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Carnival On Collins 2019

Tanks Arts Centre


Started: 2 Sep 2018 09:00
Finished: 1 Sep 2019 15:00


This is a Free Event.

Join in this annual street party celebrating life in the tropics at the Tanks Arts Centre and Cairns Botanic Gardens Precinct.

A Cairns Father's Day tradition presenting fun and fruity roving performers, an inspiring line up of musicians, a motorbike show, an open air art studio, an extensive range of free workshops and over 200 market stalls featuring all your favourites.

  • TIME: 9am - 3pm
  • COST: Free
  • VENUE: Collins Avenue, Tanks Arts Centre & Cairns Botanic Gardens

Music in the Gardens:

  • 10:00am – Youth Stage
  • 11:00am – Nikki Doll
  • 11:45am – Legends of Perhaps
  • 12:45pm – Koahlition
  • 2:00pm – Running with Blue

Workshops on the Gondwanan Lawn | 9am - 3pm

Join members from Cairns Men’s Shed in this
hands-on workshop for the entire family.

Learn the traditional craft of coconut palm weaving.

Join the leaders of re-cycled craft to see what you
can make from everyday junk.

Open Air Artist's Studio
Fitzalan Gardens | 9am - 3pm 

Turn your drawings into drypoint etchings at the ‘Printing the Forest’ workshop by Inkmasters Cairns. Witness local artists creating work in the open air studio and peruse pop-up art stalls.

Motorbike Show | Tank 5 | 9am - 3pm

Far North Queensland Harley Davidson owners proudly display their motorbikes and give insight to the Cape York HOG membership.

Friends of the Botanic Gardens | Teak Lawn

Guided tours of the Conservatory, cake stall, Friends shop and plant cloakroom.

Energy Exhibition in Tank 4. Click here for more info.

Roving Performances by Cairns Latin Dance club and Psychic Extra Small

Please note: This event is always popular. If you can’t find a park, try Greenslopes Street and enjoy a stress-free walk through Centenary Lakes.

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