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.


New Year’s Day
Date: January 1st

Cairns Taipans vs Brisbane Bullets
Date: January 3rd

JCU Townsville Fire vs Adelaide Lightning
Date: January 3rd

Cairns Taipans vs NZ Skysport Breakers
Date: January 9th

JCU Townsville Fire vs Canberra Capitals
Date: January 10th

Whitsunday Clipper Race Festival
Date: January 11-16th

100 Club Race Day
Date: January 21st

Chinese New Year
Date: January 25th

Great Barrier Reef Chinese New Year Celebrations
Date: January 24th – 9th

Australia Day / Great Australian Bites
Date: January 26th


World Travel Expo
Date: See website

Marty Sheargold
Date: February 8th

International Ocean Film Tour
Date: February 12th

Hotter Than Hell
Date: February 15th

Castle Hill Trail Run
Date: February 23rd

Rare Disease Day Fun Run
Date: February 23rd

Up, Up & Away!
Date: February 28th

Elton John – Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
Date: February 29th

Cowboys Community Day
Date: See website


Ocean Film Festival Tour
Date: See website

10CC – The Things We Do For Love Tour
Date: March 3rd

Mission Songs Project by Jessie Lloyd
Date: March 12th

The 91-Storey Treehouse
Date: March 17th

The 91-Storey Treehouse
Date: March 19-20th

Sleeping Beauty by Moscow Ballet La Classique
Date: March 19th

Sleeping Beauty by Moscow Ballet La Classique
Date: March 21st

Cupid’s Undie Run
Date: March 22nd

Innisfail Feast of the Senses
Date: March 27-29th

Dynamic in a Dress Running Festival
Date: March 29th


Nitro Circus Live
Date: April 4th

PakMag Easter Eggstravaganza
Date: April 5th

Life Festival
Date: April 7-10th

Townsville North Queensland Games
Date: April 10-13th

Kuranda Easter in the Park
Date: April 11th

Red Hot Summer Tour
Date: April 18th

Undara Outback Rock and Blues
Date: April 24-26th

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
Date: April 26th

Townsville PakMag Easter Eggstravaganza
Date: See website


Silkwood Feast of the Three Saints
Date: May 3rd

QLD Labour Day Public Holiday
Date: May 4th

NQ Cowboys vs Gold Coast Titans
Date: May 9th

Mothers Day
Date: May 10th

Cairns Children’s Festival
Date: May 16-17th

Port Douglas Carnivale
Date: May 22-24th

NQ Cowboys vs South Sydney Rabbitohs
Date: May 22nd

Townsville Magneticon Cosplay and Gaming Expo
Date: May 30-31st

Herberton Pioneer Weekend
Date: See website

Velos In The Valley
Date: See website


McDonalds IRONKIDS Cairns Triathlon
Date: June 6th

NQ Cowboys vs Sydney Roosters
Date: June 6th

Cairns Ironman Triathlon
Date: June 7th

Cairns Airport Adventure Festival
Date: June 7th

Eco Fiesta
Date: June 7th

Palm Creek Folk Festival
Date: June 11-14th

PakMag Expo Cairns
Date: June 21st

Bowen Show
Date: June 23rd

Burdekin Show
Date: June 24th

Cairns Eco Fiesta
Date: June 24th


Laura Quinkan Dance Festival
Date: July 3-5th

Atherton Show
Date: July 6-7th

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair
Date: July 10-12th

Mareeba Rodeo & Festival
Date: July 11-12th

Cairns Show
Date: July 15-17th

Mackay Festival of Arts
Date: July 17-26th

Cooktown Expo
Date: July 17th-4th

Mossman Show
Date: July 19-20th

Cooktown Discovery Festival
Date: July 24-26th

Charters Towers Show
Date: July 26-28th


Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing
Date: August 6-13th

Hamilton Island Race Week
Date: August 15-22nd

NQ Cowboys vs Cronulla Sharks
Date: August 20th

Taste Port Douglas
Date: August 27-28th

Townsville Expo 2020
Date: August 28-30th

Sarina Beach Coconut Festival
Date: August 29th

Cairns Festival
Date: August 28th – 6th Sept

Australian Italian Festival
Date: See website

The Great Pyramid Race and Country Fair
Date: See website

The Cairns Cup Carnivale
Date: See website


Targa Great Barrier Reef
Date: September 4th

Father’s Day
Date: September 6th

Carnivale On Collins
Date: September 6th

Giru Show
Date: September 12th

Rollingstone Pineapple Festival
Date: September 12th

Mission Beach Community Cassowary Festival
Date: September 19th

Chilliville – Townsville’s Chilli Festival
Date: September 19th

Mission Beach Aquatic Festival
Date: September 19th

Wallaby Creek Festival
Date: September 27th

Opera in the Outback
Date: See website


Palm Cove Reef Feast
Date: October 2-4th

Yarrabah Music and Cultural Festival
Date: October 3rd

Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
Date: October 5th

Malanda Bull Ride
Date: October 10th

Tastes of Tablelands Festival
Date: October 10th

Babinda Harvest Festival
Date: October 10th

Date: October 31st

Tablelands Folk Festival
Date: See website

Ingham Maraka Festival
Date: See website

The Grass is Greener
Date: See website

PakMag Spooky Spectacular
Date: See website


Melbourne Cup
Date: November 3rd

It’s Still Rock & Roll to Me – Celebrating Billy Joel
Date: November 7th

PakMag Expo and Family Fun Day
Date: November 8th

Townville Wedding Expo
Date: November 8th

Remembrance Day
Date: October 5th

Gene & Judy
Date: October 27th

Queensland Country Home Hill Harvest Festival
Date: See website

Airlie Beach Festival of Music
Date: See website

Ingham Family Race Day
Date: See website


Christmas in the City
Date: December 1st

PakMag’s Christmas Party
Date: See website

Stable on the Strand
Date: December 18-22nd

Christmas Day
Date: December 25th

Boxing Day Public Holiday
Date: December 26th

New Year’s Eve Celebrations at the Strand
Date: December 31st

New Year’s Eve Celebrations at the Cairns Esplanade
Date: December 31st

New Year’s Eve Celebrations at the Bluewater Quay
Date: December 31st

New Year’s Resolution Fun Run
Date: December 31st