North Queensland Events

Port Douglas Sunday Markets
Every Sunday the waterfront comes alive, as local and regional craftspeople, artisans, marketgrowers and performers display their fine and varied products. Anzac Park, cnr Macrossan & Wharf Streets Port Douglas.

Wednesday Afternoon Sailing
Come every Wednesday afternoon sailing at the Port Douglas Yacht Club.

Go Troppo Arts Festival
Venue: Sugar Wharf
Wharf Street
Port Douglas Queensland, Australia 4877
Entry: Free

Cairns Blues Festival
Cairns, Queensland
The Cairns Blues Festival Incorporated is dedicated to the establishment of an annual blues music festival in Cairns.
The inaugural Cairns Blues Festival is recognised as the home of Blues in Far North Queensland, it is a one-day and night entertainment event, comprising local and national Blues artists.

Cooktown Art Festival
Cooktown, Queensland
Come to Cooktown for this Art Festival. See for yourself the wonderful work of the local artists: painters, sculptors, wood carvers, potters, photographers; art in any medium, it will all be there!

Far North Queensland Country Music Festival
Mareeba, Queensland
The event has been running for 12 years and includes a Country Music Talent Quest over the three days along with Bush Poets Breakfast and Saturday Night Super Show with top line acts and the best local performers.

Innisfail Karnivale
Innisfail, Queensland
Events include the Mission Beach Aquatic Festival, Innisfail Harvest Festival, Innisfail Turf Club Annual Racing Carnival, Art Deco Ball, Innisfail Idol competition, Vintage Car and Motorbike displays, Innisfail's Longest Lunch, 1930's inspired Movie Night, Wine Cheese and Jazz Night, Photography Exhibition and Art Deco Town Walks.

Palm Cove Fiesta
Palm Cove
October - Annual Event
The Esplanade will come alive with the colour and sounds of fiesta!
Fabulous food stalls and wine bars will offer a selection of food and drinks. Of course, all your favourite Palm Cove restaurants will continue to operate as normal, so there will be a variety of ways for you to come and enjoy thePalm Cove Fiesta. October every year thousands of people converge on the beachfront for the Palm Cove Fiesta. Palm Cove in Far North Queensland prepares for its biggest annual event on the social calendar in October - Palm Cove Fiesta.

Festival Cairns
The Festival Cairns rolls out each Spring over three, action-packed weeks. Festival Cairns celebrates as north Queensland’s most significant regional event. 22 days of fun and entertainment. Easily accessible from Palm Cove.

Reef & Rainforest Carnivale
Far North Queensland's premier Shire celebrates each year during May - the Reef and Rainforest Carnivale. The Port Douglas, Mossman, Daintree and Cape Tribulation townships come alive. Easily accessible from Palm Cove.

NOMA Opal Fashion Bash
Apr Annual Event
Townsville Riverway Arts Centre, Thuringowa, Queensland 4817
The NOMA $100,000 Opal Fashion Bash is a national student fashion challenge that attracts entrants from all parts of Australia.

Groovin the Moo
May Annual Event
Lou Lister Park, Townsville, Queensland 4810
Groovin the Moo is now the largest single day event within regional Australia and is returning to Townsville.

Australian Italian Festival
May Annual Event
Lannercost Street, Ingham, Queensland 4850
The Australian-Italian Festival showcases the Italian culture. One of North Queensland's most colourful and successful events. This award-winning three day event is celebration of Italian heritage located in tropical North Queensland.

Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition
Jul Annual Event
Woolcock Street, Riverway Drive, Townsville Queensland 4810
The Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition is held annually for solo performers and ensembles from around Australia and overseas.

Strand Ephemera
Sep Annual Event
The Strand, Townsville, Queensland 4810
Strand Ephemera is a major biennial outdoor sculpture project to be held on The Strand Townsville.

Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week
Sep Annual Event
Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island Queensland 4819
Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week offers world class sailing on the pristine waters of Cleveland Bay for racing and cruising yachts. Sunferries Magnetic Island Race Week is a great time to visit Magnetic Island.

Townsville Triathlon Festival
Sep Annual Event
Townsville Triathlon Festival is an event promoting teamwork, a healthy workforce, corporate health and maintaining a work/life balance. This event is now located on the tropical beach front The Strand of Townsville.

Xstrata Greek Fest
Oct Annual Event
Riverway, Townsville Queensland 4810
The Xstrata Greek Fest is a FREE cultural event aiming to provide a unique opportunity for North Queenslanders and visitors to North Queensland a chance to embrace both Greek and Australian cultures.