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Cairns Cultural Venues

There’s always something happening at Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Tanks Arts Centre or Munro Martin Parklands. Book your tickets to check out one of these amazing shows today! www.ticketlink.com.au 

Jeremy Marou, Alex Lloyd and Brad Butcher – Three mates with three different music careers are taking the campfire singalongs to the stage. 7.30pm / Friday 9 July / Tank 5 – Tanks Arts Centre / Tickets $29.90 – $35.20 / PG 

Kitty Flanagan Live – You’ve seen her on Fisk, Utopia and Have You Been Paying Attention? She has written a hilarious (best-selling) book called 488 Rules for life – now see her live on stage. Prepare to laugh… hard. 8.00pm / Friday 9 July and Saturday 10 July / CPAC / Tickets $54.90 – $59.90 / MA 15 +

Opera Australia’s Carmen – Experience the thrilling Spanish colour and rhythms of Bizet’s vibrant score with Opera Australia’s singers and a live chamber orchestra. 7.30pm / Tuesday 27 July / CPAC / Tickets from $20.00 / Recommended for Mature Audiences

Mareeba Rodeo

When: Saturday 10 July

Where: Kerribee Park

More info: Mareeba Rodeo, www.mareebarodeo.com.au

The Mareeba Rodeo is back! Whether you’re camping on the grounds or simply visiting, the Rodeo will have a variety of entertaining events, including bull riding, barrel races, team roping, steer riding and more. 

Cost: FREE – $90.00

Cairns Show 

When: Wednesday 14 July – Friday 16 July

Where: Cairns Showgrounds

More info: www.cairnsshow.com.au

It’s all things Cairns Culture this 2021 with the Cairns show – the perfect way to spend a day together with the family. With all the animals, competitions, free things to do, entertainment and showbags, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Make sure to visit the website for the full program details of what you and the kids can get up to over the three days. 

Cairns Baby and Family Market

When: Sunday 11 July, 9.00am – 1.00pm

Where: Little Aussie Monster Carpark, 494 – 496 Mulgrave Road

More info: Little Aussie Monster 

Come to the Cairns Baby and Family Market to check out all things pregnancy, baby and families. It will be a fun morning filled with prizes, raffles and free balloons for the kids thanks to Balloons Etc, as well as FREE face painting with Crazy Bron! The event will be supporting SANDS (www.sands.org.au), a very important service helping families to get through some of the hardest times in life, following the death of a baby.

What’s On Guide

THURSDAY 1 JULY

Exhibition: Contemporary Indigenous Textiles from Australia’s Tropic Zone

Runs until 4 September

The Court House Gallery

www.cairns.qld.gov.au

10.00am / FREE / G

 

Under the Sea Craft Workshops 

Runs until Friday 2 July

DFO Cairns

11.00am – 2.00pm / G / FREE 

 

Cairns Aquarium Theme Week – Threatened Species 

Cairns Aquarium

10.00am – 3.00pm / G / Register Online 

 

Baby Rhyme Time 

Runs Weekly on Thursdays City,

Smithfield and Stratford Libraries

www.cairns.qld.gov.au

library 10.00am – 10.30am / FREE / Babies 2 years and under 

 

Morning Storytime -Earlville Library

Runs Weekly on Thursdays

www.cairns.qld.gov.au

10.00am – 10.30am / FREE / Children 3 – 5 years and their parents / carers 

 

Afternoon Storytime Earlville Library

Runs Weekly on Thursdays

www.cairns.qld.gov.au

4.00pm – 4.30pm / FREE / Children 3 – 5 years and their parents / carers 

 

Bravehearts 777 Marathon: Cairns 

Cairns and virtual

www.bravehearts.org.au

7.00am – 1.30pm / G / Register Online 

FRIDAY 2 JULY

 

Extinction (Theatre Play) 

Runs until Sunday 11 July

The Rondo

www.ticketlink.com.au

8.00pm / $26.25 – $31.50 / MA 15 + 

 

Cairns Aquarium Theme Week – Fishy Friday 

Cairns Aquarium

10.00am – 3.00pm / G / Register Online 

 

Baby Rhyme Time – Smithfield Library

Runs Weekly on Fridays

www.cairns.qld.gov.au/library

10.00am – 10.30am / FREE / Babies 2 years and under 

 

Cairns – Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect Workshop 

Runs until Saturday 3 July

Cairns Library and TBA Cairns – Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect Workshop

9.30am – 1.30pm / FREE / Those who work with children 

 

North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA) 

Runs until Sunday 1 August

Townsville – various locations

www.townsville.qld.gov.au/nafa

Find the program online for all events 

 

SATURDAY 3 JULY

 

The Dreggs – Stories from Grace Town Regional Tour 

Tanks Art Centre – Tank 5

www.ticketlink.com.au

Venue open 6.340pm, show 7.30pm / $35.20 / 18 +

 

Face painting at DFO

Runs until Sunday 4 July

DFO Cairns

11.00am – 2.00pm / G

Keepers in Training – Cairns Zoom & Wildlife Dome

Also runs 4th, 6th, 10th & 11th July

Cairns Zoom & Wildlife Dome

www.cairnszoom.com.au

10.00am -11.00am (3- 7 years) 11.00am – 1.00pm (8 -13 years) / $40.00 /G

 

Matariki Kapa Haka Festival FNQ

Isabella State School Edmonton

www.trybooking.com

9.00am – 5.00pm / $2.00 – $15.00 / G 

 

Cairns Aquarium Theme Week – Superhero Saturday 

Cairns Aquarium Cairns Aquarium

10.00am – 3.00pm / G / Register Online 

 

The German Club’s 50th Birthday

The German Club Cairns

5.00pm – Late / FREE Entry / G All-ages 

 

Toy Story 4 

Starry Night Cinema

6.30pm / FREE – $40.00 / G 

 

Alexi and Waha 

Also runs 23, 24 July

Brothers Leagues Club Cairns

www.brotherscairns.com.au

8.30pm / FREE entry / PG 

 

Saturday Storytime 

Runs weekly on Saturdays

Earlville, Smithfield and City Libraries

www.cairns.qld.gov.au/library

10.00am – 10.30am / FREE / Children 3 – 5 years and their parents / carers 

 

Spilt T’ Party – Talitha Jae Debut EP Launch Event 

Bulmba-ja arts centre

www.trybooking.com

6.30pm / $25.00 / G 

SUNDAY 4 JULY

NAIDOC Week 

Runs until Sunday 11 July

www.naidoc.org.au 

 

Talk Read Play Sing – City Library 

Runs weekly on Sundays

City Library

www.cairns.qld.gov.au

9.30am – 11.30am / FREE / Children 0 – 5 years and their parents / carers 

6.00pm / FREE entry / PG

 

Pengelly Productions Musical Theatre Workshops – Cairns 

Cairns State High School

www.trybooking.com

12.00pm – 3.00pm / $33.00 / G 

 

Kids Eat Free Sundays 

Runs weekly on Sundays

Brothers Leagues Club Cairns

www.brotherscairns.com.au

9.00am / FREE / G 

 

MONDAY 5 JULY

 

Cairns Festival Parade – Belly Dancing Classes Begin 

Dragonfly Zen Cairns Belly Dance

6.00pm / $16.00 – $130.00 / G 

 

Laughing Heart Comedy – Stand Up Comedy 

Runs every Monday

The Paramour Cabaret Theatre

www.paramourtheatre.com

Doors open 6.30pm, show 7.00pm / $8.00 / 18 + 

 

UMA Australia 

Runs every Monday – Thursday

1/21 Donaldson St, Manunda

Universal Martial Art Cairns Australia

5.30pm – 6.15pm / FREE first month of training 

 

Kids’ Stay Active Cairns International Tennis Centre 

Runs until Friday 9 July

356 Sheridan St Baseline

Tennis Coaching Academy

8.00am – 5.00pm / 5 -15 years / $30 (half day) $50 (full day) 

The Brain Space Holiday Program 

Runs until Friday 9 July

70 Russell St Edge Hill

The Brain Space

8.00am – 5.00pm / 5 -13 years / $250.00 (half day) $350 (full day) 

 

Pirate Themed Kids Cooking Classes 

Runs until Friday 9 July

DFO Cairns

11.00am – 2.00pm / FREE / G 

 

Guided Tour of the Gardens 

Runs weekly, Monday – Friday (excluding public holidays)

Leaving from the Friends House, Flecker Gardens

P 4032 3900

www.botanicfriendscairns.org.au

10.00am / FREE / G 

 

The Great LEGO Building Challenge 

Heats run until Friday 9 July, finals on Saturday 10 July

Mt Sheridan Plaza

www.mtsheridanplaza.com.au

Heats (3 – 7 years): 10.30am and 12.30pm. Heats (8 – 14 years): 11.30am and 1.30pm (Monday – Friday), Finals: 11.30am (3 – 7 years) and 12.30pm (8 – 14 years)

Saturday / FREE entry / G 

 

Baby Rhyme Time 

Runs Weekly on Mondays

Earlville Library

www.cairns.qld.gov.au/library

10.00am – 10.30am / FREE / Babies 2 years and under 

 

Morning Storytime 

Runs Weekly on Mondays

Manunda Library

www.cairns.qld.gov.au

10.00am – 10.30am / FREE / Children 3 – 5 years and their parents / carers

 

MONDAY 5 JULY

Afternoon Storytime 

Runs Weekly on Mondays

Manunda Library

www.cairns.qld.gov.au/library

4.00pm – 4.30pm / FREE / Children 3 – 5 years and their parents / carers

TUESDAY 6 JULY

Good Vibes @ NAIDOC 2021

Cairns PCYC, ManundaE whichway@diydg.org.au6.00pm – 9.00pm / FREE / Youth

The Young Company School Holiday Drama Camp – How to Train a Magical Beast : and Where to Find Them

Runs until Friday 9 JulyTYC, 169 – 171 Bunda Stwww.theyoungcompany.com.au9.00am – 3.00pm / from $250.00 – $290.00 / 5 – 12 years

Baby Rhyme Time

Runs weekly on TuesdaysEarlville Library www.cairns.qld.gov.au/library10.00am – 10.30am / FREE / Babies 2 years and under

Wildlife Habitat Junior Keeper Program

Runs until Wednesday 7 July

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

www.wildlifehabitat.com.au

11.00am – 3.00pm / 8 – 14 years / $55.00 / G

 

Morning Storytime 

Runs weekly on Tuesdays

Stratford, Smithfield Libraries

www.cairns.qld.gov.au/library

10.00am – 10.30am / FREE / Children 3 – 5 years and their parents / carers

 

Afternoon Storytime

Runs weekly on Tuesdays

Stratford and Smithfield Libraries

www.cairns.qld.gov.au/library

4.00pm – 4.30pm / FREE / Children 3 – 5 years and their parents / carers

 

Zumba – Active Living Program

Runs Weekly on Tuesdays

Fogarty Park, Cairns Esplanade

E ActiveLiving@cairns.qld.gov.au

5.30pm – 6.30pm / FREE / G – All ages welcome

 

Beach Volleyball – Active Living Program

Runs weekly on Tuesdays

Cairns Esplanade Beach 

Volleyball Court

E ActiveLiving@cairns.qld.gov.au

5.30pm – 6.30pm / FREE / G – All ages welcome

 

Women’s Song Drum Circle

Runs weekly on Wednesday nights

Cairns Birth Collective, Parramatta Park

www.eventbrite.com.au

6.00pm – 7.30pm / $20.08 / Women and babes in arms welcome

WEDNESDAY 7 JULY

 

Wuchopperan Health Service Community NAIDOC Day

Wuchopperan Health Service

6 Moignard St, Manoora

P 4080 1017

1.00pm – 5.00pm / FREE / G – Family

 

Baby Rhyme Time

Runs Weekly on Wednesdays

Manunda Library

www.cairns.qld.gov.au/library

10.00am – 10.30am / FREE / Babies 2 years and under 

 

Morning Storytime 

Runs Weekly on Wednesdays

City Library

www.cairns.qld.gov.au/library

10.00am – 10.30am / FREE / Children 3 – 5 years and their parents / carers

 

Afternoon Storytime

Runs weekly on WednesdaysCity Library

www.cairns.qld.gov.au/library

4.00pm – 4.30pm / FREE / Children 3 – 5 years and their parents / carers

 

Chi Gong and Flow Yoga – Active Living Program

Runs weekly on Wednesdays

Fogarty Park, Cairns Esplanade

E ActiveLiving@cairns.qld.gov.au

6.30am – 7.30am / FREE / G – All ages welcome

 

Fitness for All – Active Living Program

Runs weekly on Wednesdays

Harald Falge Park, ManundaE ActiveLiving@cairns.qld.gov.au5.00pm – 6.00pm / FREE / G – All ages welcome

 

Aqua Zumba

Runs weekly on Wednesdays

Cairns Esplanade Lagoon

E ActiveLiving@cairns.qld.gov.au

5.30pm – 6.30pm / FREE / G – All ages welcome

 

Space Jam Movie Premiere

Event Cinemas Smithfield

www.smithfieldcentre.com.au

5.00pm – 6.45pm, movie to follow /You can win tickets with Triple M / G

THURSDAY 8 JULY

 

Deadly Choices NAIDOC Sports Day

Edmonton PCYC Cairns Naidoc

10.00am – 3.00pm / FREE / G – Family

 

Pilates – Active Living Program

Runs weekly on Thursdays

Fogarty Park, Cairns Esplanade

E ActiveLiving@cairns.qld.gov.au

6.30am – 7.30am / FREE / G – All ages welcome

 

Fitness for All – Active Living Program

Runs weekly on Thursdays

Sims Esplanade, Yorkey’s Knob

E ActiveLiving@cairns.qld.gov.au

5.00pm – 6.00pm / FREE / G – All ages welcome

 

Zumba – Active Living Program

Runs weekly on Thursdays

Norman Park, Gordonvale

E ActiveLiving@cairns.qld.gov.au

5.00pm – 6.00pm / FREE / G – All ages welcome

 

FRIDAY 9 JULY

 

NTI Townsville 500

Runs until Sunday 11 July

Reid Park Complex, Townsville

www.supercars.com

FREE (Kids Under 12 get trackside FREE with a Paying Adult) – $150.00 / G 

 

Jeremy Marou, Alex Lloyd and Brad Butcher 

Tanks Art Centre – Tank 5

www.ticketlink.com.au

Venue open 6.30pm, show 7.30pm / $29.90 – $35.20 / PG 

 

Lego®Play Zone and Character Meet and Greet

Smithfield Shopping Centre

www.smithfieldcentre.com.au

10.00am – 2.00pm / FREE (bookings essential) / 5 – 10 years

 

Kitty Flanagan Live 

CPAC Theatre

www.ticketlink.com.au

Venue open 7.00pm, show 8.00pm / $54.90 – $59.90 / MA 15 + 

3 Marathons in 3 Days

Runs until Sunday 11 July

Kuranda, Cedar Park, Cairns

3marathonsin3days.com

Register Online / 18 +

 

Cairns NAIDOC March

Muster: Munro Martin Parklands

9.00am / FREE

 

Cairns NAIDOC Friday in the Park

Fogarty Park, Cairns Esplanade

10.00am – 6.00pm

 

“Fitness for All” – Active Living Program (North Trinity Beach)

Runs weekly on Fridays

North Trinity Beach Esplanade

E ActiveLiving@cairns.qld.gov.au

9.00am – 10.00am / FREE / G – All ages welcome

 

“Fitness for All” – Active Living Program (Edmonton)

Runs weekly on Fridays

Ravizza Park, Edmonton

E ActiveLiving@cairns.qld.gov.au

9.30am – 10.30am / FREE / G – All ages welcome

 

Zumba – Active Living Program (Edmonton)

Runs weekly on Fridays

Ravizza Park, Edmonton

E ActiveLiving@cairns.qld.gov.au

5.30pm -6.30pm / FREE / G – All ages welcome

 

SATURDAY 10 JULY

The Ten Tenors – 25th Anniversary Tour

Cairns Convention Centre

www.ticketlink.com.au

7.00pm / $85.00 – $95.00 / PG

 

Mareeba Rodeo and Festival

Kerribee Park, Mareeba

mareebarodeo.com.au

8.00am / FREE – $90.00 / G

 

Jumanji – The Next Level 

Starry Night Cinema

6.30pm / FREE – $40.00 / G 

SATURDAY 10 JULY

 

Aqua Aerobics – Active Living Program

Runs weekly on Saturdays

Cairns Esplanade Lagoon

E ActiveLiving@cairns.qld.gov.au

9.00am – 10.00am / FREE / G – All ages welcome

SUNDAY 11 JULY

 

Cairns Baby and Family Market

Little Aussie Monster Carpark, 494 – 496 Mulgrave Road

Little Aussie Monster

9.00am – 1.00pm / FREE Entry / G 

 

8 Ball Aitken – Elixir Music Bar, Cairns

Elixir Music Bar

www.eventbrite.com.au

2.00pm / $30.00 / G 

 

Colour Pop – Kids Too!

Adriana’s Painting Party

Colour Pop – Kids Too!

1.00pm / $40.00 – $55.00 / 12 + 

 

TUESDAY 13 JULY

 

The Tap Pack

CPAC Theatre

www.ticketlink.com.au

7.30pm / $59.90 – $89.90 / PG

 

Archers The Strata Professionals Race Day 

Cannon Park Racecourse

www.cairnsjockeyclub.com.au

12.00pm / FREE – $10.00 / G 

 

WEDNESDAY 14 JULY

 

Cairns Show 

Runs until Friday 16 July

Cairns Showgrounds

cairnsshow.com.au

Tickets from $13.00, Children under 5 – FREE / G

THURSDAY 15 JULY

 

Paul Kelly with His Band, On the Road Again

CPAC Theatre

www.ticketlink.com.au

7.30pm / $84.70 / PG

 

FRIDAY 16 JULY

 

Off the Cuff – Comedy Setlist 

Laneway Cairns

www.eventbrite.com

Seating starts 6.00pm, show 7.00pm / $16.91 / MA 

 

Kuranda Roots Festival 2021 

Runs until Sunday 18 July

Emerald Creek Falls Kuranda Roots Festival

4.00pm / $73.34 – $165.54 / G 

 

SATURDAY 17 JULY

 

Gutsy Girls Adventure Film Tour 2021 

CPAC Theatre

www.ticketlink.com.au

Venue open 6.00pm, show 7.00pm / $25.70 – $32.00 / PG 

 

Casey Barnes – Back in Town Tour

Edge Hill Tavern

www.caseybarnes.com.au

8.00pm / $39.80 / 18 +

 

PBR Origin 3

Cairns Convention Centre

pbraustralia.com.au / ticketek.com.au

7.30pm / from $32.15 

 

2021 North Queensland DanceSport Championships

Crosswell Hall, Cairns State High School

www.justdancecairns.com.au

9.30am / $5.00 – $60.00 / G 

SUNDAY 18 JULY

 

Mossman Show

Runs until Monday 19 July

Mossman Showgrounds Mossman Show 

 

Cairns Half Marathon

Ryan Weare Park

www.roadrunners.org.au

7.00am / $10.00 – $20.00 / G 

 

MONDAY 19 JULY

 

Gallery Art School Level 1 / 2 Intermediate

Runs until Monday 23 August

Cairns Art Gallery

www.cairnsartgallery.com.au

3.30pm – 5.00pm / 6 – 9 years / $125.00 / G

 

TUESDAY 20 JULY

 

Gallery Art School Level 1

Runs until Tuesday 24 August

Cairns Art Gallery

www.cairnsartgallery.com.au

3.45pm – 4.45pm / 5 -7 years / $95.00 / G

 

CBWC Tropical Food Safari Luncheon 

TBC

www.cbwc.org.au

Check the CBWC website for more information 

 

WEDNESDAY 21 JULY

 

Gallery Art School Level 2

Runs until Wednesday 25 August

Cairns Art Gallery

www.cairnsartgallery.com.au

3.30pm – 5.00pm / 8 – 11 years / $125.00 / G 

THURSDAY 22 JULY

 

Gallery Art School Level 3

Runs until Thursday 26 August

Cairns Art Gallery

www.cairnsartgallery.com.au

3.30pm – 5.00pm / 11 – 14 years / $125.00 / G 

 

FRIDAY 23 JULY

 

Harry James Angus 

Tanks Art Centre – Tank 5

www.ticketlink.com.au

Venue open 6.30pm, show 7.30pm / $40.40 – 45.50 / PG 

 

Billy Joel Tribute Concert 

Runs until Saturday 24 July

The Paramour Cabaret Theatre

www.paramourtheatre.com / www.reefcasino.com.au

Venue open 7.30pm, show 9.00pm / $45.00 / PG 

 

SATURDAY 24 JULY

 

Mayor’s Christmas in July Charity Dinner 

Shangri-La hotel, The Marina

www.cairns.qld.gov.au

5.45pm / $165.00 / 18 + 

 

SATURDAY 24 JULY

 

Cairns Gem Festival 2021 

Runs until Monday 26 July

129 Mulgrave Road

cairnsmineralclub.rocks

9.00am / FREE entry / G 

 

Sign Time! – Cairns – Sugarland Mini Golf

Hambledon Dr, Edmonton

Sugarland Mini Golf

3.00pm / FREE – $12.00 / G 

SUNDAY 25 JULY

 

Ride for Isabel 

www.rideforisabel.org.au

$100.00 – $150.00 / G (12 +)

 

Vexpo (Volunteer Expo) 

Tanks 3

www.fnqvolunteers.org.au

9.00am / FREE entry / G 

 

Inkmasters Print Exhibition 2021 by Inkmasters Cairns

Tank 4

www.cairns.qld.gov.au/tanks

9.00am / FREE / G 

 

MONDAY 26 JULY

 

C2K Bike Ride

Runs until 2 July Cairns Esplanade Lagoon

www.c2kbikeride.com.au

Registration closed / Donations welcomed 

 

TUESDAY 27 JULY

 

Opera Australia’s Carmen

CPAC Theatre

www.ticketlink.com.au

Venue open 6.30pm, show 7.30pm / $20.00 – $40.00 / 15 + 

 

That’s Amore – Piccolo Cucina

Piccolo Cucina

www.voguemusic.com.au

7.30pm / $35.00 / PG 

 

WEDNESDAY 28 JULY

 

Catholic Schools on Stage

St Andrew’s Catholic College

6.30pm / G 

THURSDAY 29 JULY

 

CCW Cabinet Works Race Day 

Cairns Jockey Club

www.cairnsjockeyclub.com.au

12.00pm / FREE – $10.00 / G 

 

FRIDAY 30 JULY

 

Bandaluzia Flamenco 

Tanks Art Centre – Tank5

www.ticketlink.com.au

Venue open 6.30pm, show 7.30pm / $45.50 / PG 

 

Tour of the Tropics

Runs until 1 August Millaa Millaa, Green Hill, Cairns Esplanade

www.tourofthetropics.com.au

$250.00 / G 

 

SATURDAY 31 JULY

 

Rocketman 

Starry Night Cinema

7.30pm / $15.00 – $20.00 / M 

 

The Neil Diamond Experience 

Edge Hill Bowls Club

6.00pm / $35.00 / PG 

 

THURSDAY 5 AUGUST

 

St Monica’s College Open Evening

St Monica’s College

4.00pm – 5.30pm / FREE / G

 

SATURDAY 7 AUGUST

 

Ocean’s 8 

Starry Night Cinema

7.30pm / FREE – $40.00 / G 

 

The FNQ Emergency Services Gala Ball 

Cairns Convention Centre

www.fnqesa.org.au

5.30pm / $190.00 / 18 + 

 

TUESDAY 17 AUGUST

 

St Augustine’s College – Cerise & Blue Open Night

St Augustine’s College

www.sac.qld.edu.au/events

5.00pm – 7.30pm / FREE / G

 

WEDNESDAY 18 AUGUST

 

Peace Lutheran College Open Day

Peace Lutheran College, Kamerunga

www.plc.qld.edu.au

3.30pm – 6.30pm / FREE