Upcoming Events

Do you have a community-run, not-for-profit event, festival, celebration or important date that the Cairns community would like to know about? Submit your event for our What's On listing. Terms and conditions apply.

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Kids Art Club with Hayley Gillespie

Date: Sat 03 Jun 10:00 am
Location: Cairns Regional Art Gallery, Cnr Abbott and Shields Street, Cairns

Cost: $24 members, $30 non members

Contact: Marian Wolfs 4046 4800

Hayley Gillespie will run 2-hour art sessions for kids More

School Holiday Bat Chats - Fri 30

Date: Fri 30 Jun 05:30 pm
Location: Corner of Aplin and Lake sts, outside Cairns City Library

Cost: Free

Informal guided tours of the City Library Spectacled Flying-fox colony. More

Esplanade Markets

Date: Sat 01 Jul 08:00 am
Location: Cairns Esplanade, by the Lagoon

Cost: Free

The Cairns Esplanade Markets are on every Saturday by the Lagoon. More

NAIDOC - Awards Ceremony and Ball

Date: Sat 01 Jul 05:30 pm
Location: Cairns Convention Centre, Corner Wharf and Sheridan Street, Cairns

Contact: National NAIDOC Secretariat 02 6152 3877

NAIDOC Awards night and Ball, to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia More

School Holiday Bat Chats - Sat 1

Date: Sat 01 Jul 05:30 pm
Location: Corner of Aplin and Lake sts, outside Cairns City Library

Cost: Free

Informal guided tours of the City Library Spectacled Flying-fox colony. More

Palm Cove Markets

Date: Sun 02 Jul 08:00 am
Location: Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove

Cost: Free

The Palm Cove Markets are held on the first Sunday of the month. More

Latitude 17 Cat Show

Date: Sun 02 Jul 09:30 am
Location: Stratford Lawn Bowls Club, 3 Rig Street, Stratford

Contact: Pixie Phipps 0449 979 690

An all breed cat show with 4 rings of judges for both pedigree and domestic cats and kittens. More

NAIDOC - Combined Church Service

Date: Sun 02 Jul 10:30 am
Location: Fogarty Park, Cairns Esplanade

Contact: Pastor Yodie Batzke 0415 542 120

The Cairns NAIDOC Committee are hosting a Combined NAIDOC Church Service More

NAIDOC - Official Opening and Flag Raising Ceremony

Date: Sun 02 Jul 01:00 pm
Location: Fogarty Park, The Esplanade, Cairns

Contact: Nathan Williams 0423 741 475

The Cairns NAIDOC Committee in partnership with the North Queensland Regional Aboriginal Corporation Language Centre presents the official opening of Cairns NAIDOC Week 2017 More

School Holiday Bat Chats - Sun 2

Date: Sun 02 Jul 05:30 pm
Location: Corner of Aplin and Lake sts, outside Cairns City Library

Cost: Free

Informal guided tours of the City Library Spectacled Flying-fox colony. More

Freshwater Saltwater Exhibition (3 July - 11 August)

Date: Mon 03 Jul 10:00 am
Location: UMI Arts Galleries, 335 Sheridan Street, Cairns North

Contact: Deb Avery 4041 6152

An annual curated group exhibition that draws works from passionate and notable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artist members of UMI Arts. More

JCU & CQU Symposium - Our World Our Future Challenges

Date: Mon 03 Jul 01:00 pm
Location: CQU, First Floor, Shields and Abbott Street, Cairns

Contact: Henrietta Marrie 4037 4703

Two Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students will deliver a ten-minute speech which will be followed by a panel style discussion and Q&A session More

JCU & CQU Symposium - Beyond the Referendum

Date: Mon 03 Jul 01:00 pm
Location: CQU, First Floor, Shields and Abbott Street, Cairns

Contact: Henrietta Marrie 4037 4703

A joint collaboration presented by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff from Central Queensland University and James Cook University More

NAIDOC - Trivia Night

Date: Mon 03 Jul 07:00 pm
Location: Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort 122 Lake Street, Cairns

Contact: Donna Dewis 0408 452 420

ACCOR Hotels are excited to partner with the Cairns NAIDOC Committee in presenting the third NAIDOC Trivia Night More

NAIDOC - Corporate Breakfast

Date: Tue 04 Jul 06:45 am
Location: Pullman Cairns International, Grand Ballroom, 17 Abbott Street, Cairns

Contact: Joanne Bowie or Sarah Seden 4232 4232

The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnership (DATSIP) will host the eighth Cairns NAIDOC Corporate Breakfast in collaboration with the Cairns NAIDOC Committee More

Cairns Premiere of Operation Jeedara - Sea Shepherd

Date: Tue 04 Jul 05:30 pm
Location: Salt House, Marina Point, 6/2 Pierpoint Road, Cairns

Contact: Laura Coldwell-Sea Shepherd 0449 003 080

A film which tells the story of Operation Jeedara, celebrating one of the big environmental wins of 2016 More

NAIDOC - Primary School Disco

Date: Tue 04 Jul 06:30 pm
Location: Cairns PCYC, 91-97 MacNamara Street, Manunda

Cost: Free entry

Contact: Dulcie Pensio 0428 293 176

PCYC Cairns is happy to facilitate an NAIDOC themed disco for primary school aged children More

Wuchopperen's Cairns Community Health Day

Date: Wed 05 Jul 11:30 am
Location: Wuchopperen Health Service, 6 Moignard Street, Mooroobool

Contact: Irene Addo 4080 1000

The Community Health Day NAIDOC Week event is again being hosted by Wuchopperen Health Service Ltd More

NAIDOC - High School Disco

Date: Wed 05 Jul 07:00 pm
Location: Cairns State High School (Crosswell Hall), Grafton Street, North Cairns

Contact: Dulcie Pensio 0428 293 176

PCYC Cairns is happy to facilitate an NAIDOC themed disco for high school aged students More

NAIDOC - Multi-Sports Day

Date: Thu 06 Jul 09:00 am
Location: Venue to be confirmed

Contact: Chris Coutts 4222 5235

A "Come and Try" multi-sports day, delivering a series of skills and drills based clinics including modified friendly games throughout the day More

Last updated: 16 May 2017