Welcome


Welcome to the 57th Cairns Festival, a celebration for and by the people of Cairns.


Cairns Festival events will be held across the region from Babinda in the south to Trinity Beach in the north, with a full program that features music, art, theatre, film, comedy and more. As always the Cairns Esplanade will be the central heartbeat of the festival with annual favourites like the Grand Parade and Fireworks as well as the Festival Family Concert and Film Nights.

Munro Martin Parklands will host a blockbuster soundtrack to the festival with Queensland Symphony Orchestra performing some of our favourite movie scores such as Superman, Harry Potter, Star Wars and more.

City Lights features an expanded program with the mesmerising Cairns City Library projection now being complemented by multimedia installations right across the city. Make sure you also get involved with the Suburban Satellites when they beam out to Babinda, Freshwater and Trinity Beach with a free program including music, spoken word and community art projects.

This year’s program is full of surprises and with most events FREE there is no reason not to venture out and get involved in our annual celebration.