Carnival on Collins
Join in this annual street party celebrated in the Cairns Botanic Gardens and Tanks Arts Centre Precinct. This year’s event will feature site specific theatre performance The Magic Garden, roving performers from around Australia, a great line of up music, free craft and art workshops and over 200 market stalls featuring plants, arts, crafts and more.
Carnival on Collins Mainstage
10am - Drum Infinity Mugendai – Taiko Drumming
10:45 - Performance with Circa, Cycas Circus and Yak Yak Yak
11:30am - Maggie Helena
12:45 - Los Caracoles
2pm - The Taste
Silent Disco Tours
Departing Fitzalan Gardens
10am, 11am, 1pm & 2pm
Join the fun silent disco tours with guide T-MAR Superstar. Be warned: your cheeks may hurt from smiling!
9:30am,11:30am & 1:30pm
Catch this singing-gentleman adventurer who’s patented 'Goodtimes Gyratorscope' allowing him to perform a program of popular melodies single handed!
Local Jazz collective Jazz Troppo perform their unique Dixieland sounds across the site
Get involved in our workshops!
Make with Men’s Shed
Join the members from Cairns Men’s Shed in this hands-on workshop for the entire family
Weave N Art with Rosie Omundsen
Learn the traditional craft of coconut palm weaving with artist Rosie Omundsen.
Woven Fish Project
Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
10am-Midday & 1pm-3pm
Chelsea Scanlon Director of Reef Friends - Reef Kids will be teaching families how to create a woven fish.
Toy Box Workshops with Dream State Entertainment
10am-11:30am & 1pm-2:30pm
Dream State Entertainment will be hosting these playful circus workshops where everyone can have a go.
Check out the The Wild Zone
The Wild Zone will feature educational displays with a focus on teaching the community about all things venomous.