Local Events

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First Sunday of the Month

Palm Cove Markets

The 130+ stalls stretch along Williams Esplanade under the shade of palm & ancient paperbark trees in full view of the spectacular beach side scenery. 

The regular market features; entertainment for the kiddies, busking, local arts & crafts, gifts & souvenirs, plants & produce, massage, wellness and yummy snacks.

The markets are generally held on the 1st Sunday of the month from 8am – 2pm.

2023 Dates:

  • 1st October
  • 5th November
  • 3rd December

May 2024


Friday – Saturday

Port Douglas Carnivale 2024

Save the date for Port Douglas Carnivale to celebrate it’s 30th Anniversary!

Watch Port Douglas transform from a sleepy, palm tree-lined beachside beauty to a stage set for Carnivale revellers! Originally held to mark the start of the sugar cane harvesting season, today Carnivale is now considered the official opening of the tourist season and is a mecca for lovers of all things food, fun and sun.

JUNE 2024




With a truly spectacular destination, stunning course and electric atmosphere, you can see why the Cairns Airport IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns has earned the title of World’s Best IRONMAN in the 2022 Athlete Choice Awards.

It’s a race where a world heritage-listed rainforest meets one of the natural wonders of the world – the Great Barrier Reef … no wonder it’s known as the ‘Race in Paradise’.


Saturday – Sunday

Cairns Crystal Show

Australia’s biggest Crystal Pop Up Show is returning to Far North Queensland due to popular demand!

There will be a massive range of crystal’s from pendants, tumbled stones, towers, spheres, skulls and Amethyst & Citrine geodes. The event will have free entry.

Dates TBA

Ecofiesta Cairns

The ECOfiesta Cairns is held in Martin Munro Parklands, celebrating the natural environment and sustainable living in Tropical North Queensland.

ECOfiesta is where you can immerse yourself in a day of stellar performances, hands-on workshops and a massive expo of green-tech and sustainable living solutions. With a dedicated children’s program, local street eats, ecotourism prizes and new connections to your community the Cairns ECOfiesta is set to help you celebrate today and inspire tomorrow.



Thursday – Sunday

Taste Port Douglas Food & Drink Festival

From 8-11 Aug ‘24 experience a world class food festival in one of Australia’s favourite gourmet destinations! Taste Port Douglas is one of Australia’s premier culinary events and showcases the region’s best over an action-packed festival celebrating nothing but world-class food, beverage and talent.

Food lovers can immerse themselves in a dynamic four-day program curated by event founder and culinary director, Spencer Patrick.

Prepare to be inspired by exceptional cooking, unforgettable dining experiences and the opportunity to learn from some of the food & beverage industry’s most talented experts.

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Friday – Sunday

Cairns Festival

Mark your calendars, Cairns Festival is back from 23 August to 1 September and it’s going to be a feast for the senses.

Last year, over 100,000 people attended an array of events, from the ever-popular Grand Parade and Carnival on Collins, to projections and immersive lighting installations and live music, as well as fireworks and art exhibitions.

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