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).

Glass art design exhibition

Date: Fri 17 Mar
Location: Cairns Regional Gallery, Corner of Abbott and Shields Street, Cairns

Contact: Cairns Regional Council 4046 4800

Exhibition exploring products, projects, and works of glass art More

Battle of the Brains Pyjama Trivia Night

Date: Tue 28 Mar 06:00 pm
Location: Salt House, 6/2 Pierpoint Road, Cairns

Cost: Tickets are $$11.50 per person or $63.50 per table of 6

Contact: Joeleen Bettini 0417 992 954

Come together with your friends, family, and colleagues to go head to head with other teams to see who is the smartest - taking out the title of 'Trivia Champion 2017'. You will also have a chance to win epic prizes!More importantly, it's about raising much-needed funds for children in foster care who deserve a brighter start in life. All funds raised from the event will go towards The Pyjama Foundation’s Love of Learning Program.You are encouraged to come along in your favourite PJ'!  More

Small Business Masterclass: Marketing Must Dos

Date: Wed 29 Mar 10:00 am
Location: MacDonnells Law, Cnr Shields & Grafton Streets, Cairns

Cost: $15 registration fee includes refreshments and materials.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) is working with Cairns Regional Council to ensure all Cairns small and medium businesses have access to the best advice to boost their enterprise. All sessions in the series will ensure participants can access easy-to-implement practical tips and real-life local business stories.Join us for Masterclass 3 Marketing Must-Dos: Have you got your foundations right? It’s never too late.It's often hard to allocate resources to marketing without having a guarantee of return on investment. So how do you know what will work and what won't? Attend this Masterclass and our local experts will provide you with practical ways to build the foundations for marketing solutions of value to your business.Cost: $15 registration fee includes refreshments and materials.There will also be a networking opportunity immediately following each masterclass.To find out more, download the full Small Business Masterclass Series Three program ( PDF, 0.6 MB ). More

Rainbow kids yoga

Date: Thu 30 Mar 03:30 pm
Location: Hambledon House Community Centre, 177 Bruce Highway, Edmonton

Contact: Linda Ryan 4044 3410

Free fun and interactive yoga class for kids aged 7-10 yearsHeld every Thursday, 3:30-4:30pm.To book your place, phone 4044 3410 or email l.ryan@cairns.qld.gov.au More

Quad Bike Safety Forum

Date: Thu 30 Mar 08:00 am
Location: Cairns Convention Centre

Contact: Jane Lawson 0427 911 746

The forum is designed around raising awareness of all-terrain Vehicle (ATV) safety within the workplace and when used recreationally. More

National Playgroup Week - Messy Play Day

Date: Thu 30 Mar 10:00 am
Location: Fun Ship Playground, Cairns Esplanade

Contact: Deirdre Foulkes 1800 171 882

Playgroup Queensland is holding a Messy Playgroup at the Fun Ship Playground on the Cairns Esplanade as part of its National Playgroup Week celebrations.Activities include water play, a slime zone, sensory experience, messy music play, play dough activities and a chill-out zone. More

Mr Takahashi

Date: Thu 30 Mar 10:00 am
Location: JUTE Theatre at the Centre of Contemporary Arts 96 Abbott Street Cairns QLD 4870

Contact: Peta Cooke 4050 9444

This is a play about the bombing of northern Australia and is presented as part of the 75th anniversary of that event. More

Doing business with Lae info session

Date: Thu 30 Mar 03:00 pm
Location: Civic Reception Room, Ground Floor, Cairns Regional Council, 119-145 Spence Street, Cairns

Cost: FREE

Contact: Deb Maguire, Facilitator 0405 928 430

Tradelinked Cairns & PNG invites businesses who have considered Lae as a potential market to come along and hear first hand on how you can do business with or through Lae.Meet the newly appointed Consul-General Lae, Mr Paul Murphy. Based in Lae, Paul will provide an overview of his role and its new focus on business development.Learn about the Sister City relationship between Cairns & Lae and how this may open doors for your business.Hear the ‘on the ground’ story from a Cairns local who has been operating a business from Lae for a number of years.Lae, capital of Morobe Province, is the second-largest city in Papua New Guinea. It has the largest cargo port and is recognised as the industrial hub of PNG. The city is also known as the Garden City and home of the University of Technology.This free information session will include a networking opportunity.Proudly supported and sponsored by Cairns Regional Council, Cairns Chamber of Commerce, Savcor ART Advanced Rehabilitation Technology and McLeod Training Organisation Pty Ltd. More

Mr Takahashi and Other Falling Secrets

Date: Thu 30 Mar 10:00 pm
Location: JUTE Theatre at the Centre of Contemporary Arts 96 Abbott Street Cairns QLD 4870

Contact: Peta Cooke 4050 9444

This is a play about the bombing of northern Australia and is presented as part of the 75th anniversary of that event. More

Esplanade Markets

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

Cost: Free

The Esplanade Markets showcase local, quality products from contemporary jewellery, leather work, pottery, clothes and skincare. If you need a gift or souvenir you are sure to find it here.Held against the backdrop of the Cairns waterfront, you can follow your market shopping with a swim in the Lagoon or take advantage of the free barbecues, exercise equipment and children's play grounds.Further details are available on the Cairns Esplanade website.Keep up to date with all our markets via the Markets Facebook page More

Free green waste disposal, 1-9 April

Date: Sat 01 Apr
Location: Portsmith, Smithfield, Gordonvale and Babinda Transfer Stations - see list for operating hours.

Clean up and get ready for the dry season - drop off your green waste for free!Take the opportunity to clean up your yard and drop off your domestic green waste for FREE from Saturday 1 to Sunday 9 April 2017 at:Portsmith Transfer Station: 7 days, 8.30am to 5.15pmGordonvale Transfer Station: 7 days, 8.30am to 5.15pmSmithfield Transfer Station: Monday-Saturday 7am to 5.15pm, Sunday 9am to 5.15pmBabinda Transfer Station: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8.30am to 4.45pmNote:Domestic cars, utilities and/or trailers and light trucks (up to GVM 4 tonnes) only. Normal charges apply for disposal of any other waste.For enquiries regarding electric or crazy ant quarantine details please contact Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry ()DAFF) on 13 25 23.Remember illegal dumping can incur a fine; it affects the environment and the safety of individuals. Please report any illegal dumping to 4044 3044. More

Botanical Drawing Saturday Workshops with Julie McEnerny

Date: Sat 01 Apr 10:00 am
Location: Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Collins Ave, Edge Hill

Contact: Julie McEnerny 0407 556 189

Brush up on your botanical drawing skills at these Saturday workshops. More

Pacifika Youth Games and Youth Expo

Date: Sat 01 Apr 08:00 am
Location: PCYC Edmonton 10 Walker Road, Edmonton

Contact: Melanie Lizotte-Steponavicius 0409 884 807

The PCYC is hosting a day filled with sports, fun activities, traditional pacific islander food and much more More

Pasifika Youth Sports and Youth Exhibition

Date: Sat 01 Apr 08:30 am
Location: PCYC, 10-20 Walker Road, Edmonton

Contact: Kori Tumai 0450 209 240

Youth from Pacific Nations participate in netball, volleyball and touch football, whilst learning about different educational pathways available through a Youth Exhibition More

InkMasters - Silkscreen Workshop

Date: Sat 01 Apr 08:45 am
Location: R Block TAFE, Gatton Street, Manunda

Cost: Members $215 Non-Members $250

Contact: Rose Rigley 0438 535 957

Learn how to design and print a multicolored image with one of Cairns most experienced printmakers in this genre More

Cairns Festival - Float Workshop

Date: Sat 01 Apr 10:00 am
Location: Tank 3, Tanks Arts Centre, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Contact: Jan Aird, Parade Coordinator 4044 3594

Learn about concept development, float, and costume design, makeup and overall float construction More

Palm Cove Markets

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

Cost: Free

The Palm Cove markets showcase local, quality handmade products from contemporary jewellery, leather work, pottery, clothes, skincare, plants and produce, wellness stalls and food.The markets have great family including free crazy golf and a free jumping castle.Keep up to date with all our markets via the Markets Facebook page More

Headspace: Swim, Surf & Splash Party

Date: Sun 02 Apr 01:00 pm
Location: Tobruk Memorial Pool, 370 Sheridan Street, North Cairns

Cost: Free entry

Contact: Tui Nicholls 4041 3780

The event celebrates National Youth Week and Headspace Cairns 5th Birthday More

Palm Cove Markets

Date: Sun 07 May 08:00 am
Location: Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove

Cost: Free

The Palm Cove markets showcase local, quality handmade products from contemporary jewellery, leather work, pottery, clothes, skincare, plants and produce, wellness stalls and food.The markets have great family including free crazy golf and a free jumping castle.Keep up to date with all our markets via the Markets Facebook page More

Palm Cove Markets

Date: Sun 04 Jun 08:00 am
Location: Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove

Cost: Free

The Palm Cove markets showcase local, quality handmade products from contemporary jewellery, leather work, pottery, clothes, skincare, plants and produce, wellness stalls and food.The markets have great family including free crazy golf and a free jumping castle.Keep up to date with all our markets via the Markets Facebook page More

Last updated: 02 June 2016