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Children's Events

For the young and the young at heart, there’s much family fun to be had at Tanks Arts Centre.

Our monthly Market Day is an ever-popular family event, held on the last Sunday of every month from April to November.  The Tanks Markets are a unique slice of cultural life in the tropics, with a blend of market stalls, free live music and gallery exhibitions. The Kids’ Tank arts workshops are a fun part of market day, offering children the opportunity to learn anything from how to write a short story to printmaking..

Tanks is also home to annual family events that are eagerly anticipated within the community.  The Cairns Children’s Festival in May is a dedicated and diverse one-day program to celebrate and support creativity, adventure and innovation for children and their families, and Carnival on Collins in September offers loads of free family fun as a signature event of Cairns Festival.

Lastly, there are always School Holiday and Weekly workshops programmed throughout the year, arts-based activities for all age groups.

If you are a children's entertainer or a workshop facilitator with a new and innovative idea the Tanks would like to hear from you. Contact us about your ideas


Bamboo Connect - Building Bridges by Co-Lab

Sat 7 Mar - Sun 19 Apr
Free

Co-Lab returns to the Cairns Children’s Festival with a new challenge for you. Can you build a bridge out of bamboo?
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