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  • Free entry into the Gallery!

    96 Abbott St Cairns, Queensland, Australia 10:00am - 5:00pm

  • Fish & Chips Fridays

    5:00pm - 8:00pm

  • Cairns Art Gallery Free Entry!

    Crn Abbott & Shields Street, Cairns 9:00am - 5:00pm

  • Rusty's Markets

    57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD, Australia 5:00am - 6:00pm

  • SUNDAY SESSIONS ON THE GREEN!

    Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort Australia, Cairns, Queensland, Australia 4870 2:00pm - 5:00pm

  • Mission Beach Markets

    Porter Promenade, Opposite Hideaway Caravan Park, Mission Beach Queensland, 4852 7:30am - 12:30pm

  • GOLDSBOROUGH VALLEY PADDLE & SNORKEL Locals Day Out - Every Sunday!

    We paddle up at fisheries crossing just before the camp grounds, Crystal Clear waters a hidden Gem of Cairns. A peaceful paddle suitable for all ages, turn left at Pete's Bridge to Goldsborough Valley drive until you see Fisheries Crossing. Stunning views and arrary of wildlife even bring your mask and snorkel. 10:00am - 12:00pm

  • Sunday Sessions with Willow

    Harrisons by Spencer Patrick Sheraton Grand Mirage Port Douglas, Port Douglas 4877 4:00pm - 6:00pm

  • AJ Hackett Local Sunday Sessions

    End of McGregor Road Smithfield QLD 4870 12:00pm - 5:00pm

  • Come and see David Stacey's Artwork at Port Douglas Market

    Market Park, adjoining Anzac Park on the inlet at Wharf St Port Douglas. Just head west down Macrossan Street to the end and you have arrived. 8:00am - 1:30pm

  • Port Douglas Sunday Markets

    Each Sunday a market is held in Market Park, which adjoins ANZAC Park, Port Douglas. Bordered by Dickson Inlet and Wharf Street. The location is picturesque with the mountain ranges and Coral Sea in the background. Established almost 25 years ago, Port Douglas Sunday Markets provide locally produced food, fruit and veggies as well as hand crafted goods of every description. 9:00am - 2:00pm

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58 events found for October 2018.

KickArts

Start Date: 23 Mar 2017 10:00:00
End Date: 31 Dec 2018 17:00:00

Free entry into the Gallery!

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ESTILO

Start Date: 23 Feb 2018 17:00:00
End Date: 1 Mar 2019 20:00:00

The art of Fish ‘n’ Chips is something of an Aussie Friday night tradition in many seaside communities where fresh is always on the menu.

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Free

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Cairns Art Gallery

Start Date: 1 Oct 2018 10:00:00
End Date: 5 Oct 2018 15:30:00

Over the September School Holidays Cairns Art Gallery are offering a range of fun, creative and stimulating art workshops that will avoid the cries of ‘I’m bored!’.

Pricing

Members discount available

Laserfun Cairns

Occurs Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri Every Week

Start Date: 1 Oct 2018 13:00:00
End Date: 1 Oct 2018 16:00:00

Laserfun offers a Mega Laser Tag session of 3 hours of laser tag games from 1.00pm-4.00pm every weekday (Monday-Friday) of the school holidays for just $25.00 per person. Mega Laser Tag Saving!

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ONLY $25 per person | SAVE $11

Cairns Art Gallery

Occurs Weekly

Start Date: 1 Oct 2018 17:30:00
End Date: 1 Oct 2018 18:30:00

Conducted in the peaceful setting of the Gallery, participants will be guided through various yoga techniques, including learning postures, meditation and breathing techniques to improve core strength, the mind and the body.

Pricing

Members discount available

Night Sky Secrets Astronomy Dinner Tours

Start Date: 1 Oct 2018 17:30:00
End Date: 1 Oct 2018 21:30:00

Never been on astronomy tours? Now is the time to book! Our locals discount is now only $100 for adult & $50 for kid. Join our unique tours and delve deep into the hidden mysteries of the Southern Sky!

Our 2018 Tour Season is now in full swing & we welcome you to join us under the clear Dark Tableland Skies to discover the hidden mysteries of the night Sky.

Pricing

Our locals discount is now only $100 for adult & $50 for kid

Cairns Dinner Theatre

Occurs Weekly

Start Date: 1 Oct 2018 19:00:00
End Date: 1 Oct 2018 21:00:00

Cairns’ newest Stand-Up Comedy room, delivering laughs every Monday starting May 22nd at the all new Cairns Dinner Theatre, inside The Reef Hotel Casino. Enter the lively and intimate comedy club with an experimental atmosphere. Take a seat in a bean bag chair, grab a drink from our pop up bar and get ready for some awesome comedy.

Free entry and perfect for those that work in hospitality!

Doors open at 6:30pm with the comedy starting at 7pm!

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This is a Free Event.

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Cairns Regional Council

Start Date: 1 Oct 2018 17:00:00
End Date: 1 Oct 2018 18:00:00

Bouldering is a form of rock climbing at low height.

​ A minimal amount of equipment is required.

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Cairns Regional Council

Occurs Weekly

Start Date: 1 Oct 2018 09:30:00
End Date: 1 Oct 2018 10:30:00

Steady Steps is a falls prevention program for older adults who may be at risk of falls in their home or in the wider community.

The program is targeted to aid strength, balance, stability and functional movement.

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This is a Free Event.

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Cairns Art Gallery

Occurs Daily

Start Date: 1 Oct 2018 09:00:00
End Date: 1 Oct 2018 17:00:00

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This is a Free Event.

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Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

Occurs Weekly

Start Date: 2 Oct 2018 18:00:00
End Date: 2 Oct 2018 20:00:00

Every Tuesday down by the Aqua Bar a Mexican Fiesta will come to life! With live music, fresh margaritas and all you can eat mexican for $29 per person - kids of course eat free!

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$29 per person - kids of course eat free!

ESTILO

Occurs Weekly

Start Date: 2 Oct 2018 17:00:00
End Date: 2 Oct 2018 20:00:00

Muchad Gracias to the person who put the taco in Tuesday!

Keeping the begging of the week awesome QT Port Douglas celebrates the best thing ever invented by man, the tasty taco.

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This is a Free Event.

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Cairns Regional Council

Occurs Weekly

Start Date: 2 Oct 2018 17:30:00
End Date: 2 Oct 2018 18:30:00

Want to learn to play Beach Volleyball, increase your skills, or just want to have a fun hour of sport? Elite coaches Joel and Luke lead this weekly clinic. The session combines skill training and play with groupings for all skill levels. Come on down and bash a ball!

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Cairns Regional Council

Occurs Weekly

Start Date: 2 Oct 2018 17:30:00
End Date: 2 Oct 2018 18:30:00

Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. FREE for everyone!

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Cairns Art Gallery

Start Date: 3 Oct 2018 17:30:00
End Date: 3 Oct 2018 18:30:00

The Board of the Cairns Art Gallery and the Director, Andrea May Churcher, invite you to the curators talk for the exhibition A World View: The Tim Fairfax Gift with Ellie Buttrose, Associate Curator, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

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This is a Free Event.

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Cairns Wake Park

Occurs Mon, Wed & Fri Every Week

Start Date: 3 Oct 2018 08:30:00
End Date: 3 Oct 2018 10:30:00

September School Holidays are nearly here - and our ever popular Kids Club (6years to 12years) is on again these coming School Holidays!

Pricing

$35 per session including all equipment and coaching

Cairns Regional Council

Occurs Weekly

Start Date: 3 Oct 2018 17:30:00
End Date: 3 Oct 2018 18:30:00

Splash your way into shape with an invigorating low-impact aquatic exercise.

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This is a Free Event.

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Cairns Regional Council

Occurs Weekly

Start Date: 3 Oct 2018 06:30:00
End Date: 3 Oct 2018 07:30:00

This Introductory class is a combination of Yoga and Tai Chi techniques. Learn the basics at Fogarty Park from 6:30am on Wednesday mornings.

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This is a Free Event.

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Cairns & District Senior Citizens Association

Occurs Weekly

Start Date: 3 Oct 2018 13:30:00
End Date: 3 Oct 2018 16:30:00

The Senior Citizens Sing a long each Wednesday from 1.30 pm to 4 pm.

Local musicians, singers and singing groups attend regularly. Afternoon tea is served.

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Includes afternoon tea $4.00

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Cairns Dinner Theatre

Start Date: 4 Oct 2018 18:30:00
End Date: 4 Oct 2018 21:00:00

Diners beware you’re in for a scare! The Little Restaurant of Horrors is back for it’s third year and it’s even crazier then last year!

Pricing

$75.00 Regular Dinner & Show (3 course meal and dining experience). $90.00 Extra Scare Dinner & Show (3 course meal, a glass of bubbly upon arrival and a 100% dark room for extra scare factor.)

Cairns Regional Council

Start Date: 4 Oct 2018 06:30:00
End Date: 4 Oct 2018 07:30:00

Learn the basics of Pilates next to the Lagoon, 6:30am on Thursday mornings. Please bring water, a towel and/or mat.

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This is a Free Event.

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Cairns Regional Council

Occurs Weekly

Start Date: 4 Oct 2018 17:00:00
End Date: 4 Oct 2018 18:00:00

Learn how to skateboard with the highly qualified ASF Skateboard Coaches.

Learn the basics, improve your skills, land new tricks and have fun at the Skate Park! Some helmets and skateboards will be provided.

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This is a Free Event.

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Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

Occurs Weekly

Start Date: 5 Oct 2018 18:00:00
End Date: 5 Oct 2018 21:00:00

Eat, drink and chill out on the terrace every Friday night with live music and a good old homestyle barbecue. Bring the Family and the Kids Eat FREE*

Reef City Cairns Toastmasters

Occurs Weekly

Start Date: 5 Oct 2018 12:30:00
End Date: 5 Oct 2018 13:30:00

Come along to the Reef City Cairns Toastmasters Open House meeting to find out how to improve your speaking & communication skills in a fun effective way.

Pricing

This is a Free Event.

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Pullman Cairns International

Occurs Fri & Sat Every Week

Start Date: 5 Oct 2018 18:00:00
End Date: 5 Oct 2018 21:00:00

LIVE COOKING | HOME STYLE DISHES | LIVE MUSIC | FRESH LOCAL SEAFOOD

Pricing

$89pp / 2 for 1 Accor Plus

Rusty's Markets

Occurs Weekly

Start Date: 5 Oct 2018 05:00:00
End Date: 7 Oct 2018 18:00:00

Rusty’s Market is one of the most successful and well-known markets in Australia and abroad.

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This is a Free Event.

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Cairns Art Gallery

Start Date: 6 Oct 2018 10:00:00
End Date: 6 Oct 2018 12:00:00

Our special club for children aged 8 – 12 is all about creative experiences and activities with art as the focus. Kids will enjoy a program designed by artist Hayley Gillespie that will be full of fun and a way for kids to make new creative friends.

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Members discount available

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Cairns Art Gallery

Start Date: 6 Oct 2018 15:00:00
End Date: 6 Oct 2018 17:00:00

In 2018, the Gallery is introducing a new club designed for teens to expand their creativity in a space that facilitates growth and exploration in a range of creative fields

Pricing

Members discount available

Flames of the Forest - Rainforest Dining Experience

Occurs Weekly

Start Date: 6 Oct 2018 19:30:00
End Date: 6 Oct 2018 22:00:00

Flames celebrates all things romance on Saturday nights!

An exquisite evening of dining in the rainforest, beneath our glittering canopy of crystal chandeliers.

Cairns Wake Park

Occurs Weekly

Start Date: 6 Oct 2018 10:00:00
End Date: 6 Oct 2018 11:00:00

The best way for kids to learn and progress their wakeboarding!

Pricing

$25 per child - every 5th session is FREE!

Cairns Standup Paddleboard Adventure Tours

Occurs Weekly

Start Date: 6 Oct 2018 10:00:00
End Date: 6 Oct 2018 12:00:00

Cruise along the Upper Barron river through the heritage listed rainforest viewing abundant wildlife and taking in the serenity of this beautiful location.

Pricing

LOCALS DISCOUNT: $50 includes 2.5 hrs of SUP adventure all equipment, guide and instruction. Children under 8 ride on your board.

Cairns Regional Council

Start Date: 6 Oct 2018 08:00:00
End Date: 6 Oct 2018 09:00:00

This one hour class utilises the fantastic fitness stations spread out along the Esplanade to provide participants with an 'all over' body workout.

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This is a Free Event.

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Cairns Regional Council

Occurs Weekly

Start Date: 6 Oct 2018 07:30:00
End Date: 6 Oct 2018 08:30:00

Enjoy the unique experience of Sahaja Yoga Meditation, relax and allow the power of the Kundalini energy to rise inside and be in a state of thoughtless awareness. Once the Kundalini is awakened inside it nourishes the seven chakras inside you and helps us have towards inner peace and improved physical, mental and spiritual well-being.

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Cairns Regional Council

Occurs Weekly

Start Date: 6 Oct 2018 08:00:00
End Date: 6 Oct 2018 16:00:00

You’ll find this marketplace in one of the most visually beautiful spots in Cairns city, right by the busy hub of the Cairns Lagoon, a man-made swimming pool on the foreshore.

It accommodates a mixture of bright and colourful market stalls selling your usual tropical trinkets, hand-made clothing, art works and jewellery. So, if you like a spot of shopping while you swim, this is the market place for you.

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This is a Free Event.

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Cairns Regional Council

Occurs Weekly

Start Date: 6 Oct 2018 09:00:00
End Date: 6 Oct 2018 10:00:00

Aquatic exercise is a low impact, effective and fun way to get fit, burn calories, strengthen joints and bones and reduce stress. Aqua Aerobics increases general well-being with little or no impact and you don't even have to be able to swim!

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This is a Free Event.

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Douglas Shire Council

Occurs Weekly

Start Date: 6 Oct 2018 07:00:00
End Date: 6 Oct 2018 13:00:00

Come along to the Mossman Markets and purchase fresh local produce straight from the farm. There are many stalls with beautiful local organic produce and handcrafted items. Come enjoy this relaxed country market with locals and visitors positioned under the shady canopy of the huge Raintrees and next to the historic St David’s Church.

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Free Entry

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Cairns Art Gallery

Start Date: 7 Oct 2018 10:00:00
End Date: 7 Oct 2018 13:00:00

Mollie Bosworth, exhibiting artist, is renowned for her cyanotype prints on fabric, paper or ceramic tiles and will be sharing her knowledge in this interactive workshop. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process using chemistry and light to create a cyan-blue print. Mollie Bosworth will be introducing participants to the cyanotype printmaking process and develop their own image on paper.

Pricing

Members discount available

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

Occurs Weekly

Start Date: 7 Oct 2018 14:00:00
End Date: 7 Oct 2018 17:00:00

Experience a live paella cooking station as you relax pool side with friends and family while listening to live acoustic music.

The perfect way finish the week or start your staycation!

Pricing

$10 per serve

Rotary Mission Beach

Occurs Fortnightly

Start Date: 7 Oct 2018 07:30:00
End Date: 7 Oct 2018 12:30:00

Held on the first and third Sunday of each month with between 60 and 90 stalls, the Mission Beach Market is held in the park opposite the Hideaway Caravan Park in Porter Promenade.

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This is a Free Event.

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Cairns Standup Paddleboard Adventure Tours

Occurs Weekly

Start Date: 7 Oct 2018 10:00:00
End Date: 7 Oct 2018 12:00:00

Join us we paddle the Mulgrave River and Drift snorkel along the crystal clear waters in this Tropical World heritage Listed Rainforest.

Pricing

LOCALS DISCOUNT: $50 includes 2.5 hrs of SUP adventure all equipment, guide and instruction. Children under 8 ride on your board.

Harrisons by Spencer Patrick

Occurs Weekly

Start Date: 7 Oct 2018 16:00:00
End Date: 7 Oct 2018 18:00:00

We're putting some soul back into your Sunday with our weekly live music Sunday Session!

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This is a Free Event.

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AJ Hackett Bungy

Occurs Weekly

Start Date: 7 Oct 2018 12:00:00
End Date: 7 Oct 2018 17:00:00

ATTENTION CAIRNS LOCALS! We have got THE BEST Sunday Session planned for you to rock your hangover away.

AWESOME locals specials for Groundrush so make sure you get out to the best Sunday Session in town only at AJ Hackett Cairns!

David Stacey Gallery

Occurs Weekly

Start Date: 7 Oct 2018 08:00:00
End Date: 7 Oct 2018 13:30:00

Come and find David at the Port Douglas Market from 8am to 1.30pm.

His illustrations and paintings of the natural environment are a must see. For lovers of fine art.

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This is a Free Event.

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Cairns Regional Council

Start Date: 7 Oct 2018 08:00:00
End Date: 7 Oct 2018 14:00:00

The Palm Cove Markets is one of North Queensland’s premier community markets.

8am to 2pm - Enjoy the beautiful beach, local restaurants and over 130 stalls!

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This is a Free Event.

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Douglas Shire Council

Occurs Weekly

Start Date: 7 Oct 2018 09:00:00
End Date: 7 Oct 2018 14:00:00

The Port Douglas Sunday Market is held in Market Park, which adjoins ANZAC Park, Port Douglas.

Pricing

Free

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Cairns Art Gallery

Start Date: 8 Oct 2018 17:30:00
End Date: 8 Oct 2018 19:30:00

Chinese brush painting is a distinct style of painting using ink and wash and is a style steeped in thousands of years of tradition. Artist Yixuan Ruan will share her skill and enthusiasm for painting and drawing in this art course for adults.

Pricing

Members discount available

Babinda Harvest Festival

Start Date: 10 Oct 2018 18:30:00
End Date: 10 Oct 2018 22:30:00

The Annual St Rita'sTrivia Night is back! Get a team together and join us for a fun filled night!

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Adults $10 | Primary Students $5

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Friends of Botanic Gardens Cairns

Start Date: 10 Oct 2018 18:00:00
End Date: 10 Oct 2018 20:00:00

A Story of Vanilla is the title of a talk to be given by Russell and Mary Spanton to the Friends of the Botanic Gardens on Wednesday October 10.

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Cost: $5 for FOBG members. $10 for visitors.

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Babinda Harvest Festival

Start Date: 13 Oct 2018 15:30:00
End Date: 13 Oct 2018 23:59:00

2018 Babinda Harvest Festival 'Festival of the Flags' kicks off with the Grand Street Parade at 3.30pm.

Pricing

Adults $5 | Kids (U14) $2 (Pay at event)

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Cairns State High School

Start Date: 13 Oct 2018 18:00:00
End Date: 13 Oct 2018 21:00:00

"One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art." ~ Oscar Wilde

One of the most loved events on the Cairns State High School calendar is the CAD Wearable Art Fashion Parade.

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Adults $15.00, Concession $10

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Tastes of the Tablelands

Start Date: 14 Oct 2018 08:30:00
End Date: 14 Oct 2018 16:00:00

Tastes of the Tablelands is arguably the most significant foodie festival in the region. It showcases local producers, innovators, youth and culture.

Pricing

Entry is $10, Pensioners $8, Under 12s are free.

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Duck About Tours - Ride The Croc

Occurs Every Month

Start Date: 14 Oct 2018 10:00:00
End Date: 14 Oct 2018 17:00:00

Duck About Tours Locals Sunday! All tickets only $25!

All Aboard for fun and adventure as we splash n’ dash our way around Cairns with a 1 hour tour in our fantastic amphibious vehicles.

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All tickets only $25!

Cairns Art Gallery

Start Date: 18 Oct 2018 15:30:00
End Date: 18 Oct 2018 17:00:00

Adrienne will guide the participants through a range of formal art techniques and media, including drawing, painting and sculpture to build up their skills. Each child will be encouraged to work at their own level of ability.

This outreach program runs over twelve weeks - six classes in Term 3 and six classes in Term 4.

Pricing

Members discount available

Tanks Arts Centre

Start Date: 19 Oct 2018 19:00:00
End Date: 20 Oct 2018 20:30:00

SECOND CAIRNS SHOW ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!

Two of the biggest names in Australian Comedy – Tommy Little and Luke McGregor are bringing their bromance to Cairns this October.

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Unreserved Seating Adult $47.00

Malanda Markets

Occurs Every Month

Start Date: 20 Oct 2018 07:30:00
End Date: 20 Oct 2018 12:30:00

Visit Malanda Markets on the 3rd Saturday of each month for fresh local produce, crafts, homemade goodies and more!

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This is a Free Event.

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Tanks Arts Centre

Start Date: 26 Oct 2018 20:00:00
End Date: 26 Oct 2018 22:00:00

The Festival's funniest in one hilarious night!

The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour will be tearing up the freeways of Australia for the sixth year in a row to bring the crème de la crème of the 2018 Festival to Cairns!

Pricing

Unreserved Seating One Price $37.80

QT Port Douglas

Occurs Every Month

Start Date: 28 Oct 2018 12:00:00
End Date: 28 Oct 2018 16:00:00

Looking for a place to soak up those balmy afternoons in paradise? Come and kick it poolside with us at QT Port Douglas for Endless Summer!

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This is a Free Event.

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Tanks Arts Centre

Start Date: 28 Oct 2018 09:00:00
End Date: 28 Oct 2018 14:00:00

Tanks Arts Centre presents Sunday Markets, held on the last Sunday of every month from April to November.

Tanks Monthly Markets are a unique slice of cultural life in the tropics and a must-do event on the Cairns calendar.

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This is a Free Event.

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