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Event cancellations and changes due to COVID-19

Due to the unique and complex circumstances surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), many community-run events have been cancelled or are subject to date changes.  We recommend that you check the event status directly with the event organiser.

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.

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.

Additional event information can be found at:

Sidney Nolan

Date: Wed 5 Aug - Sun 4 Oct
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Cairns Art Gallery

Contact: Cairns Art Gallery 40464800

Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly series extended to 4th October 2020! At the Cairns Art Gallery A National Gallery of Australia exhibition More

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (12-23 August)

Date: Thu 13 Aug - Sun 23 Aug
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am

Interactive showcase of Indigenous art and culture. Virtual gallery, webinars, live-streamed performances and more. More

Space+Place: Street Soccer @ Shang Park

Date: Fri 14 Aug
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Jensen Street Park, Jensen Street, Manoora

Cost: FREE

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Space+Place: Youth Gym @ Cominos Place Park, Manunda

Date: Fri 14 Aug
Time: 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Location: Cominos Place Park, Manunda

Cost: FREE. Bookings essential.

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Space+Place: Tennis Hot Shots @ Balaclava School

Date: Fri 14 Aug
Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Location: Balaclava School

Cost: FREE

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Street Art For Our Oceans: Bentley Park

Date: Sat 15 Aug
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Charlie Butler Park, Bentley Park

Contact: Cory Tiger (07) 4032 1746

Spray paint storm drains in your community with marine animals and the message 'This Drains to the Great Barrier Reef' More

Big Bavaria Bash

Date: Sat 15 Aug
Time: 4:00pm - 11:30pm
Location: German Club Cairns

Contact: Lotte Bullerjahn 0424 256 772

Live music at the German Club. More

Race 3 Dynamic in a Dress

Date: Sat 15 Aug
Time: 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Location: Redlynch State College

Contact: Lorraine Lawson 0417798444

Join Dynamic Running for the final race in our 10km/5km/3km series. It doesn't matter if you missed the previous races. More

Space+Place: Fun Driveway Games

Date: Sun 16 Aug
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Various - for weekly location check www.facebook.com/CairnsSaferStreets Cairns West

Free activities for Youth in Cairns More

Race 3 Dynamic in a Dress

Date: Sun 16 Aug
Time: 5:45am - 9:00am
Location: Redlynch State College

Contact: Lorraine Lawson 0417798444

Join Dynamic Running for the final race in our half marathon series. It doesn't matter if you missed the previous races. More

Woree Markets

Date: Sun 16 Aug
Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Cannon Park Racecourse car park, 585 Mulgrave Road, Woree

Contact: Alwin Koo 0449 045 054

Come along and find a treasure, or book a stall to sell your wares. More

National Science Week Kick Off Event

Date: Sun 16 Aug
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Mount Sheridan Plaza

Contact: Sari Lorner 40363150

Free activities for kids, Turtle Talks, demonstrations, aquarium presentation and more. More

Active Living Zumba - Brinsmead

Date: Mon 17 Aug
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Loridan Drive Park, Brinsmead

Cost: Free

Contact: Activities & Program Officer 07 4044 3715

Free Zumba fitness class, held weekly at Loridan Drive Park. More

Space+Place: Basketball @ Shang Park

Date: Mon 17 Aug
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Shang Park, Long Street, Mooroobool.

Cost: FREE

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Space+Place: Naytive Hip Hop @ Manoora Centre, Murray St

Date: Mon 17 Aug
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Manoora Centre, Murray St, Manoora

Cost: FREE

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Space+Place: Touch Football @ Cairns West School, Manunda

Date: Mon 17 Aug
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: Cairns West School, Mayers St, Manunda

Cost: FREE

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Guided tour of the Gardens

Date: Mon 17 Aug
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Leaving from the Friends House, Flecker Gardens, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Cost: Free

Discover the vast array of tropical plants. Tours led by volunteers from the Friends of Botanic Gardens. More

Active Living Fitness for All - Yorkeys Knob

Date: Mon 17 Aug
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Sims Esplanade, Yorkeys Knob

Cost: Free

Contact: Activities & Program Officer 07 4044 3715

Free entry-level fitness class for the whole family, held weekly at Sims Esplanade. More

Space+Place: Strong Families @ Cominos Place Park, Manunda

Date: Tue 18 Aug
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Cominos Place Park, Cominos place, Manunda

Cost: FREE

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Space+Place: Active Sports @ Jensen St Park, Manoora

Date: Tue 18 Aug
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Jensen St Park, Manoora

Cost: FREE

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Space+Place: Karate Kids @ Balaclava School, McCombe St Mooroobool

Date: Tue 18 Aug
Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Location: Balaclava School, Mccombe st, Mooroobool

Cost: FREE

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Space+Place: Street Soccer @ Cairns West School, Manunda

Date: Tue 18 Aug
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: Cairns West School, Mayers St, Manunda

Cost: FREE

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Gardens and Tanks precinct heritage tour

Date: Tue 18 Aug
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Collins Ave, Edge Hill

Cost: Free

Free history tour with volunteer guide every Tuesday. No bookings required. More

Free guided birdwatching tour

Date: Tue 18 Aug
Time: 8:30am - 10:30am
Location: Cairns Botanic Gardens, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Free guided tour with local birding legend John Seale every Tuesday morning. More

Active Living Fitness for All - Manunda

Date: Wed 19 Aug
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Harald Falge Park, Manunda

Cost: Free

Contact: Activities & Program Officer 07 4044 3715

Free entry-level fitness class for the whole family, held weekly at Harald Falge Park More

Space+Place: Skateboarding @ Shang Park, Mooroobool

Date: Wed 19 Aug
Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Shang Park, Long St, Mooroobool

Cost: FREE

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Space+Place: Hula Hoops @ Murray St Park, Manoora

Date: Wed 19 Aug
Time: 4:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Murray St Park, Murray St, Manoora

Cost: FREE. TO REGISTER CALL 4080 1000.

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Space+Place: Reading in the Park @ Murray St Park, Manoora

Date: Wed 19 Aug
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Murray St Park, Murray St Park,Manoora

Cost: FREE

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Guided tour of the Gardens

Date: Wed 19 Aug
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Leaving from the Friends House, Flecker Gardens, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Cost: Free

Discover the vast array of tropical plants. Tours led by volunteers from the Friends of Botanic Gardens. More

Active Living Seniors Fitness - Yorkeys Knob

Date: Wed 19 Aug
Time: 9:00am - 10:00am
Location: Sims Esplanade, Yorkeys Knob

Cost: Free

Contact: Activities & Program Officer 07 4044 3715

Free, weekly Seniors fitness class on Sims Esplanade. More

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Last updated: 16 June 2020