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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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The new Dining Precinct along Cairns Esplanade officially opens on Sunday with a huge day of markets, live music, entertainment, prizes and dining giveaways for the whole family. The free entertainment is headlined by Christine Anu performing at 7.30pm.

There are markets far and wide this weekend, from Mossman right through to Yungaburra and the Tanks. Tim Freedman will play live at the Tanks on Friday night.

Art lovers will enjoy the opening of Retrospectives, an exhibition at the Port Douglas Community Hall that celebrates Douglas Shire artists past, present and emerging.

The annual Airing of the Qulits Exhibition also takes place over the weekend, at the Mossman Indoor Sport Centre Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Oaks Resort Port Douglas welcome back locals poolside, kicking off their locals Sunday sessions this weekend, promising house DJs, live music and fabulous food and drink specials all Sunday afternoon.

PS The Santiego crew are home in Port this weekend, unloading prawns and bycatch from the crack of dawn on both Saturday and Sunday at the public jetty.

PPS We’ve extended the event coverage this weekend to include Monday, as there are some key events happening….


FRIDAY 25 June 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

Live music & the Jackpot Joker with tickets from 5.30pm and a meat tray raffle at 7pm. Enjoy Happy Hour and a transfer bus home.

EXCHANGE HOTEL MOSSMAN

Live Music 6pm & Meals on Wheels Raffles 5pm

CANE TOAD RACING

Chilly’s Pizza & Trattoria

From 5pm for 5.15pm start-6pm

PADDYS

5pm Raffles for the Port Douglas Crocs AFL team

COURT HOUSE HOTEL

Live Music from 7.30PM

CENTRAL HOTEL

Live Music by Vivien Aisi Duo from 7.30-11.30pm

THE TIN SHED

Meteors Raffle 5.30-6.30pm

HEMINGWAYS

SeaChange 5-8pm

PRIDE Full Moon Beach Party at TURTLE COVE RESORT

Celebrate PRIDE MONTH with a Full Moon Party! Ticketed event ⟼ https://bit.ly/3cXaIDX

TIM FREEDMAN

Live at The Tanks : Aussie music giant Tim Freedman, best known as the mainstay lead singer and keyboardist of The Whitlams, is embarking on his first regional solo tour with a bunch of classics and a new single.

Further Information ⟼ https://bit.ly/3vJDUom


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

ELLIS BEACH BAR & GRILL

$10 Pizza Specials


ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Retrospective Past-Present-Future Douglas Shire

Art Exhibition Opens at Port Douglas Community Hall


SPORT

DAINTREE YOGA

10am Buffs Hall, Mossman

ACTIVE8 FITNESS

Free Seniors Movement and Parkour

Mossman & District Gymnastics Club & Kindergym 10.30am


SATURDAY June 26 2021

ENTERTAINMENT

CANE TOAD RACING

Chilly’s Pizza & Trattoria

From 5pm for 5.15pm start-6pm

COURT HOUSE HOTEL

Live Music from 7.30pm

THE CAIRNS RIPPER

Think you have what it takes to catch a serial killer? CluedUpp is an exciting, outdoor detective adventure – and it’s coming to Cairns on Saturday. Further details ⟼ https://bit.ly/3iXUJJi


WINE & DINE

HIGH FALLS FARM

Lunch

THORNTONS BEACH CAFE

Fish & Chips


MARKETS

MOSSMAN 7am-1pm

ST CRISPINS 8.30am-1pm

YUNGABURRA


COMMUNITY

Celebration of the Life of JOHN ‘JR’ RUMNEY

The event will also be streamed on Facebook Live so please feel free to join in virtually.

Send an email to johnrumneysonlinememorial@gmail.com for information on where and how to connect.

AIRING OF THE QUILTS : QUILT & CRAFT EXPO MOSSMAN

9am-4pm daily at Mossman Indoor Sports Centre. Display of quilts and crafts Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea available. Craft stalls. All proceeds to Leukaemia Foundation.

MOSSMAN AMBULANCE STATION TRIBUTE DAY

Mossman Ambulance Station 12-4pm

REEF CLEAN & TANGAROA BLUE WEARY BAY BEACH CLEAN

Further Details ⟼ https://bit.ly/3wKXHVO

What: ReefClean – Weary Bay Clean-up – Cape York, QLD
Where: Weary Bay, Bloomfield
When: 26th June 2021 | 9am-1pm (please note if you’re coming with us from Cairns/Port Douglas we will be leaving on the 25th and camping at the Bloomfield Beach Camp the night before)
To Register: Please email mathilde@tangaroablue.orgJoin the Dabu Jajikal Aboriginal Corporation and the ReefClean team from Tangaroa Blue Foundation to clean-up Weary Bay in Bloomfield


SPORT

DAINTREE YOGA WITH SCHELL

9am Buffs Hall Mossman

YOGA WORKSHOP WITH LEANNE DAVIS

1pm – 4pm
Introduction to practical inspiration of The Yoga Sutra
What is Yoga? Who is Patanajli? What is a sutra?

Further Information ⟼ https://bit.ly/3iVw2x8

MOSSMAN & DISTRICT RIFLE CLUB

Target Rifle Shooting Afternoon

CAIRNS AFL ROUND 10

Port Douglas Crocs V Hawks away

FOUR MILE BEACH SOCIAL SWIM

A weekly social Ocean Swim around the buoys in front of the patrol hut, which makes about a 500m course. Meet in front of the patrol hut on Four Mile Beach at 9am. Please note this is a social swim without any organised water safety and you swim at your own risk. For safety reasons we swim in front of the patrol hut during lifeguard hours.



SUNDAY June 27 2021

ENTERTAINMENT

OAKS RESORT PORT DOUGLAS

Locals Sunday Session by the Pool 12-5pm : House DJ, live music, food and drink specials

CROSSROADS CAFE

Sunday Sesh / 11am-4pm, live piano with Nikolaos, draught beer, wine, coffee, cake, cheese platters and lunch served.

BARRIER REEF TAVERN

Weekly Pool Competition from 2pm

PLANTATION RESORT

Sunday Session by the Pool with live tunes by Wait-a-While from 4pm

COURT HOUSE HOTEL

Live Music by Yahdoh 12-3pm

BARBADOS

Sunday Seafood Session

Seafood Specials from 3-5pm

Live Music from 4-6pm

THE TIN SHED

Live music by Lady Valiant from 1.30-4.30pm and Members Draw from 4-5pm

ELLIS BEACH BAR & GRILL

$1 Oysters & Live Music from 1-4pm

CAIRNS ESPLANADE

Dining Precinct Opening Celebrations-you’re invited to the new Esplanade Dining Precinct for a day of fun, food, prizes, giveaways and entertainment for everybody. Christine Anu and local bands including Tessa Devine, Jelly Oshen and Amber Farnan w/-The Legends of Perhaps Culminating will entertain the crowd!

Further Information ⟼https://bit.ly/3gMWZR2


MARKETS

PORT DOUGLAS 8am-1.30pm

THE TANKS MARKETS, Cairns from 9am

MAKIn’ WHOOPEE MARKETS CAIRNS ESPLANADE

As part of the celebrations for the opening of the revamped Cairns Esplanade. Markets run from 9am-5pm. Further information ⟼ https://bit.ly/3gOQugz


WINE & DINE

PALMER SEA REEF GOLF CLUB

Sunday Roast from 11.30am-2.30pm

HIGH FALLS FARM

Lunch will be served


COMMUNITY

A celebration of the amazing life and legend ROB ‘RICKETY’ PARRY

A memorial for all family, friends and community will be held on Sunday 27 June 2021 at Rex Smeal Park from 3.30pm – 5.30pm.

The picnic style gathering is open to all that knew and loved Rob. Help us celebrate a wondrous life in true Rob style.Please bring own food and drinks, RSVP is not required

AIRING OF THE QUILTS : QUILT & CRAFT EXPO MOSSMAN

9am-4pm daily at Mossman Indoor Sports Centre. Display of quilts and crafts Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea available. Craft stalls. All proceeds to Leukaemia Foundation.


SPORT

YOGA WORKSHOP WITH LEANNE DAVIS

9.30am – 12.30pm
Creating vitality with the Five Prana Vayus

Further Information ⟼ https://bit.ly/3iVw2x8

CAIRNS AFL JUNIOR COMPETITION

Home game for the U12s v Cairns Saints

MOSSMAN GOLF CLUB

 Pennant Matchplay Final 8am hosted by Far North Queensland District Ladies Golf Association

Half Moon Bay v Mossman
Palmer Sea Reef/Mirage v Cairns
Gordonvale v Atherton

PORT DOUGLAS YACHT CLUB

State of Origin Game 2 live on the big screen from 7pm


MONDAY June 28 2021

Art Mural Unveiling OF ‘REFLECTIONS’

Mossman Community Centre 10am

AIRING OF THE QUILTS : QUILT & CRAFT EXPO MOSSMAN

9am-4pm daily at Mossman Indoor Sports Centre. Display of quilts and crafts Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea available. Craft stalls. All proceeds to Leukaemia Foundation.

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