What’s on

Keep up to date with what's happening in Cairns and the surrounding regions


    Experience all the excitement at Cannon Park Racecourse including live racing, entertainment, superb fashion and exciting company.

    For tickets please visit: http://www.cairnsjockeyclub.com.au/cairns-cup-events/

    When: Red Beret Hotel & IGA Leukaemia Cairns Cup Day 1 - Saturday 3rd August
    Red Beret Hotel Cairns Cup Day 2 - Saturday 10th August
    Where: Cannon Race Park


    Lee Kernaghan is one of the all-time greats of Australian music with 38 number 1hits and a ute load of Golden Guitar awards to his credit.

    Tickets available: https://www.ticketlink.com.au/ticketlinkEvents/popular-music/lee-kernaghan-backroad-nation-tour

    When: Thursday 29th August 
    CPAC TheatreCairns

  • Cairns Amateurs

    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.

    Tickets available: https://cairnsamateurs.org.au/

    Where: Cannon Park, Race Course 
    When: Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th September


    Jimmy Barnes is back with his biggest headlining tour of this decade - Shutting Down Your Town - playing all his classic hits plus highlights from his acclaimed new album My Criminal Record

    ‘Barnesy’ is the heart and soul of Australian rock’n’roll. Over recent years his bestselling memoirs Working Class Boy and Working Class Man have struck a deep chord across his homeland.

    For tickets visit: https://www.ticketlink.com.au/ticketlinkEvents/popular-music/jimmy-barnes-shutting-down-your-town-tour

    Saturday 21st September 
     Munro Martin Parklands

  • Reef Feast Palm Cove

    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 
    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 
    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 
    Sunday 8th December