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Queensland Festivals & Events

Plan your bike trip to coincide with a fun festival in Queensland

Queensland loves a good festival. Whether it's promoting delicious local food and wine, celebrating music (like the Australian Festival of Chamber Music), supporting a local cause or something quirky, there's no better time to visit a community in Queensland.

Get in touch with our team to see if you can time your Australian cycling holiday with a festival or event in QLD. It will surely add to your experience.

Find key festivals and events in regional Queensland below. If we've missed any, be sure to let our team know.

Queensland Festivals & Events

Looking out over Rowes Bay in Townsville

Australian Festival of Chamber Music

The Australian Festival of Chamber Music will be held in Townsville, Queensland, from 29 July – 7 August 2022. The ten-day festival will feature over 30 musicians from around the world in 30 concerts and special events. 

Visit the Australian Festival of Chamber Music website

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Explore the Strand by bike in Townsville

Townsville Cultural Festival

​The Townsville Cultural Festival 2022 is set to be a wonderful year where we can come together to celebrate our multi-cultural community, strength in diversity and hope. We invite you to be a part of the celebrations in 2022. The Cultural Fest 2022 will be celebrated with entertainment and food sampling simultaneously at different venues in Townsville on 19-21 August 2022. The Carnival of Joy will parade into Townsville to visit the Cultural Fest. 

Visit the official website

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Esk, gateway to the Brisbane Valley |  <i>Shawn Flannery</i>

Esk Show

The Esk Show is a great day out….with Competitions, Garden Displays, the Taste of Somerset, Entertainment and so much more.

We have lots to offer at our show, and look forward to coming together again for annual Show. This is generally held in May, although for 2022 it is scheduled for Friday 29th and Saturday 30th July.

Visit the official Esk Show website

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Farmer's Markets in Queensland

Yarraman Markets

The Yarraman Markets offer a range of local goods and produce. Stallholders include fruit and veg, plants, honey, bric-a-brac, woodwork, and more. Located on the corner of the New England and D’Aguilar Highways, every Saturday of the month from 7:00am to 12:00pm (September to April) and 8:00am to 1:00pm (May to October).

Learn more at their official Facebook page

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Esk Country Markets

There's nothing like a leisurely stroll through a country market, brimming with artisan wares and home made goods. There's always plenty of treasures and treats to take home form markets in Somerset for the freshest produce, original handmade items and friendly country hospitality.

The Esk Country Markets are held every Saturday morning at Pipeliner Park in Esk.

Learn more at their official Facebook page

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Kingaroy Community Friendship Markets

The Kingaroy Community Friendship Markets are run by volunteers and held on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Kingaroy Showgrounds, open to the public from 7:00am to 12:00 midday. The markets feature arts, crafts, flower stalls, fresh fruit and vegetables and a range of homemade treats like cupcakes, muffins and preserves.

Learn more at their official Facebook page

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Magnetic Island Markets

It's a wonderful way to spend your Sunday morning catching up with friends and exploring the Magnetic Island Markets. Jewellery, clothing, art, food and an assortment of treasures are all available at the markets. Enjoy a stroll on the beach or visiting a local restaurant or the pub for breakfast beforehand or for lunch afterwards, or make a weekend of it and discover the rest of Magnetic Island.

Markets are open from 9am - 2pm at Horseshoe Bay. (Every Sunday).

Learn more at their official Facebook page

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Do you know of any more festivals and events to be added to our Queensland calendar? Email the team.

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