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This event calendar is provided as a service to residents and visitors to promote community events taking place within the Cairns Regional Council area. The information is submitted directly by the listed host; unless the listing is for a Council-run event, Council takes no responsibility for the accuracy of information nor does it endorse the events.  The event calendar does not constitute an exhaustive list of all local community events taking place in the Cairns Regional Council area.

Do you have a community-run, not-for-profit event, festival, celebration or important date that the Cairns community would like to know about? Submit your event for our What's On listing. Terms and conditions apply.

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History tours of the Tanks and Botanic Gardens Precinct

Date: Thu 5 Jul
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Collins Ave, Edge Hill

Cost: FREE - bookings essential

Free history tour of the Tanks and Botanic Gardens every Thursday commencing at 10:00am More

Christmas Twilight Race Day

Date: Thu 20 Dec
Time: 12:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: Cannon Park Racecourse, 585-619 Mulgrave Road, Woree

Contact: Cairns Jockey Club 07 4054

skip the busy shops and head trackside for a relaxed afternoon of fun and racing! More

CQUniversity Cairns Taipans vs Sydney Kings

Date: Thu 20 Dec
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Cairns Convention Centre

Round 10 game at Cairns Convention Centre. More

Friday Bat Chats December / January School Holidays

Date: Fri 14 Dec
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Corner of Aplin and Lake sts, outside Cairns City Library

Cost: FREE

Informal guided tours of the City Library Spectacled Flying-fox colony. More

Esplanade market

Date: Sat 6 Jan
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Cairns Esplanade, next to the Lagoon

The Esplanade markets are held every Saturday against the backdrop of the Cairns waterfront. More

Saturday Bat Chats December January School Holidays

Date: Sat 15 Dec
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Corner of Aplin and Lake sts, outside Cairns City Library

Cost: FREE

Informal guided tours of the City Library Spectacled Flying-fox colony. More

Sunday Bat Chats December January School Holidays

Date: Sun 16 Dec
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Corner of Aplin and Lake streets, outside Cairns City Library

Cost: FREE

Informal guided tours of the City Library Spectacled Flying-fox colony. More

Cairns Community Christmas Lunch

Date: Tue 25 Dec
Time: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Location: Cairns International Tennis Centre, 356 Sheridan Street, Cairns North

Cost: FREE

Contact: Brian Edmonds 4059 2478

A traditional Christmas meal to anyone who has nowhere else to go on Christmas Day More

History tours of the Tanks and Botanic Gardens Precinct

Date: Thu 5 Jul
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Collins Ave, Edge Hill

Cost: FREE - bookings essential

Free history tour of the Tanks and Botanic Gardens every Thursday commencing at 10:00am More

Friday Bat Chats December / January School Holidays

Date: Fri 14 Dec
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Corner of Aplin and Lake sts, outside Cairns City Library

Cost: FREE

Informal guided tours of the City Library Spectacled Flying-fox colony. More

Saturday Bat Chats December January School Holidays

Date: Sat 15 Dec
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Corner of Aplin and Lake sts, outside Cairns City Library

Cost: FREE

Informal guided tours of the City Library Spectacled Flying-fox colony. More

Esplanade market

Date: Sat 6 Jan
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Cairns Esplanade, next to the Lagoon

The Esplanade markets are held every Saturday against the backdrop of the Cairns waterfront. More

Sunday Bat Chats December January School Holidays

Date: Sun 16 Dec
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Corner of Aplin and Lake streets, outside Cairns City Library

Cost: FREE

Informal guided tours of the City Library Spectacled Flying-fox colony. More

Crystalbrook Collection New Year’s Eve at the Esplanade

Date: Mon 31 Dec
Time: 5:30pm - 12:05am

Celebrate the start of another year in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere! More

CQUniversity Cairns Taipans vs Perth Wildcats

Date: Mon 31 Dec
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Cairns Convention Centre

Start your New Year's Eve celebrations with the Taipans! More

Palm Cove New Year's Eve Fireworks

Date: Mon 31 Dec
Time: 8:00pm - 12:00am
Location: Palm Cove foreshore

Contact: Richard Hewitson

Bring the family along to the New Year's Eve Palm Cove fireworks display. More

History tours of the Tanks and Botanic Gardens Precinct

Date: Thu 5 Jul
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Collins Ave, Edge Hill

Cost: FREE - bookings essential

Free history tour of the Tanks and Botanic Gardens every Thursday commencing at 10:00am More

CQUniversity Cairns Taipans vs Brisbane Bullets

Date: Thu 3 Jan
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Cairns Convention Centre

Round 12 game at Cairns Convention Centre. More

Friday Bat Chats December / January School Holidays

Date: Fri 14 Dec
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Corner of Aplin and Lake sts, outside Cairns City Library

Cost: FREE

Informal guided tours of the City Library Spectacled Flying-fox colony. More

Saturday Bat Chats December January School Holidays

Date: Sat 15 Dec
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Corner of Aplin and Lake sts, outside Cairns City Library

Cost: FREE

Informal guided tours of the City Library Spectacled Flying-fox colony. More

Sunday Bat Chats December January School Holidays

Date: Sun 16 Dec
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Corner of Aplin and Lake streets, outside Cairns City Library

Cost: FREE

Informal guided tours of the City Library Spectacled Flying-fox colony. More

CQUniversity Cairns Taipans vs Sydney Kings

Date: Mon 7 Jan
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Cairns Convention Centre

Round 12 game at Cairns Convention Centre. More

History tours of the Tanks and Botanic Gardens Precinct

Date: Thu 5 Jul
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Collins Ave, Edge Hill

Cost: FREE - bookings essential

Free history tour of the Tanks and Botanic Gardens every Thursday commencing at 10:00am More

Friday Bat Chats December / January School Holidays

Date: Fri 14 Dec
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Corner of Aplin and Lake sts, outside Cairns City Library

Cost: FREE

Informal guided tours of the City Library Spectacled Flying-fox colony. More

Saturday Bat Chats December January School Holidays

Date: Sat 15 Dec
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Corner of Aplin and Lake sts, outside Cairns City Library

Cost: FREE

Informal guided tours of the City Library Spectacled Flying-fox colony. More

Sunday Bat Chats December January School Holidays

Date: Sun 16 Dec
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Corner of Aplin and Lake streets, outside Cairns City Library

Cost: FREE

Informal guided tours of the City Library Spectacled Flying-fox colony. More

CQUniversity Cairns Taipans vs Melbourne United

Date: Sun 13 Jan
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Cairns Convention Centre

Round 13 game at Cairns Convention Centre. More

History tours of the Tanks and Botanic Gardens Precinct

Date: Thu 5 Jul
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Collins Ave, Edge Hill

Cost: FREE - bookings essential

Free history tour of the Tanks and Botanic Gardens every Thursday commencing at 10:00am More

Friday Bat Chats December / January School Holidays

Date: Fri 14 Dec
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Corner of Aplin and Lake sts, outside Cairns City Library

Cost: FREE

Informal guided tours of the City Library Spectacled Flying-fox colony. More

Saturday Bat Chats December January School Holidays

Date: Sat 15 Dec
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Corner of Aplin and Lake sts, outside Cairns City Library

Cost: FREE

Informal guided tours of the City Library Spectacled Flying-fox colony. More

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Last updated: 05 November 2018