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What's On Around Townsville?

What's On Around Townsville?

23rd June 2022

What's On Around Townsville?

Events Coming up in Townsville

๐ŸŽต May - July 2022  Live Music in the Park Every Friday in the city  Music in the City
Music in the City is back in 2022 and is not to be missed!  Held every Friday from 12 – 2pm in Perfume Gardens (every Friday until 29 July) with different artists performing each week, grab your friends and family and enjoy lunch in the fresh air.  While you’re out and about, check out the City Traders’ lunch specials and the quirky array of shops for last minute finds.  <Find out More>


๐ŸŽต 10th June to 10th July 2022 NAFA IS BACK!  Townsville’s premier Arts and Cultural Festival is back in 2022 - Townsville City Council will present the North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA) from 10th June to 10th July. NAFA has taken over Townsville and we've got a rich array of shows, comedies and musical performances to spoil everyone.

"What is a NAFA?"  NAFA is month-long celebration of artistic, cultural and lifestyle events featuring The Northern Fringe Festival, Strand Ephemera, Pop-Up North Queensland (PUNQ), and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music (AFCM) will return bigger and better than ever.   The NAFA Festival hub will be centrally located this year at a new venue Jezzine Barracks, NAFA will take over Brigadier North Park Upper and Lower, the Parade Ground and the Crossed Boomerang Amphitheatre from the 10th June to 10th July. VISIT THE NAFA WEBSITE for all events coming up

๐ŸŽช 1 July 2022 Friday Night - Strand Night Markets  Come down and join us and celebrate the end of the working week. Join family and friends and enjoy Townsville's favourite food trucks, local arts and crafts and kids entertainment. What better way to end the week!

๐ŸŽต  Fri 1 Jul 2022  8:15 PM - 9:30 PM,  NAFA Main Stage - DRAGON free concert

๐ŸฅŸSat 2 Jul 2022 - Townsville Eats - Enjoy a Celebration of Food and Entertainment  Join Townsville City Council for Townsville Eats on Saturday 2 July from 3pm.

๐Ÿˆ Saturday, July 2 2022 NRL Beanie for Brain Cancer Round: Cowboys v Brisbane Broncos  Our brand new state of the art QBCC Stadium is a short stroll from the city centre (click here for directions), or why not head to the Cowboys Club in the city centre for the ultimate game day experience at the official home of the NQ Cowboys.

๐ŸŽช 1st - 4th July 2022  Townsville Show

๐ŸŽต  Sun 3 Jul 2022  5-6pm NAFA Main Stage - Boy and Bear Free Concert

๐ŸŽ๏ธ Thursday 7 July 2022 Townsville City Council is welcoming Supercars to town with a street party celebration in The East End. The event will feature a race-ready Supercar, Course Cars on display, the Hot Wheels team, Supercars SuperKids Zone, live music from Chris Baker and a great range of food trucks. Click here to learn more

๐ŸŽ๏ธ Saturday, July 8-10 2022 SUPERCARS The NTI Townsville 500 is North Queensland’s largest annual sporting event, set below the iconic Castle Hill backdrop, offering both on and off-track entertainment.

๐ŸŽต  Sat 9 July 2022 "Dance-Tropics-Dance!" 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. 

๐Ÿˆ Friday, July 15 HOME GAME Cowboys v Cronulla Sharks  Our brand new state of the art QBCC Stadium is a short stroll from the city centre (click here for directions), or why not head to the Cowboys Club in the city centre for the ultimate game day experience at the official home of the NQ Cowboys.

๐Ÿ• Monday 18 July  Pizza & Pinball at Empire!  $20 entry includes unlimited old school pinball + pizza  (EMPIRE North Queenslands' alternative arcade - Classic Arcade Machines / Vintage Pinball / Pool Table / Retro Consoles / 100+ Board Games / Themed Cocktails)

๐ŸŒฎSaturday 23 July from 12pm - Tiny Day Out 2022 Tiny Mountain Brewery Tiny Mountain carpark festival will bring you Blues, Roots & Taco's of fun – all while supporting Gotch4Life.  Teaming up with Pop Up Food Trucks (PUFT) you will vote to crown Townsville’s best Taco! - Ash Grunwald headlining + Local live talent will be playing music all day!

๐Ÿˆ Sunday, July 24 HOME GAME North Queensland Cowboys v Wests Tigers

๐Ÿฅ‚ JULY 29 SAVE THE DATE>>> Friday afternoon from 4pm  Breakwater Community Social Event 
All Welcome To Attend~Light Refreshments~Drink On Arrival~$5 Entry

๐Ÿ‡ Saturday 30 Jul 2022  Townsville Ladies Day  Cluden Park Race Course - "Ladies and gentlemen are invited to experience an event synonymous with the traditional style of Ladies Day, with racing, modern luxury and entertainment." 

๐Ÿˆ Friday, August 19 HOME GAME North Queensland Cowboys v New Zealand Warriors

โ›ต 1st September - 7th September 2022 Magnetic Island Race Week- "First class racing on the Coral Sea"

๐Ÿฅ‚ SEPTEMBER 2 SAVE THE DATE>>> Friday afternoon from 4pm Breakwater Community Social Event 
All Welcome To Attend~Light Refreshments~Drink On Arrival

๐Ÿˆ Saturday, September 3 HOME GAME Cowboys v Penrith Panthers

๐ŸŽต Saturday, September 10 KISS - End of the Road World Tour

๐Ÿ‡ Tuesday 1 November - Breakwater Marina celebrates Melbourne Cup

๐ŸŽ„ December - keep on eye on our social pages to join Breakwater Marina's Festive Events held in December.


๐ŸŽช Cotter's Markets Every Sunday in the City Centre (10 mins walk away)
Flinders Street Cotters Market Townsville 
Cotters Market is North Queensland's largest arts and crafts market with over 150 stalls offering an amazing selection of unique local arts and craft, fresh food, live music and fun for the kids. Cotters Market is held each Sunday from 8.30am to 1pm in Flinders Mall (in the city centre, only a 10 minute walk from our Marina) - you can check out their FACEBOOK page to find out what's happening each week.

๐ŸŽช Strand Night Markets - First Friday of the Month (10 mins walk away)
First Friday Night of every month from 5pm at Strand Park. There will plenty of food trucks, local craft and stalls showcasing our tropical town's talents.  The Strand Night Markets are the perfect way to start your weekend and enjoy time with family and friends.

Townsville City Council, Neuron Mobility introduce e-scooters in Townsville  | Townsville Bulletin

Getting Around

Why not get around town on a Scooter!  You’ll see Orange and Purple Scooters around our City Centre for hire, easily download the Neuron or Beam app on your phone, and use the map to find the nearest scooters, then scan to start the hire.  Scooters are approx 45c a minute and a quick and fun way to get around town!  

SUNBUS Townsville > Journey Planner

Or hire the Marina's Courtesy Car > $10 donation for 2 hours

Closest Restaurants, Pubs & Bars to Breakwater Marina:

THE STRAND:   ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ—Longboards  ๐Ÿฅ˜C Bar  ๐ŸบSeaview Hotel - The Strand   

CASINO:   ๐Ÿฅ‚Quarterdeck @ The Ville   ๐Ÿœ Miss Songs

CITY CENTRE:  ๐ŸบThe Brewery  ๐Ÿค Cowboys Leagues Club

Townsville's a great place to get outdoors and explore with walkways that lead through tropical parklands, wildlife reserves and along our beautiful beaches.   

Our Marina is located directly adjacent to Anzac Park, the first section of the Strand.  This precinct extends 2.7km to Jezzine Barracks which connects to Rowes Bay and further to Cape Pallarenda Conservation Park.


You can visit the local council's website to download a guide to the nearby walking and cycle paths, or to find popular trails like the walk up the "Goat Track" up iconic Castle Hill.

Whether you go by foot, bike or car the view at the top of Castle Hill is simply spectacular, best form of free exercise in Townsville - and the views from the top are fantastic!  Either take the road up for a brisk walk, or for a good work out take the "Goat Track".   
Visit Council's website for more information <CLICK HERE>

To explore a bit further afield, find out more about mountain-biking, cycling and hiking trails nearby in national parks, please visit the Queensland Government Parks website.