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).

Botanical Drawing by Julie McEnerny

Date: Wed 02 Sep 06:00 pm
Location: Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre

Contact: Julie McEnerny 0407 556 189

Introductory course on Wednesday evenings. Learn the basic techniques for drawing plant structure and form over 4 weeks.  Explore foreshortening, cast shadows, shading texture, details and character.Beginners welcome.Dates: 2, 9, 16 and 23 September 2015Cost: $150 per courseBookings Essential. More

Little Taccas

Date: Thu 03 Sep 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 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 nature activities, such as 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

Sail Cairns - Festival Cup Regatta

Date: Fri 04 Sep
Location: Cairns Yacht Club, 4 Wharf Street, Cairns

Contact: Sam Fermo 4031 2750

Sailing in Cairns is alive and well… and to celebrate the Cairns Yacht Club and the CCYS are hosting an inaugural event in the FNQ Sailing Calendar. The Regatta is being held during the Cairns Festival from 4 - 8 September 2015. SAIL CAIRNS will be a colourful spectacle of racing to be sailed on the waters of Trinity Bay.  A good opportunity for Cairns locals to discover how to get into sailing, a great sport to experience in our tropical paradise! More

Sail Cairns - Festival Cup Regatta

Date: Sat 05 Sep
Location: Cairns Yacht Club, 4 Wharf Street, Cairns

Contact: Sam Fermo 4031 2750

Sailing in Cairns is alive and well… and to celebrate the Cairns Yacht Club and the CCYS are hosting an inaugural event in the FNQ Sailing Calendar. The Regatta is being held during the Cairns Festival from 4 - 8 September 2015. SAIL CAIRNS will be a colourful spectacle of racing to be sailed on the waters of Trinity Bay.  A good opportunity for Cairns locals to discover how to get into sailing, a great sport to experience in our tropical paradise! More

Cairns Esplanade Markets

Date: Sat 05 Sep 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

BaseballU25

Date: Sat 05 Sep 08:00 am
Location: Trinity Beach Baseball Facility, Nautilus Street, Trinity Beach

Baseball Australia has announced Cairns as host of the 2015 Australian Under 25 Championships 5-10 September, 2015. The event will again be staged in partnership with the Cairns Baseball League, Tourism Tropical North Queensland and Cairns Regional following the success of the 2014 Championships.Teams from across Australia will vie for the national title at the Trinity Beach Baseball Facility, Nautilus Street, Trinity Beach. More

2015 Under 25 National Baseball Championships

Date: Sat 05 Sep 08:00 am
Location: Trinity Beach Baseball Grounds, Nautilus Street, Trinity Beach

Contact: Justin Drew 07 5510 6800

Australia's best baseball players under 25 will compete for the national championship as well positions in the Australian Baseball League. The 2014 championships proved to be a great success and this years event will be no different with local Cairns talent competing against the best Australia has to offer. More

Suicide Prevention training LGBTI community

Date: Sat 05 Sep 09:00 am
Location: 290 Draper Street, Cairns

Training supports participants to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide and respond in ways that help increase their immediate safety and link them to further help. Training aims to enhance a person's ability to help a person at risk avoid suicide. This training is for LGBTI community members. More

Botanical Drawing with Julie McEnerny - Saturday Workshop

Date: Sat 05 Sep 10:00 am
Location: Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre, Edge Hill

Contact: Julie McEnerny 0407 556 189

Spend an enjoyable and relaxing day drawing botanical studies using water colour pencils. Requirements: basic drawing skills or completion of the Introductory CourseCost: $85 per workshop - includes materials.BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. More

Sail Cairns - Festival Cup Regatta

Date: Sun 06 Sep
Location: Cairns Yacht Club, 4 Wharf Street, Cairns

Contact: Sam Fermo 4031 2750

Sailing in Cairns is alive and well… and to celebrate the Cairns Yacht Club and the CCYS are hosting an inaugural event in the FNQ Sailing Calendar. The Regatta is being held during the Cairns Festival from 4 - 8 September 2015. SAIL CAIRNS will be a colourful spectacle of racing to be sailed on the waters of Trinity Bay.  A good opportunity for Cairns locals to discover how to get into sailing, a great sport to experience in our tropical paradise! More

Blue September Father's Day Challenge

Date: Sun 06 Sep 06:30 am
Location: St Andrew's Catholic College

Contact: Carolyn Rutter 0438 390 579

Blue September raises both awareness about and funds for Fighting Cancer in Men. It supports the Australian Cancer Research Foundation and Australian Prostate Cancer Research. Challenge yourself this Father's Day, Sunday September 6, with a 5 km, 10 km or 21.1 km running event or a 5 km family run/walk throughout the beautiful Redlynch Valley, starting and finishing at St Andrews Catholic College. Participate as an individual, family or team. Great prizes, family friendly event. Register, volunteer or fund raise - contact us now to be involved. Get Blue this Father's Day and Fight Cancer in Men More

Carnival on Collins

Date: Sun 06 Sep 09:00 am
Location: Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Contact: Megan Greene 4044 3715

Carnival on Collins is a Cairns' Father's Day tradition held on the last day of Cairns Festival, when over 25,000 people flock to the city's Botanic Gardens precinct for a giant day of family fun. Featuring loads of free entertainment for people of all ages, it's a slice of life in the tropics, with over 250 market stalls offering local art & craft, produce, plants, food and refreshments. The event features entertainment on stage, food, a Fundraising Zone and Kids Carnival in the Botanic Gardens, exhibitions in the Tanks as well as roving entertainers. More

Sail Cairns - Festival Cup Regatta

Date: Mon 07 Sep
Location: Cairns Yacht Club, 4 Wharf Street, Cairns

Contact: Sam Fermo 4031 2750

Sailing in Cairns is alive and well… and to celebrate the Cairns Yacht Club and the CCYS are hosting an inaugural event in the FNQ Sailing Calendar. The Regatta is being held during the Cairns Festival from 4 - 8 September 2015. SAIL CAIRNS will be a colourful spectacle of racing to be sailed on the waters of Trinity Bay.  A good opportunity for Cairns locals to discover how to get into sailing, a great sport to experience in our tropical paradise! More

Suicide prevention training for professionals

Date: Mon 07 Sep 09:00 am
Location: 290 Draper Street, Cairns

Training supports participants to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide and respond in ways that help increase their immediate safety and link them to further help. Training aims to enhance a person's ability to help a person at risk avoid suicide. This training is for professionals working with LGBTI community members More

Sail Cairns - Festival Cup Regatta

Date: Tue 08 Sep
Location: Cairns Yacht Club, 4 Wharf Street, Cairns

Contact: Sam Fermo 4031 2750

Sailing in Cairns is alive and well… and to celebrate the Cairns Yacht Club and the CCYS are hosting an inaugural event in the FNQ Sailing Calendar. The Regatta is being held during the Cairns Festival from 4 - 8 September 2015. SAIL CAIRNS will be a colourful spectacle of racing to be sailed on the waters of Trinity Bay.  A good opportunity for Cairns locals to discover how to get into sailing, a great sport to experience in our tropical paradise! More

Child Protection Week Family Fun Day

Date: Tue 08 Sep 03:00 pm
Location: Ravizza Park, Ravizza Drive, Edmonton

Contact: Hambledon House Community Centre 4044 3410

Join us in celebrating Child Protection Week 2015 with loads of fun and free activities including games, face painting, jumping castles, community services stalls, animal petting zoo, sausage sizzle and a history trailer.Entertainment by school choirs and bands plus Bree and the Bopstars More

Reclaim the Neighbourhood for Nature Play

Date: Tue 08 Sep 05:00 pm
Location: Centre of Contemporary Arts, 96 Abbott Street, Cairns

Contact: Laurelle Goulding 07 4222 5236

Sport and Recreation Services presents Nature Play QLD panel forum discussion & screen of Project Wild Thing. This event will discuss the increasing disconnect of children with their communities, outdoor play and nature, and how to overcome it. As part of the event there will also be a presentation by guest speaker Dr. Rachael Sharman from the University of Sunshine Coast. It's FREE but places are limited, so book now. RSVP by Sunday 6 September to Sport and Recreation Services on 07 4222 5236, email srfarnorth@npsr.qld.gov.au or use the registration button in the website link. More

Planning and Economic Committee Meeting - 9 Sep 2015

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

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2015 Cairns Amateurs

Date: Thu 10 Sep
Location: Cannon Park, Woree

The Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival is four days of fun, fashion, glamour, food and entertainment built around two days of horse racing in Cairns in early September each year. Some of the fun events include:Cairns Central Ladies Fashion High TeaIreland Jeep Garden PartyANZ Cairns Amateurs BallYellowglen HouseVodka Cruiser Lawn PartyGeneral admission: $25.00 per person. More

2015 Cairns Amateurs

Date: Fri 11 Sep
Location: Cannon Park, Woree

The Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival is four days of fun, fashion, glamour, food and entertainment built around two days of horse racing in Cairns in early September each year. Some of the fun events include:Cairns Central Ladies Fashion High TeaIreland Jeep Garden PartyANZ Cairns Amateurs BallYellowglen HouseVodka Cruiser Lawn PartyGeneral admission: $25.00 per person. More

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Last updated: 30 July 2015