Calendar of events for North West Queensland

YULE LOVE THIS: The Cloncurry Christmas Festival in the Park is on November 24 with the Christmas markets a day later.
YULE LOVE THIS: The Cloncurry Christmas Festival in the Park is on November 24 with the Christmas markets a day later.

Here’s our weekly guide to upcoming events in North West Queensland.

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Nov 11 Remembrance Day, 10.30am at cenotaph

Nov 11 Paws Hoofs and Claws Animal Masquerade Ball, Overlander Hotel

Nov 12 Pistol Club come and try day for Sikaran Martial Arts 8am-1pm

Nov 17 Board Games night, Mount Isa Baptist Church, 6.30pm

Nov 17 Spinifex State College formal, Civic Centre

Nov 18: Mount Isa Harley Owners Group Annual Toy Run, Outback At Isa, 8am for 9am ride.

Nov 18: Hughenden Golf Club Pink Charity Golf Day

Nov 18: Community Markets, Hughenden Discovery Park, 8.30am

Nov 18 Julia Creek races

Nov 18 Boys Night Out with Billy Moore, Cloncurry Community Precinct

Nov 19 Mount Isa community markets 10am-2pm Overlander Hotel

Nov 22 Ijilinji Community Kindergarten Open Day, 10 Thomson Road, 9 - 11am

Nov 24-25 Mount Isa School of Dance Concert 'Arabian Nights' Civic Centre 7pm

Nov 24 Cloncurry Christmas Festival in the Park

Nov 25 Cloncurry Christmas markets

Nov 25 Queensland election

Nov 26 Bush Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair, Outback at Isa

Dec 1 McKinlay Shire Christmas Tree, Julia Creek

Dec 2 Mount Isa races

Dec 2nd: DiLi - Dream it, Live it end of year Showcase

Dec 3 Mount Isa community markets 10am-2pm Overlander Hotel

Dec 3 Mount Isa Carols by Candlelight, Buchanan Park 6pm

Dec 9 Mayors Christmas Wine Tree, Civic Centre 6.30pm

Dec 16 Christmas in the Park Twilight Markets 5-9pm Skate Park

Dec 25 Christmas Day

Dec 31 New Years Eve Rodeo, Buchanan Park


Jan 1 New Year’s Day

Feb 3 Super Sports Expo noon-3pm

Mar 3 Mount Isa races

Mar 6 Commonwealth Games baton in Cloncurry

Mar 6 Commonwealth Games baton in Mount Isa

Mar 7 Commonwealth Games baton in Birdsville

Mar 11 Commonwealth Games baton in Hughenden

Mar 12 Commonwealth Games baton in Prairie

Mar 17 Mount Isa races St Patrick’s Day

Mar 24 Cloncurry races

Mar 30 - Apr 2 Easter weekend

Mar 31 Boulia races

Mar 31 Yelvertoft Rodeo

Apr 7 Maxwelton races

Apr 7-9 Karumba Anglers Classic

Apr 13-15 Dirt N Dust Festival Julia Creek

Apr 13-17 Einasleigh Rodeo

Apr 14 Julia Creek races

Apr 14-17 World Barramundi Fishing Championships Burketown

Apr 19-22 Winton Way Out West festival

Apr 21 Winton races

Apr 28 Mount Isa races

Apr 28-29 Richmond Outback Fossil Festival

May 12 Mount Isa races

May 13-14 Birdsville Bronco Branding and Campdraft

May 19 Hughenden races

May 25-Jun 2 Mount Isa Eisteddfod  

May 26 Mount Isa races

Jul 1-3 Hughenden Show

Jun 8-10 Winton Show

Jun 9 Mount Isa races Mount Isa Cup

Jun 10-17 Croydon Heritage Week

Jun 15-17 Cloncurry Show

Jun 15-16 Richmond field days

Jun 16 Richmond races

Jun 22-23 Mount Isa Show

Jun 23-25 Croydon Poddy Dodgers Festival

Jun 30 Mount Isa races

Jun 30- Jul 1 Bedourie Campdraft and Gymkhana

Jul 1 Stamford Races and Community Fun Day

Jul 7-8 Winton QBOA Opal Festival

Jul 8 Bedourie Camel races

Jul 10-12 Big Red Bash, Birdsville

Jul 13-16 Cloncurry Stockmans Challenge

Jul 13-16 Boulia Camel Races

Jul 22 Winton Camel Races

Jul 28-30 Hughenden Country Music Festival

Aug 2-5 Curry Merry Muster Festival

Aug 8 Isa Street Festival

Aug 9 Mailman Express races

Aug 10-12 Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo

Aug 24-26 Camooweal Drovers Camp Festival

Aug 25 Betoota races

Aug 31-Sep 1 Birdsville races

Sep 8-9 Bedourie Races & Rodeo

Sep 8-9 Bedourie Ute & Travellers’ Muster

Sep 19-23 Outback Century Cycle Challenge Winton