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 12 June 2020, the following events will not proceed as scheduled:

  • Cairns Airport Adventure Festival *
  • Cairns Show * (public holiday remains on Friday 17 July 2020)
  • Cairns Festival
  • Ironman Cairns (rescheduled to September 27)*
  • Relay For Life (rescheduled to October 10-11)*
  • Reef to Reef Mountain Bike Staged Race (including RRR)*
  • Red Hot Summer Tour *
  • Women's Masters Hockey *
  • Cairns Amateurs Carnival*
  • Cairns Indigenous Art Fair* (will proceed on a digital platform)
  • Mayor's Charity Golf Day
  • Seniors Week Positive Ageing Fair
  • Great Pyramid Race *

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: 03 July 2020