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).

Flavours of the Tropics Art Exhibition

Date: Fri 27 Jan
Location: The artroom@Vivo, Vivo Restaurant, 49 Williams Parade, Palm Cove.

Contact: Tanya Prince 0409 592 243

An exhibition by InkMasters Cairns printmakers celebrating the diversity of life in the tropics. More

Small Business Legalities Workshop

Date: Tue 28 Feb 03:00 pm
Location: MacDonnells Law, Cnr Grafton and Shields Street, Cairns

Cost: $20 entry fee

Contact: Kelsey Burge 4015 1206

The workshop will teach you about business structures, negotiating contracts, the privacy act, succession planning, licensing, tenancy and credit management. Getting the legal framework in place is vital in small business.Presented by: MacDonnell's tourism business for business intenders with less than 20 staff.Supported by the ASBAS Northern Australia Tourism Initiative and Australian Government initiative. More

The Water Challenge (1 - 31 Mar 2017)

Date: Wed 01 Mar
Location: Cairns

Contact: Kevin Hawkins 03 9001 8254

The Water Challenge is WaterAid's annual event, coinciding with World Water Day on 22nd March. Why not ask your friends and family to sponsor you along the way. Every dollar you raise will help some of the world’s poorest families get access to clean and safe water. Join up now, have fun and improve your health for a great cause. This year there are two ways to participate:Pledge to drink only water for either 14 or 30 days in MarchWalk 10,000 steps a day (or more) between the 20th - 24th March More

Rainbow kids yoga

Date: Thu 02 Mar 03:30 pm
Location: Hambledon House Community Centre, 177 Bruce Highway, Edmonton

Contact: Linda Ryan 4044 3410

Free fun and interactive yoga class for kids aged 7-10 yearsHeld every Thursday, 3:30-4:30pm.To book your place, phone 4044 3410 or email l.ryan@cairns.qld.gov.au More

Botanical Drawing Saturday Workshops with Julie McEnerny

Date: Sat 04 Mar 10:00 am
Location: Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Collins Ave, Edge Hill

Contact: Julie McEnerny 0407 556 189

Brush up on your botanical drawing skills at these Saturday workshops. More

Esplanade Markets

Date: Sat 04 Mar 08:00 am
Location: Cairns Esplanade, by the Lagoon

Cost: Free

The Esplanade Markets showcase local, quality products from contemporary jewellery, leather work, pottery, clothes and skincare. If you need a gift or souvenir you are sure to find it here.Held against the backdrop of the Cairns waterfront, you can follow your market shopping with a swim in the Lagoon or take advantage of the free barbecues, exercise equipment and children's play grounds.Further details are available on the Cairns Esplanade website.Keep up to date with all our markets via the Markets Facebook page More

Workshop: be prepared for a disaster

Date: Sat 04 Mar 01:30 pm
Location: Nintiringanyi Cultural Training Centre, 16-18 McCormack Street

Cost: Free

Contact: Nathan Williams 4044 3551

Do you identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or culturally or linguistically diverse?Council is holding a series of community workshops to help you be prepared for disasters such as cyclones and flooding.You will learn:How to make your own household emergency planWhat should go in your household emergency kitWhat to do before, during and after a disasterAbout emergency broadcast skills trainingAttendees can win:A generatorA household emergency kitA battery-operated radioWorkshops will be held:4 March, 1.30pm to 4pmNintiringanyi Cultural Training Centre16-18 McCormack St1 April, 1.30pm to 4pmVenue to be advised15 April,1.30pm to 4pmNintiringanyi Cultural Training Centre16-18 McCormack St6 May, 1.30pm to 4pmUniting Care Community188 Aumuller StPlease RSVP to Nathan Williams, 4044 3551 or n.wiliams2@cairns.qld.gov.au More

Celebrating Cairns Women of Music on International Women's Day

Date: Wed 08 Mar 06:00 am
Location: Cairns FM89.1

Contact: Cairns FM89.1 4053 6891

Community Radio Cairns FM89.1 will be celebrating the many talented “Cairns Women of Music” on International Women's Day this year.There are so many Cairns women and girls who are a strong part of the Cairns music scene. They may be singers, instrumentalists, teachers or songwriters. At this station, we are extremely proud of our “Cairns Women of Music” and want to share their stories with the community throughout the day. More

Cairns RSL International Women's Day Breakfast

Date: Wed 08 Mar 07:00 am
Location: Cairns RSL 115 The Esplanade Cairns

Contact: Rebecca Milliner 4051 5254

Cairns RSL are hosting an International Women's Day breakfast and acknowledging and celebrating ‘Women who lead the way’. More

2017 Cairns Regional Council International Women's Day Breakfast

Date: Wed 08 Mar 07:30 am
Location: Hilton Cairns, 34 Esplanade, Cairns

Contact: ticketLiNK 1300 855 835

Council's International Women's Day Breakfast celebrates women who have made an outstanding contribution to our community.   More

Gardens Talk on Butterfly Abundance

Date: Wed 08 Mar 06:00 pm
Location:

The Friends of the Botanic Gardens Cairns Inc. will be holding their Annual General Meeting at 6.00pm, with the talk commencing at approximately 6.30pm.The AGM is an opportunity for motivated members with talent and enthusiasm to contribute to this very worthwhile and important cause.Come along, participate and enjoy an evening with your Friends of the Botanic Gardens.There is also an opportunity to meet a JCU Ph.D. student Hemchandranauth Sambhu, who will talk about research into the butterfly abundance and diversity in the wet tropics. More

Rainbow kids yoga

Date: Thu 09 Mar 03:30 pm
Location: Hambledon House Community Centre, 177 Bruce Highway, Edmonton

Contact: Linda Ryan 4044 3410

Free fun and interactive yoga class for kids aged 7-10 yearsHeld every Thursday, 3:30-4:30pm.To book your place, phone 4044 3410 or email l.ryan@cairns.qld.gov.au More

Gals at the Gallery

Date: Fri 10 Mar 05:30 pm
Location: Sheridan Plaza Hotel, McLeod Street, Cairns

Join ZONTA Club of Cairns in celebrating International Women's Day Gals at the Gallery. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the wonderful talent of Cairns Local Artists and delightful voices of Soul Song.  There will be raffles, nibbles and a cash bar.Raffle prize: Artwork donated by Diana Crooke and Shane Holian.RSVP: please TEXT Janelle MOB: 0418 765 044 for catering purposes. More

Esplanade Markets

Date: Sat 11 Mar 08:00 am
Location: Cairns Esplanade, by the Lagoon

Cost: Free

The Esplanade Markets showcase local, quality products from contemporary jewellery, leather work, pottery, clothes and skincare. If you need a gift or souvenir you are sure to find it here.Held against the backdrop of the Cairns waterfront, you can follow your market shopping with a swim in the Lagoon or take advantage of the free barbecues, exercise equipment and children's play grounds.Further details are available on the Cairns Esplanade website.Keep up to date with all our markets via the Markets Facebook page More

International Women's Day Dinner - Friends of Himalayan Children

Date: Sat 11 Mar 06:30 pm
Location: Cairns Brass Hall, 145 Mulgrave Road, Cairns

Cost: $35 adults, $10 school age children and under 5 years old are free

Contact: Pascale Clayton 0423 235 150

Friends of Himalayan Children are holding a Nepalese dinner to mark International Women's Day and celebrate the achievements of the inspirational women of Nepal. More

Holloways Beach Markets

Date: Sun 12 Mar 08:00 am
Location: The Esplanade, Holloways Beach

Contact: Jennie Fletcher 0473 397 823

The only markets in the Cairns area held right on the beach!You can stroll amongst the stalls shaded by the beautiful beach front trees and palms. Stalls are many and varied including food and coffee, fresh fruit and vegetables, clothing, jewellery, tropical plants including orchids, honey, sausage sizzles, bric-a-brac, massage, toys, books and much much more.  More

Tourism Tools Online Workshop

Date: Tue 14 Mar 03:00 am
Location: TTNQ, 51 The Esplanade, Cairns

Contact: Kelsey Burge 4015 1206

Have you heard about the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW)? It’s the national platform for digital tourism information. tHE ATDW helps tourism operators make the most of the online opportunities and allows you to attract and facilitate more online bookings. Knowing who to connect to, how to use digital tools and what resources are out there can get you ahead of your competitors. The workshop is designed for tourism business or business intenders with less than 20 staff. Supported by the ASBAS Northern Australia Tourism Initiative and an Australian Government initiative. More

Writing Funding Bids Workshop

Date: Tue 14 Mar 03:00 pm
Location: Grant Thornton, 13/15 Lake Street, Cairns

Contact: Kelsey Burge 4051 0127

Explore small business funding avenues and learn how to apply for, prepare and present grant and loan applications that win. Learn about grant applications and bank loan applications that are applicable for all funding requests for tourism business or business intenders with less than 20 staff. Supported by the ASBAS Northern Australia Tourism Initiative and an  Australian Government initiative. More

Free workshop: preventing dog attacks

Date: Tue 14 Mar 05:30 pm

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Rainbow kids yoga

Date: Thu 16 Mar 03:30 pm
Location: Hambledon House Community Centre, 177 Bruce Highway, Edmonton

Contact: Linda Ryan 4044 3410

Free fun and interactive yoga class for kids aged 7-10 yearsHeld every Thursday, 3:30-4:30pm.To book your place, phone 4044 3410 or email l.ryan@cairns.qld.gov.au More

Last updated: 02 June 2016