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by Monique Thorpe (subscribe)
Globe-trotting nomad life since April 2015.
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Who doesn't love a free night out? I know we certainly do. As travellers, we are always looking for great entertainment and as we float into new towns, we always check out the City Council's upcoming events. This is something that we never really did when we were living in Melbourne, however when we return, we will certainly make much more use of the Council free event series.

If you happen to be in or around Townsville over the coming few weeks, you are in for a treat! The Council is putting on a show (they must have known we were coming to town). Check out these free events coming up in Townsville.

August 28 Live Music at Lunchtime in the Perfumed Gardens

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From 12 - 2pm, take your lunch and head to the stunning Perfumed Gardens in Townsville CBD to listen to the sultry sounds of Nicole Cross. Nicole will entertain the crowds as the sun shines on another blissful Townsville Friday.

Be sure to make the time to see this one. Nicole once won the Overall Winner at the Charters Towers Country Music Festival, and picked up awards at the Walkman Country Music Festival, as well as the North Queensland Champion of Champions to name a few. The Perfumed Gardens are situated on the corner of Sturt & Stokes Sts, Townsville. This free music event in the last in a series of music lunches.

August 28 FREE Movies at Riverway Oval

Get the kids ready for the classic Aladdin at 6pm, or bring down your adult dinner for Dead Poets Society at 7.30pm. If you're like us, and big kids at heart, then settle in for a double feature! These movies are being screened at the Riverway Oval in Thuringowa. Be sure to get in early and settle into your preferred viewing position, picnic blanket laid out, a pre-prepared delicious tropical spread on top ready for the movie to start. This is sure to be a popular event.

September 18 FREE Movie at Riverway Oval

Get ready to be the coolest parents around when you take your kids to see Big Hero 6 under the stars at Riverway Oval in Thuringowa. Watch Baymax, Hiro and all their friends on the big-screen just after the sunsets at 6.30pm.

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FREE Upcoming Community Events In Townsville

Be sure to mark the FREE community events on your calendar as well:

August 28 - Full Moon Drum Circle

Each month, on the Saturday night that falls closest to the full moon, a special occurrence happens on The Strand. Facing into the clear blue and greens of the water and overlooking magnetic Island, many locals and visitors gathers at the Amphitheatre for an off-the-cuff music making session.

Bring along your drums and percussion instruments of all kinds, or just come empty handed and ready to make new friends as there are plenty of drums and a couple of tubs of shakers, cowbells, clapsticks provided. Everyone is invited to join in and no prior experience is required.

This unique experience starts at 6pm and finishes at 7:30pm. This drum circle has happened in Townsville since 2001 and is a great way to get your play a tribal drum that you may not otherwise be able to try your hand at.

September 1 - Art-box and art activities for under 5's

This program is held on the first Tuesday of every month, and allows for under 5's, plus the parents to learn, make new friends, and to explore the gallery. From 10am - 11am, come along to this playful environment where kids are encouraged to create new works through a range of mediums and workshops. Art-box is held at Pinnacles Gallery, and this event if free, however a gold coin donation would be appreciated.

September 4 - The Strand Night Markets

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Head down to The Strand at twilight to experience the wonder of the Townsville Night Markets. This great event is held monthly from May - December and houses over 200 stalls selling and displaying crafts, food, fashion and lifestyle options right on the water's edge.

The markets kick off at 5pm and run until 9.30pm. Be sure to come along even if you're not shopping to enjoy the life entertainment, the vibe and best of all, the view of the sunset from this impressive part of the world.

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Why? Because who doesn't love a free night out?
When: From the 28 August - 18 September 2015
Where: Townsville, Qld
Cost: FREE!
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