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What’s On This Weekend 26-28 February 2021

While the weather gods have decided not to send us out camping or fishing, there are plenty of other activities around the Shire this weekend, with a hectic calendar of live entertainment (especially on Saturday night). From a $1550 Jackpot Joker, to a 28 meat tray raffles, free mosaic-making in Mossman, Amy Shark, the Walker Brothers, Miss T and Shannon Hunter…enjoy our definitive guide to ‘What’s On’ in, and around, the Douglas Shire this weekend.

WHILE the weather Gods (weather report below) make it look rather like boating and camping are off the cards for the last weekend in February, there are a whole host of fabulous alternative events on the weekend calendar.

If you venture to Cairns, Amy Shark takes to the stage tonight at the Cairns Performing Arts Centre. Closer to home, Shannon will get you up off your chair and dancing the night away at the Court House while Dave Cooke will entertain the locals at Mount Molloy where the Jackpot Joker is up to $1550.

DJ Jesabel takes to the stage at the IronBar on Saturday night. Jesabel isAustralia’s first female DJ to mix a Ministry of Sound compilation CD. This is a ticketed event with pre-purchased tickets required. ​​Doors open at 10pm and the venue will stay open will be open until 2am.

Across the road at Paddys, The Walker Brothers are a sure bet for a great night, while Miss T’s sultry sounds feature at the Central and Cam Kettle entertains at The Courty. If you’re feeling like getting away from town, Turtle Cove has a full moon beach party, with buses leaving from Port.

The free Mosaic for Mossman workshop is also help on Saturday, pop in to Mossman for a full day of yoga, markets and mosaic!

A whopping 28 meat trays are being raffled on Sunday at the Mossman Bowls Club, and if you miss out you can always grab the popular Sunday Roast special at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Club.

Enjoy your weekend!

Did we miss anything? Let us know! Or calendar event listings are FREE!


The Weather Situation Courtesy of B.O.M.

A slowly deepening monsoon trough extends across the Cape York Peninsula and over the northwestern Coral Sea. A weak tropical low offshore of Lockhart River is expected to strengthen in the northern Coral Sea early next week. A ridge extending from a high [1025 hPa] over New Zealand is reaching the northern waters south of the trough.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds / East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots inshore during the morning.

Seas / Around 1 metre.SwellEast to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

Weather / Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm north of Cairns.

Saturday 27 February

Winds / East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots in the evening.

Seas / Around 1 metre.

Swell / Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.

Weather / Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Sunday 28 February

Winds / Southerly 15 to 20 knots.

Seas / Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.

Swell / East to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.

Weather / Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Please be aware / Wind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.


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