Weekend Event Guide / 12-14 November 2021

Heading off to tag a marlin in this weekend’s Port Douglas Marlin Challenge. Image Credit / @katebickfordagrums

Why not support your local creatives, artisans and producers this Christmas by shopping small and local? This weekend is chockablock with diverse markets, from a twilight market and car boot sale in Wonga Beach, the fabulous and fresh farmers market in Mareeba, the beach-side stroll in Holloways Beach, the Makin’ Whoopee Christmas markets in Cairns, and all the regular markets in between-Mossman, St Crispins and Port Douglas on Sunday.

The Port Douglas Marlin Challenge is underway, finishing up on Sunday evening with plenty of locals on the water trying to tag a marlin. Results from Day 1 are presented below.

Inn Front in Mossman are taking us on a culinary adventure around the world. If tacos and tequila are your jam, book in for a Mexican inspired fiesta tonight and Saturday.

Take time out to appreciate our local talent by popping in to DAB to visit their End of Year Exhibition which opens tomorrow. This is a great way to support our local artist community (and to snaffle some unique Christmas gifts made with love).

Highlights of the weekend’s live music include Lady Valiant up at Mount Molloy National tonight, DJ Tastey at PK’s tomorrow night and Big Pups at Ellis Beach Bar & Grill on Sunday accompanied by $1 oysters.


PORT DOUGLAS MARLIN CHALLENGE / Thursday (Day 1) results : There were 4 fish tagged (provisional results):Freedom Shores was first to tag a nice 600lb fish for angler Jon Moon. Wildcard tagged next with a 200lb fish for Jack Hogan. Port Douglas local Lucas Agrums, fishing on Levante tagged a 450lb and Nick Milford’s team on Scutes tagged a 200lb for angler Julian Harold.There were a few other fish hooked and lost including a couple of big ones.Good luck to all the teams for the remaining three days!

DAB End of year exhibtion

DAB “END OF YEAR” EXHIBITION / Opening Night tonight from 6pm.   Drinks will be available and nibbles provided.

We encourage you to come and enjoy the results of DAB’s many workshops, classes and courses.  The exhibition will be open daily from 10am to 2pm (except Sundays) from 13 November to 11 December.   Many pieces of artwork will be for sale at affordable prices.  


What is the weather doing?

A weak ridge extends over northern waters. A weakening trough will cross the Mackay and Townsville waters early on Saturday, pushing north across the Cairns and Cooktown waters during Saturday. The trough will move west over land during the weekend, with a new firm ridge extending over northern waters in the wake of the trough.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds / Northerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas / Around 1 metre.
Swell / East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather / Mostly sunny. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Saturday 13 November

Winds / North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots from the south during the morning.
Seas / Around 1 metre.
Swell / East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather / Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunday 14 November

Winds / South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times offshore. Winds tending east to southeasterly during the evening.
Seas / Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef during the morning.
Swell / East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather / Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Credit / @looch.14

Friday 12 November 2021


CROSSROADS CAFE / Fish N Chips & Open Mic Night from 6pm. Friday 26 November will be the last open mic and fish & chip night for 2021. Cafe hours will still remain the same for the rest of the year, Thursday-Sunday from 9am to 3pm.

MT MOLLOY NATIONAL HOTEL / Live music by Lady Valiant and Jag the Joker standing at $1250 with tickets from 5.30pm. 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 5.15pm-6pm

BARRIER REEF TAVERN / Members Draw from 6.30pm

PADDYS / 5pm Raffles and live music by Seachange from 8pm

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live Music by Gigi from 7.30pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / Live Music from 7.30pm

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


PORT DOUGLAS YACHT CLUB / Sunset Tunes & Seafood Session


ELLIS BEACH BAR & GRILL / $10 Pizza Specials

INN FRONT / Mexican Menu / A taste of Mexico at the first of Inn Front’s around the world specialty menus. Think Stuffed Jalapenos, Tacos, Tostadas, Burritos, washed down with a Margarita or Corona….. A limited a la carte menu will still be available. Reservations on 4098 4141.


DAINTREE YOGA / 10am Buffs Hall, Mossman

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


MOSSMAN COMMUNITY CENTRE PLAYGROUP / Each Friday (starting today) for kids aged 0-5 year from 9.30-11.30am


Saturday 13 November 2021


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

COURTHOUSE HOTEL / Live music by Cam Kettle from 7.30pm

PKs CAPE TRIBULATION / Electronic journey with DJ Tastey live from 5pm

HERITAGE LODGE DAINTREE / Live Blues, Jazz and Swing by Quarterhorse and buffet style dinner. Reservations recommended.

MAREEBA SPEEDWAY / Christmas in November Race Night from 5pm


INN FRONT / Mexican Menu / A taste of Mexico at the first of Inn Front’s around the world specialty menus. Think Stuffed Jalapenos, Tacos, Tostadas, Burritos, washed down with a Margarita or Corona….. A limited a la carte menu will still be available. Reservations on 4098 4141.


Wonga Beach School Markets & Car Boot Sale /4-7 pm A very popular event bringing the Wonga and surrounding communities together for an evening of second hand goods shopping. Food and bar available by the P&C to raise funds for some much needed playground repairs

MOSSMAN / 7am-1pm

ST CRISPINS / 8.30am-1pm

MAREEBA / 7.30am-12.30pm

MAKIN’ WHOOPEE CHRISTMAS MARKET / 9am to 2pm, Croswell Hall at Cairns State High School


DAINTREE YOGA WITH SCHELL / 9am Buffs Hall Mossman

MOSSMAN & DISTRICT RIFLE CLUB / Target Rifle Shooting Afternoon


Chics-for kids aged 2-4 years. Every Saturday from 8.30 am at Saint Augustines School Mossman. Fun activities include jumping, running, crawling, co-ordination & balance and a little bit of hockey thrown in.

Cassowary Minis (5-7 years) at 8.30 am

Cassowary Juniors (8-16 years) from 9am

Bring the kids down to try these fun team activities, all equipment supplied. Call Greg for more information 0481086056

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.

Image / Douglas Hockey Association

Sunday 14 November 2021


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.

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 by Yahdoh from 12-3pm

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


PORT DOUGLAS / 8am-1.30pm

PALM COVE / 8am-2pm



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

MOUNT MOLLOY HOTEL / Sunday Roast Lamb Lunch 12-2pm

CAPE TRIB BEACH HOUSE / Sunday Roast 6-8pm


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

Help Mossman Community Centre help our community this Christmas.  We are calling for small gifts for not only children but men and women of all ages. Gifts are handed out on Christmas day at our Christmas Day lunch. We also welcome monetary donations so that we may shop for appropriate gifts for those age groups who may miss out on donated items.

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