Events calendar

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).

Voyage aboard Queensland's only Tall Ship South Passage

Date: Sun 26 Jun 10:00 am
Location: Departs Marlin Marina, Cairns approx. 10am 26 June 2016.

Contact: Jackie Hillier (07) 3893 3777

Come to sea for a 7 day voyage aboard the 100 ft gaff rigged schooner and sail among the beautiful islands including Fitzroy, Green and the Frankland Islands. More

NRL- Meet and Greet with the Rabbittohs

Date: Thu 30 Jun 05:00 pm
Location: Headspace Cairns, Level 2/42 Grafton Street, Cairns

Come and meet some players from the Rabbitohs 2016 NRL Team, including Roy Asotasi and Hymel Hunt. More

Bag It film screening on how to fundraise for Plastic Free July

Date: Thu 30 Jun 06:00 pm
Location: Hammock Cafe 70 Abbott St, Cairns

Contact: Bess Murphy 0409 696 939

Join us the night before Plastic Free July kicks off for some motivation, courtesy of Bag It! - the film.Bring along your pillows, blankets and snacks to settle in for a passion-igniting story of an average man's journey to discovering the issue of plastic and ways to overcome its consumptive powers.Plastic is everywhere and infiltrates our lives in unimaginable and frightening ways. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow Jeb Berrier, who is admittedly not a tree hugger, as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world.What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effects on our waterways, oceans, and even our own bodies. We see how our plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it.We will also be launching our very own short film on plastic pollution, so be amongst the first to see it!This event is part of the team’s new campaign called “It All Adds Up”, which hopes to send a positive message and empower the community to make a change. We will also have a discussion on tips and tricks for fundraising for Plastic Free July to help people along the journey. More

Come and Try Rugby League Gala Day

Date: Fri 01 Jul 09:00 am
Location: Jones Park, Mann Street, Westcourt

Contact: Tyson Muscat 0402 892 834

South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL players will be special guest coaches to assist all special needs and disabilities at a come and try Rugby League Gala Day.There will be modified games for all abilities and it's FREE to register and is open to all ages, anyone with a disability or any special needs please come down and try Rugby League.Bring your water bottle, sun protection and anything participants would like signed by the NRL players.To register please call NRL Development Officer Tyson Muscat on 0402 892 834. More

Monthly Botanical Drawing Workshops with Julie McEnerny

Date: Sat 02 Jul 10:00 am
Location: Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Contact: Julie McEnerny 0407 556 189

Spend an enjoyable and relaxing day drawing botanical studies using watercolour pencils. You require basic drawing skills or completion of the introductory course.Cost: $85 - includes materials and morning tea.BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. More

Cairns Esplanade Markets

Date: Sat 02 Jul 08:00 am
Location: Cairns Esplanade by the lagoon

Every Saturday, between 8am and 4pm, the market stalls showcase items crafted by the people who sell them. The quality stalls include jewellery, leather work, pottery, airbrush tattoos, clothes, skincare and more. More

IMP Cairns NAIDOC Fun Run

Date: Sat 02 Jul 06:30 am
Location: The Esplanade, Cairns

Contact: Harriet David 0400 407 602

Put your running shoes on for the Cairns NAIDOC Fun Run More

Martyn Street Cemetery Walk celebrating 100 years

Date: Sat 02 Jul 09:00 am
Location: Martyn Street Cemetery Corner Martyn and Anderson Streets Manunda

Contact: Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre 07 4032 6650

You're invited to join a guided walk through the old monumental section of Martyn St Cemetery. More

Cairns NAIDOC Elder's Luncheon

Date: Sat 02 Jul 12:00 pm
Location: Nintiringanyi Cultural Training Centre, 16-18 McCormack Street, Manunda

Contact: Wynetta Dewis 4045 7500

An afternoon of music, dance, food and conversation specifically aim at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders. Proudly supported by Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service. More

Palm Cove Market

Date: Sun 03 Jul 08:00 am
Location: Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove

Cost: Free

The Palm Cove markets showcase local, quality handmade products from contemporary jewellery, leather work, pottery, clothes, skincare and food.The markets often include great family activities such as crazy golf, henna tattoos and free entertainment.Williams Esplanade, between Cedar Road and Harpa Street is closed for the market allowing visitors to browse safely.Follow us on Facebook for the latest news on markets across the City. More

Martyn Street Cemetery Walk Celebrating 100 years

Date: Sun 03 Jul 09:00 am
Location: Martyn Street Cemetery Corner Martyn and Anderson Street Manunda

Contact: Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre 07 4032 6650

You're invited on a guided walk through the old monumental section of Martyn St Cemetery More

NRL Premiership Match - Rabbitohs vs Cowboys

Date: Sun 03 Jul 01:40 pm
Location: Barlow Park, Cairns

The South Sydney Rabbitohs is returning to Cairns to take on the North Queensland Cowboys More

Cairns NAIDOC Official Opening Ceremony and Flag Raising

Date: Mon 04 Jul 10:00 am
Location: Fogarty Park, The Esplanade, Cairns

Contact: Zoe Andolfatto 0402 412 195

The Opening Ceremony is to official mark the start of NAIDOC Week celebrations for the week. The day will begin with a Welcome to Country, speeches and entertainment. More

Cairns NAIDOC Movie Night

Date: Mon 04 Jul 06:00 pm
Location: TAFE Queensland North, R Block Amphitheatre (outdoor), enter via Newton Street, Manunda

Contact: Cynthia Vogler 4042 2640

An Indigenous Film night is being offered for the first time. A collection of local Indigenous short films and those from the Black Screen collection will be viewed. More

Cairns NAIDOC DATSIP Corporate Breakfast

Date: Tue 05 Jul 06:45 am
Location: Grand Ballroom, Pullman Cairns International, 17 Abbott Street, Cairns

Contact: Sarah Seden 4232 4208

NAIDOC Committee presents the seventh Cairns NAIDOC Corporate Breakfast. More

Cairns NAIDOC Disco

Date: Tue 05 Jul 06:30 pm
Location: PCYC Cairns, 91 MacNamara Street, Manunda

Contact: Dulcie Pensio 0428 293 176

Cairns NAIDOC Disco - Channel your inner running man and get grooving! More

Botanical Drawing Workshops with Julie McEnerny

Date: Wed 06 Jul 06:00 pm
Location: Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Contact: Julie McEnerny 0407 556 189

Botanical drawing monthly workshops conducted by Julie McEnerny More

Wuchopperen NAIDOC Week Family Fun Day

Date: Wed 06 Jul 11:30 am
Location: 6 Moignard Street, Manoora

Contact: La-Donna Ballangarry-Kearins 4080 1000

Wuchopperen are hosting a ceremony for the Community, with Traditional Foods and Medicine Garden. There will be storytelling and traditional dancing and fun activities for the kids that includes entertainment and a healthy lunch. More

NAIDOC Sports Day

Date: Thu 07 Jul 09:00 am
Location: Shang Park, 8 Shang Street, Mooroobool

Contact: Chris Coutts 4222 5235

The Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing in partnership with the Cairns NAIDOC Week Committee and other key community groups will host a Come and Try; multi-sports day More

NAIDOC Trivia Night

Date: Thu 07 Jul 06:00 pm
Location: Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, 122 Lake Street, Cairns

Contact: Donna Dewis 0408 452 420

Join the NAIDOC Trivia Night - there will be heaps of games and prizes along with 5 rounds of trivia. More

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Last updated: 12 April 2016