Events calendar

Event cancellations and changes due to COVID-19

Due to the unique and complex circumstances surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), many Council and 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.

What's on

This event calendar is provided as a service to residents and visitors to promote community events taking place within the Cairns Regional Council area. It is not an exhaustive list of all local community events. Unless the listing is for a Council-run event, Council is not responsible for the accuracy of information contained in these listings, nor does it endorse the events.

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 on the My Cairns app (free to download for Apple and Android devices):

Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series

Date: Sat 13 Jun
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Contact: Cairns Art Gallery 40464800

Cairns Art Gallery now featuring Sidney Nolan's Ned Kelly series, limited time only! More

Cairns Art Gallery Exhibition: Shifting the Narrative - Alternative Histories

Date: Sat 27 Jun
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Cairns Art Gallery

Contact: Cairns Art Gallery 40464800

Explore diverse narratives around issues race, identity and place presented by the Cairns Art Gallery. More

Cairns Art Gallery Exhibition: Melanie Smith - Fordlandia

Date: Sat 27 Jun - Wed 26 Aug
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Cairns Art Gallery

Contact: Cairns Art Gallery 040464800

A visual narrative by a British-born artist. More

Cairns Art Gallery Exhibition: Destination North

Date: Sat 27 Jun - Sun 23 Aug
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Cairns Art Gallery

Contact: Cairns Art Gallery 0498101975

Four local artists have created new works on paper that celebrate and interrogate the natural environment of Far North Queensland. More

Ned Kelly Hand Puppet (children's workshop)

Date: Tue 7 Jul
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Cairns Art Gallery

Contact: Cairns Art Gallery 40464800

Get creative these School Holidays with Cairns Art Gallery! Take home your own Ned Kelly puppet in this workshop tailored to students aged 5-7. More

Active Living Zumba - Edmonton

Date: Wed 8 Jul
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Ravizza Park, Edmonton

Cost: Free

Contact: Activities & Program Officer 07 4044 3715

Free weekly Zumba class in Ravizza Park. More

Active Living Fitness for All - Manunda

Date: Wed 8 Jul
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

Active Living Seniors Fitness - Yorkeys Knob

Date: Wed 8 Jul
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

Ordinary Meeting - 8 July 2020

Date: Wed 8 Jul
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Council Chambers 3rd Floor, 119-145 Spence Street Cairns

Ordinary Meeting - 8 July 2020 More

Ned Kelly Lamp (children's workshop)

Date: Wed 8 Jul
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Cairns Art Gallery

Contact: Cairns Art Gallery 40467800

Explore the Sidney Nolan exhibition with Hayley Gillespie before decorating a plastic flowerpot with a Nolan inspired scene to create a simple, battery-powered night light. More

Active Living Zumba - Gordonvale

Date: Thu 9 Jul
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Norman Park, Gordonvale

Cost: Free

Contact: Activities & Program Officer 07 4044 3715

Free Zumba fitness class for all ages & abilities, held weekly in Norman Park. More

Gardens and Tanks precinct heritage tour

Date: Thu 9 Jul
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Collins Ave, Edge Hill

Cost: Free

Free history tour with volunteer guide every Thursday. No bookings required. More

German Club 49th Birthday

Date: Sat 11 Jul
Time: 4:00pm - 11:59pm
Location: German Club Cairns 57 Winkworth Street Bungalow 4870

Contact: Chris Zilm 0478112489

Join The German Club to help celebrate their 49th birthday! More

Holloways Beach Seaside Markets

Date: Sun 12 Jul
Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Location: The Esplanade, Holloways Beach

Contact: Suzette 0431792906

The Holloways Beach Markets operate on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 8am to 1pm. They are large family markets and welcome everyone. Over 100 stalls including free face painting, food, plants, coffee and drinks, clothing, crafts and so much more. More

Crime and Justice Action Group Meet and Greet

Date: Sun 12 Jul
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Ryan Weare Park, Freshwater

Contact: Aaron McLeod 0414590110

Our Meet and Greet events are a great opportunity for victims of crime and their loved ones, businesses, stakeholders and new residents to build relationships with like-minded people for the good of our community. More

Raising a Champion

Date: Sun 12 Jul
Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: Norman ParkGordonvale

Contact: Carolyn

Information, question & answer session with Robert Barty (Father to Ash Barty) being interviewed by the Hon Curtis Pitt to give insight what it took for Ash, her Coach and family to become the World Number 1 Tennis Player. Suitable for Juniors and Parents. More

Active Living Zumba - Brinsmead

Date: Mon 13 Jul
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 13 Jul
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

Gardens and Tanks precinct heritage tour

Date: Tue 14 Jul
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 14 Jul
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

Active Living Zumba - Edmonton

Date: Wed 15 Jul
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Ravizza Park, Edmonton

Cost: Free

Contact: Activities & Program Officer 07 4044 3715

Free weekly Zumba class in Ravizza Park. More

Active Living Fitness for All - Manunda

Date: Wed 15 Jul
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

Active Living Seniors Fitness - Yorkeys Knob

Date: Wed 15 Jul
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

Active Living Zumba - Gordonvale

Date: Thu 16 Jul
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Norman Park, Gordonvale

Cost: Free

Contact: Activities & Program Officer 07 4044 3715

Free Zumba fitness class for all ages & abilities, held weekly in Norman Park. More

Gardens and Tanks precinct heritage tour

Date: Thu 16 Jul
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Collins Ave, Edge Hill

Cost: Free

Free history tour with volunteer guide every Thursday. No bookings required. More

Active Living Fitness for All - Edmonton

Date: Fri 17 Jul
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am
Location: Ravizza Park, Edmonton

Cost: Free

Contact: Activities & Program Officer 07 4044 3715

Free entry-level fitness class for the whole family, held weekly at Ravizza Park. More

Active Living Seniors Fitness - Trinity Beach

Date: Fri 17 Jul
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

Active Living Fitness for All - Trinity Beach

Date: Fri 17 Jul
Time: 9:00am - 10:00am
Location: Northern Beachfront, Vasey Esplanade, Trinity Beach

Cost: Free

Contact: Activities & Program Officer 07 4044 3715

Free entry-level fitness class for the whole family, held weekly on the foreshore at Trinity Beach. More

Hamburg Evening

Date: Fri 17 Jul
Time: 4:00pm - 11:30pm
Location: German Club Cairns 57 Winkworth Street Bungalow

Contact: Lotte Bullerjahn 0424 256 772

Come enjoy the food and feelz of Hamburg at the GCC. More

Race 2 Dynamic in a Dress

Date: Sat 18 Jul
Time: 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Location: Redlynch State College

Contact: Lorraine Lawson 0417798444

Join Dynamic Running and run 10km, 5km or 3km. Do the series and include 18 July and 15 August in as well! More

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Last updated: 16 June 2020