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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UMI Arts Alumni exhibition

Date: Tue 16 Jan - Fri 16 Feb
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: UMI Arts Michl and MIssi Galleries, 335 Sheridan Street, North Cairns 4

Contact: Deb Avery 0423 267 303

Aimed at pushing the community into the year on a high while inspiring others and setting a standard for the year to come More

Free guided birdwatching tour

Date: Tue 9 Jan
Time: 8:30am - 10:30am
Location: Meet at Friends House in the Flecker Garden.

Free bird watching guided walk every Tuesday commencing at 8.30am. Bring binoculars and wear walking shoes. More

100 Club Race Day

Date: Tue 23 Jan
Time: 12:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Cannon Park Racecourse, 585-619 Mulgrave Road Woree

Cost: $10 entry and children under 15 are free

Contact: Cairns Jockey Club 4054 1203

After a busy Christmas and New Year, what better place to kick back and relax than the 100 Club Race Day! More

Ordinary Meeting - 24 January 2018

Date: Wed 24 Jan
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, 119-145 Spence Street, Cairns

Ordinary Meeting 24 January 2018 More

Australia Day Celebrations - Palm Cove

Date: Fri 26 Jan
Time: 7:00am - 11:00am
Location: Northern section of Williams Esplanade Reserve, Palm Cove

Cost: FREE

Celebrate what's great about our nation at Palm Cove's Australia Day Backyard BBQ! More

Australia Day Brekkie - Cairns Esplanade

Date: Fri 26 Jan
Time: 7:00am - 11:00am
Location: Western Event Lawns, Cairns Esplanade

Cost: FREE

Celebrate what's great about our nation at the Cairns Esplanade Australia Day Backyard BBQ! More

Australia Day Celebrations - Gordonvale

Date: Fri 26 Jan
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Norman Park, Gordonvale

Cost: FREE

Gordonvale's Norman Park will host the Free Big Aussie Brunch from 10am to midday. More

Esplanade market

Date: Sat 6 Jan
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Cairns Esplanade, next to the Lagoon

The Esplanade markets are held every Saturday against the backdrop of the Cairns waterfront. More

Free guided birdwatching tour

Date: Tue 9 Jan
Time: 8:30am - 10:30am
Location: Meet at Friends House in the Flecker Garden.

Free bird watching guided walk every Tuesday commencing at 8.30am. Bring binoculars and wear walking shoes. More

Free Drain Stencilling - Mooroobool

Date: Wed 31 Jan
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Meet at Koppen Park on Dunbar Street, Mooroobool

Contact: Aisha 0408 853 512

Become involved in a fun, free, family friendly event More

Esplanade market

Date: Sat 6 Jan
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Cairns Esplanade, next to the Lagoon

The Esplanade markets are held every Saturday against the backdrop of the Cairns waterfront. More

Curators Talk with Teho Ropeyarn - Story Waters

Date: Sat 3 Feb
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Cairns Art Gallery, 40 Abbott Street, Cairns City

Bringing together more than sixty works from the Gallery’s Permanent Collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art More

Free guided birdwatching tour

Date: Tue 9 Jan
Time: 8:30am - 10:30am
Location: Meet at Friends House in the Flecker Garden.

Free bird watching guided walk every Tuesday commencing at 8.30am. Bring binoculars and wear walking shoes. More

Free Drain Stencilling - Mooroobool

Date: Wed 7 Feb
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Meet at Summer Hill Park on Summer Hill Drive, Mooroobool

Contact: Aisha 0408 853 512

Become involved in a fun, free, family friendly event More

Artist Talk - Vernon Ah Kee

Date: Fri 9 Feb
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Cairns Art Gallery, Corner of Abbott and Shields Street, Cairns City

Discover the meaning behind the recently comissioned portrait Merv Ah Kee More

Esplanade market

Date: Sat 6 Jan
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Cairns Esplanade, next to the Lagoon

The Esplanade markets are held every Saturday against the backdrop of the Cairns waterfront. More

Port Douglas TAB Race Day

Date: Sat 10 Feb
Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Cannon Park Racecourse 585-619 Mulgrave Road Woree

Cost: $10 entry and children under 15 are free

Contact: Cairns Jockey Club 4054 1203

Kick back for a day of the finest country horse racing! More

Free Drain Stencilling - Mooroobool

Date: Sun 11 Feb
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Meet at Shang Park on Long Street, Mooroobool

Contact: Aisha 0408 853 512

Become involved in a fun, free, family friendly event More

Free guided birdwatching tour

Date: Tue 9 Jan
Time: 8:30am - 10:30am
Location: Meet at Friends House in the Flecker Garden.

Free bird watching guided walk every Tuesday commencing at 8.30am. Bring binoculars and wear walking shoes. More

Planning and Environment Committee Meeting - 14 February 2018

Date: Wed 14 Feb
Time: 3:00am - 3:00am
Location: Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, 119-145 Spence Street Cairns

Planning and Environment Committee 14 February 2018 More

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Last updated: 07 August 2017