Upcoming events

This event calendar is provided as a service to residents and visitors to promote community events taking place within the Cairns Regional Council area. The information is submitted directly by the listed host; unless the listing is for a Council-run event, Council takes no responsibility for the accuracy of information nor does it endorse the events.  The event calendar does not constitute an exhaustive list of all local community events taking place in the Cairns Regional Council area.

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.

Additional event information can be found at:

Free green waste disposal April 14-22

Date: Sat 14 Apr - Sun 22 Apr
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Portsmith, Gordonvale, Smithfield, Babinda

Clean up your yard and drop off your domestic green waste for FREE, 14 to 22 April 2018 More

Adult Chinese Brush Painting

Date: Mon 23 Apr
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Cairns Art Gallery, Corner Abbott and Shields street, Cairns

Contact: Marian Wolfs 07 4046 4800

Learn the art of Chinese Brush Painting at an art course held on April 23, 30 and May 14, 21. More

Free guided birdwatching tour

Date: Tue 9 Jan
Time: 8:30am - 10:30am
Location: Meet at Friends House in the Flecker Garden.

Free bird watching guided walk every Tuesday commencing at 8.30am. Bring binoculars and wear walking shoes. More

ANZAC Rugby Match

Date: Tue 24 Apr
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Barlow Park, corner Scott and Severin Streets, Parramatta Park

Cost: Entry fee of $5 can be paid at the gate

FNQ Thunder will take on HMAS Cairns Invitational team More

2018 Anzac Day Services

Date: Wed 25 Apr
Time: 4:30am - 9:00am
Contact: Raine Davies

2018 Anzac Day services and road closures around the region. More

Cairns Jockey Club's 100 Club Race Day

Date: Thu 26 Apr
Time: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Cannon Park Racecourse 585 - 619 Mulgrave Road Woree QLD 4868

Contact: Cairns Jockey Club 07 4054 1203

Kick back for a day of the finest country horse racing at the Cairns Jockey Club. More

Cairns CBD Wartime Walk

Date: Fri 27 Apr
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Cairns CBD

Cost: $5.00

Take a step back in time to learn about Cairns during wartime. More

Esplanade market

Date: Sat 6 Jan
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Cairns Esplanade, next to the Lagoon

The Esplanade markets are held every Saturday against the backdrop of the Cairns waterfront. More

Ellis Beach Surf Lifesaving Club

Date: Sat 28 Apr
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Ellis Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, Captain Cook Highway, Ellis Beach

Contact: Rachael Wynberg 0421 100 586

Ellis Beach Surf Lifesaving Club invites you to their Sign-on and Open Day More

Tanks market

Date: Sun 29 Apr
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

The Tanks market offers quality products and local produce and great live music. More

Cycling Divas Beginner Workshop

Date: Sun 29 Apr
Time: 8:00am - 10:00am
Location: Esplanade Cairns

Cost: Free

Free workshop for women and girls More

Free guided birdwatching tour

Date: Tue 9 Jan
Time: 8:30am - 10:30am
Location: Meet at Friends House in the Flecker Garden.

Free bird watching guided walk every Tuesday commencing at 8.30am. Bring binoculars and wear walking shoes. More

TechKNOW - Get to KNOW your device

Date: Wed 2 May
Time: 10:30am - 1:30pm
Location: Smithfield Library

Contact: Vivian Howe 07 4044 3727

Free how to use you tablet, smartphone or laptop class. More

Injury prevention workshop

Date: Thu 3 May
Time: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Brothers Leagues Club Cairns, 99-105 Anderson Street, Manunda

Cost: Free - includes lunch

Free session for businesses, covering injury prevention, return to work, rehabilitation and workers’ compensation. More

Esplanade market

Date: Sat 6 Jan
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Cairns Esplanade, next to the Lagoon

The Esplanade markets are held every Saturday against the backdrop of the Cairns waterfront. More

IGA Leukaemia car rally (5 - 6 May)

Date: Sat 5 May - Sun 6 May
Time: 7:30am - 8:00am
Location: Starting at Gordonvale and finishing up at Mission beach

Cost: $300 per vehicle

Contact: Sunny Tan 4041 6708

Not a race, but a leisurely tour of the beautiful Tropical North More

Palm Cove market

Date: Sun 1 Apr
Time: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove

The Palm Cove markets offer quality handmade goods, local produce and great family entertainment. More

Cycling Divas Beginner Workshop

Date: Sun 6 May
Time: 8:00am - 10:00am
Location: Esplanade Cairns

Cost: Free

Free workshop for women and girls More

Bicycle maintenance workshops

Date: Sun 6 May
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Locations to be advised

Contact: Renee Ker

Bike maintenance, designed for all ages More

Free guided birdwatching tour

Date: Tue 9 Jan
Time: 8:30am - 10:30am
Location: Meet at Friends House in the Flecker Garden.

Free bird watching guided walk every Tuesday commencing at 8.30am. Bring binoculars and wear walking shoes. More

This four week program will focus on adult’s skills in improving confidence, learning basic skills  in non traffic areas and getting to know some of the wonderful bike paths we have on offer.   These workshops normally run for up to two hours on a Sunday and will lead in to gaining confidence to join our Sundays Mother’s Day Ride event.
8am - 10am
Session 1  SUN 22 APR
Session 2  SUN  29 APR
Session 3  SUN 6 May
Session 4 SUN 13 May - Mothers Day ride
On Sunday 22 April 2018 at 8:00am

Location

Esplanade Carpark
McKenzie Street (esplanade end of McKenzie Street,  Cairns, QLD 4870

Last updated: 11 April 2018