Upcoming events

COVID NOTICE: Events must operate in accordance with Queensland Government Covid Safe Event protocols and guidelines. Attendees should check with the event hosts for information about pre-registration, on-site check in requirements etc. We also recommend that you check the event status directly with the event organiser in case of last-minute cancellations or date changes.

This event calendar is provided as a service to residents and visitors to promote community events taking place within the Cairns Regional Council area. The information is submitted directly by the listed host; unless the listing is for a Council-run event, Council takes no responsibility for the accuracy of information nor does it endorse the events.  The event calendar does not constitute an exhaustive list of all local community events taking place in the Cairns Regional Council area.

Do you have a community-run, not-for-profit event, festival, celebration or important date that the Cairns community would like to know about? Submit your event for our What's On listing. Terms and conditions apply.

Additional event information can be found at:

Boats of Our People Exhibition

Date: Wed 5 May - Sat 29 May
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: The Court House

Contact: Cairns Regional Council 1300 69 22 47

Boats of Our People is an exhibition of artworks by children living in our region. More

Pac Ma'am and Copper Exhibition

Date: Wed 5 May - Sat 12 Jun
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: The Court House

Contact: Cairns Regional Council 1300 69 22 47

Inspired by the classic arcade games Pac Man and Frogger, Pac Ma’am and Copper offers a novel twist where the boundary between play and history vanishes. More

Putting the spotlight on volunteers

Date: Mon 17 May - Fri 18 Jun
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Cairns Regional Council foyer, 119-145 Spence St, Cairns

Contact: Tharaa Jose Mampilly 07 4041 7400

Putting the spotlight on volunteers Photographic Exhibition More

Space+Place: Deadly Ninjas @ Harald Falge Park, Manunda

Date: Tue 18 May
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Harald Falge Park, English St, Manunda

Cost: FREE

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Space+Place: Hip Hop Afro Dance @ Manoora

Date: Tue 18 May
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Manoora Community Centre, Murray St, Manoora

Cost: FREE

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Space+Place: Street Soccer @ Cairns West School, Manunda

Date: Tue 18 May
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: Cairns West School, Mayers St, Manunda

Cost: FREE

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Space+Place: MOVERE Movement Art

Date: Tue 18 May
Time: 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Location: Cairns West State School, Mayers St, Manunda

Cost: FREE

Free program specially designed for children and teens with special needs. More

Guided tour of the Gardens

Date: Tue 18 May
Time: 10:00am - 10:00am
Location: Leaving from the Friends House, Flecker Gardens, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Cost: Free

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

Active Living Seniors Fitness - Trinity Beach

Date: Tue 18 May
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

Cairns Libraries: Online adventures - Explore free tech training

Date: Tue 18 May
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Manunda Library, Raintrees Shopping Centre

Contact: Cairns Libraries 40443779

Explore online technology training resources available through Cairns Libraries website. More

4CA’s 85th Birthday Race Day

Date: Tue 18 May
Time: 12:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Cannon Park Racecourse 585-619 Mulgrave Road Woree QLD 4868

Contact: Cairns Jockey Club 07 4054 1203

4CA’s 85th Birthday Race Day at Cairns Jockey Club! More

Space+Place: Skateboarding @ Shang Park, Mooroobool

Date: Wed 19 May
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Shang Park, Mooroobool

Cost: FREE

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Guided tour of the Gardens

Date: Wed 19 May
Time: 10:00am - 10:00am
Location: Leaving from the Friends House, Flecker Gardens, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Cost: Free

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

Active Living Fitness for All - Manunda

Date: Wed 19 May
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

Space+Place: Basketball @ Murray St Manoora

Date: Wed 19 May
Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: 118 Murray St, Manoora

Cost: FREE

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Active Living Seniors Fitness - Yorkeys Knob

Date: Wed 19 May
Time: 9:00am - 10:00am
Location: Sims Esplanade, Yorkeys Knob

Cost: Free

Contact: Activities & Program Officer 07 4044 3715

Free, weekly Seniors fitness class on Sims Esplanade. More

Wednesday Rookies junior golf clinic

Date: Wed 19 May
Time: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Half Moon Bay Golf Club, Yorkeys Knob

Cost: $99

Contact: Graham Bolton 0435533724

Weekly golf clinic is for boys and girls from 6 to 12 years. More

Wednesday Rookies junior golf clinic (session 2)

Date: Wed 19 May
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Half Moon Bay Golf Club, Yorkeys Knob

Cost: $99

Contact: Graham Bolton 0435533724

Weekly golf clinic is for boys and girls from 6 to 12 years. More

Space+Place: Strong Families @ Mooroobool Hub

Date: Wed 19 May
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Mooroobool Hub

Cost: FREE

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Space+Place: Karate Kids @ Cairns West State School

Date: Wed 19 May
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: Cairns West State School, Mayers Street, Manunda

Cost: FREE

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Cairns Libraries: Tech Savvy Seniors technology skills sessions

Date: Wed 19 May
Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Stratford Library

Learn how to sign up to Gmail. More

Tech Savvy Seniors : Sign up for Gmail

Date: Wed 19 May
Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Stratford Library

Contact: Cairns Libraries 4044 3689

Learn how to sign up for Gmail at the free demonstration at Stratford Library More

Cairns Libraries: National Simultaneous Storytime

Date: Wed 19 May
Time: 11:00am - 11:30am
Location: Cairns City Library, Abbott Street, Cairns

Contact: Cairns Libraries 40443720

Special screening of NASA Astronaut Shannon Walker reading from the International Space Station. More

Cairns Libraries: Authors in the library

Date: Wed 19 May
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Smithfield Library

Contact: Cairns Libraries 40443689

Hear all about cyclones in literature by local author Chrystopher Spicer. More

GBRMG Games Gallop

Date: Wed 19 May
Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: McKenzie Street Parkland, Cairns Esplanade

Cost: $5 toward charity Kick-On

The Games Gallop kicks off the Great Barrier Reef Masters Games with a fun run in the name of charity and a healthy community. More

Guided tour of the Gardens

Date: Thu 20 May
Time: 10:00am - 10:00am
Location: Leaving from the Friends House, Flecker Gardens, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Cost: Free

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

Great Barrier Reef Masters Games (20-23 May 2021)

Date: Thu 20 May - Sun 23 May
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Various locations around Cairns.

Join more than 2000 participants aged 35 and over to celebrate Masters’ sport in the tropics. More

Disaster Readiness Community Pop Ups

Date: Thu 20 May
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Raintrees Shopping Centre

Contact: Sioux Campbell 0488980490

Get ready with the Cairns Disaster Management Team. More

Cairns Libraries: Online adventures - eResources for parents

Date: Thu 20 May
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Cairns City Library, Abbott Street, Cairns

Contact: Cairns Libraries 40443720

Explore online technology resources for parents to use with their families through the Cairns Libraries website. More

Cairns Libraries: Next Chapter Bookclub

Date: Thu 20 May
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Earlville Library - Stockland Shopping Centre

Join the library team to discuss what you are reading, what you have read, and what to read next! More

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Last updated: 05 February 2021