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:

UMI Arts Exhibitions (24 Nov - 22 Dec)

Date: Fri 24 Nov - Fri 22 Dec
Time: 11:18am - 12:00pm
Location: UMI Arts Gallery, 335 Sheridan Street, North Cairns

Contact: Deb Avery 0457 004 870

Showcasing authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art More

Babinda Christmas Wonderland experience (16 - 19 Dec)

Date: Sat 16 Dec - Tue 19 Dec
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Babinda RSL, 26 Church Street, Babinda

Cost: Entry fee is $5 per person. Children under 3 years are free

A local Christmas event with a difference More

'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Ken Ludwig

Date: Sat 16 Dec
Time: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: Munro Martin Parklands, 123 Sheridan Street, Cairns City

Contact: Ticketlink 1300 855 835

A magical story, sure to bring a twinkle to your eye and the delight of Christmas to your heart! More

Holloways Beach Carols by Candlelight

Date: Sat 16 Dec
Time: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Location: Holloways Beach Sporting Complex

Contact: Jennie Fletcher 0473397823

Christmas carols concert for families with Santa arriving on motorbike! More

Free Movie Night - Gordonvale

Date: Sat 16 Dec
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Norman Park, Gordonvale

Contact: Mark Edwards 0457 789 236

Enjoy the the much loved festive film The Muppet Christmas Carol More

Christmas Lunch

Date: Mon 25 Dec
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Deckerdence Bake Shop, Piccones Shopping Village, 159/161 Pease Street, Manoora

Contact: Shawn Decker 0432 207 155

A special lunch organised for those less fortunate at Christmas More

Cairns Esplanade New Years Eve

Date: Sun 31
Time: 5:30pm -
Location: Cairns Esplanade

Contact: Raine Davies 4044 3261

Celebrate the start of another year in our beautiful city More

Palm Cove New Years Eve Fireworks

Date: Sun 31 Dec
Time: 9:00pm - 9:15pm
Location: Palm Cove foreshore

Come and watch the Palm Cove foreshore come alive on New Years at 9:00pm More

BreastScreen Mobile Service - Edmonton (2-19 Jan)

Date: Tue 2 Jan - Fri 19 Jan
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Edmonton Community Health, 10-12 Robert Road, Centenary Park

Contact: BreastScreen Cairns Bookings Officer 13 20 50

Free Mammograms for women 50+ 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

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

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

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

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

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

Little Taccas bookings open - program 1

Date: Mon 19 Feb
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location:

Fortnightly, nature-based activity program for children under five. Bookings essential! 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

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

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

Japan Day of Hope

Date: Sat 10 Mar
Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Edge Hill State School, Performing Arts Centre, 254 Pease Street, Edge Hill

Contact: Maki Kitai McCarthy 0403 112 116

Raising money to support Fukushima Children through the Smile for Kids charity More

Last updated: 13 October 2017