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:

Youth Active Games: Edmonton

Date: Tue 17 Jul
Time: 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Location: Ravizza Park, Edmonton.

Cost: FREE

Come and play Active Games during Term 3 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

Small business masterclass: Create leads & sales with Facebook

Date: Tue 24 Jul
Time: 2:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Cairns Regional Council Civic Reception Room, Ground Floor, 119-145 Spence Street, Cairns

Cost: $15 per person

Practical session on how to promote your business on Facebook. More

Playtime Ravizza

Date: Wed 25 Jul
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Ravizza Park, or Hambledon House

Cost: FREE

Fun activities for families with young children. More

WordPress workshop

Date: Wed 25 Jul
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: TTNQ, Level 2, 51 Esplanade, Cairns

Cost: $20 per person

Contact: Kelsey Andersen 4015 1206

Get the most out of your existing WordPress website or start a new one More

Youth Active Games: White Rock

Date: Thu 19 Jul
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Bak Park, White Rock.

Cost: FREE

Come and play Active Games during Term 3 More

History tours of the Tanks and Botanic Gardens Precinct

Date: Thu 5 Jul
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Collins Ave, Edge Hill

Cost: FREE - bookings essential

Free history tour of the Tanks and Botanic Gardens every Thursday commencing at 10:00am More

Brinsmead community cycle

Date: Thu 26 Jul
Time: 7:50am - 10:00am
Location: Glenoma Park in Brinsmead.

Brinsmead Community Cycle. Glenoma Park to Lake Placid and return, 12km. More

Playtime Sugarworld Parklands

Date: Fri 27 Jul
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: Sugarland Parklands (under the rain tree)

Cost: FREE

Fun activities for families with young children. More

Cairns CBD Wartime Walk

Date: Fri 27 Jul
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Cairns CBD

Cost: $5:00

Take a step back in time to learn about Cairns during wartime. More

Event Bootcamp

Date: Fri 27 Jul
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Civic Reception Rooms, Cairns Regional Council, 119-145 Spence St, Cairns

Cost: FREE

Free Event Bootcamp for event organisers. More

Plastic Free July Green Drinks Special

Date: Fri 27 Jul
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Cairns and Far North Environment Centre, 27-29 Greenslopes St, Cairns North

Contact: Aisha 0408 853 512

This month we're shaking up Cairns Green Drinks into a Plastic Free July special event not to be missed! More

Inkmasters Print exhibition (27 July - 19 August)

Date: Fri 27 Jul - Sun 19 Aug
Time: 6:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Tank 4, Tanks Arts Centre, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Contact: Laurel McKenzie 0412 369 662

A magnificent display of art work selected from printmakers from around the world More

Invitation to the Launch of Inkmasters Print Exhibition

Date: Fri 27 Jul
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Tank 4, Tanks Arts Centre, 46 Collins Ave, Edge Hill

Contact: Margaret Genever 0439 996 141

You are invited to the launch of Inkmasters Print Exhibition More

Whitfield State School P&C annual Trivia Night

Date: Fri 27 Jul
Time: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Whitfield State School Undercover area, McManus Street, Whitfield

Cost: $10 each (tables of 8)

Contact: Amanda Maynard 0429 455 057

Gather a team of 8 and enjoy a fun night out with friends! 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

Relay For Life Cairns (28-29 July)

Date: Sat 28 Jul - Sun 29 Jul
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Barlow Park, Corner Scott and Severin Streets, Parramatta Park

Contact: Emma Wilson 4047 5509

A fun and moving overnight experience, raising vital funds for the Cancer Council More

2018 JCU Beach Netball Cup

Date: Sat 28 Jul
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: North Esplanade, Cairns

Beach Netball Cairns is a one day netball round robin played on the sand at the Cairns Esplanade. More

Corks 2 Forks

Date: Sat 28 Jul
Time: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Holloways Beach Sporting Complex – 84-100 Wistaria St, Holloways Beach

Contact: Bec Dent 07 4031 0354

Cairns’ Favorite Family Food and Entertainment Experience, Corks 2 Forks is back on the Northside. More

Ride for Isabel

Date: Sun 29 Jul
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Gordon Street, Norman Park, Gordonvale

Cost: There will be a registration fee that is yet to be confirmed

Contact: Coral-Leah Kemp 4237 1100

Raising funds and awareness for Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Support (Sands) Queensland 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


Esplanade Carpark
McKenzie Street (esplanade end of McKenzie Street,  Cairns, QLD 4870

Last updated: 11 April 2018