Something to indulge every taste
THIS beautiful weekend in Townsville is what living in North Queensland is all about.
The town is buzzing this weekend with activities across the city catering for all different tastes.
The Australian Festival of Chamber Music has begun again and the city has welcomed a healthy contingent of visitors from across the country and around the world for what is one of the nation’s premier cultural events on the calendar.
Meanwhile Cluden Park Racecourse will be packed with race- goers for the annual Townsville Cup, one of the biggest social and sporting events on the calendar.
The will be trackside today photographing some of the fashionable people enjoying winter racing in the Townsville sunshine.
The Australian Labor Party’s Queensland state conference is on all weekend at the Townsville Entertainment Centre.
Labor members from across Queensland – as well as national leader Bill Shorten – have descended on the city to thrash out the party’s direction on key issues and will be enjoying escaping the southern chills. No doubt they will also take in some of the other activities on this weekend.
Strand Ephemera is a must- see if you are down enjoying The Strand over the weekend as well.
With its beautiful sculptures and breathtaking levels of artistry on display, there is something for everyone and it’s all free to enjoy for anyone walking along Townsville’s famous waterfront.
All of these activities are great news for a city such as ours.
Hundreds of additional visitors flocking to Townsville during what is our traditional peak tourism period will mean plenty of good activity for our local hotels, retailers, restaurants and tourism operators.
When times are tough – as they have been for some time across Townsville – it is easy to forget how lucky we are to live in a place like North Queensland.