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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TNQ Innovation Awards launch

Date: Mon 28 May
Time: 3:45pm - 6:30pm
Location: Tank 5, Tanks Arts Centre, Collins Ave, Edge Hill

Awards launch event with guest speaker, "Shark Tank" judge, Steve Baxter. More

Mixed Media Montage

Date: Mon 28 May
Time: 5:15pm - 7:15pm
Location: Cairns Art Gallery, Corner Abbott and Shields street, Cairns

Contact: Marian Wolfs 07 4046 4800

Participants will learn new skills and practical mixed media techniques. 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

Tanks market

Date: Sun 29 Apr
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

The Tanks market offers quality products and local produce and great live music. More

TechKNOW - Introduction to iPads

Date: Tue 29 May
Time: 10:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Hambledon House

Free introduction to iPads class ... More

Small business masterclass: 30-minute marketing plan

Date: Tue 29 May - Thu 31 May
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Gordonvale Community Hall, 17-19 Cannon St, Gordonvale

Cost: $15 per person

Learn how to grow your brand on a budget through a customer-centric marketing approach. More

Ordinary Meeting - 30 May 2018

Date: Wed 30 May
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, 119-145 Spence Street, Cairns

Ordinary Meeting 30 May 2018 More

Social Entrepreneurship in FNQ - Public Forum

Date: Thu 31 May
Time: 8:30am - 1:30pm
Location: The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Smithfield

Contact: Dr. Narayan Gopalkrishnan

Explore the potential of and direction towards social entrepreneurship in FNQ. More

Small business masterclass: High Performing Teams

Date: Thu 31 May
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: MacDonnells Law, 19 Aplin Street, Cairns

Cost: $15 per person

Tips on crafting great teams, management compliance fundamentals and Single Touch Payroll basics. More

Youth Urban Art Project - Kenrick Skate Park Celebration

Date: Thu 31 May
Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Kenrick Skate Park, Dempsey Street, Gordonvale

Cost: FREE

Contact: Mariko Molleneaux 4044 3228

Celebrate the beautifying the Kenrick Skate Park. More

Small business masterclass: Building Better Business

Date: Thu 31 May
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Spirit of Babinda Hall - 51 Munro Street (behind the Taskforce Office).

Cost: $15 per person

Learn about business fundamentals to give you a competitive edge. More

Adult Supported Art Classes - Ceramics

Date: Fri 1 Jun
Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Cairns Art Gallery, Abbott St, Cairns

Contact: Cairns Art Gallery 4046 4800

Social workshop for adults with specific needs to explore their creativity through making art. 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

Lions Biggest BBQ

Date: Sat 2 Jun
Time: 7:30am - 12:00pm
Location: Piccone's IGA, Edmonton

Contact: Edmonton Lions Club 0407 695 891

Fundraiser for the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation. More

GBROC- Great Barrier Reef Ocean Challenge and OC6 National Changeover Titles (2-3 June)

Date: Sat 2 Jun - Sun 3 Jun
Time: 8:30am - 2:30pm
Location: From Cairns Marlin Marina to Port Douglas

Contact: Rhys Morgan 0419 024 041

Hekili Outrigger Club is holding a variety of races over two days More

Operation Fur-ever Home 2018

Date: Sat 2 Jun
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Cannon Park Racecourse, Woree

Cost: Free (food and drink available for purchase)

Find your fur-ever pet at Council's rehoming day on 2 June 2018, 9am to 1pm More

Workshop: Rock Planting Bonsai Demonstration

Date: Sat 2 Jun
Time: 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Stratford Library Meeting Room, 11 Kamerunga Rd, Stratford

Contact: Grace Davis 0428 472 243

Cairns Bonsai Society workshop that show you how to prepare rocks for tree plantings for the over rock style bonsai More

2018 Mega Indian Cultural and Food Festival

Date: Sat 2 Jun
Time: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Edge Hill State School 254 Pease Street , Edge Hill

Contact: Dr Rashmi Ajjavara 0433 045 415

This Indian cultural extravaganza will be presented in the form of dance, singing and Indian food. More

Aloomba State School Boardgames Trivia Night

Date: Sat 2 Jun
Time: 6:30pm - 11:30pm
Location: Aloomba State School Nielsen St Aloomba

Contact: Debbie Anderson 4043 3888

Come along and test your knowledge and have a laugh at the Aloomba School Boardgames Trivia Night. More

Palm Cove market

Date: Sun 1 Apr
Time: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove

The Palm Cove markets offer quality handmade goods, local produce and great family entertainment. More

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Last updated: 07 August 2017