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).

Comedy Theatre - Funny Money

Date: Fri 26 Jun 07:30 pm
Location: Rondo Theatre, 46 Greenslopes Street, Edge Hill

Funny Money By Ray Cooney and directed by Wayne Rees. Jean is preparing a birthday dinner for her mild-mannered accountant husband Henry. Good friends Betty and Vic are expected any minute. When Henry arrives home, Jean finds him not quite the man he used to be. He wants to emigrate to Barcelona immediately, and with good reason: the briefcase he accidentally picked up on the Underground is stuffed with bundles of 50 pound notes. This brilliant farce by Ray Cooney enjoyed a spectacular run at the Playhouse Theatre in London. Farce-lovers are in for two and a half hours of demented bliss. More

Defending the Pacific Exhibition - Earlville Library

Date: Mon 29 Jun 10:00 am


Northern Pride Rugby League Home Game

Date: Sat 04 Jul 05:30 pm
Location: Barlow Park, Spence & Severin Sts, Cairns

Northern Pride Rugby League Home Game versus Easts Tigers.Catch all of the rugby league action at Barlow Park, with gates opening at 4 pm. Family friendly event, suitable for all ages. More

NAIDOC Official Opening

Date: Mon 06 Jul 10:00 am
Location: Fogarty Park, Cairns Esplanade

Contact: Nathan Williams 0408 708 414

The day will commence with a Welcome to Country and the raising of the Aboriginal, Australian and Torres Strait Islander flags along with speeches, entertainment and Indigenous Arts displays. More

Maize Noodle Craft for Kids

Date: Tue 07 Jul 10:30 am
Location: Manunda Library, Raintrees Shopping Centre, Cairns

Enjoy some school holiday fun, building with maize noodles. More


Date: Tue 07 Jul 06:30 pm
Location: Cairns PCYC, 91-97 McNamara Street, Cairns

Contact: Dulcie Pensio 4053 1521

Cairns PCYC will be hosting two separate NAIDOC Discos for primary and high school aged children. Theme: Dress in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander colours or Indigenous patterns. More

Planning and Economic Committee Meeting - 8 Jul 2015

Date: Wed 08 Jul 09:00 am
Location: 119-145 Spence Street Cairns


NAIDOC Basketball Carnival

Date: Wed 08 Jul 10:00 am
Location: "Fish Tank", Aumuller Street, Cairns

Contact: Nicole Assan 0408 199 682

The NAIDOC Basketball Carnival is a community event being organised by the East Coast Women's Basketball Team. Our aim is to bring together the Indigenous communities across Cape York, Torres Strait and the Cairns region through participation reviving the game of basketball in our communities. It is an ideal opportunity to promote healthy living and enhance positive community connectedness. Indigenous communities from Cape York, Torres Strait and the surrounding Cairns regions are invited to participate More

Golden Voices - Free workshop for Seniors

Date: Wed 08 Jul 10:30 am
Location: U3A, Severin Hall, 129 Mulgrave Road, Cairns

Contact: Sarah Flenley 02 6628 3308

Join acclaimed singer, musician and voice teacher Chris James in this free workshop for seniors. Experience the potential of your voice and the power of the group harmonising as one. Chris offers tools that empower you to discover the beauty and strength of your true voice. All welcome. More

Watercolor Painting for Kids

Date: Wed 08 Jul 10:30 am
Location: Gordonvale Library, Gordonvale

Join us for school holiday fun, painting with watercolor paints to an Indigenous Art theme, with Australian animal templates More

Wuchopperen @ Edmonton Opening Celebration

Date: Wed 08 Jul 02:00 pm
Location: 10-20 Walker Road, Edmonton

Contact: La-Donna 4080 1000

Wuchopperen is opening a new clinic at Edmonton and will be hosting a community celebration at the Edmonton PCYC to promote the new service. The afternoon will be a fun filled event with Giveaways, Face Painting, Zoo to You, Traditional Dancing, Indigenous Games, Basketball, Art and Craft activities, Crazy Bron, Bus tours to see the new clinic and a whole host of other activities including a free BBQ. Please join us at this event; we look forward to seeing you there. More

The Big Sing

Date: Wed 08 Jul 07:00 pm
Location: 66 Greenslopes Street, Edge Hill

Contact: Sarah Flenley 02 6628 3308

The Big Sing is for everyone – from shower singers to professional singers, and especially those who don't think they can sing at all. Join Chris James, renowned voice teacher, singer and musician in a fun, song and sound experience as you joyfully explore your voice and discover that we were all born with a beautiful voice - true story! "With Chris it is simple – connect to your heart and sing. Everyone should experience this" U.F. UK More

Little Taccas

Date: Thu 09 Jul 10:00 am
Location: Botanic Gardens, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Contact: Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre 4032 5560

Tacca Integrifolia (or White Batflower) is a show-stopper of a flower, and the namesake for the new nature-based activities program aimed at connecting children under 5 and their carers, with the environment at Cairns Botanic Gardens.The program is designed to encourage children to learn about and experience the natural world whilst also forming friendships, with the opportunity to develop and grow through the support  of caring volunteers and supportive parents in a safe, yet active, natural environment.Parents/ guardians will have the opportunity to meet other parents in the community and children will enjoy a variety of naturey activities, such as;  garden discovery walks - exploring nature - storytelling & singing - nature-based art & craft + playtime and fun!You can book as session at a time or book for the complete term. Bookings are essential as there are limited places. More

NAIDOC Trivia Night

Date: Thu 09 Jul 06:00 pm
Location: Novotel Oasis Resort, 122 Lake Street, Cairns

Contact: Wayne Costelloe 0427 137 651

The Accor Hotel Group are excited to partner with the Cairns NAIDOC Committee in presenting the NAIDOC Trivia Night. There will be heaps of games and prizes along with 5 rounds of trivia. More

NAIDOC March - Be Loud, Be Proud

Date: Fri 10 Jul 09:00 am
Location: Munro Martin Park, Florence Street

Contact: Lynette Dewis 0406 975 104

Bring your flags, banners, signs etc and join the NAIDOC March. Route: Depart Munro Martin Park and head down Grafton Street to Spence Street, Spence Street to Fogarty Park More

AFL Family Day

Date: Fri 10 Jul 10:00 am
Location: Cazalys Stadium, Mulgrave Road, Cairns

Contact: Graeme Pratt 07 4042 3000

All AFL Family Day activities are free to attend.10:00am - 11:00am Western Bulldogs open training session11:00am - 11:30am Western Bulldogs signing session 2:00pm - 5:00pm AFL playground open 3:45pm - 4:30pm Gold Coast SUNS open training session 4:30pm - 5:00pm Gold Coast SUNS signing session More

NAIDOC in the park Community Day

Date: Fri 10 Jul 10:00 am
Location: Fogarty Park, Cairns Esplanade

Contact: Lynette Dewis 0402 612 013

The event will commence with the arrival of the Marchers followed by the Welcome to Country and speeches by recognised Indigenous leaders, local politicians and community members. There will be information and arts and craft stalls, Indigenous business enterprises selling their wares and entertainment into the night. This year Deaf Services Queensland have sponsored the day and will be providing services for hearing impaired attendees. They have also nominated for their clients to dance during the day. More

Cairns Esplanade Markets

Date: Sat 11 Jul 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

Community Resilience Information Session

Date: Sat 11 Jul 08:00 am
Location: Babinda Markets, Babinda

Contact: Sioux Campbell 4044 3571

Join the Cairns disaster management team at community venues around the region to find out how connected we are and therefore how ready for emergencies.  Complete our simple survey, go into the draw to win a household emergency kit and get plenty of free information to help keep you safe in a disaster. More

AFL Comes Alive in Cairns

Date: Sat 11 Jul 02:00 pm
Location: Cazalys Stadium

Contact: Sophie Henderson 4042 3000

Round 15 of the 2015 Toyota AFL Premiership Season comes to Cazalys Stadium when the Western Bulldogs host the Gold Coast SUNS as AFL Comes Alive in Cairns on Saturday July 11. More

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Last updated: 21 April 2015