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Event cancellations and changes due to COVID-19

Due to the unique and complex circumstances surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), many community-run events have been cancelled or are subject to date changes.  We recommend that you check the event status directly with the event organiser.

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.

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.

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Event cancellations due to COVID-19 restrictions

Date: Fri 27 Mar - Sat 20 Jun
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am

Due to the unique and complex circumstances surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), many community-run events have been cancelled or are subject to date changes. Check event status directly with the organiser. More

A Dimension of Reconciliation - Historical Unity

Date: Tue 2 Jun
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

National Reconciliation Week 2020 webinar series More

A Dimension of Reconciliation - Unity

Date: Wed 3 Jun
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Reconciliation Week 2020 webinar series More

Cairns Art Gallery Reopening

Date: Sat 13 Jun
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Cairns Art Gallery Cnr of Abbott and Shields streets

Contact: Cairns Art Gallery 40464800

Cairns Art Gallery will reopen on 13 June More

North Queensland Branch Surf Life Saving 70th Anniversary

Date: Sat 20 Jun
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Shangri La Hotel, Cairns.

Contact: Irene 40491201

70th anniversary of Surf Lifesaving More

Australian Pole Sports Championships

Date: Sun 28 Jun
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Cairns Basketball Early Settler Stadium 289 Aumuller St, Manunda

Contact: Jude Perrett 0415317174

The Australian Pole Sport Championships includes categories for competitors aged 6 to 50+. 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

Tour of the Tropics

Date: Fri 31 Jul
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: The Cairns Esplanade, Cairns

Contact: Lee O'Dowd 0437 024 133

Tropical North Queensland road racing event. More

Cairns Cup Carnival Day One

Date: Sat 1 Aug
Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Cannon Park Racecourse 585 - 619 Mulgrave Road Woree QLD 4868

Contact: Cairns Jockey Club 40541203

Cairns Cup Day One More

Cairns Cup Day Two

Date: Sat 8 Aug
Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Cannon Park Racecourse 585 - 619 Mulgrave Road Woree QLD 4868

Contact: Cairns Jockey Club 40541203

Red Beret Hotel Cairns Cup Day 2 More

Cairns Swap Meet - Car, Bike and Truck Show

Date: Sun 9 Aug
Time: 6:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Cairns Showgrounds, Scott St entrance

Contact: James 0417451676

Car Show and Swap Meet raising money for childrens' charities in Far North Queensland. More

Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav 2020

Date: Sat 22 Aug
Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Edge Hill State School 254 Pease Street Edge Hill

Contact: Kiran Mishra 0404968379

Community celebration of Lord Ganesh More

2020 Kozii Iron Challenge

Date: Sat 29 Aug
Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Ellis Beach

Contact: Surf Life Saving North Queensland (07) 4049 1201

The Kozii Iron Challenge is a Surf Life Saving Queensland sporting and professional development event for athletes and coaches of all ages. 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

Oktoberfest 1

Date: Sat 3 Oct
Time: 12:00pm - 11:59pm
Location: German Club Cairns, 57 Winkworth Street, Bungalow 4870

Contact: Chris Zilm 0478112489

Oktoberfest More

Day of German Unity

Date: Sat 3 Oct
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: German Club Cairns, 57 Winkworth Street, Bungalow 4870

Contact: Chris Zilm 0478112489

Day of German Unity More

Oktoberfest for kids

Date: Fri 9 Oct
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Contact: Chris Zilm 0478112489

Oktoberfest for Kids program More

Cairns Relay for Life

Date: Sat 10 Oct - Sun 11 Oct
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00am
Location: Barlow Park, corner of Severin and Scott streets, Portsmith

Contact: Claire Hope 40475500

The annual Relay For Life raises vital funds for research, prevention, information and support services offered by the Cancer Council. More

Deepotsav 2020

Date: Sat 7 Nov
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Edge Hill State School 254 Pease Street Edge Hill

Contact: Kiran Mishra 0404968379

Celebrate the Diwali festival Deepotsav. More

Oseanica, Culinary Art

Date: Mon 7 Dec - Wed 9 Dec
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Cairns Convention Centre

Contact: Edward Stevens 0407118915

Three-day exhibition showcasing regional ingredients and products, waste solutions, sustainable management, Indigenous and Bush Tucker, and more. More

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Last updated: 26 March 2020