Townsville locals spoilt for choice during October

Date published: 6 October 2023

October is shaping up to be a jam-packed month of events in Townsville, with events from exhibitions to musicals to expos filling up the city’s events calendar.

The month is kicking off with free yoga classes from 9am to 10am on Tuesdays and Fridays at Anderson Gardens.

NQOMT’s Chicago will grace the stage at Townsville Civic Theatre with shows until Saturday 14 October 2023.

Connect Protect Townsville will showcase services and support to protect your home. The event starts at 9am and runs until 1pm on Sunday 8 October 2023 at Riverway to celebrate unity, connection and knowledge to help build a safer city.

The city-wide Giant Water Hunt starts on Friday 13 October 2023 in the lead up to National Water Week, giving families the chance to experience the free augmented reality treasure hunt at Jezzine Barracks, Riverway or Elliot Springs Park.

Fun new exhibition Soundtracks opens at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery on Saturday 14 October and exhibits until 1 December 2023.

Barrier Reef Orchestra will welcome guest conductor Patrick Pickett for Celtic Celebration at Townsville Civic Theatre on Sunday 22 October 2023.

Just two days later The Royal Czech Ballet will return to Townsville with their presentation of the classic masterpiece Sleeping Beauty at Townsville Civic Theatre on Tuesday 24 October 2023.

Also at Townsville Civic Theatre is Nurse Georgie Carroll’s Sista Flo 2.0 comedy set for one night only on Friday 27 October 2023.

Wrapping up the month, Sounds of Rock Musical Festival will take over Riverway Stadium on Saturday 28 October 2023 with a stacked line up including Icehouse, Jon Stevens, The Screaming Jets, Kate Ceberano and Thirsty Merc.

Community and Cultural Development Committee chairperson Ann-Maree Greaney said Townsville locals wouldn’t be hard pressed to find a stellar event to enjoy each week this month.

“The quality of shows, expos, exhibitions and activities Townsville has in store this month is second to none,” Cr Greaney said.

“At Council we pride ourselves on growing Townsville into a vibrant city with plenty of things to do, which is abundantly clear when you take a look at the line up of events we have on this October.

“If you’re unsure of what’s on in your neck of the woods, jump onto Council’s What’s On Townsville website and search for events near you.”

For more information on events happening in Townsville in October, visit What’s On Townsville.