Festivals & Events

Australian Body Art Carnivale | Eumundi

The Australian Body Art Carnivale promises a tantalising showcase of body artists from all over Australasia, held in mid May every year. The Carnivale presents body artistry in all its forms with workshops, exhibitions and performances in this ancient art form. During the Carnivale the whole township of Eumundi comes alive with music and is themed with body art. The inaugural Body Art Carniva...

Cooktown Discovery Festival | Cooktown

The Cooktown Discovery Festival is held annually on the Queen's Birthday weekend in June. The Discovery Festival celebrates the European discovery of the area. A popular feature of the event is a re-enactment of the landing of James Cook in 1770. Enjoy exciting traditional events and much more.

GemFest | Anakie

Held annually in August, GemFest attracts visitors and gem traders from all over the world to look at the best gems and jewellery the region has to offer.

Lightning Ridge Opal & Gem Festival | Lightning Ridge

The Lightning Ridge Opal and Gem Festival displays a fantastic range of opal, jewellery, beads and gems. Activities include the Opal Queen Ball, wine and cheese night, opal crown competition and lots of entertainment. Held in late July each year at Lightning Ridge Bowling Club, Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge.

Pine Creek Goldrush Festival | Pine Creek

The Pine Creek Goldrush Festival is a great way to promote the area's unique heritage. The Festival involves many locals in a varied program of events including an art exhibition, food stalls, crafts, novelty events, didjeridoo festival and much more.