Cairns Festival

Cairns, Cairns Area

24 August – 2 September 2018 - 

The countdown to the region’s favourite annual celebration is on!

Cairns Festival is set to showcase the vibrant, tropical lifestyle and creative spirit of Far North Queensland with a multi-dimensional program of family-friendly events and activities spanning music, art, craft, culture, dance, theatre, comedy and markets.

This year’s event runs over 10 action-packed days.

Event Dates

This event occurs annually:
24 August – 2 September 2018
24 August – 2 September 2018

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Car park
  • Public Telephone

Event Venues


Multiple sites around Cairns
Address:
Cairns
Queensland, Australia 4870

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

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Mao's Last Dancer the exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
From AU$9 - 12
1 December 2017 – 29 April 2018
Discover one man’s incredible journey from poverty to world-famous artist in this exclusive Museum of Brisbane exhibition. Features never-before-seen interviews, performance footage and personal artefacts in an intimate portrait of a contemporary Australian icon.

The Kite Wishes Project

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
1 December 2017 – 29 April 2018
Mao’s Last Dancer Li Cunxin has a life-long love of kites, creating and flying them as a child in rare and precious moments with his father. Kites became a metaphor for Li’s life, as his career soared beyond the impoverished commune of his childhood to the ballet stages of the world.

Every Day I Wait - Anne Scott Wilson

Brisbane City, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
23 January – 15 April 2018
Artist Anne Scott Wilson draws on 30 years of live performance and exhibitions to explore the relationship between movement and meaning. Her works meditate on the years of strenuous practice and endurance dancers undertake relative to their brief moments of glory as a performer.

Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM)

New Farm, Brisbane Area
19 – 23 February 2018
The Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) is Australia's leading internationally focused industry event for contemporary performing arts. Established in 1994 by the Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body, APAM showcases and promotes a thriving, diverse national performing arts sector, and stimulates the ongoing dialogue, collaboration and exchange between local artists and producers and their international counterparts to grow the export of Australian performance.

Powerkids: Little Artists at Play

New Farm, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 20 February 2018
Join the Brisbane Powerhouse every Tuesday, during the school term, on the Turbine Platform. In this space, anything is possible. Little Artists at Play is a creative play workshop series for children aged up to five years and their carers.

The Original Peoples' Party

New Farm, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
20 February 2018
Heaving dance floors and participatory live art bought to you by a smashing selection of artists from around the world. Expect live music, political improvisation, drag, queer flamboyance, subversive beats and a whole load of talent.

Moonlight Cinema - Brisbane

New Farm, Brisbane Area
From AU$12.50 - 35.00
20 – 25 February 2018
Moonlight Cinema is Australia’s favourite and largest outdoor cinema. Watch advance screenings, summer blockbusters and cult classics under the stars in one of Brisbane's most iconic inner-city green spaces all summer long.

A Litany of Broken Prayer and Promise

New Farm, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
21 February 2018
Step onto the Turbine Platform and spend the night immersed in Singapore art and culture. Acknowledging Australia’s ongoing fruitful relationship with friends in Singapore, APAM and the National Arts Council, Singapore join forces to present a celebratory evening of dynamic live performance from some of Singapore’s foremost independent contemporary artists.

A Night Across Asia

New Farm, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
22 February 2018
Brisbane Powerhouse’s Turbine Platform is transformed into an intimate club for a night of immersive, intriguing and entertaining from across Asia. Revel in irreverent hybrids of Korean folk music blended with rock, pop and extravagant visuals.

Glass Dean Mendelssohn

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area
From AU$30.00 - 79.00
22 February 2018
Philip Glass reflects upon the life of the iconic poet Yukio Mishima in a work of great evocative power, gripping in its vivid musical imagery of the controversial artist’s turbulent life. Brett Dean’s art is driven by serious concerns and his first string quartet responds to the events of the refugee crisis, through music of haunting eeriness and explosive anger reaching tentatively towards the hope for peace.
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