YOUR GUIDE TO NORTH QUEENSLAND EVENTS IN 2020

YOUR GUIDE TO NORTH QUEENSLAND EVENTS IN 2020

There’s always plenty happening in our beautiful region to keep the whole family entertained. Check out some of the awesome things happening in North Queensland in 2020, from Cooktown all the way down to Sarina.

January

New Year’s Day
Date: January 1st

Cairns Taipans vs Brisbane Bullets
Date: January 3rd
www.taipans.com

JCU Townsville Fire vs Adelaide Lightning
Date: January 3rd
www.wnbl.com.au/townsville

Cairns Taipans vs NZ Skysport Breakers
Date: January 9th
www.taipans.com

JCU Townsville Fire vs Canberra Capitals
Date: January 10th
www.wnbl.com.au/townsville

Whitsunday Clipper Race Festival
Date: January 11-16th
www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au

100 Club Race Day
Date: January 21st
www.cairnsjockeyclub.com.au

Chinese New Year
Date: January 25th

Great Barrier Reef Chinese New Year Celebrations
Date: January 24th – 9th
www.cairns.qld.gov.au

Australia Day / Great Australian Bites
Date: January 26th
www.townsville.qld.gov.au

February

World Travel Expo
Date: See website
www.travelexpo.net.au

Marty Sheargold
Date: February 8th
www.ticketlink.com.au

International Ocean Film Tour
Date: February 12th
www.oceanfilmtour.com.au

Hotter Than Hell
Date: February 15th
www.hotterthanhell.com.au

Castle Hill Trail Run
Date: February 23rd
www.outerlimitsadventure.com.au

Rare Disease Day Fun Run
Date: February 23rd
www.rarefriends.org

Up, Up & Away!
Date: February 28th
www.themecc.com.au

Elton John – Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
Date: February 29th
www.ticketmaster.com.au

Cowboys Community Day
Date: See website
www.cowboys.com.au

March

Ocean Film Festival Tour
Date: See website
www.oceanfilmfestivalaustralia.com.au

10CC – The Things We Do For Love Tour
Date: March 3rd
www.ticketlink.com.au

Mission Songs Project by Jessie Lloyd
Date: March 12th
www.themecc.com.au

The 91-Storey Treehouse
Date: March 17th
www.ticketlink.com.au

The 91-Storey Treehouse
Date: March 19-20th
www.themecc.com.au

Sleeping Beauty by Moscow Ballet La Classique
Date: March 19th
www.ticketmaster.com.au

Sleeping Beauty by Moscow Ballet La Classique
Date: March 21st
www.ticketmaster.com.au

Cupid’s Undie Run
Date: March 22nd
www.cupidsundierun.com.au

Innisfail Feast of the Senses
Date: March 27-29th
www.feastofthesenses.com.au

Dynamic in a Dress Running Festival
Date: March 29th
www.dynamicrunning.com.au

April

Nitro Circus Live
Date: April 4th
www.nitrocircus.com

PakMag Easter Eggstravaganza
Date: April 5th
www.pakmag.com.au

Life Festival
Date: April 7-10th
www.whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

Townsville North Queensland Games
Date: April 10-13th
www.nqsports.com.au

Kuranda Easter in the Park
Date: April 11th
www.kuranda.org

Red Hot Summer Tour
Date: April 18th
www.redhotsummertour.com.au

Undara Outback Rock and Blues
Date: April 24-26th
www.undara.com.au

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
Date: April 26th
www.themecc.com.au

Townsville PakMag Easter Eggstravaganza
Date: See website
www.pakmag.com.au

May

Silkwood Feast of the Three Saints
Date: May 3rd
www.feastofthethreesaints.com.au

QLD Labour Day Public Holiday
Date: May 4th

NQ Cowboys vs Gold Coast Titans
Date: May 9th
www.cowboys.com.au

Mothers Day
Date: May 10th

Cairns Children’s Festival
Date: May 16-17th
www.tanksartscentre.com

Port Douglas Carnivale
Date: May 22-24th
www.carnivale.com.au

NQ Cowboys vs South Sydney Rabbitohs
Date: May 22nd
www.cowboys.com.au

Townsville Magneticon Cosplay and Gaming Expo
Date: May 30-31st
www.magneticon.com.au

Herberton Pioneer Weekend
Date: See website
www.historicvillageherberton.com.au

Velos In The Valley
Date: See website
www.mackayregion.com

June

McDonalds IRONKIDS Cairns Triathlon
Date: June 6th
www.ap.ironman.com

NQ Cowboys vs Sydney Roosters
Date: June 6th
www.cowboys.com.au

Cairns Ironman Triathlon
Date: June 7th
www.ap.ironman.com

Cairns Airport Adventure Festival
Date: June 7th
www.tropicalnorthqueensland.org.au

Eco Fiesta
Date: June 7th
www.whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

Palm Creek Folk Festival
Date: June 11-14th
www.palmcreek.com.au

PakMag Expo Cairns
Date: June 21st
www.pakmag.com.au

Bowen Show
Date: June 23rd
www.bowenshow.com.au

Burdekin Show
Date: June 24th
www.burdekinshow.org.au

Cairns Eco Fiesta
Date: June 24th
www.cairns.qld.gov.au

July

Laura Quinkan Dance Festival
Date: July 3-5th
www.anggnarra.org.au

Atherton Show
Date: July 6-7th
www.athertonshow.com.au

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair
Date: July 10-12th
www.ciaf.com.au

Mareeba Rodeo & Festival
Date: July 11-12th
www.mareebarodeo.com.au

Cairns Show
Date: July 15-17th
www.cairnsshow.com.au

Mackay Festival of Arts
Date: July 17-26th
www.mackay.qld.gov.au

Cooktown Expo
Date: July 17th-4th
www.cooktown2020.com

Mossman Show
Date: July 19-20th
www.queenslandshows.com.au

Cooktown Discovery Festival
Date: July 24-26th
www.cooktowndiscovery.com.au

Charters Towers Show
Date: July 26-28th
www.visitcharterstowers.com.au

August

Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing
Date: August 6-13th
www.abrw.com.au

Hamilton Island Race Week
Date: August 15-22nd
www.hamiltonislandraceweek.com.au

NQ Cowboys vs Cronulla Sharks
Date: August 20th
www.cowboys.com.au

Taste Port Douglas
Date: August 27-28th
www.tasteportdouglas.com

Townsville Expo 2020
Date: August 28-30th
www.townsvilleexpo.com.au

Sarina Beach Coconut Festival
Date: August 29th
www.sarinabeachcocofest.com

Cairns Festival
Date: August 28th – 6th Sept
www.cairns.qld.gov.au

Australian Italian Festival
Date: See website
www.australianitalianfestival.com.au

The Great Pyramid Race and Country Fair
Date: See website
www.pyramidrace.com.au

The Cairns Cup Carnivale
Date: See website
www.cairnsjockeyclub.com.au

September

Targa Great Barrier Reef
Date: September 4th
www.targa.com.au

Father’s Day
Date: September 6th

Carnivale On Collins
Date: September 6th
www.cairns.qld.gov.au

Giru Show
Date: September 12th
www.queenslandshows.com.au

Rollingstone Pineapple Festival
Date: September 12th
www.festival.paradisepines.com.au

Mission Beach Community Cassowary Festival
Date: September 19th
www.cassowaryfestival.com

Chilliville – Townsville’s Chilli Festival
Date: September 19th
www.chilliville.com.au

Mission Beach Aquatic Festival
Date: September 19th
www.tropicalnorthqueensland.org.au

Wallaby Creek Festival
Date: September 27th
www.wallabycreekfestival.org.au

Opera in the Outback
Date: See website
www.undara.com.au

October

Palm Cove Reef Feast
Date: October 2-4th
www.reeffeast.com.au

Yarrabah Music and Cultural Festival
Date: October 3rd
www.yarrabahfest.com.au

Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
Date: October 5th

Malanda Bull Ride
Date: October 10th
www.facebook.com

Tastes of Tablelands Festival
Date: October 10th
www.tastesofthetablelands.com.au

Babinda Harvest Festival
Date: October 10th
www.babindaharvestfest.org

Halloween
Date: October 31st

Tablelands Folk Festival
Date: See website
www.tablelandsfolkfestival.org.au

Ingham Maraka Festival
Date: See website
www.facebook.com

The Grass is Greener
Date: See website
www.thegrassisgreener.com.au

PakMag Spooky Spectacular
Date: See website
www.pakmag.com.au

November

Melbourne Cup
Date: November 3rd
www.flemington.com.au

It’s Still Rock & Roll to Me – Celebrating Billy Joel
Date: November 7th
www.billyjoeltributeoz.com.au

PakMag Expo and Family Fun Day
Date: November 8th
www.pakmag.com.au

Townville Wedding Expo
Date: November 8th
www.idealbride.com.au

Remembrance Day
Date: October 5th

Gene & Judy
Date: October 27th
www.themecc.com.au

Queensland Country Home Hill Harvest Festival
Date: See website
www.hhharvestfestival.com.au

Airlie Beach Festival of Music
Date: See website
www.airliebeachfestivalofmusic.com.au

Ingham Family Race Day
Date: See website
www.hrjc.com.au

December

Christmas in the City
Date: December 1st
www.cairns.qld.gov.au

PakMag’s Christmas Party
Date: See website
www.pakmag.com.au

Stable on the Strand
Date: December 18-22nd
www.stableonthestrand.com.au

Christmas Day
Date: December 25th

Boxing Day Public Holiday
Date: December 26th

New Year’s Eve Celebrations at the Strand
Date: December 31st
www.whatson.townsville.qld.gov.au

New Year’s Eve Celebrations at the Cairns Esplanade
Date: December 31st
www.cairns.qld.gov.au

New Year’s Eve Celebrations at the Bluewater Quay
Date: December 31st
www.mackay.qld.gov.au

New Year’s Resolution Fun Run
Date: December 31st
www.cairns.qld.gov.au