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Festivals & Events

So many things to see and do! Cairns holds a variety of festivals during the year and they offer tourists and locals something different. Visitors have many opportunities to truly experience the local culture of Cairns.

Some of the festivals and events you can expect to see range from rugby and cricket tournaments to carnival parades, film festivals, jazz events and winter solstice celebrations. Really get in touch with Australian history with a number of the regions indigenous festivals. Don’t miss the highly anticipated Cairns Festival which brings in over 20,000 visitors annually and has been running since 1961. The festival runs for two weeks in late August/early September and includes food and wine, cultural acts, music performances and a number of water activities.

For information on what’s on in Cairns during your next visit, check the websites below: