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07/10/2015 - 23/12/2015
International Comedy Magic sensation and world record breaking illusionist Ben Murphy will be in Cairns from 7th October - 23rd December at Velvet Underground.
With Vegas showgirls, Cabaret Performers, Audience interaction, stunts and breathtaking illusion Ben and his girls will take Magic and Illusion to a whole new level.
12/12/2015 - 12/12/2015
Brisbane Roar VS Wellington Phoenix
In the Hyundai A-League Brisbane Roar and Wellington Phoenix will head to the Far North to play at the Cazaly's Stadium on December 12.
Get your tickets now to the A-League game right here on our doorstep.
Carols by Candlelight 2015
In 2015 the Cairns Carols by Candlelight hosted by Cairns Regional Council will on be Sunday 13th December from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at Fogarty Park on Cairns Esplanade.
This fun, family friendly event not only provides festive entertainment but assists in raising funds to provide much needed hampers to 800 less fortunate members of the community.
As usual the event will include live music, choirs, talented locals and Santa himself.
Christmas Day Lunch
Celebrate the festive season at CHB - Rydges Esplanade Resort on 25th December, complete with all inclusive drink and food options, a visit from Santa himself, and great Christmas spirit.
Phone: (07) 4044 9022 and speak to Fiona today to book your table!
31/12/2015 - 01/01/2017
New Year's Eve 2015
Welcome 2016 on the Cairns Esplanade 31st December! See market stalls, local performances, free entertainment, and the famous NYE fireworks at both 9pm for the little ones and 12pm for everyone else!
Rydges Esplanade is located on the Cairns Esplanade just a short 6 minute stroll to all the action.
Our Ocean View rooms offer gorgeous views of the waterfront and the Cairns Esplanade for the firework displays! Book now to avoid disappointment.
15/01/2016 - 25/01/2016
Phantom of the Opera
See Phantom of the Opera at Cairns Civic Theatre between 15-25th January for the very last show at the Civic.
The timeless tale and award winning musical will be led by the talented team of Directors; Joanne Wright and Venera Walsh.
Australia Day 2016
Australia Day is celebrated each year on January 26th and commemorates the first landing in Australia by Captain Arthur Phillip.
Celebrate Australia Day in true Tropical North Queensland style with free, fun entertainment on the Cairns Esplanade including 3 local bands from 2.00pm, the perfect way to end the first long sunny weekend of the year in celebration of Australia Day
07/02/2016 - 07/02/2016
Guy Sebastian will hit the stage of the Cairns Convention Centre on 7th February 2016 as part of his You....Me....Us... Tour!
In January 2016 Guy Sebastian heads out on his first regional tour in more than 2 years! With a new hit single set to be released in November 2015 Guy will be showcasing new songs from his forthcoming album and performing all his hits
14/02/2016 - 14/02/2016
Valentines Day 2016
14th February - we all know the date. The day where outrageous expressions of love are acceptable.
If you're feeling the love and want to treat someone special, look no further than Rydges Esplanade!
CHB Fire and Ice is open daily from 6pm and boasts a huge range of meats cooked to your liking, fresh seafood, cheese platters, dessert and much more!
If you are after a night away - we have you covered!
Spacious, comfortable rooms with our famous Rydges Dream Beds, breathtaking views and the convenience of being just a 5 minute stroll to the CBD and lagoon precinct.
06/03/2016 - 06/03/2016
NQ Wedding & Formal Expo
The NQ Wedding & Formal Expo is back at the Cairns Convention Centre again for another year on 6th March with 150+ exhibitors and bigger than ever!
Organiser Danielle says Cairns' Expo was so successful in 2015 that it will play host to the NQ Wedding and Formal expo for many years to come.
See booths of photography, makeup artistry, cake tasting, bridal accessories and celebrants to name a few.
19/03/2016 - 19/03/2016
PBR Invitational 2016
It's a showdown like no other at the Cairns Convention Centre on 19 March over three massive hours – twenty-two riders all eager for glory as battle to overcome the power of the 52 most extreme bucking bulls.
Eight seconds of glory, or a lifetime of pain? Returning after the sold our 2015 tour.
19/03/2016 - 19/03/2016
Earth Hour 2016
Earth Hour is back for 2015, encouraging millions of people across the globe to turn off non-essential lighting for 1 hour from 8.30pm on 19th March to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.
However Earth Hour goes much further than just one hour by uniting the globe community and inspiring us to make big and small changes to our daily habits that are changing the world we live in.
20/03/2016 - 21/03/2016
Cairns will be welcoming Melanoma Institute Australia back to their town in March 2016, as the community bands together to march toward a cure. The Cairns Esplanade will play host to the second annual Melenoma March.
Nicole Brown will be hosting this event in memory of her sister Mardi Fletcher. Nicole is a dedicated supporter of Melanoma Institute Australia, hoping to raise funds and awareness in Cairns.
25/04/2016 - 25/04/2016
ANZAC Day is commemorated in Cairns with the dawn parade from 5.30am with wreath laying at the Cairns Cenotaph on Cairns Esplanade (opposite Cairns RSL). 2015 represents the 100th year anniversary of the ANZAC's landing in Gallipoli.
The Commemoration Parade will leave from Fogarty Park on Cairns Esplanade at 9.15am and proceed along the Esplanade to Munro Martin Park. This will then be followed by an Observance Ceremony from 9.30am at Munro Martin Park.
Lest we forget...
01/05/2016 - 01/05/2016
Cairns Children's Festival
The Tanks Arts Centre are proud to present the second Cairns Children's Festival on May 1st 2016. This exciting festival designed specifically for children aged up to 12 years promises to deliver fun, interactive and diverse activities, events, music, performances and workshops to engage children and encourage creativity, learning and discovery.
08/05/2016 - 08/05/2016
Mother's Day Classic
This Mother's Day will see the Mother's Day Classic take place in Cairns, on the Southern end of the Esplanade. The Classic Cairns event offers a 3km & 5km walk and a 5km & 8km run supporting Breast Cancer in Women.
Since the Mother's Day classic began in 1996 the national average of survivors has risen by 8%, giving participants and organisers more motivation and hope than ever to run hard and raise money for those suffering from Breast Cancer.
08/05/2016 - 08/05/2016
Mother's Day Lunch
Say thanks to your mum this Mother's Day and treat her to a delicious Mother's Day lunch at Coral Hedge Brasserie on Sunday May 8th. For just $60 Per Person you will receive, a locally grown rose for each mum, a bottle of bubbly for the table and a deliciously feminine and decadent buffet with seafood, meats, and array of salads and antipasto and deliciously tempting desserts to finish.
Bookings are essential and there are limited spots available!
Book now by calling: 07 4044 9053.
13/05/2016 - 15/05/2016
Cairns Home Show & Caravan, Camping & Boating Expo
The Cairns Home Show and Caravan, Camping and Boating Expo is back again for another 3 big days at the Cairns Showgrounds from 13-15 May 2016! This expo is the most anticipated and attended expo in all of Far North Queensland.
The large event features over 150 local and regional businesses displaying the very latest products and services for our homes, lifestyles and for getting outdoors and about on wheels and water.
15/05/2016 - 15/05/2016
RSPCA Million Paw's Walk
The RSCAP Million Paws Walk will take place on Cairns Esplanade on May 15th at 9:00am for all those animal lovers and their furry friends.
Funds raised through walk registrations and online fundraising goes towards vital programs, services and campaigns undertaken by RSPCA Queensland, as well as looking after the animals in their care.
25/08/2016 - 28/08/2016
Cairns Ukulele Festival
Attention Music Lovers of Cairns!
The Cairns Ukulele Festival sees talent from all over Australia come together in the Tropical North for a week of pure genius and exciting activities. Full of free and ticketed entertainment, the Cairns Ukulele festival is sure to cater for every member of the family!
The Festival takes place from 25-28 August and sees unbelievable talent take the centre stage.