Upcoming events

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:

Sculpture Botanica display (12-27 October)

Date: Fri 12 Oct - Sat 27 Oct
Time: 7:00am - 7:00am
Location: Botanic Gardens precinct as well as the Red Arrow walking track. One installation will be in Sugarworld Gardens.

Cost: FREE

Contact: Lorraine Smith

Fourteen works of local art to check out More

Tropical Gaze Art exhibition (12 October - 4 November)

Date: Fri 12 Oct
Time: 6:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Tank 4, Tanks Arts Centre, 46 Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Contact: Destiny Rogers 0447 777 495

A family friendly exhibition with an eclectic mix of mediums and styles More

Ravizza Playtime

Date: Wed 10 Oct
Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
Location: Ravizza Park, or Hambledon House

Cost: FREE

Fun activities for families with young children. More

Ride2Work

Date: Wed 17 Oct
Time: 6:30am - 8:30am

Ride2Work Day 2018 Cairns Esplanade, free barbeque More

Learning to Relax workshop

Date: Wed 17 Oct
Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: Cancer Council Queensland, 169 Aumuller Street, Bungalow

Contact: Cancer Council Queensland 13 11 20

Introducing relaxing therapy into daily life for anyone effected by cancer More

History tours of the Tanks and Botanic Gardens Precinct

Date: Thu 5 Jul
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Collins Ave, Edge Hill

Cost: FREE - bookings essential

Free history tour of the Tanks and Botanic Gardens every Thursday commencing at 10:00am More

Crystal Cascades Walk

Date: Thu 18 Oct
Time: 8:50am - 11:00am
Cost: Free

Contact: Renee Ker 4044 3227

Join us for a social 2.4km walk at Crystal Cascades, accessible to all. More

Sugarworld Playtime

Date: Fri 12 Oct
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: Sugarland Parklands (under the raintree)

Cost: FREE

Fun activities for families with young children. More

Isabella State School Fete

Date: Fri 19 Oct
Time: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Isabella SS Walker Rd, Edmonton

Contact: Sara Kernbach

Annual Fete with heaps of stalls and rides to enjoy. More

Centenary of Armistice concert

Date: Fri 19 Oct
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: All Saints Theatre, St Andrew's Catholic College, 209 Redlynch Intake Road, Redlynch

Contact: Leanne Wallace 4039 5200

Musical presentation for the whole family More

Esplanade market

Date: Sat 6 Jan
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Cairns Esplanade, next to the Lagoon

The Esplanade markets are held every Saturday against the backdrop of the Cairns waterfront. More

Women’s Get Out Get Active - Aloomba Cycle

Date: Sun 21 Oct
Time: 7:50am - 10:00am
Cost: Free

Contact: Renee Ker 4044 3227

Women’s Get Out Get Active - Aloomba Cycle More

Woree Markets

Date: Sun 21 Oct
Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Cannon Park Racecourse Car Park, Woree.

Contact: Alwin Koo 0449 045 054

Garage sale style, Trash and Treasure Markets. More

Youth Active Games: Gordonvale Junior Soccer

Date: Mon 8 Oct
Time: 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Location: Kenrick Park, Dempsey Street, Gordonvale.

Cost: FREE

Come and play, every Monday afternoon during Term 4 More

Yoga in the Gallery

Date: Mon 6 Aug
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Cost: $70 non-members; $56 Gallery members

Guided yoga at the Gallery; 5-class pass valid for two months. More

Free guided birdwatching tour

Date: Tue 9 Jan
Time: 8:30am - 10:30am
Location: Meet at Friends House in the Flecker Garden.

Free bird watching guided walk every Tuesday commencing at 8.30am. Bring binoculars and wear walking shoes. More

Woree Playtime

Date: Tue 9 Oct
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: Woree State School

Cost: FREE

Fun activities for families with young children. More

Youth Active Games: Edmonton

Date: Tue 9 Oct
Time: 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Location: Ravizza Park, Edmonton.

Cost: FREE

Come and play, every Tuesday afternoon during Term 4 More

Ravizza Playtime

Date: Wed 10 Oct
Time: 9:30am - 11:30am
Location: Ravizza Park, or Hambledon House

Cost: FREE

Fun activities for families with young children. More

History tours of the Tanks and Botanic Gardens Precinct

Date: Thu 5 Jul
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Collins Ave, Edge Hill

Cost: FREE - bookings essential

Free history tour of the Tanks and Botanic Gardens every Thursday commencing at 10:00am More

FNQ Regional Projects forum

Date: Thu 25 Oct
Time: 7:00am - 11:00am
Location: Mezzanine Level, Cairns Convention Centre, Corner Wharf and Sheridan Streets, Cairns

Cost: $65 per person

Contact: Joan Tapp 4037 3209

Helping business's be part of the exciting projects coming up in the Far North More

Sugarworld Playtime

Date: Fri 12 Oct
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: Sugarland Parklands (under the raintree)

Cost: FREE

Fun activities for families with young children. More

Esplanade market

Date: Sat 6 Jan
Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Cairns Esplanade, next to the Lagoon

The Esplanade markets are held every Saturday against the backdrop of the Cairns waterfront. More

Cairns Bonsai Society 25th Annual exhibition (27-28 October)

Date: Sat 27 Oct - Sun 28 Oct
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Cairns Botanical Gardens Visitors Centre, Collins Ave, Edge Hill

Contact: Grace Davis 0428 472 243

Celebrating their 25th annual exhibition, the Cairns Bonsai Society have their wonderful Bonsais on display. More

Operation Fur-Ever Home

Date: Sat 27 Oct
Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Cannon Park Racecourse, Woree

Council is joining forces with local rehoming organisations to find fur-ever homes for rescue cats and dogs. More

2018 Baby Welcoming Ceremony

Date: Sat 27 Oct
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Council invites proud parents to introduce their precious bundle as a new resident to the Cairns Community. More

Gordonvale Girl Guides Cent Sale

Date: Sat 27 Oct
Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Location: Gordonvale Primary School

Contact: Jamie Cannon 0419 668097

Girl Guides fundraiser. Entry includes lucky door ticket and afternoon tea. More

Youth Active Games: Gordonvale Junior Soccer

Date: Mon 8 Oct
Time: 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Location: Kenrick Park, Dempsey Street, Gordonvale.

Cost: FREE

Come and play, every Monday afternoon during Term 4 More

Yoga in the Gallery

Date: Mon 6 Aug
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Cost: $70 non-members; $56 Gallery members

Guided yoga at the Gallery; 5-class pass valid for two months. More

Free guided birdwatching tour

Date: Tue 9 Jan
Time: 8:30am - 10:30am
Location: Meet at Friends House in the Flecker Garden.

Free bird watching guided walk every Tuesday commencing at 8.30am. Bring binoculars and wear walking shoes. More

Last updated: 08 October 2018