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Rotary Palm Cove Markets

Rotary Palm Cove Markets

Sunday, 2nd August 2020 - Sunday, 5th December 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.
Homelands - Solo Exhibition by Dorothy Edwards

Homelands - Solo Exhibition by Dorothy Edwards

Tuesday, 21st September 2021 - Wednesday, 1st December 2021
UMI Arts proudly presents the very first solo exhibition of talented Kokoberrin elder artist, Dorothy Edwards. 'Homelands' will showcase prints and paintings completed by Edwards during UMI Arts' Exhibition-Ready Program of 2021. Edwards explores the memories and stories of her childhood growing up on country. “Making artworks connects me with my ancestors and culture. I can remember being on Country collecting bush foods and weaving with my Aunties. Our families still do these things today and it is through art and practicing our skills that things get passed on to the next generation". Official opening: 6.30 pm, Wednesday 22nd September…
Freshwater Saltwater Exhibition

Freshwater Saltwater Exhibition

Thursday, 23rd September 2021 - Friday, 23rd September 2022
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…
QSuper Cardiac Challenge

QSuper Cardiac Challenge

Saturday, 25th September 2021 - Monday, 27th September 2021
The QSuper Cardiac Challenge is a three day fundraising bike ride from Cairns to Cooktown on the first weekend of the school holidays. The route includes some of the most stunning scenery in the Wet Tropics, Dry Tropics and World Heritage National Parks of Far North Queensland starting in Cairns and progressing inland through the Kuranda Range, Speewah, Mareeba, Mt Molloy, Mt Carbine, the Desailey Range, Lakeland and finishing in Cooktown. Each year the Cardiac Challenge's mission is to fundraise for the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation to buy specialised equipment for improved cardiac care services for Far North Queensland.
Tour of the Tropics

Tour of the Tropics

Friday, 27th August 2021 - Sunday, 7th November 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.
Colour Frenzy Cairns

Colour Frenzy Cairns

Sunday, 29th August 2021 - Sunday, 10th October 2021
The Colour Frenzy Fun Run is back and bigger and better than ever in 2021! Round up your kids, friends, or family, and bring them along to this unforgettable event that will be the highlight of their year. Run or walk the track together as you get a kaleidoscope of colourful powder flung at you, showering you with magical rainbow colours. 🌈 The morning of the event, the surge of excitement in the crowd is palpable; you’ll hear giggles intermingling with chatter and laughter and smell the scent of freshly brewed coffee and cinnamon-sprinkled donuts lingering in the air. Gearing…
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!
Girls Night Out Presented by Belvedere

Girls Night Out Presented by Belvedere

Friday, 8th October 2021
Perennial Port Douglas favourite, Girls’ Night Out At Sheraton joins the Taste Port Douglas festivities with a special festival appearance to satisfy ladies who love great cocktails, food, wine and company. The Taste Port Douglas edition of this Girls’ Night Out will treat guests to a selection of two Belvedere cocktails and canapés on arrival, a delicious two course feasting style menu curated by two fierce culinary women: restaurateur and MasterChef Alumni, Laura Sharrad and Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas Executive Chef, Belinda Tuckwell. A two-hour wine package and live music by Electric Dreams Entertainment sets the backdrop for…
East Meets West with Vasse Felix Winery

East Meets West with Vasse Felix Winery

Friday, 8th October 2021
East Coast chefs and West Coast wines come together in the most delicious way for an exciting collaboration dinner presented by Vasse Felix Winery, the founding winery of the Margaret River Region in Western Australia. After an arrival drink and canapés, indulge in a five-course menu matched with wines by Vasse Felix, including Idee Fixe by Vasse and an exclusive taste of the winery’s premium Tom Cullity Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec. Sauvignon Malbec. Divine! Chief Vasse Felix Winemaker, Virginia Willcock and Idee Fixe Chief Winemaker, Michael Langridge will present the wines via video from Vasse Felix in WA. Sheraton’s Daintree Bar…
Taste Port Douglas Launch Party

Taste Port Douglas Launch Party

Thursday, 7th October 2021
Taste Port Douglas is back! Celebrate the opening of this festival of the senses, under the stars at Mirage Island, as you enjoy delicious canapes, drinks and live music in the company of guest Chefs at the Taste Port Douglas Launch Party.
Harry Hawker Street Food Party

Harry Hawker Street Food Party

Saturday, 9th October 2021
As the sun sets over Four Mile Beach, Taste Port Douglas is only heating up as Four Mile Lawn transforms into the vibrant Harry Hawker Street Food Party. Guest chefs will helm street food inspired food stalls, alongside Frankie’s Gourmet Hot Dog Van, Malone’s Smokehouse and an array of pop-up bars throughout the grounds. It will be a night to remember as Port Douglas comes together to celebrate this festival of the senses. Enjoy live music through the night by Ashcats Soundsystem & Kiki Courtidis. Festival Village is a cashless event. Payment can be made at stalls via credit card…
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 a beautiful beach.…
Port Douglas Long Lunch Presented by Jansz

Port Douglas Long Lunch Presented by Jansz

Friday, 8th October 2021
Staged under a canopy of Poinciana trees in Market Park, alongside St Mary's by the Sea with ocean views to Dixons Inlet, celebrate the magnificent outdoor lifestyle of Tropical North Queensland at the coveted Port Douglas Long Lunch Presented by Jansz. Popular Port Douglas restaurants, Salsa, Sassi, Zinc & Harrisons will collaborate with some of Queensland’s top chefs to present a delectable three course menu. Enjoy a welcome drink and canapés on arrival, followed by a three-hour beverage package of Hemingway’s Brewery “Taste Port Douglas Pale Ale” and Yalumba wines from the heart of the Barossa Valley. Live music by…
Call of The Running Tide 2021 - Environmental Sculpture and Multimedia Festival

Call of The Running Tide 2021 - Environmental Sculpture and Multimedia Festival

Friday, 17th September 2021 - Monday, 27th September 2021
Call of the Running Tide Environmental Sculpture and Multimedia Festival 2021 Open at 6 pm Friday 17th September, Port Douglas Community Centre. All welcome. Free Event with a Cash bar. Call of the Running Tide Environmental Sculpture and Multimedia Art festival (CRT) is a high-quality curated event and an invitation by artists to engage meaningfully with the unique ecosystems from Rainforest to Reef in the Far North. The sculptural and Multimedia works will also inform viewers of current local and global environmental threats. CRT engages local communities and visitors and aims to build and encourage environmental awareness. Through art, Call…
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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