NAFA wins prestigious Australian Event Award
In October 2020, NAFA was recognised as a finalist in three categories at the Australian Event Awards and won the Best Community Event Award beating out other festivals held across the country.

NAFA 2021

Townsville’s premier Arts and Cultural Festival is back in 2021.

Townsville City Council will present the North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA) from 2 July – 1 August 2021. The month-long celebration of artistic, cultural and lifestyle events featuring The Northern Fringe Festival,  Ephemera, Pop-Up North Queensland (PUNQ), and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music (AFCM) will return bigger and better than ever.

Council is committed to delivering this annual Arts and Cultural Festival which showcases Northern Australia’s melting pot of creativity.  At the height of the global pandemic in 2020, Council was able to deliver a modified, COVID Safe version of the Festival to support the local arts community, help rebuild the tourism and events sector and improve economic recovery.

In 2021, Townsville will come alive again with cabaret, theatre, comedy, dance, exhibitions, concerts and more.

To stay up to date with Festival announcements, register for NAFA news.

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