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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Cairns Tropical Pride Library Display

Date: Mon 18 Sep
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Cairns City Library, 151 Abbott Street, Cairns

Contact: Destiny Rogers 0447 777 495

A book display in the Cairns City Library, based on the 2017 local publication, Passing Glances More

Polygon Battle commemorations at Cairns City Library

Date: Mon 25 Sep
Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Cairns City Library, 151 Abbott Street, Cairns

Children's activities commemorating the Battle of Polygon Wood are being held at the Cairns City Library from 25 September to 3 October 2017 More

Ordinary Meeting - 27 September 2017

Date: Wed 27 Sep
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, 119-145 Spence Street, Cairns

Ordinary Meeting 27 September 2017 More

Friday Bat Chats September School Holidays

Date: Fri 15 Sep
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Corner of Aplin and Lake sts, outside Cairns City Library

Cost: FREE

Informal guided tours of the City Library Spectacled Flying-fox colony. More

Botanic Gardens Basketry

Date: Sat 28 Jan
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre, Collins Ave, Edge Hill

Contact: Pam 4032 5039

Basketry skills for all levels. More

Esplanade Markets

Date: Sat 14 Jan
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Cairns Esplanade, by the Lagoon

Cost: Free

The Cairns Esplanade Markets are on every Saturday by the Lagoon. More

Saturday Bat Chats September School Holidays

Date: Sat 16 Sep
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Corner of Aplin and Lake sts, outside Cairns City Library

Cost: FREE

Informal guided tours of the City Library Spectacled Flying-fox colony. More

Jap Motor & Carby Centre Race Day

Date: Sat 30 Sep
Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Cannon Park Racecourse, Mulgrave Road, Woree

Contact: Cairns Jockey Club 4054 1203

Jap Motor & Carby Centre Race Day for a relaxed Saturday afternoon of fashion, fun, and racing More

Sir Elton John - Once in a Lifetime Tour

Date: Sat 30 Sep
Time: 2:00pm - 11:59pm
Location: Cazaly's Stadium, Mulgrave Road, Westcourt

Featuring songs from his five-decade career at Cazalys Stadium More

Sunday Bat Chats September School Holidays

Date: Sun 17 Sep
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Corner of Aplin and Lake streets, outside Cairns City Library

Cost: FREE

Informal guided tours of the City Library Spectacled Flying-fox colony. More

Cairns Tropical Pride Picnic, Paddle and Pooches

Date: Mon 2 Oct
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Casuarina Street, Holloways Beach

Contact: Destiny Rogers 0447 777 495

A morning out at the dog-friendly beach for Rainbow families, couples, singles, and friends. More

Australian Hearing Bus - Cairns North

Date: Tue 3 Oct
Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Tobruk Pool, Cairns

Contact: jayne martin 0740523700

Free hearing checks and hearing health information. More

International Tenants Day

Date: Tue 3 Oct
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Fogarty Park, Esplanade, Cairns City

Contact: Jessica Vidafar 4031 6702

Access Community Housing will share information to support tenants, whether they are private or social housing tenants More

Reef Feast Palm Cove (5-8 October)

Date: Thu 5 Oct - Sun 8 Oct
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Palm Cove

Celebrating Cairns unique fine cuisine, produce, live music and culture and lifestyle More

Cairns Tropical Pride Tropical Gaze Art Exhibition

Date: Fri 6 Oct - Mon 30 Oct
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Tank 4, The Tanks Arts Centre 46 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Contact: Destiny Rogers 0447 777 495

An exhibition that will include sculpture, collage, oil on canvas, watercolour, multimedia, clay, found objects, and bricolage More

Esplanade Markets

Date: Sat 14 Jan
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Cairns Esplanade, by the Lagoon

Cost: Free

The Cairns Esplanade Markets are on every Saturday by the Lagoon. More

Bloom Inspiring Wellness Festival

Date: Sat 7 Oct
Time: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Location: Cairns Colonial Club, 18-26 Cannon Street, Manunda

Contact: Emma Lodge 0438 174 947

Bringing together the very best natural health experts to guide you and your family to live a healthy, happy and vibrant life More

Cairns Tropical Pride Gay History Walk

Date: Sat 7 Oct
Time: 9:00am - 10:30am
Location: Starts at the Centre of Contemporary Arts Building, 96 Abbott Street and finishes at Rusty's Markets, Grafton Street, Cairns

Contact: Destiny Rogers 0447 777 495

The walk is lead by Ian Byford, author of Passing Glances: A History of Gay Cairns, and encompasses some of our most iconic buildings, celebrating the history and beauty of Cairns city More

Babinda Harvest Festival

Date: Sat 7 Oct
Time: 3:30pm - 11:59pm
Location: Bill Wakeham Park, Babinda

Contact: Tanya Davey 0409 282 676

54th annual celebration, bringing locals and the community together More

Palm Cove Markets

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

Cost: Free

The Palm Cove markets are held on the first Sunday of the month. More

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Last updated: 07 August 2017