10 DaysInTheTowers

10 Days in the Towers

Date: Friday 27 April 2018 - Sunday 6 May 2018
Location: Gill Street
The 10 Days in The Towers Festival brings the historic North Queensland town of Charters Towers to life in a very unique way. Staged during April each year, 10 Days in The Towers is a celebration of many things. To the fore is the sound of country music which can be heard daily in the town's many hotel bars and on the streets of the central busines...

'See Charters Towers' Challenge

Date: Friday 27 April 2018 - Sunday 6 May 2018
Location: Poppet Head
Collect an entry form from Poppet Head and complete the challenge that will see you learning more about Charters Towers. Each participant to return the completed form will receive a '2 for I' Coffee Voucher from Pepper's Cafe & Catering. Bonus!

Don Roderick Gallery - Mixed Media Art Exhibition

Date: Friday 27 April 2018
Location: Don Roderick Gallery
Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy the ambience of the Stock Exchange Arcade. The Don Roderick Gallery Group's 'Mixed Media Art' Exhibition will feature works from some of the many local artists. Join in the celebrations at the Cultural Fiesta on Saturday, 28 April from 5.30pm - 9pm to meet the artists themselves. Nibbles provided. All welcome.

Fernery Ephemera

Date: Friday 27 April 2018 - Sunday 6 May 2018
Location: Lissner Park Fernery
Sculptures by various Community Groups - Coordinated by Towers Arts Open daily from 10am - 2pm. Entry via Church Street   The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership bewteen the Queensland Govenemtn and Charters Towers Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Royal Private Hotel - Tours

Date: Friday 27 April 2018 - Sunday 6 May 2018
Location: Royal Private Hotel
Take a guided tour around this amazing heritage hotel that was built in 1888 and once considered one of the largest and best appointed hotels in North Queensland. Enjoy a cold drink while you view exclusive footage. Go in the draw to win an accommodation package for two, which will include a weekend in the Honeymoon Suite and woodfire pizza. Daily...

Venus Gold Battery - 75 Minute Walking Tour

Date: Friday 27 April 2018
Location: Venus Gold Battery
Explore the incredible Venus Gold Battery and be amazed at how gold was processed during the colourful North Queensland goldrush of the 1800's. Bookings Essential - via Visitor Information Centre (Fri & Sat tours need to be booked by 4pm the day before).

Tower Arts Members Exhibition / Trash & Treasure

Date: Friday 27 April 2018 - Sunday 6 May 2018
Location: Towers Arts
An invitation is extended to all locals and visitors to join the members of Towers Arts at their home away from home. Come for a cuppa and view the wide range of locally produced work on display. You may even find a bargain with their Trash & Treasure! Parking on Hodgkinson Street, with entry through the main door. Wheel chair access.

Guided Walking Tour - Charters Towers CBD

Date: Friday 27 April 2018
Location: Gill Street
Come on a fascinating walking tour through the CBD and explore the stories behind this grand streetscape. Hear about the wealth and opulence of the goldfield boom days, but also the perserverance and determination that lead to the restoration of many of the buildings. Allow 90 minutes. Bookings essential - via Visitor Information Centre

Tastes of the Towers

Date: Friday 27 April 2018
Location: Stock Exchange Arcade
Kick off the festival in style by sampling the wonderful offerings of our local food vendors at the official oening of the Festival at the Stock Exchange Arcade and Ron Laneyrie Park.  Try one of the free samples that will be there to tempt your taste buds or purchase a meal.  there will be something for the whole family, including live ...

Charters Towers Ghost Tours

Date: Friday 27 April 2018
Location: Gill Street
Charters Towers is haunted by the ghosts of those who came to seek their fortune. This 90 minute walk takes in Gill and Mosman Streets and visits the historic Stock Exchange Arcade, World Theatre and Royal Hotel plus more. Suitable for all ages. Bookings essential - via Visitor Information Centre.

Venus Gold Battery - 75 Minute Walking Tour

Date: Saturday 28 April 2018
Location: Venus Gold Battery
Explore the incredible Venus Gold Battery and be amazed at how gold was processed during the colourful North Queensland goldrush of the 1800's. Bookings Essential - via Visitor Information Centre (Fri & Sat tours need to be booked by 4pm the day before).

Meet & Greet - Cultural Fiesta

Date: Saturday 28 April 2018
Location: Stock Exchange Arcade
The Don Roderick Gallery Group is a group of artists and art lovers who like to share their artistic creations in Charters Towers.  Recently having relocated from above the Stock Exchange to the rear in the old Assay Office, this will be the first exhibition in their new 'home'.  Enjoy the ambience of the Stock Exchange Arcade for t...

The Wiz - Live Musical

Date: Saturday 28 April 2018
Location: The World Theatre
Everyone knows the story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, but in this musical version it's a fantasy for today - mysterious, opulent and fanciful - a dream conjured up by a space­age child with Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz set to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of country, rock, gospel and soul. (Adapted from a film version featuring M...

Charters Towers Ghost Tours

Date: Saturday 28 April 2018
Location: Gill Street
Charters Towers is haunted by the ghosts of those who came to seek their fortune. This 90 minute walk takes in Gill and Mosman Streets and visits the historic Stock Exchange Arcade, World Theatre and Royal Hotel plus more. Suitable for all ages. Bookings essential - via Visitor Information Centre.

Centenary Park Charity Markets

Date: Sunday 29 April 2018
Location: Centenary Park
Meander through the shaded pathway that surrounds Centenary Park whilst you check out the many stalls you will find at these popular local markets and maybe you will even find yourself a bargain. More often that not you will enjoy live music from a talented local whilst you enjoy all that this beautiful park has to offer. Site fees (less expense...

Lawn Bowls - Social Game

Date: Sunday 29 April 2018
Location: Gold City Bowls Club
Locals and visitors alike are invited to join in for a social game of bowls with the members of newly formed Gold City Bowls Club, which is situated on the bowls green of the former Charters Towers Bowls Club. All welcome, including beginners.

Live Country Music

Date: Sunday 29 April 2018
Location: Waverley Hotel
Would you like to enjoy good music with a cold drink and good company? Why not join the Gold City Country Music Club as they entertain patrons at the Waverley Hotel with a country ballad or two. This session will focus on Australian country music, from the oldies to the newies, and they will surely play some songs that you know and maybe even a c...

Court House Hotel - Busking Competition

Date: Monday 30 April 2018 - Friday 4 May 2018
Location: Gill Street
Overall prize of $500 & a spot at CTCMF up for grabs, along with Junior $200 and Senior $300. Buskers must gain permission from adjoining business owner and sign in each day. Finals to be held at the Court House Hotel on Friday, 4 May commencing 4pm with presentations to follow. Conditions & entry forms available from Court House Hotel.

My Culture My Story - Presentation

Date: Monday 30 April 2018
Location: Excelsior Library
Join community historian Michael Brumby as he explores the diverse cultural make up of Charters Towers. The Library will be mapping visitor's cultural backgrounds. Come in and contribute to our cultural map and find out if your culture helped to shape our town. Morning Tea provided.

Guided Walking Tour - Charters Towers CBD

Date: Monday 30 April 2018
Location: Gill Street
Come on a fascinating walking tour through the CBD and explore the stories behind this grand streetscape. Hear about the wealth and opulence of the goldfield boom days, but also the perserverance and determination that lead to the restoration of many of the buildings. Allow 90 minutes. Bookings essential - via Visitor Information Centre

Traditional Pie & Peas Night

Date: Monday 30 April 2018
Location: Charters Towers Civic Club
Thinking about heading out for a meal that you can sink your teeth into? Why not head to the historic Civic Club to enjoy a meal of hearty pie & peas, plus dessert, while you listen to live entertainment. Walk up artists encouraged. Bookings essential

Lucky Strike Line Dancers - Line Dancing Festival

Date: Monday 30 April 2018 - Sunday 6 May 2018
Location: Charters Towers
Watch as the Lucky Strike Line Dancers hit the floor for some boot scooting fun, with a full week of rehearsing, workshoping and kicking their heels up. If you're interested in finding out more, contact the group to become involved.   The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a parthersnip between the Queensland Government and Chart...

My Culture My Story - Presentation

Date: Tuesday 1 May 2018
Location: Excelsior Library
Join community historian Michael Brumby as he explores the diverse cultural make up of Charters Towers. The Library will be mapping visitor's cultural backgrounds. Come in and contribute to our cultural map and find out if your culture helped to shape our town. Morning Tea provided.

Venus Gold Battery - 75 Minute Walking Tour

Date: Wednesday 2 May 2018
Location: Venus Gold Battery
Explore the incredible Venus Gold Battery and be amazed at how gold was processed during the colourful North Queensland goldrush of the 1800's. Bookings Essential - via Visitor Information Centre (Fri & Sat tours need to be booked by 4pm the day before).

My Culture My Story - Presentation

Date: Wednesday 2 May 2018
Location: Excelsior Library
Join community historian Michael Brumby as he explores the diverse cultural make up of Charters Towers. The Library will be mapping visitor's cultural backgrounds. Come in and contribute to our cultural map and find out if your culture helped to shape our town. Morning Tea provided.

Guided Walking Tour - Charters Towers CBD

Date: Wednesday 2 May 2018
Location: Gill Street
Come on a fascinating walking tour through the CBD and explore the stories behind this grand streetscape. Hear about the wealth and opulence of the goldfield boom days, but also the perserverance and determination that lead to the restoration of many of the buildings. Allow 90 minutes. Bookings essential - via Visitor Information Centre

Corned Beef & Damper

Date: Wednesday 2 May 2018
Location: Charters Towers Civic Club
Enjoy corned beef and vegies with traditional damper and yummy dessert while listening to poetry by the Bush Curlews. Bookings essential!

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2018

Date: Wednesday 2 May 2018
Location: The World Theatre
Buckle up Australia! The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is back on the bus, hitting the road to home deliver the freshest and funniest from Australia's largest comedy festival! Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow 2018Tickets on sale NOW... give the gift of laughter this Xmas 2.5 hrs — includes intervalBAR open from...

Charters Towers Ghost Tours

Date: Wednesday 2 May 2018
Location: Gill Street
Charters Towers is haunted by the ghosts of those who came to seek their fortune. This 90 minute walk takes in Gill and Mosman Streets and visits the historic Stock Exchange Arcade, World Theatre and Royal Hotel plus more. Suitable for all ages. Bookings essential - via Visitor Information Centre.

Live Country Music

Date: Wednesday 2 May 2018
Location: Waverley Hotel
Looking for another excuse to go and eat out? Why not make it two nights in a row of good company and good music performed by Gold City Country Music Club. If you'd like to test your vocals then walk ups are encouraged, otherwise just sit back and enjoy the toe tapping entertainment in a family friendly atmosphere.

Biennial Quilt Exhibition

Date: Thursday 3 May 2018 - Sunday 6 May 2018
Location: Charters Towers CWA Hall
The Charters Towers Patchwork & Quilters Group invite everyone to see their spectacular range of quilts, smaller patchwork, embroidery and craft items which have been uniquely handcrafted over the past two years. See the quilted car - it truly is a work of art! If you love quilting and patchwork, you will be in your element. Opening Hours: T...

Bush Poetry & Dinner

Date: Thursday 3 May 2018
Location: Charters Towers Tourist Park
Are you ready for a good belly laugh? Townsville Bush Poetry Mates are set to entertain you in the relaxed and treed surrounds of the Charters Towers Tourist Park. Take advantage of a IO Day accommodation deal and you'll be ready for the Breakfast Show. While you're there, take a look at the Park van - it's impressive! Book Now.

Live Country Music

Date: Thursday 3 May 2018
Location: Waverley Hotel
Looking for another excuse to go and eat out? Why not make it two nights in a row of good company and good music performed by Gold City Country Music Club. If you'd like to test your vocals then walk ups are encouraged, otherwise just sit back and enjoy the toe tapping entertainment in a family friendly atmosphere.

Venus Gold Battery - 75 Minute Walking Tour

Date: Friday 4 May 2018
Location: Venus Gold Battery
Explore the incredible Venus Gold Battery and be amazed at how gold was processed during the colourful North Queensland goldrush of the 1800's. Bookings Essential - via Visitor Information Centre (Fri & Sat tours need to be booked by 4pm the day before).

Essential Oil Workshops

Date: Friday 4 May 2018
Location: Creative Industry Hub
Have you ever thought of trying essential oils but unsure how or where to begin? Charters Towers Oily Peeps is a group of Essential Oil converts who want to share their love of all things essential oils by running workshops to show how easy it is to incorporate them into your daily life. Spaces limited.   Bookings essential. Friday Sch...

Guided Walking Tour - Charters Towers CBD

Date: Friday 4 May 2018
Location: Gill Street
Come on a fascinating walking tour through the CBD and explore the stories behind this grand streetscape. Hear about the wealth and opulence of the goldfield boom days, but also the perserverance and determination that lead to the restoration of many of the buildings. Allow 90 minutes. Bookings essential - via Visitor Information Centre

Country Music Festival Street Parade

Date: Friday 4 May 2018
Location: Gill Street
A whole of community event, this parade includes all the schools and community groups in what has become an integral part of the Country Music Festival. This year's theme, Our Country Our Heritage, will no doubt bring some interesting floats. Make sure you secure your spot in Gill Street to get the best view. All parade participants must register....

BBQ Buffet & Live Music

Date: Friday 4 May 2018
Location: Charters Towers Civic Club
You can't beat a BBQ dinner on a Friday night you say ... oh yes you can if it's cooked by someone else! Take the opportunity to sample the fabulous BBQ Buffet, which includes dessert, at the Civic Club and enjoy the live music & friendly atmosphere while you're there. Bookings essential.

Charters Towers Ghost Tours

Date: Friday 4 May 2018
Location: Gill Street
Charters Towers is haunted by the ghosts of those who came to seek their fortune. This 90 minute walk takes in Gill and Mosman Streets and visits the historic Stock Exchange Arcade, World Theatre and Royal Hotel plus more. Suitable for all ages. Bookings essential - via Visitor Information Centre.

Charters Towers Country Music Festival

Date: 5 - 7 May
Location: Charters Towers Showground
A weekend of Country Music at it's finest! 2018 will mark the festival's 41st year, the Charters Towers Country Music Festival appeals to all ages - young and old. The festival offers both an amateur Talent Quest that has seen the likes of Samantha McClymont, Brendan Walmsley, Anthony Taylor and Judah Kelly compete and win prizes; and professional ...

Venus Gold Battery - 75 Minute Walking Tour

Date: Saturday 5 May 2018
Location: Venus Gold Battery
Explore the incredible Venus Gold Battery and be amazed at how gold was processed during the colourful North Queensland goldrush of the 1800's. Bookings Essential - via Visitor Information Centre (Fri & Sat tours need to be booked by 4pm the day before).

Essential Oil Workshops

Date: Saturday 5 May 2018
Location: Creative Industry Hub
Have you ever thought of trying essential oils but unsure how or where to begin? Charters Towers Oily Peeps is a group of Essential Oil converts who want to share their love of all things essential oils by running workshops to show how easy it is to incorporate them into your daily life. Spaces limited.   Bookings essential. Friday Sc...

Charters Towers Ghost Tours

Date: Saturday 5 May 2018
Location: Gill Street
Charters Towers is haunted by the ghosts of those who came to seek their fortune. This 90 minute walk takes in Gill and Mosman Streets and visits the historic Stock Exchange Arcade, World Theatre and Royal Hotel plus more. Suitable for all ages. Bookings essential - via Visitor Information Centre.

The Gold Rush Triathlon - New date!

Date: Sunday 6 May 2018
Location: Charters Towers Weir
The all new Gold Rush Triathlon will be held in Charters Towers over the weekend of 5-6 May 2018.  Enter as a competitor or cheer on the friends, family and participants from the side, a great event for the whole family! Enter before the 1st Feb 2018 and get a free swim clinic on the Saturday morning! - All welcome just pay for pool entry at...

Essential Oil Workshops

Date: Sunday 6 May 2018
Location: Creative Industry Hub
Have you ever thought of trying essential oils but unsure how or where to begin? Charters Towers Oily Peeps is a group of Essential Oil converts who want to share their love of all things essential oils by running workshops to show how easy it is to incorporate them into your daily life. Spaces limited.   Bookings essential. Friday Sc...