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):

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

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

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