CityLife Events | What’s On | August – September 2021
Red Beret Hotel
Cannon Park Racecourse
Fashion, fun & racing! Saddle up and join Cairns Jockey Club at the 2021 Red Beret Hotel Cairns Cup Carnival.
AUGUST 27 – SEPTEMBER 5
Cairns Festival 2021
Cairns Festival is an annual 10-day celebration of art, culture and the beauty of living in tropical north Queensland. The biggest event on the Cairns calendar, Cairns Festival delivers a vibrant, progressive and collaborative festival. Providing a platform to engage locals and visitors alike by exploring our unique sense of place, diverse heritage and distinct tropical lifestyle.
The Great Pyramid Race
Norman Park Gordonvale
Saturday, 7am- 5pm
A running event like no other, set in the heart of Gordonvale. In the 61st year of operation this event is set to be the best so far. If you think you have what it takes, register now. Or come along and cheer on the runners when they cross the finish line.
SEPTEMBER 3 – 5
Targa Great Barrier
TARGA Great Barrier Reef is a TARGA event like no other as it passes through iconic tropical landscapes that are truly unique to Tropical North Queensland.
Cairns Jobs Fair
NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Keep your eye on for the details as they come to hand here: https://www.dese.gov.au/jobs-fair/upcoming-jobs-fairs/cairns-jobs-fair
Carnival on Collins
Collins Avenue, Edge Hill
This Father’s Day tradition regularly attracts 25,000 to the city’s Botanic Gardens and Tanks Arts Centre precinct for a giant day of family fun. Featuring loads of free entertainment for people of all ages, it’s a slice of life in the tropics, with 200+ market stalls offering local art and craft, produce, plants, food and refreshments.
The Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival is three days of fun, fashion, glamour, food and entertainment built around two days of horse racing in Cairns.
ANNUAL GOLF DAY 2021
Cairns Golf Club
This is a unique opportunity to network while enjoying a day of golf practice or improving your swing. With limited hole sponsorships and teams available, book now to avoid disappointment!
QSuper Cardiac Challenge
Cairns to Cooktown
Every year, hundreds of cyclists from around Australia and overseas are drawn to the city of Cairns in tropical Far North Queensland to saddle up for the Cardiac Challenge. And every year, the fundraising bike ride from Cairns to Cooktown gains momentum: 2020’s riders raised an average of $1800 per person – an incredible achievement given the economic circumstances during the year.