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

Date: Wed 5 Aug - Sun 4 Oct
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Cairns Art Gallery

Contact: Cairns Art Gallery 40464800

Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly series extended to 4th October 2020! At the Cairns Art Gallery A National Gallery of Australia exhibition More

Tropical Tropes

Date: Fri 28 Aug - Sun 18 Oct
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Cairns Art Gallery

Contact: Cairns Art Gallery 40464800

Tropical Tropes brings together works by six artists who are represented in the Gallery’s Permanent Collection. More

Introduction to Printmaking - 6 week Course

Date: Sat 12 Sep - Sat 17 Oct
Time: 8:45am - 4:00pm
Location: Inkmasters Print Workshop, 55 Greenslopes St, Cairns

Contact: InkMasters Cairns 0439996141

Introduction to Printmaking - 6 week Course More

Great Barrier Reef Underwater Film Festival

Date: Sat 19 Sep
Time: 6:00pm - 10:30pm
Location: Cairns Performing Arts Centre

Contact: Clint Carroll 40411635

The Great Barrier Reef Underwater Film Festival is a showcase of images and films of the magical underwater world that is the GBR. More

Woree Markets

Date: Sun 20 Sep
Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Cannon Park Racecourse car park, 585 Mulgrave Road, Woree

Contact: Alwin Koo 0449 045 054

Come along and find a treasure, or book a stall to sell your wares. More

Suncorp Super Netball Round 13

Date: Sun 20 Sep
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Melbourne Vixens up against the Queensland Firebirds in Cairns to celebrate Indigenous Round. More

Sustainable House Day

Date: Sun 20 Sep
Time: 2:45pm - 3:25pm
Location: This is an online event: To register, visit the Sustainable House Day website

Cost: Free

Take an online tour through four Cairns houses that have been built or renovated to reduce their impact on the environment. The session is part of Sustainable House Day. More

Guided tour of the Gardens

Date: Mon 21 Sep
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 21 Sep
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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General waste

Date: Mon 21 Sep
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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General waste

Date: Mon 21 Sep
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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Space+Place Volleyball school holiday program @ Harald Falge Park

Date: Mon 21 Sep - Mon 21 Dec
Time: 3:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Harald Falge Park, Lennon St, Manunda

Cost: FREE

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Active Living Zumba - Brinsmead

Date: Mon 21 Sep
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 21 Sep
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

Space+Place: Youth Yarns @ Mooroobool Hub

Date: Mon 21 Sep
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: Cominos Place Park, Cominos place, Manunda

Cost: FREE

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ARC Disability Services Resource Centre Open Morning

Date: Mon 21 Sep
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: ARC Disability Services Inc. 92 Little Street Manunda

Contact: Lyzette du Buisson 0740463612

ARC Disability Services are holding a Open Morning for parents or people working with a verified disability student. They are welcome to attend and look at our resources on display in our Resource Centre as well as on our Mobile Service. All our resources are in line with the National Curriculum and our aim is to include all disability students in achieving their learning goals. More

Wurst Quiz Night of the Year

Date: Mon 21 Sep
Time: 4:00pm - 11:30pm
Location: German Club Cairns

Contact: Chris Zilm 0478112489

Team trivia and dinner at the German Club. More

General waste

Date: Tue 22 Sep
Time: 6:00am - 12:00am

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General waste

Date: Tue 22 Sep
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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General waste

Date: Tue 22 Sep
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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Space+Place: School Holidays Aussie Footy skills + drills @ Shang Park, Mooroobool

Date: Tue 22 Sep - Thu 22 Oct
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Shang Park, Long St, Mooroobool

Cost: FREE

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Space+Place: Deadly Fun Games @ Murray St Park

Date: Tue 22 Sep - Thu 22 Oct
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Murray St Park, Murray St, Manoora

Cost: FREE

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General waste

Date: Tue 22 Sep
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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Gardens and Tanks precinct heritage tour

Date: Tue 22 Sep
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

Free guided birdwatching tour

Date: Tue 22 Sep
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

Recycling bin

Date: Tue 22 Sep
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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Recycling bin

Date: Tue 22 Sep
Time: 6:00am - 6:00pm

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Still life Drawing for kids with yixy

Date: Tue 22 Sep
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Cairns Art Gallery

Contact: Cairns Art Gallery 40464800

Still-life drawing Yixy Ruan, Artist Tuesday, 22 September 2020 For kids 7 - 10 years COST: $16 ($19 non-members) More

Still Life drawing for Teens with Yixy

Date: Tue 22 Sep
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Cairns Art Gallery

Contact: Cairns Art Gallery 40464800

Still-life drawing Yixy Ruan workshop Artist Tuesday, 22 September 2020 For teens 11 - 14 years More

Space+Place Volleyball school holiday program @ Harald Falge Park

Date: Mon 28 Sep - Mon 28 Dec
Time: 3:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Harald Falge Park, Lennon St, Manunda

Cost: FREE

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

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