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 presents North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA), taking place in Townsville from 2 July to 1 August 2021. The month-long celebration of artistic, cultural and lifestyle events features the Northern Fringe Festival,  Ephemera, Pop-Up North Queensland (PUNQ), and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music (AFCM).

The annual Arts and Cultural Festival showcases Northern Australia’s melting pot of creativity. Townsville will come alive again with cabaret, theatre, comedy, dance, exhibitions, concerts and more.

Check out the program and book your tickets now! These tickets won’t last long.

Got questions? We have answers! Download our NAFA 2021 Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).

Your safety is our priority. Download our COVID-19 Safety Info Sheet (PDF).

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