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.
20th June 2018
Morning Melodies: Rachael Beck- This Girl
Join Rachael on an intimate journey of song, story and laughs as she dissects her career and life thus far. Through songs from shows such as Cabaret, Les Misérables and A Little Night Music, to rock anthems penned by artists such as Bob Dylan, Kate Bush and KD Lang, Rachael will leave you with your heart on your sleeve. As one of Australia’s best-loved performers, Rachael Beck is a multi-faceted, award-winning powerhouse whose talents span across stage and screen as both an acclaimed vocal artist and actress. Performing songs from her stunning new album, This Girl, join Rachael on an intimate journey of song, story and laughs as she dissects her career and life thus far. Through songs from shows such as Cabaret, Les Misérables and A Little Night Music, to rock anthems penned by artists such as Kate Bush and KD Lang, Rachael will leave you with your heart on your sleeve.
21st June 2018
Kevin Bloody Wilson- Almost Awesome Tour
Tick off the bucket list with Kevin Bloody Wilson ‘The Almost Awesome Tour’. The Kevin Bloody Wilson Show is not just a concert performance, for most, it’s a full on event. Kevin has become a national institution – a must see for any person wanting to see absolute original Australian comedy. His recently released biography ‘DILLIGAF, The Life And Rhymes Of Kevin Bloody Wilson’ is a raucous, earthy, in depth look at perhaps one of the only Australian comedians who has not bowed to the pressures of political correctness. Kevin Bloody Wilson’s story is remarkable. He has become a part of Australian Culture, a part of who we are and how we define ourselves. His DILLIGAF attitude is a quality to be envied. He’s been listed in Who’s Who, his entire body of work has been preserved for future generations with the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra and his fan base stretches from Broken Hill to Buckingham Palace. It’s also a known fact that nobody tells Australian stories better than Kevin Bloody Wilson.
16th June 2018 to 23rd June 2018
The Dapto Chaser
Australian National Theatre Live Presents a film of a live theatrical performance For the Sinclair family, the cut-throat world of greyhound racing is a religion. And their beloved dog , Boy Named Sue, is more than a greyhound, he’s their heart and soul on four legs. With a crucial race, the Winnebago Classic on the horizon, Cess Sinclair, has one shot at reversing his family’s fortunes for good. Against all the odds, he’s betting on a miracle. The Dapto Chaser is warts-and-all Australian comedy that gets its hands dirty with the adrenaline, sweat and guts of the dog racing sub-culture. The Sinclairs are a family trapped in the pressure cooker of gambling addiction and when things don’t go to plan, they are forced to gamble the most important commodity of all – their relationship to each other. Playwright Mary Rachel Brown wrote The Dapto Chaser perched in the bleachers track-side, while director Glynn Nicholas will be going on an all-schnitzel diet to get it over the line.
23rd June 2018 to 24th June 2018
NQ Super Series Off Road Racing
Round three of the NQ Super Series Off Road Racing held in Charters Towers. Off Road racing is a format of racing where various classes of specially modified vehicles (including cars, trucks, motorcycles, and buggies) compete in races through off-road environments.
23rd June 2018 to 7th October 2018
Magnetic Island Triathlon
North Queensland's own tropical destination adventure island brings you a great weekend of thrills and spills, an exotic racing adventure begins on the Friday evening, all the way through to Sunday afternoon. They have a Barge to Beach mystery swim on the Saturday to whet your appetite for some scrumptious cuisine on Saturday evening. Sunday you get to swim over part of the Great Barrier Reefs pristine waters as you start your triathlon, for a magnificent sprint course, all around Picnic Bay. Then relax after the race in the iconic bay with a celebratory beer and cocktail.
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.
30th June 2018 to 15th July 2018
Dinosaur rEvolution Winter School Holiday Program
Enjoy the cooler winter days at the Museum with a full prehistoric program of activities to celebrate the all new Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival exhibition. Families can enjoy interactive activities including ‘live’ dinosaur shows and fossil casting. Plus junior palaeontologists can get their brushes working in the dig pit excavating for skeletons, explore fossil specimens at the touch tables and create their own dinosaur masks to take home. For more information visit the Museum website.
30th June 2018 to 2nd July 2018
Neck of the Woods Music Festival
Neck of the Woods Music Festival is a local music and lifestyle festival set in a family friendly environment on a lush property in the suburb of Pinnacles, 30 minutes from the Townsville central business district. Neck of the Woods celebrates the local music scene, hosting 20 musical acts over two days, including a selection of North Queensland’s best original artists and some of Australia’s up and coming spotlight touring acts. The festival will feature two nights of onsite camping, BYO, lifestyle activities such as yoga workshops, art installations, an interactive children’s area and a festival marketplace showcasing some of Townsville’s best street food and artisan market stalls. 2018 Artist Line Up: Didirri, Clea, Ayla, Greta Stanley, The Ocean Party, Asha Jefferies, William Bloom, Neighbour, Zefereli, Broadcast Fiasco, Coffins, Dan Baker, Denville, Late November, Oh Forest Shore, Tilly, Tahni James and Weekend Project.
30th June 2018
Skate Titans / Operation X Townsville
Operation X is an annual skateboarding contest which began seven years ago when the president of The Youth Network NQ, Rachel Cook, saw a need for kids in the community to be engaged around Skateparks. The contest has grown every year, and Rachel has partnered with Donny Fraser from ASCI over the years to work as a collaborative team to grow and improve this contest every year since its inception. The Skate Titans is a series of contests around Australia which allow local winners from different regions to compete at a high level at major contests around Australia.The collaboration of Operation X, a historical event in Townsville joining with the Skate Titans ensures Locals from the region are able to get exposure and advance their opportunities.
13th May 2018 to 9th September 2018
Soak up the relaxing casual atmosphere, enjoy the music, indulge in a coffee, hot food and seaside views. Browse over 30 stalls and find something for everyone. Entertain the kids, stroll the beach, lunch in Lucinda and take in the seaside views. Markets are held on the second Sunday of the month between May and September.
13th January 2018 to 8th December 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
15th April 2018 to 17th February 2019
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 from April to December