Celebrate what's great about our nation at local Australia Day events!
Cairns Regional Council is proud to present and/or support Australia Day events for the Cairns community.
Council proudly presents Australia Day celebrations in two locations each year, one based in the city on the Esplanade and the second based at the Northern Beaches. The Northern Beach location rotates between three beaches: Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob and Palm Cove. There will also be a community-run event down south, this year to be held in Edmonton.
Great Australian Bites - Australia Day on the Esplanade
Cairns Regional Council in partnership with the Queensland Government are hosting a Great Australian Bites event this Australia Day. Celebrate the best of what Cairns has to offer at this community event.
When: Sunday 26th January 2020, 10am - 2pm
Where: Inside The Pier Shopping Centre
What: Local restaurants from The Pier Shopping Centre in conjunction with Taste Paradise will be selling bite size tasting plates featuring local ingredients, including Waterbar and Grill Steakhouse, Piato Mediterranean Cuisine, Coffee Bean Estate, The Backyard, Tha Fish and Ochre Restaurant.
Hit FM will be on site on the day judging the Vegemite fingerpainting competition, with prizes including Taipans tickets, Wildlife Habitat family passes, restaurant vouchers, hampers and wine. There will also be giveaways and free entertainment for the kids.
"Connecting Ancient Cultures" performance by CADCAI Lions and MINJIL Indigenous dancers
Stone Alley performance
Hit FM Vegemite Finger painting Heat 1
Hit FM Vegemite Finger painting Heat 2
Bobby Maguire performance
Hit FM Vegemite Finger painting Heat 3
Left Unsupervised performance
BBQ at the Beach
Enjoy a community event to celebrate what's great about our nation at Yorkeys Knob.
When: Sunday 26th January 2020, 7am to 2pm
Where: Northern end of Sims Esplanade
FREE sausage sizzle, food and market stalls, live music and entertainment, beach activities, raffles, prizes, face painting, jumping castle and cutting of the Australia Day cake.
Come and say hello to the Cairns American Car Club, local firies and police, Cairns Vintage Car and Harley Clubs and the dancers from Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park.
Presented by Cairns Regional Council, and organised by Yorkeys Knob Community Progress and Residents Association, Multy Cut Meats and Triple M.
Edmonton plays host to this year's southern community celebration.
Come out to Sugarworld Parkland at Edmonton.
FREE BBQ, tea and coffee and lamingtons. There's games and competitions for the whole family to enjoy including face painting, Tug of War, Pie Eating, Thong Throwing and Weet Box Eating.
Bring the whole family.
Become an Australia Day celebrations sponsor!
By getting behind Australia Day celebrations, you will be directly contributing to the well being of our community and the liveability of our city. Investing in this event will help you reach local target markets and showcase your products and services.
Download a sponsorship prospectus ( PDF, 7.55 MB ) or contact Sarah Campbell, Coordinator Event Delivery on 07 4044 3261 or email@example.com
Busy events can be quite stressful for your animal. Please consider the wellbeing of your pet and other event attendees and please keep your pet at home during busy events.