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17/04/2014 - 28/04/2014
Easter Holiday Escape
Escape to Tropical North Queensland this Easter Holidays and relax in comfort with our fantastic Esplanade location within walking distance to all Cairns has to offer.
Stay 3 Nights or longer and SAVE 20% this extended Easter break, plus enjoy 2 full buffet breakfasts for the price of 1, FREE wifi and FREE valet parking.
25/04/2014 - 27/04/2014
UCI Mountain Biking World Cup in Cairns
The UCI Mountain Bike World Cup will be returning to Cairns this year when the world's top riders take on the Smithfield Rainforest tracks from April 25th to 27th in the second round of the Cup Series.
If you want to get amongst action and watch some of the top athletes compete in the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ head to the link below to grab tickets for what is sure to be fast paced fun and action!
25/04/2014 - 27/04/2014
Locally famous Rusty’s Markets is one of the most well known and successful fresh produce markets in Tropical North Queensland.
Open 3 days a week, Rusty's market offer a fun and festive atmosphere with a vast range of fresh, locally grown tropical fruit, vegetables, flowers, artisian baked breads, diary, seafood, meat, delicatessans, chocolate, freshly roasted coffee and a delightful range of bric-a-brac, clothing and jewellery.
Open every Friday & Saturday from 5.00am to 6.00pm and Sunday 5.00am to 3.00pm, Rusty's Market is not be missed!
25/04/2014 - 25/04/2014
April 25th this year will mark the 99th anniversary of the Australia New Zealand Army Corps landing at Gallipolli. ANZAC Day commemorates those soliders and all soliders that have served and died in all wars, confilcts and peace keeping missions.
To remember those who have fallen this ANZAC day there will be a dawn parade from 5.30am at the Cairns Cenotaph on the Esplanade followed by a Commemoration Parade at 9.15am from Forgarty Park to Munro Martin Park and an Observance Ceremony at 9.30am.
26/04/2014 - 26/04/2014
Bliss N Eso Circus Under the Stars Tour
Sydney based Hip Hop trio; Bliss N Eso are heading to Cairns for the Circus Under the Stars Tour on April 26th from 5.00pm.
The 'Circus Under the Stars' tour will see Bliss N Eso perform in open air arenas in 15 locations across Australia, with Fogarty Park on the Esplanade the location for their Cairns performance.
The event is sure to please with fans likely to hear many of the groups new songs from their #1 album; 'Circus in the Sky' as well as old favourites and fantastic supporting acts; Horrorshow and Seth Sentry.
27/04/2014 - 27/04/2014
Tanks Arts Centre Market Day
The Tanks Arts Centre Markets will be held on the last Sunday of every month between April and November 2014.
Head to the Botanic Garden Precinct on Collins Avenue between 9.00am and 2.00pm for family friendly markets offering local produce, arts and crafts, live music, art exhibitions, vintage clothing, food and beverage stalls, tropical plants, and natural health products.
The Tanks Sunday Markets provide a unique glimpse at Far North Queensland's tropical lifestyle, in the beauty of the Cairns Botanic Gardens.
28/04/2014 - 28/04/2014
Join the Aqua Aerobics class every Monday at 6.30am at the Cairn Lagoon Pool.
Aquatic exercise is a low impact, effective, and fun way to get fit, burn calories, strengthen joints and bones and reduce stress. Aqua aerobics increases general well being with little or no impact and you don't even have to be able to swim!
03/05/2014 - 03/05/2014
Cairns Blues Lounge Series
The annual Cairns Blues Festival has changed this year with the main festival being replaced by a series of smaller gigs over extended dates in and around Cairns.
The first Blues Lounge session will be at the Lilo pool deck at Rydges Plaza Cairns on May 3rd from 6.30pm with tickets available on the door for $25.
Jules Boult and the Redeemers are set to perform at this fantastic location with Carinda Christie as their supporting act. So grab some friends, a drink for Lilo Bar and spend the evening taking in the tunes and surrounds of the first ever Blues Lounge.
04/05/2014 - 04/05/2014
Cairns Children's Festival
The inaugural Cairns Children's Festival, at the Tanks Arts Centre is an exciting new event aimed at creating a fun and interactive event for kids aged up to 12 years.
On May 4th the Tanks Arts Centre precinct will come alive with activities, music, exhibitions and performancea designed just for children.
Tank 3 will showcase Erth's Dinosaur Zoo, a not-to-be-missed show that takes you on a prehistoric journey with life-like dinosaur puppets, suitable for children over 4 years. Tickets are $15 and available from the Tanks Arts Centre website below.
Tank 4 known as the 'tinkering tank' will house workshops and activities designed to encourage interaction between both children and parents, while Tank 5 will allow children to let their imaginations run wild with play-acting and childrens theatre.
11/05/2014 - 11/05/2014
Mother's Day Lunch
Treat mum to a delicious Mother's Day lunch on Sunday May 11th at Sea Level Food & Wine and receive a $25 Roses Only gift card!
Reserve your table now by calling: 07 4053 0372.
16/05/2014 - 25/05/2014
Port Douglas Carnivale
The Carnivale returns to Port Douglas this year between May 16th to May 25th, celebrating 20 years since it's inceptions and celebrating everything the Tropcial North Queensland offers!
The 10 day festival provides fun and entertainment for all ages with a huge line up of events, from free events such as The Macrossan Street Parade, Sunday Markets, street entertainers and music to ticketed events to raise funds for the community such as the Sheraton Mirage Longest Lunch and the Food, Wine and A Taste of Port.
24/05/2014 - 24/05/2014
Food, Wine & A Taste of Port
Far North Queensland's food and wine will be on display at the Food, Wine & A Taste of Port at Rex Smeal Park on May 24th as part of the Port Douglas Carnivale.
This event is a must on the Port Douglas event Calendar with the regions best restaurants showcasing their delicious talents along side the best Australiand and International wines and beverages.
Along with delictable food and devine wine, there is great entertainment including a major headline act and prizes to be won, so why not book tickets to this tropical event to take in the sights, sounds and flavours of Tropical North Queensland in style.
31/05/2014 - 08/06/2014
Babinda Harvest Festival
Celebrated annually, the Babinda Harvest Festival has proven to be a fantastic night out having been around for 50 years as of June 2013.
This celebratory event and showcase of the regions finest is the official start of our Sugar Cane season in mid June.
The famous Grand Parade will put the local businesses, schools and clubs on display with a showcase of fun, excitement and creativity. Stick around for the North’s best Firework display, the crowning of the Harvest Queens, Babinda-grown Umbrella and Gumboot Toss, sweet stalls, free entertainment and amusements, sideshows and something for every member of the family.
01/06/2014 - 09/06/2014
Cairns Airport Adventure Festival 2014
Set in Australia’s most iconic Tropical destination from 1-9th June the Cairns Airport Adventure Festival has proven to build excitement and anticipation throughout the region.
People from all over gather to watch their friends or family running, biking and swimming their way to victory. The races are open to everyone in the public of any age, and any fitness level, the McDonalds Ironkids Triathlon is also there so the younger athletes can get a piece of the action too!
Join the city of Cairns to celebrate and cheer on our superstars!
03/07/2014 - 06/07/2014
Cairns Ukulele Festival
The Cairns Ukulele Festival is an exciting and eclectic multi-arts festival celebrating a love for all things Ukulele! Held in Tropical North Queensland in Cairns; the festival runs over one week offering a number of events such as free and ticketed performances, an art exhibition, a mystery tour, ukulele building classes, and a world record attempt for the largest ukulele ensemble.
The 2014 festival will take place from 3rd to 6th July and will appeal to music lovers of all ages. Featuring world-class national and international acts and a diverse range of activities in a fun, friendly and inclusive atmosphere the Cairns Ukulele Festival is not to be missed!
29/08/2014 - 31/08/2014
Cardiac Challenge 2014
Each and every year cyclists flock to the gorgeous Cairns in Tropical Far North Queensland to come together for the Mount Franklin Cardiac Challenge.
Each year, more and more individuals and businesses are seeing the cause and getting involved, this race is for mums, dads, extreme cyclists, beginners and anyone out there willing to give it their best shot for our FNQ Cardiac Care Services.
Many of the cyclists from previous years describe this unique and picturesque route and ride as ‘life changing’. Its all about coming together and riding for such a brilliant cause.
30/08/2014 - 30/08/2014
Cairns Underwater Film Festival
The 8th annual Cairns Underwater Film Festival will be held on August 30th at the Cairns Civic Theatre. The festival showcases work from local and international photographers and film makers, offering a glimpse into the diverse and natural beauty of our underwater ecosystems.
The competition offers both experienced and novice photographers and film makers the chance to delight spectators with world-class imagery in multiple categories including; wide angle, macro, diver(s), young photographer (under 16 years) and international.
As the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns offers plenty of opportunities for incredible underwater imagery and the Cairns Underwater Film Festival is an ideal way to celebrate the natural beauty on our doorstep.
12/09/2014 - 13/09/2014
Cairns Amateurs 2014
The annual Cairns Amateurs is built around two days of competitive horse racing and the glitz, glamour, food, fun and fabulous entertainment that Race Days bring.
Held in early September the Cairns Amateurs, held at Cannon Park, has a day of excitement and entertainment for every group or individual to enjoy, including Garden Parties, and VIP member only events. Get your best tie or dress and join in the glamour of the race season.
09/10/2014 - 12/10/2014
Reef Feast, the Best of Palm Cove
Palm Cove will come alive this October with Reef Feast - the best of Palm Cove. Held over 3 days this 'feast' highlights the regions produce and chefing talent with stalls lining the streets offering tempting dishes.
Local restaurants and cafes will be displaying enticing menus while the main day will see the Palm Cove promenade lined with stalls offering cooking demonstrations, local produce and tasting plates prepared by some of the regions best chefs.
A delightful day out for the whole family where you can take in the sights, sounds and flavours of the tropics while strolling along the palm fringed beach.