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Cairns Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year 2015 – Year of the Sheep. Celebrate the new Lunar Year in Cairns with a number of vibrant cultural experiences, from first class dining, street festivals, art exhibitions, traditional entertainment and games, and demonstrations. Cairns offers a rich Chinese heritage and provides strong links to Chinese culture. Cairns and District Chinese Association Inc. (CADCAI) are proud to host Cairns Chinese New Year. 21 February – 7 March 2015.

Strand Swim, Townsville

Join in the 2.5 km and 5 km ocean swims held off Strand Beach, Townsville held by the Townsville Open Water Swimming Association. There`s also a Junior 1 km swim. The 5 km swim is a qualifier for the Magnetic Island to Townsville swim held later, in July. 31 May 2015.

Townsville 400 V8 Supercars

Witness Townsville’s biggest sporting event with fanatics coming from all over Australia to see their Petrol headed heroes. Set across 3 high-octane days of entertainment and racing, be part of the on-track action at North Queensland’s biggest sporting event as the new generation of V8 Supercars hit the track for three days of racing and a Saturday night concert. Kids can join in too with the all new Disney Pixar Fun Zone trackside. Kids 12 and under free admission with a paying adult. 10 – 12 July 2015.

Magnetic Island Race Week

The newest Queensland yachting event on the annual scene is the Magnetic Island Race Week. Now yachting enthusiasts can add another spectacular event to their calendar. Taking place in the sheltered waters around Magnetic Island and Cleveland Bay, this week-long regatta has earned a reputation for its live music, family entertainment, and quality food. Some people are most interested in the boats, while others are drawn by markets, live concerts, and entertainment for the kids. 27 August – 1 September 2015.

Cyclone Sunday, Townsville

Cyclone Sunday is a free community-awareness event for the public and new residents to Townsville. It informs the community on how to be ‘Cyclone Ready’ at the beginning of the Cyclone Season. Held in Strand Park there are predominantly community and emergency organisations that have information available to assist residents prior to, during and after a cyclone. The local ABC radio station broadcasts live from the event. 8 November 2015.

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