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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.

Additional event information can be found at:

Event cancellations due to COVID-19 restrictions

Date: Fri 27 Mar - Tue 28 Apr
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

Webinar: COVID-19 Q&A with Hon. Shannon Fentiman, Minister for Employment and Small Business

Date: Fri 3 Apr
Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm
Cost: Free

Give feedback and ask a question directly of Small Business Minister Shannon Fentiman about the Queensland Government’s coronavirus response. More

Webinar 2: Business planning/strategies in response to Covid-19

Date: Mon 6 Apr
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Cost: Free

TAFE will provide information and templates to help you develop strategies to respond to business impacts of COVID-19. More

Webinar 2: Business planning/strategies in response to Covid-19

Date: Thu 9 Apr
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Cost: Free

TAFE will provide information and templates to help you develop strategies to respond to business impacts of COVID-19. More

Webinar 1: Managing cash flow in response to Covid-19

Date: Tue 14 Apr
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Cost: Free

TAFE will provide practical information for small businesses on effective cash flow management in times of financial crisis. More

Webinar 1: Managing cash flow in response to Covid-19

Date: Wed 15 Apr
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Cost: Free

TAFE will provide practical information for small businesses on effective cash flow management in times of financial crisis. More

Webinar 2: Business planning/strategies in response to Covid-19

Date: Thu 16 Apr
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Cost: Free

TAFE will provide information and templates to help you develop strategies to respond to business impacts of COVID-19. More

Webinar 3: Business mentoring panel

Date: Mon 20 Apr
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cost: Free

Interactive webinar with a panel of small business experts covering accounting, finance, legal and turnaround issues. 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

Cairns Relay for Life

Date: Sat 25 Jul - Sun 26 Jul
Time: 1:00pm - 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

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

Hekili Outriggers Canoe Club GBROC - The Mini G (Day 2)

Date: Sat 8 Aug
Time: 3:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Starts at the northern end of Yorkey's Knob Foreshore

Contact: Jude Kennedy 0417 030 957

A 45km downwind race from Yorkeys Knob to Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas More

Hekili Outriggers Canoe Club GBROC - The Mini G (Day 1)

Date: Sun 9 Aug
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Starts at the Sugar Terminal Boat Ramp, Trawler Base Road, Portsmith

Contact: Jude Kennedy 0417 030 957

A 17km race from Cairns Marlin Marina to Yorkeys Knob Main Beach 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

Battle of The Brains Trivia Night

Date: Fri 28 Aug
Time: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Bluewater Bar & Grill

Pyjama Foundation Trivia night 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

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

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Last updated: 26 March 2020