Events in Cairns Far North Tropical Queensland

If you are coming to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef  be sure to plan your holiday around one of the many exciting and colourful events that are hosted from Mission Beach, Cairns, Palm Cove, Port Douglas and the Atherton Tablelands. North Queenslanders are known as people that love to put on their party pants on more often than not so come on up and join us in all the fun for our local and international events

The whole region comes alive day and night with music, parades, markets, shows, banquets, events, duck racing, toad racing, horse racing and elite sporting events just to name a few

Read here about the current Cairns Events and Attractions  

Events in Far North Queensland

Great Barrier Reef Masters Games Cairns
Great Barrier Reef Masters Games 2017
  • Location: Mixed Venues, Cairns
  • Dates: Thursday 25th May - Sunday 28th May

Come along and watch the best Masters-age athletes from Australia and abroad compete across 20 individual and team events over 3 big days in Cairns, Far North Queensland. Along with the sporting events there will be lots of fun social activities for athletes, officials and spectators to join in on. Over 2000 athletes are expected to compete in the 2017 event so if you're planning on attending it's important to book your Cairns accommodation now so you don't miss out!

Cairns Airport Adventure Festival 2017 cycling
Cairns Airport Adventure Festival 2017
  • Location: Variety of venues , Cairns
  • Dates: Sunday 4th June - Monday 12th June

From June 4th to June 12 Cairns will play host to the Cairns Airport Adventure Festival - an epic collection of sporting events ranging from fun-focused night time runs along the esplanade to serious full-length triathlons that will test even the most dedicated athlete. There are events for everyone young and old and spectators will love watching the action surrounded by beautiful FNQ scenery. We have the best accommodation and tour deals for anyone attending the event - check them out and score a bargain!

Rugby World Cup 2017
Rugby League World Cup Cairns 2017
  • Location: Barlow Park Cairns, Cairns
  • Dates: Sunday 29th October - Saturday 11th November

Experience all the excitement of world-class rugby when the Rugby League World Cup comes to Cairns in 2017. Enjoy watching the small island nations of Tonga and Samoa take on Scotland in respective matches as well as a match between Ireland and Italy, all being held at Barlow Park. Don’t miss out on the ultimate Rugby League experience in Cairns!

Port Douglas Carnivale 2017
Port Douglas Carnivale 2017
  • Location: Mixed Venues, Port Douglas
  • Dates: Friday 26th May - Sunday 28th May

The much-loved Port Douglas Carnivale festival is back for its 23rd year from the 26th to 28th March. Come and celebrate the best of Tropical North Queensland, from the bountiful fresh produce and amazing seafood to the awesome line-up of world-class artists, musicians and performers.