Events in Cairns Far North Tropical Queensland

If you are coming to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef  be sure to plan your holiday around one of the many exciting and colourful events that are hosted from Mission Beach, Cairns, Palm Cove, Port Douglas and the Atherton Tablelands. North Queenslanders are known as people that love to put on their party pants on more often than not so come on up and join us in all the fun for our local and international events

The whole region comes alive day and night with music, parades, markets, shows, banquets, events, duck racing, toad racing, horse racing and elite sporting events just to name a few

Read here about the current Cairns Events and Attractions  

Events in Far North Queensland

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) 2017
  • Location: Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal, Cairns
  • Dates: Friday 14th July - Sunday 16th July

Come and experience an authentic Indigenous art experience at CIAF 2017. Held from the 14th to 16th July during Cairns’ Tropical Winter at the Cruise Liner Terminal, CIAF presents an opportunity to see, hear and feel the powerful connection between Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their creative expression through painting, sculpture, music, film, dance, and much more. Stay in the city just a few minutes walk from CIAF and enjoy harbour views and while you’re in town why not visit the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest or the famous Great Barrier Reef? Book your Cairns CIAF experience with us today and receive the best rates on accommodation and tours in Cairns.

Rugby World Cup 2017
Rugby League World Cup Cairns 2017
  • Location: Barlow Park Cairns, Cairns
  • Dates: Sunday 29th October - Saturday 11th November

Experience all the excitement of world-class rugby when the Rugby League World Cup comes to Cairns in 2017. Enjoy watching the small island nations of Tonga and Samoa take on Scotland in respective matches as well as a match between Ireland and Italy, all being held at Barlow Park. Don’t miss out on the ultimate Rugby League experience in Cairns!

Taste Port Douglas Food & Wine Festival 2017
  • Location: Rex Smeal Park and other venues around Port Douglas, Port Douglas
  • Dates: Friday 11th August - Sunday 13th August

Come down to beautiful Rex Smeal park in Port Douglas and enjoy delicious fresh local food prepared by the countries most prominent and upcoming chefs, all paired with premium wines and craft beers. Meet the makers behind the food and learn the inside scoop on the industry in talks and classes, attend a cooking workshop or take the kids to a cooking activity. Taste Port Douglas is the premier food event of the region, so book your accommodation and tours today and enjoy a fun and delicious weekend away in Paradise!