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Your Event Guide For Townsville

We have crafted a what’s on shortlist that contains the must-know events, activities and must-see attractions for you experience and mark on your to-do list for the upcoming months. From music, theatre and arts to sports, food and leisure activities, there’s so much to see and do in our area so be sure to check our list on a regular basis to stay up-to-date on all things trending in our local area.

What’s On Events

Check out our expertly curated local area events guide.

Two teams Toyota Cowboys vs Sea Eagles Playing Rugby

Toyota Cowboys vs Sea Eagles

6 July 2024

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys v Manly Warringah Sea Eagles(Round 18).

Stand Mic

Jim Jefferies

18 August 2024

Australia, get ready! Frontier Touring and More Talent are pleased to announce the live return of rock star comedian.

People Enjoying at Creedence North QLD Tour

Tones And I

31 August – 1 September 2024

Multi-ARIA-Award winner Tones And I will bring her headline tour to Australia and New Zealand in August and September.

James Reyne

22 June 2024

James Reyne is dipping back into the Crawl File, hitting the road to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Australian Crawl’s first greatest hits collection.

Rugby Player Holding the Ball

The Shane Muspratt Cup

5 April 2024

The annual rugby league carnival for Under 12’s players, hosted by the Burdekin Roosters Junior Rugby League Football Club.

Townsville Pop Fest 2024

9 June 2024

Townsville Pop Fest fosters a sense of community among fans who share a passion for their favourite franchises

People Enjoying at Creedence North QLD Tour

The Rubens

4 May 2024

The Rubens head back out on the road for their Black Balloon QLD tour presented by Ripple Effect, WME & Ivy League.

People at Townsville Expo

Townsville Expo

17 -19 May 2024

The highly anticipated Townsville Expo is making a grand return to Reid Park.

Mic at Music Event

Bohemian Rhapsody

12 April 2024

Thomas Crane and his band of incredibly talented musicians not only bring the musical genius of Queen to life!

NRL Harvey Norman All Stars game

2024 NRL Harvey Norman All Stars

16 February 2024

The NRL Harvey Norman All Stars game is set to be played at Queensland Country Bank Stadium.

Castle Hill Trail Run

Castle Hill Trail Run

25 February 2024

This event, being early in the year, is designed to get people into trail running and utilize Townsville’s biggest icon

People Enjoying at Creedence North QLD Tour

Creedence - North QLD Tour

26 January 2024

Creedence – The John Fogerty Show returns to South-East Qld, embarking on their Fortunate Son Tour.

Theatre Travelling Film Festival Townsville

Travelling Film Festival Townsville

10 – 12 November 2023

Experience extraordinary cinema when the Travelling Film Festival comes to Warrina Cineplex Townsville this November!

Mic at Music Event

Marina Prior & David Hobson

15 December 2023

Two of Australia’s best known powerhouse legends of Musical Theatre and Opera, Marina Prior & David Hobson embark on their Encore Tour,‘The 2 Of Us’

People Enjoying at Creedence North QLD Tour

Creedence Clearwater Collective

16 December 2023

Join us for a celebration of Creedence Clearwater Revival, as we walk-through the life and music of one of the world’s most iconic bands.

People at Townsville Marathon

Townsville Marathon

9 September 2023

Join us for a fully supported & supportive 15 or 25km non-competitive trek across beautiful Magnetic Island!


Group of People at Townsville Brewery Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest 2023

1 October 2023

Townsville Brewery Oktoberfest is North Queensland’s largest celebration of German culture!

Busby Marou

Busby Marou

28 October 2023

The Australian duo is one of Blues and Roots’ greatest influences, and they’ve really been stealing the show the past few years that they’ve been active!

Julie Munro and two women in costume celebrating Ladies Day

2023 Julie Munro & Co. Ladies Day

29 July 2023

Take your place in Townsville’s most fashionable social and sporting event of the year.

Disco balls laying on a bed of pink flowers

Breakfast with the Stars

8 August 2023

Enjoy a breakfast with jockeys, trainers and owners of the stars of the main event.

Cowboys Home Games

July – August 2023

Get ready for an action-packed thrill ride as the NRL calendar for July and August unveils a series of epic showdowns.

Red Bull branded race car going around a track

Supercars Championship 2023

7 – 9 July 2023

Repco Supercars Championship event in Townsville, where roaring engines and thrilling races await!

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys player in a blue jersey kicking a football during a game

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys vs  Newcastle Knights

22 Apr 2023

Backing up a break-out season in 2022, Todd Payten’s North Queensland Toyota Cowboys are hungry to go that step further in 2023 – this is one season not to be missed! Cheer on your Cowboys at their home ground, Queensland Country Bank Stadium during the 2023 NRL Telstra Premiership.

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