Townsville Annual Show holiday to stay in place

Date published: 4 June 2020

Residents will enjoy the Townsville Annual Show holiday on July 6 after a resounding show of support for keeping the holiday in place.

Townsville’s local newspaper, the Townsville Bulletin, recently held a poll to gauge whether the public wanted to keep the holiday, and whether they wanted to still celebrate on July 6 or if they would like to move it to a new date.

Mayor Jenny Hill said the public’s choice couldn’t be clearer.

“More than 1100 people responded to the Townsville Bulletin’s survey, and 70 per cent voted to not only keep the public holiday, but to also keep it on July 6 as scheduled,” Cr Hill said.

“We have also been listening to what the community wants through our customer service centre and social media, where many families have been telling us they are already making plans for the public holiday.

“The responses have been strong and we are listening, which is why Council is keeping the Townsville Annual Show holiday on July 6.”

Cr Hill said the break came at a great time for families who wanted to enjoy time off together.

“With restrictions lifting and travel now allowed across the state, it’s the perfect time to take a long weekend and enjoy time with family and friends,” she said.

“The holiday is right in the middle of school holidays, so I hope parents have the chance to spend a little extra time with their kids. It’s the perfect excuse to dust off the plans you had for the Easter break and to enjoy some much-needed relaxation.

“We’re lucky here in Townsville to have a wealth of sunshine during our winter months, so I’d strongly encourage locals to consider holidaying at home and making the most of our beautiful region.”

This year’s Townsville Show has been cancelled for 2020, but is expected to return next year.