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What's On Around Townsville?

What's On Around Townsville?

1st March 2024

What's On Around Townsville?

Events Coming up in Townsville

Our City is known for its vibrant community and diverse range of events that cater to locals and visitors alike. Here's a glimpse into some of the events that often take place in our tropical town:

  1. Festivals: Townsville hosts various festivals throughout the year, such as , , , and .  Throughout the year, Townsville hosts a variety of festivals celebrating its cultural diversity, arts, and heritage. NAFA brings together music, dance, food, and art from around the world, while the Australian Festival of Chamber Music attracts classical music enthusiasts from far and wide. Strand Ephemera is another notable event, featuring outdoor sculptures and art installations along the picturesque Strand waterfront.

  2. Sports Events: Keep an eye out for local sports events including rugby, cricket, and North Queensland Cowboys home games.  
    With its passion for sports, Townsville regularly hosts exciting sporting events. Rugby league fans can catch games featuring the North Queensland Cowboys at the Queensland Country Bank Stadium. Cricket matches, including international and domestic fixtures, also draw crowds to the city. Additionally, the Townsville Triathlon Festival and Townsville Running Festival offer opportunities for both spectators and participants to get involved in fitness events.

  3. Concerts and Performances: Check the "What's On Guide" for concerts, theater productions, and other live performances happening at venues, local pubs and clubs.

  4. Community Markets: Explore the vibrant markets held regularly in Townsville, offering a variety of goods including fresh produce, arts and crafts, clothing, and more. Check the "What's On Guide" for weekly and monthly markets. Townsville's markets are a beloved part of local life, offering a wide array of goods and produce. The Cotters Markets, held every Sunday on Flinders Street, showcase local artisans, designers, and food vendors.

  5. Outdoor Activities: Given its stunning natural surroundings, Townsville provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation and adventure. Guided hikes, nature walks, and eco-tours allow participants to explore the region's diverse landscapes, including rainforests, wetlands, and coral reefs. Water sports enthusiasts can indulge in snorkeling, diving, and sailing adventures in the nearby Great Barrier Reef and Magnetic Island.
    Stay updated on outdoor activities such as guided hikes, beach clean-ups, or fitness classes happening in and around Townsville on the "What's On Page".

These events, among many others, contribute to Townsville's vibrant community spirit and offer something for everyone to enjoy throughout the year. Whether you're interested in culture, sports, arts, or the great outdoors, Townsville has something to offer to suit your interests and preferences.

To find specific events and their dates, times, and locations, you can visit local event listing websites, check social media pages of Townsville's official tourism board or Townsville's "What's On Page" , or look for posters and announcements around town. 


πŸŽͺ 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.

πŸŽͺ 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:   πŸΊπŸ—Longboards  πŸ₯˜C Bar  🍺Seaview Hotel - The Strand   

CASINO:   πŸ₯‚Quarterdeck @ The Ville   πŸœ Miss Songs

CITY CENTRE:  🍺The Brewery  πŸ€ 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.