About NAFA

The North Australian Festival of Arts is a month-long arts and cultural festival celebrated in July – where Townsville’s winter is a perfect summer.

Presenting national and international acts, NAFA will showcase the vibrant artistic and cultural life of northern Australia.

The 2019 line-up features over 300 events and live shows together with the Northern Fringe Festival, Strand Ephemera, Festival of Stories, the Australian Festival of Chamber Music in Queens Gardens and headline acts including Aria award winners, punk cabaret in the Spiegeltent, comedy, circus, dance, theatre, popular family shows and more!

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Funding Partner

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NAFA is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland