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:

Tiny Tackers (27 July - 7 September)

Date: Thu 27 Jul
Time: 10:30am - 11:15am
Location: Cairns Art Gallery Corner Abbott and Shields street, Cairns City

Fun educational program for children, every Thursday at Cairns Art Gallery. More

Migrating to FNQ interview series (1-9 Aug)

Date: Tue 1 Aug - Sat 9 Sep
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

Migrants' stories aired daily on Cairns FM89.1 as part of Multicultural Month. More

Seniors Week - Cairns Art Gallery

Date: Sat 19 Aug - Sun 27 Aug
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Cnr Abbott & Shields Sts, Cairns

Free exhibitions for seniors during Seniors Week include Lei it on, Daniel Boyd Bitter Sweet and Greg Semu Blood Red. More

Doubt-A Parable Play - Rhondo Theatre (23 - 26 August)

Date: Wed 23 Aug - Sat 26 Aug
Time: 8:00pm - 9:20pm
Location: Rondo Theatre, 46 Greenslopes Street, Edge Hill

Cost: Tickets $12 at the door

Contact: Rondo Theatre

A 2005 Pulitzer Prize winning play starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Merryl Streep More

Seniors Week - Family History for Beginners

Date: Thu 24 Aug
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Gordonvale Library, Norman St, Gordonvale

Discover your family history story by exploring family history resources. More

Grandparents Storytime

Date: Thu 24 Aug
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Earlville Library, Stockland Shopping Centre, Earlville

Seniors come along with your grandchildren to enjoy storytime. More

Craft Connections for Seniors

Date: Thu 24 Aug
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Location: City Library, Abbott St, Cairns

Bring a craft, mix, meet other seniors and enjoy a cup of tea.  More

From Bricks to Clicks workshop

Date: Thu 24 Aug
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Spirit of Babinda Hall, 51 Munro Street, behind the Taskforce Office, Babinda

Cost: $15 including materials & refreshments

Contact: CCIQ - Amy Turnbull

CCIQ workshop in Babinda, full of practical tips for small business. More

Dying to Talk Evening

Date: Thu 24 Aug
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: The Chamber Room, The Village, 20 Lake Street, Cairn s City

Contact: Alyce Haack 0474 129 798

An opportunity for the community to get together and discuss or learn more about death in society More

Road Crash Rescue Challenge Quiz Night

Date: Thu 24 Aug
Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Madisons Function Room, Red Beret Hotel, 411 Kamerunga Road, Redlynch

Contact: Michael 0447 478 707

Raising money for the Romanian Road Crash Rescue Challenge More

Cairns Festival (25 Aug - 3 Sept)

Date: Fri 25 Aug
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Various

Ten days of music, art, circus, family entertainment, film and more! More

Becoming China ready workshop

Date: Fri 25 Aug
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: TTNQ, Level 2, 51 The Esplanade, Cairns

Tips and insights for success in the Chinese tourism market. More

Big Aussie Hearing Check - Cairns

Date: Fri 25 Aug
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Australian Hearing Centre Cairns. 95 Sheridan Street, Cairns. Direct bookings welcome - phone 4052 3700.

Contact: Jayne Martin 074052 3700

Free, simple, fast hearing checks during Hearing Awareness Week. More

Seniors Wartime Walks

Date: Fri 25 Aug
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: City Library, Abbott St, Cairns

Learn about Cairns during WWII as Cairns Libraries hosts a special Wartime Walking Tour. More

Robotic Fun for Seniors

Date: Fri 25 Aug
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: City Library, Abbott St, Cairns

Seniors come along and create, design and explore the world of robotics. More

Grandparents Storytime

Date: Fri 25 Aug
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Edmonton Library, 175 Bruce Highway, Edmonton

Seniors come along with your grandchildren to enjoy storytime.  More

One on One IT Session for seniors

Date: Fri 25 Aug
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Stratford Library, Kamerunga Rd, Stratford

Learn new tips, tricks and troubleshooting during this IT session. More

Jazz Up North Series: Baby Et Lulu

Date: Fri 25 Aug
Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Location: Tank 5, Collins Ave, Edge Hill

Be swept away when ARIA nominees Baby et Lulu take the stage. More

Esplanade Markets

Date: Sat 14 Jan
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Cairns Esplanade, by the Lagoon

Cost: Free

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

Coffee 'N Chat Corner Aug 26

Date: Sat 26 Aug
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Rusty's Markets

Get to know our Cairns Muslim community at Rusty's Markets More

Last updated: 11 August 2017