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:

China Now business workshop

Date: Tue 19 Jun
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: TTNQ, Level 2, 51 Esplanade, Cairns

Cost: $20 per person

Contact: Kelsey Andersen 07 4015 1206

Is your business ready to welcome the next generation of Chinese visitors? Get prepared now! More

Cairns CBD Wartime Walk

Date: Fri 22 Jun
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

Big Talk One Fire Indigenous festival

Date: Sat 23 Jun
Time: 1:08pm - 8:08pm
Location: UMI Arts host an Indigenous Cultural festival “Big Talk-One Fire” at Fogathy Park on the Cairns Esplanade

Contact: Peter Lenoy 4041 6152

UMI Arts host an Indigenous Cultural festival “Big Talk-One Fire” at Fogathy Park on the Cairns Esplanade. More

Erik Bünge performs The Elephant who was a Rhinoceros

Date: Sat 23 Jun
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Cairns Art Gallery, 40 Abbott St, Cairns

Contact: Cairns Art Gallery 4046 4800

Lecture performance revolving around the role the animal plays in human language. More

Refugee Week film screening

Date: Sat 23 Jun
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Western Events Lawn, The Esplanade, Cairns

Cost: Free entry

Contact: Dominika Ricardi 0427 890 224

A free public film screening of The Staging Post More

Ride with the Cappuccino Ladies

Date: Sun 24 Jun
Time: 8:00am - 10:00am
Location: Glenoma Park, Brinsmead

road skills, ending in coffee More

PakMag Expo

Date: Sun 24 Jun
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Brothers Leagues Club, 99-105 Anderson Street, Manunda

Cost: Free entry

Save the date, the PakMag Expo is back! 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 - Introduction to iPads

Date: Tue 26 Jun
Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Babinda Library

Free introduction to iPads class ... More

Capturing Content business workshop

Date: Wed 27 Jun
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: TTNQ, Level 2, 51 Esplanade, Cairns

Cost: $20 per person

Contact: Kelsey Andersen 07 4015 1206

Learn how to build digital content that represents your business. More

Developing Your Brand workshop

Date: Wed 27 Jun
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: F3/ 12-14 Lake Street, Cairns City

Contact: Y(E)P Cairns 0488 047 111

Informative and practical seminar on creating a brand and logo More

Nutrition for Entrepreneurs

Date: Thu 28 Jun
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: F3/ 12-14 Lake Street, Cairns City

Contact: Y(E)P Cairns 0488 047 111

The secret tips and practical tricks to help you get your health on track More

Pasifika Games

Date: Fri 29 Jun
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: PCYC Edmonton Walker road.

Contact: Dinah Tourangi 0474098222

Celebration of Multiculturalism in Cairns and FNQ through a fun and highly competitive sports 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

Youth Urban Art Project – Tenni Skate Park, Redlynch Celebration

Date: Fri 29 Jun
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Tenni Skate Park, Brinsmead-Kamerunga Road, Redlynch

Cost: FREE

Contact: Mariko Molleneaux 4044 3228

Free, fun art and design workshops for all young people aged 12-25 years! 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

Ukulele concert for charity

Date: Sat 30 Jun
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Portsmith Club, 43 Aumuller Street Portsmith

Contact: Shirley-Ann Rowley 0439 277 344

Raising funds for the ongoing work of Bowel Cancer Australia 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

NRL - Souths v Cowboys

Date: Sun 1 Jul
Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Barlow Park, Cairns

The Rabbitohs will play the Cowboys in round 16 of the NRL Premiership on Sunday 1 July 2018 at 4pm at Barlow Park in Cairns. 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