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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

Regular Events

Occurs every week on Wednesday

Walk into Wellness is a new, free, physiotherapist-led walking group which is particularly suitable for those returning from injury or illness. We are also happy to welcome anyone who needs a group for motivation, or to meet new friends- if you're a jogger we'll just see you at the start and end :) The walk will be paced for the slowest person and...

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...

14-16 July

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) will transform the city of Cairns with its multi-faceted, all-inclusive celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and culture between Friday 14 July and Sunday 16 July, 2017. The three-day event brings together recognised and leading emerging Indigenous Australian visual artists and also features an...

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.