Grand Parade and Fireworks
Cairns is home to a vivid range of colours that reflect our beautiful tropical environment and interweave to create a rich blend of cultures; a kaleidoscope of ever-evolving patterns unique to our region.
Head to the Cairns Esplanade to celebrate the Grand Parade and stick around for the fireworks that combine to be the biggest community event on the Cairns calendar.
Cairns Festival Grand Parade will start at 5pm from the corner of Minnie Streets and the Esplanade and will finish at Spence Street. Fireworks will start at 7:30pm.
Grand Parade - 5pm
Fireworks - 7:30pm
The Festival Stage will host a fantastic afternoon of FREE local music.
Roving entertainment all day including the vivacious Esther's in the Lagoon and more!
Esther's in the Lagoon will be roving 10:30am & 12:30pm
The theme for the 2018 Grand Parade is Kaleidoscope if you would like to enter a float in the parade please submit a form HERE .