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).

InkFest - A Festival of Printmaking

Date: Sat 02 Apr 12:01 am
Location: Tanks Arts Centre and Cairns TAFE

This is a great opportunity to explore or extend your interest in printmaking, under the guidance of professional printmaker artists.InkMasters has been instrumental in establishing this region as a centre of printmaking artwork since 2011.The Cairns area is currently one of the most exciting regions for printmaking, its outreach extending across the nation and internationally.InkFest returns this year for the third time. As well as the InkMasters Print Exhibition and the InkMasters BIG PRINT event InkFest 2016 offers weekend workshop tutorials in a range of mediums. More

Drain Stencilling in Yorkeys Knob

Date: Sat 28 May 09:00 am
Location: Haling Park, Narelle Cl, Yorkeys Knob

Contact: Bess Murphy 0409 696 939

The Cairns Drain Stencil Project is fun, family friendly and spreads the message that our storm water drains out to the reef. More

Tanks Markets

Date: Sun 29 May 09:00 am
Location: Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Cost: Free

Showcasing a blend of local art, craft, produce, vintage clothing, collectibles and local natural health products and treatments, the markets are a relaxing way to spend a Sunday morning.Market stalls line Tanks promenade on Collins Avenue, with live entertainment provided by local musicians.Follow us on Facebook for the latest news on markets across the City. More

Botanic Gardens Open Day

Date: Sun 29 May 08:30 am
Location: Cairns Botanic Gardens, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Cost: Free

Join us as we celebrate the Botanic Gardens of Australia and New Zealand national Open Day, with four hours of free events. More

ECOfiesta 2016

Date: Sun 29 May 10:00 am

The Cairns ECOfiesta is a free community festival that weaves environment, community and economy into a day of fun, friendship and eco-inspiration.The Cairns ECOfiesta celebrates our unique natural environment and the businesses and organisations working to raise awareness, reduce impacts and provide solutions for us all.  With something for everyone, we'd love to see you there!ECOfiesta 2016 - Sunday 29 MayFree entry10am to 7pm, Sunday 29 May 2016Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal100+ stallsWaterfront stage with live music all dayBuskers stage with circus acts and street performersTeam events for you and your crewHeaps of free stuff for the kids to doFestival food and drinks to keep you energisedFriendly faces, strong coffee (bring your own cup) and a licensed barConnect on Facebook for event updates and prize opportunities More

Botanical Drawing Workshops with Julie McEnerny

Date: Wed 01 Jun 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

Ecobiz Workshop: Evaluate money-saving opportunities

Date: Thu 02 Jun 05:00 pm
Location: Cairns City Library, 151 Abbott Street, Cairns

Contact: Michelle O'Loughlin 4044 3384

Evaluate your money-saving opportunities and put your ideas into action More

24th Mabo Day Celebration

Date: Fri 03 Jun 08:00 am
Location: Lennon Park, corner of Lennon, English and Tills Street, Manunda

Contact: Aaron Daniel or Harrison George 0476 197 110 or 0437 185 397

3 June 1992 was the day the High Court of Australia handed down its decisions on Native Title. More

Cairns Bat Festival

Date: Fri 03 Jun 04:30 pm
Location: Wharf One Café, Wharf Cruise Line Terminal, Cairns

Cairns Bat Festival with live music, great raffle prizes, glitter bat tattoos and more. More

Whitfield State School P&C Trivia Night

Date: Fri 03 Jun 06:00 pm
Location: Whitfield State School, McManus and Marino Streets, Whitfield

Whitfield State School P&C Association are holding a trivia night fundraiser and all are welcome.Doors open at 6pm, ready to start at 6:30pm.BYO nibbles!There are great prizes and a cash bar.Bookings are essential @ http://cairnstickets.com.au/event/2702 $10 per person, tables of 8. Individual tickets are available. More

Monthly Botanical Drawing Workshops with Julie McEnerny

Date: Sat 04 Jun 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 04 Jun 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

Kewarra Car Boot Sale

Date: Sat 04 Jun 07:00 am
Location: St Peter's Anglican Church, (TAS) Trinity Anglican School Car Park Poolwood Road Kewarra Beach

Due to public demand the annual Winter Car Boot Sale is on the 4th June 7.00am to12.00 noon. Great selection of unusual and interesting stalls. New and preloved clothing and toys. Local produce, handmade items, plants. Bargains for all ages. Bookings $10 per site. 0408 772 or 4059 1731. More

InkFest Weekend Workshop Mezzotint with Kerrie Cleverdon

Date: Sat 04 Jun 08:45 am
Location: TAFE North, R Block Art Studio, Gatton St, Manunda.

Contact: Brenda 4093 8149

InkMaster Kerrie Cleverdon is a printmaker and was trained in the mezzotint process at Barrier Reef TAFE, Townsville. She conducts regular workshops in a range of print mediums. More

Scribble to Success

Date: Sat 04 Jun 10:00 am
Location: Rydges Tradewinds, Esplanade, Cairns

Contact: Eve Stafford (07) 4093 7434

A basic creative writing workshop for people who always wanted to write their own stories. More

Palm Cove Market

Date: Sun 05 Jun 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

Cairns Airport Adventure Festival (feat. IRONMAN)

Date: Sun 05 Jun
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The week-long Cairns Airport Adventure Festival builds up to the IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns race on 12 June 2016.The Championship features arguably the most spectacular bike course in the world, where competitors race up the Captain Cook Highway hugging the coastline from Cairns to Port Douglas. More

Palm Cove Market June

Date: Sun 05 Jun 08:00 am
Location: Williams Esplanade, between Cedar Road and Harpa Street

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. More

Planning and Environment Committee Meeting - 8 June 2016

Date: Wed 08 Jun 09:00 am
Location: Committee Room, 3rd Floor, 119-145 Spence Street, Cairns

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Cairns Esplanade Markets

Date: Sat 11 Jun 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

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Last updated: 12 April 2016