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Cairns & Tropical North Queensland Event Calendar

Cairns and Tropical North Queensland are home to some of Australia's greatest events and festivals. Choose from cultural festivals, sporting competitions, art exhibits, music festivals and community events - all scattered around the diverse region of Tropical North Queensland. Browse events in the List View, or see what's on this month.

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2017 Cairns Events

Events happening in March

30 March - 21 April
Occurs every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

This exhibition showcases the talent and diversity of artwork created by UMI Arts members. ... This special annual event will reveal the stunning art of new and emerging artists and the alumni; practicing, established and professional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists of Far North Queensland. ... The Exhibition will be la...

Events happening in April

5-7 April

The ANZA Workshop offers many professional development opportunities for participants, including seminars on international education trends, insights into key markets, current visa issues and guidance on building successful relationships with agents.

8-9 April

*FREE DANCE CLASSES ... 3yo to Adult AgeFun, Positive, great for confidenceStyles: Jazz/Funk, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Ballet ... Backstreet Dance Cairns ... *for new students only. Must register.

Events happening in July

14-17 July

From where ever you are, come and join Cairns Indigenous Art Fair in 2017, and immerse yourself in a CIAF experience of your own. The CIAF 2016 cultural festivities welcomed more visitors than ever before - 50,000 people attended across all venues - enjoying the diversity of Far North Queensland Indigenous culture and taking the chance to attend a...

19-21 July

The annual Cairns Show Auto Spectacular is a community event which showcases the very best cars and bikes from Far North Qld as well as offering you the experience to test your car to it limits. Visitors can expect to be entertained, to participate and enjoy a great day out for the whole family.  The Cairns Show Auto Spectacular is a true blen...

Events happening in August

25 August - 3 September

The Cairns Festival seeks to deliver a vibrant, progressive and collaborative arts and cultural festival that speaks to the region's unique stories and celebrates the distinctive colours and hues of the tropical lifestyle.