Annual events

Cancellations due to COVID-19

Due to the unique and complex circumstances surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Council and/or major event organisers have made the decision to cancel or postpone some large-scale public events during 2020.  For non-Council ticketed events (marked * below), please contact the event organiser or ticketing agent for information on refunds.

As at 1 April 2020, the following events will not proceed as scheduled:

  • Makin' Markets on Shields Street
  • Anzac Day public commemorations at Cairns (Esplanade), Edge Hill, Stratford, Gordonvale and Babinda
  • Ecofiesta
  • Cairns Children's Festival
  • Cairns Airport Adventure Festival *
  • Cairns Show *
  • Ironman Cairns
  • Relay For Life
  • Red Hot Summer Tour *
  • Women's Masters Hockey *

All events at Tanks Arts Centre and Cairns Performing Arts Centre until 31 May 2020 have been cancelled. A full refund will be provided to the original ticket purchaser. There is no need to contact Ticketlink at this time. Ticket holders are asked to be patient. Read more on the Ticketlink website.

Major community events

Council hosts and supports many exciting community events each year. Choose from the list below or visit our What's On calendar for more upcoming events in the Cairns region.

January / February

March

April

May

June / July

August

September

October / November

December

Conferences, meetings and events

Cairns is a premier destination for national and international meetings, conferences and sporting events. Our world-class event facilities include the award-winning Cairns Convention Centre, which has been ranked as the World's Best Congress Centre (AIPC APEX Award 2014).

If you are interested in hosting a conference, meeting or sporting event in the Cairns region, contact Tourism Tropical North Queensland on +61 7 4015 1221 or visit the TTNQ website.

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Last updated: 08 April 2020