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.
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!
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’.
3,4,5 November 2023
Renowned as Australia’s Number 1 Fleetwood Mac Experience, this show, you must see!
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!
10 November 2023
Following the success of recent hit records such as “Chu Chu”, “Jealously”, “Mi Wetim You” plus many more!
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
Marina Prior & David Hobson
16 December 2023
Two of Australia’s best known powerhouse legends of Musical Theatre and Opera, Marina Prior & David Hobson embark on their Encore Tour,‘The 2 Of Us’
2 – 16 September 2023
Join us, as we walk-through the life and music of one of the world’s most iconic bands!
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!
A Taste of Ireland
29 October 2023
The Irish Music & Dance Sensation returns with a performance that is ‘Celtic―for this decade’.
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.
25 August – 3 September 2023
Experience the vibrant celebration of art, music, and culture at the Cairns Festival – join us for an unforgettable experience!
The Beach Boys
12 August 2023
Pick up some Good Vibrations at this unforgettable celebration dedicated to the music of The Beach Boys.
Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks Show
7 July 2023
Don’t miss this show if you’re a Mac fan!”Dennis Dunstan – Manager Fleetwood Mac (1981-1999)
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!
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.
23 June 2023
Coterie, a five-piece band spearheaded by four brothers from Perth, are rapidly building a reputation as one of Australia’s most electrifying live acts!
LT - Act Your Age, Single Launch
21 April 2023
29 April 2023