Weekend Guide / 17- 19 September 2021

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Queensland School Holidays kick off this weekend-enjoy the break kids!

Live music lovers will enjoy escaping to the sublime beauty of Flames in the Forest in Mowbray for the third instalment of Roots in the Rainforest, a decadent night of live music, canapes and drinks.

In a first for the Douglas shire, Buzza’s Gym is hosting a night of amateur boxing. Reef Rumble will explode on Saturday night with competitors coming from far and wide to compete at the Port Douglas Sporting Complex. DJ Platinum KIdd will support the boxers with live tunes, and corporate tables are available.

Volunteers and artists have been busy installing the amazing multimedia pieces for this weekend’s launch of the Call of the Running Tide Environmental Sculpture and Multimedia Festival. The festival features indoor and outdoor galleries, multimedia and installation art, with thoughtful works and contemporary ideas acting as a connection with culture help to uplift the community.

If you haven’t had your jab yet, this weekend is a great opportunity to join Cairns’ Mass Vaccination event.

The Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service is holding mass vaccinations over four weekends in September and October. The aim is to administer first doses on 10-12 September and 17-19 September, with second doses 1-3 October and 8-10 October.

Times are Friday 7am to 7pm, Saturday 7am to 7pm and Sunday 8am to 4pm.

Walk-ins at the vaccination hub are welcome but bookings and registration online are preferred at https://cairns-hinterland.health.qld.gov.au/…/mass-vax….

Call of the Running Tide / A collection of these beautiful jellyfish hanging in Rex Smeal Park during Call of the Running Tide in September. They are created by the very talented Aly Degroot @alydegrootart from repurposed marine waste.

What is the weather doing?

A high [1025 hPa] south of Tasmania extends a strengthening ridge over northern waters. The high will move slowly eastwards, maintaining a firm ridge along the North Queensland coast over coming days. Winds are
east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots north of Innisfail for today. The forecast for both. Saturday and Sunday is winds east to southeasterly winds 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots north of Cairns.

Friday 17 September 2021


ROOTS IN THE RAINFOREST / Featuring Seachange. Canape style food served throughout the evening. Welcome beverage included with a cash bar available. Transfers to flames in Mowbray from Port Douglas. Tickets

CROSSROADS CAFE / Fish N Chips & Open Mic Night from 6pm

MT MOLLOY NATIONAL HOTEL / Live music by Lunar & the Jackpot Joker sitting at $850 with tickets from 5.30pm. Meat tray raffle at 7pm raising funds for the local RSL and CWA 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 5.15pm-6pm

BARRIER REEF TAVERN / Members Draw from 6.30pm sitting on $1400

PADDYS / 5pm Raffles and live music from 8pm

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live Music by Shannon Hunter from 7.30pm


DAINTREE BAR, SHERATON GRAND MIRAGE / Kiki Courtidis live 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


INN FRONT / Tapas & Drink Special 5-6 pm

MAMAN / Live Acoustic Music Fridays 4-6pm

PORT DOUGLAS YACHT CLUB / Sunset Tunes & Seafood Session


ELLIS BEACH BAR & GRILL / $10 Pizza Specials


DAINTREE YOGA / 10am Buffs Hall, Mossman

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


FOUR MILE BEACH MONTHLY CLEAN UP / TANGAROA BLUE Looking for a way to be part of practical solutions for our environment? Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas is one of our longest running QLD beach monitoring sites. We have been cleaning and collecting data from this site each month for the past 11 years. This event will also be run as part of the Great Northern Clean-up this year! Meeting at Bruno Riedweg Memorial Park at the end of Solandar Blvd. Register by email info@tangaroablue.org


Saturday 18 September 2021


Call of the Running Tide / Details from Victoria Park’s @victoriaparkartworks work transforming ugly waste into beautiful artworks, “Alien Landscapes” is made from marine debris: fishing floats, rope and line.

PORT DOUGLAS REEF RUMBLE / Buzza’s Gym are proud to present our first local Boxing Tournament held at the Port Douglas Rugby Union Club Inc.Amatuer Boxers from all over Queensland will compete. Platinum Kidd performing live. Corporate tickets available.

CANE TOAD RACING / Chilly’s Pizza & Trattoria from 5pm for 5.15pm start-6pm

PADDYS / Live music from 8pm


MOSSMAN / 7am-1pm

ST CRISPINS / 8.30am-1pm




DAINTREE YOGA WITH SCHELL / 9am Buffs Hall Mossman

DEEP YOGA OPEN DAY / Free Reformer Pilates & Yin Yoga.

FREE Yin Yoga 9 am. FREE Reformer Pilates 10:30am, 11:15am and 12pm NEW Students only+ Douglas Shire Australian Residents only+ All participants MUST book online.+ Limit 1 class per student deeppilatesstudio.com

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.

Sunday 19 September 2021


PK’S VILLAGE CAPE TRIBULATION / SCHMONE Performing an array of instruments including Saxophone, acoustic guitar, vocals, beats & piano, Shmoné will have you moving and grooving with his unique chilled out music style!

SCHMONE / Loud and live at PK’s this weekend

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.

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

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

BARBADOS / Sunday Seafood Session from 3-5pm with live music from 4-6pm

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


PORT DOUGLAS / 8am-1.30pm

SPEEWAH / from 6.30am


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



GREAT NORTHERN CLEAN UP / The Rotary Club of Mossman will be conducting a clean up of Cooya Beach and the adjacent grassed area as part of the Great Northern Clean Up. Members of the public are welcome to join us. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. A complimentary Sausage Sizzle will be available after the event. Further details.


7 CAIRNS MARATHON / Distances include 42.2km, Marathon Relay, 21.1km, 10km, 5km, 2km.More information at www.cairnsmarathon.com.au

Take the kids along for half day tour to Daintree’s secret Cassowary Falls? Image Credit / @cassowaryfalls

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