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.

Northern Landscapes: Six Viewpoints

Date: Fri 9 Oct - Sun 29 Nov
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Cairns Art Gallery

Contact: Cairns Art Gallery 40464800

Northern Landscapes: Six Viewpoints An important focus of the Gallery’s Permanent Collection is the representation of landscape by artists from the region or those visiting the region of far north Queensland More

Free green waste drop off and sandbag collection 21-29 November

Date: Sat 21 Nov - Sun 29 Nov
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Portsmith, Gordonvale, Smithfield, Babinda

Drop off domestic green waste and collect sandbags for FREE, 21-29 November 2020 More

Space+Place: Naytive Hip Hop @ Mooroobool

Date: Thu 26 Nov
Time: 5:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Shang Park, Long Street, Mooroobool

Cost: FREE

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Active Living Zumba - Gordonvale

Date: Thu 26 Nov
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Norman Park, Gordonvale

Cost: Free

Contact: Activities & Program Officer 07 4044 3715

Free Zumba fitness class for all ages & abilities, held weekly in Norman Park. More

Space+Place: Strong Families @ Mooroobool Hub

Date: Thu 26 Nov
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Mooroobool Hub, Long St

Cost: FREE

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Space+Place: Street Soccer @ Harald Falge Park, Manunda

Date: Thu 26 Nov
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Harald Falge Park, Lennon St, Manunda

Cost: FREE

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Space+Place: Aussie Footy skills @ Cairns West State School

Date: Thu 26 Nov
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: Ciarns West State School, Mayers Street, Manunda

Cost: FREE

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Active Living Seniors Fitness - Trinity Beach

Date: Fri 27 Nov
Time: 9:00am - 10:00am
Location: Northern Beachfront, Vasey Esplanade, Trinity Beach

Cost: Free

Contact: Activities & Program Officer 07 4044 3715

Beginner level seniors’ interval training class, held weekly on the beachfront. More

Active Living Fitness for All - Trinity Beach

Date: Fri 27 Nov
Time: 9:00am - 10:00am
Location: Northern Beachfront, Vasey Esplanade, Trinity Beach

Cost: Free

Contact: Activities & Program Officer 07 4044 3715

Free entry-level fitness class for the whole family, held weekly on the foreshore at Trinity Beach. More

Recycling bin

Date: Fri 27 Nov
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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Recycling bin

Date: Fri 27 Nov
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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General waste

Date: Fri 27 Nov
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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Space+Place: Running + Walking, Murray St Park, Manoora

Date: Fri 27 Nov
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: 118 Murray St, Manoora

Cost: FREE

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Space+Place: Tennis Hot Shots @ Balaclava School

Date: Fri 27 Nov
Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Location: Balaclava School, Mulgrave Rd, Mooroobool

Cost: FREE

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General waste

Date: Fri 27 Nov
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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Guided tour of the Gardens

Date: Fri 27 Nov
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Leaving from the Friends House, Flecker Gardens, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Cost: Free

Discover the vast array of tropical plants. Tours led by volunteers from the Friends of Botanic Gardens. More

General waste

Date: Fri 27 Nov
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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Space+Place: Basketball @ Shang Park

Date: Fri 27 Nov
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Shang Park, Long Street, Mooroobool.

Cost: FREE

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General waste

Date: Fri 27 Nov
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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Active Living Fitness for All - Edmonton

Date: Fri 27 Nov
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am
Location: Ravizza Park, Edmonton

Cost: Free

Contact: Activities & Program Officer 07 4044 3715

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

Chemist Warehouse WNBL season - Townsville v Southside

Date: Sat 28 Nov
Time: 4:00am - 6:00am
Location: Cairns pop-up arena

The Townsville Fire will host the Southside Flyers in Round 3 of the 2020 Chemist Warehouse WNBL season at Cairns Pop-Up Arena! More

STEAM with a Theme (2 sessions)

Date: Sat 28 Nov
Time: 9:00am - 11:30am
Cost: Free workshop with Museum entry ($6 kids + $15/$12 adults non-Members, Members free.)

Tour the Museum and explore transport over time, then create and build your very own model. More

Getting in the mood for Christmas - concert in the Parklands

Date: Sat 28 Nov
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Munro Martin Parklands

Cost: $20-$28 per person

Contact: Ticketlink 1300 855 835

Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with an impressive line-up of singing, dancing and musical performers! More

Space+Place: Taggin in the Park @ Shang Park, Mooroobool

Date: Sun 29 Nov
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Shang Park, Long St, Mooroobool

Cost: FREE

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Tanks Markets

Date: Sun 29 Nov
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Tanks Arts Centre precinct, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

The Tanks Markets showcase a wide range of locally made products. More

Round 3 Chemist Warehouse WNBL

Date: Sun 29 Nov
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Cairns pop-up arena

Round 3 of the 2020 Chemist Warehouse WNBL season at Cairns Pop-Up Arena! More

Guided tour of the Gardens

Date: Mon 30 Nov
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Leaving from the Friends House, Flecker Gardens, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Cost: Free

Discover the vast array of tropical plants. Tours led by volunteers from the Friends of Botanic Gardens. More

Recycling bin

Date: Mon 30 Nov
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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General waste

Date: Mon 30 Nov
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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General waste

Date: Mon 30 Nov
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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