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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Horrible Histories - Pirates: The Exhibition

Do you have what it takes to be a pirate? Get hands-on with pirate history at this Australian National Maritime Museum travelling exhibition based on the bestselling Horrible Histories series and developed in association with Scholastic UK. Take command of a pirate ship, design and project your own pirate flag, try out different weapons from cutlasses to cannons, find your fate on the wheel of misfortune, discover the best loot to steal and splat rats in the quayside tavern. Along the way, discover why the pirate women were just as wicked as the men and learn to talk the patter of a pirate. Learn about the ships they sailed on, the punishments they suffered and the rules they lived by. The Museum of Tropical Queensland is the first venue in Queensland and only the third in Australia to host this travelling exhibition.

16th September 2017 to
4th February 2018

Australia XI versus England 4-day Cricket match

November will bring international cricket to Riverway Stadium, when Cricket Australia Xl hosts the English Men’s Team in a four-day pre-Ashes series from Wednesday 15 to Saturday 18 November 2017. This red ball (day match) four-day series will run in the immediate lead up to the opening Ashes Test Match at the Gabba, which is set to take place from 23 to 27 November 2017. Tickets are on sale now and offer affordable family entertainment. You can also purchase a four-day pass and there are plenty of corporate hospitality packages on offer too! Tickets are also available at the venue on day, from Gate 2. All tickets are sold as general admission and include access to the grandstand. There is no way to reserve a seat in the grandstand. Be sun smart - make sure you bring a hat, sunscreen and water bottle!

15th November 2017 to
1st November 2018

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 Market held on the second Saturday of the month

13th January 2018 to
8th December 2018

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. Markets are held on the third Sunday of every month

21st January 2018 to
16th December 2018

Exhibition - 'Four Walls' by David Rowe

An exhibition of paintings and drawings of the artists unresolved faith. 'Four Walls' examines the creation, the fall, the stories and the event of Christ. This is an interpretation in relation to modern times.

2nd February 2018 to
25th February 2018

Cowboys Community Day

Help the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys kick off the 2018 season at the Cowboys Community Day on Saturday 3 February, from 10am to 12pm at Townsville RSL Stadium! There will be a player signing session (10am to 11am), live music by 1RAR band, amusements, giveaways, new season merchandise on sale and great entertainment for the kids. Become a 2018 member today at cowboys.com.au or if you’re already a signed up as a 2018 full season member collect your exclusive 2018 player calendar! Please note: Townsville Stadium is an indoor venue - enjoy the air conditioning and please wear soft-soled shoes only. The event is free entry for all ages.

3rd February 2018

The Pirates of Penzance, with a Cast of only Six - Live on Stage

A true family musical comedy is what lies ahead, with the pirates clashing swords and trading barbs in this modern take.  Songs such as I Am The Pirate King, Policeman’s Lot is Not a Happy One, Cat Like Tread and Poor Wandering One, are just a few performed in this riveting production. So, say farewell to the Pirates as they sail off into the sunset, but not before providing the whole family with a truly great time in the theatre. Don’t miss out!

9th February 2018

Not Far to Go Now

Katie Jones is a classically trained artist who works primarily in charcoal. She lives with her husband and three children in Pentland; her family are her primary subjects. Born and raised in Canada, it was after she met her husband and moved to the Australian bush that she 'found her muse'. The images in 'Not Far to Go Now' have been used to illustrate a children's book sharing the same name. The book, which tells the story of a cattle muster, will be launched at the opening of the exhibition.

10th February 2018 to
11th March 2018

February 4x4 Fun Day

Keen to try out your new 4x4 and don't know where to go? Had a 4x4 for years and have run out of new places? Don't have anyone to go with? CT 4x4 Club Fun Day allows novice and experienced drivers an area to test their vehicles in a range of terrain including soft sand and rocky outcrops, with the surety of having experienced Four Wheel Drive Queensland members on-hand to assist and guide where required or just for recovery. Located just nine kilometres from Charters Towers central business district, the Millchester Motor Sport and Recreation Facility has it all from winch walls to mud pits that host the NQ Off Road Challenge, participants can come for the weekend and enjoy all that the Towers has to offer. CT 4x4 Club is a family friendly club catering for all 4x4 enthusiasts.

11th February 2018

Sweet Valentines: Dinner and Neil Diamond Tribute Show

Romance will be in the ‘Ayr’ when Canadian entertainer Bobby Bruce reprises his role as Nearly Neil during a very special Valentines Day dinner and show in the Burdekin Theatre foyer on 14 February 2018. With doors open at 6pm, dinner will be served from 6:30pm. Bobby Bruce will entertain guests with his exhilarating Neil Diamond repertoire over a 1 hour and 45 minute two-act set, with desert served during the acts. The Burdekin Theatre bar will be open throughout the night to ensure guests can celebrate the night of love. Nearly Neil For almost two decades, Canadian singer Bobby Bruce has been astonishing and amazing packed houses throughout America, Canada, Europe, New Zealand and Asia with his passionate, exhilarating and vocally brilliant salute to music legend, Neil Diamond. The power and purity of Bobby’s voice put him in a league of his own and audiences will love the way he glides through a powerful package of Diamond hits – from Cracklin’ Rosie and Kentucky Woman to Cherry Cherry and Sweet Caroline.

14th February 2018

Morning Melodies: Nearly Neil starring Bobby Bruce

For almost two decades, Canadian singer Bobby Bruce has been astonishing and amazing packed houses throughout America, Canada, Europe, New Zealand and Asia with his passionate, exhilarating and vocally brilliant salute to music legend, Neil Diamond. The power and purity of Bobby’s voice put him in a league of his own and audiences will love the way he glides through a powerful package of Diamond hits – from Cracklin’ Rosie and Kentucky Woman to Cherry Cherry and Sweet Caroline. Such is Bobby’s following now in Australia, his Shows are enjoying the best numbers ever as Australians increasingly recognise the talent of this “Master of Music”. It is little wonder he has been nominated two years consecutively for the best international touring artist for the Australian ACE Awards.

14th February 2018

Elvis: An American Trilogy

Take three of the world’s leading Elvis tribute artists then start from the very beginning. Vic Trevino Jnr embodies the rockabilly sound and raw dance moves of the young Elvis. Gino Monopoli recreates the sophistication feel and sound of the movie years taking in tracks from the most iconic movies such as GI Blues, Kid Gallahad, Speedway and many more as well as recreating Elvis’ 1968 comeback TV special. Steve Michaels channels Elvis in the famous White Eagle jumpsuit passionately re-creating the seventies era of An American Trilogy with the moves, songs and nuances that made Elvis the most recognisable figure in history. Elvis an American Trilogy is the complete story that takes three of the world’s leading Elvis tribute artists starring in one of the most spectacular live concert productions that takes you on a journey through the music of the ‘The King.’

19th February 2018