Local Events

ongoing events

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

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’.



Wednesday – Friday

Cairns Show

At the Cairns Show we promise to bring the best of Cairns’ Agricultural, Pastoral, Mining and Cultural Industries! You’ll see jaw-dropping Entertainment, incredible competition entries, educational displays, local business exhibits, delicious food stalls, animals of all shapes and sizes, and thrilling rides in Sideshow Alley!

The Cairns Show is a budget friendly event that caters to all ages and backgrounds. Discover our list of Free Things to Do to get the most our of your experience.


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.


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.


Cairns Cup

The Cairns Cup Carnival is a headline event of the Cairns social calendar and a major highlight each year for the locals and guests in our region. With superb fashion, racing, fun and entertainment, the Carnival will run over two days with a variety of packages on sale.

may  2025


Friday –  Sunday

Port Douglas Carnivale 2025

Save the date for Port Douglas Carnivale!

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.

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