Events calendar

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.

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Governance Committee Meeting - 18 April 2018

Date: Wed 18 Apr - Fri 18 May
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Committee Room, 3rd Floor, 119-145 Spence Street, Cairns

Governance Committee 18 April 20-18 More

Sport and Community Services Committee Meeting - 18 April 2018

Date: Wed 18 Apr - Fri 18 May
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Committee Room, 3rd Floor, 119-145 Spence Street, Cairns

Sport and Community Services Committee 18 April 2018 More

Free green waste disposal April 14-22

Date: Sat 14 Apr
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Portsmith, Gordonvale, Smithfield, Babinda

Clean up your yard and drop off your domestic green waste for FREE, 14 to 22 April 2018 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

Hack the Reef

Date: Sat 21 Apr
Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Location: Cairns Institute, James Cook University

Cost: Free

Creative hackathon to help stem the tide of plastics and marine debris. More

2018 Queensland Highland Dancing Championships

Date: Sat 21 Apr
Time: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Location: Crosswell Hall, Cairns State High School Grafton Street Cairns

Contact: Mrs Jackie Wilson 0419 785 817

Cairns hosts competitors from across the state. Public welcome. More

Cairns Bat Festival 2018

Date: Sat 21 Apr
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Salt House, Marina Point 6/2 Pier Point Road Cairns, QLD 4870

Contact: Aisha de Barros Lopes 0408853512

The Cairns Bat Festival will raise awareness of Spectacled Flying-Foxes and Bats! More

Free green waste disposal April 14-22

Date: Sat 14 Apr
Time: 12:00am - 12:00am
Location: Portsmith, Gordonvale, Smithfield, Babinda

Clean up your yard and drop off your domestic green waste for FREE, 14 to 22 April 2018 More

Cycling Divas Beginner Workshop

Date: Sun 22 Apr
Time: 8:00am - 10:00am
Location: Esplanade Carpark McKenzie Street

Cost: Free

Free workshop for women and girls More

Community Dog Walk White Rock

Date: Sun 22 Apr
Time: 9:00am - 10:00am
Location: Khalu Park, Tiffany St, White Rock

Join us for a free community dog walk at Khalu Park, White Rock, on 22 April 2018 More

Adult Chinese Brush Painting

Date: Mon 23 Apr
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Cairns Art Gallery, Corner Abbott and Shields street, Cairns

Contact: Marian Wolfs 07 4046 4800

Learn the art of Chinese Brush Painting at an art course held on April 23, 30 and May 14, 21. 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

Ordinary Meeting - 24 April 2018

Date: Tue 24 Apr
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Council Chambers, 3rd Floor, 119-145 Spence Street Cairns

Ordinary Meeting 24 April 2018 More

ANZAC Rugby Match

Date: Tue 24 Apr
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Barlow Park, corner Scott and Severin Streets, Parramatta Park

Cost: Entry fee of $5 can be paid at the gate

FNQ Thunder will take on HMAS Cairns Invitational team More

2018 Anzac Day Services

Date: Wed 25 Apr
Time: 4:30am - 9:00am
Contact: Raine Davies

2018 Anzac Day services and road closures around the region. More

Cairns Jockey Club's 100 Club Race Day

Date: Thu 26 Apr
Time: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Cannon Park Racecourse 585 - 619 Mulgrave Road Woree QLD 4868

Contact: Cairns Jockey Club 07 4054 1203

Kick back for a day of the finest country horse racing at the Cairns Jockey Club. More

Cairns CBD Wartime Walk - 27 April

Date: Fri 27 Apr
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Cairns CBD

Cost: $5:00

Take a step back in time to learn about Cairns during wartime. 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

Ellis Beach Surf Lifesaving Club

Date: Sat 28 Apr
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Ellis Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, Captain Cook Highway, Ellis Beach

Contact: Rachael Wynberg 0421 100 586

Ellis Beach Surf Lifesaving Club invites you to their Sign-on and Open Day More

Cycling Divas Beginner Workshop

Date: Sun 29 Apr
Time: 8:00am - 10:00am
Location: Esplanade Cairns

Cost: Free

Free workshop for women and girls More

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Last updated: 07 August 2017