Hughenden Festival of Outback Skies is a 3-day festival embracing the essence of the outback, showcasing live music, art, workshops and events against the backdrop of our impressive big skies.

We hope you had a starry-eyed time under the vast Outback sky.
Watch our highlights reel below to relive the magic of the Hughenden Festival of Outback Skies 2024! From stargazing under a million stars to heart-pounding rodeo action, we packed the weekend with unforgettable experiences. A huge thanks to all our amazing attendees who made it so special.

Festival Site Map

The festival site is spread across three precincts all within 500m of each other. The site is also walking distance from the Hughenden CBD.

The Hughenden Showgrounds will host the Dinner Under the Stars and the Bull Ride events, with live music, art workshops, cooking demos and more.

The Art Sculpture Trail at the historic Coolabah Tree will showcase sculptural pieces entered into our Art Sculptural Competition.

At the Hughenden Recreational Lake you can enjoy star gazing, water sports and food markets. The closing lantern parade is alongside the lake before they are released across the water.

Outback skies are like no other. Colours as diverse as a paint palette, each day presents a new tapestry in the sky to be admired.


The Festival of Outback Skies is held in Hughenden, located half-way between Townsville and Mount Isa on the Flinders Highway, North West Queensland.

Wide-open spaces and memorable experiences await in the outback town of “Hughie” and you’ll find plenty of things to down in the region during your visit.


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