Past Events in September
Cairns City UCI Mountain Bike World Championships 5 – 10 September 2017
Cairns and Tropical North Queensland is the ultimate World Championship destination for mountain bike enthusiasts. The mountain bike trails around Cairns and Atherton Tablelands are talked about all around the world and for this event there will be over 300 of the world’s very best riders competing for the championship title over this six day event. This spectacular mountain biking event attracts over 20,000 spectators so make sure you have pre-booked your Cairns accommodation in advance to ensure your attendance here too.
Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival 1st & 2nd September 2017
It’s on again and in its historic 59th year the eagerly awaited calendar event the Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival. It’s a two day event of horse racing, corporate box mingling, socialising and enjoying good food, wine and good company. The ladies are top priority at these race days with fashions on the field, ladies golf days and high tea parties. Book your accommodation in Cairns and join us for a fun horse racing weekend in Tropical North Queensland this year.
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 Amateurs Racing Carnival 2016
Experience the fun, fashion, glamour, food and entertainment surrounding the two days of horse racing in Cairns each year! Celebrating 58 years in 2016 the Cairns Amateurs attracts visitors around the world including interstate and local visitors. Enjoy a variety of social events in the region including the annual Amateurs Ball.
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 Amateurs Racing Carnival 2015
Every year in early September, Cairns social calendar lights up with glamour, entertainment, fashion and food! A 57 year institution, the Cairns Amateurs draws visitors from all over the country to join in the party atmosphere and sporting excitement. Whether you are a racing enthusiast or fashionista there is a great event to suit everyone!
Cairns Amateurs Horse Racing Carnival 2014
Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s time to dust off those top hats and fascinators and get frocked up! Cairns’ biggest horse racing carnival the Amateurs is on in only 15 weeks and if you haven’t already booked your premium tickets and accommodation, you had better get cracking or you just may miss out!
- Record attendance at Cairns Amateurs 2014!
- Shannon Noll Headlines ANZ Cairns Amateurs Ball - 12 Sept!
- Iconic Tourism Company Supports the Fashionable Cairns Amateurs
- Interview with Tourism Tropical North QLD CEO
- Cairns Amateurs Golden Couple Named To Fly the Flag!
- Helicopter transfers for Cairns Amateurs
Cairns Amateurs Fashions on the Field
The Cairns Amateurs Fashions on the Field is recognised as the most colourful and hotly contended regional race wear competition in North Queensland.
For four days in early September, the entire city of Cairns stops to celebrate the Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival. The event began in 1959 as a small race meet, over the years it grew so steadily that today it is known as one of Australia's premier fun racing events. With race goers flocking to Cairns for the event from southern states and nearby towns, Cairns population swells by a few thousand over the fun filled weekend.
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.