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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Tiny Tackers kids art class (8 week program)

Date: Tue 02 May 10:00 am
Location: Cairns Art Gallery, cnr Sheilds & Abbott St, Cairns City

Contact: Marian Wolfs 4046 4800

8-week program (Thursdays, 4 May to 22 June) providing an early introduction to the Gallery for children aged 2 to 5 years. More

Free Rent - Exhibition (9 May - 3 June)

Date: Tue 09 May 06:00 pm
Location: crate59 (Billy's Coffee), 59 Sheridan Street Cairns

Contact: Mema Edwards 4037 5252

Exhibition of works by young creative people aged between 15-25 years, from Far North Queensland and curated by Ross Hucks More

Simone Arnol - Solo Exhibition

Date: Thu 18 May 02:30 pm
Location: UMI Arts Galleries, 335 Sherdian Street, Cairns North

Contact: Marketing & Communications Manager 4041 6152

Simone Arnol is holding an exhibition of art and design that is based the past and inspired by her grandmothers stories of the stolen generation More

World Turned Upside Down - an exhibition by Anna Eglitis.

Date: Fri 19 May 06:00 pm
Location: Canopy Art Centre, 124 Grafton St, Cairns

Contact: Paloma Ramos 4041 4678

An exhibition of hand-coloured prints by Anna Eglitis. Exhibition runs from 19 May - 8 July 2017. More

Rainbow kids yoga

Date: Thu 25 May 03:30 pm
Location: Hambledon House Community Centre, 177 Bruce Highway, Edmonton

Contact: Linda Ryan 4044 3410

Free fun yoga class for 7-10 year olds. More

2017 Great Barrier Reef Masters Games

Date: Thu 25 May 09:01 am
Location: Cairns, various locations.

The 2017 Great Barrier Reef Masters will be held from 25 to 28 May 2017 in Cairns. More

Finance Masterclass for Business

Date: Thu 25 May 01:45 pm
Location: CQUniversity Cairns, Shields St & Abbott Street (room TBC)

Cost: $15 (includes afternoon tea)

Learn how to take control of your business cashflow and get your financials back on track. More

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month Breakfast

Date: Fri 26 May 07:00 am
Location: The Hilton Ballroom, 34 Esplanade, Cairns

Contact: Jan 4033 1724

An annual breakfast at the Hilton, in recognition of Family Violence Prevention Month More

Cairns State High School - Country Music Concert

Date: Fri 26 May 07:30 pm
Location: Cairns State High School, Corner Sheridan and Upward Streets, Cairns

Contact: Roy and Suzanne Edwards 0478 292 575

Gospel Concert to raise money for Cairns State High School More

Esplanade Markets

Date: Sat 27 May 08:00 am
Location: Cairns Esplanade, by the Lagoon

Cost: Free

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

Botanic Gardens Basketry

Date: Sat 27 May 09:30 am
Location: Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre, Collins Ave, Edge Hill

Contact: Pam 4032 5039

Basketry skills for all levels. More

Melanoma Information Forum

Date: Sat 27 May 08:30 am
Location: Shangri-La Hotel, Marina, Cairns (Parking included)

Cost: Tickets $9.50 including full hot breakfast

Contact: Danielle Prenzler 1300 88 44 50

Forum on the treatment and management of melanoma More

Babinda State Hotel 100th Anniversary

Date: Sat 27 May 05:30 pm
Location: Babinda State Hotel, Munro Street, Babinda

Contact: Tanya Davey 0409 282 676

The iconic Babinda State Hotel will be celebrating its 100th Year as the only State Government built Hotel trading as a Hotel in Australia today. More

Cairns State High School - Gospel Concert

Date: Sat 27 May 07:30 pm
Location: Cairns State High School, Corner Sheridan and Upward Streets, Cairns

Contact: Roy and Suzanne Edwards 0478 292 575

Gospel Concert to raise money for Cairns State High School More

Tanks Markets

Date: Sun 28 May 09:00 am
Location: Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Cost: Free

The Tanks Markets are on the last Sunday of the month. More

Cairns ECOfiesta

Date: Sun 28 May 10:00 am
Location: Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal

Cost: Free entry

Contact: Dan Walton 07 4044 3253

A festival celebrating sustainable living. More

Waste & Recycling Tours

Date: Tue 30 May
Location: Cairns Regional Council Waste Management Facilities

Contact: Scott Paterson 40448352

Take in the sights of the Materials Recovery Facility, Portsmith Transfer Station and the Buy Back Shop.  More

Cairns Lionesses' fashion parade

Date: Tue 30 May 10:30 am
Location: Centre court of the Pier Shopping Centre

Contact: Lioness Club of Cairns 40341190

Fundraiser for dementia support program. More

Torres Statesmen Exhibition (1 - 16 June)

Date: Thu 01 Jun 11:00 am
Location: UMI Arts McIvor Gallery, 335 Sheridan Street, Cairns North

Contact: Marketing &Communications Manager 4041 6152

An exhibition presenting an array of portraits in paint and print, with art that is chosen to capture a diverse group of Statesmen More

ECOenergy forum

Date: Thu 01 Jun 01:00 pm
Location: Hilton Cairns

Cost: Free

A solutions-focussed energy forum to help businesses save. More

Last updated: 16 May 2017