Calendar of events in North West Queensland

THEY'RE BACK: Get your leis out for the Cloncurry Luau races, the first meet for 2018, which is coming up next weekend, Saturday March 24. Photo:file
THEY'RE BACK: Get your leis out for the Cloncurry Luau races, the first meet for 2018, which is coming up next weekend, Saturday March 24. Photo:file

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

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Mar 16 Welcoming Babies Day, Mount Isa

Mar 16 Derby Day Buffs Club

Mar 17 Mount Isa races St Patrick’s Day

Mar 18 Curry Day, Mary Kathleen Park, 3pm

Mar 18 Mount Isa Community Markets, Overlander Hotel

Mar 18 Shave for a Cure Buffs Club

Mar 20 Digital Innovation Launch Day Julia Creek

Mar 21 BMP Grazing, Clonagh via Cloncurry

Mar 23 Good Shepherd College Easter Fete

Mar 24 Cloncurry races

Mar 27 Nelia Mitchell Grass Field Day

Mar 29 Easter Disco Buffs Club

Mar 23 - Mar 29 Youth Week

Mar 30 - Apr 2 Easter weekend

Mar 31 - Apr 1 Normanton Barra Classic

Mar 31 Boulia races

Mar 31 Yelvertoft Rodeo

Apr 1 Easter Market Mount Isa Community Markets, Overlander Hotel

April 1 Easter Bunny visit - Rodeo Queen Entrants

Apr 6-9 The 2018 Australian Campdraft Association National Finals, Burke & Wills Sports Club

Apr 7 Maxwelton races

Apr 7-9 Karumba Anglers Classic

Apr 7-8 Betoota Gymkhana at Birdsville

Apr 13-15 Dirt N Dust Festival Julia Creek

Apr 13-17 Einasleigh Rodeo

Apr 14 Julia Creek races

Apr 14 Bedourie Bikes and Bulls

Apr 14-17 World Barramundi Fishing Championships Burketown

Apr 15 Mount Isa Community Markets, Overlander Hotel

Apr 19-22 Winton Way Out West festival

Apr 21 Winton races

Apr 27 Pastures, Productivity & Pest Forum, Julia Creek

Apr 28 Mount Isa races

Apr 28 Big Toys YPA

Apr 28-29 Camooweal cricket sixes competition

May 4-6 Richmond Outback Fossil Festival and Bush Sprints

May 4-6 Barcaldine Tree of Knowledge Festival

May 5 Gregory Downs Races

May 5-6 Boulia Rodeo

May 6 Gregory Canoe Classic

May 6 Mother’s Day market Mount Isa Community Markets, Overlander Hotel

May 11 St Kieran's Mother's Day Fete 6-9pm

May 12 Mother’s Day high tea, Terrace Gardens 10am

May 12 Mount Isa races

May 12-13 Birdsville Campdraft, Rodeo and Bronco Branding

May 16-19 The 90th RFDS Outback Birthday Bash at John Flynn Place

May 19 Hughenden races

May 20 Mount Isa Community Markets, Overlander Hotel

May 25-Jun 2 Mount Isa Eisteddfod  

May 26 Mount Isa races

May 26 MTB Stack City Fountain Springs Classic

Jun 1-3 Camooweal’s campdraft & rodeo

Jun 3 Mount Isa Community Markets, Overlander Hotel

Jun 2 Cloncurry Races

Jun 2 Mount Isa Special School Masquerade Ball

Jun 2 50 Shades of Special Needs Masquerade Ball

Jun 7-10 Normanton Rodeo and Campdraft

Jun 8-10 Winton Show

Jun 9 Mount Isa Races: Mount Isa Cup

Jun 9 Bedourie Rugby League Nines

Jun 10-17 Croydon Heritage Week

Jun 15-17 Cloncurry Show

Jun 15-16 Richmond Field Days

Jun 16 Richmond races

Jun 16 Hughenden Porcupine Gorge Challenge

Jun 17 Mount Isa Community Markets, Overlander Hotel

Jun 22-23 Mount Isa Show

Jun 23-25 Croydon Poddy Dodgers Festival

Jun 26- 28 Outback Writers’ Festival in Winton

Jun 29- July 7 Splendid Outback Film Festival at Winton

Jun 30 Mount Isa races

Jun 30 Richmond Pony Express (Dirt Bike Enduro)

Jun 30 Filipino Barrio Fiesta, Tony White Oval

Jun 30 Rockhana mineral festival, Mary K Park, Cloncurry

Jul 1 Stamford Races and Community Fun Day

Jul 1 Mount Isa Community Markets, Overlander Hotel

Jul 6-8 Bedourie Campdraft, rodeo, gymkhana and bronco branding

Jul 7-8 Winton QBOA Opal Festival

Jul 10-12 Big Red Bash, Birdsville

Jul 13-16 Cloncurry Stockmans Challenge

Jul 14 Bedourie Camel and Pig Races

Jul 14 Mount Isa races

Jul 15 Mount Isa Community Markets, Overlander Hotel

Jul 15 Mount Isa Motor Show and Swap Meet

Jul 20-22 Boulia Camel Races

Jul 28-30 Hughenden Country Music Festival

Jul 28 Quamby Rodeo

Aug 2-5 Curry Merry Muster Festival

Aug 5 Mount Isa Community Markets, Overlander Hotel

Aug 8 Isa Street Festival

Aug 8-12 Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo

Aug 9 Mailman Express races

Aug 16-19 Gulf Frontier Days Festival

Aug 17-19 Sedan Dip Rodeo

Aug 18 Mount Isa races

Aug 19 Mount Isa Community Markets, Overlander Hotel

Aug 24-25 Camooweal Drovers Camp Festival

Aug 25 Betoota races

Aug 25 Simpson Desert Racing Carnival at Birdsville

Aug 31- Sep 1 Richmond Campdraft

Aug 31-Sep 1 Birdsville races

Sep 2 Father’s Day markets Mount Isa Community Markets, Overlander Hotel

Sep 7 Mount Isa Multicultural Festival

Sep 8-9 Bedourie Races & Rodeo

Sep 8-9 Bedourie Ute & Travellers’ Muster

Sep 9 Pink Tatas Run, Lake Moondarra

Sep 16 Mount Isa Community Markets, Overlander Hotel

Sep 19-23 Outback Century Cycle Challenge Winton

Sep 29 Richmond Fishing Classic

Oct 6 Mount Isa Spring Cup races

Oct 7 Mount Isa Community Markets, Overlander Hotel

Oct 20 Mount Isa races (TBC)

Oct 20 Spring Charity Evening Mount Isa

Oct 21 Mount Isa Community Markets, Overlander Hotel

Oct 26-28 Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic

Nov 4 Mount Isa Community Markets, Overlander Hotel

Nov 6 Mount Isa races

Nov 18 Mount Isa Community Markets, Overlander Hotel

Dec 1 Mount Isa races

Dec 2 Mount Isa Community Markets, Overlander Hotel

Dec 16 Mount Isa Community Markets, Overlander Hotel

Dec 25 Christmas Day

Dec 31 New year’s Eve Rodeo