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).

Francesca Rosa: Memoria (21 April - 18 June) 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Date: Fri 21 Apr
Location: Cairns Regional Gallery, Corner of Abbott and Shields Street, Cairns

Contact: Cairns Regional Gallery 4046 4800

Solo exhibition memoria investigating the history of italian migration More

IGA Charity Car Rally

Date: Sat 29 Apr 07:30 am
Location: Start in Mareeba and end in Cooktown.

Contact: Sunny Tan 07 4041 6708

Get together for laughs and fun while raising funds for the Leukaemia Foundation's vital services. More

InkMasters - 3 day Lithography Workshop

Date: Sat 29 Apr 08:45 am
Location: R Block TAFE, Gatton St, Manunda

Cost: Members $285 Non-Members $320

Contact: Rose Rigley 0438 535 957

An opportunity for beginners as well as those with experience to further develop printmaking skills More

Kewarra Beach Community Dog Walk

Date: Sun 30 Apr 09:00 am
Location: Kewarra Beach, near the playground, northern end of beach

Cost: Free

Join us for a Community Dog Walk at Kewarra Beach.The walk will kick off with a FREE dog obedience session followed by a pack walk along the foreshore and beach.Meet up near the playground at the northern end of the beach.Please keep your pooch on a lead and remember to "scoop the poop".This event made possible through your dog rego. More

Tiny Tackers kids art class

Date: Tue 02 May 10:00 am
Location: Cairns Art Gallery, cnr Sheilds & Abbott St, Cairns City

Contact: Marian Wolfs 4046 4800

Eight-week program providing an early introduction to the Gallery for children aged 2 to 5 years. More

Healthy Waterways free public seminar

Date: Tue 02 May 11:00 am
Location: Civic Reception Room, Cairns Regional Council, 119 Spence Street, Cairns

Cost: FREE

The Wet Tropics Healthy Waterways Partnership is pleased to offer a free public seminar in Cairns on 2 May 2017.Come along and find out how Tasmania’s Derwent Estuary recovered from “the most polluted river in the world” to a clean habitat where humpback whales and minke whales have been recorded in the Derwent River for the first time since the whaling days of the 1800s.Hear from guest speaker Christine Coughanowr, Director of the Derwent Estuary Partnership.This is an opportunity to find out how a successful regional partnership formed to improve water quality, what lessons were learned, what it achieved and how it stays sustainable.RSVP to Suzanne.jenkins@terrain.org.au by 1 May 2017.This free public seminar is proudly supported by Cairns Regional Council, Derwent Estuary Program, CAFNEC, and the Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science. More

Candlelighting Remembrance Ceremony

Date: Wed 03 May 05:30 pm
Location: Cairns Hilton, 34 The Esplanade, Cairns

Contact: Jan 4033 1324

Light a candle to remember victims who have lost their lives or have been affected by domestic and family violence. More

Rainbow kids yoga

Date: Thu 04 May 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

Esplanade Markets

Date: Sat 06 May 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

Botanical Drawing Saturday Workshops with Julie McEnerny

Date: Sat 06 May 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

Public speaking workshop

Date: Sat 06 May 09:00 am
Location: 1st floor, Catholic Education Office Cnr. Lake and Minnie St. Enter Minnie St.

Contact: Karen Matheson 0413-184-033

Practical workshop to help you begin your journey as a public speaker. More

Machans Beach Pop-up Gallery

Date: Sat 06 May 06:30 pm
Location: Machans Beach Community Hall, Tucker St, Machans Beach

Contact: Mellisa Trommestad 0420 042 542

Local Artists will be filling the Machans Beach Community Hall with a wonderful array of Contemporary Art More

Palm Cove Markets

Date: Sun 07 May 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, plants and produce, wellness stalls and food.The markets have great family including free crazy golf and a free jumping castle.Keep up to date with all our markets via the Markets Facebook page More

Machans Beach Super Suburb Sale

Date: Sun 07 May 08:00 am
Location: Various locations at Machans Beach

A great fun day of garage sales, displays and fun events More

Ellis Beach Surf Lifesaving Club Sign-On

Date: Sun 07 May 10:00 am
Location: Ellis Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, Captain Cook Highway, Ellis Beach

Contact: Rachael Wynberg 0421 100 586

Open to anyone interested in fun, fitness, family, service and skills! More

Planning and Environment Committee Meeting - 10 May 2017

Date: Wed 10 May 09:00 am
Location: Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, 119-145 Spence Street, Cairns

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Artist Talk with Michelle Nikou

Date: Wed 10 May 05:30 pm
Location: Cairns Art Gallery, cnr Abbott and Shields sts, Cairns City

Contact: Jasmin Seale 4046 4800

An innovative, playful and poetic exhibition that challenges, entertains and stimulates conversations. More

Rainbow kids yoga

Date: Thu 11 May 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

French Film Festival (12 - 15 May)

Date: Fri 12 May 12:00 pm
Location: Centre Of Contemporary Arts, 96 Abbott Street, Cairns

Contact: Annette Gaborit 0412 500 007

A rare opportunity to enjoy a taste of French movies More

Esplanade Markets

Date: Sat 13 May 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

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Last updated: 26 April 2017