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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Cairns Tropical Pride Tropical Gaze Art Exhibition

Date: Fri 6 Oct - Mon 30 Oct
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Tank 4, The Tanks Arts Centre 46 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Contact: Destiny Rogers 0447 777 495

An exhibition that will include sculpture, collage, oil on canvas, watercolour, multimedia, clay, found objects, and bricolage More

Artist Talk with Danie Mellor

Date: Thu 19 Oct
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Cairns Art Gallery, Corner Abbott and Shields Street, Cairns City

Here to talk about the major work that he has been commissioned to produce for the Gallery's Permanent Collection More

Esplanade Markets

Date: Sat 14 Jan
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Cairns Esplanade, by the Lagoon

Cost: Free

The Cairns Esplanade Markets are on every Saturday by the Lagoon. More

Gindaja Rugby League Cup Carnival 2017

Date: Sat 21 Oct - Sun 22 Oct
Time: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Location: Jones Park CDJRL, 18-40 Mann Street Westcourt

Contact: Ailsa Lively 4056 9156

Come along and participate in an active family-orientated competition More

Ordinary Meeting - 25 October 2017

Date: Wed 25 Oct
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, 119-145 Spence Street, Cairns

Ordinary Meeting 25 October 2017 More

Cairns Deepawali Festival 2017

Date: Fri 27 Oct - Sat 28 Oct
Time: 5:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Fogarty Park, Esplanade, Cairns

Contact: Subash 0469 217 141

A showcase of culture, peace and unity. 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

Esplanade Markets

Date: Sat 14 Jan
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Cairns Esplanade, by the Lagoon

Cost: Free

The Cairns Esplanade Markets are on every Saturday by the Lagoon. More

Tanks Markets

Date: Sun 24 Sep
Time: 2:00am - 2:00am
Location: Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Cost: Free

The Tanks Markets are on the last Sunday of the month. More

Redlynch Community Dog Walk

Date: Sun 29 Oct
Time: 9:00am - 10:00am
Location: Redlynch Village Green, Harvey Road

Cost: Free

Join us for a Community Dog Walk in Redlynch on Sunday 29 October. More

Rugby League World Cup Double Header

Date: Sun 29
Time: 2:00pm -
Location: Barlow Park, Scott Street and Severin Street, Parramatta Park

The pinnacle event in international Rugby League with Scotland v Tonga and Ireland v Italy at Barlow Park More

Community Foods 20th Anniversary Party

Date: Sun 29 Oct
Time: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 74 Shields Street, Cairns City

Contact: Trisha Fox 0404 483 828

Celebrating 20 years of operation More

100 Club Race Day

Date: Tue 31 Oct
Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Cannon Park Racecourse, 585-619 Mulgrave Road, Woree

Cost: General Admission $10 at the gate and children under 15 are free

Contact: Cairns Jockey Club 4054 1203

100 Club Race Day with a seven race TAB meeting More

Free green waste disposal and sand bags (4-12 Nov)

Date: Sat 4 Nov
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Portsmith, Gordonvale, Smithfield, Babinda

Free drop off for green waste and pick up sand bags. More

Esplanade Markets

Date: Sat 14 Jan
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Cairns Esplanade, by the Lagoon

Cost: Free

The Cairns Esplanade Markets are on every Saturday by the Lagoon. More

Free green waste disposal and sand bags (4-12 Nov)

Date: Sat 4 Nov
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Portsmith, Gordonvale, Smithfield, Babinda

Free drop off for green waste and pick up sand bags. More

Palm Cove Markets

Date: Sun 5 Nov
Time: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove

Cost: Free

The Palm Cove Markets are held on the first Sunday of the month. More

Free green waste disposal and sand bags (4-12 Nov)

Date: Sat 4 Nov
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Portsmith, Gordonvale, Smithfield, Babinda

Free drop off for green waste and pick up sand bags. More

Free green waste disposal and sand bags (4-12 Nov)

Date: Sat 4 Nov
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Portsmith, Gordonvale, Smithfield, Babinda

Free drop off for green waste and pick up sand bags. More

Free green waste disposal and sand bags (4-12 Nov)

Date: Sat 4 Nov
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Portsmith, Gordonvale, Smithfield, Babinda

Free drop off for green waste and pick up sand bags. More

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Last updated: 07 August 2017