings to life Hinchinbrook's finest hand made local art, craft, produce and garden plants. Located beside Westpac Bank

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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

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17th November 2019 to 20th December 2020

Raintree Markets

Under the shade of Ingham's iconic raintrees of Rotary Park, right in the heart of Ingham. This market offers a diversity of offerings from local craft, bric-a-brac, fresh produce, real coffee, tropical plants and tasty treats. Hosted on the 1st and 3rd Sunday in February and March followed by every 3rd Sunday of the month from April to December. All monies raised proudly supports Ingham Palliative Care.

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22nd February 2020 to 23rd February 2020

Taylors Beach Family Fishing Tournament

A family friendly fishing tournament provided by Taylors Beach Progress Association. Competition is based at Taylors Beach and has various categories within family, Junior and Open classes. Awards includes best family catch, best junior catch, longest mangrove Jack, Longest Barramundi, Largest Mud Crab and various encouragement awards for Juniors. Competition. Start Time: 7.00am Saturday 22 February 2020 Competition Finish Time: 11.00am Sunday 23 February 2020 Festivities at Taylors Beach Progress Park: Saturday 23 February: Bar opens at 5pm with steak sandwiches and sausage sizzle Sunday 24 February: Bar opens at 12noon with presentation and sausage sizzle For more information please visit Taylors Beach Progress Association Facebook Page. Or contact Chris Clapperton on 0418 716 829 or Brett Haupt on 0488 440 671

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1st May 2020 to 3rd May 2020

North Queensland Sportfishing Championships

The North Queensland Sportfishing Championships "NQ Champs" is an equal opportunity, family friendly sportfishing event catering for male, female and junior anglers. Participants are invited from sportfishing clubs across Queensland to come together, compete, socialise and experience what Hinchinbrook has to offer. The event also encourages non-club members from within the Hinchinbrook community, as well as other regions across Queensland to attend the event. Fishing: 1 May 2020 to 3 May 2020 Camping: Halifax Hall Grounds: 30 April 2020 to 4 April 2020 Presentations: Halifax Hall: 3 May 2020

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8th May 2020 to 9th May 2020

Ingham Sugar City Rodeo

A full-points ABCRA affiliated rodeo, Ingham Sugar City Rodeo is action-packed family fun for competitors and spectators alike. Bulls, Broncs, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Rope and Tie, Break-Away Roping, Steer Undecorating, Barrel Racing – just to name a few events – will keep spectators engaged and enthralled. Licenced bar and hot food is available for purchase.

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10th May 2020 to 13th September 2020

Lucinda Markets

The Lucinda markets are on every second Sunday from May to September. Win a meat tray or a bag of prawns. Soak up the relaxing casual atmosphere. Enjoy the music. Indulge in a coffee, hot food, seaside views. Entertain the children (playground); stroll the beach; lunch in Lucinda; browse over 20 stalls. Make sure you plan enough time to enjoy the Lucinda. Lucinda is a photographer's dream destination. The contrast of the rising or setting sun, golden beach, calm sea and backdrop of Hinchinbrook Island juxtaposed against the engineering marvel that is Lucinda jetty makes for a composition that even amateur photographers will delight in. With a plethora of vantage points to capture the an array of shots, the incredible opportunities for photography have been known to waylay plans for the day or even longer.

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23rd May 2020

Tasman Turtle's Picnic Day

Enjoy a day of adventure and discovery of art, culture, nature and knowledge with Tasman Turtle and his friends at their annual family Picnic Day. The day will be filled with activities, workshops, games, food and entertainment for you and your family. Cost: Free entry.

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24th May 2020 to 27th September 2020

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 food vendors. Market occurs on the fourth Sunday of the month between May and September.

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1st August 2020 to 2nd August 2020

Australian Italian Festival

The Australian Italian Festival is a signature event in North Queensland. It brings authentic home-cooked Italian food. The entertainment, displays, demonstrations, competitions and workshops including amusement rides are all free to their visitors. It is a two day event held on the first weekend of August each year. This event showcases and relives the heritage, culture and traditions of the first Italian immigrants to Australia. It is truly a unique event and leaves visitors with life long memories.

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17th October 2020

Ingham Maraka Festival

For two weeks in October, Hinchinbrook comes alive with a diversity of events. Ingham Maraka Festival features steam train rides, cocktail night, Try-Athlon, dinner dance, afternoon tea, pet parade, float procession finishing with entertainment and fireworks in Rotary Park. Main event: Street Parade 17 October 2020. Float procession commencing at 5pm followed by street entertainment at 6pm.

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