Skip to main content



02 Jul 2021 - 01 Aug 2021

Townsville’s premier Arts and Cultural Festival is back in 2021.

Townsville City Council will present the North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA) from 2 July – 1 August 2021. The month-long celebration of artistic, cultural and lifestyle events featuring The Northern Fringe Festival, Ephemera, Pop-Up North Queensland (PUNQ), and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music (AFCM) will return bigger and better than ever.

Council is committed to delivering this annual Arts and Cultural Festival which showcases Northern Australia’s melting pot of creativity. At the height of the global pandemic in 2020, Council was able to deliver a modified, COVID Safe version of the Festival to support the local arts community, help rebuild the tourism and events sector and improve economic recovery.

In 2021, Townsville will come alive again with cabaret, theatre, comedy, dance, exhibitions, concerts, and more.

Stay up to date with Festival announcements by registering for NAFA news through the event website.

Upcoming Dates

02 Jul 2021

03 Jul 2021

04 Jul 2021

05 Jul 2021

06 Jul 2021

07 Jul 2021

08 Jul 2021

09 Jul 2021

10 Jul 2021


Strand Park



The Strand
North Ward, Queensland, 4810

+61 07 4417 5127

Email Enquiry