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What’s On Around the Douglas Shire This Weekend?

Enjoy our definitive guide to ‘What’s On’ in, and around, the Douglas Shire this weekend.
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Carnivale celebrations kick off this weekend, with a busy schedule of events for the Wonderland Spiegeltent launching tomorrow.


WONDERLAND SPIEGELTENT


FRIDAY 14 May 2021

ENTERTAINMENT

CROSSROADS CAFE

Fish N Chips & Open Mic Night from 6pm

Crossroads turns it on again with their beloved fish ‘n chips and open mic night from 6pm. You can preorder for takeaway via text or call 0477 7777 35. The cafe is also now open through the day from Thursday-Sundays.

MT MOLLOY HOTEL

Lady Valiant is playing live in the beer garden tonight. The Jackpot Joker has reached a whopping $2100 with tickets from 5.30pm and a meat tray raffle at 7pm. Enjoy Happy Hour and a transfer bus home.

WONDERLAND SPIEGELTENT

Popcorn Underground 7.30pm

EXCHANGE HOTEL MOSSMAN

Live Music 6pm & Meals on Wheels Raffles 5pm

COURT HOUSE HOTEL

Bourbon Gorillas from 7pm

CENTRAL HOTEL

Live Music from 5pm

HEMINGWAYS

Kiki Courtidis from 5-8pm


WINE & DINE

INN FRONT

Tapas & Drink Special 5-6 pm

MAMAN

Live Acoustic Music Fridays 4-6pm

HIGH FALLS FARM

Happy Hour 5-6pm & Dinner from 6pm

PORT DOUGLAS YACHT CLUB

Sunset Tunes & Seafood Session

WHET, CAPE TRIBULATION

Parmy Fridays

THE FLYING MACKEREL

Beef & bean buritto special

ELLIS BEACH BAR & GRILL

$10 Pizza Specials


SPORT

DAINTREE YOGA

10am Buffs Hall, Mossman

DOUGLAS UNITED DRAGONS v Marlin Coast

Port Douglas Sports Complex from 6.30pm

ACTIVE8 FITNESS

Free Seniors Movement and Parkour

Mossman & District Gymnastics Club & Kindergym 10.30am


SATURDAY May 15 2021

ENTERTAINMENT

CANE TOAD RACING

Chilly’s Pizza & Trattoria

From 5pm for 5.15pm start-6pm

PRO WRESTLING POWER CARNIVALE CARNAGE

Oaks Resort 6-8pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/1093892304437938

WONDERLAND SPIEGELTENT

Tex Perkins & Matt Walker 5pm

COURT HOUSE HOTEL

Lady Valiant live from 7.30pm

CAIRNS SHOWGROUNDS

Red Hot Summer Tour 2021 from 1pm starring Jimmy Barnes, Hoodoo Gurus, Diesel, Jon Stevens, Killing Heidi and Chris Cheney


WINE & DINE

HIGH FALLS FARM

Lunch

THORNTONS BEACH CAFE

Fish & Chips

THE FLYING MACKEREL

Chicken Kiev Special


MARKETS

MOSSMAN 7am-1pm

ST CRISPINS 8.30am-1pm


COMMUNITY & ARTS

DAB ART EXHIBITION OPENS

“Our Paradise” 10am-2pm


SPORT

LUCY CHADWICK YOGA

7am Buffs Hall Mossman

DAINTREE YOGA

9am Buffs Hall Mossman

DEEP YOGA STUDIO

Open Day Reformer Pilates & Yin Yoga from 9am-2pm

MOSSMAN & DISTRICT RIFLE CLUB

Target Rifle Shooting Afternoon

CAIRNS AFL

Bye week


SUNDAY May 16 2021

ENTERTAINMENT

COURT HOUSE HOTEL

Yahdoh from 12-3pm

Matty Boi from 6pm

BARRIER REEF TAVERN

Weekly Pool Competition from 2pm

PLANTATION RESORT

Sunday Session by the Pool with live tunes by Kiki from 4pm

BARBADOS

Sunday Seafood Session

Seafood Specials from 3-5pm

Live Music from 4-6pm

ZINC RESTAURANT

Paws & Claws Gala Luncheon from 12pm

ELLIS BEACH BAR & GRILL

$1 Oysters & Live Music from 1-4pm

TANKS ARTS CENTRE

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 over 2 days, across multiple locations including Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns Botanic Gardens and the newly refurbished The Court House, too!

Here’ what’s happening at Tanks – and guess what, it’s all FREE!

Regurgitator’s Pogogo Show // Cairns Children’s Festival
Performance times: 10am & 1pm @ Tank 3
Ever since the heyday of Yo Gabba Gabba, cool bands have been no strangers to the world of children’s music. But, Regurgitator have gone next level, as they do.

Beyond the Waves // Cairns Children’s Festival
Performance times: 10am, 12pm & 2pm @ Tank 5
Join the ARC performance ensemble for the premier of their new puppetry and visual theatre work and discover the lengths a young boy will go to in order to be reunited with his best friend.

Bamboo Connect: Building Bridges @ Tank 4
Bamboo Connect further explores the collaborative installation started in 2019. Culminating in Activity Zones for children and adults to explore built works, model bridge building, bamboo weaving & sculpting.

Playing with Shadows @ Tank 4
Playing with Shadows uses simple materials such as cane and cellophane to transform them into magical creatures from outer space.

screenPLAY @ the Promenade
Catch the newest releases from our youngest filmmakers.
screenPLAY showcases films that have been conceived, written and filmed by the kids of Cairns, telling their stories and sharing their imaginations. Pull up a beanbag and enjoy the show!

5 Minutes of Fame Stage @ the Promenade
Children have the opportunity to perform on a professional stage, with their own technicians, PA, microphones and lights!
You can register online here: https://bit.ly/3rACKtc

Ngamumu Infant Zone @ Gonwanan Lawn
A culturally safe space for parents, carers and babies aged 0-12 months to be exposed to a variety of different immersive First Nations early childhood practices. These include story-telling, dance, sensory playtime with home-made craft, songs and lullabies in local languages and much more!

Minecraft Live Build Battle @ Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
Witness Cairns’ best Minecraft builders battle it out in the One Chunk Challenge competition. More info at http://www.cairnsminecraft.com

First 5 Forever Story Walk @ Gonwanan Lawn
Presented by Cairns Libraries, Story Walks help build children’s interest in reading while encouraging healthy outdoor activity.
Featuring “The Little Queenslanders Alphabet book” (by Sally Scudamore and illustrated by Sophie Beer


MARKETS

PORT DOUGLAS 8am-1.30pm


WINE & DINE

PALMER SEA REEF GOLF CLUB

Sunday Roast from 11.30am-2.30pm

HIGH FALLS FARM

Lunch will be served

THE FLYING MACKEREL

Corned Silverside and Vegetable Special


SPORT

CCYS Cairns to Port Douglas Sail Race

Departing Trinity Beach and heading north to Port Douglas as lead up to a full calendar of sailing events for

Port Douglas Race Week May 17 – May 22, 2021

Image Credit / Cairns Yacht Club

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


Weather Situation

A ridge extends along the tropical east coast, strengthening through the end of the week and weekend as a large high moves into the Great Australian Bight.


Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds / Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.

Seas / Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef during the morning.

Swell / Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.

Weather / Mostly sunny. Possible shower offshore.


Saturday

Winds / Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.

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

Swell / Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening.

Weather / Mostly sunny.


Sunday

Winds / Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots.

Seas / 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.

Swell / Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

Weather / Partly cloudy.

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