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Crankworx Cairns

Crankworx Cairns

Wednesday, 5th October 2022 - Sunday, 9th October 2022
Starting in 2022, Crankworx is bringing the ultimate experience in mountain biking to Cairns. Crankworx Cairns will take place at Smithfield, hailed as the highest profile rainforest trail system in the world, the site of the 2017 World Champs, and the only place in the world where you can ride alongside two World Heritage areas. The festival will give Crankworx athletes an additional fourth stop to compete at and share their talents with the world, expose mountain bike fans from around the world to this unique destination, and bring the ultimate experience in mountain biking to fans in Australia. Crankworx…
2022 Hockey Australia Women's Masters Championships

2022 Hockey Australia Women's Masters Championships

Wednesday, 21st September 2022 - Saturday, 1st October 2022
The 2022 Hockey Australia Women's Masters Championship will take place at the North Cairns Hockey Facility in Cairns. Watch as the most experienced female hockey players from across Australia compete for the championship across various age groups.
Slowly Slowly

Slowly Slowly

Thursday, 6th October 2022
Slowly Slowly are hitting the road again throughout August, September and October, visiting parts of Australia they’ve dearly missed and also making their long-awaited debut in others. Playing a slew of songs from their back catalogue and forthcoming release they will be shaking off the cobwebs from the last few years of silence.
You & Me Exhibition

You & Me Exhibition

Thursday, 23rd September 2021 - Friday, 23rd September 2022
UMI Arts' annual members' exhibition, 'You & Me', celebrates the rich artistic diversity of our talented members. This year UMI Arts presents 14 artists from Far North Queensland, ranging from first-exhibitors to experienced professional artists. The variety of works on show this year is really something to behold - they have stately ceramics, bold prints, colourful paintings, and an especially unique installation made from recycled materials and aluminium which they can't wait to show off. EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Edna Ambrym Michael Boiyool Anning Paulene McIntyre Donna Busch Wayne Connolly Tahnee Creek Dorothy Edwards Natasha Davui Rhys Miles Kassandra Savage Cecilia Slade…
Big Talk One Fire Cultural Festival

Big Talk One Fire Cultural Festival

Saturday, 15th October 2022
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.
Dettol ODI Series vs New Zealand

Dettol ODI Series vs New Zealand

Tuesday, 6th September 2022 - Sunday, 11th September 2022
International cricket returns to the top end as Cairns hosts the Aussie-Kiwi rivalry, equal parts friendly and fierce. Three ODIs and a whole lot of action, these matches are set to sizzle.
2022 AusCycling BMX State Championships - Queensland

2022 AusCycling BMX State Championships - Queensland

Thursday, 22nd September 2022 - Sunday, 25th September 2022
The AusCycling BMX State Championships are the largest BMX State Championships in Australia. Attracting over 1000 participants from throughout Australia it's an event not to be missed.
Great Barrier Reef Ocean Swims - The 2022 3 & 5Kms Classic

Great Barrier Reef Ocean Swims - The 2022 3 & 5Kms Classic

Sunday, 4th September 2022
This is your opportunity to take part in Ocean Swims swim directly above and over the Great Barrier Reef – designated one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World – can it get any finer? Our swims are a unique opportunity to enjoy this phenomenon of a race above beautiful coral, sea life and the crystal clear near transcendental aqua blue ocean. For any ocean or open water swimmer – this is the true bucket list swim. Our swims for 2022 will be from Quicksilver’s Pontoons on the northern eastern end of Moore Reef, 50 kms off Cairns and…
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 Amateurs Carnival

Cairns Amateurs Carnival

Thursday, 8th September 2022 - Saturday, 10th September 2022
The Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival is three days of fun, fashion, glamour, food and entertainment built around two days of horse racing in Cairns. What began as a small meeting in 1959, designed to bring city and country together, has expanded over the years to become one of Australia's premier spring horse racing carnivals. Operated by the Far North Queensland Amateur Turf Club Inc., their event has become widely and affectionately known as "The Cairns Amateurs". Sixty-four years on, the Cairns Amateurs Carnival is complemented by a host of social activities. There is a wonderful array of venues where you…
Cairns Port Douglas Trail Ultra

Cairns Port Douglas Trail Ultra

Saturday, 21st August 2021 - Sunday, 4th September 2022
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 on a beautiful beach. The Cairns…
Port Douglas Gran Fondo Festival

Port Douglas Gran Fondo Festival

Friday, 9th September 2022 - Sunday, 11th September 2022
The Port Douglas Gran Fondo Festival will be held in one of the most beautiful locations in the world, Tropical North Queensland. The three-day festival is the perfect excuse to visit and explore this stunning region. The 136 kilometre and 100 kilometre Gran Fondo courses, and the 48 kilometre Medio Fondo (Medium Ride) will be timed. These rides are not a race, so you can challenge yourself for a best time, or take the time to soak in the beautiful surroundings. Stop to take photos, enjoy the experience with family and friends and most importantly, stay safe. The Port Douglas…
Great Barrier Reef Ocean Swim Series - The 2022 Relay

Great Barrier Reef Ocean Swim Series - The 2022 Relay

Friday, 2nd September 2022
This is your opportunity to take part in Ocean Swims swim directly above and over the Great Barrier Reef – designated one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World – can it get any finer? Our swims are a unique opportunity to enjoy this phenomenon of a race above beautiful coral, sea life and the crystal clear near transcendental aqua blue ocean. For any ocean or open water swimmer – this is the true bucket list swim. Our swims for 2022 will be from Quicksilver’s Pontoons on the northern eastern end of Moore Reef, 50 kms off Cairns and…
Reef to Reef

Reef to Reef

Thursday, 18th August 2022 - Sunday, 21st August 2022
Reef to Reef takes place over four days in the heart of Tropical North Queensland. Starting on the reef fringed Coral Sea coast it quickly heads inland across a network of trails through tablelands, hinterland, farm lands, MTB parks, and tropical rainforest before finishing back at the coast four days and 190 km’s later. The final day coincides with the 1-day Triple-R, Australia's longest running point-to-point MTB race!
Savannah in the Round

Savannah in the Round

Friday, 30th September 2022 - Sunday, 2nd October 2022
Savannah in the Round is Tropical North Queensland's very own music and camping festival, taking place at the Mareeba Rodeo Arena (less than one hours drive west from Cairns). Featuring the hottest international and Australian country, rock, roots and pop artists (40+ artists across 3 incredible days and nights), plus cultural exhibits/demonstrations, market vendors featuring local produce and products, paddock to plate, a funfair and much more, there's plenty of entertainment for the whole family.
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