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).

Quartet - Rondo Theatre

Date: Fri 17 Apr 07:30 pm
Location: Rondo Theatre - 46 Greenslopes Street, Edge Hill

Contact: Robert de Rooy 1300 855 835

Beecham House is abuzz. The rumour circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. For Reginald Paget, Wilfred Bond and Cecily Robson this sort of talk is par for the course at the gossipy home. But they're in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean Horton. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House's gala concert? More

ANZAC Day - Babinda

Date: Sat 25 Apr 04:25 am
Location: ANZAC Park Cenotaph, Babinda

Contact: Max Luxton 4067 6162

4:25am Dawn parade from RSL Memorial Hall to ANZAC Park (cenotaph) followed by service/ wreath laying 10:00am Commemorative march (assemble at RSL Memorial Hall) to ANZAC Park, followed by service/ wreath laying More

ANZAC Day - Edmonton

Date: Sat 25 Apr 05:15 am
Location: Fuller Park cenotaph, Edmonton

Contact: Nev Butterworth 4036 2966

5:15am Dawn parade at Fuller Park (cenotaph) followed by service/wreath laying 7:45am Commemorative march (assemble outside Hambledon Hotel) with service/ wreath laying to follow at Fuller Park (cenotaph) More

ANZAC Day - Trinity Beach

Date: Sat 25 Apr 05:30 am
Location: Vasey Esplanade Cenotaph, Trinity Beach

Contact: Robert Willemse 4044 3501

5:30am Dawn parade (assembly adjacent to memorial) followed by service, wreath laying and commemorative march (along Vasey Esplanade) More

ANZAC Day - Gordonvale

Date: Sat 25 Apr 05:30 am
Location: Norman Park cenotaph, Gordonvale

Contact: Carol Green 0421 064 442

5:30am Dawn parade at Norman Park (cenotaph), followed by service/ wreath laying  6:30am Breakfast at RSL Hall 9:30am Commemorative march from Gordonvale school to Norman Park (cenotaph) followed by service/ wreath laying More

ANZAC Day - 100th Anniversary of the Landing of Gallipoli

Date: Sat 25 Apr 05:30 am
Location: Cairns City

Contact: Prue Johnson 4044 3019

ANZAC Day services will be held in several locations across the Cairns region on 25 April 2015. More

ANZAC Day - Stratford

Date: Sat 25 Apr 06:50 am
Location: Stratford Parade, Stratford

Contact: Luke De Boom 0400 338 071

6:50am Parade assembles at Stratford Post Office 7:00am Commemorative march to Stratford Cenotaph, followed by service/ wreath laying More

ANZAC Day - Ecumenical ANZAC Service

Date: Sat 25 Apr 08:15 am
Location: St Monica's Cathedral, 181 Abbott Street, Cairns

Contact: Phil Warwick 0438 529 741

Ecumenical ANZAC Service to be held at St. Monica's Cathedral, 181 Abbott Street commencing at 8:15am and concluding at 9:15am.  Everyone is welcome to attend. More

ANZAC Day - Yorkeys Knob

Date: Sat 25 Apr 08:30 am
Location: Yorkeys Knob - Boat Club Marina

Contact: Neville Duncan 4044 3019

8:30am Commemorative service at the Boat Club Marina More

Basketry presented by Saltwater Creek Basketry Group

Date: Sat 25 Apr 10:00 am

Join Saltwater Creek Basketry Group in a fun morning of basketry and other weaving craft using natural products from the gardens. All skill levels, and beginners are welcome.Entry is free. More

Treeforce Tree Planting

Date: Sun 26 Apr 07:30 am
Location: Freshwater Creek

Contact: Lisa O'Mara 0435 016 906

Access Freshwater Creek by bike or walk via Goomboora Park bridge, alternatively park and walk from Rice's Gully Redlynch Intake Rd. Bring sunsmart gear, gloves, water, shoes, swimmers! Morning tea supplied More

NRL in Cairns: Rabbitohs v Raiders

Date: Sun 26 Apr 04:00 pm
Location: Barlow Park

2014 Premiers the Rabbitohs, will take to the field at Barlow Park for the third consecutive year up against the Canberra Raiders to showcase Sunday afternoon NRL at its best. A family friendly event, see the Northern Pride in the curtain raiser game and enjoy the skill of NRL superstars including Greg Inglis, Chris McQueen, Adam Reynolds, and Issac Luke. Kick off at 4.00pm with gates opening at 12.25pm.Purchase your tickets at http://www.ticketscairns.com.au/Rabbitohs-v-Raiders More

Ordinary Meeting - 29 Apr 2015

Date: Wed 29 Apr 09:00 am
Location: 119-145 Spence Street Cairns

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Free mulch giveaway

Date: Fri 01 May 08:30 am
Location: Council's waste transfer stations

A happy, healthy garden is a mulched garden.Take advantage of our FREE uncured mulch offer at Council's Transfer Stations, to prepare your garden for the coming Dry Season. Important: - Limited stock available while it lasts, no other dates or times for the free giveaway will be offered. - The stock is "green" uncured mulch, and Cairns Regional Council does not guarantee the quality of the product. This material is not produced to Australian Standard (AS4454-2003) and may contain weed species and other non-organic remnants.- Cairns Regional Council does not assume any liability resulting from the use of this product Where & When:Portsmith Transfer Station, open Monday-Sunday 8.30am to 5.15pmSmithfield Transfer Station, open Monday-Saturday 7am to 5.15pm, Sunday 9am to 5.15pmGordonvale Transfer Station, open Monday-Sunday 8.30am to 5.15pmBabinda Transfer Station - phone Customer Service on 4044 3044 to be listed and advised of scheduled collection date. Exclusions:- Domestic only; utes and/or trailers and light trucks (vehicle weight to GVM 4 tonnes maximum).- Council staff will assist with loading vehicle using appropriate mechanical equipment. For enquiries regarding Electric or Crazy Ant quarantine details, please contact the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) on 13 25 23. More

Cairns Esplanade Markets

Date: Sat 02 May 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. **NOTE: Markets will not operate on ANZAC Day** More

Free Entry Saturday! Cairns Regional Gallery

Date: Sat 02 May 10:00 am
Location: Cairns Regional Gallery, Cnr Abbott & Shields Streets, Cairns

Contact: Kacey Johnson 4046 4800

FREE ENTRY SATURDAY! Discover the Cairns Regional Gallery with free entry on the first Saturday of every month, 10am to 5pm. Exhibitions include: string theory: focus on contemporary Australian art Ever Present: Photographs from the Queensland Art Gallery Collection 1850 - 1975 Susan Doherty and Intuit. More

Cairns Esplanade Markets

Date: Sat 09 May 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. **NOTE: Markets will not operate on ANZAC Day** More

St Peter's Car Boot Sale

Date: Sat 09 May 07:00 am
Location: TAS Campus Car Park, Poolwood Road, Kewarra Beach

Contact: Lynne Sturrock 0408 772 260 or 4059 1731

There's something for everyone at the St Peter's Anglican Church, Kewarra Beach, Car Boot Sale.To be held on Saturday 9 May from 7:00 am to 12:00 noon in the TAS Campus Car Park, Poolwood Road. There will be hand made items, Mothers Day gifts, plants, clothing, books, toys, food, drinks, trash & treasure and much more, at bargain prices. If you would like to be a stall holder sites are $10. For inquiries and bookings please phone Glennis 0408 772260 or Rita 4059 1731. More

Cairns Esplanade Markets

Date: Sat 16 May 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. **NOTE: Markets will not operate on ANZAC Day** More

Graphite Saturday with Julie McEnerny

Date: Sat 30 May 10:00 am
Location: Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre and outdoors

We sketch outdoors in the Botanic Gardens in the morning so remember to dress for the weather!  After lunch we reconvene in the Visitor Centre to refine our drawings and learn new skills.  Bring your own materials for this workshop:  sketchbook/journal and pencils (eg 2H, HB, 2B).Lunch can be purchased at either of the Garden's eateries or byo (fridge available).  Tea and coffee provided.Last Saturday of every month.  Cost: $80Bookings essential (small groups): gardens@cairns.qld.gov.au or phone 4032 6650. More

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Last updated: 21 April 2015