Chinese New Year

Gong Xi Fa Cai !  Xin Nian Kuai Le !

Chinese New Year is the longest and most important festivity in the Chinese lunar calendar. Cairns has a valued cultural and commercial relationship with China, and this is reflected in our enduring relationships with Zhanjiang, our Sister City, and Zhongshan, our Friendship City. Our Chinese Friendship Garden at the Cairns Botanic Gardens celebrates these important links.

Supported by Cairns Regional Council, the Cairns Chinese community hosts vibrant annual celebrations for Chinese New Year. The hugely popular festival showcases the city's rich Chinese heritage through music, dance and cultural performances, food, market stalls, and a parade featuring the traditional Chinese dragon, lions and the 12 zodiac animals.

In addition to thousands of local attendees, the annual Chinese New Year Festival attracts around 10,000 Chinese nationals to the city each year. Many of these visitors travel on specially-chartered flights from China to celebrate their important cultural holiday in Cairns.

Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series

Date: Sat 13 Jun
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Contact: Cairns Art Gallery 40464800

Cairns Art Gallery now featuring Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly series, limited time only! More

Destination North

Date: Sat 27 Jun - Sun 23 Aug
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Cairns Art Gallery

Contact: Cairns Art Gallery 0498101975

Four local artists have created new works on paper that celebrate and interrogate the natural environment of Far North Queensland. More

Shifting the Narrative: Alternative Histories

Date: Sat 27 Jun
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Cairns Art Gallery

Contact: Cairns Art Gallery 40464800

Explore diverse narratives around issues race, identity and place presented by the Cairns Art Gallery. More

Melanie Smith: Fordlandia

Date: Sat 27 Jun - Wed 26 Aug
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Cairns Art Gallery

Contact: Cairns Art Gallery 040464800

A visual narrative by a British-born artist. More

Basketball Queensland U14 Boys State Championship

Date: Thu 2 Jul - Sun 5 Jul
Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Early Settler Stadium, Cairns Basketball, 289 Aumuller Street, Manunda

Contact: Office Manager 0740412145

Basketball fans are invited to the Under 14 2020 Basketball Queensland State Championships held in Cairns. More

Palm Cove Markets

Date: Sun 5 Jul
Time: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Williams Esplanade Palm Cove

Contact: Ray or Brent 0424744698

100+ stalls, family friendly, free entry, free parking More

Recycling bin

Date: Mon 6 Jul
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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General waste

Date: Mon 6 Jul
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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General waste

Date: Mon 6 Jul
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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Active Living Zumba - Brinsmead

Date: Mon 6 Jul
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Loridan Drive Park, Brinsmead

Cost: Free

Contact: Activities & Program Officer 07 4044 3715

Free Zumba fitness class, held weekly at Loridan Drive Park. More

Active Living Fitness for All - Yorkeys Knob

Date: Mon 6 Jul
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Sims Esplanade, Yorkeys Knob

Cost: Free

Contact: Activities & Program Officer 07 4044 3715

Free entry-level fitness class for the whole family, held weekly at Sims Esplanade. More

Recycling bin

Date: Tue 7 Jul
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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Free guided birdwatching tour

Date: Tue 7 Jul
Time: 8:30am - 10:30am
Location: Cairns Botanic Gardens, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Free guided tour with local birding legend John Seale every Tuesday morning. More

Gardens and Tanks precinct heritage tour

Date: Tue 7 Jul
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Collins Ave, Edge Hill

Cost: Free

Free history tour with volunteer guide every Tuesday. No bookings required. More

General waste

Date: Tue 7 Jul
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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General waste

Date: Tue 7 Jul
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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General waste

Date: Tue 7 Jul
Time: 6:00am - 12:00am

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General waste

Date: Tue 7 Jul
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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Recycling bin

Date: Tue 7 Jul
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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Ned Kelly Hand Puppet

Date: Tue 7 Jul
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Cairns Art Gallery

Contact: Cairns Art Gallery 40464800

Get creative these School Holidays with Cairns Art Gallery! Take home your own Ned Kelly puppet in this workshop tailored to students aged 5-7. More

Active Living Fitness for All - Manunda

Date: Wed 8 Jul
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Harald Falge Park, Manunda

Cost: Free

Contact: Activities & Program Officer 07 4044 3715

Free entry-level fitness class for the whole family, held weekly at Harald Falge Park More

Active Living Seniors Fitness - Yorkeys Knob

Date: Wed 8 Jul
Time: 9:00am - 9:00am
Location: Sims Esplanade, Yorkeys Knob

Cost: Free

Contact: Activities & Program Officer 07 4044 3715

Free, weekly Seniors fitness class on Sims Esplanade. More

Recycling bin

Date: Wed 8 Jul
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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Recycling bin

Date: Wed 8 Jul
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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General waste

Date: Wed 8 Jul
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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General waste

Date: Wed 8 Jul
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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General waste

Date: Wed 8 Jul
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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General waste

Date: Wed 8 Jul
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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Ordinary Meeting - 8 July 2020

Date: Wed 8 Jul
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Council Chambers 3rd Floor, 119-145 Spence Street Cairns

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Ned Kelly Lamp

Date: Wed 8 Jul
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Cairns Art Gallery

Contact: Cairns Art Gallery 40467800

Explore the Sidney Nolan exhibition with Hayley Gillespie before decorating a plastic flowerpot with a Nolan inspired scene to create a simple, battery-powered night light. More

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