2019 Isa Street Festival 2019 Isa Street Festival

Held every Wednesday evening of Rodeo Week, the Isa Street Festival is now in its fifth year, and will this year be held on Wednesday August 7. 

One of the most popular additions over the years has been the headline act, with performers such as Jessica Mauboy and Isaiah Firebrace, and this year we are happy to announce Rai Thistlethwayte of Thirsty Merc fame, with his band. 

Rai will bring his love of classic rock, pop and jazz to the Isa Street Festival, which will also feature local performers, food and market stalls, kids games and activities, licensed beergarden, with more special announcements to come. 

Mayor Joyce McCulloch said the Isa Street Festival had grown in size and popularity over the past three years, and had become the Council’s feature event. 

“We love that we can put on a free event for the community and add a special element to Rodeo Week in Mount Isa,” Cr McCulloch said. 

“The positive feedback we have received over the years has been overwhelming, and now with the addition of the Isa Street Parade, it is truly a festival for the whole community to enjoy and celebrate.” 

This year’s Isa Street Parade will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Riversleigh Fossil fields discovery with the theme “Living Fossils”.



Street Parade:

Since 2017, Mount Isa City Council have introduced a street parade into the Isa Street Festival program.

We encourage all sectors of the community to enter the parade, and dress up your group, vehicle or yourself in the theme of the year, and let the community cheer you on!

This year, there is $4k in prize money to be won, with $1k awarded to best in category for each "School Entry", "Community Entry" "Business Entry" and "Best Themed Entry".

The theme of this year’s Street Parade will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Riversleigh Fossil fields discovery with the theme "Living Fossils".

To nominate your float or entry, please complete the form below and return by Thursday August 1, to events@mountisa.qld.gov.au


Johnathan Thurston Meet-and-Greet

Council is proud to bring rugby league and State of Origin legend Johnathan Thurston to Mount Isa for the Isa Street Festival and Street Parade.

JT will carry out a meet-and-greet with locals and fans at the Community Connect Zone, next to the City Library's north entrance on West Street, between 5pm and 6pm, and between 7pm and 8pm.

There will also be a specially set-up photo booth for fans to have their photo taken with JT.

While no items will be signed, JT will try to meet as many fans as possible.

Between 6pm and 7pm, he will be taking part in the Isa Street Parade and will be riding on Council’s float, from which he will be distributing signed JT Academy mini-footballs.

The JT Academy have supplied a signed State of Origin JT jersey, which is currently available through Council’s Facebook competition.

The winner will be drawn on the morning of the festival and contacted in advance, to ensure they will be at the festival that night to receive the jersey from JT in person.

Young People Ahead, Gidgee Healing and Headspace Mount Isa will also be in the Community Connect Zone at the festival, with the Mount Isa City Council tent.

Young People Ahead will be selling food, while Gidgee Healing and Headspace will have a coffee van, with coffees available for a gold-coin donation, as well as a phone-charging station and a chillout zone that will include beanbags.