August 2017

Friday 4th – Mayor’s Charity Ball

For more information click here

Saturday 5th- Ben Bolt Cup Race Day

Head to the Bowen Turf Club on Flemington Road for a day by the racetrack! Find them on Facebook

Saturday 5th – Collinsville Bacon Busters – a Bucking Good Swine

Now in its 4th year! More than just a boar hunt! Prizes for biggest boar, biggest sow, biggest tusks, biggest barrow, best natural colour pig plus many more novelty events such as toad races, piggin’ rig comp, dog jump comp, man and dog races, with great fun and prizes for the whole family! Barrel racing, saddle bronc & bull rides. Gold Coin Entry plus Free Camping! Click here for more info

Friday 11th – Locals 4 Locals A Walk through Time Street Party

Enjoy the night markets, live entertainment and celebrate Bowen’s history with a Walk through Time from 5pm.

Saturday 12th – Bowen Jetty 150 Years

Lunchtime will kick off entertainment on the stage down the front beach with local dance schools, bands and local talent. From 6pm there will be a public screening of the movie Australia at the front beach, followed by fireworks at 8pm.

Saturday 12th – Tuesday 15th – Bowen Art Society Art Exhibition

Local art enthusiasts display their work at the North Denison Sailing Club.

Saturday 19th – The Runway – A Night of Fashion & Art

This is an event Bowen has never experienced before. Walk our Glamorous Red Carpet entry with ‘Runway’ Photography. Receive your Free Giftbag with sponsor discounts and Fashion Freebies. Enjoy Free wine on arrival whilst browsing the amazing artistic local talents. Be wowed by stunning fashion and contemporary dance performances. Then relax to soulful sounds from Lauren’s live music on Stage. All of this together with sumptuous grazing canapes dinner and lucky ticket prizes drawn throughout the night.

Sunday 20th – Walk to the Lighthouse

The last opportunity in 2017 to walk to the North Head lighthouse to check out the restoration and have a chat with some starfish on the way. Low tide is at 3pm so aim to walk an hour earlier.

TBC – Bowen & Collinsville Business Awards

Bowen Tourism & Business will present the annual Bowen & Collinsville Business Awards at the Merinda Village Hotel. Click here to go to our website

Saturday 26th –  Bottoms on the Grass

Head to the North Queensland Cruising Yacht Club on Starboard Drive for a day of family fun and live music in support of Crohns & Colitis Australia. Find them on Facebook

September 2017

Wednesday 13th – Sportsability Regional Games hosted by Flexicare

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th – Bowen Family Fishing Classic

The Bowen Family Fishing Classic and Wet Weekend is held every year in September giving everyone a chance to win a prize for catching a fish whether it be for the biggest or for the secret weight.
Top entertainment acts are booked for the weekend, and along with side- shows and rides, there is entertainment for all the family. Find them on Facebook

Saturday 30th – Bowen Cup Race Day

Head to the Bowen Turf Club on Flemington Road for a day by the racetrack! Find them on Facebook

October 2017

Friday 13th and Saturday 14th – 2016 Grazing BMP Reef to Ranges Weekend

The inaugural Reef to Ranges will be held on the last weekend of November 2016. It will be a fun-filled and educational weekend, featuring a primary producers expo, an Australian Bush Dance on Saturday night, and a stud bull sale on Sunday morning. Find them on Facebook

Thursday 19th – Ladies Night Springtacular @ Bowen Home Hardware