When: Thursday 29th August Where: CPAC Theatre, Cairns
Experience Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef at its fashionable best… northern Australia’s most anticipated social and sporting event icon, the Cairns Amateurs Cup sponsored by Stella Artois, is the feature of the Carnival, and a must-do social spectacle to witness live.
While Cairns Amateurs Carnival is a racing event at its core, the Carnival transcends traditional sporting events with a combination of sport, fashion, celebrity and entertainment. With a reputation for fashion with a tropical twist, great racing and an unmatched scale and splendor this is the pinnacle of the north’s social calendar.
Reef Feast Palm Cove is Tropical North Queensland’s premier community event, celebrating cuisine, fresh produce, live music, relaxed culture and lifestyle of the magnificent tropics.
Enjoy your Longest Lunch on Friday, feast and dance under the stars on Saturday and come back for more for and markets on Sunday.
Where: Palm Cove When: 4th – 6th October
Babinda Harvest Festival
First held on the 27th of October 1962, however back then it was known as the Babinda Sugar Harvest Festival and was presented by the Bellenden Kerr Junior Farmers. Initially the street procession was held at 7.30pm and the Sugar Princess was crowned at 9pm in the Memorial Hall. Entrants in the Sugar Princess quest came from Tully to Mossman and everywhere in between. Babinda’s own Joan Arnold (nee Dickson) claimed the title of the very first Sugar Princess. The day after the Festival an afternoon of water sports was held at the Russell River by the Russell River Water Sports Club.
Where: Babinda When: 12th October
Carols by Candlelight 2019
Bring your rug, chair and your best singing voice to one the biggest annual community events in Cairns. Carols by Candlelight attracts thousands of residents and visitors for a feast of Christmas cheer featuring carols performed by vocal groups, dance schools, and soloists, culminating with a fireworks finale.
Where: Cairns Esplanade When: Sunday 8thDecember
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