Tropical North Queensland | Events

From the Daintree Rainforest to the Great Barrier Reef, the events in Tropical North Queensland have true adventure at their heart. From mountain bike championships through the rainforest to Indigenous dance festivals and foodie feasts on the reef, you’ll find the perfect next event for you.

Festivals

Find festivals that cater to all your senses; from the celebrations of Captain Cook’s landing in Cooktown at the Cooktown Discovery Festival, to the eclectic Port Douglas Carnivale, complete with street acts and gourmet food. You can even give your tastebuds a treat at the Feast of the Senses.

Sport & Lifestyle

Motoring enthusiasts will love the Targa Great Barrier Reef Tour and punters will love to compete in fashions on the field at the Cairns Amateurs Carnival. You can also catch club AFL and NRL matches in Cairns.

Indigenous events

Tropical North Queensland is home to both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultures and these cultures shine at the Keep the Flame of Culture Burning Festival. Find unique Aboriginal art or catch performing acts that merge culture and contemporary dance at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF).

Heading north to the Torres Strait? Grab a spot on the grass and enjoy traditional Torres Strait Island dancing at the Winds of Zenadth Cultural Festival or hear live bands at the Yarrabah Band Festival, just 50 minutes south of Cairns.

Endurance events

Put your endurance to the ultimate test at the Cairns Airport Adventure Festival, Reef to Reef festival or the Tropical Journeys Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival.

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Indigenous Stock Workers Display

Normanton, Carpentaria Area
Free Entry
18 – 21 October 2019
An informative and interactive display in recognition of the resilience, spirit and sheer hard work of the indigenous men and women who played a vital role in the establishment of the cattle industry in the Gulf Region.

Innisfail and District Historical Society

Innisfail, Cassowary Coast Area
From AU$0.00 - 0.00
Weekly from 18 – 25 October 2019
The Innisfail Museum which is run by the Innisfail and District Historical Society Inc. contains a plethora of historical local artifacts which a volunteer will guide you through each Friday morning. You will learn about what life was like in the early days of Innisfail and its surrounding area.

Smile for Saturday Mornings Print Club

Edge Hill, Cairns Area
From AU$15 - 125
Weekly from 19 October 2019
Fancy something different? Print Club is their casual Saturday morning printmaking group. Drop in to their print workshop any Saturday morning. Set your own pace - come in for a chat about your art and ideas over a cup of tea and see what others are doing, delve deep into producing those long awaiting editions, or make a small print.

Mission Beach Markets

Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
20 October 2019
The Mission Beach Markets are local community markets run by Rotary Mission Beach. The Mission Beach Markets are held in the shady Ulysses Day Park beside the beach on Porter Promenade, Mission Beach.

Cardwell Pioneers Tour

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 21 October 2019
The Cardwell Pioneer Tours are currently operating every Monday and Thursday morning from 10am at the Visitor Information and Heritage Centre located in Cardwell. The tour incorporates all the buildings in the historic precinct and takes visitors on a fascinating journey of the area’s colourful history as they move through each building.

Innisfail Art Deco Tours

Innisfail, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 22 October 2019
Join them on a free 30 minute tour of the Art Deco inspired Innisfail Shire Hall! The Innisfail Shire Hall is the jewel in the crown, of the Art Deco Capital of Australia - Innisfail. It was built to provide jobs as part of an employment relief scheme instigated by the Queensland Government during the great depression of the 1930's It was in this climate that the Johnstone Shire Council erected the Shire Hall which has dominated the Innisfail Skyline for over 70 years.

Port Shorts Film Festival

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
25 – 26 October 2019
Port Shorts Incorporated is dedicated to promoting screen culture and Port Douglas and Daintree as a destination and potential film location with the Port Shorts Film Festival. The Port Shorts Film Festival has been developed to showcase the best emerging filmmakers in Australia, attract film enthusiasts to the destination, promote Port Douglas as a premier location far film enthusiasts and provide pathways for participants to further develop their careers in the Australian film industry.

Tablelands Folk Festival

Yungaburra,
From AU$55 - 130
25 – 27 October 2019
This pop-up festival, held on the weekend of the fourth Saturday of October each year is a colourful, vibrant celebration of music, poetry and the performing arts. It brings a sense of community, learning, fun, family and pure joy to all participants in the historic, friendly township of Yungaburra in tropical North Queensland.

Sovereign Resort Barramundi Fishing Competition

Cooktown, Cook Area
From AU$10 - 60
25 – 27 October 2019
An all-tackle fishing competition - any breaking strain fishing line fished on rod and reel or handline is welcome and the champion angler will be defined by the closest to the random mystery weight!

The Grass is Greener Music Festival

Parramatta Park, Cairns Area
From AU$99 - 119
26 October 2019
TGIG is curated for music fanatics of the hottest Australian acts with a blend of Handpicked International Music Talent. It's about celebrating good times with friends, listening to the hottest music around under sunny blue skies.
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