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What’s On Around the Douglas Shire This Weekend Friday 3 September- Sunday 5 September 2021

Enjoy our definitive guide to ‘What’s On’ in, and around, the Douglas Shire this Father's Day weekend.

ALL WEEKEND

2021 TARGA Great Barrier Reef

Spectators Guide

TARGA CAVALCADE – Friday 3rd September from 3.30pm to 4.45pm:

Following on from a successful introduction at last year’s event, the Cavalcade will set off from Cairns city and trek north toward the airport before heading inland to capture key northern suburbs. The route will embrace a wide sweep of northern Cairns that will see the stars and cars, under police escort, embrace Aeroglen, Stratford, Freshwater, Kamerunga, the historic Redlynch before concluding at Brinsmead.

TARGA Cavalcade Route Map.

TARGAFEST – Sunday 5th September from 3.00pm to 5.00pm

On Sunday, coinciding with Father’s Day, $12 million worth of vehicles, including sports, luxury and muscle cars, will go on display as part of TARGAfest, from 3.00pm to 5.00pm at Fogarty Park, Cairns Esplanade.

Road Closures Summary during the TARGA Great Barrier Reef event.


WEIPA FISHING CLASSIC


WILLIAM T COOPER’S BOTANICAL ART OF THE TROPICAL RAINFOREST

Cairns Art Gallery 40 Abbott St, Cairns

William T Cooper (1934–2015) was notable as a painter of birds, however he was also a masterful botanical artist, producing botanical illustrations of rainforest fruits and hundreds of drawings of plants that were produced opportunistically for potential use in paintings.

This exhibition brings together over 100 works, many of which have not been on public exhibition before, from private collections around Australia and the collections of the State Library of New South Wales and the National Library of Australia.

To strengthen the educational component of the exhibition, many of the works in the exhibition will be displayed together with botanical specimens from the collection of the Australian Tropical Herbarium at James Cook University.

Exhibition runs from 28th August to 13th February 2022.


FRIDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 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.

MT MOLLOY HOTEL / Live music by Shannon Hunter. Jackpot Joker Meat tray raffle at 7pm raising funds for the local community clubs. 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 5.30pm-6pm

PADDYS / 5pm Raffles and Fraser Scott live 8-11pm

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Cam Kettle live from 7.30pm

HEMINGWAYS / Stan Stone live 5-8pm

DAINTREE BAR, SHERATON GRAND MIRAGE / Kiki Courtidis live every Friday from 8pm-10pm. Guests, visitors and locals are all welcome.

THE TIN SHED / Raffles from 5.30-6.30pm

LADY DOUGLAS FRIDAY MUSIC CRUISE / Music Cruise package with the Yacht Club every Friday.

Enjoy a delicious Seafood Platter for two and a bottle of wine at the Yacht Club then dance the night away to Live Music onboard the Lady D. BOOK NOW on 0408 986 127

CIRCA’S THE FUTURE BEGINS NOW / Munro Martin Park, Cairns

Bringing together an eclectic mix of artists and community to share stories and enact their visions of the future, with audience members experiencing the show via a smartphone and headphones. Local acts include Amber Farnan, Shiloh Rea and the Cairns Youth Circus Arts School (CYCAS).

Free event, from 7pm, as part of Cairns Festival.


WINE & DINE

KAI BISTRO / Friday Night Steak special

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


SPORT & WELLNESS

DAINTREE YOGA with SCHELL from 10am Buffs Hall, Mossman

ACTIVE8 FITNESS / Free Seniors Movement & Parkour at Mossman Gymnastics Club & Kindergym 10.30am

PETANQUE / 4pm at the piste behind the Community Hall


SATURDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2021


ENTERTAINMENT

CANE TOAD RACING / Chilly’s Pizza & Trattoria from 5.30pm start-6pm

BARRIER REEF TAVERN / Lady Valiant from 1-4pm. Kai serving pulled pork and brisket rolls.

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Shannon Hunter live from 7.30pm

THE YACHTY / Karaoke hosted by Rick Moyer from 7pm

PADDYS / Simmo live from 8-11pm

IRONBAR / P.OMM live with free entry before 11pm

ELLIS BEACH BAR & GRILL

TURTLE COVE / TREVOR ASHLEY, FREE ENTRY FROM 8.30PM

The star of Priscilla, Hairspray and Les Mis, Trevor performs intimate and live this weekend at Turtle Cove for a special show, having performed across Australia and the world.


MARKETS

MOSSMAN / 7am-1pm

ST CRISPINS / 8.30am-1pm

KOAH / 8am-12pm


COMMUNITY, ARTS & CULTURE


CAIRNS MUSEUM / Percy Trezise: The Man Who Loved Cape York Peninsula opens at 10am


FREE ACTIVE8 RIDE SAFE FOR KIDS / Bells Park, Wonga Beach 8.30-9.45am

Douglas Shire Council is proud to present a community cycling program focused on safety and fun skills for kids. The program is run by Accredited Cycling Australia instructors.

This program is a progressive series of TWO, sessions.

For safety reasons children must attend the first session to attend the second. Children should have basic balance skills on a pedal bike without training wheels.

There are two time slots available over the weekend of September 4-5 – either an 8:30am start or a 10:00am start on both days.

A free gift will be given at the end of the second session.

Must haves – Helmet and bike in safe working condition, sunscreen and water bottle.Hire bikes area available to be pre-booked for $30 per session.

Further information / https://bit.ly/3zbUu2E


SPORT, HEALTH & WELLNESS

PORT DOUGLAS CROCS AFL v CAIRNS SAINTS / Qualifying Final for Seniors from 3.30pm at Cazalys

MOSSMAN AND PORT DOUGLAS SHARKS RUGBY LEAGUE / Round 19

PORT DOUGLAS RUGBY UNION CLUB v JCU Mariners Rugby Union Football Club Grand Final from 6pm

YOGA WITH LUCY CHADWICK / 7-8.30am Buffs Hall, Mossman

DAINTREE YOGA WITH SCHELL /9-10.30am Buffs Hall, Mossman

ANANDA MANDALA MEDITATION / Deep Yoga Studio

This meditation is an ancient and very powerful chakra clearing meditation involvING a blend of rhythmic fast breathing and meditation on the seven main chakras.
The process cleanses the energy channels, washes out hidden emotions, blockages and/or old hurts, and activates the chakras. This will raise your level of consciousness and make your body feel blissful and results in a feeling of wholeness. A dynamic, intense practice for those who want to go deep and explore the depths of their inner world.

MOSSMAN & DISTRICT RIFLE CLUB / Target Rifle Shooting Afternoon

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.

THE GREAT PYRAMID RACE, GORDONVALE

Athletes will once again try their luck at conquering one of Tropical North Queensland’s toughest hikes in this year’s Great Pyramid Race. Drawing thousands of spectators each year, this race is one of the largest and most vibrant events in the region.


SUNDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 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.

PADDYS / Fathers Day Session with Lady Valiant from 5-8pm

TURTLE ROCK CAFE / Safari Sundays are back! Live tunes and great food and drink specials.

BARRIER REEF TAVERN / Shannon Hunter live from 3pm and Weekly Pool Competition from 2pm

PLANTATION RESORT / Sunday Session by the Pool with live tunes by Mereana from 4pm

THE TIN SHED /Live music from 1.30-4.30pm and Members Draw from 4-5pm

COURTHOUSE HOTEL / Live music from 12-3pm

ELLIS BEACH BAR & GRILL / $1 Oysters & Live Music from 1-4pm

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WINE & DINE

CROSSROADS CAFE / Looking for somewhere to take Dad on his special day? Open from 9am-3pm for breakfast and lunch with Burger & Beer specials available. Live music by Nik from 12-2pm. To secure a table, please call 0483 121 641


MARKETS

PORT DOUGLAS / 8am-1.30pm

TOLGA / 7am

CARNIVAL ON COLLINS / Edge Hill 9am-3pm

Enjoy a few hours wandering and enjoying surprise street performers, market stalls, and free live music.

Motorbike Show / Tank 5 / Cape York Harley Owner’s Group and Swing Rays collaborate to show off their best bikes and interactive rock and roll dance for your Sunday afternoon pleasure.


WINE & DINE

PALMER SEA REEF GOLF CLUB / Sunday Roast from 11.30am-2.30pm


SPORT, HEALTH & WELLNESS

PETANQUE / 4pm at the piste behind the Community Hall


WHAT IS THE WEATHER DOING ?

A large high [1038 hPa] near New Zealand extends a firm ridge over northern waters. The ridge will weaken slightly over the next two days as the high moves east, strengthening from Sunday as a new high moves over southern Australia.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds / East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots at times offshore north of Cairns.

Seas / 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.

Swell / Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres outside the reef.

Weather / Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Saturday 4 September

Winds / East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots south of Innisfail.

Seas / Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Cairns.

Swell / Easterly 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.

Weather / Partly cloudy. Possible shower.

Sunday 5 September

Winds / East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots south of Innisfail. Inshore winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.

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

Swell / East to southeasterly 1 to 2 metres outside the reef, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the morning.

Weather / Partly cloudy. Possible shower.


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