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Things to Do in Cairns

Your Event Guide For Cairns

We have crafted a what’s on shortlist that contains the must-know events, activities and must-see attractions for you experience and mark on your to-do list for the upcoming months. From music, theatre and arts to sports, food and leisure activities, there’s so much to see and do in our area so be sure to check our list on a regular basis to stay up-to-date on all things trending in our local area.

What’s On Events

Check out our expertly curated local area events guide.


17 and 24 February 2024

Join our Rock and Country music group at Bosca’s, Cairns! Musicians and fans alike, come jam with us for a memorable time. See you there!

Blondie Tribute Show

27 January 2024

A spectacular homage to the legendary Blondie, featuring the best hits that defined an era..

Sax on The Chill Deck

January – March 2024

Amazing cuisine, Sensational service, Delicious Cocktails, Ocean Views, and SAX MAN Troy Stevens on the Chill Deck

Running Shadows

Running Shadows

3,4,5 November 2023

Renowned as Australia’s Number 1 Fleetwood Mac Experience, this show, you must see!



11 November 2023

An intimate rave between Cairns & Port Douglas, hidden inside the lush North Queensland rainforest and beach!

The Beatles ’50 Years On’

The Beatles ’50 Years On’

23 November 2023

Exclusively come and relive all the Beatles Classic hits in one sensational two-hour concert experience presented by the world’s premier ‘Beatles’ band!

The wiggles

The wiggles

5 December 2023

Expect an unforgettable experience in the thrill of seeing The Wiggles perform all their hits including ‘Rock-a-Bye Your Bear’, ‘Hot Potato’ & ‘Fruit Salad’.

Marina Prior & David Hobson

Marina Prior & David Hobson

16 December

Two of Australia’s best known powerhouse legends of Musical Theatre and Opera, Marina Prior & David Hobson embark on their Encore Tour, ‘The 2 Of Us’

DMA’s promotional photo


 28 – Sun 29 October

Multi-Platinum and critically acclaimed Sydney trio DMA’S are thrilled to announce their biggest headline tour of Australia.

Cairns Oktoberfest In Za Haus logo


14 October 2023

Bringing all the joy of Munich’s Oktoberfest tradition to Cairns annually with Okt2023.

Queen: It's a Kinda Magic promo art with Freddy Mercury in a yellow jacket


1 July to 11 November 2023

Don’t miss out on the spectacle, grandeur, and electrifying performance with the incredible Dominic Warren.

Cairns Festival logo

Cairns Festival

25 August – 3 September 2023

Experience the vibrant celebration of art, music, and culture at the Cairns Festival – join us for an unforgettable experience!

Professional Bull Riders Monster Energy Origin III promotional photo

PBR Origin III

22 July 2023

The PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Monster Energy Tour is bringing the greatest rivalry in Australian sport, a head-to-head competition.

Cleo & Tony art deco poster art

'Cleo & Tony'

15-17 June 2023

‘Antony and Cleopatra’. Caught between duty and desire, their love story unfolds on a razor’s edge. Don’t miss this tragic tale!

Mat McHugh promotional photo

Mat McHugh & The Beautiful Girls

Sat 25 Mar 2023

Mat McHugh & The Beautiful Girls are excited to announce they will be hitting the road this summer, and for the first time ever combining the work of both of McHugh’s groups on stage.

Michael Franti & Spearhead promotional photo

Michael Franti & Spearhead

Wed 12 Apr – Thu 13 Apr

Michael Franti has been touring Australia for thirty years, and this April he’s BACK, touring his extraordinary live shows around the country and stopping off at the Tanks Arts Centre! Combining his high-energy, upbeat, sun-soaked music so effortlessly with his positive worldview and magnanimous heart, Michael Franti has been called ‘equal parts musician and activist’.

Dami Im at Cairns Summer Sounds




Jessica Mauboy at Cairns Summer Sounds




Eric Bibb with guitar promotional photo


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