Cairns Airport Adventure Festival has been recognised as Australia's top event promoting an active lifestyle and community interaction and benefit.
The festival received the national Award for Events from Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA) at a gala ceremony at the Cairns Convention Centre on 27 August 2014.
The Parks and Leisure Award for the 2013 event was jointly presented to Cairns Regional Council and IRONMAN Asia-Pacific.
The award recognises the tremendous amount of hard work that had gone into building the international event which features the pinnacle IRONMAN race.
This is the second time in four years that Cairns Regional Council has received the national Events Award from Parks and Leisure Australia, having accepted the gong for the Cairns Tennis International in 2011.