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Cairns Cup

The Cairns Cup Carnival is a headline event of the Cairns social calendar and a major highlight each year for the local racing industry.

Boasting a carnival atmosphere with a winning trifecta of exhilarating racing, superb fashion and exciting company the Cairns Cup welcomes its community and visitors to beautiful Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef every year. The Cairns Cup is held over two days each year.

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Cairns Festival

Cairns Festival is an annual 10-day celebration of art, culture and the beauty of living in tropical north Queensland. The biggest event on the Cairns calendar, Cairns Festival delivers a vibrant, progressive and collaborative festival. Providing a platform to engage locals and visitors alike by exploring our unique sense of place, diverse heritage and distinct tropical lifestyle.

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Red Bull Defiance

Red Bull Defiance courses have been designed to test athletes over two extremely challenging days, racing alongside the worlds best multisport and endurance athletes. Each day involves multiple race disciplines, taking competitors through awe-inspiring terrain and scenery. Red Bull Defiance challenges all athletes mentally and physically

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Missy Higgins

Australian singer/songwriter Missy Higgins joins the lineup at Cairns Festival. Missy has enjoyed phenomenal success with her irresistible melodies and ‘arrow through the heart’ lyrics, delivered by a striking voice that clearly means it. This special Cairns Festival event promises to be a memorable night of remarkable Australian music.

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Cairns Marathon

Up to 4000 athletes from Queensland, interstate and overseas are expected to participate in the inaugural 7 Cairns Marathon and Community Run Festival. Distances include 2km, 5km, 10km, half (21km) and full (42km) marathon distances.

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Wallaby Creek Festival

Wallaby Creek Festival is a celebration of music and arts in the rainforest – set in the stunning grounds of Home Rule Rainforest Lodge.

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Outback Rockabilly Rods & Rides Festival

The Undara Outback Rockabilly Rods & Rides festival is a four-day celebration of classic cars and motorbikes, with Rockabilly music and dancing featuring our local Mount Surprise and Unearth Etheridge community.

If you have a classic car or motorcycle, and would love to Rock & Roll dance in one of the most unique venues in Australia, then this is a weekend for you! There will be multiple opportunities to show off your pride and joy, while enjoying a weekend filled with Rockabilly music and Rock & Roll dancing.

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The Grass is Greener

The Grass is Greener Festival delivers Cairns some of the best of Australia’s talent in a brand new and exciting boutique music festival. .

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Guy Sebastian’s T.R.U.T.H. Tour

Superstar and multi ARIA award-winning singer-songwriter Guy Sebastian is set to take his national T.R.U.T.H. Tour all across Australian capital cities and regional areas in November & December 2021!

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Cairns New Year’s Eve at the Esplanade 

Cairns’ New Year’s Eve at the Esplanade is a massive carnival event that brings a diverse crowd together to celebrate the start of another year in our beautiful city.

This year’s activities will offer an alcohol-free event that is fun and festive with a family-friendly atmosphere!

Fireworks at 9pm and midnight.

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