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

Lucinda Markets

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 May 2018 to
9th 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.

27th May 2018 to
23rd September 2018

Townsville Expo

The Townsville Expo (incorporating the Townsville Caravan, 4x4 and Outdoor Adventure Expo) returns to Reid Park Townsville for three massive days in 2018 from August 31 to September 2! This event features a major showcase of camper trailers, caravans, motorhomes and all things 4x4. The Townsville Expo will also be home to a major showcase of all things boating and fishing, from jet skis and tinnies to offshore boating. The expo will also incorporate a wider range of products and services for your homes and outdoor lifestyle. From pools and spas to tanks, sheds, tools and more, you will find it all at the Townsville Expo; the biggest leisure and lifestyle event ever staged in Townsville.

31st August 2018 to
2nd September 2018

Townsville Expo

The Townsville Expo (incorporating the Townsville Caravan, 4x4 and Outdoor Adventure Expo) returns to Reid Park Townsville for three massive days! This event features a major showcase of camper trailers, caravans, motorhomes and all things 4x4. The Townsville Expo will also be home to a major showcase of all things boating and fishing, from jet skis and tinnies to offshore boating. The expo will also incorporate a wider range of products and services for your homes and outdoor lifestyle. From pools and spas to tanks, sheds, tools and more, you will find it all at the Townsville Expo; the biggest leisure and lifestyle event ever staged in Townsville.

31st August 2018 to
2nd September 2018

XTERRA Townsville

XTERRA represents a bold new racing format that attracts outdoor enthusiasts, adventure seekers, mountain bikers and triathletes. The race consists of an open water swim, a mountain bike race, and a trail run. This premier event will be held at Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park, once a quarantine station in the early 1900s and a strategic defence location in World War II. The park offers a fantastic trail network for mountain biking and trail running, all whilst taking in the great views onto Magnetic Island and the Townsville mainland.

1st September 2018

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. This is an 18 plus event.

1st September 2018

Cape Pallarenda Trail Run 2018

Their signature event in the Outer Limits Trail Run Series. So close to home and taking in some of the best trails in Townsville with stunning views onto Magnetic Island. The event offers a distance for everyone, a 5 kilometre course for the kids or first timers, 12 kilometres for the runners who are craving more, 21 kilometres- the half marathon distance and of course, Townsville's only full trail marathon, 42 kilometre. Join them for a great day out on the trails.

2nd September 2018

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.

8th September 2018

Welcoming Babies Ceremony

Townsville City Council will be hosting their second Welcoming Babies Ceremony of the year at Townsville Stadium. Highlights of the day include: The official presentation of a welcoming certificate, a plant, and a gift/information bag to each family A variety of information stalls provided by local organisations that work with families and children.

9th September 2018

Dancenorth's Dust Showing - Townsville

Dust is a new collaboration created by Dancenorth’s Artistic Director Kyle Page and Associate Artistic Director Amber Haines, featuring live violin by Canada’s Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt Zion and Godspeed You Black Emperor) and an architecturally designed set by award winning Liminal Studio. Dust is as an investigation into the architecture of passive personal, social, cultural and political inheritance. Experience that magic that is Dust at the Dancenorth Theatre.

12th September 2018 to
13th September 2018

Millchester Festival of Dirt

Come and check out the first ever round of the NQ Super Series Offroad Championships to be held in Charters Towers! Offroad racing is from 9am to 4pm Saturday. Sunday has more Offroad racing from 8am till 12pm followed by presentations and CT 4x4 Club Come and Try where you can take your vehicle on the 4x4 tracks!

15th September 2018 to
16th September 2018

The Great Island Trek

An awesome adventure with spectacular scenery. Trek, walk or run across Magnetic Island and see secluded bays, spot koalas in the wild, keep at eye out for sea turtles and discover the hidden gem that is Magnetic Island.

22nd September 2018