To encourage and support our Parade participants in creating and building your float, free workshops will be on offer again this year.

Facilitated by experienced artists you will be given assistance in the art of making a float that attracts attention and reflects this year’s theme. Floats do not need to be expensive or larger than life, they can be fashioned quite simply with a little imagination and resourcefulness.

The workshops will take place in Tank 3 on Saturday 12 May and Saturday 26 May running from 10am-4pm

The Grand Parade will be held on Saturday 25 August and is the perfect chance for community groups, schools, clubs, organisation, individuals and businesses to bet involved with this much loved community event.

The theme for 2018 is Kaleidoscope.

Cairns is home to a vivid range of colours that reflect our beautiful tropical environment and interweave to create a rich blend of cultures: a kaleidoscope of ever-evolving patterns unique to our region. Using colour, patterns, light, sound and movement we’d love to see you join our kaleidoscopic parade.To make the most of this great opportunity please register your interest to or by calling 4044 3594.

Starts: 26 May 2018 10:00 am
Ends: 26 May 2018 04:00 pm
Location: Tank 3, Tanks Arts Centre, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill
Admission: FREE
Contact: 4044 3594