Upcoming events

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:

International Day of Peace celebration

Date: Fri 21 Sep
Time: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Cairns Esplanade north side of the Lagoon.

Contact: Geoff Holland 0499 658 764

Celebrate the International Day of Peace 2018. More

Youth Urban Art Project Community Celebration

Date: Fri 21 Sep
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Murray Park, Manoora

Cost: FREE

Contact: Jennifer Thompson 4044 3690

A free Community event in Murray Park 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

Cairns Tennis International Pro Tour (16-23 Sept)

Date: Sun 16 Sep
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Cairns Tennis Centre, 356 Sheridan St, Cairns

Contact: Jen Rees 0455 868 864

Free entry for spectators! Enjoy the feast on and off court during this week-long Pro Tour event. More

White Rock Clean Up

Date: Sat 22 Sep
Time: 7:30am - 11:30am
Location: Bak Park, White Rock

Join the Great Northern Clean Up More

Mount Sheridan Clean Up

Date: Sat 22 Sep
Time: 7:30am - 11:30am
Location: Crowleys Park, Forest Gardens, Mount Sheridan.

Join the Great Northern Clean Up More

Animal Education Day

Date: Sat 22 Sep
Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Norman Park, 67-71 Gordon Street, Gordonvale

Contact: Nicola Millen 0423 499 967

A FREE fun-filled family day with an information-packed program of events More

Gordonvale Clean Up

Date: Sat 22 Sep
Time: 8:30am - 11:30am
Location: Greenpatch Reserve, Bruce Highway, Gordonvale.

Join the Great Northern Clean Up More

Sculpture Botanica workshop

Date: Sat 22 Sep
Time: 9:30am - 3:00pm
Location: Tank 3, Tanks Art Centre, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Cost: Adults $15, Student/Concession $10

Learn how to make birds from salvaged wood and found natural objects in this workshop as part of Sculpture Botanica. More

Corks 2 Forks

Date: Sat 22 Sep
Time: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Petersen Park, Edmonton

Cost: $5 entry fee

Contact: Bec Dent 4031 0354

Family food and entertainment experience More

Cairns Tennis International Pro Tour (16-23 Sept)

Date: Sun 16 Sep
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Cairns Tennis Centre, 356 Sheridan St, Cairns

Contact: Jen Rees 0455 868 864

Free entry for spectators! Enjoy the feast on and off court during this week-long Pro Tour event. More

Ellis Beach Clean Up

Date: Sun 23 Sep
Time: 7:30am - 11:30am
Location: Ellis Beach

Join the Great Northern Clean Up More

Fitzroy Island Clean Up

Date: Sun 23 Sep
Time: 9:30am - 1:30pm
Location: Fitzroy Island

Join the Great Northern Clean Up More

Yoga in the Gallery

Date: Mon 6 Aug
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Cost: $70 non-members; $56 Gallery members

Guided yoga at the Gallery; 5-class pass valid for two months. More

School Holiday Art workshops (24-28 September)

Date: Mon 24 Sep - Fri 28 Sep
Time: 10:00am - 3:30pm
Location: Cairns Art Gallery, Corner Abbott and Shields Street, Cairns City

Cost: Members prices available

Contact: Marian Wolfs 4046 4800

Cairns Art Gallery is offering a range of fun, creative and stimulating art workshops More

Free guided birdwatching tour

Date: Tue 9 Jan
Time: 8:30am - 10:30am
Location: Meet at Friends House in the Flecker Garden.

Free bird watching guided walk every Tuesday commencing at 8.30am. Bring binoculars and wear walking shoes. More

Industry 4.0 breakfast seminar

Date: Tue 25 Sep
Time: 7:00am - 9:00am
Location: Pullman Cairns International 17 Abbott Street Cairns

Contact: Vickie Rapkins 3244 1756

Industry 4.0 is a key enabler of advanced manufacturer. More

Legal Structures for Business workshop

Date: Tue 25 Sep
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: 4/194 McLeod Street, Cairns City

Contact: Young Entrepreners Project 0488047111

Learn about the pros and cons of each entity type, plus general legal tips for setting up your business. More

Women’s Get Out Get Active - Edge Hill to Stratford Cycle

Date: Thu 27 Sep
Time: 7:50am - 10:00am
Location: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Collins Ave, Edge Hill

Cost: Free

Women’s Get Out Get Active – Edge Hill to Stratford Cycle (optional trail walk following) More

Payroll Tax seminar

Date: Thu 27 Sep
Time: 8:00am - 10:00am
Location: Brothers, 99–107 Anderson Street, Manunda QLD 4870

Contact: Queensland Office of State Revenue 1300 300 734

Learn about payroll tax obligations, grouping and contractor provisions, compliance and more. More

This four week program will focus on adult’s skills in improving confidence, learning basic skills  in non traffic areas and getting to know some of the wonderful bike paths we have on offer.   These workshops normally run for up to two hours on a Sunday and will lead in to gaining confidence to join our Sundays Mother’s Day Ride event.
8am - 10am
Session 1  SUN 22 APR
Session 2  SUN  29 APR
Session 3  SUN 6 May
Session 4 SUN 13 May - Mothers Day ride
On Sunday 22 April 2018 at 8:00am

Location

Esplanade Carpark
McKenzie Street (esplanade end of McKenzie Street,  Cairns, QLD 4870

Last updated: 11 April 2018