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).

Ordinary Meeting - 25 January 2017

Date: Wed 25 Jan 09:00 am
Location: Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, 119-145 Spence Street, Cairns

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Yorkeys Knob Australia Day event

Date: Thu 26 Jan 07:00 am
Location: Northern end of Sims Esplanade, Yorkeys Knob

Contact: Ella Trezise 40443588

Come and join the Australia Day fun at Yorkeys Knob.Enjoy:gold coin donation breakfastofficial ceremonylive musicfree children’s entertainment: jumping castle, face painting and petting zoomarkets and food stallsAustralia Day competitionsdemonstrations and displays.Disability parking entry off Evans St via Varley St.Road closure from Evans Street to Rutherford from 5:30am to 3:30pm. More

Mulgrave Settlers Museum anniversary

Date: Thu 26 Jan 10:00 am
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Mulgrave Settlers Museum is celebrating their 25 years of operating.Come along to 60 Gordon St, Gordonvale between 10am and 2pm on Australia Day (26 January 2017), and join them for a cup of tea and some damper.Free entry. More

Australia Day on the Esplanade

Date: Thu 26 Jan 12:00 pm
Location: Cairns Esplanade

Cost: FREE

Children's live interactive entertainment with the Bopstars from 12pm to 1:30pm.Free concert featuring Sahara Beck from 2pm to 6pm.  Supported by Nightshift, Ino Reeves and Savidas.About Sahara Beck(see more at http://www.saharabeck.com.au/)Sahara is an independent artist in the truest sense of the word – an artist finding her own sound and in the process emerging as not just another remarkable voice.Raised in the laid back surrounds of the Sunshine Coast, Sahara has always had a decidedly single minded focus. At 14, she wrote and recorded her debut album before moving to Brisbane on her own to finish school and immerse herself in the city’s collaborative music community.New songs came in a rush, releasing 2013’s You Could Be Happy EP, followed by BLOOM – both releases capturing her growing confidence and sense of self as both an artist and young woman.With support from radio across the country, the response to those releases made ears prick up around the Australia and overseas. But while her songwriting has grown immeasurably, it’s been on stage that Sahara has truly taken some gigantic leaps.Gone is the tentativeness of youth – replaced by a passion that captures her love of foot to the floor jazz and rock, as much as melt your heart tender moments. Working with an ever-evolving crew of musicians, she has toured the country and performed at countless festivals (Bluesfest, Queenscliff, BIGSOUND, The Planting, CMF) while sharing the stage with artists including Ben Lee, Art of Sleeping, Darren Middleton, Katie Noonan and numerous more.And if there was a ‘moment’ though, it was Sahara’s breakthrough set at BIGSOUND 2015. A performance that saw her finding her sweet spot, and dragging a packed house into her orbit. More

Australia Day at Edmonton

Date: Thu 26 Jan 02:00 pm
Location: Sugarworld Parklands, Edmonton

Cost: FREE

Celebrate what's great about Australia at the Edmonton festivities in Sugarworld Parklands, from 2pm to 4pm:gamesface paintingBBQlive entertainmentand more.Free event and fun for all the family! More

Flavours of the Tropics Art Exhibition

Date: Fri 27 Jan
Location: The artroom@Vivo, Vivo Restaurant, 49 Williams Parade, Palm Cove.

Contact: Tanya Prince 0409 592 243

An exhibition by InkMasters Cairns printmakers celebrating the diversity of life in the tropics. More

Farewell the Monkey Chinese New Year celebration

Date: Fri 27 Jan 08:15 pm
Location: Lagoon Plaza, Cairns Esplanade

Contact: Nathan Lee Long

Enjoy Chinese cultural performances to farewell the Year of the Monkey and welcome the Rooster.Chinese Dragon and Lion performanceopportunity to feed the lion for good luck and prosperityfireworks finale at 9pm to ward off bad luck!Continue the celebrations at The Reef Hotel Casino, the official entertainment venue of KUR-World Great Barrier Reef Chinese New Year. More

Esplanade Markets

Date: Sat 28 Jan 08:00 am
Location: Cairns Esplanade, by the Lagoon

Cost: Free

The Esplanade Markets showcase local, quality products from contemporary jewellery, leather work, pottery, clothes and skincare. If you need a gift or souvenir you are sure to find it here.Held against the backdrop of the Cairns waterfront, you can follow your market shopping with a swim in the Lagoon or take advantage of the free barbecues, exercise equipment and children's play grounds.Further details are available on the Cairns Esplanade website.Keep up to date with all our markets via the Markets Facebook page More

Botanic Gardens Basketry

Date: Sat 28 Jan 09:30 am
Location: Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre, Collins Ave, Edge Hill

Contact: Pam 4032 5039

Basketry for all skill levels More

Tai Chi Planet International

Date: Mon 30 Jan 07:00 pm
Location: Chinese Friendship Garden, Greenslopes Street, Edge Hill

Enjoy Tai Chi at the Chinese Friendship Garden during Chinese New Year (every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from 30 January to 10 February 2017). More

Yum Cha corporate lunch

Date: Wed 01 Feb 12:00 pm
Location: Cafe China, The Reef Hotel Casino

Cost: $70 per person

Contact: Suzie at TTNQ 4015 1204

The Telstra Business Centre Cairns Yum Cha Corporate Lunch will provide a valuable insight into current Chinese market conditions, the importance of the Chinese market to Tropical North Queensland and the future prospects for our region.  An interactive panel will feature at the lunch and includes panel members Ken Lee, proponent of KUR-World.Cost is $70 per person and includes a welcome drink and delicious Yum Cha lunch (9 dishes plus cookies and tea).Book online or call Suzie at TTNQ on 4015 1204. More

Conservation volunteering in Cairns - information session picnic

Date: Thu 02 Feb 09:00 am
Location: Meet at Freshwater Lake, Greenslopes St, Edge Hill.

Contact: Simone Vinton 07 4032 0844

Celebrate World Wetlands Day and learn about local conservation volunteering opportunities. More

Esplanade Markets

Date: Sat 04 Feb 08:00 am
Location: Cairns Esplanade, by the Lagoon

Cost: Free

The Esplanade Markets showcase local, quality products from contemporary jewellery, leather work, pottery, clothes and skincare. If you need a gift or souvenir you are sure to find it here.Held against the backdrop of the Cairns waterfront, you can follow your market shopping with a swim in the Lagoon or take advantage of the free barbecues, exercise equipment and children's play grounds.Further details are available on the Cairns Esplanade website.Keep up to date with all our markets via the Markets Facebook page More

Botanical Drawing Saturday Workshops with Julie McEnerny

Date: Sat 04 Feb 10:00 am
Location: Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Collins Ave, Edge Hill

Contact: Julie McEnerny 0407 556 189

Brush up on your botanical drawing skills at these Saturday workshops. More

Cairns Airport Chinese New Year Street Festival

Date: Sat 04 Feb 04:00 pm
Location: Grafton Street, Cairns

Contact: Nathan Lee Long

Lion and Dragon performances, Chinese drumming, art and cultural displays, food, markets and more. More

Planning and Environment Committee Meeting - 8 February 2017

Date: Wed 08 Feb 09:00 am
Location: Council Chambers 3rd Floor, 119-145 Spence Street, Cairns

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February Night Walk led by Dr David Rentz AM

Date: Wed 08 Feb 06:00 pm
Location: Amenities area behind Friends' House, Cairns Botanic Gardens, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Join us for a night walk in the Botanic Gardens. More

Esplanade Markets

Date: Sat 11 Feb 08:00 am
Location: Cairns Esplanade, by the Lagoon

Cost: Free

The Esplanade Markets showcase local, quality products from contemporary jewellery, leather work, pottery, clothes and skincare. If you need a gift or souvenir you are sure to find it here.Held against the backdrop of the Cairns waterfront, you can follow your market shopping with a swim in the Lagoon or take advantage of the free barbecues, exercise equipment and children's play grounds.Further details are available on the Cairns Esplanade website.Keep up to date with all our markets via the Markets Facebook page More

Water & Waste Committee Meeting - 15 February 2017

Date: Wed 15 Feb 09:00 am
Location: Committee Room, 3rd Floor, 119-145 Spence Street, Cairns

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Infrastructure Committee Meeting - 15 February 2017

Date: Wed 15 Feb 09:00 am
Location: Committee Room, 3rd Floor, 119-145 Spence Street, Cairns

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Last updated: 12 April 2016