Past Events in August
Cairns Festival 25th August to 3rd September 2017
The Cairns Festival is a celebration of everything that is characteristic of Tropical North Queensland. It celebrates our history, multicultural backgrounds our songs, dances and our arts. There are many events to attend such as the Grand Parade and Fireworks, the hugely popular Carnival on Collins along with Drama performances, Theatre, Music & Dance. Cairns Festival is a multi-dimensional 10 day event to include visitors and locals alike to enjoy the true spirit of Tropical North Queensland as one
Cairns Festival 2016
Festival Cairns 2016 - a festival celebrating the tropical lifestyle, culture, music and entertainment! After a record Grand Parade in 2015, this year the 2016 Cairns Festival is set to be even bigger! Enjoy the colour and entertainment at Cairns Festival's Grand Parade which winds along the Esplanade along with Fireworks, and street performers - A great family festival with something for everyone!
Cairns comes alive during the annual seventeen fun filled days of food, fun, festivities and frivolity. With so many excellent events running in Cairns each day, it is hard to choose what to do and what to see. Perhaps catch a world famous singer performing at Tanks Art Center, wander along the Cairns waterfront Esplanade admiring the giant works of art on display, laugh at the world renowned buskers, or savor some fresh local produce as prepared by a world famous chef? As you can see you need to plan your calendar with care during Festival Cairns, as you do not want to miss out on any of the action.
The Great Pyramid Race
Once a year, local fitness enthusiasts gather together for the great Pyramid Race just south of Gordonvale. While some may find the idea of running up Walsh's Pyramid, a 922m high steep mountain located 20km south of Cairns, not very appealing, the fine tradition ha been a well attended event for more than 50 years.
The annual timeOUT concert not only brings some major groups to Cairns to headline the gig, but showcases the talent of local bands for 10 hours of solid rock on the Cairns Esplanadecairns c. The 2009 timeOUT concert drew a crowd of over 7000 to watch big name bands such as the Hiltop Hoods, Grinspoon, and The Fumes as well as two local bands The Solemn Prophets and All Said and Done.