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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.

Joy to The World Carols and Fireworks

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!

The Wiggles Tour

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’.


Running Shadows Fleetwood Mac

Running Shadows

3,4,5 November 2023

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

Candlelight Fever Original Event

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!

Sean RII

Sean RII

10 November 2023

Following the success of recent hit records such as “Chu Chu”, “Jealously”, “Mi Wetim You” plus many more!

LA soul singer and superstar Aloe Blacc

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 Music Tour

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’

Creedence Clearwater Collective logo

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!

John Waters presents The John Lennon Songbook in Concert promo image

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 promo image

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.


Cairns Festival logo

Cairns Festival

25 August – 3 September 2023

Experience the vibrant celebration of art, music, and culture at the Cairns Festival – join us for an unforgettable experience!

Promo image for The Beach Boys Experience on Saturday August 12 at CPAC

The Beach Boys

12 August 2023

Pick up some Good Vibrations at this unforgettable celebration dedicated to the music of The Beach Boys.

Promo image for Fleetwood Mac & Stevie Nicks tribute show "Dreams"

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)

Three costumed performers at the Cairns Childrens Festival

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!

Ballet dancers performing Forest Song & Don Quixote

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. 

4 members of Coterie in a pool


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!


Promotional photo of musician LT

LT - Act Your Age, Single Launch

21 April  2023

The 4 members of Caravãna Sun against a house vinyl siding

Caravãna Sun

29 April 2023


Pink and purple-lit photo of singer Bina Butta


Black and white photo of singer Conrad Sewell


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