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Cairns Festival 2016

26 Aug - 04 Sep
2016

Cairns Festival 2016


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Festival Cairns 2016 - Colours of Us

Set to be even bigger than last year - This iconic Festival of Cairns brings the community business and organisations together in a celebration of fun, entertainment and music.

From street performers, live music, workshops, and various events throught the Festival - there is something for everyone.

The highlight of the Festival Cairns is the Grand Parade - where the Cairns Esplanade comes alive with floats made by local groups.  The Parade winds along the Espalande with entertainment, music and fun - ensure you get a good position to show your support, and enjoy the festivities!

26 August 2016
Close Contact Stage, Cairns Esplanade
Enjoy a FREE concert on Cairns Esplanade with Cairns' emerging artists and local musicians. Concert scheduled to kick off 6pm.

Harry James Angus, Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns 
6:30pm

Experience the amazing talent of Harry James Angus - best known as the trumpet playing singer from The Cat Empire!  Harry James Angus brings Jazz, music and incredible on stage improvisations.  An unmissable event for Jazz fans!  Tickets $40 / $35 Concession 

27 August 2016
Grand Parade & Fireworks, Cairns Esplanade
10am - Late including 5:30pm Parade & 7:30pm Fireworks

Celebrating Cairns' diverse community the "Colours of Us" Grand Parade is a great Family Friendly event.  Throughout the day Carins Festival main stage will provide all day entertainment with the Ukulele Community Concert & Markets from 10am.   Look out for the Drum Monster and funky Roving street performers from 3pm along with Esplanade with the Grand Parade at 5:30pm, and family Fireworks at 7:30pm.  Make a day of it - and celebrate with us!  

28 August 2016
Family Fun Day, Muddy's Lawn Cairns Esplanade
9am - 1pm

Sunday on the 'Nard is a huge day of Free Family Entertainment on the lawn at Muddy's along Cairns Esplanade.  Colours of Us Tent from 9am - 1pm will help create a magical atmosphere for the kids to play, enjoy Story Weaving Workshop and create a puppet creature from recycled items.  Enjoy the live music by Simthfield Jazz Band, WD and the Funky Tones, ARC Beat Drummers plus more from 9:30am - 1pm.

Festival Family Concert, Cairns Esplanade
4:00pm
Enjoy a family afternoon on the Cairns Esplanade and be entertained by the explosive sounds of the Melbourne Ska Orchestra and talented local artists kicking off from 4pm!  Relax on a blanket, or get up and dance to the talents of Brealyn Sheehan, In the Element, Royal Bodiez and at 6:30pm Melbourne Ska Orchestra!

29 & 30 August 2016
The Making Place,
Eastern Event Lawn Cairns Esplanade
5:00pm - 7pm

Enjoy making new things and new friends at the free Workshops at the Making Place.

1st & 2nd September 2016
Family Film Night,
Next to Lagoon Cairns Esplanade
6:30pm

Bring a picnic rug and enjoy a Free Family film under the stars on Cairns Esplanade. 
1st September Movie: Fern Gully The Last Rainforest
2nd September Movie: Oddball

3rd September 2016
Salt House Food & Wine Festival,
Salthouse Marina Point Cairns
11:00am - 11pm
Enjoy food, wine and entertainment at the Salt House Food & Wine Festival.  Tickets $10

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3rd September 2016
Jazz Under the Stars,
Flecker Gardens, Cairns Botanic Gardens
4:30pm - 9pm
Experience the magic of the Cairns Botanic Gardens at night, as you enjoy an evening of local musicians featuring Barrier Reef Jazz Band, Hot & Wet Swing Set, Smithfield Jazz Academy and more....  Remember your picnic rug, basket and drinks!  Tickets $15 at the door

4th September 2016
Carnival on Collins, 
Tanks Art Centre, Cairns Botanic Gardens
Celebrate Father's Day at the annual Carnival on Collins at Cairns' Botanic Gardens and Tanks Art Centre.  Enjoy a range of live entertainment, food stalls and markets - Fun for Dad and whole family!

For a full copy of the Cairns Festival 2016 Program click here and download a copy so you don't miss out on the festivities!

Cairns Accommodation is at a premium at this time of the year so we suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.


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