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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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

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

Exhibition - 'Shine - the third edition'

Shine - the third edition, is a collective exhibition showcasing 20 artists across a range of genre from local and regional Queensland locations. This exhibition showcases the work of 20 professional and emerging artists which best represent their current art practices. Offering a wide selection of 2D and 3D works, which include a wonderful assortment of sculptural and ceramic pieces, photography, basket weavings as well as paintings, drawings and mix media art works. This exhibition showcases the incredible artistic talent they have locally and regionally.

2nd March 2018 to
29th March 2018

Gold Coast SUNS versus Geelong Cats JLT Community Series, Townsville

See AFL live in North Queensland! Gold Coast SUNS take on the Geelong Cats, Sunday March 4, 3.35pm at Riverway Stadium, Townsville for the JLT community series. All Gold Coast SUNS 2018 Members receive free general admission entry, subject to capacity. Tickets on sale Monday 5 February for Club/AFL members and Tuesday 6 February for General Public. Registration or upgrade is recommended for members to secure entry.

4th March 2018

Gold Coast Suns versus Geelong Cats

Riverway Stadium comprises of an Australian Football League (AFL) and cricket oval, a 1,000-seat grandstand and supporting facilities, the Riverway Oval, and cricket practice nets. Riverway Stadium has been home to AFL and cricket matches at local, regional, state and national levels. Watch the Gold Coast Suns take on Geelong Cats, 4 March 2018 at Riverway Stadium.

4th March 2018

March 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.

4th March 2018

Multi Sport Sprint Series 2018 - Paluma

A fast, yet challenging course featuring all three discipline, kayaking, mountain biking and trail running. Do it solo or in a team of two or three. Option for Duathlon available as well, solo category only. Explore the beautiful trails in Paluma while challenging yourself in this great sprint event. Registration opens January 1 2018. Limited entries available!

4th March 2018

Women's Mountain Bike Retreat

That's right - they have another Women's Mountain Bike Retreat with Lauretta Howarth from Ride Fundamentals Mountain Bike Skills for you. March 8 to 11, 2018 on Magnetic Island. Learn new skills, meet new friends, maybe even discover a new 'you'? Add in strength sessions with Maggie Island Bootcamp, yoga with Magnetic Island Yoga and free diving with the Freedive Tribe and you've got yourself an awesome three day tropical island getaway!!

8th March 2018 to
11th March 2018

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Cronulla Sharks

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!

9th March 2018

Leaving Jackson: The Johnny Cash and June Carter Story - Charters Towers

For more than 40 years, Johnny Cash and June Carter enthralled audiences around the world with their songs of life, love and heartache.  A love story played out through some of the greatest songs ever written. Now Jeff Carter Cash together with Brooke McMullen bring to life a captivating and unforgettable musical concert not to be missed, their onstage performance has to be seen to be believed. Two hour live concert event will have you singing, laughing and crying for more. Starring Jeff Carter Cash and Brooke McMullen.

9th March 2018

Leaving Jackson- The Story of Johnny Cash and June Carter

For more than 40 years, Johnny Cash and June Carter enthralled audiences around the world with their songs of life, love and heartache. A love story played out through some of the greatest songs ever written. Now Jeff Carter Cash together with Brooke McMullen bring to life a captivating and unforgettable musical concert not to be missed, their onstage performance has to be seen to be believed. This two hour live concert event “Leaving Jackson- The Johnny Cash and June Carter Story” will have you singing, laughing and crying for more. Starring Jeff Carter Cash and Brooke McMullen.

10th March 2018

Welcoming Babies Ceremony

To welcome new families and babies into the community. Event involves ceremony with Mayor handing out certificate, gift bag and seedling to each registered baby. Also includes exhibitors and market stalls and kids’ activities.

11th March 2018

Queen's Baton Relay

The Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) is a Games tradition that celebrates the Commonwealth’s diversity, inspires community pride and excites people about the world-class festival of sports and culture to come. The Relay arrives in Townsville on Sunday 18 March and will move from West End to Jezzine Barracks from 2pm to 5.30pm. On Monday the Relay will begin at 7.40 am from Reid Park finishing in Cranbrook at 9.45 am. More details will be released early February 2018, please refer to the Townsville City Council website for more information.

18th March 2018 to
19th March 2018

Neil Diamond 50 Year Anniversary Tour

Neil Diamond will perform on March 20 at Townsville's 1300SMILES Stadium as part of his wildly successful 50 Year Anniversary Tour. The tour will celebrate Neil Diamond’s incomparable 50 year career and hits spanning decades such as Cherry Cherry, Holly Holy, Cracklin’ Rosie, Song Sung Blue, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers, Solitary Man, Sweet Caroline, Love on the Rocks, Desiree and Shilo. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketek.

20th March 2018

Multi Sport Sprint Series 2018 - Magnetic Island

Join Outer Limits for a fun, but yet challenging multi sport adventure on the island. This event combines kayaking, mountain biking and trail running into a fast multi sport event. You can either do it solo or in a team or two or three. You can even chose to do the Duathlon option and avoid the kayaking if water isn't your thing. Entries are limited so make sure you register soon. Registration opens January 1 2018.

25th March 2018

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Penrith Panthers

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!

29th March 2018