The 2017 Cairns Festival was very successful with over 90,000 people attending, participating and engaging with Cairns Festival events.
The Cairns Festival programming team maintains a strong focus on creating a curated program that celebrates the region and provides opportunities for local artists and performers. This year over 90% of all engaged artists and performers were local.
There were a number of program highlights including record participation in the Grand Parade and successful expansion of The Making Place and Suburban Satellite programs. Overall the festival was delivered without major incidents and the Cultural Services team would like to thank the community for helping to create a successful Cairns Festival.
Planning has already begun for the 2018 event which will be held from Friday 24 August - Sunday 2 September 2018. It's early days but we can tell you now 2018 is going to be great!