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).

Tropical North Queensland Motocross Round 2

Date: Sun 24 May 09:00 am
Location: Kerribee Park Raceway, 86 Springs Road, Mareeba

Contact: Julie Pearce 0419 753 200

Round 2 of the Tropical North Queensland Motocross Series will be hosted by the Mareeba Motocross Track at Kerribee Park Raceway on Sunday 24 May. TNQ Series offers an intensely competitive field of up and coming motocross riders and Queensland champions. Gate entry is $10 per car and canteen is open on the day. Come and support your local motocross riders. More

Palmerston Ensemble Classical Sunset Concert

Date: Sun 24 May 04:00 pm
Location: St John's Anglican Church

Contact: Sue Stitt 0407 639 141

This concert will feature accomplished local string players performing Beethoven String Quartet No. 1. We will also be joined by local professional flautist Jane Linstead for works by Arnold and Foote. Tickets are available for $22/$18 at Ticketlink or available at the door. More

Monday Morning Madness

Date: Mon 25 May 09:00 am
Location: Sugarworld Gardens, Edmonton

Contact: Breanna Blackman 0458 380 846

Kids Community Garden, Art, craft, Messy Play, Book Club, fitness and more. It all about us as parents role modelling for our kids to be active, have fun and make friends!  It's also for the parents to be able to meet with others and connect with other like minded parents in a setting that's as far removed from a traditional 'mothers group' you can get. It's more about creating a community of parents that want to engage with their children and others, support each other, grow as parents, and have fun while doing it! More

Ordinary Meeting - 27 May 2015

Date: Wed 27 May 09:00 am
Location: 119-145 Spence Street Cairns

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National Simultaneous Storytime - Smithfield Library

Date: Wed 27 May 11:00 am
Location: Smithfield Library, Smithfield

Contact: Kylie Best 4044 3711

Join us to share 'The Brothers Quibble' by Aaron Blabey for this years National Simultaneous Storytime. This is a FREE event and no bookings are required More

National Simultaneous Storytime - Earlville Library

Date: Wed 27 May 11:00 am
Location: Earlville Library, Stockland Shopping Centre, Earlville

Contact: Kylie Best 4044 3766

Join us to share 'The Brothers Quibble' by Aaron Blabey for this years National Simultaneous Storytime. This is a FREE event and no bookings are required. More

National Simultaneous Storytime - Gordonvale Library

Date: Wed 27 May 11:00 am
Location: Gordonvale Library, Gordonvale

Contact: Kylie Best 4044 3778

Join us in sharing 'The Brothers Quibble' by Aaron Blabey for this years National Simultaneous Storytime. This is a FREE event and no bookings are required. More

National Simultaneous Storytime - City Library

Date: Wed 27 May 11:00 am
Location: City Library, 151 Abbott Street, Cairns

Contact: Kylie Best 4044 3720

Join us to share 'The Brothers Quibble' by Aaron Blabey for this years National Simultaneous Storytime. The CQUniversity Taipans will be special guest readers so you can meet the players as well. This is a FREE event and no bookings required. More

POPSTARS the 90s Musical

Date: Wed 27 May 07:00 pm
Contact: Ann Marie Hancock

Trinity Bay State High School Performing Arts Department proudly presents "Popstars".The Pop Hit Parade is a first for Australian audiences. It's boy band vs girl band in this 90's jukebox musical spectacular. Tickets available through Ticketlink. More

FNQ Indigenous Business Procurement Workshop

Date: Thu 28 May 03:30 pm
Location: Mercure Harbourside Cairns

Contact: Nathan Williams 4232 4212

The Department of State Development (DSD) in partnership with the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnership (DATSIP) have developed a procurement workshop to provide information regarding the Queensland Government's procurement opportunities and economic participation agenda for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses.This will ensure that the procurement knowledge needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses are met through the provision of practical 'how to tender for government business' information and advice. More

Gordonvale Police Charity Golf Day

Date: Fri 29 May 09:30 am
Location: Cairns Golf Club

Contact: Phil Harvey 0408 772 255 or 4056 3177

The annual Gordonvale Police Charity Golf Day will be held in association with Variety, the Children's Charity at Cairns Golf Club on Friday 29 May 2015. Players of all abilities welcome for a day of golf, raffles & a charity auction. All proceeds going to local children's charities. See Facebook Page "Gordonvale Police Charity Golf Day" for more details. More

Is My Lipstick on Straight?

Date: Fri 29 May 06:30 pm
Location: Centre of Contemporary Arts, 96 Abbott Street, Cairns

Contact: Amanda Belanger 4050 9444

In this heart-breakingly funny one woman show written and performed by Susan Prince, we are taken on a personal journey through a theatrical life. Gem has many loves, but theatre is the love of her life.   She discovers her gift for performance at the age of 4 and from that first spark she creates her world through the patchwork of characters she plays.  But how does marriage, motherhood, and the dread of epilepsy fit.  Susan Prince has created a hilarious telling of a magical life in theatre. JUTE is a not for profit org that exist purely to fan the artistic flames of our region More

Graphite Saturday with Julie McEnerny

Date: Sat 30 May 10:00 am
Location: Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre and outdoors

We sketch outdoors in the Botanic Gardens in the morning so remember to dress for the weather!  After lunch we reconvene in the Visitor Centre to refine our drawings and learn new skills.  Bring your own materials for this workshop:  sketchbook/journal and pencils (eg 2H, HB, 2B).Lunch can be purchased at either of the Garden's eateries or byo (fridge available).  Tea and coffee provided.Last Saturday of every month.  Cost: $80Bookings essential (small groups): gardens@cairns.qld.gov.au or phone 4032 6650. More

Cairns Esplanade Markets

Date: Sat 30 May 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

Home to home Digital Story Exhibition

Date: Sat 30 May 09:00 am
Location: Cairns City Library - Abbott Street, Cairns

Contact: Jo Hawley

Nineteen powerful stories will uncover the hidden lives of young Australians with disability living in nursing homes because there is simply nowhere else for them to go. Through these stories, we are invited to glimpse what life is sometimes like for young people living in residential aged care where the average age of fellow residents is 84 where there is no choice about what time to go to bed, what to wear, or what & when you eat. The emotions of grief, frustration & sadness are deeply present in this collection of stories. But so are the themes of perseverance, strength of character & hope. More

Basketry presented by Saltwater Creek Basketry Group

Date: Sat 30 May 10:00 am

Join Saltwater Creek Basketry Group in a fun morning of basketry and other weaving craft using natural products from the gardens. All skill levels, and beginners are welcome.Entry is free. More

Superheroes Free Movie Night at Yorkeys Knob

Date: Sat 30 May 06:00 pm
Location: Wattle Street Community Centre, Yorkeys Knob

Council is hosting a free community movie event under the stars with Big Hero 6 to grace the big, inflatable screen.Come dressed up as your favorite superhero and you could win a prize.  Prizes for under 6 and 7-12 years – as well as a prize for the best-dressed family group.Live music by Braelyn Sheehan from 6pm, with the movie to start at 7pm.A sausage sizzle will raise funds for the Beaches rugby union club. Yorkeys Knob Progress Association will also be fundraising, with popcorn, soft drinks, coffee and hot chocolate available for purchase.Bring your folding chairs, rugs or bean bags, a picnic and your family and friends for a fun night under the stars. And don't forget to channel your inner superhero for the dress-up competition."The movie night is an alcohol-free family-friendly event. More

Cairns ECOfiesta

Date: Sun 31 May 10:00 am
Location: Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, Wharf Street, Cairns

Contact: Dan Walton 4044 3253

Cairns ECOfiesta is a festival filled with fun, friendship and eco-inspiration.ECOfiesta is a free event that celebrates and showcases our unique natural environment, tropical lifestyle and green economy More

Sharing First World War Collections - day 1

Date: Wed 03 Jun 09:00 am
Location: Stratford Library meeting room, Stratford

Contact: Kylie Best 4044 3717

Presented by the State Library of Queensland as part of Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation. Does your heritage organisation (eg. gallery, library, archive, museum) want to share local First World history and stories online? Representatives from your organisation are invited to participate in this workshop to explore how digitised content is made more discoverable and engaging in the online world. Please note: Not open to the general public. This event is free but bookings are essential. Please email Kylie at k.best@cairns.qld.gov.au or phone 4044 3717 to book. RSVP by 29 May 2015 More

Sharing First World War Collections - day 2

Date: Thu 04 Jun 09:00 am
Location: Stratford Library meeting room, Stratford

Contact: Kylie Best 4044 3717

Presented by the State Library of Queensland as part of Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation. Does your heritage organisation (eg. gallery, library, archive, museum) want to share local First World history and stories online?  Representatives from your organisation are invited to participate in this workshop to explore how digitised content is made more discoverable and engaging in the online world. Please note: Not open to the general public. This is a FREE event but bookings are essential. Please email Kylie at k.best@cairns.qld.gov.au or phone 4044 3717 to book. RSVP 29 May 2015 More

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Last updated: 21 April 2015