Events calendar

This event calendar is provided as a service to residents and visitors to promote community events taking place within the Cairns Regional Council area. It is not an exhaustive list of all local community events. Unless the listing is for a Council-run event, Council is not responsible for the accuracy of information contained in these listings, nor does it endorse the 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.

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BreastScreen visit to Gordonvale (6 - 23 Nov)

Date: Mon 6 Nov - Thu 23 Nov
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Gordonvale Hospital, 1 - 11 Highleigh Road, Gordonvale

Contact: Belinda Lees and Sandra Peut, BSQ Health Promotion Officers 13 20 50

Equiped with mobile radiographers, providing free breast screens for women aged 40+ More

Beach Netball

Date: Sat 18 Nov - Sun 19 Nov
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Cairns Esplanade Beach Volleyball Courts

Contact: Mix Tape Media

It's netball, but not as you know it! Round robin event for juniors & seniors. More

Weekend Mindfulness Training (18-19 Nov)

Date: Sat 18 Nov - Sun 19 Nov
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Location: Crysalis Relaxation Centre, 129 Mulgrave Road, Parramatta Park

Cost: Attendance by donation

Contact: Angella 0403 336 633

Buddhist meditation workshop by an Australian monk Ven. Pannyavaro. More

Researching Land Titles for Family History

Date: Sat 18 Nov
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Cairns Family History Society, Family History Centre, 271 Gatton Street, Westcourt

Contact: Heather Cox 4031 8118

A presentation on how to research and locate land registration in the colony from 1792 to the Torrens system. More

Tri De Femme

Date: Mon 20 Nov
Time: 7:30am - 9:30am
Location: Smithfield Pool, Leisure Park Road, Smithfield

Cost: Aquathon: $15 Kids, Triathlon: $15, Tri de Femme: $25, Aquathon and Tri de Femme: $35

Contact: Renee Ker 0404 261 592

Join Bicycle Cairns for the annual Bicycle Centre Cairns Tri De Femme, raising money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation More

Ordinary Meeting - 22 November 2017

Date: Wed 22 Nov
Time: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Marlin Coast Recreation Centre, 27 Leisure Park Road, Smithfield

Ordinary Meeting 22 November 2017 More

Commonwealth Games business briefing

Date: Fri 24 Nov
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Cairns Convention Centre, Mezzanine Level

Contact: Danielle Spillett, TTNQ

Free information session on opportunities for Cairns tourism and business operators. More

Cairns Art Society 70th Annual Exhibition

Date: Fri 24 Nov
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Cairns Art Gallery Cnr Abbott & Shield St, Cairns

Exhibition Opening Event of the Cairns Art Society’s 70th Annual Art Exhibition More

Botanic Gardens Basketry

Date: Sat 28 Jan
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre, Collins Ave, Edge Hill

Contact: Pam 4032 5039

Basketry skills for all levels. More

Everything Automotive Christmas Party race day

Date: Sat 25 Nov
Time: 11:00am - 11:00am
Location: Cannon Park Racecourse, 585-619 Mulgrave Road, Woree

Cost: $10 entry and children under 15 are free

Contact: Cairns Jockey Club 4054 1203

Join the Cairns Jockey Club's Everything Automotive Christmas Party, choosing from two Christmas packages - the Cocktail Party or the Luncheon More

Christmas Tree light switch-on

Date: Fri 1 Dec
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Esplanade Plaza (near Lagoon), Cairns Esplanade

The winners of Council's eCard design competition will switch on the lights on the giant Christmas Tree. More

World AIDS Day Ball

Date: Fri 1 Dec
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Pullman Hotel Cairns, 17 Abbott Street, Cairns City

Contact: Ben Dawson 4041 5451

Raising awareness about issues surrounding HIV and AIDS More

Scope Club - Christmas Cent Sale

Date: Sat 2 Dec
Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Gordonvale State Primary School, George Street, Gordonvale

Cost: Adults $3, School age children $1

Contact: margaret Barbour 4036 2697

Annual fundraiser for the local community More

Friends of the Botanic Gardens Christmas plant sale

Date: Sun 3 Dec
Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Cairns Botanic Gardens, 78-96 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Contact: Lorraine Smith

Offering everything from culinary herbs to bromeliads More

Tropical Tree Day

Date: Sun 3 Dec
Time: 8:00am - 10:00am
Location: Kamerunga Conservation Park, Lake Placid Road, Caravonica

Help plant 1,000 trees on the banks of the Barron River at the Kamerunga Conservation Park. More

Mulgrave Landcare 2000 Tropical Tree Day Planting

Date: Tue 5 Dec
Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Just south of Fishery Falls (follow the signs)

Contact: Lisa O'Mara 0435 016 906

Part of Greening Australia’s Reef Aid program to improve water quality on the Great Barrier Reef More

Ordinary Meeting - 6 December 2017

Date: Wed 6 Dec
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, 119-145 Spence Street, Cairns

Ordinary Meeting 6 December 2017 More

Edmonton Community Carols by Candlelight

Date: Wed 6 Dec
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Ravizza Park Edmonton

Contact: Edmonton Community Carols by Candlelight 40351175

Free, fun family event featuring local acts and a visit from Santa. More

Free mulch giveaway (8-11 Dec)

Date: Fri 8 Dec - Mon 11 Dec
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Portsmith, Gordonvale, Smithfield, Babinda

Council's free shredded green waste offer will run from Friday 8 - Monday 11 December. More

Gordonvale Carols in the Park

Date: Fri 8 Dec
Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Norman Park, Gordonvale

Contact: Nicola Millen 0423 499 967

A free community evening of carols and entertainment with a few market and food stalls More

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Last updated: 07 August 2017