NAFA 2021

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

Townsville City Council presents the North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA), taking place in Townsville from 3 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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Ticket Update

The current COVID-19 situation is being closely monitored by our North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA) team. In the case of any shows needing to be cancelled, ticket holders will be notified via email and will receive a full refund.

NAFA 2021 is still on! All precautions are in place to ensure you have a safe visit with increased QR sign-in locations, hygiene stations and additional cleaning throughout our sites.

Updates will continue through our social channels and website as to any further event changes.

See the entire program here and book your tickets!

If you have any further ticketing concerns, please call our NAFA Helpline on 4727 9666 between 9am - 5pm weekdays (not open on weekends or public holidays).

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