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Things to Do in Cairns

Your Event Guide For Cairns

We have crafted a what’s on shortlist that contains the must-know events, activities and must-see attractions for you experience and mark on your to-do list for the upcoming months. From music, theatre and arts to sports, food and leisure activities, there’s so much to see and do in our area so be sure to check our list on a regular basis to stay up-to-date on all things trending in our local area.

What’s On Events

Check out our expertly curated local area events guide.

The Cairns Show

17 – 19 July 2024

The Cairns Show Association is proud to bring Australia’s Largest, Regional, Agricultural Show to the FNQ Community!

Cairns Festival

23 August – 1 September 2024

Regional Queensland’s most significant and fastest-growing community event, Cairns Festival has come a long way since then.

True Vibenation Team Performing

True Vibenation

1st March 2024

True Vibenation combines an irresistible blend of soul, afrobeat and hip hop backed by big bass, big beats and horns.

Les Miserables

The Hardcase Hotel

29 June 2024

An unapologetically hilarious spoof on a classic Agatha Christie murder mystery.

Cairns Children’s Festival

Cairns Children’s Festival

18 – 19 May 2024

Head back to Cairns and spend a day hitting the family-friendly Cairns Children’s Festival.

Crankworx World Tour

22 – 26 May 2024

Crankworx is the ultimate experience in mountain biking. Born in Whistler, B.C.

Fleetwood Mac Experience Event

Shania Twain’ Tribute

13 April 2024

Tribute to an amazing singer full of candles in a great location!

National treasure Kate Ceberano’s

Unlocking the Doors

20 April 2024

A unique location, hundreds of candles, and the magic
of music. Experience Candlelight!

Fleetwood Mac Experience Event

Jon Stevens

13 March 2024

With nothing but relentless hits! A visceral charge of emotion that will transport you back to 1987 and beyond.

National treasure Kate Ceberano’s

Kate Ceberano

16 March 2024

National treasure Kate Ceberano’s eye-watering achievements include 11 platinum and 8 gold albums, 10 Top 10 albums, 15 Top 40 singles, 3 Countdown awards.

People Enjoying the Music and Dancing


9 February 2024

Australian alt funk icons Skunkhour are back. Hot off the back of 2022’s EP release, including hit lead track Blue.

Les Miserables

Les Miserables

22 January 2024

Cairns Choral Society Inc. is proudly bringing one of the world’s most iconic and longest-running musicals, Les Misérables, to Cairns audiences in 2024.

Aloe Blacc 2023

Tom Ballard

4 February 2024

One of the country’s hottest comedians (not physically) is coming to Cairns to yell and laugh and cry about the state of the world. It will be very very very funny.

People Enjoying the Music and Dancing

Joy to The World

2 December 2023

Enjoy good food, dancing and great music and spend time with friends and family in a relaxed drug and alcohol free environment!

Man Dancing with a Kid

The Wiggles

5 December 2023

Expect an unforgettable experience in the thrill of seeing The Wiggles perform all their hits including ‘Rock-a-Bye Your Bear’, ‘Hot Potato’ & ‘Fruit Salad’.


Fleetwood Mac Experience Event

Running Shadows

3,4,5 November 2023

Renowned as Australia’s Number 1 Fleetwood Mac Experience, this show, you must see!

Les Miserables

Candlelight: Tribute to Queen

22 November 2023

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Cairns!

Aloe Blacc 2023

Aloe Blacc 2023

23 November 2023

LA soul singer and superstar Aloe Blacc, of ‘I Need A Dollar’, ‘The Man’ and ‘Wake Me Up’ fame, heads to the Tanks Arts Centre


Aloe Blacc 2023

Creedence Clearwater

2 – 16 September 2023

Join us, as we walk-through the life and music of one of the world’s most iconic bands!

Aloe Blacc 2023

The John Lennon Songbook

23 September – 20 October 2023

John Waters has explored and honoured his relationship with Lennon’s music for 30 years with co-creator and musical director Stewart D’Arrietta!

Aloe Blacc 2023

A Taste of Ireland

29 October 2023

The Irish Music & Dance Sensation returns with a performance that is ‘Celtic―for this decade’.

People outside at Salt House Food & Wine Festival under a large tent and umbrellas

Salt House Food & Wine Festival

5 August 2023

Tropical North Queensland’s largest celebration of Food and Wine is back, bigger and better than ever.


Les Miserables

Cairns Children's Festival 2023

20 May 2023

Enjoy an interactive performance, The Last Collection, inspired by the Brothers Grimm and local stories. Perfect for children and young people aged 6-14!

Les Miserables

Forest Song & Don Quixote

8-9 June 2023

Experience the magical Forest Song ballet, a timeless love story with mystical elements and a conflict between humans and nature. 

People Enjoying the Music and Dancing

Caravãna Sun

29 April 2023


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