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Rotary Palm Cove Markets

Rotary Palm Cove Markets

Sunday, 2nd August 2020 - Sunday, 1st August 2021
A 130 plus Stall Market showcasing local craftsmen and artisans of high-quality handmade jewellery, clothing, products and art held 8 am to 2pm on the first Sunday of the month except for January - March on Williams Esplanade at Palm Cove Cairns.
Painting Party

Painting Party

Friday, 12th March 2021 - Saturday, 31st July 2021
Painting pARTy is just that! Cairns favourite Paint and Sip Studio in Stratford welcomes you to a fun and relaxing event at our BYO studio. All are welcome from beginners to Picasso we’ll show you step by step the process to paint a beautiful canvas from start to finish!
WOW Cairns

WOW Cairns

Friday, 6th August 2021 - Saturday, 7th August 2021
Welcome to WOW Cairns, an exciting program of events. WOW Australia has been consulting with women and girls in the region to understand their passions and their challenges. Their first Think In was held in November 2020, and they continue to work closely with our partners including local community members, arts and cultural groups, and Cairns entrepreneurs and business owners, all helping them shape a dynamic and responsive program with a distinctive Far North Queensland flavour. The performance program will include one of Australia's most talented female MC's, Naomi Wenitong who will team up with a crew of young women…
2021 Australian Hockey Country Championships

2021 Australian Hockey Country Championships

Saturday, 7th August 2021 - Saturday, 14th August 2021
The 2021 Australian Hockey Country Championship will take place in Cairns, Queensland, from the 7th to the 14th of August 2021. Watch as the most experienced female and male hockey players from across Australia compete for the Country Championships across various age groups.
Freshwater Saltwater Exhibition

Freshwater Saltwater Exhibition

Thursday, 15th July 2021 - Thursday, 9th September 2021
Freshwater Saltwater is an annual exhibition that celebrates the rich artistic diversity of Far North Queensland's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and communities. The exhibition is based around the holistic existence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Freshwater represents the Aboriginal nations of Far North Queensland, with rivers flowing all across the land and through the rainforest, from coastal Cardwell to the tip of the Cape York Peninsula. Saltwater represents the Island nations and peoples of the Torres Strait, surrounded always by the ocean. This year, UMI is showcasing nine artists from all across this region - the…
Big Talk One Fire Cultural Festival

Big Talk One Fire Cultural Festival

Saturday, 24th July 2021 - Saturday, 16th October 2021
UMI Arts Big Talk One Fire Indigenous Cultural Festival is UMI Arts' annual signature event, held at Fogarty Park, on the sunny Cairns Esplanade. Big Talk One Fire is a free, family-friendly event that brings together a concert with headlining and supporting local Indigenous bands, traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance, and pop-up Indigenous market stalls. This event aims to showcase and promote Far North Queensland cultures' best to a large and varied audience. Our Big Talk festival is a drug and alcohol-free event.
Tour of the Tropics

Tour of the Tropics

Friday, 30th July 2021 - Sunday, 1st August 2021
Featuring three stages over three days, this Bicycle road race truly is a great event to be part of. Tour of the Tropics has an inclusive vision for all, come and ride and enjoy our Tropical North Queensland atmosphere and hospitality. Day one (stages one) is a scratch race in the picturesque setting of Millaa Millaa. Day two moves on to Green Hill in Gordonvale for a scratch race through our tropical scenery, before migrating into the heart of the city to race a closed road, close format criterium circuit embracing the stunning Cairns Esplanade and Riley, a Crystalbrook Hotel.
Bach to the Bush - Music for Solo Cello - Cairns

Bach to the Bush - Music for Solo Cello - Cairns

Saturday, 31st July 2021
Acclaimed cellist, Anthony Albrecht, returns to Innisfail, Cairns and the Tablelands for three unmissable recitals. Anthony is a graduate of The Juilliard School in New York City and has appeared solo and with prestigious ensembles throughout the world. "Fluent and virtuosic" - Sydney Morning Herald "Fresh and vitalising... reverent showmanship" - CutCommon "Impeccable playing" - BroadwayWorld Performing the works of J.S. Bach, Dall'Abaco and Australian composers. Tickets available online and at the door.
Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2021

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2021

Tuesday, 17th August 2021 - Sunday, 22nd August 2021
The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) is thrilled to announce its return in 2021. Visitors to the art fair will once again experience the vibrancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and cultures that only Tropical North Queensland has to offer. The theme for this year's fair is 'SACRED - An artistic response to Queensland’s sacred sites and significant places'. CIAF looks forward to sharing artists’ cultural insights, through their collection of artistic responses to the theme, and welcoming you to this year's fair.
CraftAlive Cairns

CraftAlive Cairns

Friday, 13th August 2021 - Sunday, 15th August 2021
CraftAlive is coming to Cairns. CraftAlive is Australia’s longest running craft event series. With both local and interstate craft talent, the show is packed full of the latest craft supplies, kits and equipment. CraftAlive is a hands-on event. A chance to learn from leading craft experts with interactive classes. A top tip…book your tickets online and save dollars. A weekend dedicated to craft including patchwork, quilting, machine appliqué, long arm quilting, yarn, paper craft, card making, hand embroidery, machine embroidery, scrap booking, stitchery, cross stitch and more.
Far North Queensland Relay for Life

Far North Queensland Relay for Life

Saturday, 7th August 2021 - Saturday, 11th September 2021
Relay For Life is a fun and moving experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services. Relay is a chance for the Far North Queensland community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer and to raise money to help save more lives.
Cairns Tropical Writers Festival 2021

Cairns Tropical Writers Festival 2021

Friday, 13th August 2021 - Sunday, 15th August 2021
The Cairns Tropical Writers Festival is back in 2021. It will bring a vibrant, engaging and creatively stimulating three day cultural event, complemented by topically relevant and other not to be missed events leading to the main festival event. Writers, readers and storytellers from Far North Queensland, interstate and overseas will come together. The theme is Change. To network, learn, explore, share experiences and debate about, and across, a wide range of writing genre, forms and content. Their exciting program, which will include workshops, catered functions, book launches, debates, performances, and several guest speakers, will showcase the region's distinct voices…
Laughing Heart Comedy

Laughing Heart Comedy

Monday, 12th April 2021 - Monday, 10th April 2023
Cairns' only dedicated live comedy club, delivering laughs every Monday night at the Paramour Cabaret Theatre (inside The Reef Hotel Casino). Catch a mystery lineup featuring eight comedians from Cairns and afar every Monday night – book in early as you never know who might be on… Doors open at 6:30 pm, show starts at 7pm. They also run specialty shows featuring a headliner every month and the occasional show on other nights during the week. Check out their Linktree or Facebook page for what events they have coming up!
Cairns Port Douglas Trail Ultra

Cairns Port Douglas Trail Ultra

Saturday, 21st August 2021 - Sunday, 22nd August 2021
Race from Cairns to Port Douglas, via the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, finish your ultra endurance Tropical North Queensland trail running adventure at the Iconic Port Douglas, Four Mile Beach. Visit some of Australia's most stunning virgin rainforest trails, spot an elusive Cassowary, enjoy the views, love the Crystal Cascades, conquer the climbs in the Kuranda Range, and enjoy your descent down the historic The Bump Track. You will complete your challenge, feeling like a hero, having to race against the elements and then finally enjoy a well earned post race beer, under coconut palm trees a beautiful beach.…
Savannah in the Round

Savannah in the Round

Friday, 2nd October 2020 - Sunday, 3rd October 2021
Savannah in the Round is Tropical North Queensland's very own country music and camping festival, taking place at the Kerribee Park Rodeo Grounds in Mareeba (less than one hours drive west from Cairns). Featuring the hottest Australian country music artists (30 artists across 3 incredible days and nights), plus a full roster of support programming, there's plenty of entertainment for the whole family.
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