New Party Pavilion To Sway The Next Gen Of Racegoers


New Party Pavilion
To Sway The Next Gen
Of Racegoers

By The CityLife Editorial Team

The Cairns Amateurs Carnival are mixing things up a little in their 65th Anniversary year with a fun party vibe to attract the younger generation. DJMoose will add ‘club’ flair to racing fare for young party people. Cairns Amateurs next generation of racegoers has the edge at this year’s Sapphire Jubilee race meeting with the new Vodka Cruiser Party Pavilion a sure bet promising views of the home straight, indoor, airconditioned surrounds and cool tunes from resident DJMoose. From outdoors on the lawn to indoors in the cool, the Vodka Cruiser Lawn Party of old has been revamped into a day-club-vibe, albeit complete with all the spring racing feels that make a day at the track, an event to remember. One of Cairns’ hottest and most sought-after musicians, Brit-born, DJMoose, aka Reuben Grant, can be found on the decks of the city’s nightclubs, igniting the dancefloor with his signature swagger delivering a mix of styles, that combined with his Caribbean heritage, have greatly contributed to his ascent throughout Australia and Bali.

Cairns Amateurs Carnival President David Goodman said 12 months between race meetings is an opportunity to debrief and finesse the event program and offerings. We pride ourselves on listening to customer feedback and constantly striving to deliver an event that heightens the racegoer experience. This new location offers our younger guests a great party atmosphere with the benefit of cool comfort.

“We have worked hard to integrate new and existing event infrastructure at Cannon Park to please all racegoers, in this case, the young social-set wanting a fun day out with friends,” Mr Goodman said.

In 2023, The Vodka Cruiser Party Pavilion will utilise the Cannon Park venue that was formerly known as the ‘Silks Pavilion’ for naming partner, CUB’s corporate entertaining.

“With CUB moving their race meeting headquarters trackside to the Aviary we were able to invite the young people inside,” he said.

The Vodka Cruiser Party Pavilion is now on sale for both Friday 8 and Saturday 9 September Cairns Amateurs Carnival race days. Tickets are $110 each and are available only to racegoers who are 18 years of age plus. Includes:

• Gate entry
• Access to The Vodka Cruiser Party Pavilion
• Undercover, air-conditioned venue with tables and chairs and access to bookmakers
• Premium Beverage area serving beer, wine, spirits & seltzers (not included in price)
• Live entertainment by DJ Moose from Thursday 7 September to Saturday 9 September 2023 the Carnival marks 65 years with its three-day Sapphire Jubilee program of fun, fashion, and racing events.

Party Pavilion
• Vodka Cruiser Party Pavilion goes
undercover for a cool racing vibe
• Air-conditioned venue at the southern
end of the home straight
• DJMoose is on the decks all-day
Friday 8 and Saturday 9 September 2023

Tickets to Cairns Amateurs Carnival Sapphire Jubilee events are now on sale and can be purchased via the website at