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Events in and around Townsville

As the seasons change, so do the events and activities in and around Townsville, Queensland. Whether you're a local or a visitor, there's always something fun and exciting happening in this vibrant town. From outdoor adventures to cultural experiences, here are some of the best seasonal events to check out.


Summer in Townsville is all about soaking up the sun, enjoying the outdoors, and cooling off in the water. One of the top events of the season is the Townsville Strand Ephemera, a biennial outdoor sculpture exhibition that transforms the Strand beachfront into a dynamic display of art and creativity. Other popular summer events include the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, the Magnetic Island Full Moon Party, and the Townsville Rock Fest.


Fall in Townsville brings cooler temperatures and a more relaxed pace. One of the best ways to enjoy the season is to explore the local farmers markets, where you can sample fresh produce, artisanal products, and homemade treats. The Paluma Push mountain bike race is also a popular event, as is the Townsville Fashion Festival and the Burdekin Water Festival.


Despite the cooler weather, winter in Townsville is still a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the natural beauty of the region. The Magnetic Island Race Week sailing regatta is one of the top events of the season, while the Townsville Show offers a glimpse into the local agricultural traditions and a fun-filled carnival atmosphere. Other winter events to check out include the North Queensland Autofest, the Strand Night Markets, and the Townsville Triathlon and Multisport Festival.


Spring in Townsville is all about renewal and growth, and there are plenty of events that reflect this theme. The Townsville Cultural Fest celebrates the diversity of the local community through music, dance, cuisine, and crafts. The Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival in Charters Towers is another must-attend event, featuring live music, food stalls, and carnival rides. Other spring events of note include the Great Northern Clean Up, the North Queensland Trail Running Series, and the Townsville Road Runners Herbie's Half.

No matter what season you visit Townsville, there's always something going on. From cultural festivals to outdoor adventures, this vibrant town has something to offer everyone. For more information, contact the Townsville Visitor Information Centre at (07) 4721 3660.

Townsville with view to Magnetic Island thanks to Adz