Cairns Festival, Australia

The Cairns central business district is easy to walk and explore, and the water font Esplanade is a good place to start.

During Cairns Festival, the Esplanade, City Place, and nearby areas within the city will come alive with action, events, artists, and buskers.

A great time to be in the city of Cairns enjoying the sunshine, good times and lot's and lots of entertainment.

Cairns Festival, Australia

2012 Cairns Festival 17th August - 2nd Spetember 2012

Cairns Festival Is In Its 51st Year

Friday 17th August and Sunday 2nd September 2012

This years' Cairns Festival will be an action packed 17 day festival featuring artists, entertainers, musicians, and dancers from Cairns and surrounding regions all joining forces and coming together for a big party around the city of Cairns in Queensland Australia.

This event is hosted by the Cairns City Regional Council and it is created around the regions colourful character and multicultural community and showcases talents of locals in all sorts of artistic mediums.

While there will be many new events gracing the 2012 year's program, we are pleased to include the annual highlights, namely Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Esplanart outdoor exhibition of visual art, the opening Grand Parade, Tropical Pride Festival, Carnival on Collins and Muddy's Art Village.

The 2012 Grand Street Parade is scheduled for Saturday 18th August, and will again include 50 plus floats from throughout the Cairns community, an amazing pyrotechnic fireworks show, and free entertainment on The Esplanade for all the family.

Other Festival Cairns venues for artistic events include the Civic Theatre, Tanks Arts Centre, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, and the beautiful beachside village of Palm Cove.

We would love you to please join us for some fantastic events and if you feel you would like to participate in any of the activities please contact us HERE at