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2022 NTI Townsville 500

2022 NTI Townsville 500

Friday, 8th July 2022 - Sunday, 10th July 2022
The NTI Townsville 500 is North Queensland’s largest annual sporting event, boasting stunning scenery, both on and off-track entertainment and packed program of support races. Round 7 of the 2022 Repco Supercars Championship will take place at Reid Park Street Circuit in Townsville, 8-10 July. Secure your tickets and witness the action live! Kids 12 and under go Trackside free with a paying adult, so bring the whole family! Purchase your Grandstand tickets before April 30 to receive your free NTI Townsville 500 event lanyard.
North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Brisbane Broncos

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Brisbane Broncos

Saturday, 2nd July 2022
Cheer on your North Queensland Toyota Cowboys at their home ground, Queensland Country Bank Stadium during the 2022 NRL Telstra Premiership. With an exciting crop of up-and-coming talent on the roster, you won't want to miss a moment of the action. Leading the charge is three-time Dally M Lock of the Year Jason Taumalolo, backed up by fan-favourites Valentine Holmes, Chad Townsend, Jordan McLean, Scott Drinkwater, and young-gun Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow. The atmosphere is captivating, and the experience will leave you craving more. Secure your tickets now and support your team – North Queensland!
North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Cronulla Sharks

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys versus Cronulla Sharks

Friday, 15th July 2022
Cheer on your North Queensland Toyota Cowboys at their home ground, Queensland Country Bank Stadium during the 2022 NRL Telstra Premiership. With an exciting crop of up-and-coming talent on the roster, you won't want to miss a moment of the action. Leading the charge is three-time Dally M Lock of the Year Jason Taumalolo, backed up by fan-favourites Valentine Holmes, Chad Townsend, Jordan McLean, Scott Drinkwater, and young-gun Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow. The atmosphere is captivating, and the experience will leave you craving more. Secure your tickets now and support your team – North Queensland!
Queensland Champions Cup - Aston Villa v Brisbane Roar

Queensland Champions Cup - Aston Villa v Brisbane Roar

Wednesday, 20th July 2022
Queensland will host English Premier League (EPL) Football Clubs, Aston Villa F.C and Leeds United F.C when they contest the very first Queensland Champions Cup alongside A-League club, Brisbane Roar F.C. in July. The three match series, to be played across the Sunshine State from 14-20 July, is the revival of a tournament that was launched in 2020 but postponed because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. The tournament will kick-off at the Gold Coast’s Cbus Super Stadium on Thursday 14 July when the Brisbane Roar F.C. take on the might of Leeds United. On Sunday 17 July, Aston Villa and…
Mel Buttle & Claire Hooper LIVE!

Mel Buttle & Claire Hooper LIVE!

Saturday, 9th July 2022
Mel Buttle is one of Australian comedy’s most beloved icons. Since her first solo show in 2010 springboarded her onto the comedy circuit, Mel has gone from strength to strength and filled her awards cabinet along the way. An absolutely side-splitting act to witness on stage, Mel is guaranteed to leave any audience in stitches with her wry yet loveable performance. Claire Hooper is set apart by her wonderfully inventive, skillful and completely engaging stage shows. Claire was a Team Captain on Network TEN’s Good News Week for four years which brought her in to the homes of Australians nationally.…
Dance Tropics Dance

Dance Tropics Dance

Saturday, 9th July 2022
Dust off your dancing shoes, Townsville’s favourite free annual outdoor dance party Dance Tropics Dance is back! Come along to Townsville’s favourite all ages dance party under the stars, celebrating our local community through dance and music. With live music from the 1RAR Rock Band, Dance Tropics Dance showcases performances from the Dancenorth Community Experience program, and the award-winning Dancenorth Ensemble. Fresh in 2022, the Wild at Heart program showcases exciting new performances from across Townsville’s diverse arts community. After the performances, get into the groove and join the Dancenorth team on Townsville’s largest dancefloor as they lead you in…
NAFA 2022

NAFA 2022

Friday, 10th June 2022 - Sunday, 10th July 2022
Townsville’s premier Arts and Cultural Festival is back in 2022! Townsville City Council will present the North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA) - a month-long celebration of artistic, cultural and lifestyle events returning 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. Stay up to date…
The 7 Deadly Sins

The 7 Deadly Sins

Friday, 1st July 2022 - Sunday, 3rd July 2022
The 7 Deadly Sins return after a timeout in Pandora’s Box! These wicked vices - Pride, Greed, Wrath, Envy, Lust, Sloth, and Gluttony - will be unleashed on stage to offer you a tantalising taste of their seducingly scandalous world. Watch the sins come to life, bigger and better than ever, in an eclectic explosion of acrobatics, aerial artistry, fire dancing and manipulation. A captivating and exhilarating spectacle not to be missed!
Circus Wonderland - A Neverland Adventure - NAFA

Circus Wonderland - A Neverland Adventure - NAFA

Sunday, 26th June 2022 - Sunday, 10th July 2022
Wonderland Spiegeltent presents Circus Wonderland – A Neverland Adventure. Be amazed and captivated as you are immersed in the magic of Neverland! Audiences young and the young at heart will be all smiles enjoying the spell-binding magic of Circus Wonderland. Fun for the whole family as the adventures of Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and the Pirates come to life with a fun-filled enchanting circus adventure for the whole family. A fantasy wonderland of family entertainment you will never forget! Starring an amazing world class cast of acrobatic characters with astounding feats and hilarious antics to keep you enthralled and in wonder!…
Harlem Globetrotters Spread Game Tour - Townsville

Harlem Globetrotters Spread Game Tour - Townsville

Friday, 1st July 2022
Join the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters as they continue the Spread Game Tour at the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre on Friday, 1st of July. Spread Game. It’s what the Harlem Globetrotters do best. Basketball wizardry. Ankle breaking moves, jaw dropping swag, new drip. Do they dunk? The Globetrotters rattle the rim with style. Oh yeah....it’s time. It’s time to laugh so hard that your stomach hurts during this show. This June/July, the Harlem Globetrotters will journey around Australia with their gravity defying, slam dunking, impossible shot-making shows that will leave the audience in awe. Go ahead and grab the family…
Recovery of the Great Barrier Reef

Recovery of the Great Barrier Reef

Wednesday, 16th February 2022 - Saturday, 8th October 2022
Travellers from around the world come to the Great Barrier Reef, an Australian World Heritage Area, to explore its extraordinary diversity of animal and plant life. Coral reefs face a growing number of threats, from climate change and storm damage, to sediment and nutrient run-off. Join them on an Earthwatch expedition in the water around Magnetic Island to help scientists develop best-practice methods for coral recovery. On this expedition, participants can get involved through scuba or snorkel activities. You will assist researchers in making baseline measurements of environmental conditions, actively removing algae, deploying coral recruitment (settlement) tiles and assessing fish…
Recovery of the Great Barrier Reef expedition

Recovery of the Great Barrier Reef expedition

Wednesday, 16th February 2022 - Saturday, 8th October 2022
Travellers from around the world come to the Great Barrier Reef, an Australian World Heritage Area, to explore its extraordinary diversity of animal and plant life. Coral reefs face a growing number of threats, from climate change and storm damage, to sediment and nutrient run-off. Join them on an Earthwatch expedition in the water around Magnetic Island to help scientists develop best-practice methods for coral recovery. On this expedition, participants can get involved through scuba or snorkel activities. You will assist researchers in making baseline measurements of environmental conditions, actively removing algae, deploying coral recruitment (settlement) tiles and assessing fish…
Sensational Girls Network - Mother Daughter Retreat

Sensational Girls Network - Mother Daughter Retreat

Saturday, 9th July 2022 - Sunday, 10th July 2022
Relax and Reconnect! Strengthen your relationship, create an everlasting memory and empower your daughter at North Queensland's only Mother-Daughter retreat. "SGN was just perfect and definitely worth the investment. It’s hard to find one on one time with your children. It meant more than I can explain, I've enjoyed it so much." (mother of 14 year old) SGN is a unique opportunity, specially designed with intention and love for mothers and daughters to connect. These days mother-daughter moments require special planning, as we lead such busy lives. After an SGN weekend retreat, you will walk away feeling confident that you…
Country Market Day

Country Market Day

Saturday, 28th May 2022 - Saturday, 26th November 2022
Country market day with market stalls with free kids entertainment including face painting, balloon animals, playground and colouring-in station followed by country music on the patio by Townsville and Thuringowa Country Music Association (open mic walk ups encourages).
North Queensland Elite Rodeo

North Queensland Elite Rodeo

Friday, 20th August 2021 - Saturday, 20th August 2022
North Queensland Elite Rodeo has changed to two nights of action packed Rodeo. The 2019 Prize money was over AUD70,000. It is no longer invitational only. The aim of the event is to put the very best Rodeo athletes against the best Rodeo stock in the country. Their goal is to not only put on one of the greatest competitions for spectators but to also show junior and emerging rodeo stars that there is a pathway for this great sport.
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