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Cairns Festival (23 Aug - 1 Sept)

The biggest annual event on the Cairns calendar (23 Aug-1 Sept), celebrating art, culture and the beauty of tropical living. More

Shields Street market: celebrating Cairns Festival

The regular Saturday Esplanade Market is moving to Shields Street as part of the Cairns Festival celebrations. Find local, quality products from contemporary jewellery, leather work, pottery, clothes and skincare. More

Hekili Outrigger Canoe Club - GBROC National Changeover Titles

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Space+Place: Tennis Hot Shots @ Shang Park, Mooroobool

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Mad Hatter musical party on Shields Street

Mad Hatter musical party on Shields Street
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Shields Street closures this weekend

Shields Street closures this weekend
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Road closures for Cairns Festival Grand Parade

Road closures for Cairns Festival Grand Parade
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Fair puts a positive spin on ageing

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The Cairns Positive Ageing Fair is officially on it's way. It's not tool late to pop around. There is live entertainment, workshops and lots of fun activities.
โš ๏ธโ›” Road closures for Cairns Festival Grand Parade The following road closures will be in place this Saturday, 24 August. ๐Ÿšง Grafton Street: Minnie St to Florence St from 9am to 7pm ๐Ÿšง Minnie Street: Sheridan St to the Esplanade from 2pm to 7pm ๐Ÿšง The Esplanade: Minnie St to Spence St from 10am to midnight ๐Ÿšง Pier Point Road (half road closure): No access to bus stops from 5pm to 8pm. Please observe and obey traffic controllers and signs advising the changes to normal traffic conditions, and follow detours as sign posted. We appreciate the cooperation of road users and apologise for any inconvenience caused.
๐ŸŽ‰ Cairns Festival is only one sleep away! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Time to get familiar with the program so you don't miss out on any of the fun. ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://bit.ly/2HjYNQD
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A closure of Lake Street will be in place between Grove and Charles Streets today, for temporary repair works in relation to a broken sewer main we attended to on Thursday last week. Detours are in place and works are expected to finish before 3pm today.
๐ŸŒžThe forecast is for sun and clear skies, so why not come join us for Sunday on Shields. This Sunday's theme is Farm Comes to Town, with a packed line-up of activities. ๐Ÿ‘ 11am - 3pm: Fun-E-Farm with baby farm animals to pet ๐ŸŽจ 11am - 3pm: Face painters and glitter artists ๐Ÿ“– 11am - 2pm - Cairns Libraries Story Time ๐ŸŒป 11am - 3pm Sunflower Workshop ๐Ÿ•บ Noon - 1pm Cairns Line Dancers ๐ŸŽธ 3pm - 4pm: Music ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ 4pm - 5pm: Zumba in the City ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽค 5pm onwards: Live entertainment on Nemo the Kombi
** UPDATE #4** The broken sewer main on Lake St, has been repaired and the northbound lane of Lake St between Grove and Charles Streets is now open to traffic. **** ** UPDATE #3** Our crew has confirmed that the northbound lane of Lake St between Grove and Charles Streets will be reopened by 7.30pm. **** ** UPDATE #2 ** Works on Lake St between Grove and Charles Streets are still ongoing and the estimated time for completion has been extended to 7.30pm. The next update will be provided at 6pm. **** ** UPDATE ** New estimated time for the reopening of the Lake St northbound lane between Grove and Charles Streets is 6.30pm. We will provide another update at 5.30pm. **** We are currently working on a broken sewer main on Lake St, between Grove and Charles Streets. As a result the northbound lane of Lake St is closed to all traffic, with a detour in place via Digger St. Estimated time complete: 2-3 hours
DJ Phatberg is flush with ideas to keep our pipes clean โ€“ listen up and Think Before You Flush!
๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ“ฝ Trinity Beach free movie night cancelled. Unfortunately we've had to cancel tonight's free screening of How To Train Your Dragon 3 at Trinity Beach due to wet weather.