CityLife Events | WHAT’S ON | Spring 2022

Corporate Race Day
Cannon Park Racecourse
12 noon

Eight races with air-conditioned bar, TAB, cafe and bookmaker facilities available. Entry $10 and children under 15 free. General admission can be purchased at the gate on race day.

Film Club City Library
City Library
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join fellow movie lovers each month for a screening and discussion in a relaxed setting.

Harmony Day Festival
Tanks Arts Centre
10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Harmony Day Festival is a free community event to celebrate Diversity and Inclusion in the Cairns Region as part of Harmony Day 2022.

Cairns Esplanade
starts at 5:30 am

The Dawn Service will commence at the Cenotaph on the Cairns Esplanade at 5.30 am. Services Parade, The Parade will commence at 7:30am from Fogarty Park, heading to the Esplanade past the RSL. The Commemoration Service will begin after the passing of the March (approximately 7:45am) at the Cenotaph, the Esplanade.

Australia election ballot box and voting paper. 3D Rendering.

2022 Federal Election:
Meet the Candidates Corporate Luncheon
Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
11:30 am – 2:00 pm

The Cairns Chamber of Commerce, Advance Cairns and Tourism Tropical North Queensland invite you to hear from candidates first-hand about the policies and commitments each party proposes as part of their election campaign at the 2022 Federal Election.

Bobby Maguire,
The Sunshine Project and Ella Hartwig
Tanks Arts Centre
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Our local music program at Tanks Arts Centre offers diverse artists a high level mainstage experience. Come and experience our grassroots musicians launch a new single, album or try out new material in Tank 5 with the full Tanks production value. Be there so you can say you saw them before they were big!

Cairns Craft Beer Festival
Hemingway’s Brewery Cairns
12 noon – 10:00 pm

The annual Cairns Craft Beer Festival will once again be hosted at Hemingway’s Brewery Cairns. The Festival includes all your favourite local breweries.

Entertainers include: Lady Valiant & The Joker Pokers
Breweries include: Coral Sea Brewing Co, Hemingway’s Brewery, Macalisters Brewing Co, Sauce Brewing Co.

MAY 10
Guy Sebastian
Cairns Convention Centre
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

On the 2022 tour, fans will see for themselves how Guy Sebastian shines. They will be treated to a collection of Guy’s biggest smash hits including ‘Bloodstone’ and global hit ‘Battle Scars’, as well as brand new music from the number #1 T.R.U.T.H. album including ARIA Song Of The Year & 4 x platinum mega smash ‘Choir’, the defiant ‘Before I Go’, new single ‘Love on Display’ and the mesmerising power ballad ‘Standing With You.’ With big songs, big ballads, amazing musicianship, heartfelt stories and of course, lots of dancing, joy and charismatic charm that is Guy Sebastian — this will be his greatest tour yet!

MAY 14
Red Hot Summer Tour
Cairns Showgrounds
1:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Featuring Hunters & Collectors, James Reyne, The Living End, The Angels, Boom Crash Opera, Killing Heidi and Baby Animals.

MAY 15 & 16
Cairns Children’s Festival

The Cairns Children’s Festival is an annual celebration for children aged 12 years and under. The festival aims to put our youngest creatives in the spotlight whilst also creating a safe and fun environment for families to explore, create and imagine. Events and activities are held across multiple locations including; Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns Botanic Gardens and The Court House, too!

MAY 21
Federal Election

Don’t Forget to Vote Today!

MAY 21
Munro Martin Parklands
5.30pm (venue open); 6:30pm (show time)

It’s hard to think of two artists who have ingratiated themselves into the hearts and minds of the Australian music loving public more than Kasey Chambers and Busby Marou. This tour will bring together great friends who write incredible songs, love to share a story and have a laugh.

Fri 27 May – Sun 19 Jun
Angela Meyer – Leaves and Petals
LAUNCH: 6:00 pm, Friday 27 May

This exhibition of watercolour paintings reflects on the trend in propagating aroids and tropical flora in the gardens of north Queensland, and as a global trend for indoor gardening as a result of Covid-19.

MAY 29
Cairns Ecofiesta
Munro Martin Parklands
10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Cairns Ecofiesta is Queensland’s premier sustainability festival — a free-entry event held on the doorstep of two World Heritage areas — the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforest.

David Strassman –The Chocolate Diet
Tanks Arts Centre
Show times 6:30 pm & 9:15 pm

From London to New York, David Strassman’s comic genius has shocked and surprised. Now it’s your turn to experience Strassman’s uproarious comedy with those infamous favourites, the loveable Ted E. Bare and the evil Chuck Wood. In The Chocolate Diet, Ted E. Bare’s health quest is hilariously painful, and one we can relate to. Meanwhile, Chuck is going through an identity crisis. Strassman is one of Australia’s favourite comedians, a master of his art. Once again, he delivers the ultimate night out.

Pullman Cairns International

Join with us to celebrate 25 years of improving patient outcomes in Far North Queensland. The Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation is hosting its first ball to celebrate our 25th Anniversary.

Xavier Rudd
Munro Martin Parklands

Xavier Rudd released his tenth album, ‘Jan Juc Moon’ in March. It’s a recurring image that speaks of wide-open space and the awesome natural elements that shape it: a force far greater than us, but ours to harness if we take the time to learn, reflect and respect its ways.

Ironman Cairns
Tanks Arts Centre
Show times 6:30 pm & 9:15 pm

10 Years of Racing In Paradise
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 2018 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’.

Women in Voice
Tanks Arts Centre

Women in Voice has been a must-see music event in Brisbane for nearly three decades and in 2022, it is coming to Cairns featuring a mix of some of our best home-grown talent and visiting singers. A show unlike any other, Women in Voice gives each singer the chance to share their own set.